Dr. Gordon Calahan
Gordon Lee Calahan was born in August 1956 in Ruston, Louisiana, but grew up in El Dorado, Arkansas. He graduated from El Dorado High School in 1974. He then did his undergraduate at Louisiana Tech where he received a Bachelor in Animal Science. After graduating from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981, he worked at Westside Animal Hospital for four years. Dr. Calahan established South Shreveport Animal Hospital in 1985.
Dr. Calahan often says, “For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to take care of animals.” He started working for a veterinarian while in high school and says that, “I have always felt that this occupation was my calling. I truly believe that this is what God wants me to do.” He has three daughters – Madison, Meredith and Maura. Dr. Calahan has a son named Blaine that is a graduate from Louisiana Tech and is currently attending dental school in New Orleans. At home he has two Boxers – “MAC” and “Abbie”. He also has three small dogs – “Copper” and “Macey” are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and “Chance” is a rat terrier that Dr. Calahan rescued during Hurricane Katrina. He also has a 400-gallon salt-water aquarium with many fish, marine plants and animals.
Dr. Calahan is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, and is currently on the board at Robinson’s Rescue. He also was a past president and member of both the Northwest Louisiana Veterinary Association and the local Animal Emergency Clinic.
Dr. Viki Panos
Dr. Panos began her career at SSAH in June 2007. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Dr. Panos practiced in Metairie, Louisiana with small animals before deciding to move back home to Shreveport. Her strong medical interest is in dermatology. She is very compassionate towards her patients and their families. She has a German shepherd mix named “Simone” and a cat named “Daisy”.