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Gill Bright Animal Hospital

We are here to service the cities of Lake Charles, LA, Iowa, LA, Gillis, LA, Sulphur, LA, Westlake, LA, Jennings, LA, Ragley, LA, Longville, LA, Dequincy, LA, Kinder, LA and more!

In every thing we do, we believe in being the best. From patient care, to client care, to medical equipment and protocols, and everything in between. This is an audacious goal, but it’s the mission that we believe in. And it is because we believe, passionately, in the love and life that you share with your pet. We know that your pet doesn’t just share a home with you… they are an irreplaceable member of your family. And our dream is to give you more love, more moments, more life together. Together, we’ll do just that.

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★★★★★ I can't say enough great things about the staff. Dr. Thibodaux is the best along with all the veterinarians as I think we've seen them all at some point. I have only had excellent care for my 3 dogs and know I don't have to worry and can trust they will be treated with love and compassion.Kris S.Kris S. ★★★★★ Love the gang at Gill Bright!Danette McManus, R.Danette McManus, R. ★★★★★ They love our baby! Always the best, most professional & attentive service offered. Dr. Gill is absolutely wonderful with Drako!Mikaa W.Mikaa W. ★★★★★ Took great care of my mom's fur babies for boarding with short notice! Staff were friendly, clinic was clean and office was run efficiently.Meredith V.Meredith V. ★★★★★ Took my cat in for an emergency. All staff were kind and the Vet actually listened to my concern. I left with at least a plan to maintain comfort care for my cat until we can test again.Angelika S.Angelika S. ★★★★★ Went in for annual like every other visit I only had to wait 5 minutes!!!I was on a budget the staff was extremely helpful in recommending another option that I could afford. Love this place !!!!Derek L.Derek L. ★★★★★ Very sweet staff but very highly overpricedNana8006Nana8006 ★★★★★ Great staff, friendly and caring. Always a great experience, even when the visit is a sad one.John D.John D. ★★★★★ Professional, friendly, courteous and knowledgeable vets and team. Thanks for loving animals, especially my fur baby Sky!!Tequilla B.Tequilla B. ★★★★★ I apologize that I don't remember the names of the staff.They were so supportive and kind when I had to make the decision to put my fur baby to sleep. They allowed me to be an emotional mess and stay as long as I needed.Tiffany B.Tiffany B. ★★★★★ If you are looking for a true FAMILY vet look no further than GillBright Hospital. I promise you and your fur baby will feel right at home and you are in the very best of hands. I talk from many many happy decades with them. We have been with them from when they first opened decades ago. Please try them… you will be very happy you did.Mairi R.Mairi R. ★★★★★ All pur babies go here. Dr Gill has cared for every pet I have ever owned. And will continue to do so...Chad R.Chad R. ★★★★★ Excellent care of our pup, Jake! We drive from Texas because of your excellent service. Thank you for taking care of our baby!Angela R.Angela R. ★★★★★ Treats our pet like he's theirs!Daniel B.Daniel B. ★★★★★ Whether on the phone, at the front desk or in an examination room with your furry baby, you will find a staff that is nothing less than compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable. Wish we had found them sooner. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!Claudia G.Claudia G. ★★★★★ Gill is the sweetest man! He was full and still made time for my bunny Bonnie!! Wonderful place!RichRBLXRichRBLX ★★★★★ Dr Bright and her staff are exceptional. SDina H.Dina H. ★★★★★ I don't know of anything they could do any better. They take care of Rosie, our cat and us, very well. They do a wonderful job keeping her healthy. She just spent another vacation with them in their luxury condos, she loves the high up window box. Thanks Gill Bright!Jennifer W.Jennifer W. ★★★★★ They're an awesome vet clinic and have caring doctors and care associates. I had a great experience with my puppy Piper and know she will always be well taken care of by there team.Pennie G.Pennie G. ★★★★★ With early intervention, Dr. Shrewsberry treated our puppy and she was given the ability to walk! Now she keeps up with the others and doesn't slow down! Doc treats all 7 of our dogs and they love visiting the vet!! =)Kara Newingham M.Ed. LPC-S NCC B.Kara Newingham M.Ed. LPC-S NCC B. ★★★★★ They love your animals as much as you do! Love this place!Darla L.Darla L. ★★★★★ Very friendly staff and quick service. My puppy loved going for her vet visits.Gabrielle H.Gabrielle H. ★★★★★ Unfortunately, we had to bring our baby girl in. She tested positive for Parvo. This is my son's very first pet and the news was hard to take in. We were sent home with medication and IV bags. Dr. Gill was very clear on the outcome. And I was very clear about what GOD could do. GOD created us and every living creature to praise him! So I believe he can heal them. The staff was AMAZING. They loved on Ollie as if she was their own. Ollie is on day 3 of healing and boy is she doing great! She's all over the place causing havoc and we love it! Eating and drinking and passing normal stools, no blood and no diarrhea! GOD is good.Thank you so much for providing the best possible care for her. 5 STARS!!!Dewanna W.Dewanna W. ★★★★★ They are always very professional and very easy to work with. Our husky, Eva, has always received top notch service! Also, the ability to pick up your pet on weekends is a really BIG plus to their services!James H.James H. ★★★★★ Helping me navigate my newfound seizure journey with my rescue pup. They have observed him multiple times and have been great with questions and medicationsmjordanlabrymjordanlabry ★★★★★ Friendly staff, not too costly.HannahHannah ★★★★★ Great friendly and professional environment. Very knowledgeable and they take really good care of our fur babhTimothy W.Timothy W. ★★★★★ Best Vet in lake charles🙌👏They always make you feel like home 🏡Alpha enjoys his time there everytime🐶❤Zaida O.Zaida O. ★★★★★ I felt so safe taking my cat Janice there. I knew she would be cared forJeff A.Jeff A. ★★★★★ Such friendly caring peopleAndrea P.Andrea P. ★★★★★ Love them! They were super sweet, caring, and took great care of my puppy!Amberly F.Amberly F. ★★★★★ My experience at Gillbright animal hospital was exceptional. I have a lab with a rare or vet odd skin disease. The staff was extremely accommodating and the vet care was extraordinary. They were very thorough and made me feel like they were very invested in helping me take care of Huck. Their explanation of the multiple medications needed and the intended outcome of each made me feel very valued as a first time customer.Patrick T.Patrick T. ★★★★★ They offer a wide variety or services with full transparency and THE best customer service. We are always greeted with cheerfulness and leave truly feeling like they really love our dog. That is worth the drive for us.Katelin K.Katelin K. ★★★★★ Great place to bring your pets. They have taken care of us from leapard gecko to cats and dogs.Luci Calzada M.Luci Calzada M. ★★★★★ Very pleased and satisfied with Dr. Thibodeaux. Treated and cared for my pet Tobias with quality care. Prices were expensive I felt, but my pet is family so it was worth it.Brandon B.Brandon B. ★★★★★ I have sought care at some fairly preeminent institutions, but the providers I have found here are some of the best I have ever encountered. They are impressively knowledgeable, thorough, and compassionate. They have truly treated my dog like I imagine they would treat their own.Mary C.Mary C. ★★★★★ We were scared, and Dr. Kross saw our fur baby Herman immediately. The Dr. was wise and took the time to reach out to an expert in the field for guidance while we waited. She put our boy's welfare first, and Herman's quality of life is dramatically enhanced as a result. If you have an exotic (Herman is a ferret). He is in good hands here.Lisa S.Lisa S. ★★★★★ They took great care of our girl daisy.AmandaAmanda ★★★★★ The staff is wonderfulKenneth F.Kenneth F. ★★★★★ Dr. Gill is awesome! He is honest and truly cares about your pets. The staff at Gill Bright is just as great! We wouldn't see anyone else! Highly recommend.Lacie D.Lacie D. ★★★★★ My entire extended family has brought our pets to Dr. Gill and his staff for as long as I can remember. Most recently when I still lived in Lake Charles, my dog Danny would see Dr. Shrewsberry. When we moved to New Orleans, and over the summer we had a little scare when Danny was staying with my sister while I was away on a military assignment. When these issues started to recur, I called Dr. Shrewsberry and he called me back within minutes to check up on Danny, and to help me find a new doctor locally. He had several vet school classmates that he trusted in my area, and we ended up finding such a perfect fit. The staff has always taken such good care of my family's pets for decades.Brandon L.Brandon L. ★★★★★ My family has used Gill Bright for years now. I’ve recently gotten my own fur baby, and I knew I wanted to bring her here. They have been consistently friendly and willing to answer any questions I may have. I have used Dr. Gill and Dr. Fontenot and have nothing but great things to say about them. They love and take care of our fur babies, and I know they will take care of yours. Highly recommend!Megan D.Megan D. ★★★★★ I trust them with my 10 going on 11 dog. Always professional, friendly, and will always have an answer/game plan for any question or concern I have. I refuse to go to any other vet!Jesse B.Jesse B. ★★★★★ All members of the staff were incredibly attentive from the second we walked in the door. The vet, Dr Shrewsberry, went through every step of our dog’s treatment with me. He also took the time to explain each of the medicines. Our vet tech was great also, she was very knowledgeable and compassionate! I would definitely recommend to others!Meghan T.Meghan T. ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing vet! This is a bit long, but worth it. My rabbit, Jasmine, was having some health issues that started in November of last year. I had found a lump by her dewlap and brought her to a vet prior to Gill Bright where I was told it was just a fat lump and would go away on it's own. Towards the end of December, however, the lump had grown, her nipples had become swollen and hard, one nipple was bleeding, and she had more lumps. My aunt had brought her bearded dragon to Gill Bright and told me they were awesome, so I scheduled an appointment with them. When I brought her, they asked SO many questions to get an idea of what was going on and were extremely sweet towards me and Jasmine. At the end of the appointment it was determined that she had uterine cancer (she was unspayed so I expected this.) They gave me antibiotics to help with the inflammation and within 7 days of that appointment, they had surgery scheduled to remove her uterus. As soon as she was waking up from surgery, Dr. Kistler herself called me to let me know everything went smoothly. The first appointment and the surgery only cost me roughly $600 and some change. If you have rabbits, bearded dragons, or dogs that need a vet I 100% recommend Gill Bright. Absolutely amazing staff and service!Bianca F.Bianca F. ★★★★★ My husband and I both appreciate Gill Bright Animal Hospital's care of our puppy, JoJo. They were able to get him in and neuter him around our schedule. The staff was friendly and very helpful upon arrival and when we picked JoJo up. The vet called me and talked to me before his surgery and when I arrived to pick him up. JoJo's blood work was discussed, his surgery, medications and aftercare. Thank you to Dr. Thibodeaux and the staff that helped with JoJo Escoubas.Belinda E.Belinda E. ★★★★★ My cat Daisy doesn't like going to the vet, but I am quite happy bringing her to Gill Bright. She is treated humanely and with kindness and I appreciate that.Steve D.Steve D. ★★★★★ I have been going to Dr Gill for years. All of my furbabies approve of himPatti D.Patti D. ★★★★★ Always take great care of our fur baby!Deborah S.Deborah S. ★★★★★ We LOVE and TRUST Gill Bright and its wonderful staff. Our pup gets so excited when visiting there; the care given at Gill Bright is always stellar!Sadia D.Sadia D. ★★★★★ This clinic is so wonderful to all animals. They are prompt when you make an appointment and make the "parents" so comfortable. I would highly recommend this veterinarian and staff.Jean E.Jean E. ★★★★★ Have been going there for 30 plus years, love them all.Brenda G.Brenda G. ★★★★★ Knowledgeable & caring Vets, friendly & professional staff. Always able to get in when we need to. Would recommend to anyone.sara O.sara O. ★★★★★ love themSherry P.Sherry P. ★★★★★ Very friendly staff, very clean, and they are all great my pet dog, Freddie. They love him and know him either by name, when I call or even walk in with him. Everyone is always willing and ready to help. Very knowledgeable. Quick appointments. They’ve always made time for him. Once Freddie needed surgery and they explained that it could wait so that I wouldn’t feel pressured to do it immediately. Dr. Bright also explained the benefits of doing it sooner and told me what to look for me to know when it would become necessary to not wait. I chose to do it at that time and she quickly reached out to the orthopedic surgeon that did the surgery. When we brought him in for his pre-op exam and tests we found out that he had a UTI. If she had not checked, we would have never known about that and wouldn’t have known to treat him with antibiotics. After two weeks of antibiotics Freddie was able to have his surgery. They took great care of him before, during and after his surgery. Dr. Bright called me with updates during the surgery and after. I was welcomed to call and check in on him at anytime. She told me to feel free to call with any questions during his recovery and I actually did call her on two occasions. She immediately came to the phone to help and reassure me. He also went for laser therapy for three months after his surgery. They always had him at the front desk playing with him while waiting to be picked up. They all fell in love with him as well. They took pictures of him with his little goggles he wore to protect his eyes and sent it to me. One asked permission to post Freddie’s picture on his own social media accounts, because he thought Freddie was so cute. Of course, I was so happy to say yes to his request. Also, if I call for an appointment for Freddie, whoever answers the phone says, “Oh no, what’s wrong with Freddie?” This always makes me feel so good because I know how much they love and care about him. Several of the staff have really bonded with him. He loves them as well.For all of these reasons and more I would totally recommend Gill Bright Animal Hospital to everyone I know!jkritter5jkritter5 ★★★★★ Very attentive to my Weazie’s needs. Awesome job on bath & cut. I would highly recommend Gill Bright- very trustworthy. 😍Amanda M.Amanda M. ★★★★★ The staff at Gill Bright is always amazing! The vet tech (I apologize if that isn't the correct term) was amazing! He really made our dog feel at home with all of the pets and snuggles. The vet was so helpful and kind. We are truly grateful for all of the staff.Ashley G.Ashley G. ★★★★★ I love Gill Bright Animal Hospital, the staff is so caring.Cynthia H.Cynthia H. ★★★★★ Exercise service!Marina D.Marina D. ★★★★★ Wonderful vet. Wonderful people. Fast and attentive.Greg S.Greg S. ★★★★★ I called in for information. My questions were answered for courteously by the young lady who answered.Ray G.Ray G. ★★★★★ This is the only place we take our pets to! I love going here and my pets love it too, they’re always so happy to see everyone and get treats 😄everyone is very friendly and professional. I recommend them to anyone looking!Katelyn T.Katelyn T. ★★★★★ We always receive excellent care and advice from Dr. Gill. I have taken all of our pets to Gill-Bright for 23 years, and the staff there makes you feel like family!Dena M.Dena M. ★★★★★ The staff at Gill Bright are the absolute best! They answer any questions and treat our babies like their own. Excellent care and fair prices. I recommend to anybody with pets, they are the bestGwen D.Gwen D. ★★★★★ Great staff, and fast serviceAaron HAaron H ★★★★★ Trey was above and beyond helpful! Really truly impressive seeing someone so young and knowledgeable, and he was so amazing with our dog Lyra. She just loved him and so did we! Extremely attentive as well as so caring for our girl, he's definitely who made her feel at home and stress free. 10/10 a great visit to the vet 🙂I don't mind rating Y.I don't mind rating Y. ★★★★★ We get our fur baby groomed and all of his medical stuff done here. We absolutely adore the staff and vets. The groomer is absolutely amazing and keeps us up to date on our guy. Seriously will never go to any other vet!Jamy B.Jamy B. ★★★★★ This is the best and friendliest staff, in Lake Charles,La.LA..You can call them with any question about any kind of animal and they will explain or send you in the right direction, If they can't help you.I just love that they understand we give our pets our last name.If your pet is sick and needing help call Dr. GILLS OFFICECindy J.Cindy J. ★★★★★ Fast service !!!Andre C.Andre C. ★★★★★ Very nice personnel and good job with my lil girlAngela R.Angela R. ★★★★★ Always friendly and professional service! From veterinary services to grooming to boarding. I trust Gill/Bright to take good care of my Annie.Angela L.Angela L. ★★★★☆ Good doctor's and they are attentive to the pets. A little pricey and prices have gone up.Paula D.Paula D. ★★★★☆ The doctor was nice! They even let me go into the treatment room with my cat to help ease her anxiety around new people and getting shots.Jessica Nicole B.Jessica Nicole B. ★★★★☆ EfficientAceIsSadAceIsSadjs_loader

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406 W. McNeese St., Lake Charles, LA 70605


7:00am - 6:00pm


7:00am - 6:00pm


7:00am - 6:00pm


7:00am - 6:00pm


7:00am - 6:00pm


8:00am - 12:00pm


5:00pm - 6:00pm (Boarding Pick-up Only)

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Gill Bright Animal Hospital is the best. They take care of my cat and dog like it’s their own. They always ask about my dog when I go in and buy his special food. I have had such awesome personal service with the clinic calling and checking on my animals. Dr. Bright and Dr. Gill rock!!


Absolutely the best! I have been bringing my dog here for the past 8 months. I love them and my dog loves them! They are passionate about what they do and it shows in how friendly, caring and compassionate everyone is from the front desk to the doctor. I brought my dog to their Summer Camp, and he was so happy to be there and when I picked him up. Their service is second to none. I will never use another veterinarian!


The staff and doctors are the most caring individuals. The office is so clean and inviting and they have such great events that your fur babies want to go. The boarding and grooming staff are the best around!