James Mahler, DVM, has practiced veterinary medicine as the owner of Bay Animal Clinic for over thirty years. Dr. Mahler’s education includes a Bachelor of Science from Wayland Baptist College (now Wayland Baptist University) and a Master of Science in molecular biology from West Texas State University (now Texas A&M Western Campus). He pursued further post-graduate work in molecular genetics/biochemistry at the University of Tennessee, and worked as a researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the chemical carcinogenesis division before earning the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee in 1981. Dr. Mahler was hired as associate veterinarian at Bay Animal Clinic in July, 1981, assuming ownership of the veterinary practice in January of 1982.
Welcome, new-employee Tabatha Seager! No newcomer to working with animals, Tabitha worked as a volunteer for the Louisiana SPCA for 5 years before assuming her first full-time job in the field of veterinary medicine at Bay Animal Clinic. She lives with three dogs: 12 year-old Lucy and 7-year-old Payton and Stanley. Raised in Metairie, Tabitha graduated from Grace King High School and NOCCA - The Institute for Musical Theatre – she is a singer! As front office manager, she is making significant contributions to our bookkeeping systems. We are sure you will appreciate her assistance as well as her cheerful voice in answering the phone.
We would like to welcome Daniel Potts to the Bay Animal Clinic staff as a substitute veterinary assistant. When not working at the clinic, Daniel is employed in the lawn service industry in the Long Beach area. He also enjoys farming worms and has been an aspiring actor. We are sure you will appreciate his assistance, as well as his reassuring smile!