Dr. David Meyer, Veterinarian/Owner
Dr. David Meyer is the owner of Vivian Animal Hospital. Dr. Meyer was born in Vivian, La, and as a young boy his family moved to Haughton, La. He is a high school graduate of Haughton High School and went on to graduate from Centenary College in 1978 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He then decided to follow his life’s dream of becoming a veterinarian. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science at Louisiana Tech University, then attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1987. Geaux Tigers!
After graduating, Dr. Meyer worked at Benton Animal Hospital before returning to Vivian and opening his own practice in 1988. He enjoys working on all animals, great and small. He met his wife, Leslie, at Louisiana Tech University. They have three wonderful children, Kristen, Matthew and Alecia, two grandsons and one granddaughter. In his spare time, Dr. Meyer enjoys training and field trialing his black labrador, Jake. Together they have achieved the status of Hunting Retriever Champion in 2015. Dr. Meyer also loves cheering on his LSU Tigers!
Dr. Alecia Foster, Veterinarian
Dr. Alecia Foster was born and raised in Vivian, La. She has always had a special love for animals and realized at a young age she would follow in her father’s footsteps and pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Foster attended Louisiana Tech University as an undergraduate majoring in Animal Science. During her undergraduate studies, she participated in many campus organizations, and was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She was accepted into Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 and graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.
After graduation, Dr. Foster began practicing at Benton Animal Hospital in Benton, La. In July 2018, she officially joined our practice as an associate veterinarian. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine. Dr. Foster has furthered her education and obtained her national certification from the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) where she can improve the quality of lives through an alternative therapy. Dr. Foster and her husband, Tylar, have two sons, Eli and Tylar James. In her spare time, she enjoys quality time with her family and two dogs (Rayne and Moto), attending church/bible studies, traveling, exercising, hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers, reading, and crafting.
Leslie, Practice Administrator
Leslie is the wife of Dr. David Meyer. Their relationship began while attending Louisiana Tech University where Dr. Meyer tutored her in accounting. That relationship grew and later led to their marriage in the summer of 1983. Together they have three children, Kristen, Matthew and Alecia. Throughout the years Leslie has helped at the clinic and also accompanied Dr. Meyer on his farm calls. She learned how to groom and for many years worked as the pet salon’s head groomer. Leslie is very talented and enjoyed passing on her talents by teaching others to groom as well. She retired from grooming to be a full-time ‘GiGi’ to their grandchildren – Eli, Scout, and Tylar James. However, you will see Leslie lending a helping hand on Saturdays where she loves greeting clients at the front desk. When not working or watching the grandchildren, she enjoys spoiling her yorkie, Gidget, but most of all, spending time with the love of her life, Dr. Meyer.