Picayune, MS Veterinarians

Pearl River County's Dedicated Veterinary Team

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Blythe Odom, DVM, Owner

Dr. Blythe Odom first decided to become a veterinarian when she was six. She grew up on a family farm in Poplarville, Mississippi, and was involved in the care, raising and showing of her family's horses, cattle, sheep and goats. She also helped care for her family's dogs and cats, thus giving her a strong foundation to build her veterinary career on.

Before college, Dr. Odom worked with a local mobile veterinarian for several years. She attended Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.

A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Odom's professional interests lie in both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. "I really love the challenges that orthopedic surgeries provide," she says. Dr. Odom has been a member of the veterinary staff at Picayune Veterinary Clinic since 2012. She purchased the clinic in 2014.

At home on her family farm, Dr. Odom has a cat named Catniss; four dogs named Tommy, Nick, Otis and Daisy; as well as horses, cattle and sheep. She enjoys spending free time with her horses and her pup.

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Heath Stroupe, DVM

Dr. Heath Stroupe joined the veterinary team at Picayune Veterinary Clinic in July of 2015. At just four, Dr. Stroupe knew he wanted to become a veterinarian. It probably helped that he grew up on a dairy farm surrounded by cows, horses, pigs, goats, dogs, cats and chickens. At 15, his grandmother encouraged and helped him secure his first job with a local veterinarian. Dr. Stroupe has been working with animals ever since.

Originally from Ripley, Mississippi, Dr. Stroupe attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and Mississippi State University as an undergraduate. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal and Dairy Science in 1994. Dr. Stroupe attended Mississippi State University and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and is professionally interested in soft-tissue surgery.

Dr. Stroupe lives on a farm with a number of horses and cows. In his free time, he enjoys fishing and spending time with family, especially with his two grandsons, Tucker and Wyatt.

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