Dr. Gretchen Godbee is originally from Natchitoches, Louisiana. She attended the University of Texas in Austin and earned her Bachelor of Science in 1989 and her Master of Arts in 1991 in Communication Disorders. She worked in San Antonio for two years as a Speech Pathologist. From there, she moved to Alexandria, Louisiana and worked as a Speech Pathologist at St. Francis Cabrini Hospital for seven years before attending veterinary school. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She joined the Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic team in April of 2006. As a veterinarian, Dr. Gretchen's focus is small animal internal medicine, exotics, and pocket pets.
Dr. Gretchen’s pet family includes 3 dogs (Betty, Delilah, & Tess) and 2 cats, Tumbleturk and Mr. Dagnabit. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies (old and new-she really loves Turner Classic Movie Channel and Movies & Music on the Lawn), yoga, going to see live music, and spending time with her beasts.
Dr. Gretchen's favorite parts of working at Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic are, 'I love the pets and their people. We truly have a wonderful clientele at Azalea Lakes. I also love the variety of patients/species that we see and serve here. And of course, I love our staff, many of whom have worked here for several years, which really says something about Dr. Suzie and her practice.'