Visiting Specialists

Dr. Johnny D. Hoskins


NBV wild birdDr. Johnny D. Hoskins received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1968 from Oklahoma State University. He then received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Veterinary Pathology at Iowa State University. He is a Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, with specialties in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Small Animal Pediatrics and Geriatrics. He is Professor Emeritus at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He is an active member of American Veterinary Medical Association and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, to name a few. Dr. Hoskins currently provides a small animal internal medicine consultant service to practicing veterinarians throughout the world. A true leader in the diagnosis and treatment of health problems in dogs and cats of all ages.
Dr. Hoskins writes a regular news column for widely-read trade magazines on selected topics in small animal pediatrics and geriatrics. He is also a well-recognized national and international speaker on many clinical practice-related topics in small animal internal medicine for veterinarians and dog and cat fanciers. His talks on canine and feline pediatrics and geriatrics are unique– the animal is always the principle of his well-designed lectures.
Dr. John Parks, DVM ACVS

Board Certified Surgeon

Dr. John Parks, DVM ACVS Dr. Parks is a board certified surgeon; Diplomate in the College of Veterinary Surgeons. Since the beginning of his surgical career, he has been performing traditional soft tissue, thoracic, abdominal, orthopedic and neurological surgical procedures. In addition, he now offers endoscopic procedures, thoracoscopic, laparoscopic, cytoscopic and rhinoscopy.
In 2000, he opened his mobile surgical practice, Veterinary Surgical Services, a dream many years in the making. He enjoys travelling to veterinary hospitals across the tri-state area, working with their staff and bringing the availability of state-of-the-art surgical procedures to his clients.
Dr. Ellen Lindell, VMD


Dr. Ellen Lindell, VMD Dr. Lindell received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced general medicine and surgery for several years, then completed a residency in veterinary behavior through Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lindell is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. In addition to practicing behavioral medicine, Dr. Lindell enjoys lecturing and writing about animal behavior.