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(225) 296-0488
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(225) 296-0488
24-Hour Care 
Issues with your pets don’t always occur between 9 and 5.
On-Site Diagnostics
Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital offers the latest equipment in blood diagnostics.
Surgery Suite
We offer the most advanced surgical procedures for your pet.


Baton Rouge Animal Hospital, which Dr. McElveen owns and personally operates, is a full-service primary care facility; it is one of the most popular, respected and trusted facilities in the area. Over the years, Dr. Mike has treated thousands of canine and feline patients and has seen and diagnosed virtually every sickness and ailment known to affect dogs and cats, which are his specialty. He has also performed numerous surgeries - saving pets' lives and allowing them to have more time with the families that love them.
All of Dr. Mike’s clients love and trust him with their pets because they know he will always put the animal’s best interest first, thoroughly explain to his clients their pet's condition and diagnosis, and offer the very best treatment options. Dr. Mike has treated some very serious cases over the years, some involving cancer as well as other very serious conditions. His office is also a full-service pet pharmacy where he can dispense most medicines that your pet will need. He has treated pets with chemotherapy and other radical forms of treatment with great success.
Dr. Mike provides all the regular services that you might find at most veterinarian practices but with a few very important additions. In the evening, Dr. Mike becomes an emergency room doctor and his office becomes "Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital." Doctor Ron Ponthieux is a friend and partner in the emergency hospital. Together, they provide the community and their fellow veterinarian colleagues with an invaluable and most necessary service, if not for them, we don’t know what most of us would do with our pets in an emergency situation. Most of the local veterinarians in town trust their patients to Dr. Mike and Dr. Ron when their offices are closed, and most even have their phones transferred over to Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital during off hours.
Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital is fully equipped with all the necessary equipment to treat almost, if not all, types of emergencies, and even has a state-of-the-art operating room where he can perform most kinds of emergency or everyday surgeries.


Your pet deserves the best care you can provide. Come into our office and learn how you can best care for your furry friend.


Contact Us

Go ahead and give us a call to set up a time to meet you and your pet, for your pet’s checkup, or to schedule our boarding service. 

During daytime hours, the hospital is open as Baton Rouge Animal Hospital, 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. For more information you can visit

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At Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital,

we are dedicated to the health and vitality of your precious animal companions.



Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital
5454 Bluebonnet Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 296-0488

Business Hours

Mon - Fri: 06:00 PM - 07:30 AM
Saturday 12:00 PM through Monday 7:30 AM
In Business Since 1986

Payment Options