HOPE Veterinary Clinic
"Healing Our Pets Exceptionally"

We are a newly established fully functional veterinary clinic here to serve the needs of pets in Walker, Louisiana and all surrounding areas. Established by Dr. Cortney A. Pitzer. Opened Doors October 2, 2017.

Our goal is to provide Exceptional Veterinary Care for your pets. We are a dedicated team who thrives on providing you as an owner with quality care and information on your pet’s healthcare needs. We offer preventative and internal medicine as well as routine and specialty surgeries at an affordable cost, including; most soft tissue, orthopedic and eye surgeries. If we feel that your pet needs further care outside of our veterinary clinic, we will refer you to the best place possible for the particular issue. Although appointments requested, we take walk-ins and also most emergencies during clinic daytime hours.

Dr. Pitzer has a wide array of experience in medical case management and of course surgery, which is her favorite thing to do.


Our Doctor

Dr. Cortney A. Pitzer

Lead Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Pitzer with her two french bulldogs

Dr. Pitzer with her two french bulldogs

Dr. Pitzer has been around animals her entire life and has an abundance of experience with all types of species. She was raised on a thoroughbred racehorse farm where she had many pets growing up. Helping animals comes naturally for Dr. Pitzer and she feels as if this was her calling in life. Prior to completing veterinary school, Dr. Pitzer was a veterinary assistant for many years at Miller Animal Hospital in Folsom, Louisiana, where she learned about this profession first hand from Dr. Normie Miller. She was also an assistant at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in the Equine Hospital. After many years of dedication to college and upon completion of her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Degree, she then moved to Florida to practice at Pace Veterinary Clinic, a high volume, high quality, Multi-Doctor small animal clinic. She has also done Externships in Las Vegas and New Orleans, where she worked alongside and received mentorship from a multitude of Doctors. After being in Florida for some time gaining new experience Dr. Pitzer decided to move back to Louisiana, where she was a Relief Veterinarian at multiple veterinary clinics in Southeast Louisiana and an Associate Veterinarian at Amite Veterinary Services, where she worked on all species of animals. She then decided to venture out on her own and open the doors of HOPE Veterinary Clinic in October 2017.


Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine. Baton Rouge, La. Degree:  Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  2012-2015

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.  Basseterre, St. Kitts. Caribbean Island, West Indies. 2011-2012

Louisiana State University. Degree: Bachelor of Science. 2007-2011


                          Dr. Pitzer holds a Active Veterinarian License in the state of FLORIDA and LOUISIANA.

Dr. Pitzer has six dogs- Edie, Murphy, DJ, Honey, Colston & Mya. She also has two Horses: Prissy’s Prince & Spartan (they are best friends).

Our Staff

Our friendly staff are dedicated to providing high quality, individualized and compassionate care for our patients and their families. We will be happy to answer your questions and help as much as we can.  



Position: Office Manager/Receptionist

Misty has over 5 years of Veterinary Reception experience. She loves helping people and their pets. Born and raised in Kansas, she has had plenty of dogs, cats and birds in her life. While growing up Misty would spend her summers helping her Aunt and Uncle on a dairy farm. There, she ended up nursing injured porcupine and raccoons back to health over the years. Misty has volunteered and fostered for local rescues in Florida, Texas & Louisiana . In the last two years she has fostered close to 30 dogs.

Pets: Dogs- Remy, Meatball, Scooter, Dug & Katie. Cats- Baby & Princess Sassypants.



Position: Lead Veterinary Assistant

Ash-lin has been working in the veterinary field for 5 years. She has always had a passion for animals. She started as a kennel worker and quickly moved up to a Veterinary Assistant. She is also our Groomer on Wednesdays. She has been grooming pets since 2016! By the way, she is awesome at it and can even add cool colors to your pets hair! She graduated from Walker High School and is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program where she will be graduating soon and b a Certified Veterinary Technician. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading and playing Xbox.

Pets: Dogs- Chai Latte. Cats-Edward, Kung Fu, Papi & Mayonnaise.



Position: Veterinary Assistant

Kaycee has been working in the veterinary field for two years, but has been around animals since she was a child. She graduated from Walker High School and is currently enrolled in the North Shore Technical Community College Veterinary Technician Program. Kaycee grew up riding horses, hunting and fishing. She enjoys anything outdoors. Kaycee's goal is to graduate from college and become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

Pets: Dogs- Cami & Dixie. Horse- Grace.



Position: Veterinary Assistant

Jaycelin was born and raised in Denham Springs, La and has had a passion for helping animals since the time she could walk. She is currently enrolled in Baton Rouge Community College Veterinary Technician Program. She then has aspirations to go to Veterinary School to become a Veterinarian and plans to further her education by studying exotic veterinary medicine abroad in Australia. During her free time (when she's not studying) she is working horses, doing outdoor activities and spending time with family.

Pets: Dogs- Carly and Lady Rose. Horse- One little Colt named Shotgun.