Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.
Dr. Jacob Hable, DVMVeterinarian
Veterinary medicine is woven intrinsically into Dr. Jacob Hable’s personality. Some play sports, some study mathematics, some practice instruments—Dr. Hable helps animals to live happier, healthier, and longer lives. It’s what he’s always loved, and he couldn’t be happier to continue helping pets and their owners as an Associate Veterinarian with the Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital team.
Dr. Hable is originally from Start, Louisiana, and was still in high school when he landed his first job at a veterinary hospital in Rayville. Next, he attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston to earn his Bachelor’s degree in animal science. Dr. Hable moved to the Caribbean to attend St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of Grenada in the West Indies, then completed his final clinical year at Mississippi State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduating as a licensed veterinarian, Dr. Hable launched his veterinary career in Bossier City here at Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital and hasn’t looked back since.
As a vet, Dr. Hable’s favorite part of the job is building relationships with his patients and their loving owners. Medically, he’s fond of internal medicine cases and pathology work. Better understanding disease and illness means he can take faster and more effective steps to resolve problems!
Dr. Hable’s interests outside of animal care include video and board games, reading sci-fi and fantasy books, listening to music, relaxing with a good movie, and cooking. He lives with his roommate, Dakota, and Dakota’s two munchkin cats, Sippy and Gigi.
Dr. James Meier, DVMPractice Owner, Veterinarian
On a weekend camping trip at his family’s lake house, six-year old Dr. James Meier decided that he would one day become a veterinarian. The family dog, Splash, was let out to use the bathroom at night and got into a fight with another dog—he suffered severe wounds to his face, and the family feared the worst. They rushed Splash to Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital to see Dr. Gary Dupree, the clinic’s former owner. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Dupree, Splash made a full recovery, and Dr. Meier resolved right then and there that he wanted to help others’ pets in the same way. As fate would have it, he would end up working at the clinic and has now taken over upon Dr. Dupree’s retirements as the Owner and Chief Veterinarian!
Dr. Meier is a Bossier City native and grew up just around the corner from the hospital. He earned his animal science degree with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, and then moved to the Caribbean island of Grenada to attend St. George’s University. After completing three years of veterinary schooling there, Dr. Meier moved back to his home state to complete his clinical year of training at Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge. He passed his national and state board exams, graduated in June of 2013, and moved back to Bossier City to begin working here at Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital. The rest is history!
Medically, Dr. Meier is fond of complex internal medicine cases and putting together the puzzle pieces to form a complete picture of a patient’s health needs. He’s also fond of fixing up dirty mouths via great dental cleanings. Most of all, Dr. Meier enjoys seeing happy, healthy pets reunited with their loving owners after he and his team work their magic.
Dr. Meier’s interests outside of work include cheering on the Shreveport Mudbugs hockey team and going hunting, fishing, and camping in the great outdoors. He also loves to spend quality time with his family and pets at home. Dr. Meier and his wife, Amanda—Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital’s very own Practice Manager!—have two wonderful sons named Grayson and Sutton, and they also have two dogs: Reagan, a Rottweiler/German Shepherd/Coonhound/Stafforshire Terrier cross who was adopted during Dr. Meier’s time in Grenada; and a spunky Miniature Schnauzer named Quinn.