Our Team

We put your pet’s health first.

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We’re one big family.

Thank you for trusting us with your pet’s care. We look forward to being a resource for your family for the entirety of your pet’s life. We’ll be here when you need us.

Dr. Carter Loftin

Dr. Carter Loftin

Veterinarian

Dr. Carter Loftin was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana where he grew up with many different pets over the years. After high school, he moved to Baton Rouge to accomplish his childhood goal of becoming an LSU tiger. Dr. Loftin received a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from LSU in 2014 and decided he wanted to continue his education at the great university so he immediately began applying to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. While applying to veterinary school, Dr. Loftin spent his time working for a local dog adoption organization, Friends of the Animals, and working as an animal care coordinator at another local small animal veterinary hospital. Dr. Loftin was accepted to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and he continued his focus on companion animal medicine. Following his graduation from LSU SVM with honors in May of 2019, Dr. Loftin and his wife moved to Pensacola, Florida. They then moved back to Louisiana and worked as an Emergency Veterinarian in New Orleans before ultimately deciding he wanted to be back in Baton Rouge.

He enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine but some of his favorites include Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Preventative Medicine, Shelter Medicine, and Dentistry.

When he isn’t working, Dr. Loftin loves spending time outdoors with his lovely wife, Melissa, and their three handsome dogs, Blue, Maverick, and Tank. As a two-time graduate of the university, Dr. Loftin is a very passionate LSU sports fan and loves spending his Saturdays in Tiger Stadium. He is also an avid soccer fan and follows both local and European soccer leagues very closely.

Dr.Regan Gonzales

Dr.Regan Gonzales

Veterinarian

We are excited to announce our newest addition to the Bocage Animal Hospital team, Dr.Regan Gonzales!. Dr. Regan grew up in Saint Amant, Louisiana where her love for animals began. Since the age of four years old, she dreamed of being a veterinarian. Dr. Regan went on to complete her undergraduate and veterinary medicine education, both at LSU, where she graduated in 2019. She developed special interests in surgery, dermatology, and clinical pathology. While at LSU, Dr. Regan played trumpet for the Golden Band From Tigerland for 4 years. She has also been a pianist since she was 7 years old. When Dr. Regan isn’t seeing patients, she and her husband Scott spend their free time traveling to major league baseball stadiums around the country. Together, they have one cat named Yuki. We are all excited about the new skill set Dr. Regan will be offering to our practice.
Laura Catherine

Laura Catherine

Office Manager

Laura Catherine has grown up around Bocage Animal Hospital. As a veterinarian’s daughter, compassion for animals has always come as second nature to her. She graduated from LSU in 2017 with a degree in animal science with a concentration in technology. Currently, she is enjoying her time at the clinic and plans to stay with her Bocage family as long as possible! She has one cat, Kit, and four dogs, Rock, Benelli, Hazel, and Ranger.

Vanessa

Vanessa

Technician

Vanessa was born and raised in Denham Springs. She has always had a deeply rooted love and compassion for animals and decided to make it a career. She is a mother to two beautiful girls, Capri and Naomi, and two fur babies, Blaze and Sadie. Vanessa has 10 years of experience being a vet tech. She is very excited to care for any animal that comes into the clinic, but her “favorite” patients are the older babies!

Stacey

Stacey

Technician

Stacy grew up on a small farm with horses, cows, pigs, chickens, and of course, dogs and cats. She started working at her first vet clinic in 1997. She loves getting to know the clients and the patients and is constantly amazed by the love that animals can give even when they are not feeling well. At home, she has Amos, a 14-year-old pitty, Tilly, a 2-year-old Pomeranian, Hubert, Ignatius, and Herman, the cats, and 34 chickens with their rooster Grits.

Haynes

Haynes

Technician Assistant

Haynes grew up in Monroe. He moved here to attend LSU, where he graduated with a degree in Animal Sciences. Haynes’ passion for animals began when he was young, and he has worked in the veterinary field for the past five years. He hopes to one day attend veterinary school. Haynes has two dogs, Albert and Scout.
Erin

Erin

Technician Assistant

Erin grew up in Ville Platte. Her love for animals began when she was young on her family’s farm. She moved to Baton Rouge, La, to attend Louisiana State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. She has worked here at Bocage Animal Hospital since her sophomore year of college and hopes to attend LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.