Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet the veterinarians & team of Pontchartrain Animal Hospital. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Veterinary Doctors

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Conner

Stephanie Conner, DVM

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Stephanie is from Belle Chasse, LA. She graduated from Louisiana State University, College of veterinary medicine, in 2006. She has three dogs named Drogo, Lacey, and Evangeline. When not working, Stephanie loves to spend time with her daughter and watch LSU and Saints football. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is being surprised by something every day. There is never a dull moment and it always brings a smile to her face.

Smith

Christine Smith, DVM

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Christine Smith was born and raised in Idaho. She graduated from Washington State College of veterinary medicine in 2009. In 2021, she moved to Louisiana with her husband and three children. Christine has a dog named Charlie and a cat named Sylvester. When she is not working, she enjoys swimming, rock hunting, and spending time with horses.

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Rachel Kobe, DVM

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Rachel Kobe is from Covington, Louisiana and attended LSU School of veterinary medicine. She is the proud owner of three animals, including two cats named Mogley and Franklin, and one mixed breed dog named Priya. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors during her free time. She has a particular interest in traditional chinese veterinary vedicine (TCVM), acupuncture, and dermatology.

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Jennifer Mains, DVM

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Jen Mains is a New Orleans native and graduated from Ross University in 2020. She has one dog named Fifer. She is passionate about rescue and adoption. In her free time, she loves to travel to all parts of the globe. Her favorite part of vet med is the relationships she makes with her clients. She also has a special place in her heart for older animals.

Registered Veterinary Technicians

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Jessica

Jessica

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Jessica is from Slidell, LA. She went to school at Delgado Community College and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She has one American Pitbull Terrier named Jax, aka Jaxey Poo. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing outside with her daughter, and watching TV. Jessica’s favorite part of veterinary medicine is educating clients about different aspects of being a pet parent.

Veterinary Assistants

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Taylor

Taylor

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Taylor is from Prairieville, Louisiana, and went to school at the University of Louisiana, at Lafayette. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. She has two dogs, Bean and Vinnie. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and dancing. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is seeing all the cute dogs and cats as well as seeing the clients leave happy and satisfied!

Kelsey

Kelsey

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Kelsey is from Picayune, Mississippi. She went to school at Mississippi State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture. She currently has five animals – Theo, Tang, Hyperion, Sven, and Cheeto. When she is not working, she enjoys outside activities like kayaking and hiking, as well as spending time with family and friends. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is that there is something you can always learn and perfect. The puppies and kittens make it pretty okay too! 🙂

Carol

Carol

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Carol is originally from Maryland and graduated from Rabouin High. She is the proud owner of seven cats with unique names including Jimmy D, Fatz Domino, Chubby Checker, Janis Joplin, Purry Comeaux, Salem Rogue, and Carpurrator Claws. During her free time, Carol enjoys spending quality time with her family and her furry friends. Her favorite part about veterinary medicine is the opportunity to learn something new every day and the sense of family she feels at work.

Customer Service Representatives

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Ashlea

Ashlea

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Ashlea, originally from Australia, attended school at Beanliegh High. She is the proud owner of two Yorkies named Tucker and Frisco. During her free time, Ashlea enjoys gardening, reading, and cross-stitching. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is undoubtedly working with animals and having the opportunity to see all kinds of Yorkies.

Danielle

Danielle

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Danielle is from Forest Hill, LA, and attended Northwestern State University. She has two animals named Charlie and Piper. When she is not working, Danielle enjoys spending time with her four children. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is taking care of the sweet furbabies that come in.

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Melanie

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Melanie is from Metairie, Louisiana. She has two pets named Milo, a 5-year-old cat, and Rocco, a 5-year-old mixed large breed dog. Outside of work, she enjoys attending concerts, and museums, traveling, and spending time with her 2 daughters. Her favorite part about veterinary medicine is the joy it gives her to see all the pets and to be part of helping them have a happy, healthy, and fabulous life!

Kennel Technicians

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Cristina

Cristina

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Cristina is from Slidell, LA, and attended college at Remington College in New Orleans. She has one very spunky dog named Sandy. Outside of work, she enjoys being with Sandy and playing video games.

Hospital Manager

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Tracy

Tracy

 

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Tracy is from Laurel, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her dogs are Ralphie (a protective, long-haired Dachshund), Archie (a sweet, Cavalier King Charles), Winnie (a sassy, long-haired Dachshund), and Bubba (a cuddly, Mini Australian Shepherd) whom she loves very much. When not at work, she likes to read, work in her flower garden, and travel. Her favorite part of working in a vet med is cuddling all of the puppies and kittens!