Meet the Team

Building Trust and Saving Lives

Meet Our Caring Team

Your pet’s health and comfort are at the core of what we do.

As pet lovers ourselves, we understand the worry and stress that comes with emergencies, and we’re here to offer you peace of mind throughout the process.

We have a highly trained staff providing intensive care, emergency surgical procedures and hospitalization.

Renee Jones


After receiving her BS degree in Animal Science from Louisiana Tech University in 1996, Dr. Renee Jones graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2000 from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Jones practiced mixed animal medicine for a few years before making the transition to emergency medicine, joining Dr. Welch at the Animal Emergency Clinic in 2003.

Dr. Jones still enjoys her large animal time with her cattle and horses on her farm. She is an avid outdoors woman that enjoys shooting sports, hunting, and fishing.

J.S. Welch


Dr. Welch grew up in Haughton, LA, and graduated from Haughton High School in 1992. He then attended Louisiana Tech University and graduated with an Animal Science degree in 1996.

Dr. Welch spent the next four years attending LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2000. His first three years out of vet school were split between Metairie, LA and Hallsville, TX. He joined the Animal Emergency Clinic staff in 2003.

He currently lives in Shreveport and has been married to his high school sweetheart for twenty years. They have three boys (all growing up too fast), Garrett 19, Gage 16, and Graham 10. He also has a Yowser named Leia.

When Dr. Welch is not caring for sick and injured cats and dogs, he enjoys spending time with family, running, biking, traveling, and watching LSU sports. Geaux Tigers!

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