VCA Airline Animal Hospital


  • Hospital Manager

    Lauren Mastrogiovanni
    School: California University Los Angeles, MBA/MHA

    Lauren is new to the New Orleans area, having moved from Southern California in the Fall of 2010, though she was born and raised in New York. Lauren has been involved in animal rescue her entire life (she performed her very first rescue at age 7, a stray kitten that she named Ashes), but this is her first foray into veterinary medicine, having spent her career in human health care. Lauren recently brought home a prancing puppy named Ray (breed mix still unknown), an impulse acquisition from the Jefferson Parish Shelter where she had gone simply to donate some equipment...they really do choose us, not the other way around!


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:


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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 



  • Southeast Veterinary Specialists

3409 Divison Street, Metairie, LA 70002