VCA Fairleigh Animal Hospital

Marie Gagnon, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Université de Montréal


Dr. Gagnon is our Medical Director. She graduated from the University of Montreal, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After completing a one year internship at the Pittsburgh Zoo and one year at The Metropolitin Veterinary Hospital in Pittsburgh doing emergency medicine, Dr. Gagnon arrived in Louisville in 1994. She acquired Fairleigh Pet Center from Dr. Henry Fairleigh and the practice took a brand new direction. She likes to say veterinary medicine is not only a science, but also an art. Dr. Gagnon realizes that every pet has his or her own individual personality. She believes that in order to help one specific pet, it is necessary to adapt to his or her specific behavior.

Dr. Gagnon's favorite areas of expertise are internal medicine, dermatology and behavior problems. She loves to help owner's with their geriatric pets, enabling them to live a long and healthy life. She likes working with both dogs and cats, enjoying the different attributes each one brings.

At home, Dr. Gagnon has two dogs, Zoe & Roscoe, nine cats, a horse, a donkey, and two goats. Alexandra, her grown daughter who attends University of Louisville, also works at the practice.


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 the event of an emergency during our normal office hours, please call ahead if possible and proceed directly to our practice.

For after-hour emergencies, we advise that you contact one of the pet emergency centers listed below:

Jefferson Animal Hospital
4504 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219
(502) 969-9900

Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services
11800 Capital Way, Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 266-7007

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners (formerly LVSES)
13160 Magisterial Drive, Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 244-3036