Learn More About Our Team of Experts in Maurice, LA

We Can't Wait to Meet You!

We're eager to take care of you and your four-legged friend at our animal hospital in Maurice, LA. Before you visit, take the time to learn more about our skilled, compassionate team and our friendly staff. Schedule your pet's visit today!

Our Veterinarians

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Dr. Dacques C. Pourciau

Pets: Izzy, Nubs, Raymond, Bob, Pepper Bowtie, Skunk, Mrs. Ronnie, Cheddar, Gouda, Mr. Brown, Bullseye, Junie, and Dally

Graduating from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, Dr. Dacques completed his preceptorship at the famous 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas afterward. From there he began his career in Carencro where he worked as a veterinarian at Evangeline Downs. In 2005, he was offered a position at the Center Ranch in Centerville, Texas. During his tenure there, he was able to advance his knowledge of equine reproductive work and lameness.

In 2010, he and his family moved to his wife's hometown of Maurice. They opened Maurice Veterinary Clinic in March of 2011 and have been Building Friendships, One Pet at a Time ever since. Dr. Dac and Neysa have three children: Beau, Everett, and Aliegh. They have seven horses, two dogs, and many cats! In his spare time, he loves cooking and spending time with his family and friends.

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Dr. Holland Gaines

Pets :  Athena, Willow, Chewie, and Penne

Dr. Gaines graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After graduation, she completed a Small Animal Internship in Atlanta, GA. For 6 years, she was an associate veterinarian in a small animal practice in Florida before relocating back to Louisiana in 2012. Dr. Holly and her husband wanted to get back to their roots and get closer to family here in Louisiana. She has been a practicing small animal veterinarian in Lafayette and surrounding areas over the past four years. Dr. Holly enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in surgery, ultrasound, and internal medicine/oncology.

Dr. Holly and her husband Brad have two daughters Ava and Mya. In her spare time, she spends time with her family. At home she has two cats and two dogs. She is very excited about the future and looks forward to getting to know you and caring for your pets.

Office Management

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Mrs. Neysa Pourciau - Office Manager

Pets: Izzy, Nubs, Raymond, Bob, Pepper Bowtie, Skunk, Mrs. Ronnie, Cheddar, Gouda, Mr. Brown, Bullseye, Junie, and Dally

Neysa began her career in the veterinary field after graduating high school and has been the manager at Maurice Veterinary Clinic since before it was even a clinic. While she loves cats and dogs, her passion has always been horses. When she isn’t working, she loves to spend her time with her family and friends.  Along with 3 wonderful kids, Beau, Everett and Aliegh, she also has 4 horses, 1 dog, and lots of cats.

Office Pets

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Nubbs was rescued as a kitten with an injured tail that sadly had to be amputated. Which is what made her name. She has been with us since before the clinic has even opened. She took some vaca time but is back at the clinic as our full time couch potato. You can always find her napping on the front desks. She is know for screaming at us every morning to turn the sink on for her to drink. Nubbs is a great cuddlier and is going on 14 years old already.

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Ms. Ronnie

Ms. Ronnie has been with us since 2013. He is our sweet barn cat, and the best mouse hunter around. He screams at us every morning to let us know it's time to feed him. He comes in and out of the clinic for snuggles, and very politely asks for food scraps when we're eating lunch. He is a male, but he was given the name "Ms. Ronnie" by Dr. Dac and Neysa's daughter, Aleigh. She named her after her favorite teacher in school when she was little.



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Mrs. Kallie LeBlanc

Pets: Comet, WhoLeo, Pixie, Lil Pup, Ralph, Jaybez, Anubis, Tommy, Stich, Guy, and April.

Kallie has always had a deep affection for all animals. When she was younger she was an equestrian rider, and has always had lots of different pets. She has been in veterinary care since 2010. She is a seasoned technician, and plays many roles in the clinic.

At home, she enjoys spending time with her husband Lawrence III, and her son Lawrence IV a.k.a. Peanut. In her free time she loves spend time outside, at the deer camp, and travelling. She has four dogs, five cats, and two horses. Kallie loves working with animals every day, and is known to give the most kisses to all of the doggies and kitties.

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Mrs. Alexis Primeaux

Pets: Milo, Finley, Spur, Belton John, T-Podna, Cricket, Ruby, Sissy, Frosty, and Laredo.

Alexis started her career in the animal care field in January of 2016. She has a background in nursing and a great love for animals. She is a very experienced and knowledgeable Large Animal Technician. You are always sure to see her on the road with Dr. Dac! Alexis has three dogs, five horses, two cats, and some goats. On Alexis’s time off she loves to work cows, go camping and fishing, and attend rodeos with her husband Bubby and daughter Layla.

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Chumani Munoz

Pets: Banques, Bonnie, and Remington

Meet Chumani! Her name means “Morning drops of dew”. She has worked at MVC since September of 2021. Chumani is originally from the beautiful Texas Hill Country. She has been in the animal care field for almost two years. In high school, she was highly involved in FFA and did volunteer work for assorted animal rescue groups. She also spent some time on the LSU Livestock Judging team! She now volunteers at various AYRA rodeo events.

In her free time, she loves riding horses, spending lots of time with her friends and family, and relaxing with her sweet pups.

hailey with miss ronnie

Hailey Nation

Pets : Kudi, Redd, Katy-Bel, Fuzzbutt, Jeffery, Gaia, and Mickey, Elsa, and Juno

Hailey is new to Veterinary Medicine and started working with us in December 2021. She has always had a passion for animals. She currently has four dogs, five cats, chickens, and turkeys.  In her past she had horses but LOVES all the animals.

In her free time, she loves caring for animals at work and at home. She is engaged and has a daughter that loves animals just as much. Currently she is being crossed trained as a veterinary technician and receptionist.