Dr. Jocelyn Kemp was raised in South Florida. She received her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Florida. After college, she moved to Baton Rouge to attend veterinary school at Louisiana State University and received her DVM in May of 2007. Upon graduation, she moved to a rural East Texas town and practiced mixed animal medicine and surgery for 5 years. In October 2012, Dr. Kemp got married and moved to Texarkana and where she worked as a small animal veterinarian for 5 years.
In 2017, Dr. Kemp decided it was time to follow her dreams and open her own clinic. With the overwhelming support of her family, she opened Care Pet Clinic in May 2017.
Dr. Kemp enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine. She has a special interest in general and emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, pediatric care and dentistry. She enjoys the challenges of a busy practice and seeing a variety of cases. Dr. Kemp attends many hours of continuing education and is a member of several veterinary associations.
Dr. Kemp and her husband Spencer, have 2 children, Sterlyng and Serenity and a house full of dogs and cats which keep them busy. In her spare time, Dr. Kemp is an active member of Kiwanis. She also enjoys dancing, especially ballet, running 5Ks and staying active.
Rhonda Trim has been in the veterinary field for over 18 years. She has a passion for learning and loves to study and read about all aspects of veterinary medicine. She enjoys getting to know patients and the people connected with those patients.
Rhonda resides in Queen City, Texas and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren, 1 horse, 2 dogs, 1 cat and 12 chickens.
Rhonda's favorite quote is "Because I can!"
Sparks joined the clinic in 2018 and his official title is Chaos Coordinator. Sparks is our version
of a mountain lion weighing in around 14 pounds. He is also the inspiration for the black cat
painting in the lobby. Sparks is usually sleeping, but occasionally wakes up from his naps long
enough to slide a paw under the exam room door or rub himself against an unsuspecting dog in
the treatment room. The key to his heart is through catnip and treats and his favorite sound is
the opening of a can of food.
Born and raised in the greater Texarkana area, Ashley has always had a passion for animals. From wild to domestic, she has spent most of her adult life working with or around them. When she's not out making friends with the neighborhood strays or fostering the occasional opossum, you might find her enjoying a local art exhibit, playing with her 5 partially feral children or enjoying a day in the woods with her husband Timothy. She currently shares her home with not just with her husband and kids, but also two dogs, two cats, three parakeets and a very spoiled