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.

  • I would recommend this business

The staff at Metairie Small Animal Hospital are amazing! We had to take our 5 month kitten in for an emergency appointment due to him vomiting worms up all day. We only waited for about 5 minutes before the Vet was able to see us, not the mention the facilities are very clean. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and very patient with all of our questions! They were able to get our little guy all calmed down and back to his old self.

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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.

All of the vets and faculty at MSAH are a joy to see! No matter how busy they've been, we've always been happily greeted and seen as quickly as they could manage. The quality of their services, including their customer service, has been wonderful every time I've visited.

Dr. Alex has always been thorough and attentive when we have had to drop in for an emergency. My most recent visit we dropped in around midnight, but he did not hesitate to take my girl back as soon as possible and had her examined, anesthetized, stitched up and woken up SUPER quickly. Our entire hospital visit only took an hour from the moment we walked in, and the stitches looked great!

Dr. Samantha has been awesome for many of my preventative care visits with my two Shibas, and she even went out of her way and worked with Dr. Siggy to have an alternative spay procedure done on one of my girls when I requested it. My other girl isn't exactly a pleasure to work with, but Dr. Samantha has always been very calm and patient with her (even through her classic "shiba scream").

Dr. Mary and Dr. Meredith are also both wonderful, caring vets that I've had the pleasure of seeing. Overall, I'd gladly trust any of the vets here with the care of my pets!

my dog had a seizure and we made the drive to metairie a little before 10pm, panicking because our dogs are our children and we didn't know what was happening to her. the wait time was a little longer than expected, but the lobby was extremely peaceful. the ambiance and soft sounds playing from the speaker helped both our dog and us to calm down and relax while we waited for service. Dr. Matt did the exam and explained each part very thoroughly and patiently, even when we asked him repetitive questions. our dog was very comfortable being handled by the vet and vet assistant and we will definitely return in another emergency. i trust them with my pups!


Metairie Small Animal Hospital Commercial

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

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