Best 30 Veterinary in Baton Rouge, LA with Reviews -

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By: Bonnie L.
River Oaks Animal Hospital
My family has been using this vet since before I was born, and now my husband and I use him for our doggies. He has a lot of years of experience, and he's really good with the animals. I find him very thorough, but not alarmist either. He's not always trying to push some extra procedure on you to make money. When our last dog was facing the option of either having a couple of expensive surgeries or being put down, he didn't push us one way or the other, and was supportive of our decision that it was in her best interests to put her down. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who likes a sensible, down to earth veterinarian.
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By: Mary S.
Siegen Lane Animal Clinic
We have used this vet for several years and are happy with all the services we have received. For us he has taken care of 2 cats, 4 dogs, and a bird. The clinic may not have all the 'bells and whistles' but the care of our animals has been what's important, and we have had no complaints.
By: Deborah S.
White Oak Animal Hospital
Exceptional friendliness, professionalism, care of the animals - this is , by far, the best I have ever experienced in all aspects of vet care, etc. Highly recommend. Thank you WOAH staff for a first class vet clinic !! Deborah Sanford
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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