Jen has been in the field for 17 years in both the US and England. She has been with us since the clinic opened and is also our manager. Her favorite aspects of vet med are dentistry, and client education, and she really loves working with exotics, big cats in particular. She has two beautiful children and shares her home with her mini Aussie rescue, Rosie (pictured), two cats, two birds , an iguana and also fosters Great Danes that come and go.
Cheyenne is in her 8th year as a technician having graduated in the top 10% of her class in 2009. She joined us in May and doubles as both Receptionist and Technician. She's a spirited individual with a great sense of humor and has been a vital addition to our team. On her days off she enjoys spending time with her son, husband and cat Pumpkin who uses her as his personal pillow. She's pictured with Chopstyx the Uromastyx, one of our clinic mascots!
Emily began as a client with us since we opened in 2014. When a position opened up a few months ago we knew exactly who to call! Emily is a huge advocate for animals and is very knowledgeable in preventative medicine. While also new to the field she is learning quickly and picking up new skills daily. She is a very kind hearted person and loves to spend time with her many dogs... and we mean MANY! Emily also enjoys spending a whole lot of time with her family so It's a good thing she's become apart of ours!
After volunteering / interning since September 2015, Julie officially joined our team in April of this year. She really enjoys spending time with her horse, Sky, and her handsome dog, Duke (who saved a life by donating blood just last week). Her newest addition is a kitten from a C-section we recently performed (name suggestions are welcomed)! Julie is a Senior at LSUS studying Field and Organismal Biology with hopes of attending Vet School in 2018. She also went to one of the very few Pre-Vet high schools in the US. She has been a wonderful addition to our team and we couldn't be more lucky to have snagged her!
Melissa has been working in the veterinary field for 17 years, and has worked with Dr. Wise in the past, so when we had a position open up in April she jumped at the chance to join our team. Her favorite part of vet med is surgery, particularly orthopedics. She has two crazy pugs, Tucker and Tank, who are always looking for trouble. She enjoys camping and fishing, and we can always count on her to take "selfies" with her patients, she loves them! She's always full of energy and keeps us on our toes with her enthusiastic personality.
Rachael is our newest addition just joining us in September. She's been working with animals for 6 years at locally owned pet stores, and is well versed in care and husbandry of small animals and exotics. She is currently in school to get licensed in veterinary technology. She shares her home with two schnauzer mixes Chula and Diego, a new kitten Lucy and a bearded dragon, Jose. While she's new in the veterinary field she's picked up new skills fast and has quickly become a valued member of our team