Courtney is our 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.
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. Currently, Avery and his family have two dogs, a Yorkie named Holly Claire, and a Lab puppy named Bijou. Avery is currently in his second year of attendance at LSU.
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.
Melanie is an avid animal lover and future veterinarian. She has rescued countless wild animals over the years including 6 baby raccoons, two possums, and many birds. Melanie began a competitive career in horseback riding wen she was just 9 years old. She achieved her goal of purchasing her own horse at 14. Melanie began working at Dutchtown Animal Hospital in our kennel department in the spring of 2018. She hopes to work her way up to a veterinary technician and will be attending LSU in the fall of 2019 to study pre-veterinary animal science. Her dream is once she graduates that she will be accepted to a school of veterinary medicine. We are grateful to have Melanie with us and she enjoys her job and the people that she meets on a daily basis. To quote Melanie; "I can't imagine a better fit for myself."
Rachel is originally from Denham Springs, Louisiana and graduated from Denham Springs High School in 2016. She is currently taking classes to become a veterinary technician and hopes to focus on exotics and reptiles. She has recently moved to the Dutchtown area and loves it! Over the years she has owned many pets including snakes, turtles, guinea pigs, dogs, and cats. Her current fur baby is a sweet cat named Minerva. Rachel has experience in fostering pets of all kinds and getting them into adoptive homes. She loves working here at Dutchtown Animal Hospital and finds joy in furthering her education each and every day.
Justice is originally from the Baton Rouge area, but has lived in Prairieville for most of his life. He’s always had a passion for the outdoors, and has been hiking since he could barely walk. Justice has been at the Dutchtown Animal Hopsital since March, 2018. He is still in school at Dutchtown High School, but will eventually go to college to study veterinary medicine. He has always had animals in the house, and he now has two dogs named Saylor and Zoe, and a tortoise named Dipper!