Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana, formally West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic, is Louisiana’s only veterinary clinic that provides care exclusively to avian and exotic pets. From parrots to rabbits and ferrets to a wide variety of reptiles, as well as a multitude of small mammal exotic pets, we welcome them all to our practice! Located in Metairie, we proudly service the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area as well as South Louisiana and the Mississippi Coast.
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Carrie P.
Carrie P.


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First class exotic veterinary clinic! Dr. Rich and Dr. Pence are great with reptiles, amphibians, birds, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other exotics. They keep up with all the latest knowledge and technology and work hard to provide the same top quality care available at the high end dog and cat clinics to pocket pets! Great place!



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I love Dr. Rich and his accoci...

I love Dr. Rich and his accociates. This is a clean, loving facility. I brought my ferret, Jilly here since she was a baby and I highly recommend them. She was boarded here and her health took a turn, Dr. Rich and his staff called me to tell me all of the information that took place. My Jilly passed about two weeks ago, but her health was W.E. Esplanade Clinic's first concern. She was 7 years old, she was loved and will be missed.

Thank you Dr. Rich.



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Excellent Care for Your Pet Bird or Exotic

Anyone who have every had a sick pet knows the importance of a great vet, I can speak from personal experience. Dr. Greg Rich is by far the best avian vet in the area. Dr. Rich has over 20+ years of experience with only avian (birds) and exotic animals. Just like people would seek a specialist, Dr. Rich is exactly that for your pet bird. I would not trust my little guy to anyone but Dr. Rich!

His clinic was severely damaged from the Hurricane Katrina flooding but is now totally rebuilt and better than ever. West Esplanade also offers boarding (or ""bird camp"" as we call it!) if you are going out of town and your feather friend's need a qualified caretaker.

If you have a pet bird (or exotic) or are considering becoming the caretaker of one, you need to get to know Dr. Rich.

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Dr. Rich, Dr. Pence, and the team at Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana are committed to providing your pet with the best health care possible at every life stage. In addition to standard comprehensive wellness and preventive care, we offer diagnostic care, surgical services, grooming, 24-hour emergency service, and a number of other services including: Nursing Care Referral to Specialty Hospitals Diagnostic Care Diet Products Specialized Boarding Exotic Pet, Bird and Rabbit Grooming Laboratory Services Surgery Options Therapy and Special Treatment Services
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On North I 10 Service Road West. About 3 blocks behind the Lowes on Veterans Hwy.
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 1985 Who's Who in Business 1997 Outstanding Alumnus Award 2006 LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Service Award 2006 Association of Avian Veterinarians Health Hero 2010, 2013 Citibusiness Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award 2011

West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic and Bird Hospital

Veterinarian Emergency Services, Dog & Cat Grooming & Supplies, Pet Boarding & Kennels, Pet Grooming, Pet Services, Pet Specialty Services, Veterinarians, Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Veterinary Specialty Services
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