Meet the Veterinarians at Sullivan Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Chris Sullivan

Dr. Chris Sullivan, DVM

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 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.

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. Today, Dr. Sullivan’s community involvement includes the following:

  • President of Winnsboro Dixie Baseball 2005-2009
  • Vice President of Winnsboro Dixie Baseball 2000-2005
  • Franklin Academy Board of Directors 1997-present
  • Citizens Progressive Bank Board of Directors 2007-present
  • Coach in the Winnsboro Dixie Youth baseball league 1995-present
  • 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-present
  • Pee Wee basketball coach at Franklin Academy 2007-2010

The Sullivan’s children are Christopher, a sophomore at Mississippi College; teenagers Ryan, Kyle, and Michael; and elementary student Mary Beth. All the Sullivan children have attended Franklin Academy in Winnsboro.

Pets are a given in the Sullivan household. Currently they include Gracie, a mini schnauzer; Nala, a Siberian husky; Belle, a chocolate lab; cats Prince, Snowball, Stripes, and Calico Woman, who live outside and hunt mice and snakes; and Dirtclod, a miniature horse.

Dr. Shawn Franklin

Dr. Shawn Franklin, DVM

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. William Guidry

Dr. William Guidry, DVM

Dr. Guidry was born in Lafayette, and raised in nearby Sunset, Louisiana. He attended high school at the Episcopal School of Acadiana in Cade, Louisiana, graduating in 1999. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2004. Similar to his father, a Medical Doctor, and his sister, a Registered Nurse, William has always been interested in science and medicine. After a few years of working in Oil & Gas records research in many of the Parish Courthouses around the state, he returned to his studies to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine.

He attended the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in May, 2012. His major area of concentration while attending veterinary school was companion (small) animal medicine. While attending LSU SVM, he also gained some experience in exotic and equine medicine.

In his spare time, Dr. Guidry enjoys camping, canoeing, and reading. He moved to Winnsboro with his Terrier mix, Fen, to join the team at Sullivan Veterinary Clinic in October 2012.

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Convenient veterinary prescriptions, refills from our full-service pharmacy, and a variety of payment options—Sullivan Veterinary Clinic has pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of every large or small animal owner. Learn more about accessing our veterinary pharmacy.

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Visit our Pet Gallery to view photos of happy, healthy Sullivan patients. Add your favorite animal companion to our Picture Gallery, and check out the Pet of the Month for a profile of a special Sullivan pet.

“Thank you all - Dr. Sullivan, Dr. Franklin, and Dr. Kellie, of course, and to all the wonderful staff and helpers at Sullivan Vet Clinic. I stay with the nice, caring, and loving folks when my mama is away from home. Love, Birdie Batey.”~ submitted by a frequent Sullivan feline boarder