Sally Coco, DVM
DVM, Practice Owner
Dr. Sally Coco was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and raised in various places throughout Texas and Louisiana. When she was in the eighth grade, she decided to become a veterinarian. She started college at Nicholls State University through the early admissions program and then transferred to Louisiana State University where she studied pre-veterinary medicine as an undergraduate before gaining admission to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine as a member of the third official class of students. During school, she met her husband and partner Dr. Bert Coco, and they were married during their fourth year of veterinary school. She graduated in 1979 and became licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Louisiana and Texas. Upon graduating, the dream of opening a veterinary clinic came true after she and her husband renovated an old military barracks from Fort Polk and opened Westside Veterinary Clinic later that year. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association. In 1986, Dr. Sally was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sally has been very involved in the community through serving on the boards of the Beauregard Memorial Hospital and the Beauregard Christian Women’s Job Corps, supporting Dixie Youth softball, and mentoring numerous students studying to become veterinary technicians. She is an active member of First Baptist Church where she has served on numerous committees and taught Sunday school. The First Baptist Church preschool classes have visited the clinic annually since 1980 for children to see and learn about being a veterinarian and taking care of their own pets.
Dr. Sally brings her passion for surgery, client education, and preventative medicine to DeRidder and the surrounding areas.
She and her partner Dr. Bert have two daughters, Lindsay and Stephanie. They also have three pets—a mischievous terrier mix named Lizzy, who they adopted from the DeRidder City Pound in 2011, and two cats named Ifrus and Tallulah who were abandoned as kittens on the front porch of the clinic in 2008.