Important COVID Protocol Update

We are excited to announce that on March 28, 2022, we will begin the next step in our "return to normal plan", which includes wearing masks inside our facility as no longer mandatory.

Please review our updated protocols to keep you, your pet(s), and our staff safe.

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Red and blue parrot in flight
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Avian and Exotic Veterinarian in Metairie and New Orleans, LA

Rabbit Veterinarian and Animal Hospital in Metairie, LA

Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana, formally West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic, is Louisiana’s only veterinarian that provides care exclusively to avian and exotic pets. From parrots to rabbits and ferrets to a wide variety of reptiles, as well as a multitude of small mammal exotic pets, we welcome them all to our practice!

Located in Metairie, LA, we proudly service the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area as well as South Louisiana and the Mississippi Coast. The following is a short list of services we offer to all of our clients’ exotic pets:

For a more detailed list, see our Services page, or call us at (504) 455-6386.

Rabbit Low Cost Spay or Neuter for Jefferson Parish, LA Residents

Fix-A-Rabbit Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program funded by Jefferson Parish Annual Rabies Licenses. 

The ultimate goal is to reduce the number of rabbits that enter our two Jefferson Parish Animal Shelters. In 2010, 12,636 animals entered our shelters. Since inception of our Spay/Neuter program, we have performed over 40,000 surgeries on pets in Jefferson Parish.

Join the many residents that chose the healthier option and spay or neuter your pet rabbit. 

Male rabbit co-payment is $40

Female rabbit co-payment is $60

To participate in the Fix-A-Rabbit program, you must be a resident of Jefferson Parish (a form of I.D. is required) or a caretaker in Jefferson Parish.

The Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana gladly participates in this program. Please call (504) 455-6386 to set up your rabbit's Spay/Neuter surgery.

Our Animal Hospital's Mission

It is the foremost and ultimate goal of Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana to provide the highest quality of medical, surgical, and nursing care possible to the animals entrusted to our care and to also provide its clientele with the most up-to-date patient care information in the cleanest, friendliest, and most compassionate environment.

As members of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians—an organization involved in advancing the veterinary care of exotic mammals—we stay current with what’s new in exotic veterinary medicine. We are also affiliated with the Association of Avian Veterinarians, sharing their goal of advancing avian medicine and stewardship. Lastly, we hold a membership with the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, an organization that advances reptilian and amphibian medicine, surgery, and conservation worldwide.


Learn More About Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana

Our website was designed with you in mind. Whether you are a new or experienced exotic pet owner, we know you will have questions about your furry, feathered, or scaly companion. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our ServicesExotic Pet Diseases, and Adoptions.

Call us at (504) 455-6386 with any questions you might have. Our team of experts will be happy to help you out.


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