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                                       Welcome to Ridgefield Animal Hospital
                                     Your Veterinarian in Thibodaux, LA 
                                                     Call us at 985-446-8824


From left to right Dr. Lane Breaux, Dr. Dawn Koetting (founding partner, retired), Dr. Natali Robichaux, Dr. Sarah Pitre, Dr. Paul Seemann (founding partner, deceased )

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Gone but not forgotten is one of our founding partners, Dr. Paul Seemann Jr, DVM. Dr. Seemann was a phenomenal veterinarian, partner, mentor, friend, son, husband and father. His passing in October of 2015 is still felt by all who knew him.

                                                 We Are Your Other Family Doctors!

Ridgefield Animal Hospital has been a fixture in Thibodaux, Louisiana for over 35 years. Dr. Paul Seemann and Dr. Dawn Koetting became co-owners in 1985 and moved the practice to its current facility in 1999. Dr. Natali Robichaux joined as an associate in 2000, and in the partnership in 2007. Dr. Lane Breaux joined us as an associate in 2004 and in partnership in 2014. Our associates, Dr. Sarah Pitre (LSU 2008), and Dr. Kathryn Langley ( Ross 2016) round out our professional staff.


Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer.

We proudly serve the TriParish area including: Thibodaux, Houma, Morgan City, Raceland, Lockport, Grand Isle, Napoleonville, Donaldsonville, Luling and all the towns in between. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please contact us at (985) 446-8824 for appointments for all your pet health care needs or e-mail us . And don't forget to "Like Us" on Facebook

rateus_redcircle_125x125.pngOur goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner, and quality veterinary care throughout the life of your companion animal.

At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, helpful forms to assist you and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional animal health care information.

At Ridgefield Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Our Pet Portal feature ( hit "LOG IN" above to access) will allow you to track your pet's vaccines and medications, as well as access information important for your pet's life stage. All you need is an email address (which will be kept private and only used for clinic communications such as reminders).

If you have a pet emergency, please call 985-446-8824.

Meet Our Veterinarians

  • Dr.
    Paul Seemann Jr
    Founding Partner, Deceased.
    Dr. Seemann, along with Dr. Koetting, purchased the original Ridgefield Animal Hospital on Ridgefield Road June 17th, 1985. As a founding partner, Dr. Seemann worked tirelessly to bring the tiny 1 doctor, one employee practice to the modern, multi-doctor practice that it is today.

  • Dr.
    Dawn Koetting
    Founding Partner, Retired
    Dr. Koetting is a 1984 graduate of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced in Thibodaux since 1985. She is married to Donald Koetting. Their son Christopher rounds out their human family. Dr. Koetting enjoys pastel painting, bonsai and horseback riding, and spending time with her dog Deuce, her cat Sumi, and macaw Clyde.

  • Dr.
    Natali Robichaux
    Dr. Robichaux is a 2000 graduate of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced at Ridgefield Animal Hospital since that time. She joined the practice as an owner in 2007. She is married to Ray Robichaux, Jr, and is mother to Zachary, Jacqueline, and Tillman.

  • Dr.
    Lane Breaux
    Dr. Breaux is a 2005 graduate of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced at Ridgefield Animal Hospital since graduation. He was the recipient of the Arizona Outstanding Equine Student Award during his final year at the LSU. Dr. Breaux joined the practice as an owner in 2010.

  • Dr.
    Sarah Pitre
    Dr. Pitre is a 2008 graduate of LSU School of Veterinary Medicine ( and rabid Purple and Gold fan! ). After practicing for two years in California, Dr. Pitre, a native of Larose, is happy to be home. Dr. Pitre has one son, Pierre James (P.J.).

  • Dr.
    Kathryn Langley
    Dr. Langley is a 2016 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts ( with her 4th year begin completed at LSU ). Her veterinary interests include canine and feline medicine, critical care, and dermatology.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Compassion,Love,Loyalty, just to name a few of the dedicated doctors and staff of Ridgefield. The care your furry family members will receive is like NO other in our area! Once you join the Family of Ridgefield Animal Hospital you will be a client for life and your pets will be in Great Hands."
    Michelle Foret 8/24/2017
  • "I've taken my animals to Ridgefield for close to 20 years now. The excellent medical care is outstanding! They have helped several of my animals through serious medical conditions which has enabled them to live longer healthier lives. Thanks from the bottom of my heart Ridgefield for being the best by far!!!!!"
    Tammy Bourgeois 8/23/2017
  • "Thanks to all the doctors and staff for giving such great and compassionate care for our wonderful boxer Samson. Thank you Paul for coming in on your day off and being there for us and Samson. He will be greatly missed!"
    Louis and Connie Caro 6/19/2014

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