Andermann Animal Clinic!
Andermann Animal Clinic is a progressive veterinary facility. We opened our doors on January 8th, 2013 and we are becoming the fastest growing hospital in the area. The practice scope is limited to companion animals (Dogs and Cats). We currently have a rotating staff of 3 full time veterinarians to handle all of your pets’ medical needs. Dr. Andermann, Dr. Hackney, Dr. Block, and the entire staff invite you to become part of our AAC family!
Dr. Leslie Andermann
Dr. Leslie Andermann is a Gonzales native and grew up in the Brittany/Burnside area. After graduating from St. Amant High School in 1999, she attended LSU and earned two degrees, in 2003 for her bachelors in Biology, and then again in 2008 with her doctorate from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Andermann has experience in emergency medicine, high volume surgery clinics, and general practice medicine. After living out of state for several years, she came home to Gonzales to open Andermann Animal Clinic in January of 2013. She served as president of the Baton Rouge Area Veterinary Medical Association from 2015 to 2017. Dr. Andermann is very proud to be a part of this wonderful community and she loves getting to build lifelong relationships with her clients and their animals. Her main goal of opening this practice was to bring next-level medicine to the area, combined with compassion and honesty. These days, she spends most of her time doing surgeries and working behind the scenes of the hospital. That being said, she will still manage to pop into an exam room or the lobby just to ask a client “How’ve you been? How’s your family?”, along with giving them a big hug, just to make sure they are ok. Keeping the relationship strong between the clinic and clients is her top priority. Dr. Andermann has worked hard to assemble a great team of doctors to help continue her vision of progressive medicine combined with compassionate care.
When not at work, Dr. Andermann spends time at home with her husband Tommy and their two sons, George and Teddy. Dr. Andermann also has 3 dogs, Toby (a very cranky chihuahua), and Miss Flea and Louis (both Boston Terriers). Being a practice owner and a mom are her two greatest accomplishments, and she is thankful every day for her husband, family, and amazing employees who make it all possible.
Dr. Julie Hackney
Dr. Julie Hackney has been with Andermann Animal Clinic since shortly after the 2016 flood. She was born and raised in New Orleans, and now currently resides in Gonzales. She graduated with her doctorate from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She has been in practice for more than 20 years and has worked in practices from Monroe to Denham Springs. Outside of her dedication to work, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and beloved yellow lab, Dee.
Here at the clinic, Dr. Julie is known for having the best bedside manner, with patient care being her greatest strength. She treats every patient like it’s her own, always going above and beyond to make sure they are comfortable and well taken care of, along with taking the time to properly educate the owner as well. Her bubbly, upbeat, and caring personality makes her a joy to be around. All of these qualities gave her the title of “mom” of the clinic, as she always makes sure everyone is taken care of and keeps things running smoothly.
Dr. Michael Block
Dr. Michael Block is a Louisiana native who was born and raised in Metairie. He earned both his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. Dr. Block enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine though he has a particular interest in internal medicine, surgery, and diagnostic imaging. Since joining Andermann Animal Clinic, one of Dr. Block’s favorite parts of the job includes establishing lasting relationships with and providing exceptional care for his patients as well as their families. Due to his years of experience in small animal emergency, Dr. Block is able to remain calm and collected in any situation. His attention to detail is second to none and he doesn’t mind taking the extra time to ensure a proper diagnosis. He likes to go in-depth in cases, to research and learn about new treatments and diagnostics. When not at work Dr. Block enjoys staying active as well as spending time with his wife, son, and beagle mix, Bentley.
Kodie is originally from Rayne, Louisiana but is now residing in Baton Rouge. After working at a large animal clinic for quite some time, she joined our team in 2017. Ever since day one, her work ethic has been phenomenal. She consistently goes the extra mile for the clinic, always making sure every client and pet have a wonderful experience. Kodie is responsible for most day to day operations of the clinic and she coordinates our staff scheduling. She is also an excellent surgery technician. When not at work, she loves being with family and friends, traveling as much as possible, and adventuring with her standard poodle, Ziva.
“The best part about my job is how we are close like family. I also love getting to form a bond with all of our lovely patients, getting to love on and care for our handicap cat, Lieutenant Dan, and being able to learn from all of our wonderful doctors.”
Sidney was born and raised in the Gonzales area, but now lives in Folsom. She is currently our longest standing veterinary technician, having been with us since 2015. She is an excellent surgery technician, and her knowledge helps the doctors stay calm and focused during procedures. Her technical skills are outstanding and she can professionally hold/restrain any animal to make sure everyone stays safe. Outside of work she enjoys working her horses, barrel racing, and traveling with her blue heeler, Ricky.
“I thoroughly enjoy getting the opportunity to learn, monitor, and assist during surgery and procedures.”
Katie is originally from Crowley but moved to the Gonzales area to graduate from Louisiana State University with her Bachelor of Animal Science in 2019. Katie has a knack for organization and computer skills, and she also does a great job keeping the clinic neat and orderly. She has a great attitude and is always willing to help with any task. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her husband and goldendoodle Leonard, and traveling.
“Honestly, the best part about being a part of Andermann is getting the opportunity to assist our doctors in diagnosing and healing, learning new things every day, as well as getting to love on every patient that comes in.”
Logan has been a Gonzales resident for years, but now currently lives in Hammond. She joined our Andermann family in 2017. She loves working at Andermann so much that she chooses to make that hour drive from Hammond every day, and even put off radiology technician school another year just to work with us a bit longer. Her knowledge and energy help the doctors stay on track, even during the busiest days. Logan also has a great sense of humor, and regularly keeps the staff giggling with her personality. She keeps everyone smiling with her obsession for fat kitty cats. On her off time she enjoys relaxing, hanging out with friends, and cuddling her two cats, Bennie and Tutti.
“My favorite part of my job is getting to do what I love, learning new things from the doctors, while also having fun.”
Alec is originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina before he moved to the Prairieville area. He started with us mid-2018 and is currently a full-time student at Louisiana State University. Outside of work, his passion is basketball; he also spends most of his time studying and spending time with his fiancé, family, and friends. Alec’s upbeat personality and great sense of humor make him a favorite among our clients and coworkers. He always takes extra time to make sure our boarding pets get lots of attention and care.
“My favorite part of work is taking care of all our boarders and getting to meet and talk with new people every day.”
Melissa is originally from the Baton Rouge area, but now resides in Prairieville. She started with Andermann Animal Clinic mid-2018. Melissa is a very hard worker and takes pride in caring for our boarding pets, always making sure they are happy and comfortable. Outside of the clinic, she is a full-time student at Louisiana State University, and when she is not busy studying, she enjoys working out.
“My favorite part of work is getting to know and love on all the animals that come in.”
Nicol is originally from Gramercy but lives in Baton Rouge as a full-time student at Louisiana State University. She joined Andermann Animal Clinic in 2019. She is a part of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and Pre-Vet Club at LSU. Nicol is a very hard worker and can always be found cleaning without even being asked. When not at the clinic, she enjoys playing with her dog Bentley at the parade grounds in Baton Rouge, and on weekends she likes taking Bentley kayaking at her family’s camp.
“The best part of coming to work is getting to play with and care for the sweet fur babies that come board with us.”
Born and raised in Gonzales, Olivia was a client of ours long before she joined our staff in 2019. In May of 2019, she graduated from Nicholls State University with her bachelors in Biology/Pre-Vet. She is now studying and preparing to apply to LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Her kindness and positive attitude can be seen in anything she does. When not at work, she enjoys working out, hanging out with family and friends, as well as loving on her 3 cats, Callie, Moo, and Phoebe.
“At Andermann, I especially love getting to take care of all the cats boarding and loving on them whenever I get the chance.”
We are proud to provide the following services:
- Annual Health Exams
- Preventative Health Care
- Dental Health Care(Including scaling,polishing, and tooth extractions)
- In-House Laboratory (Blood Chemisty Analysis, Complete Blood Counts, Parvovirus Testing, Urinalysis, Fecal Screening, Cytology, etc)
- Digital Radiography
- General Surgery
We are proud to carry these brands (and also a few others not listed):
- Advantage Multi
- Revolution Plus for cats
We would love for you and your pet to become part of our “extended furry family”. At our clinic – we believe in building lifelong relationships and strive to always provide quality health care combined with compassionate customer service. We know that you have many options when choosing a veterinary health care provider, and we truly appreciate you allowing us to care for your pets.
Please click on the link to download our new client information form. Bring it with you on your first visit along with any other medical records that might be of importance.
While we hope you or your pet is never in need of emergency services – We understand that some issues arise suddenly and need immediate care. If you have an emergency during our regular office hours – please come to our clinic immediately – If you can, please call ahead so we can better prepare for your arrival.
If your pet has an emergency after hours – Please seek immediate assistance at one of these hospitals:
~ Denise Fontenot
~ Tricia Crago & Peanut Butter
~ Chris and Allison Dickerson
~ Lori Zeringue
~ Amy C. Duplessis
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