Meet Our Veterinarians
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 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 indiviual memberships with the follow organizations, with a goal of clinic accredidations: 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 Sullivan’s 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 Sullivan's 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.