Large Animal Services

Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic offers large animal services for horses and farm animals including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, llamas, and alpacas. Our service area covers Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Prairieville, Denham Springs, as well as other communities in East Baton Rouge Parish, Ascension Parish, and Livingston Parish.

Equine Medicine & Surgery

Horses can encounter health issues just as any other type of pet can. Fortunately, the great majority of these issues can be prevented through regular wellness care, or they can be treated by a veterinarian with proper training and expertise in equine health. Horse owners will be pleased to know that Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic can provide the necessary care for their horses.

Vaccinations for horses provide essential protection. Every mammal comes into contact with potentially dangerous viruses and bacterial infections in the course of daily life, and horses are no different. This makes vaccinations a critical component of a comprehensive horse wellness plan. There are many vaccinations for horses, some of which are considered essential for all horses (core), while others are recommended depending on the individual horse and his or her lifestyle (non-core). The American Association of Equine Practitioners recommends that all horses receive vaccinations against Rabies, Tetanus, West Nile Virus, and Eastern/Western Equine Encephalitis. These are high-risk pathogens that are common throughout the country, have a high rate of infection, and are very often deadly—which is why vaccinations against these diseases are considered “core” or essential for every horse.

In the state of Louisiana, an annual Coggins test and permanent ID (microchip or tattoo) are required for all horses. Also, all horses require health certificates for traveling.

Horses usually need a dental checkup every six to twelve months to have their teeth floated (evened out) in order for the horse’s bite to remain healthy and so that their food is evenly ground for healthy swallowing and digestion.

At Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic, we offer equine surgeries including castrations, laceration repairs, and mass removals.

Farm Animal Services

For owners of farm animals, such as cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, llamas and alpacas, Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic brings comprehensive wellness care, surgical services, and veterinary treatment to your farm.

We can guide you in your efforts at raising healthy, productive stock. Herd health is and always will be an important topic for livestock producers. There is always new information for livestock producers to access and learn. A good herd health program is an essential part of any farm management program. We can help you implement a good herd health program today.

Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic offers vaccinations, parasite control, surgery, health certificates for travel, and more.


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.