DR. KATHLEEN ELSTROTT is known for her contributions to the Tangipahoa community and is honored to be voted Northshore’s Best Veterinarian for Tangipahoa. She is a member of the Ponchatoula American Legion, Secretary for the Ponchatoula Rotary Club and serves on the Ponchatoula Chamber Board of Directors. Additional involvements include Tangipahoa Professional Women’s Organization, Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Board, Northshore Veterans Business Group, Junior Auxiliary of Hammond and Leadership Tangipahoa 2018.
While the full-time associate veterinarian at Ponchatoula Animal Hospital enjoys volunteering with civic organizations, she’s most passionate about the local animal organizations. Kathleen and husband Jason Achord enjoy fostering kittens for SAINTS SPCA, a Ponchatoula based nonprofit that specializes in feline rescue. The couple also fosters dogs and puppies for Dante’s Hope Animal Rescue, Dr. Elstrott says, “Please spay and neuter your pets to reduce the overpopulation in our area. I also encourage everyone to adopt, not shop.” She furthers her mission on the board of Tangi Animal Friends which offers low-cost spay/neuter vouchers and hosts adoption events for dogs from Tangipahoa Parish Animal Control.
Dr. Elstrott is an alumna of the Lousiana School for Math, Science and the Art, LSU College of Agriculture and LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she served in the US Army Veterinary Corps for three years. She completed the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association’s Power of 10 program in 2017 and was recently elected as Member-at-Large for the LVMA Board of Directors.