Meet Our Expert Pet Care Staff in DeRidder, LA

At Hayes Veterinary Hospital, we are animal-lovers to the core, and we offer our patients a higher level of compassion as well as expert medical care. Learn about our incredible veterinary team in DeRidder, LA who commit so much of themselves to the care of your animals. Call Hayes Veterinary Hospital at (337) 463-7011 to learn more!

Dr Hayes, veterinary staff in DeRidder, LA

Dr. Randy Hayes

Dr. Hayes is a native of Rosepine, Louisiana where he grew up with many different animals, including dogs, cats, horses, and cows.  He is a graduate of McNeese State University (2001) and the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (2004.)  He began his veterinary career as an associate veterinarian at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital in New Iberia, Louisiana from the time he graduated in 2004 until 2012.  While there, he performed routine and advanced veterinary procedures on large, small, and exotic animals.  Dr. Hayes moved back to Rosepine and purchased Entrance Road Veterinary Clinic in 2012 and then opened Hayes Veterinary Hospital in DeRidder in 2018.  He is married to Jaclyn and has three active boys, two dogs, Badger the Catahoula Curr and Pearl the Chinese Crested, three cats, a duck, and a few horses.  Dr. Hayes enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking, and playing ball with his boys.

Fun Facts:

Seinfeld trivia buff.

Favorite animal is the honey badger.

He cooks a lot better than his wife (and she agrees).

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Dr. April Salazar

Bio coming soon!


Crystal was raised in Morgan City Louisiana. She spent summers visiting family here in West Central Louisiana where she fell in love with nature. She always said that she would move here one day and live on a farm. Crystal has had a love for animals since a very young age and has been working with them since she was a teenager. In 2017, she decided, along with her family, to make the move and join Entrance Road Veterinary Clinic as a receptionist. Crystal later transferred to Hayes Veterinary Hospital where she was promoted to Hospital Manager.

She lives with her husband, two children, and their large fur family of ten (seven dogs and three cats). They also have a large range of goats, pigs, chickens, geese, and dogs. Other than her passion for all animals, she loves photography, nature, and spending time with her family.

Fun Facts:

Works hard so her dogs can have a better life.

Love is being owned by a Frenchie.

Shoots people and sometimes flashes them! 📷

Just wants to drink coffee and pet her chickens.

She used to have money. Now she has goats.

Crystal Thielepape

Allison Federkeil

Allison was born in Bremen, Germany, but she has been a DeRidder local for many years. Her first job during high school was at Hoerner Veterinary Hospital where she worked for 3 years.  She attended McNeese State University for 2 years where she majored in pre-veterinary medicine. Allison has a passion for animals and went back to work at Hoerner Veterinary Hospital in 2015 and has been at the hospital since Dr. Hayes bought it in 2018.

Allison has a son who keeps her on her toes and motivates her daily. She also has four dogs, three cats, fish, and chickens.  She loves being outside, horseback riding, rodeos, spending time with family and friends, and drawing. Allison started her mini farm with one horse, one miniature horse, and one mini jack. Every day is an exciting adventure for her and she loves every minute! She always tries to see the positive side of things and says, “Life is too short to be negative!”

Fun facts: 

Loves being outside.
Loves being a mother to her son.
Loves her animals and mini farm.
Loves horseback riding.
Loves to draw.
Loves what she does.


Patty McCullough

Patty was born and raised in DeRidder Louisiana. She is a graduate of Rospine High School. She worked at Hoerner Veterinary Hospital for 4 years. She later joined our Hayes Veterinary Hospital team as the receptionist in 2022 after Dr Hayes bought the hospital.

Patty has always had a love for animals and grew up helping her family take care of their horses and sheep. She is a proud mother of one son who is currently in listed in the Navy.

Other than her love for animals she also enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She also loves spending time with her small zoo of cats, dogs, a duck, turtle, fish and eel.

Fun Facts: 

Halloween is her favorite holiday.

She loves to scare people.

She hates scary movies.