Meet Our Team
Dr. Chris Sullivan
Raised in Winnsboro, Louisiana, Chris was always around animals. As a kid, he raised calves on the bottle and had many horses, dogs, and cats. His parents, Jim and Wilma Sullivan were owners of Sullivan’s Feed and Western Store in Winnsboro.
Building on his love of animals, Chris worked for Gowan Veterinary Clinic throughout high school. He graduated from Winnsboro High School in 1986 and married Dee Mulkey Sullivan (also from Winnsboro) on July 30, 1988.
Chris graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1991 with a degree in animal science. He graduated from LSU Veterinary School in 1994. Chris was awarded The Upjohn Award for Proficiency in Veterinary Clinical Medicine from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine on April 22, 1994, given to the student who has demonstrated outstanding diligence and proficiency in The Companion Animal Clinic.
Dr. Sullivan has individual memberships with the following organizations, with a goal of clinic accreditations: LVMA, NELVMA, AVMA, AAHA.
Why did Dr. Sullivan want to become a veterinarian? He says it’s simply because he loves animals. Not only does he love animals, but also he is deeply committed to his hometown of Winnsboro. Dr. Sullivan’s community involvement over the years has included:
- President of Winnsboro Dixie Baseball 2005-2009
- Vice President of Winnsboro Dixie Baseball 2000-2005
- Franklin Academy Board of Directors 1997-2017
- Citizens Progressive Bank Board of Directors 2007-present
- Coach in the Winnsboro Dixie Youth baseball league 1995-2015
- Coach of Franklin Academy Pee Wee Football 2004-2009
- Assistant Coach of Franklin Academy Baseball 2004-May 2009
- Head Coach of Franklin Academy Baseball 2010-2018
- Pee Wee basketball coach at Franklin Academy 2007-2010
The Sullivans have 6 children, ranging in age from 11 to 30, 2 grandsons, and 10 grand-dogs. It’s safe to say that they passed on their love of animals to their children. They enjoy LSU sports, RVing, and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Having adopted 2 of their children, they have a heart for adoption and for orphan ministry. The Sullivans encourage and support families who choose to adopt and foster children both nationally and internationally.
Pets are a given in the Sullivan household. Currently, they have 2 dogs, Lucy and Bo, 2 cats, William and Sebastian, and 2 horses, Cody Jack and Stunner.
Dr. Shawn Franklin
Dr. Franklin earned a BS in animal science from Louisiana Tech University and her DVM from LSU in 1985. She has been married to her husband, Bibb, for almost 23 years. All of their children wear fur coats and have 4 legs. Their cats are Chester, Lizzie Borden, Junior, and Itty Bitty Kitty. She enjoys riding her horses, JoJo and Sam, as well as deer hunting in her spare time.
Dr. Katie Moroni
Dr. Katie Moroni was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana Tech University as an undergraduate earning a degree in Animal Science. Dr. Moroni received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 2011. She has been with the Sullivan Veterinary Clinic family since her graduation. Dr. Moroni is a member of the AVMA, LVMA and NELVMA. While in veterinary school, she married her corn farmer husband Mark and had her daughter Hadlee. Her family also includes two dogs and a cat. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, reading and going to the beach.
My name is Carol Anne Marshall. I have been married for 28 years to Duane Marshall and we live in Crowville, Louisiana. We enjoy traveling and jet skiing, We have a very fiesty 14 year old Rat Terrier named Elle May. I have worked at Sullivan Veterinary Clinic since August 2016. I work as a receptionist and enjoy seeing the love that our clients have for their pets. Animals have a way of bringing out the best in everyone
My name is Erica McNease. I joined the SVC team in May 2019 as a receptionist at the Winnsboro office. I have a daughter, Julia, and a shi tzu, Beaux. I enjoy riding Motorcycles and swimming. I really love working at Sullivan Vet! Everyone here is like Family
My name is Brandi Hitt and I am a veterinary technician. I have worked at SVC for 19 years. I have been married to my wonderful husband Jeffrey Hitt for 17 years. We have 2 fur babies and they are our kids. They are Newt, 7 and Janie, 2 and are both chihuahuas. In my spare time I like to hang out with my family and friends. I love working at SVC because I never know what’s going to come through the door. I get to see something new every day!
My name is Anna Rhymes and I have been working at Sullivan Veterinary Clinic since October 2007. I have a Veterinary Assistant certificate from Ashworth University and have also studied veterinary technician coursework with Penn Foster. I have always loved animals and knew that one day I wanted to work with them.
I am married to Chris Rhymes & together we have 3 children. Our oldest child is Connor, a son, and we have identical twins girls named Aubree & Avery. Our children are all huge animal lovers. We have dogs, cats, horses, goats, and chickens. I am currently working as a Veterinary Technician, and I would say that my specialty is working with sending referrals and x-rays to LSU. I also fill in wherever I am needed. I enjoy my job to the fullest, but while not at work my hobbies include spending time with my family, hunting and fishing.
My name is Bethany Parks. I have worked for Sullivan Veterinary Clinic since August 2013. I am a veterinary technician. From a young age, I have had a deep love for animals, so when I was offered the job I was more than happy to accept the offer. I’m from small town Crowville, Louisiana. I have a very chunky Dachshund who was adopted from a shelter, a very spunky Boston terrier mix and a lovable cat who were both rescued as babies. One of my jobs around the clinic is to help place animals who are available for adoption to forever homes.
Considering all my personal animals are either rescued or from a shelter, I have a special place in my heart for the animals who are searching for a permanent home and I feel it’s my duty to help them out. My husbands name is Dakota Parks we share a very sassy little girl together named Kaylee Parks. Nothing would make me more proud as a parent than to see my daughter grow up and have the same love for animals that I have. While not at work my hobbies include spending time with my family and dogs, fishing, swimming, and riding four wheelers.
Large Animal Veterinary Technician
My name is Byron Hart. I have been a large animal vet tech for the past 16 years. Having been on a farm my whole life it’s definitely been a great place to work. I am married and have two sons and two grandchildren.
My name is Ginna Morris, I have worked on and off here at Sullivan Vet Clinic for going on 8 years. I love working here because I love working around animals. My bosses are excellent to work for and my co-workers are also wonderful to work with because they love animals as much as I do. I have a son named Dylan who is going to flight school to be an Ag Pilot, He also shares my love for animals.
When I’m not at work loving on all the sweet fur babies here I’m at home with my own horses, cows, pigs, goats cats, dogs, donkeys, chickens, turkeys and chinchilla. I often get in trouble for bringing home stray animals.
I was born and raised in this area and have been here pretty much my whole life so far. I first got into the veterinary industry just based on my love for animals and wanting to have a hand in helping them. Animals have always been my thing ever since I was little. I always wanted to work with animals and I’m so excited that I get a chance to do that. My favorite part about it is being able to help a sick or injured animal get back to a healthy state. Watching them get better day in and day out is something that I truly love.
Out of the clinic I own 7 dogs of my own.