Since 1994, Glenn Thomas, DVM - Stephen King, DVM along with their professional staff have cared for many four-legged family members. Dr. King and Dr. Thomas were joined by Deanna Van Camp, DVM in 2017 and by James Yates, DVM in 2020. 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. He built Tupelo Small Animal Hospital in the summer and 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 also enjoys overseeing the day to day operations of the practice.
He presently has six dogs and three 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 ten 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, Orthopedic Surgery and Dentistry 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.
Deanna Van Camp, DVM
Dr. Van Camp grew up in rural Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Evansville in 2013 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She had externships with the Chicago Exotic Animal Hospital and the Fort Wayne Zoo in Indiana. She moved to Blue Springs with her husband, Matt and is excited to join the team at Tupelo Small Animal Hospital.
She shares her home with three dogs, two cats, and an assortment of reptiles and amphibians. She serves on the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society Board and sings in the choir at Harrisburg Baptist Church. In her spare time Dr. Van Camp and her husband enjoy hiking , kayaking, and working on their house. She is also an avid crafter especially quilting.
James Yates, DVM
Dr. James Yates is originally from Olive Branch, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi State University for his undergraduate education and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. His areas of veterinary interest include radiology specifically ultrasonography, soft tissue surgery, reproductive medicine, and all things brachycephalic (flat-faced animals).
Dr. Yates and his wife Sarah moved to Tupelo in April of 2020. They welcomed their daughter Olivia into the world in May of 2020 and share their home with an English Bulldog. As a die-hard Mississippi State fan, he enjoys all aspects of MSU athletics, especially football at Davis Wade. He is an avid player and fan of competitive card games such as Magic: the Gathering and volunteers his time as a tournament organizer and judge for the Pokémon trading card game. He also enjoys performing in musical and live theater, as well as playing guitar and bass guitar. He was most recently seen as Jud Fry in Mississippi State University’s production of “Oklahoma!”. Dr. Yates and his family look to become patrons of the Tupelo Community Theater and participate in other local theater events to come. Hail State!