Office Manager/Senior Technician
Soraya is one of our most experienced technicians and has been with Rivertown Animal Hospital since it’s opening in 2006. Soraya has earned multiple degrees: A Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Masters of Business Administration. Soraya is now working full-time as an elementary school teacher, and we are thrilled she still continues her relationship with us as a part-time employee. Our patients surely love this arrangement too, as she has been known to throw a little extra love and treats their way. Her specialty is making our patients comfortable and relaxed and helping clients understand how to care for their pet through an illness and/or recovery from surgery. Soraya resides in Plaquemine with her husband Jonathan and their very loved six dogs. Outside of the clinic, Soraya enjoys Baking and spending time at home with her husband and twin nephews.
As a senior technician, Stephanie works closely with Dr. Leblanc during surgical procedures and excels at patient nursing care. She has been a part of Rivertown since August of 2006. Stephanie loves to watch patients grow from puppy and kitten hood to adults and senior patients. She works diligently to expand her knowledge working alongside both Dr. Leblanc and Dr. Schroeder. She appreciates the connections she has made with our clients and their pets, along with former and current employees. Stephanie has also worked in the large animal field at LSU with horses, cows, sheep, and goats. She is a graduate of Brusly High School where she met her now husband Zach. They reside in Addis with their daughter, Amelia James, and their two dogs, Murphy and Fletcher.
Caroline was born and raised in White Castle, Louisiana. She joined our Rivertown family in August of 2018. You will normally see her working in in-room appointments, drop offs, and at the reception desk. Caroline enjoys working alongside our sick and healthy patients, ensuring that everyone has a comfortable stay. She loves the family atmosphere and the learning opportunities that Rivertown has to offer. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in the spring of 2021, majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child Life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies, reading, and being on the lake. Caroline has a dachshund named Rosie, a maltipoo named Sophie, a lab mix named Beau, and a cat named Goose whom she rescued as a kitten from Rivertown.
Technician and Social Media Editor
Renee joined the Rivertown family after living in California for a couple years and returning home to Louisiana. Renee began her technician journey working with clients and assisting in surgery, her favorite thing is helping sick patients feel comfortable and loved during their treatment. From reception to cleaning and working with pets, Renee is an all-hands-on-deck worker. Renee has been pursuing a degree in English Literary Studies and is now Rivertown’s Social Media Editor. Renee is also part of the Leadership Team, working closely with doctors to help the clinic run smoothly. She has two fur babies, a Catahoula mix named Miller and her Rivertown Pit Bull rescue, Edna. Renee married her high school sweetheart in the Spring of 2021, and enjoys spending time with her family, being in nature, playing with her pups, and reading in her spare time.
Renee is one of our most recent additions to the Rivertown family. She can be found most mornings monitoring patients for surgery. From pre-anesthetic bloodwork to recovery, she will make sure your pet is stable and comfortable throughout the procedure. She loves to make sick and surgery patients feel relaxed and loved during their treatment or procedure. Renee is originally from White Castle, Louisiana, and returned home after traveling the west coast for a few years while pursuing her Bachelor degree. One of her favorite things about working at Rivertown the past year is learning new things from experiences throughout the day. She has two dogs, miller and her Rivertown rescue Edna. She enjoys spending time with her family, being in nature, and reading in her spare time.
Alyssa began working with her sister Renee at Rivertown back in 2019 as part of our kennel team and quickly moved up to her current position as technician. Alyssa received a softball scholarship to Baton Rouge Community College and is pursuing a cosmetology degree in the fall of 2021. From grooming to assisting in surgery, Alyssa will make sure every dog that visits Rivertown leaves looking and feeling great. Alyssa has an outside cat named Mojeaux who likes to roam the cane fields by her house and get in fights with stray cats, he visits Rivertown often. In her free time she enjoys riding in the boat, hanging out with friends, and dancing with family.
Mallory is a lifelong resident of West Baton Rouge. She’s a wife and mother of two beautiful children. Mallory is also a dog mom to Cookie, a Chihuahua mix and Nelli, a chocolate lab. During her free time, Mallory enjoys boating, fishing, and too much Chic-fil-A. You can find Mal at the front desk greeting patients and sneaking in puppy love.
Madison is one of the most recent additions to the Rivertown family. Working as a technician, you will normally see her working in room appointments and drop offs. She enjoys caring for sick and healthy patients and loves making a long time bond with patients and clients. She was born and raised in Baton Rouge until recently moving to Clinton, LA where her and her husband run a full cattle operation. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, working in her yard, and chasing after her fur babies. Madison has 4 dogs, L.S., Boone, River and Meeko and a fluffy cat named Knox.