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Dr. Frederick M. McMullan

In Memoriam, Frederick M. McMullan, January 22, 1952- October 7, 2019

Dr. Frederick M. McMullan, a native of Baton Rouge, is the co-owner of All Pets Hospital. Dr. McMullan received his BS from Louisiana State University and his doctorate from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. He is a member of Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA), Baton Rouge Veterinary Medical Association (BRVMA), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) has recently awarded Dr. McMullan the Ralph C. Cooper Veterinarian of the Year Award for 2017! His areas of interest include: Small Animal Medicine and surgery, ultrasonography, exotics and reproduction.Dr. McMullan enjoys outdoor activities, lure coursing, music, gardening, traveling, scuba diving, photography and LSU sports. He and his wife, Debbi, enjoy spending time with their four-legged children, Mimi, Lucy, Teche, and Louie (all whippets)!

Dr. Elisabeth A. Schmidt

Dr. Elisabeth Schmidt, co-owner of All Pets Hospital, was born and raised in Baton Rouge. She performed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas in Austin and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders. She graduated from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and practiced in Austin for two years before returning to Baton Rouge and All Pets Hospital in 1995. She is a member of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, Baton Rouge Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Feline Practitioners. Her areas of interest include internal medicine and feline medicine.

Dr.Schmidt and husband Mike, have an adorable daughter, Leslie Claire. Together they share their home with an ongoing collection of adopted four-footed companions which currently include: Mr. Dobbins, Goober, Carl (all kittys), and the newest addition, a canine pup, Tilly!

Besides cleaning litter boxes, Dr. Schmidt’s hobbies include reading, traveling, gardening, outdoor activities and scrap booking.

Dr. Meena Ishikawa Braden

All_Pets_Hospital___Dr._Meena_Ishikawa.jpg Meena Ishikawa Braden, DVM, MPH was born in Kathmandu, Nepal and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from the University of Hawaii with a degree in journalism, she worked in public relations. After her marriage and subsequent move to Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Braden worked as a paralegal for many years. However, upon the adoption of her first dog Nikko, she decided to pursue a veterinary career. Dr. Braden received her DVM from LSU in 2005 and her Masters Degree in Public Health in 2007 from LSU-HSC. Her areas of interest include: epidemiology, preventive medicine, and public health. Dr. Braden is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association, Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, and Baton Rouge Veterinary Medical Association. She, her husband, Chad, daughter, Maile, and son, Eliot share their home with , Blazie,  Cassidy, (dogs), Bebe, and Purrcy, (cats), and Turtle (yes, a turtle!). Her hobbies include travel, scuba diving, and running.

Dr. Gwen Rutkowski 

 Dr. Gwen Rutkowski received her doctorate from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, after completing her undergraduate studies at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. A native of St. Francisville, she practiced veterinary medicine in Zachary and the Felicianas before coming to All Pets Hospital. She has a special interest in internal medicine, surgery, and geriatrics. Dr, Rutkowski is also an adjunct professor for the Veterinary Technician program at Baton Rouge Communicty College where she teaches clinical pathology to veterinary nurses in training.  Dr. Rutkowski is a member of AVMA, LVMA, and BRAVMA.  She has two sons, Justin and Tucker.  She shares her home with their dogs Gracie, Jenny, cats Bruno Mars and JT, a rescued chinchilla, Dusty, and their Leopard Gecko, Khaleesi.  In her time outside of practice, Dr. Rutkowski enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities, reading and photography. 


Dr. Rechelle Diaz Brooks

Dr. Rechelle Brooks graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing for twelve years. She has a strong interest in dermatology and geriatric medicine. Dr. Brooks married her husband, Ed Brooks, in 2007 and they have 2 children. Their family also consists of three dogs named Paisley, and Paige; and seven cats Sushi, Felipe, Fizz, Momma Cat, C.K., and Coco. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and interior decorating.


Dr. Louren Carlino

 Dr. Louren Carlino is a native of Baton Rouge.   After completing a degree in Environmental Management at LSU she worked in the environmental field for several years.  During this time she decided to pursue her true passion of veterinary medicine, receiving her DVM from Louisiana School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She is now certified in acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, and holistic veterinary medicine, and is specializing in this field. She will continue on as a relief veterinarian here at All Pets while also practicing her specialty.