Whether you are traveling for work or vacation, our team at Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic knows that it is never easy to leave a beloved pet at home. That’s why our clinic offers pet boarding to pet owners in Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Prairieville, Denham Springs, and the surrounding areas. Our compassionate, responsible kennel staff keeps pets safe and secure during their time in boarding. You can relax and have fun as you travel knowing that your pet is securely enjoying his/her visit with us.

Due to pet safety and health concerns, our veterinarians strongly discourage pet owners from leaving their pets home alone for extended periods of time. Even if a neighbor is able to check in on your pet once a day, this is still no substitute for the regular companionship and attention that your pet is used to receiving. Consequently, pets can become stressed and anxious.

If your pet is home alone and a health emergency occurs, it could be hours or days before your pet receives emergency care. You can relax with the knowledge that should your pet need emergency care during their stay with us, our veterinarian is just steps away. We already have your pet’s vet records on file, and our veterinary care team will act swiftly to protect your pet’s health.

If your pet is new to boarding or had a negative experience in the past, it is natural to worry about how your pet will adjust to boarding in our vet clinic. We recommend a “test run” for pets prior to an extended boarding visit. A short, overnight stay in our kennel will help your pet adjust to our routine and environment and, most importantly, your return the next morning will reassure your pet that you will be coming back for him. Our veterinarian and kennel staff are happy to work with you on other ways to help your pet relax and enjoy his time at our “home-away-from-home,” as needed.

In order to ensure the safety and health of all pets in our vet clinic, we recommend pets being up-to-date on all core vaccinations. Dogs should also be vaccinated against Bordetella (kennel cough), and all pets should be on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives.

Pet boarding at Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic provides owners with peace of mind. You can relax knowing that your pet is well cared for. To learn more about the benefits of pet boarding, or to schedule your pet’s boarding appointment, contact us today at

Boarding Agreement Form

One form can be filled for multiple pets or you can provide one form for each pet, whichever is easier. If one pet has more concerns, medications, or special instructions, it may be easier to fill out separate forms for each pet. Please be sure to include emergency contact information in case we need to reach someone while your pets are staying with us.


What Our Clients Say

  • “I love Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic and apparently our nervous kitty cat, Prince, does too! He was surprisingly calm and everyone said he was a sweetheart. Thanks to Dr. Tara and everyone involved for taking such good care of him!"

    Vickie H.
  • “Dr. Tara, Dr. Suzie and the staff are excellent. The personal care that each of my pets receive at Azalea Lakes is wonderful. It's nice to walk in and everyone knows your name as well as your pets! But even better, the medical care they get is exceptional!”

    Beth C.
  • “These folks have such big hearts as well as a very knowledgeable staff. I won't bring my pets anywhere else.”

    Madison S.
  • ”Love this place!!!! Always friendly and professional!!!”

    Nathan M.
  • “Our pets have been patients there for so long, our account number is only 2 digits long. Suzy and her team are great!!”

    Michelle A.
  • “LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Azalea Lakes. It was recommended to me by a friend and I've been a client/"family member" for the past 8ish years. They love their clients, their staff, and their animals. I live on the other side of town and I will happily make the drive to get there because of how they treat me and have treated all of my animals.”

    Cora B.
  • “Izzy is our new puppy. She loves doctor Gretchen! We've been taking the cats there for 15 years. Now we'll be taking the dog for 15 more. There is no other staff I would trust with my animal children.”

    Jamie S.
  • “They care about animals & owners, it is why they do everything they do & it shows!”

    Mike D.
  • “I love these doctors!! I wish I had known about them years ago. I have a very difficult 20 pound cat that was usually a terror at the vet but the first time I brought her in to Dr. Susie she was very calm and just lay there while Dr. Susie checked her out. I have a rescued Persian cat and a teacup poodle that have seen each of the doctors at Azalea and they love all of the ladies. The office staff is awesome, also. I would highly recommend Azalea Lakes to anyone.

    Carol C.
  • “Everyone at the clinic is so helpful! They care about the babies brought in and treat them that way! They understand that these "pets" are apart of your family and will give them the best care as if they were there own. I will never leave! Thank you for all of you wonderful experiences!”

    Shasta F.
  • “Caring, helpful and affordable! Brought my puppy to get treated for heart worms, neutered and had a great experience! They help to keep my puppy healthy! I will continue to use them in the future! Recommended Vet Clinic!”

    Leslie D.