3635 N. I-10 Service Rd., W.,
Metairie, LA 70002


"We have been breeders of exotic parrots since 1998. Dr Rich and staff are our first and only stop to make sure the breeders we buy are healthy. The professionalism of Dr Rich and his staff far exceed our expectations. Regardless the outcome of the exam we know we can trust the results and advice given by Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana. The clinic is always clean and the staff friendly. We highly recommend all clients set up an appointment to meet Dr Rich and/or Dr Pence. Don’t wait until it’s an emergency. Well visits are very important to maintain healthy happy animals. We are very fortunate to have such well respected, professional and caring exotic veterinarians in our area."

Tom and Tracey Loup
T-N-T Pets

Experienced Bird Veterinarian in Metairie

Avian and Exotic Pet Veterinarian in Metairie

If you’re looking for an experienced bird veterinarian in Metairie, look no further. You’re in the right place! At Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana, we specialize in treating non-traditional pets such as birds, rabbits, turtles, ferrets, and more. If you have an exotic animal companion, we encourage you to bring them to our highly-trained staff. We’ll provide them with the top-notch specialized veterinary care that they deserve!

How We Can Help Your Exotic Pet

We provide comprehensive care to pets at every stage of life. We offer a wide variety of veterinary services using state-of-the-art technology. Some of the services provided by our bird veterinarian in Metairie include:
  • Wellness and preventative care
  • In-house diagnostic testing
  • Pet surgery
  • Grooming
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Boarding
  • Nursing care
  • Nutritional counseling
  • …and more

Meet Our Bird Veterinarian in Metairie

The owner of our practice and lead veterinarian is Dr. Gregory A. Rich. Dr. Rich earned his DVM in 1985 from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he worked for eight years in a small animal practice. He founded Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana in May of 1993 and has been providing exemplary service to the exotic pets of New Orleans and surrounding areas ever since. Over the years, his outside interests have included breeding hedgehogs, Moustache Parrots, and Hawkhead Parrots. In 2011 Dr. Rich was awarded the Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award and in 2016 he was named the prestigious Dr.T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year. Dr. Rich and his wife are the proud owners of Dolly, an Australian Shepherd who is in charge of greeting clients and delivering patient charts to the front desk at our practice.

Dr. Rich is joined by Dr. Leslie Pence and a phenomenal team of exotic pet care professionals and support staff. Our entire team is committed to delivering outstanding care and customer service to you and your pet. If you’d like to find out more information about our bird veterinarian in Metairie, please feel free to look through our website. To make an appointment, just give us a call or use our online form. We look forward to meeting you soon!