Meet Our Team

Team member Mary with her son and horse

Mary Pierce, BSAS, CAET

Hospital Manager

Mary joined the Pine Hills team in 2001 after growing up in and around the veterinary profession with her father. She graduated from LA Tech with a bachelors in Animal Science. Mary plays an instrumental role in the hospital as our manager.

She is married to her husband, Jeffrey and they have one son, Tucker. At home, she and her family have 6 horses, a Labrador Retriever, a Standard Poodle, and several rescue cats. In her spare time, Mary enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, spending time outdoors and reading.

Penny Gonzales

Lead Receptionist

Penny has been with the Pine Hills team since 2012. She was in retail management for 17 years and did paralegal work for 12 years. She has been a tremendous asset as our lead front office assistant. Penny and her husband, David, have four children and two grandchildren. At home, they have 3 dogs and one cat. In her spare time, Penny enjoys spoiling her grandchildren.

Kiley Adams


Aubrey Armstrong


Svea Rodriguez


Team member Judd

Judd Smith

Veterinary Technician

Judd grew up on a horse farm in Downsville, LA and graduated from West Monroe High School in 1991. He attended NLU (now ULM) for two years in agribusiness/equine sciences. He was the 2004 LRCA Saddle Bronc Rookie of the year. He worked for 15 years at Cummings Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary assistant and then ventured out on his own for 7 years starting colts for the public at Circle J Bar Ranch.

In the fall of 2014, Pine Hills Veterinary Hospital was fortunate enough to welcome Judd on board to help provide superior animal care. At home, Judd still enjoys starting colts and roping as much as possible. He has an Aussie named Joni, who is his constant companion in everything at the farm.

Alan Disotell

Veterinary Technician

Dennie Robert

Veterinary Assistant

Stephanie Morris

Boarding Manager

Sydney Bounds

Veterinary Assistant

Carley Paul

Veterinary Assistant

Nikki Martin

Veterinary Assistant

Courtney Morrow

Veterinary Assistant