VCA Airline Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

VCA Airline Animal Hospital has been serving the Metairie, River Ridge, and Jefferson community since 1953. We know that pets are important family members, and look forward to providing you and your pet with the highest quality of care and attention. This includes routine preventative care, early detection and treatment of disease, and complete medical and surgical care. We are open Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 6pm and Saturday, 7:30am to 1pm.

When you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We will also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.

In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

Local Medical Issues

There are numerous local environmental issues unique to this region that can impact your pet's health, and require your attention over the year. For example, there is heartworm disease, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since it's transmitted by the mosquitoes which thrive in our region, heartworm disease is a serious cause for concern. Further, since the winter temperatures do not get cold enough here to kill mosquito eggs, it is a year-round problem! Likewise for potential flea infestation or intestinal parasites. Finally, contrary to what you'd expect, skin and ear allergies are a year-round issue in southern Louisiana. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies. Some signs of allergies include scratching, redness in the ears, and "scaly" skin.

CLOSE CLOSE

Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:

 

See all VCA Animal Hospitals >

CLOSE CLOSE

Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

We recommend:

  •  MedVet

1937 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70005 

504-835-8508

 

  • Southeast Veterinary Specialists

3409 Divison Street, Metairie, LA 70002

504-219-0444

CLOSE CLOSE