Bird Care in Metairie

At Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana, we’re just a little bit different than your average veterinary care facility. We’re proud to be the only animal hospital in Louisiana that cares exclusively for birds and other exotic pets. If you’re looking for a vet who specializes in caring for birds, then you’ve come to the right place.

Our staff members have been specifically trained and equipped to offer bird care in Metairie. We also treat other non-traditional pets such as rabbits, turtles, ferrets, snakes, guinea pigs, and many more. If you have an unusual pet, bring them to our team of experts for the exceptional specialized care that they need. Located on North Interstate 10 Service Road West in Metairie, we gladly welcome pets from the greater New Orleans metro area, south Louisiana, and the Mississippi coast.

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About Our Bird Care in Metairie

The primary goal of our practice is to provide high-quality medical, surgical, and nursing services in a clean, friendly, and compassionate environment. We know how very important your pet is to you, which is why we treat them with the love and attention they deserve, as if they’re one of our very own.

When we say we offer bird care in Metairie, that’s a bit of an understatement. We actually offer a wide range of services to all of our patients, including:

  • Wellness and preventative care
  • In-house diagnostic testing
  • Laboratory services
  • Pet surgery
  • Nutritional counseling
  • 24-hour emergency care
  • Exotic pet, bird, and rabbit grooming
  • Boarding for birds and other exotics
  • Nursing care for sick or injured pets
  • …and more
Yellow-green budgie sitting on a girls hand against blurred background. Focus on the bird.

Contact Us for Bird Care in Metairie

If you’d like to learn more about our animal hospital and the services we provide, feel free to browse through our informative website. There you’ll find staff bios, a photo gallery, and many other useful resources. Just give us a call if you have any questions or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment.

June B.

Dr. Rich is winner of the Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award, lecturer at many Exotic veterinary conferences, and deeply involved in local area projects. Twenty years have passed and in that time I cannot begin to count the number of rabbits treated there, all with the best of care. My job as a rescuer of rabbits has been made easier with the support of Dr. Rich, Dr. Pence and the Staff.

Rick R.

I have been dealing with the West Esplanade Vet Clinic, Dr Rich and Dr Pence, since 2006. They are the premier exotics only vet in the Gulf South and one of a small handful that are experienced with chinchillas.. Every chinchilla surrendered to us is taken there for a comprehensive wellness check-up. Many have been treated for a variety of conditions, both minor and serious. After having more than 100 chinchillas seen there, I could not be more pleased with the competency, courtesy and caring exhibited by everyone there. Many of our animals are enjoying happier and healthier lives because of Dr Rich and Dr Pence.

Tom and Tracey L.

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.

Ashley G., DVM

Dr Rich is the avian expert! The clinic is state of the art, the boarding facility has large, clean cages and the team is very caring. It's with great confidence that I refer my avian patients to West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic.

Karen and Steve M.

My family and I have been associated with West Esplanade Animal Clinic for 14 years now. Dr. Rich has received countless awards for his many accomplishments. He is forward-thinking; always in touch with the latest technology and procedures. His leading edge approach has kept my exotic pets healthy and happy!

Maurice G. and Brenda B.

In June 2013 we opened Bon Temps Ferret Rescue and shortly after contacted Dr. Rich at West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic. Living almost three hours away, we had questions before making the trip with some of our little ones rescued from various situations. Dr. Rich, Dr. Pence and their staff have taken time to return our calls regardless of what day of the week. We have brought in ferrets with varying degrees of medical needs and have always been served in the most professional and caring manner, not only for the ferrets but for us as well in some critical times."

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