Meet Our Staff
We have a dedicated staff that will meet your every need. Most of the staff have been here 5-10 years and are highly experienced. This makes them ideal caretakers for all your pet's needs.
Dr. Charlie Lebel, DVM
Dr. Charlie Lebel is the full time doctor at Family Veterinary Practice. He graduated from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 2005. He completed externships at Washington Veterinary College for diagnostic imaging and soft tissue surgery. Additionally, he completed externships at the Veterinary Surgical Center with board certified surgeon, Dr. James Milton, for orthopedic surgery and Veterinary Eye Care with board certified opthalmologist, Dr. Susan Nelms, for opthamology. He also completed externships at Mississippi State for advanced dermatology, dentistry, and microscopic cytology.
Dr. Lebel lives in Bartlett with his wife, Camille, an English teacher with Shelby County Schools. Dr. Lebel is a big proponent of adoption and has a blended family of 4 children. He attends neighborhood church and is a member of Cooper mini-church. His hobbies include reading, fishing, and taking care of his goats and alpacas while puttering on his tractor.
"I love what I do. Everyday is a blessing because I meet great people who love their pets. Other doctors think I am over the top when I give my clients my cell phone number, but I am serious about being a doctor that can be reached in emergencies because that is important."
"I believe in the power of prayer, I constantly fret and pray over my patients in the hospital and always look forward to seeing how many prayer cards I have in my box."
Dr. Rachel Howell DVM
Dr. Rachel Howell is a full time doctor at Family Veterinary Practice. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2016. Dr. Howell has participated in clinical research studying acid suppressant therapy in dogs and was published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2015.
Dr. Howell lives in Bartlett with her two dogs, Lacie and Brinley, and her four kittens, Thomas, Bonnie, Zeppelin, and Spider. Dr. Howell grew up in a large, blended family that she loves spending time with whenever she can. She is a member of Bartlett United Methodist Church and also attends events at Hope Church in Memphis. Her hobbies include watching movies, wine tasting, and cheering on her Memphis Tigers and Grizzlies!
"I feel like I am living a dream every day that I get to come to work and do what I love. The incredible bond I get to witness between my clients and their pets amazes me every day, and I feel so blessed to be a part of their lives"