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Animal Hospital

Here to provide our clients with quality medicine at competitive prices

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Where Pets Are Family

Our mission is to provide our patients with the best possible quality veterinary care while maintaining the highest professional ethics and standards.

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Southshore Animal Hospital is the one you trust to nurture your pet and to provide you with priceless peace of mind.


Many veterinary clinics and shelters frequently have found animals brought in with no form of ID. Microchipping is the only effective permanent identification.


The facilities at Southshore Animal Hospital are equipped to handle all of your pets surgerical needs.


Our grooming appointments fill up quickly, so call for your pet's grooming session today!

COVID-19 Update:

As the number of Coronavirus cases in our area continues to rise daily, we are having to take extra measures to protect our staff and of course you, our loyal clients. Please adhere to these new policies to help us continue to operate as normal as possible.

- STAY IN YOUR CAR...We will only offer car side medicine at this point.

- Call our receptionist when you arrive: Bucktown: 504-831-7724 or Transcontinental: 504-887-1770

- We will take your pet's history over the phone. Our technician will take your pet inside to be seen by the doctor. We will bring your pet out to you when the exam is complete. Dr. Chris, Dr. Mark, or Dr. Phillip will call you with the diagnosis or options for treatment, etc.

- TELEVET: Download the Televet app on your phone. Upload your client and pet information and search Southshore Animal Hospital. This can be done from the comfort of your home and is easy. If you need help, our staff can walk you through it.

- If you have an already scheduled surgery or appointment, our staff will contact you to go over any details or answer any questions you may have.

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Welcome To Southshore
Animal Hospital

Southshore Animal Hospital is a full-service small animal medical facility that serves the Greater New Orleans metro area including Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, and the city of New Orleans. Having a reputation for excellence in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, we also provide boarding accommodations, chemotherapy, dental care, dermatology, in-clinic diagnostics, heartworm testing, immunotherapy, laser therapy, pharmacy, intensive care, stem cell therapy, digital radiography, ultrasound, wellness visits, and more.

A native New Orleanian, Dr. Chris Forstall was inspired at a young age to become a veterinarian and to one day open his own veterinary practice. After achieving his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, he began practicing in the New Orleans area in 2005, and was able to make his dream come true in 2013.

Southshore Animal Hospital is committed to maintaining superior pet health care and providing outstanding customer service and educational guidance for members of our community. Our skilled and compassionate doctors and staff strive everyday to put you and your pet at ease while delivering the best veterinary care available.

Southshore Animal Hospital participates in the Jefferson Parish low cost spay/neuter program, and as a result, our veterinarians have a great deal of hands-on surgical experience. In addition to soft tissue surgeries, our veterinarians are well qualified to perform orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Forstall is specially trained to perform Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) knee surgery.

At Southshore Animal Hospital, we know you have options when it comes to choosing veterinary care for your pet family members. We would like to be the other family doctor for your household. Come by and meet our team of homegrown Louisiana veterinarians and our friendly, warm-hearted staff. We can’t wait to meet you!

Services We Offer:

  • In-House Diagnostics
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Digital Radiography
  • Dental Care
  • Boarding
  • Wellness Programs
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospice Care
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Allergy Testing
  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Dermatology
  • Intensive Care
  • Microchipping
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Mission Statement

At Southshore Animal Hospital we believe in earning our clients' confidence while providing a hospitable and painless veterinary experience for them and their loyal companion.


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Our Bucktown Location

213 Live Oak St‎.
Metairie, LA 70005

Phone: (504) 831-7724
Fax: 504-831-7137
Email: info@southshoreanimal.com

Our Hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm


Our Transcontinental Location

2221 Transcontinental Drive
Suite B
Metairie, Louisiana 70001

Phone: (504) 887-1770
Fax: 504-887-1749
Email: info2@southshoreanimal.com

Our Hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm


For after hours emergency care, please call MedVet New Orleans:
2315 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70001
(504) 835-8508
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