Dr. Gordon Calahan
DVM, Practice Owner
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 completed his undergraduate studies at Louisiana Tech University where he received a Bachelor of Science 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 then 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 including two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Copper and Macey, and a rat terrier named Chance 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 he 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.