Meet Our Emergency Team

Laura Bahorich, VMD

Dr. Laura Bahorich grew up in Pittsburgh and attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where she studied chemistry. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine before beginning her rotating internship with MVS. Since completion of her internship in 2012, Dr. Bahorich joined our staff as a full-time emergency doctor.

Dr. Bahorich previously worked in Knoxville studying Lone Star tick populations and ehrlichiosis prevention in Eastern Tennessee. She has also investigated the presence of specific antibiotic resistance genes in canine skin infections. Currently, she is a board member at Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services, a local non-profit agency designed to reduce pet overpopulation and loss through cost-effective castration.

In her free time, Dr. Bahorich enjoys fitness activities, traveling, cooking shows, and supporting the Pittsburgh Penguins from down South. She lives with her husband, Matthew, and their two dogs: Beatrice, a border collie, and Satchmo, a Great Dane.

Trisha Cason, DVM

Dr. Cason grew up in central Arkansas and attended the University of Central Arkansas on a full music scholarship, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in biology in 2006. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in South Florida.

During her internship, Dr. Cason developed a love for cardiology and emergency medicine. After spending two years at a specialty referral practice in Northeast Pennsylvania as an emergency clinician, she moved closer to home and joined the MVS team in 2013 as a daytime emergency veterinarian (hospitalist).

Dr. Cason is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. When not at work, she loves spending time outdoors, traveling, supporting the LSU Tigers, and spending time with her husband and terrier dog, Max.

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; a Yorkie named Oscar; 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.

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 emergency, 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 two cats (Tipitina and Tchoupitoulas). In her spare time, she enjoys taking dance classes, cooking and baking, and painting.

Laura Bahorich, VMD

Dr. Laura Bahorich grew up in Pittsburgh and attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where she studied chemistry. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine before beginning her rotating internship with MVS. Since completion of her internship in 2012, Dr. Bahorich joined our staff as a full-time emergency doctor.

Dr. Bahorich previously worked in Knoxville studying Lone Star tick populations and ehrlichiosis prevention in Eastern Tennessee. She has also investigated the presence of specific antibiotic resistance genes in canine skin infections. Currently, she is a board member at Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services, a local non-profit agency designed to reduce pet overpopulation and loss through cost-effective castration.

In her free time, Dr. Bahorich enjoys fitness activities, traveling, cooking shows, and supporting the Pittsburgh Penguins from down South. She lives with her husband, Matthew, and their two dogs: Beatrice, a border collie, and Satchmo, a Great Dane.

Trisha Cason, DVM

Dr. Cason grew up in central Arkansas and attended the University of Central Arkansas on a full music scholarship, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in biology in 2006. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in South Florida.

During her internship, Dr. Cason developed a love for cardiology and emergency medicine. After spending two years at a specialty referral practice in Northeast Pennsylvania as an emergency clinician, she moved closer to home and joined the MVS team in 2013 as a daytime emergency veterinarian (hospitalist).

Dr. Cason is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. When not at work, she loves spending time outdoors, traveling, supporting the LSU Tigers, and spending time with her husband and terrier dog, Max.

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; a Yorkie named Oscar; 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.

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 emergency, 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 two cats (Tipitina and Tchoupitoulas). In her spare time, she enjoys taking dance classes, cooking and baking, and painting.

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!