It takes a team to run a Vet hospital and LVH has the best. It’s not just a team, it’s a family.
LVH 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. 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 everyday 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. Crystal Venable is a native of Carencro, La. After graduating from Carencro High School, she received her bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. After studying at LSU, she traveled to Grenada, an island in the Caribbean, with her husband Mike (also a veterinarian). They attended St George's University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed their clinical year at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Crystal lives in Church Point with Dr. Mike, their two children, Noah and Madelyn, and their 4 dogs and 1 cat. During her spare time, Dr. Crystal enjoys gardening (vegetables, fruits, and flowers), working out, reading but most of all, spending time outdoors with her family. Dr. Crystal feels that communication is key to a successful visit. She loves to get to know each of her clients and their beloved pet companions and vows to treat and love her patients as if they were her own. She looks forward to meeting you and your furry four-legged pets.
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 the beautiful island of Grenada to attend St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine. After, they completed their 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's difficult to take the time to get your beloved pets into the vet, so he and strives to remain on schedule while giving each patient the attention that it deserves. He will also discuss treatment options so that educated decisions can be made in the care of your pet that also fit your budget.