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Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Fur Baby’s Veterinary Hospital in Biloxi, MS! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (228) 967-7709 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Veterinarian

Dr. Alice Xenachis, DVM, CVA, CFT

Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Veterinary Food Therapy through the Chi Institute.

I was born in Romania and fled the communist regime with my family when I was 5 years old. My parents were human doctors and redid their training to be able to practice medicine in the US. I received my bachelors in Biology and Psychology at Rutgers University in NJ. I completed veterinary school at Western University in Southern California. I went on to complete a rotating internship in Surgery and Medicine at VCA referral hospitals in Connecticut. I am certified in Veterinary Acupuncture, Food and Herbal Therapy through the Chi Institute in Florida. I have worked over a decade at different specialty, emergency and referral hospitals around the US. I enjoy emergency medicine, internal medicine and alternative medicine.
My husband, Dr Jason and I started Fur Baby’s Vet Hospital with the goal to provide high quality veterinary medicine at an affordable price for the animals of the gulf coast. We love to help the underdog and have accumulated many pets that we care for. We have a very caring, loving staff that we are very proud of. We have met many wonderful pets and clients on the gulf coast. We hope to help your pets live happy and healthy lives!

Veterinarian

Dr. Jason Gulas

I am a 2011 graduate from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine. I have practiced in many states including Montana where we were the only practice for about 100 miles in any direction. This allowed me to see all sorts of pets and farm animals. I was a large animal practitioner in Pennsylvania where I primarily saw farm animals. My wife, Alice Xenachis DVM and I moved to Saucier MS in 2014 with our 3 dogs and 3 cats (at that time). We both practiced on the coast for about 5 years before purchasing an old air conditioning building, and with the help of my family converted it into Fur Baby’s Veterinary Hospital. It has been an amazing journey from our Grand Opening in 2019. I wish I could say it’s been all fuzzy puppies and cute kittens, there have been good times and bad times, but mostly good times. We have seen some very interesting cases and saved countless animals and have acquired about 20 dogs and 6 cats. Some of which are still looking for a furever home. Of all the different aspects of veterinary medicine, I enjoy surgery the most. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and in an odd sort of way, there is a certain amount of art/ creativity involved with every surgery. I look forward to meeting you and your furbaby!
Veterinary Technician

Shelbi Pecarrere

Shelbi Pecarrere is a dedicated veterinary technician who has been making a significant impact in the field since 2018. Born with a deep love for animals, Shelbi followed her passion and pursued a career in veterinary medicine to make a difference in the lives of both pets and their owners.

From a young age, Shelbi demonstrated a natural affinity for animals and their well-being. She recognized the importance of their health and happiness and dedicated herself to becoming a veterinary technician.

Shelbi's professional career has been characterized by her unwavering commitment to providing excellent care for animals. As the lead veterinary technician at Fur Baby's Veterinary Hospital, she plays a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of the clinic. Her role involves assisting veterinarians during examinations, surgeries, and various procedures, ensuring the smooth and efficient functioning of the hospital.

One of Shelbi's favorite aspects of being a veterinary technician is the opportunity to learn something new every day. She thrives on staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine, constantly expanding her knowledge and skill set. This dedication to continuous learning ensures that she remains at the forefront of her profession, delivering the highest level of care to the animal patients she serves.

Shelbi's passion for her work extends beyond her professional responsibilities. She is a proud pet owner herself and shares her life with three beloved cats named Flapjack, Maple, and Toast. Through her personal experiences, Shelbi understands the deep bond that exists between pets and their owners. This understanding, coupled with her technical expertise, allows her to provide compassionate and empathetic care to both animals and their human companions.

Shelbi's favorite surgery to assist in is a cesarean. She finds great fulfillment in helping to bring new life into the world and ensuring the well-being of both mother and offspring. Her expertise in this field has earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues and has solidified her reputation as a talented and compassionate veterinary technician.

Outside of her work, Shelbi enjoys spending time in nature, next to their pool, and exploring the great outdoors. She believes that immersing herself in nature allows her to recharge and maintain a balanced perspective, ultimately benefiting her work and personal life.

With her unwavering dedication, deep knowledge, and genuine love for animals, Shelbi Pecarrere continues to make a lasting impact in the field of veterinary medicine. Her commitment to providing exceptional care and her passion for learning serve as an inspiration to aspiring veterinary technicians and an assurance to pet owners that their furry friends are in capable and caring hands.

Veterinary Technician

Shelby Ross

Hello, I'm Shelby Ross, a passionate veterinary professional dedicated to the well-being and care of animals. With a degree in Animal and Dairy Science from Mississippi State University, obtained in 2019, I have acquired a strong foundation in the field of veterinary medicine.

Currently, I am proud to be a part of the team at Fur Baby's Veterinary Hospital, where I apply my knowledge and skills in both general practice and emergency medicine. Working in these fast-paced environments has allowed me to gain valuable experience and develop a deep understanding of the diverse needs of animals under various circumstances.

During my time at Mississippi State University, I actively pursued my passion for animal welfare and volunteered at the Golden Triangle Horse Rescue. This experience further solidified my commitment to advocating for and caring for animals in need.

With every day that passes, my determination to become a veterinarian grows stronger. I aspire to enhance my skills and knowledge, working towards a future where I can make a lasting impact on the lives of animals and their owners. Through compassion, expertise, and dedication, I hope to contribute to the advancement of veterinary medicine and provide exceptional care to all creatures, great and small.

Outside of my professional pursuits, I enjoy spending time with my own pets, being outdoors, and engaging in activities that allow me to foster my love for animals.

I am excited about the journey ahead and the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of animals. Together, let's create a world where every furry friend receives the care and attention they deserve.

Veterinary Technician

Thomas Ross

Thomas Ross is a passionate individual with a diverse background and a deep love for animals. After his education in Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University, Thomas made a bold career shift and pursued his true calling as a vet tech. With his strong affinity for animals, Thomas found immense joy and fulfillment in working closely with them.

Thomas's journey into the world of veterinary medicine has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of animal care and welfare. His experiences as a vet tech have given him valuable insights into providing compassionate and quality healthcare to furry companions. He particularly enjoys spending time with dogs and has a natural talent for connecting with them.

Driven by his passion for dogs, Thomas aspires to become a dog trainer. He believes in the power of positive reinforcement and building strong relationships with our four-legged friends. With his patient and compassionate approach, Thomas aims to help dogs and their owners establish harmonious and fulfilling connections.

With his diverse background in engineering and veterinary medicine, coupled with his genuine love for animals, Thomas is a dedicated professional ready to make a difference in the world of veterinary medicine. He is determined to create a lasting impact on the lives of animals and their human companions, one fur baby at a time.

Groomer

Maria

I’m Maria, and I have been grooming dogs professionally for 12 years. My love of Animals started early coming from a family of dog groomers.

I have been around dogs my entire life. Dog grooming isn’t just a job, but a major passion of mine, making the dogs feel and look good makes everyone happy, including our customers.

Abbie

Receptionist

Dyla