"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
A New Orleans Area Avian Vet That Caters to All Birds
The average pet family typically consists of a dog or cat, making veterinary care convenient for their owners. But what about those who own a bird, ferret, or snake? If you’ve been on the hunt for a New Orleans area avian vet, search no longer. The Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana provides state-of-the-art care to birds and exotic animals. You won’t find dogs or cats here (except for Dr. Rich’s faithful dog, Dolly). Instead, this New Orleans area avian hospital sees animals like ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, sugar gliders, and reptiles on a regular basis. We have a team of veterinarians who are up to date on the proper care for these special creatures. When they are in our hands, they will be in the best of care.
Our Veterinary ServicesAvian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana provides many special services for your pets. Here’s the kind of care they will receive at our New Orleans area avian vet:
- Diagnostic care, including video endoscopy, ultrasound, and x-rays
- An in-house laboratory for blood work
- Special treatment for pets, which includes oxygen and nebulization therapies
- Pet surgeries, including radiosurgery
- Nursing services, which acts as an ICU for critically ill pets
In addition to medical services, we have boarding available at our facility. We offer boarding that’s specific to each pet’s needs and species. For instance, reptiles have their own temperature-controlled room and other exotics are caged according to size. Every pet that boards with us will have their cages cleaned daily as well as fresh food and water. Owners are also welcome to bring treats from home. Before boarding with us, we do ask that all pets have had a health exam within the last year, and that ferrets and birds have been properly vaccinated.
Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana also provides grooming services so your exotics can now be as pampered as dogs and cats. Along with bathing, we offer the following in grooming:
- Wing trimming
- Nail trimming and filing
- Spray baths for pet birds
- Bathing for ferrets and other small mammals
- Hair mat removal, brushing and combing