Barataria Animal Hospital

Barataria Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Marrero, LA. The professional and courteous staff at Barataria Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Barataria Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Marrero, LA and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Barataria Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission
At Barataria Animal Hospital, Dr. Dalgo’s goal is to provide high quality pet health and wellness services to assist your pet in living a longer, happier, and healthier life through preventative care. Preventative care includes (though is not limited to) semi-annual physical examinations, vaccinations and parasite screening/prevention, periodic laboratory testing, and at home/in hospital dental care.

We strive to provide our clients with access to leading edge products and services and authoritative educational content focusing on enhancing the human animal bond.

Kittens and puppy in the grass
  • Barataria Animal Hospital
  • 2657 Barataria Blvd
  • Marrero,LA 70072
  • Phone: (504) 340-6936
  • Fax: (504) 348-9649
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  • Mon-Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu: Closed
  • Fri. : 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Every other Sat. 8 am to 12 pm .
  • Sun: Closed
  • Sat: (July 8th, etc..) every other
  • For after hours emergencies: Contact Metairie Small Animal Hospital at 504-290-0025
  • Dr. Joe Dalgo Jr., M.T., D.V.M.

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Dalgo graduated from Plaucheville High School in 1980. He is a 1984 graduate of U.S.L. (U.L.) with a degree in Medical Technology. He has always had pets, and became interested in veterinary medicine after bringing his own pets to doctors for care. He attended the L.S.U. School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1992. His special interest include internal medicine and dentistry. When not at work, he likes to spend time with his wife and daughter,two dogs (Diva and Daisy), three cats (Momma, Butterball, and Eggroll), and a ball python snake (Jem). Dr. Dalgo is an amateur magician, and a member of the Society of American Magicians. He also enjoys listening to live music and going to festivals like French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest with his wife, Pam.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1992
    Education:
    B.S.,M.T., D.V.M.
    Interests:
    Horror movies, Practicing/ Performing Magic
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  • Pam Dalgo

    Practice Manager
    Pam has a BA in business from Loyola University and has been working in the capacity of practice manager at Barataria Animal Hospital since 1998. She is also an accountant at GCR. Together with Dr. Dalgo they have one daughter ,  two dogs, three cats, and one snake (which Pam will have nothing to do with). When not working , she enjoys spending time with her pets, listening to audiobooks, listening to live music and going to festivals like Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest. She and Dr. Dalgo have been married since 1986.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1992
    Education:
    B.A. in Business
    Interests:
    Loving her pets, listening to audiobooks, and live music
  • Mama Cat

    Management
    Mama Cat has been with Barataria Animal Hospital since 1999 when she arrived at the clinic as a stray with her first litter of kittens. She was spayed shortly after that. Homes were found for all of her kittens, but Mama Cat charmed her way into everyone's heart and made her home here. She serves as the official greeter of Barataria Animal Hospital and truth be known, kinda runs the show. Her favorite hobbies are stalking lizards, trying to dart out the front and back door (when the mood hits her) and laying on clients papers.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Education:
    M.E.W. (mousing, eating, and watching
    Interests:
    see above
  • Buddy

    Technician
    Buddy has been a veterinary technologist since 1994. He grew up in Marrero, and currently lives in Metairie. He was looking for a career that fit him when a friend asked him to apply for a job at a veterinary clinic.  His career found him; he has been helping animals ever since.  As a technician, he helps to hold patients in the exam room, draws up vaccinations, collects blood samples, places I.V. catheters, monitors patients in surgery, and takes radiographs.  He also performs blood and urine tests, does basic grooming (nail trims, bathing, and cleaning ears), and helps to answer client questions about pet behavior, diseases, and medications.
    He has three cats ( Vader, Lix-O-Lot, and Skitso), and one dog (Poncho).  When not at work, he sings in a band, writes, and host comedy shows and small concerts.
    He is one of three host on a pop culture podcast and he plays video games and collects toys.
    Education:
    Erhet High School
    Interests:
    Music, writing, video games, collecting toys
  • Brandy

    Technician

    Brandy is a Registered Veterinary Technician, licensed in the state of Louisiana.  She has lived most of her life in Marrero.  As a child she was always surrounded by pets, and at the age of 13, she worked as a Veterinary Assistant in Columbus, GA, while spending the summer there with her aunt.  She witnessed her first euthanasia there, and although the doctor was very compassionate with the owners, she often wondered if there was any more that could be done for their pet.  Brandy has worked here since age 17, except for a couple of years, due to Hurricane Katrina.
    After her first year here, she realized that she wanted to take her career further.  In 2000, began pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine, but due to Katrina, a husband, and a new baby, changed her career path. She took five semesters of classes in Early Childhood Education, and eventually found that this was not her calling.  She wanted to work with animals. 
    She eventually earned her degree as a Registered Veterinary Technician from Delgado Community College, and received the Clinical Excellence Award from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
    As a RVT, Brandy helps with taking clinical historys of patients, prepares vaccinations, collects blood , urine , and cytology samples, performs laboratory tests, places I.V. catheters, takes x-rays, administers anesthesia/medications, monitors patients during surgery and hospitalization, performs dental cleaning and exams in sedated patients, and cares for boarding patients.
    Brandy is married, and has one daughter, two cats (Toot and Layla), two dogs (Lily and Daisy), and one rabbit (Belvedere).
    In her spare time she likes gardening, exercising,reading, watching football and movies, and spending time with family and friends.




  • Melissa

    Reception
    Melissa has been in the medical field (both human and animal) since 2001.  She grew up on the Westbank, currently living in Marrero.  As a receptionist, she greets clients, answers phone calls, schedules appointments, discusses care plans with clients, keeps up medical records, and maintains the waiting room area.
    She is happily married with two boys. She also has a cat (Chyna), and a dog (Beamer).
    Her goals are to overcome life's challenges, and to put smiles on people's faces. 
    When not at work, she enjoys football, baseball, soccer, and lots of family time.
    Interests:
    Watching sports and family time
  • Paul

    Kennel
    Paul has been a kennel worker and technician since 2006. He is Dr. Dalgo's brother, and both grew up in Plaucheville, La.
    He has always cared for pets, especially reptiles which are his favorite. Paul retired from his previous job, and wanted to continue working in a job that would be very rewarding.
    At the hospital, he cares for (cleans,feeds, and bathes) pets that are boarding, or are sick.  He assist with holding pets for examinations, vaccinations, blood tests, I.V. catheters, x-rays, and walks the boarding dogs in our backyard.
    Paul is married and has two daughters, one son-in-law, two grandchildren, two dogs, and two turtles.
    His personal interests include watching sports and fishing.
    His achievements are retiring from a state job, and raising a beautiful family.
    Education:
    Plaucheville High School
    Interests:
    Watching sports and fishing
  • Lauren

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 27, 2017