Dr. Tanina Fuselier
Dr. Tanina Fuselier is a native of Jackson, MS. She was accepted into Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine as a senior in high school. After a year and a half of undergraduate studies at Mississippi State, Dr. Tanina’s father was transferred to Baton Rouge, LA. Two weeks after moving to Baton Rouge she met Kevin Fuselier and the rest is history. She was accepted into the L.S.U. School of Veterinary Medicine, married Dr. Kevin after her second year, and received her DVM degree in 1994. Dr. Tanina always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She chose companion animal medicine because of her close relationship with her own pet cat, Kake, and because she felt that it would fit best with her dreams of being a wife and mother. After working her first year at a small animal clinic in Memphis, TN, Dr. Kevin made the decision to pursue his veterinary education, so they made their way back to Louisiana and L.S.U. Through the years, Dr. Tanina practiced five years at one of the largest small animal veterinary clinics in the New Orleans area, practiced as a relief veterinarian, and as an emergency clinic veterinarian. Since moving to Opelousas in 2004 she has served the practice in many capacities, but has primarily focused on her calling as a mom. Now that her responsibilities at home have lessened, she has returned part time to the profession she has always loved.
Dr. Kevin and Dr. Tanina were married in 1992. They purchased Bellevue Animal Clinic in 2004. They have been blessed with three wonderful children, Jake, Mark and Mia. Their family is completed by two cats, Rose and Andy, two dogs, Snowball and Echo, and a sassy cockatiel named Toleo. In the last year they lost their sweet lab mix, Angel, also named by Dr. Kevin “the-bestest-dog-in-the-whole-world”.