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Here at Baton Rouge Animal Hospital and Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital, we are pleased to have a large amount of veterinary services available for our patients. We are proud to be able to serve Baton Rouge, LA and our surrounding communities to give your pet the best care that they deserve!

Our staff at Baton Rouge Animal Hospital and Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to make sure that your pets receive the care and compassion every time that they walk in the door! Here, we treat your pets as if they were our own, pet health is more than skin deep. We strive to provide a calm, stress and fear free experience for your beloved companion, and we have been trusted to do so since 1995

We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:

SERVICES

Preventative and general practice wellness care:

At Baton Rouge Animal Hospital and Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital, we make it easy and convenient to provide preventative care for your pet. Call us 225 927 9940 to schedule an appointment and discuss your pet’s wellness needs today. It is best not to wait until ailments arise, by staying on top of your pets wellness needs.

We recommend routine examinations for your pets because they are the best way to stay on top of your pets wellness allowing you to enjoy many years together. It allows us to access your pets’ overall condition and weight regularly. It is best to have a baseline, and be familiar with what is normal for your pet allowing us to provide the best care in the event your pet ever gets sick.

Our goal is always to find any problems before they become serious. The longer these problems go undiscovered, the harder it may be on your pet.

We enjoy hearing about your pets and discussing how things are going for them at home. This allows us to determine if there may be anything that might be a clue as to a potential underlying disease. Determining if your pets are up to date on their vaccinations is also important. It is also very important to make sure you have enough flea and tick medication along with heartworm preventative.

Geriatric Care

Our pet companions age much faster than we do, it’s easy to forget that they can be considered seniors after just seven years. As they age, their health needs change in unique ways that require proper attention and care.
We strive to provide a health plan that is right for the unique needs of your senior pet, and allow you to share as many happy years with them as possible. Appropriate nutrition, exercise, and the preventative care through regular visits will help your senior pet stay healthy.
We work together with you for the life of your pet. We strive to help you provide your pet the highest quality of life as they age. We are dedicated to bringing extraordinary care and compassion to pets and their families. With proper care, your pet may get to spend with you and your family.

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ANNUAL HEALTH EXAM & VACCINATIONS

As primary care veterinarians, we focus on the day-to-day needs of your pet and preventive care. We believe that regular checkups and appropriate immunizations are essential to a happy, healthy, long life for pets. Most pets will need regular parasite checks, and we also recommend full blood pannels and radiographs for older pets and those on certain medications.

We recommend biannual complete physical examination of your pets, a good thorough check up from head to paw. It is important to examine the ears, eyes, skin, oral cavity, and thoracic cavity, which involves listening to the heart and lungs. Appropriate lab work will be performed during each visit, including such as heartworm testing for dogs and intestinal parasite testing for dogs and cats. In senior patients, we recommend annual senior wellness lab work, which may allow us to diagnose a potential problem early before clinical signs occur.

For dogs, a Rabies vaccination and Distemper combination vaccination is given yearly to protect your pet against serious infections, such as leptospirosis, adenovirus, distemper virus and parvovirus. We also offer Lyme vaccination which is very important for our working dogs. Bordetella Bronchiseptica (Kennel Cough) is given every six months. This vaccine is an important one especially if your pet goes to the groomer, dog parks or has a visit to our boarding resort.

Our feline patientsl receive Rabies and FVRCP vaccinations on a yearly basis. Rabies is given yearly in cats along with FeLV vaccine.

These vaccination protocols are considered core vaccines. Other vaccinations are available to your pet and we would be happy to discuss your pet’s lifestyle and decide if they would benefit from other vaccinations.
PUPPY & KITTEN WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Including a new puppy or kitten to your family is exciting, and we look forward to helping you share many fulfilling years of special companionship with your new pet. We are here to help you with the responcibility of caring for the new addition to your family.
It is very important to bring your puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail exam, and to get them familiar with our veterinary hospital from a young age. There are numerous topics to be aware of and discuss, including vaccinations, nutrition, behavioral training, socialization, and many more. Call us today and we can help provide you with all the information you need to care for your puppy or kitten.
We are so happy that you have found another member of your family, and are excited to meet them and share many years of wellness with your entire family!

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases, taking care of all inner body systems. We look at the function of various areas of your pet’s inner health through non-invasive means, giving our doctors a clearer picture of your pet’s health.
Please contact us today if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, we would be happy to speak with you.

Boarding

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At Baton Rouge Animal Hospital and Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital, we offer a comfortable and clean space for your pet in our boarding kennels. All boarding is veterinary supervised and your pet is monitored and maintained by trained veterinary technicians and kennel assistants.

Remember to bring any medications or special diets that your pets may need during their stay. Our hospital otherwise feeds Purina EN diet twice daily for their meals and are exercised a minimum of three times a day during their stay. If a bath is requested, it will be done on the day of discharge. We also recommend that you label any of your pet’s belongings in advance.

Pets are supervised daily and nightly and given plenty of attention.

Boarding is by reservation only, and proof of current vaccines is requiered. Please call us to scheduel and discuss and special requests 225 927 9940.

Dental Care

Your pet’s dental health is a critical part of their overall health. Regular prophylactic cleanings help prevent painful conditions, tooth decay and infection later in life. If left untreated, periodontal diseases can lead to microscopic changes in the heart, liver and kidneys and can cause serious health problems and reduce the life span of your pet. Dental cleanings should be regularly schedueled and require general anesthesia. Our brand new anasthesia and dental equipment and gold standard anesthetic protocols using the safest and most up to date anasthetis allow peace of mind for your pets safe recovery and ability to go home the same day.

The current “Gold Standard” for pet dental care is:

• Twice yearly dental exams
• Annumal dental cleaning
• Regular teeth brushing and at home care

Some ways to help yo stay on top of your pets dental needs includes:

• When you make your own dentla appointment make one for your pet
• After brushing your own teeth, brush your pets teeth
• Get the entire family involved, pet dental health habits should be practiced as a family.

Emergency

The Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital is open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, and fully equipped to handle emergencies, including emergency surgery and critical care. Our team is actually on duty in the hospital at all times. Please do call us in advance to let us know you are coming in, so that we can have a team ready for your arrival 225 925 5566.

We will do our best to help you through this frightening time, with your patience we promise to communicate with you and make the process as stress free as possible.

If your pet is experiencing an emergency such as poisoning, breathing difficulties, blunt force trauma, urinary difficult, hit by car, or any other concern that you may have, don’t hesitate to contact us or arrive to our hospital. Please call ahead and let us know you are on your way so that we can have a team awaiting your arrival.

On site diagnostics

We have on site, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets’ condition or illness. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.

Our laboratory includes hematology and chemistry analyzers, as well as parasite and viral testing, state of the art urinalysis and micoscropy. Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully to arive at a diagnosis.

If specialized testing is required, we can prepare samples to be sent out to a reference laboratory.

Radiology

We offer digital radiology for accurate evalutaion of skeletal and soft tissue structures often needed during rutine evaluation and for surgical planning. Depending on your pets ailments a visual evalutaion of inturnal structures that can be obtained in minutes is essential.

Ultrasound

We only use state-of-the-art equipment so we can diagnose and treat your pet as quickly as possible. Because of this, we offer ultrasounds as a way to quickly and efficiently diagnose your pet.

Ultrasounds are quick and painless, using sound waves to look inside your pet. There are several conditions that can only be diagnosed with an ultrasound.

We offer the latest in ultrasound techniques using the GLOBALFAST systematic evaluation of all major organs, and are proud to admit that we are the only hospital in the Baton Rouge area that has been certified in this technique. This provides us with a three dimensional view of internal organs alloing us to evaluate the lungs, heart, liver, gallbladder, stomach, panchreas, kidneys, spleen, bladder, small intestines, colon, and adrenal glands. This very informative, non invasive and fast modality allows us to act fast when minutes count in saving your pets life.

Surgery Suite

After performing a complete examination and reviewing your pet’s medical state, we will discuss treatment options that may include surgery and put together a plan that suits the needs of both you and your pet.

Baton Rouge Animal Hospital and Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital Hospital provides the greater Baton Rouge, and surounding communities with state-of-the-art veterinary surgical procedures, utilizing the highest level of medical equipment, protocols and technology. We offer precices surgical monitoring equipment including capnography, blood pressure, heart rate, temperatue, and ECG allowing us to safely anesthetize out patients.

Our highly skilled doctors place emphasis on pain management throughout the treatment process. We generally use a combination of injectable and gas anasthesia, as well as state-of-the-art intra operative monitoring devices. Pre and post-operative pain management is very important to us and part of our standard protocol of assuring that our patients are pain free.

We realize that it can be stressful to have your pet undergo surgery. We want to assure you that your pet is in good hands, and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible.

We will communicate with you about the things you need to know before, during, and after your pets’ surgery. It is our goal to make the entire process go as smoothly and stress-free as possible.

Surgeries performed at Baton Rouge Animal Hospital and Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital include routine spays, neuters and declaws, as well as tumor removals, wound repairs, exploratory soft tissue, as well as a veriety of orthopedic procedures. We are now happy to anounce that we are certified and trained to offer fracture repair and stabilization using SOP internal fixation, as well as Cranial Cruciate Disease surgery using the revolutionary MMP System, and Pateller luxation corective procedures using RidgeStop.

We offer most surgical procedures using our state of the art surgical laser through CuttingEdge. Our surgical laser has many advantages over the traditional scaple blade, some include decreased hemorrhage, decreased inflamation and most important decreased pain associated with the procedure.

Cranial Cruciate repair using the MMP

Key Benefits

• Less invasive surgical technique
• Excellent outcomes
• Shorter convalescence
• Appropriate for dogs of every size
• No need for bone grafting or similar

Patella luxation repair

Using RidgeStop in combination with Tibial Tuberosity Orthoplasty

RidgeStop™ has been designed to provide surgeons with a cost effective alternative to sulcoplasty when carrying out procedures used to correct patella luxation. It uses a synthetic ridge held in place using standard cortical screws to build up the sides of the patella groove where it is insufficient or eroded due to degenerative conditions.

The aim of the surgery is to ensure the patella slides up and down within its groove without slipping to one side or the other, causing discomfort and lameness.

Unlike other procedures for this condition where the joint surface had to be cut, this is a much less traumatic procedure, as well as being more effective.

This procedure has been successfully carried out on both dogs and cats.

Applications

• Made from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWP)
• Used extensively in veterinary and human joint replacements
• Offers optimal patella stability
• Minimal Joint Interference
• Medial or lateral application
• Uses standard cortical bone screws

Fracture Repair and Stabilization SOP

The SOP™ (String of Pearls) system is a strong and flexible mechanical locking plate system designed for fracture repair. The SOP™ plate consists of a series of cylindrical sections (‘internodes’) and spherical components (‘pearls’) that can be bent and twisted to suit almost every situation.

The SOP™ (String of Pearls) system provides exceptionally flexible options to the surgeon, particulary in complicated situations where contouring on multiple planes is required or where the location of the fracture makes exact contouring difficult.

What is unique about SOP™ – other than being the first locking plate system in the industry – is that it uses conventional cortical standard bone screws, eliminating the need for expensive and extensive equipment.

The system has over 2000 users worldwide varying from general practitioners, universities and referral centres.

With approximately 100 published papers in veterinary peer review journals, SOP™ is the original and best locking plate system on the market.

Applications

• Fractures of the femur
• Fractures of the humerus
• Fractures of the tibia
• Fractures of the antebrachium
• Pelvic fractures
• Rod – plate constructs
• Spinal Fractures
• Surgical spine distraction-fusion