Dr. Hayes grew up in Baker, Louisiana and graduated high school from Silliman Institute in Clinton. He attended Louisiana State University for his undergraduate studies before being accepted into the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Dr. Hayes graduated from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2009 with a mixed animal concentration and began working in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas as a relief veterinarian. During this time he worked primarily as a small animal practitioner, however he was able to work along side several mixed animal practitioners gaining experience in large animal medicine and surgery. In January of 2011, Dr. Hayes joined the Jefferson Animal Hospital in Baton Rouge as an associate small animal veterinarian where he practiced until November of 2016 before pursuing practice ownership. Dr. Hayes and his wife, Katy, opened Simply Southern Animal Hospital in May of 2017. Dr. Hayes is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, and the Baton Rouge Area Veterinary Medical Association. He has special interests in veterinary dentistry, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and diagnostic imaging. Dr. Hayes is a member of Plains Presbyterian Church in Zachary, Louisiana, along with his wife Katy. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, the great outdoors, wildlife photography, traveling, and sports. Dr. Hayes and Katy have two critters of their own – a chocolate lab named Ruger and a yellow lab named Copper.
Katy grew up in Clinton, Louisiana and graduated high school from Silliman Institute. She attended Louisiana State University, graduating with a degree is Business Management in 2008. After graduation Katy returned to her alma mater, Silliman Institute, as a high school business/computer teacher for a year and a half before becoming their Business Manager for six years. In May 2017, along side her husband Dr. Christopher Hayes they opened Simply Southern Animal Hospital. Katy is a member of Plains Presbyterian Church in Zachary, Louisiana, along with her husband Chris. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Katy and Chris love their two fur babies -- Ruger and Copper!