VCA Causeway Animal Hospital

Marcelo Gentinetta, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Louisiana State University


Dr. Marcelo Gentinetta was born in Buenois Aires, Argentina.  After his family moved to New Orleans in 1979, he attended Holy Cross High School.  During that time he worked as a kennel attendant and later veterinary technician at Causeway Animal Hospital.  After attending undergraduate studies at the Univeristy of New Orleans, he was accepted to the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

Since then, Dr. Gentinetta has practiced small animal medicine and surgery not only at Causeway Animal Hospital, but also on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the Northshore and on the Westbank.

"I really can't imagine being in any other profession that Veterinary Medicine.  To me, it is a great privilege to be able to care for all these wonderful animals that are so noble and give us so much in return."


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.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.