Urgent Care

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Gill Bright Animal Hospital is excited to offer Urgent Care services for pets in need by walk-in and call-ahead appointment basis. We take care of any sick pet or injured pet that cannot wait until the next day for care.

Urgent Care hours:

Saturday: 12pm - 8pm

What Cases Will We See?

  • Bite Wounds or Lacerations 
  • Ear Problem 
  • Eye Problem 
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea 
  • Limping
  • Fleas or Worms 
  • Allergies or Skin problems 
  • Toxin ingestion 
  • Paw or Nail issue 
  • Collapse 
  • Lethargy 
  • Abscess 
  • Urinary Problems/ Accidents inside
  • Coughing/Sneezing 
  • Anal gland issues (scooting, licking)
  • Decreased Appetite 
  • Hives/swelling/reactions 
  • End of Life/ Euthanasia 
  • Bad Breath 
  • Fever 
  • Constipation
  • And more!

Gill Bright Animal Hospital provides veterinary services for a variety of conditions, illness, and injuries found in our pet patients. We have trained and dedicated veterinarians and nurses on staff. We have onsite diagnostic equipment to perform blood work, x-rays, ultrasound, and an in-house pharmacy allowing timely results and treatment of our patients. Cases that require 24-hour critical nursing care or more advanced diagnostics and treatments will be first stabilized and then referred to the specialty hospitals if necessary.

If your pet is experiencing an urgent medical issue after hours, please visit the list of nearby emergency hospitals.

FAQ and hospital responses

We prefer you call ahead to be added to the waitlist. Patients will be prioritized and triaged based on their symptoms and conditions. Any patient needing medical attention, but not life threatening, may be asked to wait.
The urgent care exam fee is $115 and will be due at the time of service. Additional service & treatment pricing will vary.
For the safety of your pet and our staff, please allow our trained professionals to care for your pet. We will ensure that you are placed in a comfortable exam or waiting room and will communicate with you regularly.
We recommend all pets return to their primary care veterinarian in the time recommended by our urgent care doctor.
Yes, you can take your pet home tonight. There will be cases that require transfer to the 24-hour Specialty hospital for around-the-clock care. Some stable patients may stay the night here to have a procedure or additional testing during our normal business hours.
Cats & Dogs
Each patient will be triaged and assessed by a trained professional. Critical life-threatening conditions will take precedence. The severity of your pets’ condition, as well as when your pet was added to our waitlist, will determine when the doctor will be in to talk to you and examine your pet.
We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, cash, checks, Care Credit, and Scratch Pay. Deposits are required for treatment and all payment is due at the time of service. Our current payment plans are through Care Credit and Scratch Pay, both can be applied for online before arriving.
Given that there are many different insurances available now, you are responsible for calling to determine your specific coverage. Payment will be due at the time of service, then you coordinate with your specific insurance for reimbursement.
Outpatient cases will be instructed to schedule any rechecks or follow up care with their primary care veterinarian. We will ensure that all patient exam notes, and diagnostic test results are completed and sent home with you so that you may provide them to your primary care veterinarian.
No, you will coordinate a pickup time with our veterinary staff. All pets must be picked up by the time designated by our team.

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


Wellness Care: 8:00am - 12:00pm, Urgent Care: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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★★★★★ Friendly service with very courteous attendance, CARING, they all have a true love for your pets and that makes you feel RIGHT at home. I truly recommend them to all. Their facility is gorgeous and in a perfect location.Michael L.Michael L. ★★★★★ Not just vets, but people who love animals. Thanks for taking great care of my pets over the years.James DJames D ★★★★★ The best animal hospital in SWLANorma H.Norma H. ★★★★★ I have used Dr. Gill for over 30 years. I grew up with my parents using him. They are the BEST!! I would not have any other place taking care of my Pippa!dana W.dana W. ★★★★★ The entire staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Dr. Kohler was a blessing. I was very impressed with not only her expertise but her compassion. She was very professional and I knew my baby was in the right hands from the start. Halsey required surgery and I was worried sick which I’m sure it was fairly obvious. Dr. Kohler and Dr. Hammes kept frequent communication and updates, which they anticipated I would need. Even after we were home and settled in, we received calls from the staff just “checking in.” I never felt as if it was just anyone’s job, each staff member was very passionate and truly seemed to care about Halsey’s well being and recovery. I am very grateful I was recommended Gill Bright and look forward to them being our animal hospital going forward but hopefully for nothing else major and it’s just for routine checkups.Randall C.Randall C. ★★★★★ Always quick and professional. I have been using them for 15 years now. I highly recommend this place.Dina R.Dina R. ★★★★★ Friendly staff, great Doctors, and Assistants all the way aroundJessie P.Jessie P. ★★★★★ Good vets. Sweet personal!Mary M.Mary M. ★★★★★ I highly recommend Gill Bright they were amazing and so patient with my Parrot. Every staff member was so friendly and welcoming as soon as we walked in.jennifer R.jennifer R. ★★★★★ The staff and veterinarians are awesome so nice and caring.Julie B.Julie B. ★★★★★ Very professional friendly and clean establishment with knowledgeable staff reasonable pricing you can get a short notice appointment as well highly recommendjessica S.jessica S. ★★★★★ Always very professional in the care and treatment of your animals.Marcus B.Marcus B. ★★★★★ Gill Bright Animal Hospital is the best!Cynthia P.Cynthia P. ★★★★★ Dr gill has always taken amazing care of my dogs! Highly recommend trust him with my dogs life. Love him and his staff. Always super friendly and love animals.Constance F.Constance F. ★★★★★ In the middle of Friday night I had to rush my mini schnauzer, Lois, to the ER vet. When I had to pick her up that morning, they had recommended I bring her to Gill Bright because she still was very sick. The staff was so friendly and the vet was just amazing. He took the time to answer all my concerns and explained the plan for her. She’s been doing better and I’m so thankful that they were open that day! The tech took his time to explain all her new medications when I picked her up. The vet called me Monday morning to follow up on her and answered some questions I had. Definitely will be recommending them!Michelle P.Michelle P. ★★★★★ I went there to take lady for her medicineDavid R.David R. ★★★★★ I brought my baby pickles to this animal hospital in desperation that they would take him in. Never in my adult years with as many animals and rescues I’ve had to bring to vets have I been to one like this. The staff is great, A1, so friendly. And the vet is super sweet and friendly and she is an actual animal lover. They took in my baby after being attacked by a stray cat and helped me out so much and tried their best to save him and kept me updated the whole time. .Unfortunately my parrot didn’t make it through the weekend because his injuries were too severe. But I definitely recommend this animal hospital to anyone in need for their babies..I’m heartbroken he didn’t make it thru but he was in such good loving hands until he did pass awayCiara D.Ciara D. ★★★★★ I've been bringing my pets there for about 5 years now and the service is great and the time is not really long, they provide great care and very helpful with any concernsMachell B.Machell B. ★★★★★ The only vet I use… professional, courteous and caring!Greg S.Greg S. ★★★★★ Always great with my bird!Cammie G.Cammie G. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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 J.Amberly J. ★★★★★ 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.Salty C.Salty C. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★☆ 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.js_loader

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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