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Corrine Schmidt

Corrine was one of ALVC's first technicians, joining Dr. Suzie in March of 1994.  She attended Cypress Creek High School in Texas and graduated in 1988.  She received on-site training at Staring Plaza Animal Hospital from 1989-1993 before coming to ALVC as a technician. She feels blessed that in addition to doing a job that she loves, she also gets to work with her twin sister Kerri everyday.  She and her husband Chep have a son, Caulin, and daughter, Allayna.  Their family pets include April, a senior Shepherd mix and Silver, a senior cat. When Corrine is not working at the clinic she is very active in her church doing children's ministry. She also loves camping, reading, and crafting. She is originally from Canada, and has lived in Indonesia and Mexico.

Corrine's favorite part about working at ALVC is, "Caring for the pets, especially during difficult times. Since I have been here so long, I have been able to be part of these pet’s and their family’s lives from their very first visit and for some until their last."



Shaakira Turner

Shaakira graduated from Baton Rouge Community College Vet Tech program in May 2013 and is a Certified Veterinary Technician.  She has been working at ALVC since June 2013. She has a daughter, 3 dogs and a bird at home. She always has a fantastic smile and great attitude.  When not working at the clinic, she enjoys having a great time with family and friends.

 Shaakira’s favorite parts about working at ALVC are, “The staff and clients are very friendly”.



April Letard

April has been working at ALVC since July 2013. She started working as a kennel technician and is now a veterinary technician. She spends her time at home with a Great Dane named Marmaduke. Outside of the clinic, she spends her time hunting and horseback riding, especially team roping.
 
April’s favorite part about working at Azalea Lakes is, “Everything!”



Susan Miller

Susan has worn many hats at ALVC since 2002.  She started out as a receptionist, but has worked as a veterinary technician for many years. She graduated with a BS from John A. Logan College as well as Banfield Paraprofessional Academy. At home Susan has 2 dogs, Tina the Border Collie mix and Sheila the Australian Shepherd. In addition to the veterinary field, she also bakes and decorates cakes. In her spare time she likes to hang out at the beach and go to the spa.
 
Susan's favorite part about working at ALVC is, "I have the best job EVER! Even after all these years, I learn something new every day."


Eva Cole

Eva began working at ALVC in March 2014.  She has 2 dogs, a lab mix named beauty and an English Springer Spaniel named Juan Parvo, 5 cats named Drama, Benedick, Othello, Coco and Dibella, one ferret named Lilith, and one hedgehog named Braveheart.  Her hobbies include bringing her work home by caring for orphaned critters that need round the clock feedings.

Eva's favorite part of working at ALVC is "learning new things, meeting new interesting clients and taking care of orphaned animals and critical patients."


Jenny Fisher

Jenny started working at ALVC in October 2015.  She is a RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) with 15 years of experience as head Oncology Nurse at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.  In June 2015, she passed the VTS-Oncology boards as one out of 20 people in the United States and she is currently working on a second specialty in Clinical Pathology.  Her experience in veterinary medicine includes private practice, academia and emergency medicine.  She is owner/operator of Veterinary Oncology Technical Consultants (VOTC, LLC) which is an education and compliance company for chemotherapy preparation and administration in veterinary practices.  She also works as an independent consultant for PractiVet Animal Health, as the product support specialist.  She is currently treasurer of the Louisiana Association of Veterinary Technicians.

Jenny and her husband have four dogs: two Pit Bulls named Brynn and Cady, one boxer named Stella Blue, one terrier mix named Lola.  They also have two cats name Monty and Yoda, one snake, one guinea pig and one horse.  She is a HUGE baseball fan and attends games whenever she can, which is where she met her husband.  Go Yankees! Go Giants!

Jenny's favorite part of working at ALVC is, "The family atmosphere; a great team approach to treating and caring for our patients.  The people here are my family."


Dane Shackelford

Dane began working at ALVC in March 2016.  He has a degree in architectural drafting and is currently back in school working on his prerequisites to go to Veterinary School.  He has one dog, a Siberian husky named Mika, twelve tarantulas and two hissing cockroaches.  When he is not working, he enjoys guitar, taxidermy and tarantula research. 

Dane's favorite part of working at ALVC is, "Constantly learning something new and being surrounded by people with the same passion."


Philip Leonard

Philip began working at ALVC in May 2016.  He has three rescued Pit Bulls named Lexi, Rocky, and Nola, and one American Bulldog named Aspen.  His hobbies include coaching baseball, photography and traveling.

Philip's favorite part of working at ALVC is, "Working with the animals, getting to see different types of animals everyday, ranging from your everyday household pets to a duck and maybe even a wild fox.  I enjoy working with people who share the same passion for animals as I do."


Kathryn Lorden

Kathryn started working at ALVC as an veterinary technician intern through BRCC in March 2016.  She loved us so much, that she officially became a member of our team as a technician in May 2016.  She graduated from LSU with a Bachelor in Animal Science in 2013.  She graduated from Baton Rouge Community College Vet Tech program in 2016.  She has a German Shepherd named Sebastion and two calico cats named Buttercup and Bon Qui Qui.  Her hobbies include running around with her kids' extracurricular life, she is also a big DIYer, picking up things on the side of the road to "spruce them up".

Kathryn's favorite part of working at ALVC is, "It feels like home."


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