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.
Caroline is a recent graduate of Tulane University and joined the Prytania Vet staff in June of 2016. It only makes sense that she became part of the team – as Dr. Nathan’s oldest daughter, Caroline has grown up here. While in high school, Caroline worked at Prytania Vet as a kennel assistant and now she is not only one of our Client Care Specialists but also our Social Media Manger! Outside of work, she is a nanny and constantly planning her next great adventure. She has a serious case of wanderlust so if you have any suggestions please feel free to let her know!
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 they have spent time volunteering at the local shelters and frequently fostering 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.
Wirth has excellent humor and is well respected by the staff and clients for his knowledge, competence, but most of all, compassion. Wirth has an amazing eye for detail and knows when a pet isn’t feeling well or is showing subtle symptoms. His introduction into veterinary medicine started in Georgia in 2001 while working with both small animal and exotics. He enjoys diversity and finds the daily challenges of vet hospital life rewarding. Wirth is a “jack of all trades” and performs to high standards in all areas of our hospital, from computer IT work to client relations. Wirth is currently pursuing a degree in diagnostic imaging. He enjoys photography, graphic arts, and working with computers. His photography exhibits in a couple of locations uptown and is credited with most of the work on our website. Wirth has two cats - Fubar and Sterling.
Born in the culture driven streets of New Orleans on a cool October night of 1988, Tarinno has always been a glass half full type of personality. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, oh wait, that is Spiderman. After the tragic death of both of his parents in an alley, Tarinno swore vengeance, no wait, that is Batman (darn it). He was the last surviving member of his planet Krypton, okay, okay, that is Superman. Tarinno is just a fun loving people person aspiring to help the world and all its critters. His trusty sidekick Levee, a tabby manx cat, has helped him fight crime since the dawn of time. With great power comes great responsibility.
Aimee was born and raised in New Orleans. A recent Chapelle graduate, she is currently attending Delgado Community College and working towards her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She joined Prytania Vet in 2017 after working at other local institutions like Breaux Mart Supermarket and Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO). She loves working in an environment where she can tell that everyone loves what they’re doing and that we really care about the pets' and clients’ needs. Currently her furry family consists of three cats -- Isaac, Oliver, and Ruby -- and a dog named Lucy. When she’s not at Prytania Vet, she enjoys going to concerts and festivals, cooking, writing, and Netflix binging
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