Dr. Bat Brantley


Marlon Bat Brantley, DVM- Dr. Bat was born and raised in Farmerville Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana Tech with a BS in Animal Science in 1978. He received his DVM from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. He practiced in Dubach Louisiana before purchasing Union Veterinary Clinic in 1985. Dr. Bat has interests in large animal medicine especially the equine patient. He is a member of American Association of Equine Practitioners and attends continuing education meetings several times a year. He is a trained equine dentist with the needed facility at Union Veterinary Clinic to safely treat your equine. He also travels 1000s of miles each year on farm calls to treat cattle and horses.

Dr. Mary Beth Brantley


Mary Beth Brantley, DVM – was born in New Orleans and reared in Union Parish. She graduated Valedictorian of her high school class in 1975, attended Louisiana Tech to receive her BS in animal science and received her DVM from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. She came to Union Veterinary Clinic in 1985 and lives with 3 horses and 12 dogs on 30 acres in Union Parish. Dr. Mary Beth works entirely on dogs and cats. She enjoys the day to day medicine and surgery cases as well as the unusual. With her nearly 30 years of experience she has seen a lot. She treats her patients with love and compassion and certainly enjoys the interaction with her clients.

Linda Robertson


My name is Linda Robertson my husband Todd and children Jennifer and Randall moved to Farmerville in july of 1988. I came to work for Union Veterinary Clinic in may of 1989. I have really enjoyed my job as receptionist and as an assistant when needed. I have met many people in and around Union Parish and other areas. I have 3 boston terriers, 1 rat terrier, 1 australian shepherd and 2 pit bulls who all get along perfectly.

Melissa Abernathy


Our technical staff is Melissa Abernathy. Melissa Abernathy came to work at Union Veterinary Clinic In march of 2001. Graduated from Farmerville High School in 1998. she has been married for 12 years to a great man Jeremy abernathy of Oak Grove Louisiana. They have 2 wonderful children Jeremiah and Trinity and live in the country with 30 chickens, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 goat. She loves working at Union Veterinary Clinic. She assist in the every day surgery, clean up after the animals in the kennel, and assist the doctor in the exam room and make sure that “the doctor never gets bitten”. She enjoys working with the animals and would not trade this job for anything.

Kennel Staff

Left to right: Ethan Ginn, Jennifer Cummings, Claudia Hayes, and Tyler Murray.

Kelly Nolan has been working at Union Veterinary Clinic for 2 1/2 years. She has 16 cats, 5 dogs, and 2 horses and loves working at Union Veterinary Clinic.

Amy Murray came to UVC in 2002. She graduated from West Monroe high school and attended college at ULM. She has been married to John Murray for 18 Years. She has 2 children, Blake Gates and Tyler Murray which is pictured. And 3 Grandchildren Luke, Bryson, and Addison. She and her family live in Marion with lots kitty cats. She really loves and takes care of them.