About Us

Meet the Doctors

Walker Animal Hospital is proud to have experienced and dedicated veterinarians.

Dr. John Varnado

Dr. John E. Varnado was born and raised here in Walker, Louisiana.  He has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 30 years.  He attended LSU for preveterinary courses and graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981.  After graduating, Dr. Varnado worked in a practice in Baton Rouge for 18 months as a primarly large animal equine vet.  In 1983 he built his first building located on the corner of Aydell and South Walker and began practicing in Walker as Varnado Animal Clinic.  As the town grew, additional space was needed and in 2005 he build a new hospital at our present location on Walker South and changed the name to Walker Animal Hospital.

Dr. Varnado and his wife Molly are active, life long members of Walker Baptist Church.  Their son Ryan and his wife Courtney, along with their 2 children Rylan and Slade, live here in Walker.  Their daughter Laura and her husband Michael, along with their 2 children Brayden and Reese, live in Mandeville.  In Dr. Varnado’s free time he enjoys spending time with his family (especially wonderful grandchildren) and friends, working out and target shooting.

Dr. Hannah Sibley

Dr. Hannah Sibley is a Walker, Louisiana native who has always had a sincere passion for animals. Through her schooling at Louisiana State University receiving her Bachelor’s of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees, that passion has grown into a career driven by her desire to help animals and their care takers along the way. She truly enjoys preventative medicine, surgery, and geriatric patient care. After working 4 years in Las Vegas, Nevada she has returned home to be close to family and friends and share her devotion of quality and passionate veterinary care in her home town.

Dr. Dana Finney

Dr. Dana Finney has been a small animal veterinarian for over twenty years. Because of her undeniable love for animals since early childhood, veterinary medicine was the only suitable path for her. Dr. Finney graduated from LSU Veterinary School in 1998.

Born and raised in New Orleans, she has worked at St. Bernard Veterinary Hospital, Magazine Street Animal Clinic and Causeway Animal Hospital before relocating to the Baton Rouge area after Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Finney has years of experience in high volume spay/neuter clinics and has even volunteered her surgical services many times for LSU spay days as well as for the Humane Society of the United States animal shelters in Jackson, La. She has worked with us at Walker Animal Hospital since September of 2015. Though exclusively a small animal practitioner, she also has a deep love for horses.

Compassion for animals is of paramount importance to her and she is dedicated to her profession as a veterinarian. Dr. Finney is devoted to her husband Kerry, her two Border Collies, and her two cats. Her other interests include Scrabble, fine dining, and gardening.


We require full payment at the time that services are rendered.  For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
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To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures, we operate primarily by appointment. Emergency cases shall always receive top priority, which is why occasional appointment delay is inevitable. Please realize that we make a sincere attempt to see each client on time. Saturday walk-ins are welcome.
For your protection, and that of others, all dogs must be on a leash and properly controlled while in the waiting area or exam rooms