Dr. Brian Ghere received his degree in Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 1986. He also studied at the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa during his senior year. In September of 1992, he founded and opened Prytania Veterinary Hospital with partner Dr. Nancy Nathan. Dr. Ghere is a member of the AVMA, LVMA, and SLVA. He has served as president of the state and local veterinary associations and was on an executive committee for the National Association. Dr. Ghere is married to Dr. Mary Elliott Ghere and is the proud father of 5 daughters: Taylor, Laney, Aubrey, Callie Anne, & Josie - with a 6th on the way! - and one son, Rhett. They have two cats: a senior named Salsa, and Remoulade, who was rescued from the Denham Springs flood in 2016, and two dogs: a Frenchie named Ringo, and Westley, a schnauzer mix. He is an avid outdoors man, racquetball player, and dad-joke teller.
Dr. Taylor Ghere was born and raised in New Orleans. Since she can remember, she has wanted to be a veterinarian just like her dad, Dr. Brian Ghere. Since 7th grade, she spent many of her summers working here at Prytania Vet. She received a B.S. in Animal Dairy Poultry Sciences from LSU. Dr. Ghere was one of just a handful of students to be accepted to LSU School of Veterinary Medicine as a college junior. She continued on to receive her DVM in 2018. She graduated with a Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Taylor can’t wait to apply her passion for small animal medicine to her practice at Prytania Veterinary Hospital. She is the proud mother of two dogs, Frank and Andouille, and three cats, Marie, Ollie, and Orange Kitten. Her special interests include preventative medicine and dentistry. She enjoys horseback riding, fishing with her dad, and attending all of the local festivals.
Sadie joined the PVH family in 2017. She is originally from Fairhope, Alabama but spent her childhood moving between Lafayette, Houston, and Tuscaloosa. In addition to working hard as a member of our front staff, Sadie is a multi-talented actress, model, guitarist, and singer-songwriter. She came to New Orleans by way of New York City and Los Angeles when she wanted to be closer to home. She is a recovering addict and spends her spare time sponsoring other women and volunteering at Grace House. Sadie’s grandpa was a veterinarian, which fostered her interest in the field and her mother, Michelle Leech is an artist still active in Fairhope. She is the proud mother of Julio Jones, a kitty rescued from the streets of Hollywood Boulevard. He is her spirit animal and earth angel. She and Drew Rumley are frequently overheard yelling, “Roll Tide!”
Paige is a New Orleans native who grew up on Prytania street blocks away from the hospital. She has always had a passion for animal welfare and has had many animals in her life, including hamsters, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, and a rabbit. She and her mother share a love for animals and spent time volunteering at the local shelters and frequently fostered dogs. She graduated from Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans and Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she received a degree in Marketing. After college, she lived in New York City for six years working in both the Fashion and the Non-Profit Consulting industries. Paige has recently moved home and is thrilled to learn about animal medical care and be a part of the PVH team! She has an adorable English Setter named Pinot and a sweet Dachshund named Clancy who love chasing squirrels in Audubon Park.
Lizzie grew up in New York with dogs, cats, and horses, and never fell out of love with any of them. She is a recent transplant to New Orleans, putting down roots after too many years in grad school and a decade of nomadic living. At PVH, Lizzie has found her perfect team of animal-loving, hardworking, and compassionate people, and she is so glad to be a part of the work that we do here. She loves helping animals and their people. When not at PVH, she acts and directs in the New Orleans theatre scene, writes the occasional article, and plays with her pups and husband, who are all pretty cool. Lizzie is the proud dog mom of 5 year old border collie mix, Kali and 7 year old Shetland Sheepdog Tigerlily.
Ericka is a South Louisiana native who grew up in Bourg, LA, about an hour southwest of New Orleans. She has always had a fascination with animals, and her curious mind is always getting to learn something new at PVH. She graduated from South Terrebonne High School in Bourg and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond where she received a bachelor's degree in Visual Art. When she's not caring for PVH's clients and patients, Ericka is cooking, binge-watching Netflix, doodling, or spending time with her perfect pitty pup, Azalea. Azalea is the Queen of Slobber, Master of Kisses, Leader of Naps and Chief of Mischief.
Olivia moved to New Orleans in 2011 from Chicago. She attended Loyola University, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Arabic and Middle East Peace Studies. She spent time in Morocco before returning to what she had always loved: caring for animals. She began working as a veterinary technician in 2013, and joined the Prytania team in August 2017. She has three dogs: two Long-Haired Chihuahuas named Iggy and Bowie, and a Pitbull named Harper. When she isn’t working, she can be found cooking, browsing record stores or supporting her favorite basketball teams.
Zoe moved to New Orleans from Allen, Texas in 2013 to attend Tulane University. She graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She will be starting veterinary school at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in Fall 2018, where she is excited to learn more about one health, emergency medicine and global health. Zoe has always known she wanted to be a veterinarian and started a philanthropic company, Faux Paws (www.fauxpaws.biz) in 2006, to help animals. She also received her CNA and EMT licenses in high school so that she could get hands on experiences practicing medicine. Zoe loves working at Prytania Veterinary Hospital because everyone is so incredibly dedicated to patient care and they are willing to help her learn. She loves the awesome clients and their pets. And, who doesn’t love spending the day getting puppy kisses! She has a family dog named Addy, who was adopted from the ASPCA. Zoe loves to spend her free time playing clarinet and ukulele, traveling, and exploring New Orleans.
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