Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Maple Small Animal Clinic in New Orleans! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (504) 866-6316 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!


  • Gene Zeller, DVM - In Memoriam


    Dr. Eugene Zeller was a native New Orleanian and graduate of Benjamin Franklin High…
  • Emily Zeller Lemann, DVM


    Dr. Emily Lemann is a New Orleans native and graduate of Isidore Newman School. Dr. Lemann…
  • Brian Hill, DVM


    Dr. Brian Hill was born in West Monroe, Louisiana, grew up in New Orleans and graduated…
  • Erica Brasher, DVM


    Dr. Erica Brasher was born and raised in New Orleans.  She is a graduate of both Trinity…
  • Sharon Schmidt, DVM


    Dr. Sharon Schmidt was born in Hammond, Louisiana and graduated from St. Scholastica…
  • Mandy Walkenhorst, DVM


    Dr. Walkenhorst is a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School and Loyola University…


  • Jill Humphrey

    Office Manager

    Want to know who keeps us all on track? That would be Jill.  She works part-time in our…
  • Lesley Kent

    Hospital Practice Manager

    Lesley joined the Maple staff in 2008 as a Receptionist and worked her way to becoming the…


  • Angelica Cortes


    If you have been greeted at the clinic by the young lady with the dark hair and the big…
  • Bailey Thompson


    One of the pleasant voices you hear on the telephone when you call the clinic belongs to…
  • Gay Rakosky

    Gay has been a staple at our clinic answering our phones since she first joined Dr.…
  • Grace Byrne


    Grace works at our front desk and joined the reception team in May 2018.  Grace adores…
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  • Jackie Deak

    Laboratory and Exam Room Manager

    We call Jackie our air traffic controller, as in addition to overseeing our Laboratory,…


  • Eddrelle Blatcher

    Technician and Labratory

    Eddrelle brought her love of people and animals with her when she joined our staff in July…
  • Henry Davis


    Henry has been a staple in our Kennel since April of 1999 when he first started working…
  • Janet Jones


    If you have a dog (especially if it's a chihuahua) chances are you have met Janet as she…
  • Joseph Culotta

    Hospital Technician

    Joe started at Maple in 2009 as a Veterinary Assistant and has worked his way to become…
  • Kelly Melson

    Technician and Receptionist

    Kelly joined us in July 2018 and works both in Reception and as a Technician assisting in…
  • Lauren Wood


    Lauren joined the Maple team in April of 2018 as a Technician and assists our Doctors in…
  • Meredith Tague


    Meredith's love of animals comes through in her passion for providing as much client…
  • Nancy K

    Technician and Surgery

    Nancy is our longest running full time Maple family member.  Nancy managed the kennels…
  • Zach Winegar

    Hospital and Surgery Technician

    Zach moved from Kansas to New Orleans and in 2006 joined Maple as a Veterinary Technician.…