Bocage Animal Hospital

7353 Jefferson Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806


Laura Catherine

Office Manager

      Laura Catherine has grown up around Bocage Animal Hospital. As a veterinarian's daughter, compassion for animals has always come as second nature to her. She graduated from LSU in 2017 with a degree in Animal Science with a concentration in technology. Currently she is enjoying her time at the clinic and plans to stay with her Bocage family as long as possible! She has 1 cat, Kit, and 4 dogs, Rock, Benelli, Hazel and Ranger. 




Veterinary Technician/Kennel Manager

      Stephanie was born and raised in San Diego, California. She started her Vet Tech career at the age of 17 working at her local veterinarian’s office in the kennels. Since that time, she has worked and studied hard to learn all she could until she reached her goal as Head Vet Tech.  She has three children: Sydney, Jordan, and Conor.  Since the time she left San Diego back in 1997, she has lived in a few places here in the south; Baton Rouge, La and the Tupelo, Ms Area. In each place she loved the new and different cultures; she expanded her knowledge and studies to the animals in her area.

      Through the years of her Vet Tech career, Stephanie has worked with exotic animals, large animals, and small animals. She has run her own pitbull rescue where she would rehabilitate the dogs and place them in good homes! She also loves to ride horses. Stephanie started riding when she was 13 years old and enjoyed showing hunter/jumper for several years. But her heart is in rescuing. She currently has two dogs Lew-Lew- a Miniature Pincher and Lola- a Lab/Pit mix that are rescue’s and would have more if she could. Stephanie is enjoying her new life here in Baton Rouge and is looking forward to the future!



     Vanessa was born and raised in Denham Springs. She has always had a deep-rooted love and compassion for animals and decided to make it a career. She is a mother to 2 beautiful girls, Capri and Naomi, and 2 fur-babies Blaze and Sadie. Vanessa has 10 years’ experience being a vet tech. She is very excited to care for any animal that comes into the clinic, but her “favorite” ones are the older babies!



     Jacob was born and raised in Baton Rouge, always being surrounded by animals. He is currently a freshman at Louisiana State University pursuing his Animal Science degree. He hopes to one day to be accepted to the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Jacob is part of LSU’s pre-veterinarian club, actively participating in many of their events. Jacob has one cat, Jackson, a turtle named Crush, and four dogs, Bella, Mia, Kooper, and Moose.


Kennel Technician 

        Alex Mitchell lived in Bossier City, LA until she moved to Baton Rouge, LA to pursue a degree in Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Louisiana State University in 2016. She is currently a junior at LSU and hopes to attend LSU School of Veterinary Medicine after graduation. Alex has a pug, Frank, and a cat, Shadow.


Kennel Technician 

Sarah Grace

Kennel Technician

     Sarah Grace has been around the Bocage Animal Hospital atmosphere her entire life. She is Doctor Smith’s daughter and she has a deep love for all animals around her. She is currently enrolled in school at Saint Joseph’s Academy and she is going to be a senior this year. She has one cat, Oliver, and one dog, Rosie.


Kennel Technician 

     Phoenix has grown up in Baton Rouge and Denham Springs. She is a senior at St. Joseph’s Academy and has always had a true love for animals. She has 3 cats, Rosie, Meeko, and Koda, one dog, Indy, 2 tortoises, Crush and Squirt.