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Emergency Veterinarians in Memphis: Laura Bahorich VMD

Laura Bahorich, VMD

Dr. Laura Bahorich is a Pittsburgh native.  She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dickinson College and completed her veterinary training at the University of Pennsylvania.  She moved to Memphis in 2011 to further her veterinary education through a small animal rotating internship at Memphis Veterinary Specialists. Following completion of her internship, Dr. Bahorich joined our team as a full-time veterinary emergency doctor. She enjoys working at all of our Memphis veterinary emergency locations, which include: MVS, PetMed, and the Animal Emergency Center.

Dr. Bahorich’s professional interests include cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid, blood product and transfusion administration, and anaphylaxis. She has lectured extensively on these topics to the local veterinary and non-veterinary communities.  She is also a board member at Spay Memphis, a local non-profit agency designed to reduce pet overpopulation and loss through responsible and cost-effective castration.

In her free time, Dr. Bahorich owns and operates a fitness center with her husband.  She welcomed a baby boy, Stanley James, in April 2018, and he is a perfect addition to her canine children: Beatrice, a border collie, and Satchmo, a Great Dane.

Emergency Veterinarians in Memphis: Dr. Susannah Mays

Susannah Mays, DVM

Dr. Susannah Mays is originally from Greenville, MS. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at Ole Miss in 2008 and then went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, she completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Memphis Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Mays was happy to stay on full-time as an emergency clinician for both MVS and PetMed Emergency Center. She loves the challenge and excitement of emergency medicine and enjoys helping both the patients and their owners through those stressful times. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Memphis and Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society.

Dr. Mays lives in Memphis with her husband, David; two yellow labs, Buck and Lady, and a cat named Paula Deen. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching TV, cooking, shopping, running and yoga.

Emergency Veterinarians in Memphis: Dr. Amy Walsh

Amy Walsh, DVM

Dr. Walsh has a degree in biology from the University of Southern Mississippi and earned her DVM from Mississippi State in 2005. Following a one-year internship in small animal medicine, surgery, and veterinary emergencies, she practiced in New Orleans for two years before moving to Memphis in 2008.

Dr. Walsh is a member of the AVMA, MSCVMA, and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS). Her professional interests include pain management, toxicology, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Dr. Walsh is certified in both basic and advanced life support by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

Outside the hospital, Dr. Walsh is an active member of the Junior League of Memphis and a Camp Good Grief volunteer. She shares her home with two dogs (Marigny and Tchefuncte) and a cat (Tchoupitoulas). In her spare time, she enjoys taking dance classes, cooking and baking, and painting.

Emergency Veterinarians in Memphis: Stephen Fox, DVM

Stephen Fox, DVM

Dr. Stephen Fox received his degree in biological sciences from North Carolina State University and went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). After graduation, he completed a one-year rotating internship at Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialists in Chesapeake, Virginia, a one-year surgical internship at MedVet in Dayton, Ohio, and a one-year surgical internship at the VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona. Dr. Fox’s professional interests include wound therapy, advanced wound management, and emergency surgery.

Dr. Fox’s four-legged family members consist of three dogs and two cats named Ace (Border Collie mix), Lexi (Australian cattle dog mix), Ryker (beagle/basset hound mix), Tess (domestic shorthair cat), and Fink (domestic shorthair cat).

When he’s not at work, you can usually find Dr. Fox working around the house, spending time with his son, or participating in an outdoor activity. He lives an active lifestyle and enjoys ultralight back-country backpacking, mountain biking, trail running, fishing, ultimate frisbee, and triathlons.

Emergency Veterinarians in Memphis: Laura Bahorich VMD

Laura Bahorich, VMD

Dr. Laura Bahorich is a Pittsburgh native.  She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dickinson College and completed her veterinary training at the University of Pennsylvania.  She moved to Memphis in 2011 to further her veterinary education through a small animal rotating internship at Memphis Veterinary Specialists. Following completion of her internship, Dr. Bahorich joined our team as a full-time veterinary emergency doctor. She enjoys working at all of our Memphis veterinary emergency locations, which include: MVS, PetMed, and the Animal Emergency Center.

Dr. Bahorich’s professional interests include cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid, blood product and transfusion administration, and anaphylaxis. She has lectured extensively on these topics to the local veterinary and non-veterinary communities.  She is also a board member at Spay Memphis, a local non-profit agency designed to reduce pet overpopulation and loss through responsible and cost-effective castration.

In her free time, Dr. Bahorich owns and operates a fitness center with her husband.  She welcomed a baby boy, Stanley James, in April 2018, and he is a perfect addition to her canine children: Beatrice, a border collie, and Satchmo, a Great Dane.

Emergency Veterinarians in Memphis: Dr. Susannah Mays

Susannah Mays, DVM

Dr. Susannah Mays is originally from Greenville, MS. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at Ole Miss in 2008 and then went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, she completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Memphis Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Mays was happy to stay on full-time as an emergency clinician for both MVS and PetMed Emergency Center. She loves the challenge and excitement of emergency medicine and enjoys helping both the patients and their owners through those stressful times. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Memphis and Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society.

Dr. Mays lives in Memphis with her husband, David; two yellow labs, Buck and Lady, and a cat named Paula Deen. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching TV, cooking, shopping, running and yoga.

Emergency Veterinarians in Memphis: Dr. Amy Walsh

Amy Walsh, DVM

Dr. Walsh has a degree in biology from the University of Southern Mississippi and earned her DVM from Mississippi State in 2005. Following a one-year internship in small animal medicine, surgery, and veterinary emergencies, she practiced in New Orleans for two years before moving to Memphis in 2008.

Dr. Walsh is a member of the AVMA, MSCVMA, and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS). Her professional interests include pain management, toxicology, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Dr. Walsh is certified in both basic and advanced life support by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

Outside the hospital, Dr. Walsh is an active member of the Junior League of Memphis and a Camp Good Grief volunteer. She shares her home with two dogs (Marigny and Tchefuncte) and a cat (Tchoupitoulas). In her spare time, she enjoys taking dance classes, cooking and baking, and painting.

Emergency Veterinarians in Memphis: Stephen Fox, DVM

Stephen Fox, DVM

Dr. Stephen Fox received his degree in biological sciences from North Carolina State University and went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). After graduation, he completed a one-year rotating internship at Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialists in Chesapeake, Virginia, a one-year surgical internship at MedVet in Dayton, Ohio, and a one-year surgical internship at the VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona. Dr. Fox’s professional interests include wound therapy, advanced wound management, and emergency surgery.

Dr. Fox’s four-legged family members consist of three dogs and two cats named Ace (Border Collie mix), Lexi (Australian cattle dog mix), Ryker (beagle/basset hound mix), Tess (domestic shorthair cat), and Fink (domestic shorthair cat).

When he’s not at work, you can usually find Dr. Fox working around the house, spending time with his son, or participating in an outdoor activity. He lives an active lifestyle and enjoys ultralight back-country backpacking, mountain biking, trail running, fishing, ultimate frisbee, and triathlons.

The years of our growing relationship of trust and your devoted care…and despite the initial bleak prognosis…our Beau has enjoyed a relatively healthy life, enriching our lives with his love and enthusiasm for living!

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