Meet Our New Doctors! (Part 1 of 3)

As you’ve probably noticed over the last few months, we have a number of new faces here at the hospital, including six wonderful new doctors! How do we keep track of them all? Well, once we got to know them, it was easy! Here they are (in no particular order) so you can get to know them, too.

Dr. Diana Tran joined us this past January and is here every day except for Wednesdays and Sundays. Dr. Diana was born in Fort Myers, FL and raised in Houma, LA. While she was always interested in medicine, it was her experience with her first pet, a harlequin Great Dane she got during college, that convinced her she wanted to be a veterinarian. Before that, she had been on track to go to medical school. However, when her dog was infected by an intestinal parasite that took more than just a course of medication to clear, her veterinarian was so patient and understanding with her first-time owner worries, that Dr. Diana changed her mind about her future path and decided to become a veterinarian.  So after finishing her B.S. in biological sciences, she went to veterinary school at LSU, graduating in 2011. Her medical interests include dermatology, behavior, and surgery, but  her favorite part of the job is feeling like she’s made a positive difference in both her patients’ and her clients’ lives.

In addition to her first Great Dane, Dr. Diana had a couple of ferrets while she was in college. Now she has another harlequin Great Dane (Emmy) and a mixed breed (Azie) who was originally a parvovirus foster dog.  During her free time, Dr. Diana enjoys working out, and she recently completed her first half marathon with encouragement from one of her clients. She also loves to cook, travel, and spend time with her family and friends.

Dr. Rachel Weir joined us in March of this year and is here every day except for Tuesdays and Sundays. Dr. Rachel says that she always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, and her first family pet, a fat white cat named Alice, nurtured her love of animals from the start. She has always been drawn towards caring for and helping animals.  Her desire to help them developed into a passion for helping people by helping their pets. After graduating from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2015, she moved to Louisiana and joined the MSAH family. Her favorite part of the job is being able to make a difference in her clients’ lives, by figuring out the best solutions for their pets in their individual situations.

When she’s not working, Dr. Rachel enjoys traveling with her husband James and spending time with their bumbly mutt, Jenny, a hound dog mix rescued from the streets. Jenny (short for Guinevere) has adapted to the good life very well!