Since 1994, Glenn Thomas, DVM - Stephen King, DVM along with their professional staff have cared for many four-legged family members. In 2013, Dr. King and Dr. Thomas were joined by Ryan Black, DVM. Tupelo Small Animal Hospital offers a friendly, home-like atmosphere, as well as prompt service. Because we know that not all friends get along all the time, we created separate waiting areas for cats and dogs, helping relieve stress on both the patient and client.
Glenn Thomas, DVM
Dr. Glenn Thomas is a native of Tupelo, MS. Born and raised there, he grew up with horses, cattle and other small animals he could raise. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Millsaps College. He then earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State Univerisity. Tupelo Small Animal Hospital was built in the fall of 1993 and with his partner Stephen King, they opened in January of 1994. His veterinary areas of interest are Pediatrics, Behavior, General Surgery and Oncology.
He presently has five dogs and numerous cats. Besides practicing small animal medicine, Dr. Thomas enjoys training retrievers, traveling, doing yard work and things with his hands. Spending time with his wife, Mary, and three children when possible is his favorite past time, especially at Pickwick Lake. He is an active church member at First Presbyterian in Tupelo, singing in the choir, serving on the session and participating in the Clean Water/medical mission to Guatemala for the last six years. He is also involved in supporting many different nonprofit philanthropies in Tupelo.
Stephen King, DVM
Dr. Stephen King grew up in Memphis and attended Memphis University School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1981 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He then practiced in Boone and Reidsville, North Carolina and then Memphis before moving to Tupelo in 1993 where Glenn Thomas & he opened Tupelo Small Animal Hospital in January 1994. Internal Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery are Dr. King's areas of interest in addition to Practice Management.
He is an avid cyclist and he continues to enjoy camping, backpacking, and taking day hikes with his dogs. His community involvement has included being on the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society Board, a Scoutmaster, and the Senior Warden at his church. He has also been the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association Northern District Representative, served on the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Medicine Advisory Board, was on the Veterinary Medical Technology Program Advisory Board, and is presently Chairman of the MVMA Program Committee. He and his wife, Mary Howard, have three children, three dogs, and numerous cats.
Ryan Black, DVM
Position: Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Black was born in Grenada, MS, and grew up in Tupelo, MS. His interests in animal care started at a young age by keeping any and all kinds of pets. During high school, he began working in the kennels at Tupelo Small Animal Hospital before becoming a veterinary assistant in the clinic, where his interests in veterinary medicine strengthened. He received his B.S. in Animal Science from The Ohio State University before graduating with a D.V.M. from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While attending MSU-CVM he served as the president of the Alpha Psi Veterinary Fraternity, and gained a strong interest in orthopedics. His outside interests include spending time with his wife, Mary Ward, and pets, as well as fishing, golfing, weight lifting, and maintaining aquaria.