Services

MSAH Offers A Full Service Veterinary Clinic

At Metairie Small Animal Hospital, we believe that your pet is a part of the family, yours and ours. That is why we have made it our mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care and that is in the best interests of you and your furriest family member. If you are in the greater New Orleans area, and are looking for a caring veterinary team to help make sure your pet remains in good health, we have four veterinary clinic locations nearby and ready to help.

To learn more about the many services our veterinary clinic locations offer, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at the nearest location:

  • Contact our Main Metairie Hospital at 504-835-4266
  • Contact our Kenner clinic at 504-443-4400
  • Contact our Lakeview/New Orleans clinic at 504-830-4080
  • Contact our West Esplanade clinic at 504-455-2345
  • For emergency care, 24 hours a day , please call


Non-Medical Services Provided By Our Animal Clinic

In addition to our complete medical, surgical and emergency care facilities, we also offer a wide variety of non-medical pet care services. This way you and your pet can rely on a team that you already know and trust.

Some of the non-medical services we offer include*:

Grooming

Boarding

Pet Boutique/Pet Supplies

Adoptions

*Not all non-medical services are provided at every animal clinic location. Please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment and have your questions answered.

24/7 Emergency Animal Hospital

Accidents, injuries and illnesses never take into account time of day. While some situations can wait until the next morning or business day, others require immediate attention. This is why we offer emergency animal hospital services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at our main Metairie animal hospital location on Metairie Road.

Our emergency pet hospital is staffed with highly experienced, dedicated veterinarians and veterinary care support staff. Our emergency animal hospital provides trauma and critical care for accidents, injuries and illnesses of all types. Our emergency staff are equipped to manage the medical care and help our clients through stressful and potentially life threatening situations. We will work with our clients to make sure you have a good understanding of your pet’s illness and what steps should be taken to provide the best care options for your pet.

Please visit our emergency services page to learn more (link here)—and please know that if your pet needs emergency care anytime day or night, that we are here for you.

We are a full service pet hospital

Our pet hospital offers the following services for dogs and cats of all breeds, ages, medical conditions and lifestyles:

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Canine Cardiology

Canine cardiology is the medical field that treats a dog's cardiovascular system, which includes the heart and blood vessels. A veterinarian or dog cardiologist can diagnose and help develop a treatment protocol for canines that suffer from:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Valvular Disorders

 

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Canine Laboratory Tests For Veterinary Care

Understanding Dog Blood Tests

A blood test or lab test allows us to learn information about your dog's health which can only be found from collecting a sample of blood and having it analyzed. This includes a CBC (complete blood count) and blood chemistries that analyze chemical components in the blood.

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Canine Laparoscopic Surgery

What is laparoscopy surgery for dogs?

As a veterinary practice that is prepared to meet any veterinary need your dog may have, Metairie Small Animal Hospital is equipped with a laparoscopy unit. We take pride in the fact that our patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery experience less pain and a significantly reduced recovery time versus many types of classical, open abdominal veterinary surgeries>.

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Does Your Dog Have Allergies? Dog Allergy Testing

Dog Allergy Symptoms

While not usually life threatening, allergies in dogs can cause discomfort. Most symptoms are associated with dermatologic problems but some can also lead to chronic respiratory issues in some dogs if untreated for long periods of time. Sometimes an owner will bring their dog to a veterinary appointment suspecting a serious medical condition and end up finding out that their canine companion has an allergy.

Here are some allergy symptoms commonly found in dogs:

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Dog Behavior - A Compassionate, Sensible, Effective Approach

Illness doesn't always have a physical cause, and the sad truth is that more dogs are put to sleep because of behavioral problems than because of disease or injury. Dog obedience training can ensure your canine is a safe and enjoyable member of your family. From training puppies to addressing unwanted behavior in an older dog, our veterinarians can help you achieve a better bond with your furry friend.

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Dog Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

At Metairie Small Animal Hospital, we understand that your canine companion is not just a pet, but that he or she is a beloved, cherished family member. The mutual bond of love and loyalty between you can make a diagnosis of any form of dog cancer very difficult to hear. Our veterinarians and support staff are empathetic, compassionate and trained to focus on both the emotional and medical aspects of dog cancer.

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Dog Dental Care - Bad Breath, Teeth Cleaning, Dog Dentist

It is important to realize that your dog will never tell you when it is experiencing dental pain. All dogs will endure some level of dental disease and dental pain during their lives. The best way to minimize these issues is for your dog is to start out with a great dental health routine at home. This should be supplemented with regular dental cleanings performed by veterinary professionals (a veterinarian and veterinary nurse to aid in the dental cleaning and patient care during the procedure).

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Dog Endoscopy: Gastrointestinal Exams For Dogs

At Metairie Small Animal Hospital, we utilize the most up to date equipment which allows us to offer a very high level of care to all of our patients. Canine endoscopy uses a tiny video camera at the end of a very narrow scope, called an endoscope that is inserted either into the stomach through the mouth or the colon via the rectum. This allows a veterinarian to view a dog's gastrointestinal tract, or other areas of concern throughout his or her body.

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Dog Flea & Tick Prevention

How Does My Dog Pick Up Fleas And Ticks?

Dogs and cats who spend time outdoors are at equal risk of picking up fleas. However, because dogs spend a larger amount of time outdoors, they are at a higher risk than cats for ticks. While not as common, fleas and ticks can also enter homes from visiting pets and on people’s clothes.

 

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Dog Laser Therapy

What Is Laser Therapy For Dogs And How Does It Work?

Laser treatment for dogs employs deep-penetrating light to promote a chain of chemical reactions known as photobiostimulation. This process helps relieve pain through the release of endorphins, and it stimulates injured cells to heal at an accelerated pace. 

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Dog Nutrition

What Is The Right Food To Feed Your Dog?

Good nutrition is feeding your dog the building blocks and energy components that allow them to grow, develop to their potential and stay active throughout their life. There are many ways to feed your dog and hundreds of diets to choose from. Most people tend to use dry and canned dog food for convenience and cost. However, for owners who are open minded about their dog's diet, there are alternatives to dry and canned dog food that may offer better nutrition for your particular dog.

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Dog Pregnancy

At the Metairie Small Animal Hospital, our veterinary team understands the commitment involved in helping facilitate a dog pregnancy for your canine companion. We have very specific standards for assisted canine reproduction and only work with breeders exhibiting quality breeding practices. Our services include:

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Dog Vaccinations

Everything You Must Know About Vaccinating Your Dog

Dog vaccinations play a critical role in protecting your dog from many dangerous and even fatal diseases. While state law requires all dogs are vaccinated for rabies, there are a number of other vaccinations that can protect your dog from serious diseases that are easily preventable.

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Emergency Dog Clinic - What To Do In A Dog Emergency

If your dog has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at: 504-290-0025

What To Do In Case Of A Dog Emergency

There are times when you are certain that your dog has an emergency (ie: hit by a car) and there are times when you are very concerned but not convinced that it is an emergency requiring immediate care. When in doubt, head to our emergency hospital. If possible, call on your way to let us know the type of emergency and if you will need assistance getting into the building and your E.T.A.

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Heartworms In Dogs - Symptoms and Treatments

Since 1946 the veterinary staff at Metairie Small Animal Hospital has made heartworm prevention for dogs an important part of our approach to preventive care. A heartworm infection can lead to numerous health problems up to and including early death Therefore, heartworm prevention cannot be ignored. Our team is here to educate you and protect your dog from this terrible disease.

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Puppy Care

How To Take Care Of A Puppy

One of the greatest joys in life is having a cuddly, cute puppy to have and hold. This is a memorable time for the entire family and everyone can participate in loving and caring for your new puppy. Our staff and veterinarians know what an exciting and special time this is for you and we want to provide you with the best information and health care to get a great start for your new puppy's life. The time you commit to this puppy in the beginning of its life will have a great impact on your relationship for the next 12-15 years.

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Senior Dog Care

Taking The Physiological Changes Of Aging Dogs Into Consideration

It is important to remember that many physiological changes occur during the aging process your canine companion is experiencing. These include:

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Spaying or Neutering Dogs

If you have owned an animal, or if you know anyone who has, chances are you have heard of the terms spay and neuter. Spaying is a term that describes the ovariohysterectomy, or the removal of portions of the reproductive system of a female dog. Neutering is a term that describes the castration, or the removal of the testicles of a male dog. Veterinarians perform these surgical procedures, which render dogs incapable of reproducing.

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Stem Cell Therapy For Dogs

Stem cell technology is a new and exciting branch of veterinary medicine. Stem cells are cells that can be safely harvested from a variety of adult animal tissues (primarily fat tissue). Once harvested, the stem cells can be injected and induced to grow into a large number of different cell types.

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