Our Team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

Reception

Elisha

Elisha - Front Office Manager

Lisa is married to David and they have 2 daughters. Their family pets are Lola, a Chinese Pug, and her cat “Bubbie” (Ozzie). Lisa spends all of her free time enjoying the company of her husband and their girls. She has been a staff member with us since 1992.

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Amy

Amy is a Sulphur native and is married to Rusty. They have 4 cats (Zorro, Fox, Jelly Bean, and Olive). They also have an elderly Bassett hound mix named Bella. She is a 2003 graduate of LA Tech University with a B.S. in Animal Science (Pre-Vet Medicine). She has been in a variety of veterinary support staff jobs since 2001 from kennel to veterinary assistant and has a special touch with cats. Amy has been at UAC since May 2012 and does both reception and assisting the vets to keep current with her technician skills. In her free time she enjoys TV crime dramas and comedies, reading, playing video games, swimming, and gardening with her husband. She also loves spending time at her mom’s small farm in Carlyss with mini horses.

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Joni

Joni is a Sulphur native and is married to Carl. They have 2 kids, Kenzie and Xavier, and 1 ragdoll cat Sophie. She is an excellent cook and loves to coach softball.

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Kennedy

Kennedy is a student at MSU where she majors in English and aspires to be a college English professor after graduating. She has been working at UAC since June 2017. She enjoys listening to music, writing and playing with her dog Peanut.

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Rachael

Rachael was born in Reserve, LA. She has lived in the Lake area about 10 years and has worked at UAC since April 2015. She has 2 daughters and has owned several rats and cats throughout her life

Vet Assistants

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Amanda

Amanda has been a staff member at UAC since July of 2006. She has a son named Connor and is married to her husband Cody. She spends her free time as a local member of Lafitte’s Ladies roller derby team.

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Ashley F.

Ashley graduated from Bell City High and is married to Aaron. They have two daughters along with 2 cats, 3 dogs, and many horses. She loves horses and the outdoors!

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Bre

Breana’s hometown is Elton, LA and she has been at UAC since 2013. She is enrolled at MSU as an Agriculture Major with Biology minor. She loves horses, riding ATVs, and any outside activities. She currently has 5 horses, 3 dogs, and 1 cat.

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Dawana

Dawana has been at UAC since October 2012. She is currently attending MSU pursuing her B.S. degree in Pre-Vet Medicine. She is next hoping to attend LSU Veterinary School of Medicine to get her DVM. She grew up in Hineston, LA and now lives in Lake Charles with her husband Corey and their 2 fur babies: their dog Astro and cat Artemis.

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Devon

Devon has worked at UAC since 2013 and enjoys spending her free time with her husband, their 2 sweet boys and 2 cats.

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Emilee

Emilee lives in Ragley and has been with us since September 2016. She is enrolled at Penn Foster Career School and foresees graduating in April 2017 in their Veterinary Assistant program. She currently has 2 dogs Kiki and Sabrina. She enjoys spending time outside and being with her friends and family.

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Hope

Hope has been a staff member at UAC since 2009. Hope is married with 2 daughters. She loves all animals and enjoys spending time with her family.

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Jacqueline

Jacqueline was born in Shreveport, LA but grew up in Morrow, AR then moved to New Iberia when she was 15 years old. She went to Delcambre High School and enjoys barrel racing, along with raising and training horses. She began at UAC in September 2016 and has been a vet tech since 2005 and enjoys all types of animals.

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Justine

Justine is a senior at MSU as a Pre-Vet Major. She began working at UAC in June 2015. In her free time she enjoys reading, running, and doing yoga. She has 3 fur babies, her dogs: Flower, Eleonore, and Elouise.

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Sara

Sara has been at UAC since February 2015 and is in her senior year at MSU in Pre-Vet Medicine. She wants to attend LSU for Veterinary School. She currently lives in Welsh with her many animals. She enjoys riding her horse and playing with her dogs between school and working here.

Animal Care

Antoniet

Antonietta - Kennel Manager

Antoinetta, or Toni, is our Animal Care Manager. She personally oversees the comfort of boarding pet guests and the cleanliness of the facility.

When your pet is boarding at UAC, you can be sure that Toni is watching and making sure that all is ok. She has been a staff member since 1993, and her experience helps make your pet's visit to UAC both safe and comfortable..

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Beau

Beau is studying Pre-Veterinary Medicine at MSU. He joined our team in November 2017. He loves dogs and enjoys playing the piano and ping-pong.

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Darla

Darla has worked at UAC since 1994 and provides a high level of caring to our pet guests. When a pet needs TLC, a kind word, or a very gentle bath, Darla is who we call.

In her spare time, Darla enjoys seeing the latest movies, jogging, and playing with her Pomeranian Daisy.

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Emily

Emily grew up in the Lake Charles area and has been at UAC since June 2015. She is attending MSU as a pre-med major and aspires to work at Memorial Hospital as a pathologist or pathology assistant. In her spare time she loves to play with her cairn terrier and listen to country music.

Jason

Jason

Jason has been a staff member since June of 2004. He enjoys going to the movies and taking care of animals. Jason has a brother, sister, 2 nephews and a niece.

Jason has a wonderful way with animals and they all love him. A bath at University Animal Clinic given by Jason is like a personal massage.

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Lauren

Lauren has been with UAC since May 2016 and is a senior at Barbe High School. She has grown up in Lake Charles and loves music and movies.

Mark

Mark

Mark has been with University Animal Clinic since 1985 and is our longest-tenured employee. He arrives at 5:00AM every day and begins the process of seeing to pets' comfort, performing baths, and cleaning.

Mark enjoys exercising and is a music lover

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Ryan

Ryan will be graduating from St. Louis Catholic High School in May 2018 and plans to attend MSU in the fall, focusing on pre-veterinary medicine. He joined our team in June 2017. He enjoys hanging out with his French bulldog “Elvis” and loves to fish.

HOSPITAL MANAGER

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Randy LaHood

Randy is a graduate of McNeese, and is married with 3 children, 3 grandchildren, plus Oliver our cat! Has been at University since 2013. Loves to cook, garden, and play with the grandchildren.

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