Our Mission

The Mission Statement of Benbow Veterinary Services (BVS) is important to us:

At Benbow Veterinary Services, we continually strive to provide the best and most compassionate veterinary services at affordable prices, for pets in the New Orleans area. We are pet care professionals who work as a team to help as many people and their pets in our community to have the best human-animal bond possible by offering optimal health, excellent veterinary care and education in a low-stress environment.

BVS offers a variety of high-quality integrative medical services for your pet. Our veterinarians have the tools at their disposal to make certain that your pet receives the standard of care it deserves. We also work closely with board-certified veterinary specialists in numerous fields so your pets have the latest advancements available for their condition.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your family!

Dr. Cynthia Benbow

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In November 2011, Dr. Benbow opened a clinic in Old Metairie and began operating as BVS. BVS set a standard of being a high-quality service clinic, and has been growing steadily ever since. BVS offer complete veterinary medical services, including pet acupuncture, for Metairie, Old Metairie, Lakeview, and the entire New Orleans metro area; Dr. Benbow is the animal acupuncturist preferred by locals!

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So, your dog is scooting on his bum again? Does he sometimes leave a stinky streak behind? One that smells fishy? Yuck! Well, that would be because he needs his anal sacs (aka anal glands) expressed. Anal what!?! Yes, anal glands. Anal sacs are grape shaped glands located inside your pet’s rectum at the 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock positions. Sometimes these glands will become full because of poor nutrition, poor quality supplements, allergies, a recent bout of diarrhea, a painful back, obesity, and sometimes the opening hole might just be anatomically located too internally for them to express adequately. Sometimes these glands can become infected or even impacted and abscess through the skin below the rectum... that’s a mess and very painful! So, why is your dog scooting?? Probably because he needs his anal glands checked out and expressed by a professional.

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