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 is currently a Senior at Southeastern Louisiana University, 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, being on the lake, and being a first time aunt to a beautiful niece. 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.
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.