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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 Veterinarian

Our Veterinary Team

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Dr. Drew LeCompte

Veterinarian

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!

Dr. Ana Leah Meaux

Dr. Ana Leah Meaux

Veterinarian

Dr. Ana Leah Meaux joined Village Veterinary Center in July of 2022. She is so happy to be here and is looking forward to meeting you and all your pets! Dr. Meaux grew up in the small town of Abbeville, Louisiana. Her love of all furry and four-legged friends began early. Since she was an infant, she was always surrounded by animals in the household. In fact, the first thing that made her giggle as a baby was her mother’s dachshunds.

As she continued to grow, she was always fascinated to learn all that she could about animals. As an only child, they gave her so much joy and companionship – and the longing to give back to them for that grew greater and greater.
She attended University of Louisiana at Lafayette for 4 years where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Then, she was thrilled to attend Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge. While in veterinary school, she developed an interest in Integrative Medicine and pursued a certification in Veterinary Acupuncture as well. She believes that we were all put on this earth to be stewards of creation, meaning it’s our responsibility to help care for all God’s creatures, both big and small!

When she is not here at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Wesley, friends, and family. She loves photography. She has three dogs: Easy, Jeffrey, and Enzo, and two cats: Peter Parker and Harvey, who are always ‘willing’ to pose and help to improve her photography skills! She is a lover of good food, live music, and just being outside, enjoying the weather!

Dr. Dana Thomas

Dr. Dana Thomas

Veterinarian

Dr. Dana was called to the veterinary profession from a very young age. Her first words as a child were “Hi Cocoa,” as she popped out her pacifier to greet their family German shepherd in her birthplace of Gainesville, FL. Returning to her father’s native city of New Orleans where she grew up, she developed a strong love of animals, a deep desire to help care for them, and was encouraged by her family in her pursuits of a career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Dana had many pets ranging from ferrets and birds to cats and dogs that taught her the importance of their health care and instilled in her a sense of responsibility and appreciation for all animal friends, big and small.

Dr. Dana attended her undergraduate studies in Massachusetts at Amherst College and completed her DVM degree at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in Indiana before returning home to Louisiana to practice small animal medicine. Dr. Dana finds the most joy in caring for each of her patients as if they were her own and bonding with clients through education about their pets and a shared desire to help them live happy long lives.

When she’s not at work she loves playing with her energetic 5-year-old son, tending to her flock of chickens, and caring for her 2 dogs, Bean and Bailey-Mae, along with her 4 house-panthers Bosco, Luna, Jazpurr, and Whisker, and her ball python, Dartagnon. She savors the outdoors, especially anything having to do in/on/ or around the water and particularly loves kayaking the bayous and lakes that adorn our southern Louisiana landscape. Spending time with family and friends keeps Dr. Dana grounded as do her yoga and meditation practices.

Our Staff

Dallas T.

Practice Manager

Kimberly K.

Veterinary Technician

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Joanna L.

Veterinary Technician

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Sophie G.

Veterinary Technician

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Scottie W.

Veterinary Technician

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MARIA A.

Veterinary Technician

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