Lionel Louis de la Houssaye Jr., DVM
Dr. de la Houssaye was born in New Orleans, La and grew up in Lake Charles La. He attended Our Lady Queen of Heaven Elementary, St. Louis High, and graduated from McNeese State University with a B.S. in animal science. He then moved on to Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge, La.
After graduating from veterinary school, he moved to the state of Alabama for 3 years where he met his future wife, Geri Lynn Belcher. Dr. and Mrs. de la Houssaye moved to Thibodaux in the spring of 1993. They purchased West Park Animal Hospital in Gray. Soon after, the name was changed to de la Houssaye Animal Hospital. He opened a second office in February 1999 in Thibodaux.
Dr. and Mrs. de la Houssaye have 2 children, Annelise Lissette and Lionel Louis III. They are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Dr. de la Houssaye has been a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Rotary Club, the Thibodaux Jaycees, Krewe of Christopher, Krewe of Chronos (Board of Directors), past King of Chronos and the Bayou Country Club. He also served on the board of directors for the Bayou Country Children’s Museum, the Bayou Country Club (two term president), the Civil Service Board of Thibodaux, and the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. de la Houssaye is has been a participant with the interviewing process and evaluation of future veterinarians at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. de la Houssaye is also a proud brother of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. As an undergraduate at McNeese State University, he served as a national officer representing all the chapters in a three state area. He has also served as Alumnus Advisor and assisted in the formation of the Omicron-Chi chapter of Kappa Sigma at Nicholls State University. Dr. de la Houssaye currently serves as the District Grand Master of the Southern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi District, the “Bayou District”…. overseeing chapters at McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of New Orleans, Louisiana State University, Tulane University, Mississippi St. University, Millsaps College, and Southern Mississippi University. He is also the current national commissioner for the “Brothers In Action” committee for the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Dr. de la Houssaye practices predominantly small animal medicine. He also treats exotic animals.