Ron Gilbert, DVM

Dr. Ron Gilbert DVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Ron Gilbert moved to Covington when he was 10 years old. He graduated from Covington High School and went on to attend Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He acquired a bachelor’s degree in zoology and then his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Dr. Gilbert practiced for one year and then purchased Dr. Joe Austin’s portion of Companion Animal Hospital. Dr. Ron has been in partnership with Dr. Karan Gillane ever since. Dr. Gilbert enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a special interest in orthopedics and dentistry. Dr. Gilbert has raised two sons, Christopher and Kevin, with his wife, Melinda, along with multiple cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, etc. He has been active in the community, serving as an assistant scoutmaster, a long-time member of the Hammond Rotary Club, serving as President from 1989-1990, and has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church, serving as both Moderator of the Board of Deacons and three terms as Clerk of Session. Dr. Ron is also a member of the Florida Parish Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and has served in an advisory role to the Hammond Humane Society. In his spare time, Dr. Gilbert enjoys gardening, golf, travel and playing with his grandchildren. (Though not necessarily in that order!)