About MAC

Our friendly clinic and kennel staff care for your pets as if they were our very own. We understand that your pets are part of your family, and you only want what is best for them, so that is why “your family is our family” at Manhattan Animal Clinic and Boarding Kennel.

At Manhattan Animal Clinic and Boarding Kennel

Our Mission

Is to provide thorough, compassionate care for our patients and clients. We strive for a very friendly atmosphere, and we want everyone to feel welcome. We will make every experience with us as comfortable as possible. We appreciate our clients trusting us in the care of their furry family members.

Family Presence

We understand that some patients are more comfortable when their family is present, so that is why we try to do basic procedures (such as physical exams, vaccinations, and nail trims) in exam rooms where family can be present if they so choose.


We believe educating our clients and answering their questions is very important. If we are unable to answer all questions during the office visit, we will be happy to answer them during a later phone call. We also have many educational handouts that can be read in the waiting room or taken home for later.

Refer A Friend Program

We truly appreciate referrals from friends and family, and we reward them with gifts for our patients and our clients.

Here to serve you

We appreciate suggestions on how we may better serve you!

Our Family

Amy F. Bairnsfather


Dr. Bairnsfather’s passion for veterinary medicine began around the age of nine and continued through her education at Archbishop Blenk High School in Gretna. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1995 and Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.

She practiced for 14 years at Acadiana West Animal Clinic before taking over ownership of their Harvey location (now Manhattan Animal Clinic) in November 2014. Dr. Bairnsfather has special interests in veterinary surgery and orthopedics and feels it is an honor and a privilege to live out her passion for practicing veterinary medicine. She resides in Gretna with her husband Scott, daughter Sydney, and 3 dogs. When she’s not practicing, she enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Florence Boudreaux


Dr. Boudreaux graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She practiced full-time until 2012, then started working as a relief veterinarian. She is particularly interested in critical care and internal medicine.

She enjoys spending time with family, cooking, golf, and scuba diving. She is bilingual, and we are very thankful to have her on Thursdays and some Saturdays.


What Our Pet Parents Are Saying…

My granddaughter, Madison, has a precious multi she puppy, 9 months of age. Maddie noticed that Cooper started with diarrhea and he also had thrown up, and she noticed that there was red color in what came out of his mouth also. I mentioned that we should bring Cooper into his veterinarian and I was very impressed with Amy and her complete staff !! They were very calming to Cooper and Maddie, who at that time was very responsible yet crying as she explained to Dr. Amy all she noticed about Cooper! Cooper stayed for the day and was treated with lots of care and love from everyone there and we received a phone call that Cooper was ready to come home !! Maddie and Cooper, and all of us, we’re so very happy and felt so blessed for Cooper to have received such wonderful care !!
Rhonda Falgout
We would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Kristin, the Groomer. We are beyond impressed by her knowledge and grooming perfection and the awesome instructions she taught us. And a big THANK YOU to Dr. Amy Bairnsfather for getting to the root of our dog’s problem and also for her helpful instructions. We adopted a big dog and had difficulty putting medicine in her ears. NOW- all of our lives have changed. Our dog, Aspen, will now lie down still while we apply for the medicine in her ears!!! One grooming visit has wonderfully changed all of our lives. We highly recommend this locally owned business. All of the staff is wonderful !!!
Bert White
I am beyond grateful for Dr. Amy B and all of her staff. They went above and beyond for my little Zoë! Her surgery went great and now Zoë will have a new lease on life! They have compassion, understanding, and patience w the pets and the owners as well! I know I was aggravating calling every day worried about Zoë, and they never showed any annoyance or aggravation, just pure patience! I love this place!! Highly recommend! Zoë also boarded for 7 days prior to surgery and the kennel staff is amazing as well especially crystal!
Ashley Bulot
Career opportunities

Veterinary Jobs in Harvey, LA

We’re always looking for driven, compassionate, and fun-loving people to join us at our animal clinic and boarding kennel in Harvey. If you love animals like us, inquire about our available veterinary jobs! Simply email us at manhattananimalclinic@yahoo.com. Include your resume and indicate which position interests you. If you have any questions, call us at (504) 362-1400.

We wouldn’t be who we are without our exceptional team. We value the human-animal bond, quality care, and teamwork. Our positions include:

  • Veterinarians – In addition to caring for pets’ general well-being, our veterinarians diagnose, treat, and manage a large variety of medical conditions.
  • Veterinarian Assistants – Our energetic assistants provide supervision and care for our patients.
  • Kennel Assistants – Our kennel assistants are hard-working, skilled and compassionate.
  • Veterinary Technician Assistants – These team members assist our veterinarians and veterinary technicians in caring for our patients.
  • Receptionist – Always friendly, our receptionists schedule appointments and assist with customer care.
  • Kennel Manager – Our kennel manager helps with scheduling, wellness plans and inventory.

We look forward to hearing from you! All our team members are bonded through our shared goal to keep pets happy and healthy.

we board pets!

We will make every experience with us as comfortable as possible!