Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Causeway Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies a team approach, and each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for you and your pet.

We are also fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to, to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for you and your pet.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

paw Team Spotlight
Anissa Spraul
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Peneguy is a New Orleans native. She was born in 1969 and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian four years later when she watched Dr. Pelle deliver a litter of Dachshund puppies. She went to St. Pius X Grammar School and Mount Carmel High School. She was the first student to graduate from LSU with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Systems on the Vet school's three-plus-one program. Before going to Vet school she went to Orlando, Florida and worked at Walt Disney World for one summer. She graduated from LSU Veterinary School in 1995.

She lives in Metairie with her husband David, their daughter Piper born in 2005,...

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Mary Alice Shannon
Hospital Manager

Mary Alice Shannon joined the Causeway Animal Hospital family in January 1995, after leaving the human side of medicine to work with animals. Her duties include managing all areas of the practice. She has always had a passion for animals since she was a child and she always had a family dog.

Mary Alice was born in Baton Rouge, but has been native to the New Orleans area since 1960. She has had the opportunity to live in several states and countries because her father was a dentist in the U.S. Army. She is a graduate of Riverdale High School and attended Phillips Junior College where she received her degree.

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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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