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Meet Our Vets
Dr. Jay Warford, DVM
Dr. Jay Warford is from Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, Class of 1990. He began his career in Folsom, LA with a special interest in equine reproduction and worked at an equine breeding and veterinary facility for 5 years. He then moved to the West Monroe area and started his Mobile Equine Business. After 6 years of being mobile, he added the hospital facility at the current location on Cypress Street (Hwy 80). He continues to enjoy treating horses as well as the dogs, cats and goats. At home, Dr. Warford and his wife Elizabeth have 4 dogs, a Westie named Abby, a Dachshund mix named Maddie, a Border Collie named Charlie and a Jack Russell Terrier named Shiloh. In his free time, Dr. Warford enjoys fishing with his son Daniel, staying active in his church and spending quality time with his family in the outdoors.
Dr. Kacey Johnson, DVM
Dr. Johnson grew up on her family's farm in Dodson, LA where they raised cattle, horses, goats, pigs, dogs and cats. She attended Dodson High School and enjoyed playing basketball, softball and track. She also competed in local, state and national 4-H/FFA competitions showing goats, cows and horses. After graduation from Dodson High in 2007, Dr. Johnson attended Louisiana Tech University from 2007-2010, earning her bachelors degree in animal science. While at LA Tech, Dr. Johnson was actively involved with the Pre-Vet Club, Block and Bridle and Equestrian Club. Dr. Johnson also worked as a veterinary assistant here at Pine Hills Veterinary Hospital for two years while she was attending LA Tech. She was accepted into the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She completed 4 years of veterinary school with a special interest in mixed animal medicine and graduated from LSU in May 2014.
After graduation, Dr. Johnson and her husband, Lee, moved back to their hometown of Dodson, LA and she began working part time at Pine Hills Veterinary Hospital and part time at Winnfield Animal Clinic in Winnfield, LA. Dr. Johnson enjoys treating dogs, cats, horses, goats, sheep, pigs and cattle. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends (especially her 4 legged friends Molly and Izzy)! The Pine Hills team is very happy to have Dr. Johnson back on board!
Dr. Amber Hartwell, DVM
Dr. Hartwell was born and raised in Eros, LA. She attended Chatham-Jasper Henderson High School, graduating salutatorian in 2001. Attending Northwestern State University for undergrad, she graduated in 2006 and 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Biology and an Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology, receiving the honor of Magna Cum Laude. Amber then went on to receive her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2011 from Louisiana State University. Amber is especially interested in Feline Medicine.
At home, she is married to Randy and they share 4 kids with one precious little boy on the way. Her family members of the furry kind include a black Lab named Bull, a dachshund named Wilber and a pride of lions (AKA cats) named Cory, Buttercup, Gus-Gus, Skittles, Rosie, Daisy, Oliver, Moo, Mickey and Minnie!