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Our Doctors


Dr. Pat McKenna

   Dr. Pat McKenna, a native of Metairie, Louisiana, is the owner of Lakeside Animal Hospital. He attended Rummel High School. After completing his undergraduate studies at LSU, he graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. He began working at Lakeside Animal Hospital as a kennel technician in 1967. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and 4 chihuahuas. 

Dr. Candace Autin

   Dr, Candace Autin is a 2014 graduate of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to entering veterinary school, she earned her BS in Animal Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has been working at Lakeside Animal Hospital since the summer of 2016. She currently resides in River Ridge with her husband, Jonathan, their two daughters, Cecilia and Lillian, and their two dogs, April and File.


Dr. Christina Exnicios

   Dr. Christina Exnicios  is a 2017 graduate of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Metairie, and attended St. Mary's Dominican High School. She received a BS in Biology from the University of New Orleans. She began her career at Lakeside Animal Hospital in 2010 as a veterinary technician. She resides in Metairie with her 3 dogs, Pete, Eddie, and Magnolia, and a sulcata tortoise, Ziggy.

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