Dr. Craig Lamarsh

Dr. Craig Lamarsh grew up in Calgary, and attended the University of Saskatchewan school of Veterinary Medicine. He has been practicing for over 20 years.

He’s married to the love of his life, Kathy, who is an anthropology professor at Tulane University.

Dr. Lamarsh has three children and two dogs. In his spare time, he loves playing squash and tennis.

Dr. Allison Beckman

Dr. Beckman graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, and has been practicing veterinary medicine for 17 years. Her experience is in private practice and shelter medicine. She enjoys participating in animal rescue and rehabilitation. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 3 children and her dogs.

Lead Technician

Raynelle Guidry
Raynelle, aka Nellie, studied biological sciences at Southeastern Louisiana University. She is our lead companion animal nurse/technician, and has been a part of our team for 17 years. Nellie enjoys continuing her education to further her knowledge in the field and lead her team to success. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and her pets.


LP came to us from Nashville, Tn where she started here career as a kennel assistant. Once starting at SAF, her dedication to the job and motivation for education allowed her to change course and become our newest veterinary nurse. She enjoys establishing new client relationships and ensuring a positive experience for both pet and family.


Blessing us all the way from the Northeast, El has been in the New Orleans area for 1 and a half years. She has been practicing as a veterinary nurse for most of her career, about 13 years. El lights up a room when walking in, making a perfect addition to our work family, when starting a year ago.