Dr. Elizabeth Pritchett
has been serving the Longview animal community since 2018. Graduating from the University of Lafayette in 2009 with her undergraduate degree in Animal Science, she worked as a vet tech for several years before deciding to go back to graduate school. Juggling marriage, three kids and an hour long commute every day, she attended Louisiana State University’s veterinarian school, where she graduated in 2015.
Dr. Pritchett worked at Towne South Animal Hospital in Shreveport for several years before the opportunity to purchase Animal Health & Hospital (formerly Glaze Veterinary Clinic) in Longview arose in 2017.
She has since made a name for herself, treating exotic animals alongside traditional domestic pets, and by helping local beekeepers tend to the health of their hives.
A more recent passion of Dr. Pritchett’s is the non-profit she created, Vets Helping Vets.
Through her work, she is helping to reduce the stigma that both Veterinarians and Veterans face. Both groups have unusually high rates of mental health issues, depression and suicide. Through Dr. Pritchett’s organization, a fund has been created that allows Veterans to receive help paying for emergency care for their pets, which are often emotional support animals. Equally important, though, Dr. Pritchett has brought awareness to the plight of both groups and has opened up a dialogue that will hopefully help remove the shame many feel in needing mental health support.
If you’d like to donate to Vets Helping Vets or learn more, click here.