Get To Know Us
Located along the levee in Old Jefferson, Greater New Orleans, River Road Veterinary Hospital has been providing friendly, personalized veterinarian services for our clients and their pets in Metairie, Jefferson, New Orleans LA, and the surrounding area for over 30 years. We believe that trust is the foundation for a good relationship, and our purpose is to build that relationship with you.
Here at River Road Veterinary Hospital, we offer a large array of services. If you have a request that isn’t listed, please give us a call. Our friendly staff is more than happy to answer questions, give guidance, and accommodate what you need.
A mixed animal hospital, our patients include dogs, cats, horses, goats, pigs, rabbits and more.
Dr. Chapman is well-known for his equine expertise. He has performed major abdominal surgeries on pleasure horses, as well as arthoscopic procedures on racing Thoroughbreds and barrel-racing Quarter Horses. He routinely performs lameness exams and manages laminitis cases. As far as routine wellness care, we do recommend an annual wellness exam, along with a 4-in-1 vaccine, which includes Encephalomyelitis, Tetanus, West Nile Virus, and Flu/Rhinovirus, and a strangles vaccine for foals. All horses should have a yearly Coggins test, especially for any parade riding. Many horses need yearly teeth “floating,” or filing, depending on how they are fed and housed. We can float your horse’s teeth at the same time of the Annual Visit if you desire when you make your appointment.
Cats are Special to Us
Dr. Dunn has a special affinity for cats. She has 20+ years of feline experience, having practiced feline medicine at an all-cat veterinary hospital for eighteen years before joining the River Road family. Well-versed in feline behavior, feline-specific medical conditions, and feline handling, Dr. Dunn loves cats and truly enjoys thinking of ways to make their veterinary visits as stress-free as possible. Cats are underserved in veterinary medicine, because they make us believe that they are purr-fectly fine, thank you, when in fact they may be silently suffering with a bad tooth, digestive problems, or obesity, which they hide, but which can take a toll on their health. Schedule your cat to have an exam with Dr. Dunn once a year, and let’s make sure your feline is purr-fectly fine.