Paul Cheramie D.V.M.
Dr. Cheramie was born and raised
south of New Orleans in the small town of Golden
Meadow, La. He graduated form South Lafourche High
School in 1983 and enrolled at LSU. The decision to
become a veterinarian combined his love of animals
with his interest in medicine. He graduated in 1989
with a degree in animal Science and in 1993 with his
D.V.M. After working for three mixed animal
practices, he opened Claws and Hooves Animal
Hospital in 1996 and worked for nine years as the
track veterinarian at Evangeline Downs Racetrack.
He met his wife Cindy
in 1993. They were married in 1996 in Jennings,
where they currently live. They purchased Jennings
Animal Hospital in August, 2005. Dr. Cheramie divided time between his two
hospitals before closing Claws and Hooves Animal
Hospital, June 1, 2009. He is a member of the AVMA, LVMA, AAVA and the Knights of Columbus.
Continuing Education meetings and veterinary
journals keep him up to date with the latest advances in
In Dr. Cheramie's spare time he loves wood working,
biking, gardening, body building, and walking his
dog Sadie with his wife. He and his wife are
also members of "ARF" Animal Relief Foundation, now
called ARF'N ANNIES and also aid in the Animal
Rescue Foundation of Louisiana,
Cindy graduated from
Tioga High School in 1985 and recieved a B.S. from Northwestern
State University in 1989. Married to Dr. Cheramie
since 1996. Cindy worked as a full time school teacher
from 1989-1996 and part time teacher form 1996-2005.
She was a certified Emergency Medical Technician for
six years. She has 16 years experience in raising
exotic animals. Cindy filmed 10 shows for Fox's
international televised Pet Play House. Worked and
Co-owned Claws and Hooves Animal hospital from
1996-2009. Cindy works and currently co-owns Jennings
Animal Hospital since August 23, 2005. She was a member
of Big Brother Big Sisters for over 15 years and was
big sister of the year in for the Jennings area in
Cindy's personal pets includes Sadie the Shetland
Sheepdog and six chickens, one of which is 15 years
old. In her free time, Cindy enjoys gardening,
biking, co-ed softball and walking her dog Sadie.
Virginia graduated from Lake Arthur High in 1982.
She began working in the medical field over 20 years
ago, first as a dental assistant in 1985 and as a
receptionist for Dr. Amanda LaCombe in 1999, before
joining the JAH team. Virginia is married and has
two children and a granddaughter.
"I've grown up and been around animals all my life.
I enjoy being around them and enjoy my job".
Hogan Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant:
graduated from LSU in 1978 with a bachelor's degree
in agriculture. In 1979 she married Allen, a county
agent with LSU. She worked for Dr. James Holmes in
Ville Platte, LA. for 7 years before moving to
Jennings. She has been with Jennings Animal Hospital
since 1990, (first with Dr. Reno Petry and since
2005 with Dr. Paul Cheramie). She enjoys gardening
and owns a Weimaraner (Pity the fool!).