Employee of the Month, July 2022

Haley Anslem, Veterinary Assistant at Lafaytette Veterinary Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana, is the July 2022 EOTM Winner!



Haley Anslem



Lafayette Veterinary Care Center,
Lafayette, Louisiana


Veterinary Assistant






Kortney Ellerbe,
Assistant Nurse Manager

Why Is She So Awesome?

Haley pays so much attention to detail, is very genuine, and cares about her patients. 

How Does She Go Above and Beyond?

Haley ensures the best care for her patients, always seeks help when needed, and is always willing to help her team.

In Her Own Words

Why do you love your job?

I love that I work in a field where compassion is the driving force of everything we do. I feel privileged to be able to provide love, comfort, and care to all of our pets and get them to their playful happy selves. My favorite moments are when a pet finally gets to see their owner after being hospitalized for multiple days, and you can see them light up in excitement to finally be feeling better and getting to go back home. 

Each month AAHA spotlights, with generous support from CareCredit*, an
AAHA member.

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Pets at home: I have two cats. My eldest is KitKat. Her favorite hobbies include eating, sitting on the ledge of the tub while I shower, and waking me up before my alarm. My youngest is Mr. Miyagi. He’s a shy fella but occasionally comes out and brings toys for me to play with him. 

What brought you to the profession?

I previously worked in human medicine and had a friend recommend I switch over to veterinary work. It’s been such a wonderful change with so many differences but still many similarities. I definitely couldn’t cuddle with my patients before. (haha)

Favorite celebrity:

Hmmm. If I had to choose a favorite, I definitely don’t think I could go wrong with Adam Sandler. Final answer!  

Hobbies outside of work:

I play roller derby with Acadiana Roller Derby! Come watch a “game.”

Favorite book/show:  It’s always changing but right now my favorite show isNew Girl!


Photo credits: Photo courtesy of Haley Anslem



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