Dr. Mikelonis has been a resident of Covington since 1980. He attended Louisiana Tech University for his undergraduate degree in Animal Science, then earned his veterinary degree from Louisiana State University. He has been in small animal practice since 1988. After veterinary school, Dr. Mikelonis joined the Air Force Reserve and flew both the A-10 and the F-16 over an eleven-year reserve career, which he says launched his enthusiasm for travel. His veterinary passion has always been surgery. After leaving the military in 2000, Dr. Mikelonis started migrating his practice more towards surgery, and in recent years mostly orthopedics.
Dr. Mikelonis and his wife Cherie, a teacher, enjoy downtime with stand up paddle boarding, travel, and horseback riding. He is also a recreational tree climber and Reviewer with Tree Climbers International.