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Angela Rippetoe – Office Manager

Angela was born and raised in Lafayette, LA. She has been working at the Garden District Animal Hospital for 12 years. She started working for Dr. Stuckey in 2004 as a kennel worker. Through the guidance of Mrs. Stuckey, she took on the role of office manager and has continued to work for Dr. Andersen. Angela graduated from LSU with a degree in Biology in 2006. She enjoys cooking with her husband and cheering the Tigers to victory. She is married to Chris and they have a daughter, Molly.

James Jenkins - Vet Assistant

James Jenkins was born and raised in Baton Rouge. He has been working at Garden District for 5 years as a vet assistant.   He graduated from LSU with a degree in Animal Science in 2012. James has 1 dog, Petey.

Shyquinca Ford - Receptionist/Vet Assistant

Shyquinca Ford was born in Baton Rouge and raised in St. Francisville. She has been with Garden District Animal Hospital since 2012. She received her degree in Animal Science at LSU. Shyquinca loves Disney and enjoys baking for friends and family. She has one dog, Cody.


Keith Tullier - Vet Assistant

Keith Tullier was born and raised in Brusly, LA. He began working in the veterinary field in 2007. He joined the Garden District team in 2014. He is interested in animal behavior, and is known in clinic as the "cat whisperer." In his free time he enjoys playing the didgeridoo. Keith has 2 cats, Leon and Cleopatra.


Caitlin Winter - Receptionist

Caitlin Winter was born and raised in Baton Rouge. She began working at Garden District in 2014 as the primary receptionist. Caitlin excels at customer service and problem solving. She graduated from LSU with a degree in English and History. She currently attends LSU Graduate school, and will graduate in May of 2018 with a Master's degree in Secondary Education. She has three dogs named Kuzco, Winnie, and Cosette; and two cats, Toulouse and Patronus. 


Alex Von Almen - Vet Assistant

Alex Von Almen was born and raised in Ponchatoula, LA. She started working at Garden District in 2015 as a vet assistant. She is an Animal Science major at LSU and will be starting vet school in the fall. Alex enjoys fishing, kayaking, and volleyball. She has a Maltese named Laci. 


Katie David - Receptionist/Vet Assistant

Katie David was born in Eunice, LA, but is a proud Navy "brat" who moved often due to her stepfather's military service. She joined the Garden District team over a year ago and works as a vet assistant and receptionist. She is currently studying Wildlife Ecology and Management at LSU and hopes to one day do research and conservation of large predators. Katie enjoys painting and recently updated the Garden District Animal Hospital logo that is displayed in the lobby. She has one cat, Louie.


Ambrie Paquette - Vet Assistant

Ambrie Paquette was born and raised in Milford, Delaware and moved to Louisiana for school in 2012. She received her Bachelors degree in Natural Resources Ecology and Management from LSU. She started working at Garden District in 2016. She loves the beach and hopes to move to Florida one day. Ambrie has 3 dogs (Scamp, Jack, and Baxter), 1 cat (Alley Cat), and 3 rats (Pearl, Pickle, and Whiskey).

Office Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:00am 7:00am 7:00am 7:00am 7:00am 8:00am Closed
8:00pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 8:00pm 4:00pm Closed