Lisa has been a vet tech and has worked in various animal hospitals since 2001, but she currently calls Southshore Animal Hospital her home. Her son, Ty, and daughter, Emma, love coming to work with her. She has a husband of 10 plus years, and together they have 2 dogs and 2 cats. She is our head veterinary technician at our Transcontinental location.
Justine joined our clinic in 2015 after moving to the New Orleans area with her husband. She was raised in rural Southwest Missouri on her family's ranch and graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a minor in Ag Business. She has 2 dogs, Huk and Goose, a cat named Maya, and a flock of backyard chickens. Justine is the practice manager for our Bucktown location.
Ashley is our head Veterinary Technician for the Bucktown location. She was born and raised in the New Orleans area. She has worked in a few veterinary clinics over the past 10 years. When she is not working at SSAH, she is home caring for her adorable daughter, Isabella and their 2 dogs, Kayto and Vanessa as well as their 2 cats, Bruno and Tofu.
Cynthia was born in Los Angeles and raised in New Orleans from the age of 7. She started working in the veterinary field in 2006. She has a daughter named Victoria and 2 dogs, Nova and her terrier mix fur-baby named Indica. She enjoys working with animals. She joined our team in mid 2017 and is looking forward to many years to come. In her free time she loves exploring nature, barbequing at the beach with her family and watching movies.
Brandy grew up in the Kenner area and started working in the veterinary field in 1989 at the age of 15. Her passion and love for animals has kept her working in the field. Brandy joined our team in July of 2017. She has been married to her husband Ronnie for 20 years and has 2 children, Gannon and Claudia. She also shares her home with 2 dogs, Finn and Baxter, 3 cats, Archie, Berry and Deeda, 2 turtles, Paddington and Southern and many tropical fish.
Mandy is from St. Bernard Parish. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 20 years. She loves working with animals! She is happily married and has 3 kids, 7 cats, 2 dogs and 1 rabbit.
Jessica is a veterinary technician at our Bucktown location. She graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor's in biology. She worked in shelter medicine for 4 years before coming to SSAH. Jessica has 3 dogs named Buffy, Sugar, and Delilah. In her free time, she enjoys playing pool.
Dylan graduated from Archbishop Rummel high school in 2019. He is currently enrolled at the University of Holy Cross, studying to be a radiology technician. Dylan joined the Southshore team in early 2021. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, playing video games and hanging out with friends and family.
Kayleigh was born and raised in Virginia but moved to the New Orleans area 4 years ago for a fresh start. She had worked on a farm with large animals but decided to take on small animal as a vet tech in 2020 after the covid shutdown. When she’s not at work you can find her at the gym or hanging out with her family. Her partner in crime, Bowie (pictured), goes everywhere with her.
Yesenia joined our team in February of 2023. She is one of our talented, bilingual receptionists. She is a natural communicator and understands the needs of both our human and animal clients. She may not have any pets of her own, but she takes each fur baby she sees daily and treats them as her own.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Josh has always dreamed of going to Louisiana State University to become a veterinarian. Bleu (pictured with Josh) is his partner in crime and a big reason that he does what he does. He now attends LSU studying to accomplish that dream while working as a technician for us part time, learning as much as he can along the way.
Charlie AKA King Charles
Charlie came to Southshore Animal Hospital when he was brought to Dr. Chris by his previous owner. He was not able to urinate, and after trying for 2 weeks to unblock him, Dr. Chris decided to do a surgery to help him urinate. The owner was not able to afford the surgery and Dr. Chris fell in love with Charlie and decided to have the owner sign over ownership to us. Dr. Chris did the surgery Pro Bono and officially performed a perineal urethrostomy on him. Charlie was so lovable we decided to keep him in our clinic where he is the King. You can often find him looking for someone to rub his ears and love on him.
Tom Tom came to us as a feral cat rescued by a longtime client. He needed a double entropian surgery to fix his eye lids. During hospitalization, Thomas became quite friendly and the Southshore staff fell madly in love. Unable to come to a decision to release him, Dr. Chris' grandmother stepped in and adopted Tom Tom so he could stay as an indoor cat. Eventually, Thomas came to live at the clinic where you can find him roaming the halls or sleeping under the reception desk. He loves belly rubs and ear scratches.