Metairie Small Animal Hospital has been serving the New Orleans metropolitan area for over 65 years. Originally named Metry Animal Hospital, the practice was founded by Dr. Tom Melius in 1946. In 1952, Metairie Small Animal Hospital was built at its present location at 101 Metairie Road. One year later, in 1953, Dr. Henry Melius joined the practice, and from such humble beginnings, MSAH has evolved and grown to keep pace with the ever-increasing technology and medical advances. The practice currently has 14 doctors and over 60 employees on staff. In addition to the Main Hospital on Metairie Road, we also operate three Out Patient Clinics in Kenner, Metairie, and Lakeview in New Orleans to better serve our clients.

Contact Details

  City Metairie , LA
  Zip Code 70005
  Address 101 Metairie Rd
  Phone Number (504) 835-4266

Products & Services

Our goal is to aid and guide you and your pet every step of the way. Your veterinarian and our consulting, board certified oncologist, Beth Overley VMD, DACVIM will design a treatment protocol specifically tailored to your pet's unique needs.

Just like people, pets need critical care too. Our intensive care unit is dedicated to caring for pets recovering from surgery or fighting a serious illness. Our ICU patients receive around the clock care and monitoring by our staff of doctors and specially trained ICU vet techs.

At MSAH, we understand the importance of maintaining the oral and dental health of your pets. Complete oral health greatly increases your pet's well-being, adds to their longevity and creates a happier life for pets and their owners. We continue to place great emphasis on complete dental care, both preventative and corrective, to help ensure that your pet remains happy and healthy.

Our modern surgical suite is fully equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring and support equipment, as well as the highest quality anesthesia available. Referrals are accepted for most surgeries upon request from a veterinarian.

Metairie Small Animal Hospital is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols.

Diagnostic testing allows us to develop a definitive diagnosis in the most precise and efficient manner. This enables us to provide the best medical care to our patients and present the clearest information to our clients.

Customer Testimonials

We've had great experiences with MSAH. We have an elderly dog requiring frequent visits to the vet. Their comprehensive services (regular veterinary care, 24hr hospital, surgery capability, laser therapy, grooming, and boarding) were the primary reason we chose this vet when we moved to the area 3 years ago. We primarily see Dr. Chris and Becky, but have had great experiences with other providers when we've needed to be seen for urgent matters. Despite the main hospital being so large, many of the staff know us by name when we walk in the door. We've also used the Lakeview branch for grooming and they provide that personal, small clinic feel. Highly recommend their services.

I have 2 cats; one of which is now 1 year, 2 months old now and I believe she is still alive today because of MSAH. Our regular vet was closed and we had noticed our kitten was looking very ill. She was so weak, she had pooped on the bed and wasn't able to get up. She wasn't eating and she kept crying. It was the saddest thing and so we found MSAH, called them up, and brought her in ASAP! She stayed overnight and came home the following day. She made a quick recovery too. Today, she is a happy, healthy, girl and I couldn't be more grateful. The attention they have her and the care...was excellent.

Such a great place! I called to inquire about getting an ultrasound on my girl. Michelle was so kind and was able to schedule me on the same day. We saw Dr. Gordy Labbe for the procedure and he was wonderful. He was so informative and never made me feel rushed. I think if I had a million questions, he would have patiently answered them all. This was my first visit to MSAH and I know I made the right choice. Thank you so much for taking such good care of us!

Our Boston Terrier Jax loves MSAH, and so do we. When we drop Jax off for boarding or take him to an appointment, he couldn't be more excited. And when we pick him up, it's like he doesn't want to leave! The doctors, technicians, and staff could not be more accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable. MSAH is a classy, top-notch organization. Thanks

Wonderful doctors and staff! Not only did they take great care of my kitten, but were extremely patient with me! Thank you for taking great care of Ruthie!!! I knew she was in great care during her stay with you!

We came in with an emergency and they were very good to us. They were very helpful and caring and made us comfortable. The Dr showed expertise and was thoughtful in how she spoke with us. I would highly recommend this Hospital.

MSAH & staff are truly amazing. I would like to thank Dr. Rachel, Belinda & Dominick, for their kindness & compassion. They went above & beyond tonight, to make my Toni as comfortable as she could be, as she crossed the Rainbow Bridge, from a sudden illness. From Check-In, to Saying Goodbye, they helped make this terrible time, a little easier for me. I highly recommend MSAH.

I want to thank the Staff at MSAH for take such good care of my cat, I was so scared when I went in Sunday evening Dr. Rachel made My family and myself very comfortable. She helped us save him. Also Dr. Diana was great today in taking care of his wounds and helping me understand what is best for him.


Metairie Small Animal Hospital Commercial

A brief introduction to Metairie Small Animal Hospital and a message from Dr. Brian Melius.

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