Abigail is our new Kennel Manager. She is a Texas native and has been in Louisiana for a little over a year, she is very calm in all situations and loves to make people laugh. She is currently studying Animal Science and is perusing her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, one of her past times are going on adventures and hopefully traveling the world. She has four fur babies and love them all very much! Abigail has always been interested in animals but has been working with them since she was 17 years old, she loves caring for all animals and always loves meeting new pets. Abby returns to Dutchtown Animal Hospital after a short hiatus and we are very excited to have her back.
Courtney is our formal Kennel Manager here at DAH. She graduated from Dutchtown High School in 2010 and has multiple years of experience handling and taking care of pets and wild animals alike. Courtney began her career in animal care at a boarding facility and doggy daycare. She loves all creatures but has a huge passion for reptiles, rabbits, and birds of prey. She is an artistic individual as well, spending all of her spare time painting or crafting when not loving on the world's furry and non furry friends. You can see some of her creative talents on our fence murals. She is currently working at Dutchtown Animal Hospital on a part-time basis while she pursues her career as a Pet Groomer.
Avery is originally from Way Cross, Georgia but has spent most of his life in the Prairieville area. His compassion for animals is evident and he has grown up with many family pets. Avery has had many pets over the years.. Avery is currently in his senior year of attendance at LSU, majoring in Biological Sciences. He hopes to gain employment in research, concentrating in Microbiology. Avery is one of our long term employees and one of our favorites.
Gregory was raised in Baton Rouge, LA, and moved to Prairieville about 8 years ago. He graduated from LSU with 2 Bachelors of Science degrees. The first degree was Zoology, and the second was Computer Science. His employment background includes Philmont Boy Scout Ranch, computer programming, Restaurant Office Management, and Veterinary Technician/Kennel Worker. He is an Eagle Scout who still enjoys hiking and kayaking. Growing up he had a dog, cat, 4 hamsters, and 2 birds.
Shayla is originally from Springfield, Missouri and moved to Gonzales, LA in 2014. She loves to spend her free time playing with her four fur babies. Shayla started in animal care in 2015 at a animal shelter. She has been around animals her whole life and enjoys meeting new pets at Dutchtown Animal Hospital every day. Her future plans are to obtain her degree in veterinary technology.
Melissa started at Dutchtown Animal Hospital in June of 2019. She has previous experience with a boarding facility. She has had a love of animals since she was little. Melissa has owned variety of animals from snakes and iguanas to dogs and ducks. She wakes up each day eager to greet clients and help them keep their pets healthy and youthful. Melissa has a son who is her world and she hopes to pass on her love of animals to him. Melissa currently also has 2 fur babies and a turtle. Melissa's future goals include obtaining her degree in Veterinary Technology.
Lyndi is from Donaldsonville Louisiana and is 20 years old. She comes from a family of 5. Lyndi owns 2 fur babies: a Persian Ragdoll and Boxer. Their names are Oliver and Java. She has a strong love for animals and it’s been that way for as long as she can remember. Lyndi started working for Dutchtown Animal Hospital in May of 2019 and have been loving it ever since! She enjoys meeting all the new pets and being able to care for them as if they were her own! It truly brings a smile to her face to see not only a happy client, but a happy pet!