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Best Veterinarians in New Orleans, LA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored New Orleans Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Providers

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New Orleans, LA 70118

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4.0 (13)

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Carrollton Veterinary Hospital is an animal healthcare facility in New Orleans that has been providing care for over 60 years. Their services include grooming and boarding, general dentistry, surgery, preventive care, and in-house diagnostics. Carrollton Veterinary Hospital is a member of the Southeastern Veterinary Association and has a 4.9-star rating based on client reviews on their Facebook page.

New Orleans, LA 70119

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4.5 (40)

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AllStar Animal Clinic is a pet medical facility in New Orleans that was established in 2013. Their services include emergency medicine, annual check-ups, vaccines, in-house diagnostics, dental care, and reproductive medicine. AllStar Animal Clinic has a 5-star rating based on client reviews on their Facebook page.

Kenner, LA 70065

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4.5 (18)

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Chateau Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital in Kenner that has been running for more than 20 years. Their services include wellness and preventive care, dentistry, dermatology, laser treatments, surgery, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Chateau Veterinary Hospital is a certified Cat-Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners and has a 4.7-star rating based on client reviews on their Facebook page.

Gretna, LA 70053

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3.5 (13)

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Primary Veterinary Care is an animal care facility in Gretna, LA. Their services include advanced dental care, in-clinic diagnostics, senior care, and microchipping. Primary Veterinary Care gives back to the community by holding events for the less fortunate such as Pawsitively Grateful and Pawty Time.

Mandeville, LA 70471

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5.0 (15)

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South Paws Veterinary Specialists is a referral-only surgical practice that specializes in orthopedic, neurologic and soft-tissue surgeries. Their other services include regenerative medicine and rehabilitation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and advanced diagnostics. South Paws Veterinary Specialists won The Northshore's Best award by Sophisticated Woman in 2011 and 2012.

Metairie, LA 70002

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4.9 (21)
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4.5 (8)

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Natural Pet Care is an animal clinic in Metairie that specializes in herbal and alternative veterinary medicine. Their services include homeopathy, nutrition, herbal medicine, skeletal manipulation, laser therapy, and radiography. Dr. Adriana Sagrera, owner, and certified classical veterinary homeopath is a member and past president of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

Terrytown, LA 70056

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4.5 (8)

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Aurora Animal Hospital is a full service companion animal hospital in Terrytown, LA. Their services include dentistry, internal medicine, laboratory testing, radiology, surgery, and preventive care. Aurora Animal Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

New Orleans, LA 70122

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4.7 (119)
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4.5 (8)

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Elysian Fields Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility in New Orleans, LA. Their services include internal medicine, radiology, vaccinations, blood transfusions, dental care, surgery, and hospice care. Elysian Fields Animal Clinic has a 4.8-star rating based on client reviews on Facebook.

4713 Trenton St., Metairie, LA 70006

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4.9 (107)
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5.0 (36)
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4.5 (17)

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Clearview Veterinary Hospital serves pet owners in New Orleans. Its founder, Jennifer Bennett, is dedicated to helping clients improve their pet's quality of life and identify health problems that need to be addressed. Bennett and her team offer extensive veterinary services, ranging from vaccinations to dentistry. This clinic is equipped with an on-site diagnostic laboratory and complete equipment for x-rays and ultrasounds. Clearview Veterinary Hospital can also help clients remedy behaviors like biting and aggression in pets.

New Orleans, LA 70130

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4.5 (50)
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4.8 (1)

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The Cat Practice Veterinary Hospital is the only exclusively feline cat hospital in New Orleans that has over 25 years of experience. Their services include medical care, traditional feline veterinary care and Chinese veterinary medicine, preventive medicine, and nutrition. The Cat Practice Veterinary Hospital is the only cat-friendly certified practice in the New Orleans area that has received the Gold level certification and was voted 1 of the top 3 Veterinary Practices in 2013 by Gambit.

Metairie, LA 70005

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4.5 (22)
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4.8 (3)

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Southshore Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary facility in Metairie, LA. Their services include in-house diagnostics, stem cell therapy, digital radiography, dental care, surgery, and internal medicine among others. Southshore Animal Hospital has a 4.8-star rating based on client reviews on their Facebook page.

Slidell, LA 70458

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4.6 (24)
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4.0 (5)

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Slidell Veterinary Hospital is an animal healthcare facility in Slidell that has been operating since 1962. Their services include pet wellness, diagnostics, surgery, dental care, and emergency medicine. Slidell Veterinary Hospital is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, South Louisiana Veterinary Association, and the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce.

Metairie, LA 70002

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4.9 (73)
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5.0 (19)
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3.5 (3)

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Animal Medical and Surgical Hospital is a family-owned, full-service veterinary medical facility in Metairie that was founded in 1992. Their services include advanced dental care, pet wellness, internal medicine, surgery, and radiology. Animal Medical and Surgical Hospital has the prestigious honor of being considered a drug trial clinic.

2031 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA 70005

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4.0 (20)

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Animal Hospital of Old Metairie is a full-service clinic that caters to fur babies in New Orleans. It provides an array of veterinary services to help animal owners maintain the good health condition of their dogs and cats. The center conducts behavioral counseling, pain management, prolotherapy, and blood and plasma transfusions. It also offers ultrasound, blood and laboratory tests, and surgery services. Additionally, its emergency services treat animals suffering from seizures, disorientation, and painful abdomen. It has been in operation for over a decade.

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New Orleans, LA 70119

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4.5 (46)
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4.6 (10)

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MidCity Veterinary Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital in New Orleans, LA that was established in 2011. Their services include comprehensive physical exams, dentistry, radiology, preventive medicine, and state of the art surgical equipment. Dr. Audrey Hess, owner, and veterinarian completed a comprehensive internship in small animal medicine and surgery in New York City.

Compare our Top Veterinarians

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Carrollton Veterinary Hospital
AllStar Animal Clinic
Chateau Veterinary Hospital
Primary Veterinary Care
South Paws Veterinary Specialists
Natural Pet Care, LLC
Aurora Animal Hospital
Elysian Fields Animal Clinic
Clearview Veterinary Hospital
4713 Trenton St., Metairie, LA 70006
The Cat Practice Veterinary Hospital
Southshore Animal Hospital
Slidell Veterinary Hospital
Animal Medical and Surgical Hospital
Animal Hospital of Old Metairie
2031 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA 70005
MidCity Veterinary Hospital

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.