15225 Jefferson Hwy

Baton Rouge, LA 70817 US

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Veterinary Technicians


  • 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.'

  • 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.'

  • Kaylyn Hall

    Kaylyn joined our ALVC crew as a Veterinary Technician in 2016. She recently graduated from Penn Foster College with an associate's degree in science and completed the Veterinary Technician program in February 2019. She really enjoys working with exotics and pocket pets. She owns a very large, fluffy lab named Beaux. Her hobbies include enjoying time with family and friends. She is also very crafty and enjoys vinyl work. 

    Kaylyn’s favorite part of working at ALVC is “this place truly creates a family environment where everybody is there for each other.”

  • Franke Normand

    Franke has been in the veterinary field for over 7 years and has been a proud member of the ALVC team since 2017. She graduated from Baton Rouge Community College in 2012 with an Associates degree in Natural and Physical Science. She has been passionate about animal medicine for most of her life. When not busy caring for patients, she likes reading (especially anything Wonder Woman), playing games, and baking. Her fuzzy crew includes her two terrier mixes Loki and Nastasya, and the terrific tabby Yossarian. 

    Her favorite thing about ALVC is the diversity of our clients and patients. 'I love that we're an all species clinic. Everyone always gets to see and learn something new, it's great!'

  • Katherine Dodick

    Kat started working at Azalea Lakes in November of 2018. She graduated from LSU the following May with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. She plans to apply to LSU’s School of Veterinary medicine to get her DVM. She has prior experience at clinics that strictly saw cats and dogs and has loved the experience she has gotten with exotic animals at ALVC. She has quite a zoo at home with two cats, Tinkerbelle and Haden, two rabbits, Dash and Gracie, a pup named Oliver and a hedgehog named Russell. Outside of work she volunteers with Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue and enjoys outdoor activities, like camping. 

    Kat’s favorite part of working at ALVC is “The staff is like family, so accepting and loving, and treats every animal like their own.”

  • Shelby Sanchez

    Shelby started working at Azalea Lakes in June 2017 as a kennel technician.  In May of 2019, she became a veterinary technician.  She is currently pursuing a degree at LSU in Animal Science.  While not at work she is busily working on her degree and has plans to go to veterinary school.  She is a loving mom to her maltese-shih tzu mix Gizmo & her spooky black cat Felix.

    Shelby's favorite parts of working at ALVC is 'the love and support from my co-workers while I struggle through school and being able to have fun in a relaxed environment while helping the animals of my community.'

  • Jacquelin McDaniel

    Jacquelin has been with ALVC as a kennel technician since October of 2013 and became a technician in the summer of 2019.  When she is not at work, she loves spending time with her two dogs, two cats, and two snakes.  Her favorite past times are trail riding, fishing, and LSU football.

    Jacquelin's favorite parts of working at ALVC is taking care of all the animals.

  • Gabby Antoline

    Gabby started working at ALVC in September of 2019. She is looking forward to starting the Vet Tech program at Baton Rouge Community College in 2020. Her love for all animals, especially reptiles, is what lead to her working for ALVC. At home, she has two cats (Remi & Boo), two bearded dragons (Olenna & Tyrion), two crested geckos (Irwin & Spyro), a leopard gecko named Charlie and a pink toe tarantula named Frostbite. Aside from animals, she also has a passion for criminal justice, all things supernatural, and mythology. In her free time, she enjoys going to the movie theater, playing video games and caring for her many pets! 

    Gabby’s favorite part about working at ALVC is the variety of breeds/species she gets to interact with and creating bonds with our patients.

  • Piper Pendergast

    Piper began working at Azalea Lakes in September of 2019. She went to high school at East Jefferson High School and then attended the University of New Orleans where she majored in social work.  At home, she enjoys horseback riding, and spending time with her horse Boomer, dog Maple, snake Eli, crested gecko Mooshu, and leopard geckos BoJangles, Sunny & Will.

    Her favorite part about working at ALVC is 'the close relationships of the staff.'

We care for all animals!

"We believe that all animals deserve compassionate veterinary care."

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Monday- Friday 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday 8 am - noon




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Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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