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Meet Our Team

Courtney Landry


Years in Practice: 2

My name is Dr. Courtney Landry, and I am originally from New Iberia, LA. Before completing veterinary school, I received a Bachelor of Science from LSU in 2015. I job shadowed and worked as a technician at All Creatures for 7 years. I graduated from Ross University SVM with honors and completed my clinical rotations at Texas A&M in January 2020. After graduation, I completed a 7 month internship at one of the largest horse ranches in Texas, the 6666 Ranch. I've participated in numerous research studies involving horses at LSU SVM and corporations such as Merck Animal Health. My interests in veterinary medicine are small animal medicine and surgery as well as equine medicine. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Equine Practitioners. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my friends and family and spending time outdoors.

Chad Richard


Years in Practice: 21

My name is Dr. Chad Richard. I have been employed as a Veterinarian since June of 2001. I graduated from LSU-SVM. My role at Atchafalaya Animal Clinic is as a mixed animal practitioner with special interest in equine reproduction, neonatal medicine and dentistry. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, Acadiana Area Veterinary Association, American society of Theriogenology and American Association of Equine Practitioners. I have a son, Randon and daughter Avery. Aside from treating and caring for animals, I enjoy fishing and spending time with my children.

Rebecca Richard


​Years in Practice: 8

My name is Dr. Rebecca Richard, and I am a 2014 graduate of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. I grew up in St. Martinville and graduated from Catholic High School in New Iberia. Prior to attending veterinary school, I completed my bachelor's degree in Animal Science at LSU. My main interests in veterinary medicine include equine reproduction, ultrasonography and small animal surgery. I was awarded the Landon Hays Theriogenology Award, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Certificate of Clinical Excellence, and the Novartis/Ethicon Companion Animal Award in 2014. I was also a member of the Merial Summer Scholars Research Program at LSU studying equine reproduction. I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, and being outdoors. I shadowed at All Creatures as a student for 8 years prior to becoming a veterinarian.

Ryan Hebert


Bio coming soon!

Crystal Kidder

Office Manager

Years in Practice: 17

Hi, my name is Crystal Kidder. I have been employed with Atchafalaya Animal Clinic since 2005. I am a graduate of Berwick High School and attended Young Memorial. I am married to Chris Kidder and together we have two beautiful children (Kaylee and Brendan). I also have four dogs. My hobbies include camping, boating, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and traveling places I have never been.

Kaitlin Pittman

Head Technician

Years in Practice: 10Hello! My name is Kaitlin Pittman and I've been employed with Atchafalaya Animal Clinic since March of 2012. I am happily married to Devin Pittman and together we have a beautiful daughter named Raylie. We have a house full of critters including: 3 dogs (Jessabelle, Nelle, Zoey), 3 cats (Watson, Jasper, Punkin), and 2 tortoises (Chewy & Cardi). My hobbies include spending time with my family, gardening, reading, and watching netflix.

Caitlin Rink


Years in Practice: 1

Hi, my name is Caitlin Rink. I am engaged to Christian Sargee and together we have one handsome son, Cohen. I have 2 dogs (Henry & Kimber) and a cat named Sally. I have been at Atchafalaya Animal Clinic since 2018. I like spending time with family, going in the boat, and fishing.

Jewel Ackman


Years in Practice: 15

Hello, my name is Jewel. I've been a Vet Tech for 15 plus years and I love it! I enjoy sharing my life with my 3 furry companions Roxy, Hugo, and Kissy. I am a life long resident of St. Mary Parish. My hobbies include gardening, art, outdoor activities, reading, and continued learning