MEET OUR TEAM
MEET OUR TEAM
All About Our Pet-Loving Team
Loftin Veterinary Hospital in Youngsville, LA is an extended family, and Dr. Loftin takes pride in recruiting and developing the best staff and veterinarians. The team members at LVH are dedicated to loving animals and caring for their owners. Many of the veterinary technicians have been part of the team for over a decade! This means that they develop long-term relationships with clients and patients, which improves patient care and client communication.
Dr. William Loftin, Jr.
Dr. Loftin is the owner of Loftin Veterinary Hospital in Youngsville, Louisiana and Parkway Animal Hospital in Broussard, Louisiana. Dr. Loftin earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Louisiana Tech University and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 1995. William’s childhood experiences inspired him to become a veterinarian. William was born and raised in Delhi, Louisiana. Growing up in rural Louisiana, farm animals were part of every day life, particularly the quarter horses his father bred. Even as a young boy, he was taught to care for and nurture animals. William and his family live in Lafayette with an ever-changing menagerie of pets. He stays busy helping to homeschool his children. William is also an avid bass fisherman.
Dr. Corey Michel
Dr. Corey Michel is from Mansura, LA, located in central Louisiana. He achieved his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences with minors in chemistry and psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2013. After working with us for a year as a veterinary technician, he pursued his dream of becoming a veterinarian and graduated from Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. He now lives in Lafayette with his adopted Siamese, Jett. Dr. Michel loves electronics and technology, ranging from computers, video games and 3D printing. He is also an avid reader, and he particularly enjoys caring for his vast collection of succulent plants.
Dr. Mark Gentry
Dr. Mark Gentry knows the people and pets of Louisiana. He has practiced veterinary medicine in Lake Charles, Kinder, and Alexandria, as well as the Lafayette area. Dr. Gentry graduated from New Iberia Senior High in 1982 and LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. He resides in New Iberia with his wife and son. In his spare time, Dr. Gentry enjoys woodworking.
Dr. Mike Venable
Dr. Mike Venable is a native of Church Point, Louisiana. After graduating from Notre Dame High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. It was there that he met his wife Crystal, who is also a veterinarian. Together they traveled to beautiful island of Grenada to attend St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed clinical year at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mike now lives back in Church Point with Crystal, their son Noah, and their 4 dogs and 2 cats. During his spare time, Dr. Mike enjoys playing golf (even though he is a terrible golfer), working out, cooking, and spending time with his family. Dr. Mike knows that in today’s busy world, it can be hard to make the time to get your beloved pets into the vet, and strives to remain on schedule (because no one likes waiting at the doctor’s office), while still giving each pet the time and attention they need. He will also discuss treatment options so that educated decisions can be made in the care of your pet that also fit your budget.
Tanya Usie, Office Manager
Tanya Usie has been part of the Loftin Veterinary Hospital family for over 12 years. Receptionist, veterinary technician, kennel technician, Tanya has done it all! In addition to managing the office, Tanya manages 2 children, her husband, and a new puppy.
Lana, Veterinary Technician
Josh, Veterinary Technician