About us

Bayou South Animal Hospital is at the forefront of our community. We care about our clients and see the value in educating them on how to keep their pets happy and healthy all year long. Keeping pets in the best possible health can be a lot of work – it includes good nutrition, exercise, and of course a few visits to an established and credible veterinarian. 

Our Practice 

Our holistic approach to veterinary medicine is one of the reasons our practice has been successful. From equine to bovine and almost every other animal, we are the right vet for any pet.

Our varied methods and procedures allow us to offer a personalized approach to pet care. We strive to understand your pet's needs through the latest veterinary technology. At Bayou South Animal Hospital, we realize how important your pet is to your family. This is why we treat your pets with the utmost care and attention in every surgery, checkup, and procedure.

Our History

Our practice has a unique history. Founded by Dr. Ted Shope and Dr. Jay Carter, partners of Southern Veterinary Associates, Bayou South Animal Hospital was successfully opened as a second location in 2011. Eventually, it became its own entity with Dr. Shope as the sole owner. He continued to serve the Lake Charles, LA, community until he passed away in 2015. 

The practice is now owned and operated by Dr. Shope’s daughter, Dr. Darby Shope. As a family-run business, we are proud of what we have built and are passionate about maintaining what we have started. Our desire to uphold our legacy pours into what we do to keep your animal companions safe, healthy, and thriving.

Visit Bayou South Animal Hospital

Bayou South Animal Hospital is located in Lake Charles, LA. We offer comprehensive veterinary services to Lake Charles and the surrounding areas. If you have any pet-related questions or concerns, we are always available to assist you. For further questions or to request an appointment, call us at (337) 480-1500 or request an appointment online today.

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