VCA Sandy Lake Animal Hospital

Jacinta Alleman, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Louisiana State University


I was born and raised in South Louisiana in a small town called St. James. I am known to all as “Our Little Cajun.” Ever since grade school, I have dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. When I graduated from high school, I attended undergrad at Louisiana State University and, while working towards my Animal Science Degree, I was accepted into LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation in 1995, I moved to Dallas, Texas. I was employed at two all-feline hospitals for 7 years before joining the team at VCA Sandy Lake Animal Hospital in May 2003.
I have been married for 17 years to a veterinarian classmate, Lon Hays, DVM. I have two 2-legged humans named Abigail Marie and Natalie Mae. I also have three 4-legged animals, “Pearl”, “Mojo”, and “Butta”.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my children and cooking Cajun cuisine. My specialty is Feline Medicine.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, Please contact one of the following animal emergency clinics:

VCA Metroplex; 770 West Airport Freeway, Irving, TX     972-438-7113   open 24 hours

DFW  North Texas Emergency Veterinary Clinic;  2311 Cross Timbers Suite 319, Flower Mound, TX  75028   469-464-2964   open nights and weekends

North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic; 1712 W. Frankford, Suite 108, Carrollton, TX   972-323-1310    open nights and weekends

Denton County Animal Emergency Clinic;  4145 South I-35E, Suite 101, Denton, TX  76210   940-271-1200   open nights and weekends