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Welcome to Metairie Small Animal Hospital

Since 1946, Metairie Small Animal Hospital has helped to strengthen and lengthen the lives of animals, thereby bettering the lives of their human companions. From our humble beginnings of one visionary veterinarian and his brother wanting residents of New Orleans to have access to ethical, educated and reliable veterinary care, we have grown into one of the largest and most respected animal hospital networks in Louisiana. This includes our highly experienced veterinarian team of 15 full time doctors, and over 90 veterinary care support staff. Our team is spread across five satellite veterinary care facilities in Kenner, New Orleans and Metairie, as well as our Main Hospital on Metairie Road.

For over 70 years, our animal hospital network has provided comprehensive health care services to a diverse array of animals. We are thrilled to continually count the wags, purrs, pants, squeaks, and chirps of our patients, not to mention the beaming smiles on the faces of their human companions, as the tangible markers of our overwhelming success. To learn more about what our veterinarian team means to those we serve, please read our client testimonials—and we look forward to adding you to our ever-growing family of happy patients and satisfied customers!

Get to know your veterinarian

We have found the key to quality veterinary care is a combination of medical competence, empathy for pet owners and compassion for our animal companions. Our veterinarians will listen to your concerns, diagnose any medical conditions, help you understand your options and work with you to make the right decisions for you and your pet.

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At Metairie Small Animal Hospital, our team is made up of a diverse group of veterinarians and support staff professionals who bring their love for animals to work with them everyday. Our veterinary team comes from all backgrounds, and they have joined Metairie Small Animal Hospital because of their desire to make a difference in the lives of animals, as well as the people who love those animals.

To learn more about our dedicated veterinary team, please click here.

Our Animal Hospital Offers Cutting Edge, Affordable Care

Metairie Small Animal Hospital is an animal care facility equipped to handle all medical and surgical needs. From preventive health care services to advanced diagnostic and surgical services, our doctors and staff are trained to manage all of your pet's needs. We are continually updating our equipment and educating our team to the latest medical information. We know that everyone has a budget and we will work within the confines of your budget to get the best outcome for your pet.

We hope to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each and every time you visit. We’re happy to offer:

  • Digital radiology
  • Endoscopy
  • In­-house laboratory
  • Ultrasound
  • Laser therapy
  • 24 ­hour ICU care
  • Oncology
  • Laser surgery
  • Emergency care
  • Cardiac consultations
  • Ophthalmology consultations
  • Advanced orthopedics

Metairie Small Animal Hospital

Your pet’s health and well-being are our top priority, including
individualized wellness care, surgical services, and critical care.
medical care
It’s what we love and are passionate about.
Bathing and Grooming Services are offered at all of our locations.


Located inside the main hospital, The Silver Collar Pet Boutique offers high quality pet foods and treats,
the latest in training and play gear, and gifts for pet lovers.

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“Bandit, our 4-year-old Boston Terrier rescue, had an episode of cardiac arrest and was quickly saved by the staff at MSAH. Their crew is always super-friendly and genuinely cares about Bandit.”


“In the span of more than four decades MSAH has given our pets not only expert medical care but the love and attention that assures our pets are in the very best hands. ”


“You have always gone above and beyond your expected duty of caring for all of our dogs…you will always be our vet…”

—Cindy & John

“The first time I put Dixie, who was diagnosed with Cushing's disease in Michigan, on Dr. Brian’s exam table, I knew she would get the treatment she needed. Because of Dr. Brian we were given many extra years to love and adore her. I will be forever grateful to MSAH. ”


“We could not have asked for a more wonderful group of people to take care of “Pordge” and “Beau."”

—Dave & Beverly

“Dr. Chris saved my beloved kitty's life! She was in bad shape after being mauled by a neighbor's dog, and Dr. Chris recommended extensive surgery. She stayed with them for a week following her surgery, and made an astonishing recovery!”


“Thank you so very much for all of your expert care and advice for my cats. I really appreciate the professionalism of all the staff.”


“ I have been going to Metairie Small Animal Hospital with my 5 wonderful dogs for more than 15 years. The entire staff is so dear and caring; they absolutely go out of their way to help you. ”


“Dr. Brian, you were B.J.'s doctor for 15 and a half years and the quality of his life was due to the wonderful care and compassion he received from you and your staff.”

—Louise and Paul

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Emergency Vet Care

We understand that pet care emergencies can happen anytime of the day or night, and on any day of the year. The worst situation a pet owner can experience during a pet emergency is not having an animal hospital nearby to help treat and in many cases, save the life of their beloved family friend. This is why our Main Hospital on Metairie Road offers emergency vet care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our emergency vet care facilities are equipped to handle every kind of pet emergency, and our emergency vet care team has extensive experience treating a plethora of pet-related emergency medical situations. Because accidents do not take holidays, weekends, nights or any other time off, neither do we. Our emergency vet care team has helped thousands of patients and their human companions over the years and we are here for you whenever you need us.

We try to make scheduling a veterinary clinic appointment as convenient as possible for you. There are several ways to easily schedule an appointment for your pet to be seen at our veterinary clinics:

Or, if you are in the neighborhood, please stop by any one of our veterinary clinic locations to schedule an appointment for your pet. If you have any general contact inquiries for a veterinarian or our veterinary care support staff, please visit our contact page to get in touch with a member of our pet hospital staff.


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