Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Animal Health Clinic in Baton Rouge! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us today to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Dr. Clarence B. Hackett
Dr. Hackett is originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana & moved to Baton Rouge in his elementary years. His interest in becoming a veterinarian came at an early age. After graduating from University High School, Dr. Hackett completed his pre-vet with a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University. With no vet schools in Louisiana at the time, Dr. Hackett was accepted to Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. While at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Hackett married Edith Smith from Baton Rouge. In 1967, Dr. Hackett received his DVM from Oklahoma State University and was the recipient of the Upjohn Award for proficiency in Veterinary Clinical Medicine.
Dr. Hackett opened Animal Health Clinic in 1972 and has practiced veterinary medicine for the past 42 years. Dr. Hackett is a current member of the Alpha Psi Veterinary Fraternity, past president of the Baton Rouge Veterinary Medical Association, Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Louisiana Academy of Veterinary Practice, and the American Animal Hospital Association. He was also a previous member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. His special interests include veterinary dentistry, internal medicine, endoscopy, ultrasound, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hackett enjoys cycling, fly-fishing, golfing and spending time with his five grandchildren. He also enjoys grooming his two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, “Belle” and “Harper”. He is an active member of First United Methodist Church.
Dr. Timothy Leonards
Dr. Leonards was raised in a rural setting in Crowley, Louisiana with a large focus on agriculture. Dr. Leonards attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude. He spent his summers at the LSU Ag Center Rice Research Center focusing mainly on agricultural work. He then moved to Baton Rouge with high hopes of being accepted into the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. During that time, he was employed at the LSU Ag Center Poultry Unit & worked for two summers at Animal Health of Baton Rouge as a veterinary assistant. Dr. Leonards graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 & received the Bayer Award for Excellence in Dermatology during his clinical rotations. Professional interests include Dermatology, Internal Medicine, and Diagnostic Imaging.
Dr. Leonards and his wife, Holly Bofinger Leonards, have a 5 year old son, Nathan. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and trying to stay in shape. Personal interests include tinkering with electronics and building things. Dr. Leonards’ extended family includes an orange tabby named “He-Man”, a Highlander-Simese cross named “Ibby”, and a Red-Footed tortoise named “Ray”. His cats generally do nothing around the house, but do enjoy waking their family in the early morning for no reason at all.
Savannah Williamson, originally from Bartow Florida, came to us in May of 2015. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor degree in Animal Science. Her love for hands-on work and animals led her to our clinic. Savannah moved into her role as General Manager naturally, as she enjoys teaching her co-workers and being a positive example of what a great team member should be. While she will miss her favorite skills, dental cleanings and phlebotomy, she is excited to help drive the hospital forward in her new role. In her free time, she can be found hiking with her adorable and vocal dog "Camille" or bringing her obedient and gentle Belgian Malinois dog named "Hans" to the dog park.
Lead Patient Care Coordinator
Mary Taylor is our most seasoned Patient Care Coordinator, joining our team in April of 2018. Originally from Greenville, Mississippi, Mary worked at a veterinary hospital there but moved to Baton Rouge in 2017. While she received a degree in Communications from the University of Southern Mississippi, she decided to use this with her passion for animals. Mary enjoys being the first line of communication with our clients and patients. Recently becoming “Lead” Patient Care Coordinator, Mary has excelled at streamlining the front office and ensuring that all of our client and patient experiences are handled with the utmost of care. If she is not spending time with her niece or watching FIFA, she is bringing her two dogs “Aspen” and “Finn” swimming or hiking.
Patient Care Coordinator
An animal lover at heart, Janea began work with us in May of 2019. Before coming to work at Animal Health Clinic, Janea managed a bakery. While she loved her position there, she wanted to return to her true passion. Janea’s experience working with shelter pets and the Companion Animal Alliance has really been the driving force behind her goal of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has enjoyed building relationships with our clients, and aims to continue to build connections with all of our furry friends. Keeping true to her genuine nature, Janea loves spending time with her family, and her favorite past-time is partaking in family cook-outs. She also enjoys loving on her three gentle Pitbulls, Lola, Biscuit, and Diablo.
Libby Broussard joined the Animal Health Clinic team in the summer of 2017. She enjoys many roles at Animal Health Clinic, including interacting with clients and caring for our patients as a Veterinary Technician. Libby is currently enrolled at Baton Rouge Community College and is planning to attend the Veterinary Technician Program. She has two quirky fur-pups, “Opal” and “Willow” who keep her on her toes. In her free time, she enjoys going back home to Austin to spoil her precious niece named Penelope.
After relocating back to her home town of Baton Rouge from New Orleans, Aubrey couldn't wait to grow her career in animal care by joining the Animal Health Clinic team in July of 2019. While she was pursuing her degree in psychology in New Orleans, Aubrey had her first taste of caring for animals at Crescent City Veterinary Hospital where she started as a kennel technician and became hooked immediately! She has 2 fur kids of her own- a 4 year old dachshund named Rudy and a 2 year old rottweiler named Georgia Bean. In her free time when she isn't caring for our wonderful patients at the clinic she enjoys doing improv, playing guitar, and taking sweet Georgia Bean to the dog park.
Megan Quigley previously worked at Sherwood South Animal Hospital, but took a hiatus to take care of her three spunky kids, Kael, Quinn, and Callie. We were lucky to have her join our team in September of 2017. She fit in seamlessly and brought with her experience, drive, and positive energy. Her favorite part of being a Veterinary Technician is the ever changing work day and exposure to challenging cases. She enjoys assisting the doctors in surgery and improving her skills daily. On the weekends, Megan loves to spend time with her kids, husband, and fur-baby Boxer “Katy” in the great outdoors.