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Our Veterinary Team
Meet Village Veterinary Center’s amazing veterinarians and staff. We take great pride in giving your pets the best possible care!
Our Veterinary Team
Dr. Drew LeCompte
Dr. Drew’s grandfather was a farmer, and from him, Dr. Drew developed a love and respect for agriculture and animal husbandry. He enjoyed spending time with horses, dogs, cats, squirrels, turtles, and even a dairy cow that his family kept while growing in rural Iberia Parish. For Dr. Drew, a career in the veterinary world was simply a natural fit!
Dr. Drew is a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana, the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Iowa State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He opened his first veterinary practice, Home Veterinary Services, in downtown Lafayette in 1993. Dr. Drew owned and operated the clinic until his office could no longer accommodate his clients and business. The wonderful small city of Youngsville beckoned, and, in January of 2009, Village Veterinary Center opened its doors to serve the pets and people of Youngsville and surrounding areas.
Dr. Drew enjoys fixing things, whether it’s an outboard motor, an old radio, or a Cocker Spaniel. As a veterinarian, he enjoys the detective work of diagnostics and has a special fondness for ultrasonography. Most of all, he enjoys the relationships he gets to build with clients; he considers many of them his personal friends!
In August of 2000, Dr. Drew was able to intertwine his Cajun heritage with his passion for fixing things when he purchased an original Acadian home that was more than 200 years old. He disassembled the house, moved it to a section of undeveloped land on the edge of a small Cypress swamp, and has spent the last 14 years restoring his home. Dr. Drew is also an avid musician and began playing the guitar over 40 years ago. Currently, he plays in an all-veterinarian band called The Sinus Rhythms!
Customer Service Representative
Samantha has loved animals of all shapes and sizes for as long as she can remember. When she began to study Veterinary Medicine, she fell in love with the overwhelming feeling of accomplishment. When Samantha is not working at the clinic she can be found at her home in St. Martinville that she shares with her husband Benjamin, their two horses Lady Mae and Sundance, their cat Kitty Boy, their four dogs Aleu, Aeganon, Levee, and Hoss, along with their two rats Willie and Waylon.
Joanna has always had a soft spot for animals of every kind and knew she wanted to pursue a career that would work to improve their lives. She grew up in Lafayette with two dogs, Max and Patches, and eventually rescued her first cat, Pico. Even though she has had experience working alongside ranch animals such as cows, horses, pigs, and sheep, she also has over four years of experience working with dogs and rescue cats. She recently moved to Kaplan, Louisiana with her boyfriend, Casey, and their two cats, Guillermo and Perdita. When Joanna isn’t hard at work, she spends time with her family or enjoys time with her cats in her garden.
Like others in Veterinary Medicine, Kimberly has always had a love for animals. There has never been a time in her life where pets didn’t surround her, from dogs and cats to reptiles, fish, chickens, ducks, goats, and pigs. In her first seven years in the veterinary field, she worked as a customer service representative and Laboratory Technician.
A native of Florida, Kimberly now lives in Youngsville with her husband, Trevor, Rowan (their son), three dogs (Gordo, Bre & Rhett), and a cat (Luna). Kimberly enjoys photography, camping, and traveling.
From an early age, Kristen loved animals and knew she wanted to work with them. She grew up surrounded by cats, dogs, and cows. She took a veterinary technician class in high school and shadowed at a veterinary clinic. She then attended Northwestern State University and graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Kristen enjoys all of her patients including, their humans and says she couldn’t imagine doing anything other than caring for our furry friends.
Kristen and her boyfriend, Cody live in their Duson home with their four pets; two gray tabbies, Aloy and Carson, a beige tabby named Bowen, and an Australian Shepherd/King Charles Spaniel mix, Wesley. Now, Kristen mainly works with small animals but has experience with large animals, including horses, cows, and pigs.
Dallas has been working with animals of all sizes since she was very young. She grew up in a small town in Texas, where she raised rabbits, horses, ducks, and dogs. Working with her grandfather on his farm is what spiked her interest in the veterinary world.
When Dallas is not at Village Veterinary Center, she is spoiling her own pets Bruce Wayne, Izzy, Anouk, and “Rajah the Giant” a Munchkin Ragdoll Cat in their Youngsville home with her Husband, Torey.