Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Acadiana West Animal Clinic! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get to know our veterinary team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.
Dr. Susan Olivier

Dr. Sue Olivier is a 1983 LSU Veterinary Medicine graduate who opened Acadiana West Animal Clinic on May 1st, 1989. Practicing veterinary medicine was in the cards since she was seven years old. The clinic is over 30 years old and still going strong!

Dr. Olivier has been on the West Bank since 1983 and has two grown children, two dogs, and two cats. She has been involved in organized veterinary medicine as past president of the Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Association, past president of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, a representative for the New Orleans area, and a small animal committee member. Her hobbies are cooking, reading, and staying fit.

Dr. Kristen Rought
Dr. Kristen Rought joined our team in early 2022. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Since then, she has had a fair amount of experience in the veterinary world. She brings her expertise to canine and feline medicine and surgery.

She prides herself in building relationships with her patients and clients and being as open and honest as possible. She also understands the importance of the human-animal bond and intends to continue helping it grow stronger! Her favorite topics in veterinary medicine are oncology and clinical pathology. Dr. Rought loves traveling, dancing, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family and friends.


Sprout joined the staff of Acadiana West many months ago and has become an invaluable asset. He is single and lives with his family in Marrero. Previously, Sprout was incarcerated at the JP Animal Shelter but was given a second chance by getting employed instead of rehab. He is the host with the most and, despite lacking thumbs, is moving up the corporate ladder. We are happy to have him even though he often sleeps on the job. Welcome, Sprout.


Practice Manager

Alexis is our practice manager. She previously worked as a receptionist but left us for greener pastures. Unfortunately, that pasture was filled with cow pies, so she is back! Alexis loves spending time with her 1-year-old daughter and family.  She loves animals, but this crazy girl has no pets. I’m sure we can fix that!



Michelle is our longest-standing receptionist, or sitting instead, at Acadiana West Animal Clinic. She has been with us for over 20 years, and we are blessed to know her two sons – one since birth! Michelle likes dancing and schmoozing with our clients.

Veterinary Assistants

Angela is one of our wonderful veterinary assistants and has been with Acadiana West Animal Clinic for over 20 years. She is married with one child. Angela loves Star Wars and video games and video games and Star Wars.


Veterinary Assistant

GayLynn is also one of our amazing veterinary assistants and has been with us for over 16 years. She has been married for 15 years and has 3 kids. When GayLynn isn’t working, she’s either fishing or spending time with family and friends.


Veterinary Technician

Elia is a registered veterinary technician who pulls double duty working reception. She works full-time to support her habit of spoiling her nieces and nephews and traveling the world.

Veterinary Assistants

Allie is one of our veterinary assistants with over 14 years of experience. She has a young daughter, three dogs, and four cats. Allie is an outdoor girl who loves playing with her child and fishing.

Veterinary Assistant

Kayla is one of our veterinary assistants. She has been with us for over 4 years and has learned so much! Kayla likes hanging out with friends when she isn’t working. Maybe Vet Tech School is in her future!

Vet Assistant

Corinne is one of our veterinary assistants. She has two beautiful pets, one being a bunny. She enjoys relaxing at home and hanging out with friends when she’s not working.