Dr. Lauren & Jonathan Charles (Spears)
Serving as the Southeastern Region Representative
Who We Are
Lauren graduated from Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. It was there that she became involved with Christian Veterinary Fellowship and got excited about short-term then long-term mission work. She practiced small animal medicine for four years before serving for three years in Bolivia with CVM in university ministry. There Lauren quickly went from being single to having a family of four, including her husband Jon, beautiful Bolivian daughter Angie, and their Bolivian Labrador Ruby. Since returning to the U.S. they’ve added two sweet sons, Isaiah and Paul, to their family as well.
Lauren's new family brought her back to Kentucky once again. From there she continues to serve with CVM as the Region Representative for the Southeast U.S. Traveling between seven states, and a number of universities and conferences, she works with veterinarians, students, technicians, and donors to facilitate the sharing of God's love through the veterinary profession.