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Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialists | Phone: (225) 227-2967
3803 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Suite C Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Surgery
Dr. Jude Bordelon, MS, MBA
Diplomate, ACVS-SA


Dr. Jude T. Bordelon is a native of Louisiana, and an alumnus of LSU where he obtained both his undergraduate (’98) and Veterinary School (’02) degrees.



After graduation, Dr. Bordelon relocated to Stillwater, OK to complete a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oklahoma State University. He remained at Oklahoma State to complete a three-year residency program in small animal surgery. He did so while pursuing his Masters of Science degree. After successful completion of his residency, he remained at Oklahoma as an associate professor in small animal surgery for two years.


He later returned to Louisiana in 2008. Once back in his beloved home state he has worked in both private practice and academic environments. During these endeavors he also concurrently obtained his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina.



Dr. Bordelon has special interests in innovative techniques involving orthopedics, neurosurgery, wound healing, reconstruction surgical techniques, minimally invasive fracture management (MIPO), and other minimally invasive surgical techniques. He has authored book chapters and scientific articles as well. Dr. Bordelon has presented lectures and laboratories at many local, state, regional, and national meetings. He is also is active member in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Orthopedic Society, as well as a variety other societies and organizations.



Dr. Bordelon is extremely thankful to share his wonderful life with his amazing wife, son, and daughter. In his free time, Dr. Bordelon enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also loves following LSU and Louisiana sports teams at all levels.



Dr. Michelle Woodward, MS
Diplomate, ACVD


Dr. Michelle Woodward has lived and worked in Louisiana for 10 years following graduation from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Dr. Woodward completed a one-year internship in equine medicine and surgery at LSU. She then obtained a Master’s degree at LSU while finishing a 3-year dermatology residency. Since then, Dr. Woodward has worked in both academia and private practice in Louisiana.


Dr. Woodward has interests in allergies, immune-mediated diseases, otitis, and infectious diseases. She is experienced in the management of resistant bacterial infections, ear infections that recur, and itchy dogs and cats. She is also trained in the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In addition to lecturing at veterinary meetings and conferences, Dr. Woodward is also a published author of research studies and case reports in the field of veterinary dermatology.


Dr. Woodward loves working closely with her patients (and their people!) to improve their skin diseases and quality of life. In her free time, Michelle likes traveling and spending time with her husband, two children and dachshund.



Acupuncture
Dr. Erica Fontenot, CVA


Dr. Erica Lloyd Fontenot was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She attended high school at St. Joseph's Academy. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University and went on to earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2019. Dr. Erica also attended the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. She and her husband, Eric, have two dogs, Lucy and Penny, and a cat, Charlie. She is a member of the AVMA, LVMA, BRAVMA, and WATCVM/AATCVM. She has special interests in alternative medicine, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Erica is excited about starting her career in veterinary medicine at Sherwood South!






Neurology
Dr. Roy "Boogie" Yates
Residency trained in Neurology/Neurosurgery




Roy “Boogie” Yates, Jr. was born and raised in southeastern Louisiana on a show pig farm. Dr. Yates attended Louisiana State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2002, followed by St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine where he earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2008. As part of the curriculum, he matriculated at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine for a clinical year of experience. Following his graduation from veterinary school, he completed a yearlong internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana Veterinary Referral Center, in Mandeville, Louisiana, now known as MedVet Mandeville. Dr. Yates spent a year and half working in the emergency service at MedVet Mandeville and at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species (ACRES), before completing a three-year residency in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery at Metropolitan Veterinary Referral Group, in Akron, Ohio. Following his residency training, Dr. Yates and his wife worked in Scranton, PA for several years and immediately prior to joining Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialist, Dr. Yates was the Neurology and Neurosurgery Department representative for MedVet New Orleans and MedVet Mandeville.



Dr. Yates is an active advocate of continuing education for veterinary professionals and has lectured to veterinarians on a variety of neurology topics including the management of seizures, intervertebral disc disease, hydrocephalus, meningitis of unknown etiology, and head trauma. Dr. Yates is experienced in all aspects of small animal neurology/neurosurgery with particular interests in the management of seizures especially cluster seizures, meningitis, chiari-like malformation, syringomyelia, and intervertebral disc disease (IVDD).



When not treating patients, Dr. Yates enjoys a true country boy meets city girl relationship with his wife that has sustained many times of living up to 2500 miles apart. The household is commonly referred to as a “herd” of many species. When not spending time with his family, woodworking and anything Disney are other hobbies.




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