Bonnie Duhon, DVM
I grew up in the sugar cane fields of St. James Parish in the small town of Hester, Louisiana. I earned my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2003.
In June of 2003, I married Travis Duhon and took a job in Houston, Texas. After spending 8 months in Texas, we decided we wanted to be back home closer to our families and the south Louisiana culture that includes fishing, crawfish boils, festivals, and family gatherings.
I joined the staff at Ponchatoula Animal Hospital in March of 2004. At that time the practice was extremely small with Dr. Ernst working full time and Dr. Pete working every other Friday. Since that time the hospital has grown tremendously, and I have enjoyed being a part of that expansion and change. I became co-owner of the hospital in 2013.
I enjoy working with people just as much as I enjoy working with my patients. I try to get to know each of the families I meet in the exam room. I love working with geriatric patients and trying my best to improve their quality of life in their “golden years.” I enjoy tackling challenging cases as well.
Travis and I have 3 children, Grace, Cooper, and Ava Mae. They keep us very busy, but in the rare moments of calm, I enjoy working in my garden, planting flowers, reading, and catching the sunset when I can. Along with our children, we raise honeybees as a backyard hobby.
Our pet family includes a dog named Pinny. Her name is spelled this way because we had to pin her broken leg after she was found in the road having been hit by a car on Hwy 22. We also have a 3-legged cat named Skip who was also probably hit by a car; she was brought to the clinic and fostered by Dr. Elstrott before we took her. Last, but certainly not least, we have an obese calico cat named Cutie Pie who was named by my daughter Grace when she was 4 years old.
I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, and the Florida Parishes Veterinary Medical Association. My family and my children are active with the St. Joseph Catholic Church and School. In 2017, I received the honor of being voted as the Best Veterinarian in The Daily Star’s Best of Tangipahoa.