Caitlyn C., CVPM

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. She achieved her CVPM certification in November 2022.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jessica B.

Veterinary Assistant

Jessica joined our Lakeview Veterinary Hospital team in 2022. She’s worked as a veterinary nurse for over 20 years. She brings a wealth of experience ranging from emergency & surgery to oncology and internal medicine. Born in Rhode Island and settling here in Louisiana, Jessica loves road trips, camping, & fishing with her daughter, Stephanie. Jessica also loves spending quality time with her three cats; Martini, Screwdriver, and George as well as her six dogs; Ichi, Jackson, Tirese, Tatiana, Tallulah, and Leia.

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.

Aspen B.

Veterinary Assistant

Aspen joined our Lakeview Veterinary Hospital team in 2023. Born and raised on a ranching farm in Wyoming, Aspen grew up participating in her local 4H organization. That love of animals continued as she attended the University of Wyoming receiving a bachelor’s degree in Animal & Veterinary Science. In her leisure time, Aspen enjoys singing and hanging with her cat, Wiggles. She also loves spending time outdoors with her husband and 3 dogs Nova, Ellie & Roo. She plans to continue her education and become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

Ida M.

Veterinary Assistant

Ida is a native New Orleanian born and raised in the Irish Channel. A graduate of Riverdale High School, she has always had a passion and love for a variety of animals. In 2014 she started her career in the veterinary field and never looked back. When not working she enjoys spending time with her wife, their dog Zo, and the rest of her family.

Kait R.

Veterinary Assistant

Kait joined our Lakeview Veterinary Hospital team in 2023. Born and raised in Metairie, LA, she grew up loving animals big and small. Eventually, that passion led her to North Shore Technical College, where she graduated with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology and has worked in the veterinary field ever since. Outside of work, she loves spending time with family, including her dogs: Pym & Pearl, her snake Poseidon, and her cats Smokey, Dexter, Oliver, and Sloan.

Ava O.

Veterinary Assistant

Ava joined the Lakeview Vet Hospital family in 2023. Born and raised in New Orleans, Ava’s been homeschooled her entire life and is very close with her family both human and animal. She loves all nine of her pets which includes seven chickens, a rabbit named Happy, and her dog Toto. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and playing the violin. She’s very excited to pursue the possibility of a veterinary career!

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 (husband Matt) and three beautiful grandchildren, Olivia, Abram & Kate. Her four-legged family includes a chocolate lab mix, Molly “The Moose” Brown and a cat, Prudence. 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!

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.

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 veterinary 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 frogs: Rag, Val, and Odin. Kirstyn enjoys drawing/painting, playing video games, and watching anime.

Kierra C.

Veterinary Assistant/Customer Service Representative

Kierra joined the Lakeview Veterinary Hospital family in 2024. She is originally from Opelousas, LA and her second home is Dallas, TX. After graduating from Desoto High school in 2011 she went on to study at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. In her 7 years in the field, she’s worked in both general practices as well as emergency hospitals. When she’s not helping save lives, she’s on the sidelines cheering on the New Orleans Saints. Kierra is also a proud fur mom to 2 cats Moana & Nibbler and 2 dogs Dakota & Zero!