Gary T. Levy, DVM, Diplomate ABVP
Dr. Levy is a 1982 Graduate of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. He has been with Lakeview Veterinary Hospital since 1973 when he started as a veterinary assistant. He became Board Certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners(ABVP) in the specialty of Companion Animal Practice in 1993 and is the only such specialist in the state of Louisiana. The ABVP promotes and recognizes high standards in the art and science of Veterinary Practice. Dr. Levy has served twice as the President of the Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Association and served on the Louisana Board of Veterinary Medicine. He is married to Claudia and they have three children, five grandchildren and one cat, Bentley. Dr. Levy serves also as a permanent deacon at St Pius X Church in Lake Vista.
Clare Guichard, MVET SCI, BVM&S
Dr. Clare Guichard graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from the Royal Veterinary College in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2011. She is a native New Orleanian and attended Mt.Carmel Academy high school. She attended Loyola University before transferring to LSU and completing her degree in Animal Science and Technology. She also received a Masters in Veterinary Science from the University of Edinburgh. Her love of animals started at an early age. She knew she wanted to become a veterinarian after volunteering every summer at the Audubon Zoo. She also worked for several years as a veterinary assistant. Dr. Guichard has a keen interest in exotic animals and has even traveled to Africa and Indonesia to study veterinary medicine on the wildlife there. She divides her love between her husband Dr. Ross Goldman (a fellow American & Scotland classmate), their son Oliver, their daughter, Ophelia and their two French Bulldog (Stella) and (Olivia). Clare has a special interest in surgery, exotic animal medicine and ultrasound. Her hobbies include music, photography, water skiing and camping.
Marlowe A Ward, DVM
Dr. Marlowe Ward is a 2004 graduate of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. She returned to her native New Orleans from Houston to be a vital part of the rebuilding of this great community and has been with the Lakeview Veterinary Hospital family since 2007. In addition to her expertise with dogs and cats, she also has a lifelong passion for Big Cats. Before becoming a veterinarian, she was a paramedic with the city of New Orleans. Dr. Ward is married to Ochsner cardiologist, Dr. Rob Bober. She and her husband share their home with their daughter, Rowan, their twin daughter and son Sloane & Geddy, their cats, Vader, Endymion, & Potter, and a dog named Dobby.
Ross Goldman, BVM&S
Dr. Ross Goldman graduated from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. After graduation, he completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at Oklahoma State University, where he broadened his surgical knowledge. He then worked as an emergency veterinarian and volunteered alongside a board-certified veterinary surgeon. This opportunity allowed him to gain experience in outpatient orthopedics and more advanced soft tissue surgical techniques. He has also completed continuing education certificates in orthopedic surgery. As a relief veterinarian, Dr. Goldman provides most of our orthopedic and advanced surgical procedures. He has a passion for bulldogs and has two French Bulldogs of his own, named Olivia and Stella. He also happens to be Dr. Guichard’s husband and Oliver and Ophelia’s father!
Michelle F. Godiwala, DVM
Dr. Michelle Godiwala graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After working for a number of years in Human Resources, including a two year international assignment in Paris, France, she returned to school at Tufts University and completed a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical degree. She completed her first year of veterinary school at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine and then moved with her husband, a New Orleans native, to Louisiana where she completed her degree at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Dr. Godiwala then completed a rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at Southeast Veterinary Specialists in New Orleans before moving around the Northeast for her husband’s medical training in pediatric critical care. Dr. Godiwala worked for three years in Connecticut with the Connecticut Valley Veterinary Associates at small animal practices in both Middletown and Essex. She then worked for three years at Dupont Veterinary Clinic in Washington D.C. Dr. Godiwala and her husband moved back to New Orleans in 2016. She has a special interest in dermatology and internal medicine. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Children’s Hospital critical care physician Dr. Nihal Godiwala, and their two sons, Cooper and Benson, and their Golden Retriever, Theo.
Rachel Admire, DVM
Rachel Admire is a 2010 graduate from the University of Missouri-College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Admire moved to New Orleans with her husband, Beau. After 3 years of private practice, Dr. Admire moved to Arkansas and was in small animal practice there. After 5 years, she and her husband knew they belonged in New Orleans and made the decision to move back, this time with two daughters in tow. They are happy to make New Orleans their home. Dr. Admire enjoys all aspects of small animal general practice, but particularly enjoys dermatology, geriatric medicine, and preventative care. She enjoys attending continuing education seminars to continue to learn and offer the best care for her patients. She is passionate about increasing the human-animal bond and is very excited to join the team at Lakeview Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Admire has 1 dog, a miniature schnauzer named Frankenstein. Outside of Veterinary Medicine she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, running and spending time with her family. In the fall of 2019, the Admires added little sister Lily to the family.
Jeanne Michel Beck , DVM
Dr. Jeanne Michel Beck graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. A New Orleans native, she grew up bringing her family pets to Lakeview Veterinary Hospital, so she is very excited to be joining such a wonderful team. She began volunteering at a local animal shelter and working as a veterinary assistant at a young age, where she realized that veterinary medicine was her passion in life. Dr. Beck attended Mount Carmel Academy high school and earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from Louisiana State University. Dr. Beck enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in dermatology, ultrasound, and preventative care. After graduation, Dr. Beck and her husband moved to Abita Springs and she has been working in a small animal practice. When Dr. Beck is not caring for her patients, she enjoys fishing, gardening, and spending time with her husband Alex, daughter Rylan, and their two dogs, Navi and Trax.