Caitlyn C.

Practice Manager

Caitlyn joined our staff in June 2011. She was born and raised in Kenner, Louisiana, and graduated from Dominican in 2011. She has extensive experience working with exotic animals. When not at work, Caitlyn loves spending time with her husband, and their sons, Archer and Abel and their 3 dogs.

Katelyn M., RVT

Medical Director/Registered Veterinary Technician

Katelyn joined our Lakeview Veterinary Hospital team in May 2009. She graduated from Cabrini and received her degree in Psychology in 2013 from the University of New Orleans. She graduated from Penn Foster Veterinary Technology School Program in 2017, passed her boards, and is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She is married to Dominick and they have a little boy, Ellis. They have two dogs, Stevie and Buckie, and a cat, Cleopatra.

Ilene S., CVT

Supervisor/Veterinary Assistant, CVT

Ilene is a Philadelphia native. She spent the last several years in the Florida Keys before moving to New Orleans in 2016 with her dog Otis, cat Schmutz and her rabbit, Billie. Ilene joins the Lakeview Veterinary staff with a B.A. in Foreign Languages from Bloomsburg University, an Associate’s degree from Cedar Valley College in Applied Sciences: Veterinary Technology and achieved Certification as a Veterinary Technician in 2011. In her spare time, Ilene enjoys biking, reading and watching classic movies.

Carly R., RVT

Veterinary Registered Technician

Carly was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana. She recently graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Delgado Community College. Carly shares her house with her dog Piper, three cats, Calliope, Poppy and Pixie, and her Senegal parrot, Zulu. When not working, she spends her time with her boyfriend, family, and friends in addition to volunteering at a local animal shelter. She has passed the VTNE & is also a Registered Veterinary Tech in Louisiana.

Kristine H.

Veterinary Assistant/Customer Service Representative

Kristine was born and raised in Kenner. She graduated from Archbishop Chapelle High School and then the Veterinary Technician Program in 2013. She is studying now for the VTNE test. Kristine and her husband, Travis have a dachshund named Blue. Her hobbies are baking, shooting pool and spending time with friends and family.

Morganne J.

Veterinary Assistant

Morganne recently moved to New Orleans from Lake Charles. She graduated from LSU with a bachelors in Animal/Dairy/Poultry Science in 2010 and a Masters in Animal Science in 2013 from Tarleton State University. She has now been working in the veterinary field for many years. Morganne has a husband, Michael, three dogs: Toby, Meiko & Kody, two cats: Marshall & Kylo and a ball Python, Mary. She enjoys traveling and has done wildlife research in South Africa & Botswana.

Danielle M.

Veterinary Assistant

Danielle joined Lakeview Vet in 2017 as a senior at Mt. Carmel Academy. After graduating, she went to LSU to pursue a degree in Animal Sciences. Danielle’s passion for veterinary medicine has brought her back every year for semester breaks and summers. She plans on applying to Vet School in the coming year. Danielle has a bearded dragon, Rango and a pit mix named Louise.

Meghan A.

Veterinary Assistant

Meghan was born and raised in Kenner. She graduated from De La Salle High School and studied at Delgado Community College. When she is not working, Meghan enjoys spending time with her husband, Dreaux and new daughter, Penelope and their 3 dogs.

Barbara C

Veterinary Assistant

Barbara was born and raised in Lakeview, where she attended St. Dominic Elementary School and Cabrini High School. She has 17 years of experience in the veterinary field. She completed the Thomson Education Direct Veterinary Assistant program in 2003. She got her start working as a receptionist at a small veterinary clinic in 2004. She’s had a life-long love of caring for animals – especially exotics and wildlife. She has quite a large variety of her own pets – Leo the cat, Elliot the bearded dragon, Kiwi the leopard gecko, 2 mice, a family of rats, Oliver the opossum, a variety of turtles, and a family of ducks. In her spare time, she enjoys music, theatre, reading, writing, and walking.

Brandy S.

Veterinary Assistant

Brandy is one of our friendly Veterinary Assistants and comes to us after over a decade of working with animals. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in animal science from LSU, she filled her career with both traditional veterinary care and working with exotic animals at a big cat rescue! Brandy is a passionate advocate for tiger conservation and loves making an impact in the community. You may find Brandy snuggling with her 15-year-old cat, her loyal best friend, when she isn’t working.

Paige P.

Veterinary Assistant

Paige joined our Lakeview Veterinary Hospital team in 2022. She’s worked in animal care since 2017. Born and raised in Luling, LA she graduated from Hahnville High School in 2016. Outside of veterinary medicine, her passions are hunting and fishing with her daughter, Adalyn. Paige also loves spending time outside of work with her four dogs; Honey, Spazz, Paco, and Soxx.

Semaj M.

Veterinary Assistant

Born in New Orleans and raised in Gretna, Semaj has always had a soft spot for animals of all kinds. She followed her heart and earned an associate’s degree in Applied Science from Delgado Community College in 2018 and is now studying to pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam. When she’s not working or studying, Semaj enjoys snuggling up and binge-watching her favorite shows with her dogs Woadie and Chloe, and laughing at the antics of her guinea pig Man-Man.

Nancy L.

Customer Service Representative

Waking before the sun and arriving at Lakeview Vet every weekday before office hours, Nancy gets a head start on the days’ chart updating, appointments, and phone messages since 1991. Before she starts the reception work, Nancy makes her rounds through the hospital to make sure that all of the pets had a good night sleep. If Nancy can’t be seen at the reception desk, she can be heard in some part of the hospital singing oldies, her favorite type of music. On the weekends, Nancy enjoys riding her bike, walking (if New Orleans heat and humidity allow) and spending time with her eight cats.

Gayle F. T.

Customer Service Representative

Gayle joined our staff in September 2008. She is also a long time resident of Lakeview. Her family consists of her husband Tommy, two daughters, Jennifer (husband Paul) & Rebecca, and three beautiful grandchildren, Olivia, Abram & Kate. Her four-legged family includes a chocolate lab mix , Molly “The Moose” Brown and three cats, Lil’ Bit, Puddin, and Oli. Gayle has 20 years in education and she says she, “gave up the two legged kids for the four legged ones”. When she is not working at the clinic, she enjoys reading, gardening, crafting, and spending time with her family and pets.

Regina D.

Customer Service Representative

Regina joined the Lakeview staff when she moved to New Orleans from Kansas by way of Texas. When she’s not working at the front desk, she enjoys reading, hiking, and biking with her husband Richard. She also enjoys spoiling her two new kittens Capt. Jack and Maracas, even when Jack is in trouble for stealing everyone’s food…again!

Kirstyn P.

Customer Service Representative

Kirstyn was born and raised in Westwego in Louisiana. She always had a love for animals and had an interest in working at a vet’s office since she was a kid. When Kirstyn isn’t at work, she is snuggling with her two cats, Thor and Loki, or watching her frog and fish, Rag and Ren. Kirstyn enjoys drawing/painting, playing video games, and watching anime.

Hannah S.

Customer Service Representative

Hannah has always been drawn to animals, beginning at a young age. She first explored her love of animals when she would ride horses as a child, and that love translated to a career in animal care. After moving to New Orleans for ministry, Hannah graduated from Delgado Community College, earning her degree in sign language interpretation. Hannah works part-time with deaf or hard-of-hearing children when she isn’t at the hospital and loves staying active with CrossFit in her free time. On her days off, you may find her visiting the beach with her dog Jasper.

Brian B.

Customer Service Representative/Social Media Coordinator

Brian was born and raised in New Orleans. He and his wife Eddrelle, have both worked in the animal care industry since 2006 and in the veterinary field since 2010. When not working, Brian is an exotic animal enthusiast, aquarist and an avid football fan.

Michaela P.

Customer Service Representative

Michaela joined our Lakeview Veterinary Hospital team in 2022. She has worked in animal care since 2017. A West Bank native, Michaela lives in Belle Chasse and loves spending her free time with her daughter, boyfriend, a dog named Duke, and three cats; Theodora, Toulouse, and Dean. She also loves to go on adventures in nearby cities and discover new entertainment.

Lionel S.

Kennel Service Representative

Lionel joined our staff in February 2016. He was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He worked as an Animal Lab Technician for the Department of Animal Care at LSU Health and Science Center for 30 years. After retiring from LSU, he worked in the Vivarium Science and Research Department at Children’s Hospital as a Lab Assistant/Sterile Technician for 7 years. Lionel has been married for 45 years, has 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. He is certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. He has a dog named Pee Wee and enjoys fishing and wood carving.