Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, and care deeply about what we do every day.
When Matt first signed on as a member of the Clearview Veterinary Hospital team, he was looking forward to learning something new every day and being involved in an exciting, dynamic work environment. He didn’t know at the time that it would turn into a lifelong passion! Matt has been helping the area’s pets and animal parents live happier and healthier lives for more than 15 years.
A native of Metairie, Matt first saw an advertisement in the local newspaper for an open position in the hospital’s kennel. He joined the Clearview Veterinary Hospital family in May of 2004, and has been here ever since. Now, Matt enjoys helping clients one-on-one around the clinic, and he’s also fond of working on the hospital’s inventory needs.
Matt and his wife—Clearview Veterinary Hospital’s very own Nikkie!—have a son, Jacob.
Nikkie loves many things about the veterinary profession: problem solving, teamwork, continual learning opportunities, science and medicine… the list goes on and on. One thing is at the heart of her passion, though: pets, as well as the loving owners who care for them. Nikkie makes it her mission every day to better the lives of animal owners and their companions as Clearview Veterinary Hospital’s lead Veterinary Technician!
Nikkie is from Metairie, and first launched her animal-care career at a dude ranch in Tennessee before returning to Louisiana. She first heard about an open position here at Clearview Veterinary Hospital from her husband—the clinic’s very own Matt!—and was hired on as a relief worker after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Nikkie has been a member of the hospital family ever since; now, she’s Head Veterinary Technician!
Around the hospital, Nikkie enjoys surgical work, dental procedures, and helping nervous or anxious patients to feel more comfortable. Her favorite part of every shift is the comradery she feels with her team—for Nikkie, nothing beats getting to work around a group of compassionate animal lovers just like herself on a daily basis.
Nikkie’s interests outside of work include reading, drawing, writing, going on cruises, snorkeling—she’ll soon be SCUBA certified!—and spending quality time with her family. She and Matt have a son, Jacob.
Some people are blessed with natural problem-solving skills. Connor is one of these people, and it’s a skill that has served him very well in his chosen career path. This, combined with a love of hands-on, physical work and a deep desire to improve the human-animal bond, has made Connor an invaluable member of the Clearview Veterinary Hospital team.
Growing up, Connor became the go-to pet sitter for his family and friends. He enjoyed this experience so much, that he went on to volunteer at an animal hospital during high school. After initially pursuing a degree in finance, Connor realized that his true passion remained in animal care. Professionally, Connor loves to put his analytical skills to good use interpreting lab tests.
Kayle grew up in a small southern Louisiana town, where she spent time around animals of all shapes and sizes. She suspects that those early experiences with the earth’s creatures made a permanent impression—Kayle knew that she would love to help pets professionally as a member of the veterinary world! She’s able to do just that here at Clearview Veterinary Hospital.
When the time came for Kayle to search for a new job opportunity, she knew that she wanted to do something rewarding and enjoyable while making a lasting difference at the same time. She jumped at the chance to become a member of the Clearview Veterinary Hospital family! Kayle joined the team in early 2019, and serves as a Kennel Technician and front-desk receptionist.
Most of Kayle’s free time away from the office is spent with her young daughter. Together, they love to go for walks and visit the park in the afternoons. The family shares their lives with two dogs: Piper, the mischievous one of the bunch, and the sweet-hearted Rose.
Hailey has been an animal-lover her whole life. She’s always wanted to do everything in her power to help others, whether they have four legs or just two. As a part of the reception team here at Clearview Veterinary Hospital, Hailey gets to make a difference in the lives of pets and their loving owners on a daily basis!
Hailey is from St. Charles Parish and worked in the food service industry for a time before deciding to make a change. When she came across an opening here at Clearview Veterinary Hospital, she knew right away it was the perfect opportunity. Hailey joined the team in the summer of 2019, and she’s been making a difference for the pet parents of the area ever since. Her favorite thing about her job is the camaraderie amongst the team, and she loves to greet pets of all shapes and sizes at the front desk.
Hailey and her fiancé live in St. Charles Parish and share their home with three dogs: Sebastian, a Labrador/Pit Bull mix who likes to follow Hailey everywhere; Tucker the silly Toy Poodle/Chihuahua mix; and a sweet German Shepherd named Sophie.
When Merissa was just a few years old, her family adopted a dog named Oreo. The two became inseparable, and the experience of having a loyal pet sparked in Merissa a lifelong passion for animals. Over the years, she also developed a love of helping people. As a receptionist here at Clearview Veterinary Hospital, she gets to use both of these skills to serve our clients and their pets.
Merissa joined the Clearview team in April of 2022. Professionally, she enjoys working with her colleagues, supporting our clients and getting to interact with our patients on a daily basis. She thinks it’s pretty neat to be able to see people’s soft side when it comes to their pets.
At home, Merissa resides with her mother, stepfather and brother. The family has three dogs: a yellow lab named Triss, a black lab named Katniss and a dachshund name Primrose. One of Merissa’s favorite hobbies is dancing.
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