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Karen Gant, DVM

When Dr. Karen Gant was nine years old, her family became the proud owners of an Australian Shepherd/English Shepherd mix puppy named Muffin. Karen went along to Muffin’s first vet visit and decided then and there on her future career. “Muffin lived to be 17 years old. She was alive when I graduated from vet school and achieved the goal that she inspired.”

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Dr. Gant has four cats (Roobee, Boogee, Shadow and Jade) and two dogs, Bear and Petie.


Pontotoc, MS

Why did you become a vet?

I became a veterinarian because I love animals and I love science and medicine. This is a lifetime learning career and I love that. There is never a dull moment.

What do you enjoy about your job?

Helping the pets as well as their people enjoy each other and have a good quality of life.


Mississippi State University 1997, years of experience in small animal, predominately feline

What do you love most about living in Memphis?

The food! And that I can live in the country but still have city advantages with a quick drive.

What secret talent do you wish that you had?

Play the saxophone for a jazz band.

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