Veterinarians

Dr. Natalie Umbach

Dr. Natalie Umbach is a long term resident of the Ponchatoula area. She graduated Ponchatoula High in 2012 and then attended Louisiana State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Sciences. Dr. Umbach then attended LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her doctorate with…

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Dr. Laura Faucheux

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Dr. Kirsten Ganucheau

Dr. Kirsten Ganucheau is a long time resident of the Northshore, growing up in Mandeville and attending St. Scholastica Academy in Covington. She received a Presidential Scholarship to attend The University of Southern Mississippi and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology and a Minor in Psychology. She received her Doctor…

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Dr. Mary Beth Tamor

Dr. Mary Beth Tamor is a native of St. Bernard Parish. She is a 2008 graduate of Chalmette High School and then attended Louisiana State University where she graduated Manga Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Animal Dairy and Poultry Sciences. Dr. Tamor received her doctorate with honors from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in…

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Dr. Jessica Downing

Dr. Jessica Downing is a lifelong resident of the Hammond area, where she grew up on a dairy farm. She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas in 2004 and then attended Louisiana State University where she graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Dairy Science. She then attended LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her doctorate with…

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Dr. Melanie Lavergne

Dr. Melanie Lavergne is originally from Baker, LA. She obtained her Bachelors in Animal Science at Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) in 1982 where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. While at SLU, she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the 13 Club Honor Society. Dr. Lavergne later attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and…

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Dr. Darryl Bubrig

*Dr. Bubrig is only practicing on special occasions. Dr. Darryl Bubrig has been a resident of the Hammond-Ponchatoula area since graduating from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He grew up in Plaquemines Parish and graduated from Delta Heritage Academy in 1980. He attended Tulane University and graduated with a degree in Biology in 1984. He…

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Dr. William “Bill” Wheat, Jr.

Dr. William “Bill” Wheat, Jr., is a lifelong resident of the Ponchatoula- Hammond area. He graduated from Ponchatoula High School in 1976 and attended Louisiana State University undergraduate school. In 1983 he graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. He established Animal Care Center in May 1983 and watched its growth from the original three employees up to…

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