At Ruston Animal Clinic, we offer a wide range of pet care services to help keep your dog, cat, bird, reptile or exotic pet healthy throughout their entire life. From the time your pet becomes a part of your family, you can count on Ruston Animal Clinic to provide them with the caring veterinary services they deserve. Ruston Animal Clinic provides comprehensive health care services including preventative care such as vaccinations and flea control, to surgery, dentistry, radiology and more. Together we will keep your loved one happy and healthy.
Ruston Animal Clinic was founded in 1970 by Dr. Edwin Davis. Dr. Davis practiced for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2009. Currently Ruston Animal Clinic focuses on small animal medicine.
The clinic has undergone many additions in order to meet the changing needs of the community. Ruston Animal Clinic has a proud history of supporting Louisiana Tech University and being involved with community pet friendly activities.
Dr. Marion Sewell – Veterinarian and Owner
Dr. Marion Sewell is originally from upstate New York. After four years in the United States Marine Corps as an aviation ordnanceman, Dr. Sewell moved to Louisiana where she graduated Cum Laude from Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Sewell earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Following graduation she relocated to Ruston, Louisiana where she has been practicing at Ruston Animal Clinic since that time. In 2009 Dr. Sewell took ownership of the practice from original owner Dr. Edwin Davis. Dr. Sewell enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, friends and pets. Dr. Sewell is also very active in organized veterinary medicine and has been serving on the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine since 2013. At this time she holds the position of President Elect of the LVMA Board.
Dr. Julie Roane – Veterinarian
Dr. Julie Roane was born in Washington DC and grew up in the northern Virginia area. Her undergraduate studies were done at Colorado State University and she graduated with her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia in 1972. She has worked at practices in Georgia and Virginia and was a partner in a practice in Winchester, Virginia which she sold in 2002. In 2004 she moved to Ruston to be near family and built a home on land that was originally settled by her great grandfather. She has been “semi-retired” since, working part-time at Ruston Animal Clinic since 2005, first for Dr. Davis and continued after Dr. Sewell purchased the practice. She shares her home with seven dogs, 5 dachshunds and 2 papillons which she shows in performance events; 2 goats and 6 chickens.
Dr. Josh Franklin – Veterinarian
Dr. Josh Franklin is a native of the Choudrant/Ruston area graduating from Choudrant High School in 1991. Dr. Franklin completed his veterinary training at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine after attending Louisiana Tech University. He has an extremely diverse background in veterinary medicine that ranges from owning his own practice in Jonesboro, LA for 5 years to equine sports medicine and surgery to veterinary emergency/critical care medicine. He is married and has two sons and one extremely cute Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Katie Hoolan – Office Manager
Katie Hoolan is originally from Bernice, Louisiana. After earning her Bachelors of Applied Science with a concentration in Forest Wildlife Law Enforcement from Western New Mexico University, Katie joined the RAC team. She also completed the Ruston Lincoln Visitor’s Bureau and Chamber of Commerce Leadership class. She lives in Bernice with her family where she is a volunteer fire fighter and first responder with the Bernice Volunteer Fire Department. Katie is our office manager and enjoys communicating with clients about their pets health status and treatment plans. She likes to educate clients about medical conditions and diagnoses.
Kimberly Toney – Head Receptionist
Kimberly Toney is originally from Choudrant, Louisiana and resides in Ruston with her son and fur babies. She has been part of the Ruston Animal Clinic team since June 2008. Kimberly is the head receptionist and has a strong interest in pet nutrition. She enjoys educating our clients about the benefits of a good pet food diet.
Cheyenne Ferguson – Receptionist
Cheyenne Ferguson is the newest member of our team and works as a receptionist. Originally from Dayton, Ohio she left the retail industry to fulfill her desire to work with animals. Cheyenne enjoys her interaction with our clients and their pets.
Abigail Shepherd – Kennel Supervisor
Abigail is originally from Epps, Louisiana and she lives in Farmerville with her family and dog, Cowboy. Abigail enjoys coming to work so see all of her furry friends. She is responsible for our boarding facility and providing exceptional patient care.