de la Houssaye Animal Hospital

Thibodaux 985.446.9080 | Gray 985.868.1230

About Us

de la Houssaye Animal Hospital is a complete veterinary care facility with a special interest in small animal medicine. We offer small animal yearly vaccinations, in-house diagnostic testing such as bloodwork, radiology, cytology, urinalysis, etc., surgical procedures, overnight hospitalization, emergency after-hours care, in-house pharmacy, and the ability to send off diagnostic testing to outside testing facilities. We also provide care for exotic animals such as rodents, avian species, and reptiles.

One of our core values as a veterinary hospital is commitment to you and your furry family members. We are here for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! It does not matter if you are a client of ours or another veterinary hospital. It does not matter if you currently do not have a veterinarian to turn to. We will do our best to be available for you. If a time arises unexpectedly, and you need veterinary attention, but we are unavailable to assist, know this; You will speak directly with a local veterinarian and not an answering machine. We will offer recommendations to you to help find the attention that is needed.

Other core values include strengthening the bond between client, patient, and our staff, offering quality care to our patients, keeping a fun and friendly environment, and continuous learning and improvement so that we can better serve you and your pet.

We humbly thank you for trusting us to care for your pet. We understand they are a part of your family and that you have a choice in who cares for them medically. 

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.-noon
Sun: closed

We have a 24-hour EMERGENCY  SERVICE

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Boarding is available for all breeds of cats and dogs, depending on size 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, and  double decker cat condominiums. 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  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.


de la Houssaye Animal Hospital accepts cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and CareCredit. 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.


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