The Cat Practice

Diagnostic Care

Because we have a board-certified feline specialist, Dr. Cousins, the only boarded feline specialist in Louisiana on staff, The Cat Practice offers an extra level of expertise in diagnosing and managing difficult feline medicine cases. Our in-house diagnostic testing and tools allow our veterinarians to accurately diagnose medical conditions and develop treatment plans to accommodate your pet's needs.

In-House Laboratory

Our goal at the Cat Practice is to provide your feline family member with a rapid and accurate diagnosis so we can more appropriately treat your cat's diseases. We utilize the latest diagnostic modalities in endocrinology, cytology and cancer diagnostics.

Our veterinarians and staff are here to make the testing process smooth for both you and our furry patients. We want to make sure that we have a full scope and all possible factors that may be causing the problem.

Using our updated laboratory testing will allow us to see the full picture and create an effective treatment plan that can save your feline's life. If your cat needs a intestinal parasite exam, blood work, or a urinalysis you can always trust that we can quickly and efficiently get results back.

Digital Radiography

Did your kitten break their leg? Is your elderly feline showing pain with their spine? Is your cat having trouble chewing? It sounds like you may need our incredible digital radiography services!  Don’t worry! Your feline friend is in good hands. Since our veterinary clinic utilizes a digital radiology machine rather than traditional film machines, we can provide a quicker diagnosis. Whether your kitty needs an x-ray for a possible leg fracture or they need to have an emergency dental x-ray done, it’s important that you go to a clinic that can provide not only diagnosis but a safe and effective treatment plan. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us prior or during your appointment. Our staff is ready and prepared to assist you.

Ultrasound

We offer a complete digital imaging suite so that any scan you may need can be done right here in our animal clinic! If you need an ultrasound to determine what’s going on in your cat's digestive system, we’ve got you covered! Our digital imaging suite allows you to feel at peace with the knowledge that our team can quickly obtain results. Perhaps your feline is showing signs of weight loss or they constantly have digestive issues. Abdominal ultrasonography is a useful tool to diagnose a variety of medical conditions in a sick kitty.

If you have any questions or any follow-up scans you need to schedule, our team is already ready to get you an appointment as quickly as possible. Give us a call or let us know at your next visit!

Echocardiograms

If you know your cat is in need of an echocardiogram, it’s important that you’re aware of what it is, how the procedure is done and why your cat may need this procedure. Let’s start with the basics. An echocardiogram is most commonly known as an "echo" or "cardiac ultrasound". This tool is used to be able to look deep within the heart and even around it. Since it uses high-frequency sound waves, the echocardiogram creates live images of the heart and how it functions.

If The Cat Practice suspects heart disease by either a physical examination, a blood test, or an X-ray, we may recommend an echocardiogram as the next step in evaluating your kitty’s heart.