About Us

Established in 1903, Downtown Animal Hospital is Louisiana’s first veterinarian hospital.  Downtown Animal Hospital leads the region in offering new technologies and services to meet the demands of current healthcare practices.  For over a century, our doctors have supported the community and advanced animal welfare.

In 1903, the Quilty brothers founded Downtown Animal Hospital to address livestock healthcare needs and endemic disease issues. Dr. Jay Carter bought the clinic in 1980 and transformed it into a thriving small animal veterinary hospital.  Dr. Wade Woolman, along with his team of veterinarians, now carries on the tradition of providing excellent veterinary care with customized client services. Read more about Downtown Animal Hospital’s history as written by local author Nola Mae Ross (https://swlaarchaeology.com/2017/10/30/lake-charles-site-of-first-vets-clinic-in-louisiana-2/).

At Downtown Animal Hospital, we provide an environment of care and compassion. Your pets are our family.