Receptionist SupervisorSheila Cothern
Sheila was born in Akron, Ohio but has lived in Louisiana for the past 50 years. She has worked in many different areas such as tax preparer, network administrator, General Manager of an Irish pub in the French Quarter and went back to school at the age of 45 to become a Certified Medical Assistant. Sheila worked for an OB/GYN for 8 years. Sheila has been a client of VCA Causeway Animal Hospital for 14 years when she got her sweet yorkiepoo Aran Girl. Because of her love of animals she decided to change careers once again to join a wonderful team to help and care for the beautiful animals of our clients. She resides in Metairie with her daughter, Tiffany, and her grandson Aidan who is the light of her life. She also has two awesome pups Esme and Bailey and kitty Holly who she adopted from our clinic!
Dawn was born and raised in New Orleans. She has worked for VCA Causeway since 2001. Dawn reloacted to Dallas for a few years after Katrina, but her love was for New Orleans so she came home and came back to VCA Causeway. Dawn has always had animals, she loves dogs but has a fondness for cats. She currently has 4 at home. One sweet little boy she calls SiClops (because of his one eye!) that she adopted from Causeway.
Crystal Schmill was born in New Orleans and now lives in Boutte, LA. In 2006, she joined our VCA Causeway team. That same year she married Toby, and they welcomed beautiful baby Emma in September of 2010. Crystal spent most of her childhood around animals and has always harbored a great love and respect for them. This is definitely the perfect job for Crystal! In addition to Toby and Emma, Crystal shares her home with 3 dogs: Mya, a shih-tzu adopted from Causeway, a boxer named Nelson, and Mocha, a chocolate Lab.
Glenda Seeling is a native of Choctaw County, Alabama. She married her great husband in October of 1997 and moved to New Orleans, his home town. They now make their home in Kenner with their wonderful cats.
She started working at Causeway Animal Hospital in January of 1998. She can't imagine working anywhere else.
As Customer Service Representative she tries to make every client's visit here as pleasant as possible and the wait to see the doctor as short as possible.
Since moving to Louisiana and working at Causeway Animal Hospital, she has met and made terrific lasting relationships with clients and patients.
I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and ventured out to Lafayette to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for college. When I returned home from college, I decided that it was time to adopt my first dog. I was driving down Metairie Rd and saw two beautiful black pit/lab mix dogs that were up for adoption. I pulled into the driveway of where the adoption tent was and met eye with my beautiful new dog which I named Buddha. He was a rescue at the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter and they urged me to bring him to the VCA Airline Hospital. I was so impressed with the level of professionalism and love for my dog. About nine months later, I rescued my second dog, a shih- tzu/Yorkie mix named whom I named Zen from the Orleans Parish Animal Shelter and was urged to take them to VCA Animal Hospital. After rescuing my second dog, Zen, I moved to San Antonio, Texas. I applied at the VCA Animal Hospital in Leon Springs, TX. They welcomed me with open arms and I felt right at home there. I lived in San Antonio for a little while then returned to New Orleans and went straight to the VCA Causeway Animal Hospital to apply for a job. I not only love what I do here, and I am encouraged by my coworkers to keep striving for my goals. I also know that my animals, as well, as many others are handled with the upmost care and compassion by our staff