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Veterinary Hospital

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Where Pets Are Family

Our mission is to provide our patients with the best possible quality veterinary care while maintaining the highest professional ethics and standards.

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Your cat or dog will feel right at home in our comfortable climate and humidity controlled facilities.

Drop Off Appointments

We understand that your work schedule can make it difficult to plan an appointment for your pet. Give us a call today to schedule a drop off appointment!

Wellness Programs

Marcello Veterinary Hospital is here for your pet, from puppies and kittens to seniors, we have wellness plans for all stages of your pet's life!


Our groomers will take special care to recognize your pet’s individual needs, and will make your pet feel safe and comfortable.

Welcome To
Veterinary Hospital

Marcello Veterinary Hospital is a privately owned, companion animal hospital that has been delivering dependable pet care services since 1982. Having convenient locations in Houma and Mathews, we are committed to providing high-quality medical, surgical, and dental care for your beloved pets. Our knowledgeable and highly trained staff works closely with each family to make individualized health care decisions that are best for your furry family member. Our mission is to help your pet live a long, healthy, happy life by promoting responsible pet ownership and preventative health care.

Our practice offers dental care, in-clinic diagnostics, digital radiography, ultrasound, surgery, intensive care, preventative medicine, wellness, boarding and grooming, and more. We strive to maintain a warm, welcoming, family-oriented atmosphere at both of our locations. We sincerely hope that our patients and our pet parents will have an outstanding experience every time they visit.

The Marcello family has a long-standing tradition of veterinary expertise that started more than 60 years ago and has continued through three generations. Through dedication, perseverance, and client loyalty, Marcello Veterinary Hospital has expanded from a single doctor practice to a busy, multi-doctor establishment with two locations.

Our professional, team-oriented staff is dedicated to treating your pet with kindness and compassion as we administer the best care that veterinary medicine has to offer. Our goal is to make sure that your pets live long, enriched lives, and we want to partner with you to help make that happen. We treat every patient with loving care throughout every check-up, procedure, surgery, and recovery.

Please stop by or call today and meet our family of pet loving practitioners and professionals. Our service area includes Houma, Mathews, Thibodeaux, Raceland, Morgan City, and beyond.

Marcello Veterinary Hospital’s mission is to work as a team to provide the highest-quality medical and surgical care to our patients in a compassionate environment, while educating our clients so they can make the best veterinary health care decisions for their beloved pets.

The Marcello family has provided the Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes with exceptional veterinary care for more than 60 years. Following in the occupational footsteps of his father, C.J. “Doc” Marcello, Dr. William Marcello attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and started his own practice in Mathews in February 1982. One month later he opened a second clinic on Houma’s Grand Caillou Road.

When his son, Dr. Blake Marcello, became a licensed veterinarian, a decision was made to close the Grand Caillou location and build a new practice on the west side of Houma. The doors of the 5,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility opened October 2009. Dr. Kevin Showalter joined the practice that same year following his graduation from LSU-SVM.

Dr. Astrid Bigio-Marcello finished her Medical Oncology Residency at LSU and is currently part of the MedVet Oncology team in New Orleans. Marcello Veterinary Hospital welcomes her medical expertise.

Dr. Buffy Ackman-Schatzle studied at LSU and completed her Bachelors in Animal Science with a concentration in Dairy Production in 2016. She continued her education and graduated in 2020 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Buffy joined the team at Marcello Veterinary Hospital shortly after falling in love with the clinic environment during her preceptorship.

The knowledgeable and compassionate doctors and staff at Marcello Veterinary Hospital understand the human-animal bond and strive to provide comprehensive and quality care to enhance the well-being and quality of life of all their patients.

Our Houma Location

323 Corporate Dr,
Houma, LA 70360

Phone: 985-876-3563

Our Hours

8:00am - 5:30pm

8:00am - 12:00pm

Our Matthews Location

5040 Highway 1
Raceland, LA 70374

Phone: (985) 532-2937

Our Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm