Full-Service Animal Hospital

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Compassionate veterinary care in Baton Rouge, LA

Bocage Animal Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA is a full-service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to being dedicated to high-quality and compassionate veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young and healthy pets, early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.

You can depend on us.

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care. We treat your pet as we would our own.

Our goal is to practice the highest quality of medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire health care team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.

Everything your pet needs under one roof

We are the all-in-one place for your pet’s needs. From veterinary services to boarding, we’ll be here to keep your pet feeling their best. Click a button below to learn more about our services.

Pet Wellness Exams

Pet Vaccinations

Pet Dentistry

Pet Emergency Care

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. George "Bud" Smith III

Dr. George "Bud" Smith III

Veterinarian / Practice Owner

George L. Smith III, also known to his clients as “Bud” or “Doc,” is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has worked as a veterinarian for 24 years. Dr. Smith has dedicated his life to providing high-quality and compassionate care to pets and their owners in the Baton Rouge community for 21 years. He has been married to his lovely wife, Mary Lynn, for 30 years, and they have two wonderful daughters, Laura Catherine and Sarah Grace. He has a few other additions to the family: a cat named Oliver and a Golden Retriever named Rosie (who are very spoiled). Dr. Smith enjoys spending time in the outdoors, especially at “the farm” on his tractor.

Dr. Carter Loftin

Dr. Carter Loftin


Dr. Carter Loftin was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana where he grew up with many different pets over the years. After high school, he moved to Baton Rouge to accomplish his childhood goal of becoming an LSU tiger. Dr. Loftin received a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from LSU in 2014 and decided he wanted to continue his education at the great university so he immediately began applying to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. While applying to veterinary school, Dr. Loftin spent his time working for a local dog adoption organization, Friends of the Animals, and working as an animal care coordinator at another local small animal veterinary hospital. Dr. Loftin was accepted to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and he continued his focus on companion animal medicine. Following his graduation from LSU SVM with honors in May of 2019, Dr. Loftin and his wife moved to Pensacola, Florida. They then moved back to Louisiana and worked as an Emergency Veterinarian in New Orleans before ultimately deciding he wanted to be back in Baton Rouge.

He enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine but some of his favorites include Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Preventative Medicine, Shelter Medicine, and Dentistry.

When he isn’t working, Dr. Loftin loves spending time outdoors with his lovely wife, Melissa, and their three handsome dogs, Blue, Maverick, and Tank. As a two-time graduate of the university, Dr. Loftin is a very passionate LSU sports fan and loves spending his Saturdays in Tiger Stadium. He is also an avid soccer fan and follows both local and European soccer leagues very closely.

Dr.Regan Gonzales

Dr.Regan Gonzales


We are excited to announce our newest addition to the Bocage Animal Hospital team, Dr.Regan Gonzales!. Dr. Regan grew up in Saint Amant, Louisiana where her love for animals began. Since the age of four years old, she dreamed of being a veterinarian. Dr. Regan went on to complete her undergraduate and veterinary medicine education, both at LSU, where she graduated in 2019. She developed special interests in surgery, dermatology, and clinical pathology. While at LSU, Dr. Regan played trumpet for the Golden Band From Tigerland for 4 years. She has also been a pianist since she was 7 years old. When Dr. Regan isn’t seeing patients, she and her husband Scott spend their free time traveling to major league baseball stadiums around the country. Together, they have one cat named Yuki. We are all excited about the new skill set Dr. Regan will be offering to our practice.

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Same day appointments available

Please complete the form below, and a member of our team will get back to you as quickly as possible to confirm your appointment. Please note: This is just a request. An appointment will be confirmed after we contact you.

To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures, we operate primarily by appointment. Emergency cases shall always receive top priority, which is why occasional appointment delay is inevitable. Please realize that we make a sincere attempt to see each client on time.


For your convenience, drop-off appointments are available. A drop-off means you can bring your pet at the time that works best for you and leave him/her with us for a few hours. Usually, we will ask you to drop off sometime in the morning between the hours of 7:00 am to 9:00 am, so our doctors can examine the patient in between appointments or at the time purposely reserved for admitted patients. Once the doctor is done, he/she will give you a call to go over the diagnosis and to give you discharge instructions.


For the safety of all animals in our care, we require that all vaccinations be up to date. Even though we make every effort to make our patients feel comfortable during visits, they may be a little uneasy about new people, new surroundings, and other pets. This is one of the reasons why we ask you to restrain your pet. We recommend that animals be placed on a leash or in pet carriers before entering the waiting room.