Our animal hospital team in Baton Rouge

Our Team

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Leadership

Lexi

Lexi  at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Even as a very small child Lexi always knew she wanted a career that involved animals. She would often go to work with her mother, who was a Veterinary Assistant, as often as possible. In this small sweet practice, she acquired an even greater interest for the large and small animals, aspiring to learn more about medicine and animal behavior. After high school graduation she applied to Louisiana State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Technology in 2011.

While at LSU, Lexi secured a job working at Jefferson Animal Hospital in 2007. Having worked in every area of that practice and mastering each station she was honored to be promoted to Practice Manager in 2016.
Lexi currently enjoys her many furry friends! She has Briar, a German Shorthair, Buster a small mixed breed and Bane, a domestic longhair cat! She also rescued several pets that were in need of a loving home, Opal Fire, an appaloosa, Tuff a huge bob-tail and Hank a Spinone Italiano! Everyone needs a little Italian in their life ..right!

One of her favorite activities is being out side with all of her fur babies and watching all of their playful antics! 

 

Kirstin

Kirstin at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Kirstin is the lead receptionist at Jefferson Animal Hospital.  When she isn’t assisting her clients and patients with their needs she is at home with her husband, toddler, and 2 dogs.  Together the 5 of them operate a small business out of their home called Beyond the Garage.  They focus on the manufacturing of whimsy and happy thoughts.  Through film production, art making, rabble rousing and puppet building they work hard to fill the hearts of Baton Rouge with foolishness and remind everyone that you don’t actually have to grow up. 

Michelle

Michelle at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Michelle and her husband live in Baton Rouge with their six pets; Izzy a Siamese mix, Tigger an orange tabby, Zoe a French Bulldog, Kobe a British Lab which is her husband's Diabetic Alert Dog (aka DAD for short), Tucker a Boxer, and Leonidas a Bengal. 

She moved to Baton Rouge in 2006 to attend LSU, where she received her degree in Animal Science and Technology. She was hired at Jefferson Animal Hospital right after graduating from LSU in 2011. She is now kennel and surgery manager. 

Michelle’s father was a veterinarian and animals have always been a constant in her life. She has owned a wide range of pets, everything from cats and dogs to emus and chameleons.  She has always enjoyed caring for animals. Her very fist job was working as a veterinary assistant with her father.  He introduced her to the field of veterinary care and taught her how important her job is in caring for the animals. 

 

Amy

Amy at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

My name is Amy. I am one of the veterinary technicians here at Jefferson Animal Hospital as well as the appointment manager. I graduated from LSU in 2002 with a Biological Science degree. I have been a veterinary technician for 17 years and 10 1/2 of those years have been with JAH. My love for animals began when I was only 3 years old with an orange and white kitten named Morris. Since then, animals of all kinds have held a special place in my heart. My husband, our two children, and I are proud to include 2 dogs, Katie and Elsa, 3 cats, Kitty, Newt, and Gus, 2 goldfish, and a bearded dragon named Aveeva to our family. I feel very fortunate to have a job where my love for animals can shine through with the care we give to our patients here everyday! 

Receptionists

Beverly

Beverly at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Training & Education: High School

Favorite Part of her job: Preparing the charts and mailing the sympathy cards

Her pets: Brutus 13 years old black mouth cur, Mocha 4 years old  brindle lab mix, Amadala DSH 1 year old, Charlie DSH 8 months old. All of my pets were adopted. 

Beverly has worked at Jefferson Animal Hospital for 6 years and 6 months.

Carley

Carley at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

I was born and raised in Baton Rouge Louisiana with an animal loving mother and family. Growing up we had fish, birds, dogs, cats, horses and even reptiles. As I got in my late teens I developed a passion for reptiles. Which lead to me hatching one of my bearded dragons named "Gnal" whom is 6 years old. I have a 2 year old three legged bearded dragon which I adopted from a pet store and named him "Gaara."  And I also have a 3 year old lizard and he is called an Indonesian blue tongue skink and I named him "Finn." 

I currently own two small dogs, "Ichigo" my 10 year old male chihuahua and my 12 year old female rescue Japanese chin named "Odette." 

I love to paint and do arts & crafts, and to build terrariums. I have a passion for both animals and plants and was in the hobby of aquascaping for 2 years.

I have always loved animals. The companionship, unconditional love, and care that goes into owning a pet is what makes it special to me. I enjoy seeing our clients and their fur babies and building a relationship with them. It brings me joy when I am greeted with a hello and a wagging tail!

 

Naomi

Naomi at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Growing up in a small town I was raised around animals; small, big, and giant. I attribute my love and passion for animals to that and to a story of when I was less than a year old, my parents had tried everything to get me to calm down and be the happy baby they were used to, but nothing worked until I was put in my swing directly behind 3 kittens playing, who captivated me completely and animals continue to captivate me 25 years later. Ever since I can remember, I knew I wanted to work with animals and so I went to LSU to study Animal Science, where I graduated in December 2015 with my Bachelor’s of Animal Science. Now I get to see and help these wonderful beings everyday. My favorite part of my job is being able to see a sick animal return home, happy and healthy! I currently live in Baton Rouge with my boyfriend and our 2 animals; Lucy, our 9 year old Lab/Collie Mix and Elmo, our 10 year old Main Coon Mix, who both get way more attention than they desire most of the time. In the spare time I am not with my animals, I enjoy reading, walking or picnicking in the park, and watching TV. 

Susan

Susan at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Training & Education: BS in Animal Science and BS in Elementary Education with add -on secondary science

Favorite Part of her job: Meeting our clients and their pets

Her pets: 10-year-old Standard Poodle - Kylee; 14-year-old mix breed (rescue) Maggie

Susan has worked at Jefferson Animal Hospital for 27+ years

Veterinary Technicians

Alley Claire

Alley at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

I'm from Pineville, Louisiana. I'm 23 years old. I graduated from LSU in May of 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. I live alone with my 2 cats Milo and Maisie, my dog Bentley, and my fish Pickle. I have a long term boyfriend who is in school in New Orleans and visits when he can. I have always known that I wanted to work with animals since getting a kitten for my third birthday. I hope to attend vet school in the future and continue working with animals.  I enjoy making lasting relationships with clients and patients through repeated visits at work. In my spare time I enjoy watching Netflix, walking Bentley around the LSU lakes, reading, and traveling.

Annamarie

Annamarie at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

I graduated from Louisiana State University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science.  I began working at Jefferson Animal Hospital in 1999 and have been fortunate to work in the same place for so many years.  From a young age, I have always loved animals and wanted to work with them.  One of my favorite things about working at Jefferson Animal Hospital is getting to know the animals and their “people” and taking care of them over the years.  When I’m not working, I’m a full-time wife and mother.  I am blessed with a wonderful husband, Jason, and two beautiful children, Evelyn and Samuel.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to movies, taking the kids to the park, going to church, vacationing on the beach, and just having a good time.

Brandy

Brandy at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Hi! My name is Brandy Malbrough and I am a 22 years old chick from Bourg, LA. In May 2016 I graduated from Louisiana State University with a BS degree in Natural Resources with a focus in Aquaculture and Fisheries. I have the pleasure of owning two spunky schnauzers who never cease to entertain, and I live in Addis, LA. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, hiking, biking, napping, and learning as much as I can about music and marine biology. I have loved animals of all kinds and sorts ever since I can remember and in May of 2013 I started working at Jefferson Animal Hospital. My favorite part about my job is between our clients, their pets, and my fellow employees, this clinic truly feels like home to me. I can honestly say it's the best environment I've ever worked in! Go JAH! 

Kailsee

Kailsee at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Training & Education: Ashworth College

Favorite Part of her job: Getting to see all the new acupuncture cases and how they help our patients and their owners. Helping make the quality of life better for out geriatric patients! And of course, puppies and kitties! I also love working with our amazing staff! 

Her pets: I have 1 dog Riley who is a 4-year-old brown dog! And a 2-year-old calico cat named Manxy Cat! She has no tail! 

Kailsee has worked at Jefferson Animal Hospital for 4 years.

Lillian

Lillian at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

In 2012, I moved to Baton Rouge from Richmond, Virginia to attend LSU. I graduated from school with a degree in Renewable Natural Resources with a concentration in Wildlife Ecology. I hope to use this degree to become a wildlife veterinarian and study diseases thats impact wildlife populations and domestic pets. Conservation of wildlife and their habitats has always been my passion. I have three pets--a Doberman named Kronk and two cats named Gwen and Leonard. I enjoy taking my dog for runs and hikes and relaxing after work with the cats.

Morgan

Morgan at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Training & Education: I have been a vet assistant for about 5 years. I am receiving my bachelor's degree in Microbiology in May 2017.

Her pets: I have a bird- Goldy; and a dog- Dewey.

Morgan has worked at Jefferson Animal Hospital for 1 year.

 

 

Animal Care Coordinators

Alyssa

Alyssa at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Hi, my name is Alyssa. I am currently a junior at The Dunham School in Baton Rouge. I have worked at the Jefferson Animal Hospital officially for 2 years but I have volunteered in the kennels for quite some time. I plan on going to LSU to obtain my degree in Veterinarian Medicine. I have always loved to spend time with all types of animals and especially enjoy working in the kennels as an Animal Care Coordinator (A.C.C). I love to play with all of the dogs and cats and just to see their different personality types. I live with my Aunt and Uncle most of the time but sometimes stay with my sister and grandmother, and am in close contact with them since they live 10 minutes away. I have 7 animals in between the two house holds. With my Aunt and Uncle I have Gabi and Bernard, a female and male Schnauzer, and Raven a black lab. In my Grandmothers house I have Mocha, a female mutt who is brindle and very sweet. I have Brutus who is a male black mouth cur, and my two cats, Amadala Padame (Ami, for short), a female tabby, and Charlie the Charmander (Char, or Charlie for short) a grey and white cat. I love horses and plan on becoming a specialized equine vet once I get my D.V.M.

Asia

Asia at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Training & Education: Student at LSU majoring in Animal Science with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Favorite part of her job:Being able to care for the animals and making sure they are doing well;  along with working closely with the doctors, techs, and other employees at the clinic

Her pets:3 dogs named Missy, Jam, and Mo and a pet fish named Finley III

Asia has worked at Jefferson Animal Hospital for 7 months.

Maggie

Maggie at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Training & Education: Currently enrolled at BRCC for a Paralegal Associates Degree

Favorite part of her job: What I love most about my job is the relationships and trust I build with the animals, as well as the clients and my coworkers! Animals have been a huge part of my life since a very young age. The running joke I make with my coworkers is that I "Speak dog" because of the niche I seem to have when dealing with all different canine personalities. I also enjoy when a dog comes in for grooming services and I get compliments on how great they look when they leave for the day! Another amazing thing about my job is the people I work with. Here at Jefferson Animal Hospital not only are the pets treated like family, but we treat each other like family! 

Her pets: I have a cat named Te Fou. She was a CARA rescue kitten. After losing my 14 year old dog in early January (2017) I was very thankful to have Te Fou or Foudini as we call her. She has enhanced our lives so much and makes me thankful for the unconditional love that pets give!

Maggie has worked at Jefferson Animal Hospital since July 7th, 2015

Maria

Maria at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Training & Education: Currently enrolled as a junior at St. Michael High School 

Favorite part of her job: She loves being able to interact with all the animals and learning more about everything a veterinary has to offer.

Her pets: "Jay, who's a beautiful flame-point Siamese 
Zulu, who's a black and white Mini-Rex bunny"

Maggie has worked at Jefferson Animal Hospital for 8 months. 

Rob

Rob at Baton Rouge Animal Clinic

Training & Education: LSU Computer Science

Favorite part of his job: Spending time with the dogs!

His pets: Labrador Catahoula Mix

Rob has worked at Jefferson Animal Hospital for 7 months.