Dr. Kimberly DeLaughter received her Bachelor of Science degree -- as a Razorback -- at the University of Arkansas in 1986.
She then became an LSU Tiger fan while getting her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1990. At LSU, she was blessed to have helped care for the baby Bengal tiger called 'Mike the Tiger' in 1989. Following graduation, she got married and practiced for 20 years in the Orlando and Pensacola areas of Florida. After several hurricanes and one oil spill later, her family packed up and left the Sunshine State of Florida for the next adventure in the big state of Texas. In 2011, Dr. DeLaughter joined Southlake Animal Hospital (SAH). Her area of interest is limited to the practice of Small Animal Medicine for cats and dogs. However, she enjoys learning about the multiple species of creatures that come through the doors of SAH every day.
When Dr. DeLaughter is not practicing medicine, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two daughters. In the mix, are several cats and dogs, while occasionally raising orphan baby birds, squirrels, cottontail rabbits, as well as a Rooster named Philip. She says, “They all have made sure life stays interesting.” When time permits Dr. DeLaughter enjoys gardening, reading, swimming, football, baseball games and worship at Gateway Church.