care in

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Peter Feringa was born in New Orleans, LA, in 1961. He graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. He spent two years studying with Steve Ettinger, one of the country’s most premier cardiologists, in Los Angeles, CA. He owned Bay Animal Hospital in Manhattan Beach, CA, from 1993 – 2009. In 1988, he married Kara Garbo, who is from Lake Charles, LA. He has three children, triplets born July, 18, 1996 – Brett, Megan, and Ellen. Dr. Feringa loves all sports, especially turkey hunting, fishing, and spending time with his children. His interests include internal medicine, especially with ultrasound, soft tissue surgery, and behavioral medicine.

connerDr. Stephanie Conner  was born in Belle Chasse, LA.  She attended Archbishop Blenk High School, then Louisiana State University, majoring in Animal Science.  After marrying her husband, Ben, she graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.  The Conner family relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, where she worked at a busy, multi-doctor practice until her daughter, Landry, was born.  She moved back to the Northshore in 2010, where she now resides on a small horse farm outside of Franklinton.  Dr. Conner and her family have horses, goats, chickens, cats, and 2 dogs, Buster and Drogo.  Dr. Conner has been with Hillside Animal Clinic since December 2013.  She is very happy to be a part of the community and looks forward to getting to know many new faces (both people and pets)!  In her spare time, Dr. Conner is an avid LSU and Saints football fan and enjoys going to the games with her family.  She also spends a great deal of time trying to train her new puppy, Drogo!