Meet Our Doctors


Dr. Laura Cauthen


Laura Cauthen, DVM is the owner and founder of Animal Medical Center of Tyler. A Mount Vernon, Texas native, Dr. Cauthen received her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M–Commerce. She went on to complete her DVM degree at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She spent 3 years acting as Chief of Staff in a Tyler area veterinary practice before she founded Animal Medical Center of Tyler in 2011.

Dr. Cauthen and her staff are committed to offering only the highest quality veterinary care. She has a special interest in oncology, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology. Dr. Cauthen enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, especially forming lifelong relationships with clients and their pets.

Dr. Cauthen has been married to her husband Jason for 14 years and have four children: Journey age 11, Lillie age 7, Luke age 5, and Beau age 4. Dr. Cauthen and her family are also also members of Dayspring United Methodist Church. When not at work, Dr. Cauthen is an avid tennis player and enjoys spending time with her extended family.

She is a member of several veterinary organizations including the East Texas Veterinary Medical Association (ETVMA) and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA).



Dr. Cathy Cooper

Associate Veterinarian

Cathy Cooper received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and began her veterinary career in New Castle, DE in 2007. In December of 2010, Dr. Cooper moved to Tyler, Texas to be closer to her family and began practicing at a local veterinary hospital, where she met and worked with Dr. Cauthen. Over the past several years, Dr. Cooper has been working as the lead doctor until she had the opportunity to come join the team at Animal Medical Center of Tyler. Dr. Cooper enjoys getting to know and bond with clients and their pets and all aspects of veterinary medicine. When not working, Dr. Cooper likes spending time with family, especially niece and nephews and friends, reading, watching movies, and enjoying the outdoors.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Cauthen is the most skilled, knowledgeable, and compassionate veterinarian I've ever seen. I drive from Dallas just so I'm confident my dogs are in the best care possible."
    Josh Kale
  • "Professional, knowledgeable, honest, and compassionate. I’m so glad I found Dr. Cauthen and Dr. Cooper to help me give my Shih Tzu, Scooter, the best last years of his life. I would recommend these vets to any who ask."
    Allison Mosley
  • "My dog is getting older and recently had a seizure. I was very pleased with the care and concern of the staff. I have tried several other vets in this area. I live in Bullard it’s a little further to go to this vet but I believe it’s worth it."
    Cherie Alaniz
  • "I literally Googled Vets in Tyler, TX several years ago. I hit this one and soooooo happy I did! This team is loving, knowledgeable and kind. They’re my forever vet clinic!"
    Aprille Torkelson
  • "Open Saturday! Everyone there was very friendly. They fit me in last minute. My cats even seemed to like it there!! They were able to roam around the room, look out the window, etc. Great place."
    Lauren Miller
  • "These ladies are the best. Every time I bring my dogs in I can see that they truly love and care for my pups. From grooming to check-ups they handle it all, I don't take my dogs anywhere else. I moved an hour and thirty minutes away and still make the drive."
    Megan Messer
  • "We have been using Animal Medical Center for several years now and love it. The staff is always friendly and helpful, and Dr. Cauthen is thorough and compassionate and takes the time to listen to your concerns. I would recommend Animal Medical Center to anyone."
    Sarah T.

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