Meet Our Staff

Dr Cataldo-Rodgers emergency vet

Dr. Keri Cataldo-Rogers

Dr. Keri Cataldo-Rogers was born and raised in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. She received her BS in biology at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana and her DVM in 1998 from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She moved to the northeast corner of Louisiana in 2001 to manage a local emergency clinic. After working at the emergency clinic and a corporately owned small animal clinic, she decided to open her own small animal clinic in West Monroe. She and her husband, Danny, opened The Neighborhood Vet clinic in November 2022.

Her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are the relationships that she develops with clients and patients and providing compassionate care to her patients.

She loves spending free time with family and friends, enjoying a good book and a glass of wine, relaxing at her family’s cabin in Arkansas, or snow skiing in Park City, Utah. She and Danny have three, 4-legged children, Daisy, Cruella and Magnolia.

Dr Copeland after hours veterinarian

Dr. Sydney Copeland

Dr. Sydney Copeland was born and raised in Baton Rouge, La. She attended Louisiana Tech University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. She then went on to attend Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and was part of the 2020 graduating class. Dr. Copeland then moved to Monroe, La and began working as an associate veterinarian where she then transitioned to the Medical Director role for a year and a half. 

Dr. Copeland has a special interest in surgery, internal medicine and client communication. Forming bonds with her clients and patients is one of her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine. 

When Dr. Copeland isn’t working, she enjoys traveling with her husband, cooking and reading. She has a house full of her own pets who are the most spoiled pets imaginable. Their names are Molly, Mr. Banks, Mushu, Albus and Nelson.

Dr Stokes emergency veterinarian

Dr. Kelsey Stokes

Dr. Kelsey Stokes is a native of Monroe, Louisiana. She graduated from Sterlington High School, completed her undergraduate studies at Louisiana Tech University, and received her doctorate from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Since graduating, Dr. Stokes has practiced as an associate small animal veterinarian in Northeast Louisiana.

Veterinary Medicine is a part of who Dr. Stokes is and has been since she was a little girl. She never dreamed of doing anything else, and this profession has been everything she wanted it to be. Dr. Stokes loves forming bonds with her patients and their owners. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, feline medicine, and low stress veterinary care. One of Dr. Stokes favorite parts of practicing veterinary medicine is educating others whether that means her clients, staff, or young people at schools.

Dr. Stokes is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Benjamin, and together they have three children; Bennett, Catherine, and Bishop. They also have a toy poodle, Ally, and two cats, Toulouse and Berlioz. In her personal time, Dr. Stokes enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Dr Little animal emergency veterinary clinic

Dr. Laura Little

Laura Little was born and raised in Winnsboro, Louisiana. She continued on to Louisiana State University for her undergraduate studies which was a helpful mix of Tiger Football, Biochemistry and Animal Science. After attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine for the didactic portion of her veterinary education and finishing her clinical studies at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, she decided that she needed to try a little bit of everything veterinary medicine had to offer. She worked in large animal medicine, small animal medicine, relief veterinary positions, and spent many years working in emergency veterinary medicine. 

In August 2018, Dr. Little decided to open Little Veterinary Services in Monroe, Louisiana and three weeks later truly defined the meaning of a family-oriented practice by having her son, Sawyer, who has practically been raised in the clinic ever since. Living and working in Monroe for over a decade, Dr. Little has continually seen the need for after-hours emergency services in our community and is excited to be a part of bringing pet owners the opportunity to receive quality care close to home. Dr. Little has a passion for her patients care and her belief that the client must be an integral part of the care plan for the pet is also one of the cornerstones for bringing Premier Pet Emergency Clinic to a reality.
When she is not busy being a mom, a vet, and a business owner, Laura likes to travel the world as much as possible. At home, her menagerie of animals - dogs, cats, horses, chickens and goats - keeps her hopping. She enjoys good friends, good food, family and tries to make the world a little bit better one day at a time.

Cody Kelley emergency pet clinic

Cody Kelley

Cody Kelley was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he attended Louisiana State University with a focus in Animal Science. Cody has spent his entire life around animals and has dedicated his career to veterinary medicine.

He has been in the field for 11 years and has a large range of technical skills. He originally worked in Baton Rouge at Associated Veterinary Services for 7 years until he moved to North Louisiana where he’s been at Sexton Animal Health Center for the past 4 years. Cody’s favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is radiology, patient care and client communication.

When Cody is not working, he enjoys traveling with his wife, gaming and reading.