Meet Our Team

  • Dr. Nicole Larroque

    Nicole is a 4th generation New Orleanian who graduated from LSU-SVM in 1995. She has enjoyed practicing in the city for the last 24 years. Looking at her patients in a holistic way, Nicole likes to utilize nutrition, supplements, and herbs with Western medicine in her patient care. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture and incorporates this into her practice. Immersed in nature, yoga, and traveling are passions Nicole pursues when not in the office.

  • Dr. Andrea Larroque-Mertz

    Andrea was born and raised in New Orleans. She graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and joined her family’s practice in 2003. “What I love most about being a veterinarian is helping to strengthen the bond between a client and his or her companion through individualized preventative care.” Andrea enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, and hiking with her husband Tommy. Their four-legged child is a dog named Sasha.

  • Samantha Melfi

    Samantha was born and raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She graduated from The Art Institute of Boston in 2013 with a BFA in Photography. Since the completion of undergrad Samantha moved to New Orleans and has been enjoying the city's vibrance and culture. Samantha has always been an animal lover and has flourished in her knowledge since joining the Desoto Park team. 


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Office Hours

*If closed due to holidays, office hours will be updated on our voicemail.*


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


8:30 am - 4:00 pm


8:30 am - 4:00 pm


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


8:30 am - 12:00 pm




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