History of AEC
2421 Line Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71104
Animal Emergency Clinic of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc. was established in May 1990. The clinic was initially opened by 24 local veterinarians who each owned a share in the clinic. Those original veterinarian members strived to find balance in their constant work schedules, yet provide service for the injured or ill pets in our area. They initially shared duties at AEC to make sure it was staffed for those late night emergencies.
Although the clinic fulfilled an important need, the ever changing staff created inconsistencies in medicine. As a result, the clinic hired two full time veterinarians. The original schedule was one week on and one week off. This helped to provide more consistency for the emergency clinic staff, referring veterinarians, and the pets who needed help.
In June 2003, Dr. Jones and Dr. Welch took over as the clinic’s veterinarians. Both Dr. Jones and Dr. Welch grew up in northwest Louisiana and were happy to be back home working in an area of need for Shreveport-Bossier. Dr. Jones and Dr. Welch worked as the clinic’s veterinarians until 2009 when they became owners of the clinic, along with long time AEC Secretary Dr. Smith. The clinic officially changed its name to Animal Emergency Clinic and Intensive Care Facility and has since expanded in size.
The clinic now occupies the entire building at 2421 Line Ave. The clinic has worked to expand the technology and services available to practice veterinary medicine. AEC works diligently with the patient’s regular veterinarian to help provide the best care possible and be a continuation of their veterinarian’s care when a referral to AEC is necessary. Occasionally, diagnostics, treatments, or surgeries are beyond the abilities of the veterinarians at the clinic. When this occurs, AEC works hard to facilitate a transfer to a specialty clinic in the region, usually Dallas or Baton Rouge.
AEC currently has four full time veterinarians: Dr. Jones, Dr. Welch, Dr. Monceaux, and Dr. Trachtenberg. Dr. Monceaux is from Plain Dealing and worked as an AEC technician before attending LSU Veterinary School. She is proficient in performing diagnostic ultrasounds in addition to her excellent emergency service. Dr. T, as we refer to him, is a transplant from the northwest and brings excellent surgical skills and knowledge to the patients he serves.
AEC has about 30 full and part time support staff, including five registered technicians. These wonderful animal lovers have dedicated their time, which includes nights, weekends, and holidays, to helping the well being of pets and their families.