de la Houssaye Animal Hospital

About Us

We are a complete Veterinary Care Animal Hospital with a special interest in small animal medicine. The de la Houssaye Animal Hospital is owned by Lionel L. de la Houssaye Jr. D.V.M.


M, T, Th & F: 8 a.m.-noon & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.W & Sat: 8 a.m.-noonSun: closedWe have a 24-hour EMERGENCY ANSWERING SERVICEWe encourage you to visit our facebook page, “de la Houssaye Animal Hospital”

We are very pleased to also afford our clients and clients of neighboring veterinary animal hospitals, with in the tri-parish area and beyond, emergency care at BAYOU COUNTRY ANIMAL EMERGENCY. They can be reached at 985-868-1230 or 985-446-9080. We gladly forward information regarding the emergency to your regular veterinarian following release from care.




Boarding is available for all breeds of cats and dogs as well as some exotic pets. Our boarding facility is 100% climate controlled with air conditioning and heating.Our boarding facility consists of stainless steel cages, double decker cat condominiums, as well as large runs suitable for large dogs and small dogs if the owner so desires. Depending on the time of year as well as the demand, the runs are sometimes available on a first come-first serve basis.


Bathing and Dipping of your pets is also available.Walk-ins are welcome but we prefer and stress appointments so as to be able to afford our clients quality time as much as possible.

Surgeries and/or other procedures that require anesthesia of any kind are scheduled by appointment unless treatment is required due to an emergency. Any exceptions must be approved by the attending veterinarian. These procedures are usually scheduled on Monday,Tuesday,Thursday and Friday.

All routine diagnostic laboratory testing is done in the hospital. This includes ultra sound, bloodwork, parasite checks, x-rays, electrocardiogram, cytology, etc. Some specific testing does require outside laboratory involvement.

Both hospital locations are fully equipped to perform the necessary lab diagnostics on site for your convenience and to afford your family pet the prompt attention it needs and deserves.

All of the surgical, anesthetic, and laboratory equipment that de la Houssaye Animal hospital incorporates in its daily practice comprise of original manufactured equipment and we do not use refurbished or rebuilt equipment. If any equipment we use malfunctions and is beyond repair back to its original condition by the manufacturer, it is replaced with brand new never before used equipment.

The de la Houssaye Animal Hospital is capable of consulting with board certified veterinarians in cardiology, radiology, internal medicine, dermatology, opthomology, etc. without the inconvenience of secondary appointments. This can be done on the same day of the initial examination unless the presenting condition warrants specific care that for which a phone consult is not sufficient.


The de la Houssaye Animal Hospital accepts cash,  Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. We will honor pet insurance but the client is responsible for initial payment of the balance and filing the claim.  For those individuals who are interested in 3rd party financial arrangements, our office would be happy to forward information to you that you may use to make those arrangements needed to assist you.

Referral Program

We appreciate the loyalty of our clients and their trust in the care we provide for them.

“Caring for your pet is our concern”