The Doctors

The Veterinarians at Acadian Veterinary Clinic have many combined years of experience in veterinary care of companion animals.  All of our doctors were born and raised in Slidell, LA and all graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.


Dr. Neal Faciane

Dr. Neal Faciane graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and opened this business in 1979. He has practiced companion animal medicine for over 35 years. His special interests include surgical procedures and diagnostic imagining such as echocardiograms and ultrasound for viewing the heart.


Dr. Wayne Rist

Dr. Wayne Rist, a life long resident of Slidell, graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. He has been practicing companion animal medicine in Slidell for over 18 years. His special interests include preventative medicine, and surgical procedures.

Dr. Michelle Faciane

Dr. Michelle Faciane is Dr. Neal Faciane’s daughter, and has been working at Acadian Veterinary Clinic most summers and vacations since age 15. She graduated from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010.  Her areas of special interests include dermatology, dentistry, and ultrasound imaging.


Dr. Lori Rist

Dr. Lori Rist graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998, in the top of her class.  She moved to Slidell after graduation and has been practicing on the Northshore for over 18 years.  She has special interests in internal medicine and surgical procedures.