Sexton Animal Health Center

Sexton Animal Health Center is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Ruston, LA. The professional and friendly staff at Sexton Animal Health Center strive to provide the best possible medical, dental, diagnostic, and surgical care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to encouraging responsible pet ownership, educating our clients, and providing preventative health care.

Sexton Animal Health Center strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Ruston, LA and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out how Sexton Animal Health Center can serve the needs of you and your pet.
The outside of our hospital in Ruston, LA
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Emergencies Call:
  • (318) 251-8283
  • Patrick R Sexton, DVM & Jennifer Sexton

    Patrick is a graduate of Airline High School, LA Tech and LSU  Vet School c/o 1997.  SAHC will celebrate 20 years in business this coming July.  His hobbies include hunting with his son Reed and exercising.  He has old school TV favorites like The Walton’s, Magnum PI, Murder She Wrote and a newer favorite NCIS.  Patrick is a history buff and enjoys reading.  Jethro is his shadow at work and home.  

    Jennifer is Patrick’s wife of 26 years and Reeds mom.  She graduated from LSU in 1995 with an education degree.  She was a stay at home mom for 16 years.  She then came into SAHC as the Business Manager.  Her hobbies include tennis, tennis and some more tennis! 
    Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana State University
  • Sharon St Andre: Puppy Pre-School; Coordinator and Trainer

    Sharon is our kennel manager/puppy trainer. She began working part time at SAHC in 2010 and became full time after retiring from teaching in 2011. Sharon graduated with her undergraduate degree from Northwestern State University and her Specialist and Masters Degrees from Louisiana Tech University. She graduated in 2013 with a Veterinary Technician Degree from North Shore Technician Community College. Sharon began helping with puppy behavior soon after becoming full time and is now the head puppy wrangler at SAHC puppy pre-school. In her spare time she enjoys anytime spent with her grandchildren as well as all things reclaimed, re-purposed or recycled.
  • Jethro Sexton

    Jethro is the owner and operator of SAHC. Jethro's favorite things include: chewing on hospital supplies, riding in the red truck with his YaYa, basking in the sun, begging for snacks, napping and being nosy. He dislikes baths (or anything to do with water), not getting his way, exercising and puppies. He's been a great companion to the Sextons and chances are you will see him around the clinic!
  • Gus Sexton

    Gus is the canine security Specialist here at SAHC. Gus enjoys playing with his best buddy Duke Hill, playing with anything and everyone and cuddling with Jethro at night. The Sexton's adopted Gus from Simply Southern Rescue last year and he is deeply loved by everyone! 
  • Maverick Reed

    Maverick is a high energy friendly hunting dog.  Aka “Mavs” enjoys duck hunting, fetching dummies and being with Reed.  He looks forward to  training season to compete for titles and being with Jennifer his trainer. 
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    Leah Brumley

    Leah is from Shreveport, La and a junior at Lousiana Tech University. She has always had a love for animals and grew up around them. She showed pigs in 4-H and currently has a dog of her own, Rouxger. 
    Lousiana Tech University
  • Za'kyranee Jordan

    Za'kyranee is a senior at Louisiana Tech University where she studies Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Once she graduates she aspires to own her own veterinary practice. 
  • Ryleigh Davis

    Ryleigh is a senior at Ruston High School and is one of our student workers. She plans on pursuing her career in veterinary medicine and will specialize in large animals. In her free time she competes in rodeos and loves a good nap.
  • Lexie Smith

    Lexie is from Ruston and has been our receptionist since 2019. She is in school to be a Certified Personal Trainer and wants to specialize in strength and conditioning. In her spare time, you can catch her flying with her boyfriend Koss, spending time with her Doberman Jett, with her mom, Liv, and Abby, or at the gym with her best friend Hunter.