Exotics, Reptiles, and Pocket Pets

Exotics/Reptiles/Pocket Pets We believe that all pets, great and small, furry, feathered, or scaly deserve the opportunity to lead the happiest and healthiest life possible. At Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic, we see not just dogs and cats but also:

  • • Ferrets
  • • Birds
  • • Reptiles
  • • Amphibians
  • • Rabbits
  • • Chinchillas
  • • Guinea Pigs
  • • Rats
  • • Mice
  • • Sugar Gliders
  • • Skunks
  • • & More!

Healthcare needs for these special animals are quite unique. They require a veterinary practice with expertise to provide them with the best care possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We offer a wide range of services for these pets including:

  • • Physical Examinations
  • • Nutritional & Husbandry Consultations
  • • Vaccinations
  • • Fecal Examinations
  • • Diagnostic & Laboratory Services
  • • Medication Dispensing
  • • Exotic Animal Surgery

Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic provides health services to exotic and pocket pets in Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Prairieville, Denham Springs, and everywhere in between.

We Now Have Medgene's RHDV2 Vaccine Available For Rabbits

Please contact us about how to schedule your rabbits RHDV2 vaccine appointment, as every month we have set days that we do the vaccines. After their initial RHDV2 vaccine they will need to receive a booster within 21 days. After your rabbit has received their initial and booster shots, they can be vaccinated yearly to keep them protected against RHDV2. Rabbits can be vaccinated as early as 4 weeks of age.

What is RHDV and why should I have my rabbit vaccinated?

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV) is a highly contagious and fatal calicivirus that has been spreading across the United States since 2020. It is a fatal virus that affects both wild rabbits and domestic rabbits. Due to the hardy nature of this calicivirus, it can survive on surfaces for prolonged periods of time which allows it to continue to spread easily, while it is not in the wild population of Louisiana yet it is only a matter of time before it is.

A safe and effective RHDV2 vaccine is now available to rabbit owners in Louisiana to help protect their pets. For more information on RHDV2 visit: https://rabbit.org/rhdv


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.