About us

Meet Our Team

Tanja Chapman- Veterinary Assistant

Tanja was born and raised in Mississippi. She moved to Covington and started working at Covington Veterinary Hospital after realizing her passion for caring for animals.

Tanja believes animals improve our daily lives, as well as our physical and emotional health. Tanja and her husband share their lives with their two loving dogs, two goats, and many chickens.


Danel Deblance- Veterinary Assistant

Danel was born and raised in Texas, but moved to Louisiana shortly after graduating from high school. Danel has always been passionate about working with animals and has trained dogs and horses in the past.

Danel started working at Covington Veterinary Hospital to continue that passion. She is currently in school working towards her veterinary technician certification. Danel, her husband, and her two children live in Covington. They share their home with two cats and 3 ferrets.


Elizabeth Garvey- Veterinary Assistant

Liz grew up in Abita Springs, LA. She has always had a passion for helping animals and started volunteering at shelters and veterinary clinics at a young age. Liz started as an intern at Covington Veterinary Hospital in her senior year of high school. She moved away for a year to go to Nicholls State and since moving back, she has worked here part-time.

Liz is currently at Southeastern Louisiana University studying plant science, but she still has the passion to care for animals. Liz and her boyfriend have rescued and fostered animals in the past. They currently share their home with 3 dogs, 3 cats, 6 ferrets, a snake, and a fish tank.


Katlin Ceravolo- Kennel Assistant

Katlin is Danel’s daughter. She started volunteering at Covington Veterinary Hospital during her summer break and loved caring for our client’s pets. Katlin now works here part-time on the weekends and during school vacations.

Katlin loves animals and is very passionate about the arts and languages. Katlin hopes that after graduating she can travel the world and make her passions her career. Katlin loves all animals, especially her cats and ferrets.