Attention Clients

We now have power and are open!

We hope that you and your family are safe. Please don't hesitate to call us if you need anything at all!

If you would like to learn how Hurricane Ida may have affected your pet, watch the video linked below where Dr. Cousins discusses common problems in pets in the aftermath of a hurricane.

Welcome to Your Veterinarian in New Orleans, LA!

Welcome to The Cat Practice, New Orleans’ only exclusively feline cat animal hospital. For over 25 years, board-certified feline specialist and veterinarian Dr. W. Mark Cousins has been caring for the feline population at the animal hospital in New Orleans. Dr. Cousins has the distinction of being the only Board Certified Feline Specialist in Louisiana, certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He is also the only Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) granted by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. And finally, he is the only Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) awarded by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) in the state of Louisiana. Give us a call at (504) 525-6369 to make an appointment today!

Some people who receive their medications through mail have experienced their meds being damaged, including them being exposed to extreme weather. Can you imagine how the pet meds, even food, are being handled?

We want you to know that we continue to offer curbside pickup for cat medication and food, which are stored in temperature controlled areas here. You can give us a call to order, then when it's ready, we'll bring it over to your car. It's simple, and a more safer option for you and your feline.

Our Animal Hospital's Commitment

The Cat Practice promises a unique and enjoyable feline-only veterinary experience for you and your feline family member at our award-winning cat hospital in New Orleans. We have been a Gold Level (the highest level) Cat Friendly Practice since 2012. We’re committed to providing convenience for our clients as part of our excellent care, and we also offer hours on Saturday from 8am to 4pm.

Please enjoy our website and learn more about us or click here to visit our Facebook page and see what’s new. We look forward to getting to know you and your pet for a lifetime of care.

Mr. Biggs was taken care of very well and I am so relieved to have him home again. 

- Jason H.

Absolutely love that this veterinary office is dedicated solely to the care of cats. Doctors and staff are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, compassionate regarding pets left in their care, lessening any concerns owners may have prior to visiting!

- Jasmyn S.

We love coming to the Cat Practice for vet appointments and boarding! My cat has stayed at one other boarding place and was extremely distressed when I picked him up. Every time we come here, he is happy and stress free when I pick him up! Thanks!

- Kristen T.

We have been coming since Cali was a tiny kitty and I would not go anywhere else. We are treated with kindness and friendliness and I very much enjoy going in. It has been the same kind of experience I had with my childrens' pediatric visits.

- Joyce H.

You're all absolute experts on feline health, and you give my cats the very best of care. I wouldn't take my beloved pets anywhere else.

- Laura L.

The knowledge and understanding Dr. Cousins has of felines is outstanding. Being only 1 of 80 in the nation that is specialized in feline practice makes us feel that our fur babies received the upmost care & treatement. Would highly recommend!

- Aaron B.