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20384 Harrison Ave
Covington, LA 70433
Ph: (985) 892-7387


Meet Our Vet Staff

Dr. Estelle Felarise, Medical Director

Dr. Estelle graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She is originally from "down the bayou" and has made her home in Covington since 2005. Dr. Estelle originally practiced only on equines, but in 2009 decided to dedicate her life to working with our pets; that she considers "family." She has been working at STHS since 2010 and believes that every cat and dog deserves a chance at becoming someone's forever pet. You will mainly see Dr. Estelle in the clinic seeing patients where she feels she can better get to know her patients and their families. She is a member of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Florida Parishes Veterinary Medical Association. She has also attained her National Veterinary Accreditation with the United States Department of Agriculture. Dr. Estelle currently lives in Covington with her husband, Perry, two kids, Spencer and Sophie, as well as her fur-baby Graycee, a Cocker Spaniel, adopted from STHS.

Dr. Lisa Johnston, DVM

Dr. Johnston graduated from LSU Veterinary School in 1995, and henceforth, has dedicated the bulk of her professional life to the welfare of animals.  Her great compassion coupled with her medical expertise in treating both her long- time and new patients alike can be witnessed daily here at the Humane Society.

Dr. April Kelly, DVM

Dr. Kelly was born and raised in New Orleans, LA where her love for animals began. As a young child her closest companion was a chocolate, toy poodle with the very original name of “Poodle.” Dr. Kelly attended Xavier University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology before attending the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation in 2009, Dr. Kelly and her family made the move to Colorado Springs where she practiced ER Medicine. Before making her way back home, like so many of us do, she stopped in Frederick, MD. She expanded her experience to General Practice and now she's part of our veterinary team. Dr. Kelly expressed her excitement to help not only animals in need of a loving home, but also already loved pets from the community.

Dr. Kelly’s Pet: a Bluetick Coonhound named Spiggs.

Dr. Michelle Logan-Candal, DVM

Dr. Michelle Logan-Candal is originally from Slidell, LA where she currently lives with her family of six (that’s three humans and three furry-members.) Michelle attended Louisiana State University for her undergraduate and doctorate degrees. Go Tigers! She graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2014 before coming to work for the humane society. She says her favorite part of being a veterinarian is client education and the trust in taking care of people’s furry, family members. We are excited to call Dr. Michelle part of our STHS family!

Dr. Michelle’s pets include two dogs (Annabelle and Lola) and one kitty named Rain.

Dr. Maria Dalaup, DVM

Dr. Maria Delaup was born and raised in Sweden until she moved to the United States in 1996. Dr. Delaup studied at LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2006. She is also certified in acupuncture from the Chi Institute and has studied herbal medicine. Dr. Delaup practiced mixed animal before ending with dogs and cats here at the St. Tammany Humane Society. Dr. Delaup and her husband have four children all of the four-legged kind, including three herding-class pups: Rudy, Muttilda, Bookit and a miniature pony named Lily. In her free time Dr. Delaup enjoys agility (which she does with all of her dogs), running (her longest race was 53 miles) and riding (she does not have a riding horse at the moment.) And, like many of us here, her favorite part of the job is working with the animals!

Jerri, Veterinary Assistant 

Lacie, Veterinary Assisant 

Amanda, Veterinary Assistant

Christina, Veterinary Assistant

Michelle, Veterinary Assistant

Shelley, Veterinay Assistant