Dr. Angela Stephens
Dr. Angela has always had a love for animals. Her earliest memories on animals influencing her life are not only involving the menagerie of dogs, cats, fish, birds, and hamster house pets but also all the frogs, turtles and crawfish she could catch. A bit of a tomboy by nature Dr. Angela enjoys outdoor activities including swimming and hiking as well as sporting events, especially basketball.
She was raised in Claremore, Oklahoma and attended The University of Oklahoma which she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Zoology. While at OU Dr. Angela's parents moved to Aberdeen, MS to be closer to her extended family and return to their roots. Dr. Angela had the unique opportunity to apply to either Oklahoma State or Mississippi State for in state tuition vet school and chose to attend Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine so she could be closer to her family. Family is top priority to Dr. Angela! She is a mother to two children, Fiona and Nicholas. They share their home with 3 dogs (Bailey Cupcake, Lizzy Jo, and Blossom), one cat (Ruger Booger Baby Boy), and one guinea pig (Shine).
Regarding work experience Dr. Angela moved to the Gulf Coast area after graduation in 2004 and her first job was with Bienville Animal Medical Center. Dr. Angela was pivotal in opening the The Cat Center in Ocean Springs in 2007. The decision to leave Bienville and The Cat Care Center was an extremely difficult professional choice but one that was based on faith and conviction that other opportunities awaited. After exploring specializing in internal medicine Dr. Angela ultimately elected to start her amazing journey as a mother and part time traveling veterinarian. Since 2010 Dr. Angela has worked in over 30 practices from Mandeville, LA to Mobile, AL. She has practiced in a variety of settings including: referral practice, several emergency critical care practices, high volume larger multi-vet clinics, humane society or spay/neuter clinics, as well as many smaller individual companion animal practices. Now that her children are in school, she has the time to commit to starting her own practice and finally do things her way!!
The Veterinary Medical Clinic of Ocean Springs is Dr. Angela’s home away from home, her final child, her vision of blending her experiences into one small clinic with a lot of heart. It is the other family doctor for your furry friends.