Perkins Road Veterinary Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care.
We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with local specialty practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a dentistry and oral surgery suite, a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, in-house x-ray capabilities, a closely supervised hospitalization area, and indoor climate controlled boarding kennels, outdoor day kennels and a very large exercise yard. Our special feline boarders are housed in their own area of the hospital away from all dogs.
At Perkins Road Veterinary Hospital we strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well, but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy.
Dr. Curt Ritchie
Dr. Ritchie is a 1992 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a BS in Animal Science. He is a 1996 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Ritchie concentrates on canine and feline only medicine, surgery, dentistry and oral surgery. Dr. Ritchie's interests are in small animal dentistry and oral surgery, general surgery, pediatrics, geriatrics, preventative medicine, dermatology and pain management. Dr. Curt has had many years of advanced dentistry training under the direct supervision of many board certified veterinary dentists. Dr. Ritchie is an adjuct professor and began teaching veterianry dentistry at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine over 5 years ago. Dr. Ritchie is a board member of the AVDS (American Veterinary Dental Society), a member of the AVMA, LVMA, BRAVMA, and VIN. When Dr. Curt isn't working he loves spending time with his family, golf and watching all sports especially the purple and gold!
Dr. Jennifer Ritchie
Dr. Jennifer Hetzler Ritchie, a New Orleans native, completed her undergraduate studies as a pre vet major at Louisiana State University. She earned her DVM from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 where she met her husband, Dr. Curt Ritchie. Dr. Jennifer worked at several small animal hospitals following graduation until she and her husband purchased the Perkins Road Animal Hospital in 2000. She takes pride in their excellent staff and the high quality of medicine and surgery practiced at PRVH. Dr. Jennifer believes in an "open door policy" which encourages clients to tour the facility, visit their sick pets or boarding animals. Along with practicing veterinary medicine, Jennifer has developed and teaches companion animal courses at Louisiana State University in the Animal Sciences Department. Her special interests include internal medicine, pain management and dermatology. She is a member of the AVMA, LVMA and BRAVMA. Jennifer's favorite pastime is spending time with her husband and daughters, preferably outside. She also enjoys running, hiking, gardening and swimming.
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