Specialize in Caring
Poplar Springs Animal Hospital was founded in 1983 by Dr. Chip's Dad,
Dr. A.P. "Bill" Carney.
"One of the things that makes this practice special is our heritage," said Dr. Chip. "It gives me a finer appreciation of Meridian and its people — this is MY home and I have dedicated myself to being a true contributor to the community."
The staff agrees. Poplar Springs Animal Hospital often has the burden in today's world of finding abandoned or hurt pets on our doorstep. With no questions asked, we help. We also find homes.
Once a year, we hold a special "spay and neuter" clinic, offering deep discounts on the normal price we charge.
Each year, along with our sister company Animal Medical Supply, we sponsor the Krewe of Barkus at Meridian Mardi Gras, an event that raises money to help with strays and abandoned pets.
Dr. A.P. "Chip" Carney IV
"I grew up the son and great nephew of vets so I have always had a love for animals as long as I could remember," Dr. Carney said.
He shows that love by volunteering for many causes, especially the Humane Society's spay and neuter program for many years. He is pictured with his son, Aiden (photo taken a few years ago — Aiden is bigger now!).
Dr. Jennifer Lagendijk-Carney
Jennifer is a recent summa cum laude graduate with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State University and did her 4th Year Clinical Training at Auburn University. The Meridian native has a special interest in veterinary dermatology.
Dr. A.P. "Bill" Carney III
We lost our founder, mentor and all-around great veterinarian Dr. A.P. "Bill" Carney III in 2021 He was a giant among men in all ways — fierce, intelligent, loving and a champion of all animals. He has now been greeted by all of the critters across the rainbow bridge, thanking him for his years of expert, compassionate care. We will miss him.
Dr. Glenn May
Dr. Glenn May has been a vet for more than 50 years. This Auburn University-trained doc had his own practice in Philadelphia for 40 years until he retired. But apparently retirement didn’t suit. “I started doing relief work with various clinics, and just kept adding days!” You can find him and his years of expertise now at Poplar Spring Animal Hospital.
Dr. Earl Laird
Now your fur baby can have the best team of veterinarians for treatment as Poplar Springs Animal Hospital welcomes Dr. Earl Laird to our practice. Dr. Laird has many years of experience caring for all types of pets, from your pup to your kitty. Dr. Laird joins top doctors Chip Carney and Jennifer Cobb — plus the elder Dr. Carney and Dr. Glenn May — forming an expert vet team for your pet’s care.
Angela has spent more than 25 years in the vet business, starting at home because she had two long-haired pups and her Dad handed her some clippers and said "you can do it!" Originally from Indiana, Angela started as a vet tech, has been a groomer for a long time.
Robyn is probably the best receptionist any company could have and we are very glad to have her. She gets to know you and your pet and is very efficient. Robyn is the "Mother Teresa" of the stray cat world and can always be counted on for trying to find homes for cats in need.
Bailee is a Meridian girl who lived in Texas for many years, learning the trade with dogs big and small. She and her husband, Free (yes, that is his name), have returned to Meridian with their little girl Luna. Bailee specializes in all size dogs — and we are pleased to be offering BIG DOG grooming for the first time.