Dr. Diane Dubois
Diane Savois Dubois grew up in New Orleans (Algiers). After graduating from St. Mary’s Dominican High School, she attended Louisiana State University and earned her B.S. in Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Science. She graduated from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and has practiced on the Westbank since then. She and her husband Matthew and their son Lucas enjoy camping and the outdoors. They have 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 gecko and 3 snakes at home. Dr. Dubois’ professional interests include soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. She takes pride in her dedication to her profession and her compassion for animals.
Dr. Jennifer Sandoz Esteve
Jenny Esteve has worked in the veterinary field since 2002 and has lived on the Westbank most of her life. She graduated high school from Mount Carmel Academy and attended Loyola University of New Orleans for undergraduate school. Dr. Esteve received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Louisiana State University in 2008 and has had the privilege of practicing small animal medicine ever since. Her husband Brian and their daughters Mallory and Ellie would not be complete without their cat named Chug and their Golden Retriever Koozie. A problem solver at heart, Dr. Esteve loves internal medicine and takes pride in being there for her clients and patients throughout every aspect of the human-animal bond.
Dr. Elle Ulvestad
Elle Ulvestad grew up in Rhode Island. She attended the University of Rhode Island and earned her B.S. in Animal Science and Technology. She then attended Iowa State University for veterinary school and graduated in 2017. Upon graduation Dr. Elle decided to move south to follow her fiancé, Connor, and the warm weather. Her little family consists of one dog, Lemon, and two cats, Squirrel and Miss Pretty. She has thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the New Orleans food and festivals. While she loves all animals, Elle is a true cat lover at heart and has a passion for feline medicine.
Autumn graduated from Delgado’s Veterinary Technology Program in May of 2014 and is currently studying to become an RVT. She and her fiancé have a furry child named M.C. (cat) and a baby girl named Harper. She has always had a love for animals and a passion for helping people. Autumn is devoted to caring for our patients and making sure our clients understand everything they need to know about caring for their four-legged babies. Seeing how much people love and care for their animals makes her even more passionate about her job.
Melinda is one of our veterinary assistants. She has been in the pet care field for over 14 years. Melinda and her husband of 33 years have a dog named Gidget, two cats, Nicky and Nola, two tortoises, and two Pekin ducks, which have taken over their backyard.
Jenna graduated from Ursuline Academy High School in 2014 and has worked in the veterinary field since. She has recently graduated from Delgado’s Veterinary Technology Program in May of 2017 and she plans to become a registered veterinary technician. Jenna has had a passion for animals from a young age and her love for them has deeply grown with her experience. She has 2 cats, Minnie and Jynx, and a yorkie named Bella. In her spare time Jenna loves being active and enjoying the outdoors.
April is one of our receptionists. April has been working in the veterinary field for over 20 years. April and her husband Clint have three sons (Tyler, Devin and Landon), a Daughter in law (Kalyn), and three grandchildren (Kane, Royce and Novaleigh). Their home would not be complete without their many fur babies.
Brooke is one of our receptionists. She is currently in school at UNO for accounting and has over five years of customer service experience. Brooke knows how to make all of our clients feel welcomed to our facility! She has 3 dachshunds at home.
Jessica is one of our kennel assistants. She is currently enrolled at Delgado Community College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Jessica has an adorable Frenchie named Oliver, and a chunky kitty named Pickles. She has always had a love for animals and volunteers at the local animal shelters in her spare time.
Ashley is one of our kennel assistants. She has been working in the animal industry for over 3 years. Ever since she was a little girl, she has wanted to work in the animal field. Ashley loves spending time with her boyfriend and their dog Diamond, whom they love and spoil very much!
Vicki is our groomer. She has 16 years of professional experience as a groomer and does an amazing job with each and every groom. Vicki and her husband share their home with a mastiff, 2 shih-tzus, and 2 cats.