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!
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
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.
Alexis is our new 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! She loves animals, but this crazy girl has no pets. I’m sure we can fix that. Welcome aboard, Alexis!
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.
Angela is one of our wonderful veterinary assistants and has been with Acadiana West Animal Clinic for over 16 years. She is married with one child. Angela loves Star Wars and video games and video games and Star Wars.
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.
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.
Allie is our “new girl” 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.
Kayla is one of our newer Veterinary Assistants. She has been with us for over a year now. Lafitte is home to her, and she shares it with her two dogs. Kayla likes hanging out with friends when she isn’t working. Maybe Vet Tech School is in her future!
Corinne is a new Vet Assistant currently in school to be a Registered Vet Tech. She has two beautiful pets, one being a bunny. She enjoys relaxing at home and hanging out with friends when she’s not working.