Dr. Janie Dufrene was born in Raceland, LA and became interested in a career in veterinary medicine when she was a little girl. She wanted to find a career path where she could use her knowledge and skills to help animals and their people, make an impact on their lives, and feel like what she does is important. After years of hard work, she is a proud graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine class of 2012.
Dr. Dufrene started her career in a high volume mixed animal practice with five mentor doctors. She then moved on to gain valuable emergency medicine skills while working in a small animal emergency hospital. She has also worked in a privately owned corporate veterinary hospital for the duration of her career.
Having worked in mixed animal, emergency medicine, and corporate hospitals, Dr. Dufrene has gained valuable knowledge in not only practicing standard of care, high quality medicine, but also, surgery skills, management, client communication, and handling difficult situations with professionalism.
Dr. Dufrene has a special interest in dentistry, dermatology, and pain management. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Baton Rouge Veterinary Medical Association. She has a beautiful family consisting of her husband, Tony, two daughters, Ava and Ella, and two dogs, Rain and Snow. (Pictured) She is excited to start a new adventure in business ownership and to continue her dream of helping pets and their people.