Welcome to Gill Bright Animal Hospital

Call us at (337) 477-4252

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (337) 477-4252!

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If you live in Lake Charles or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. our doctors are  licensed LA veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Gill Bright Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our doctors have  years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Lake Charles veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (337) 477-4252 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Lake Charles veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Lake Charles pet owners.

At Gill Bright Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Tracy Bright | Dr. Sherwood Gill

Dr. Timothy Thibodeaux | Dr. Kevin Shrewsberry

Lake Charles Veterinarian | Gill Bright Animal Hospital | (337) 477-4252

406 W. McNeese St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  • Dr. Sherwood Gill

    Dr. Sherwood Gill Dr. Sherwood Gill was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. At the age of 13, he began volunteering his time at Dr. Morris' Animal Hospital. He referred to himself as 'The Kennel Boy.' During this experience he discovered his passion for animals and realized he wanted to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine.

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  • Dr. Tracy Bright

    Growing up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Dr. Tracy Bright graduated from Saint Louis Catholic High School and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, obtaining a degree in Political Science. In 1992, she spent the summer working with a veterinarian on a sheep farm in Australia. From that experience, she realized how much she loved caring for animals and decided to go back to school.

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  • Dr. Timothy Thibodeaux

    Dr. Timothy Thibodeaux was born and raised in Sulphur, Louisiana. His childhood was spent farming rice and raising cattle. Upon graduating from Sulphur High School, and becoming fluent in Spanish, he set his sights on veterinary medicine at LSU. Dr. Thibodeaux graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University.

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    Kevin Shrewsberry

    Dr. Kevin Shrewsberry was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Shrewsberry family pets always visited Dr. Gill for their healthcare needs, which meant Kevin was in the office often. At the age of 14, he volunteered at Gill Animal Hospital and, a year later began working as a kennel technician.

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Read What Our Clients Say

    Gill Bright Animal Hospital is the best. They take care of my cat and dog like it's their own. They always ask about my dog when I go in and buy his special food. I have had such awesome personal service with the clinic calling and checking on my animals. Dr. Bright and Dr. Gill rock!!

    Trisha Conner Mier

    They took such good care of our cat “Big Cat” when she had a severe injury. A year later she had to be put to sleep. The care Dr. Bright and tech Ariel gave was astounding. I truly appreciate it. They even sent a sympathy card the next week. Today we brought our dog in for a dental cleaning and we were presented with a detailed bill of what we can expect to pay. Great experience. Love the new facility. Highly recommend.

    Tara Prejean Wainwright

    This office and faculty have been a God send. From the moment I called the office about a walk in, to walking in the doors and even their follow up calls to our family we’ve been left speechless. They gave so much compassion for our fur baby and our family. This world would be a better place if we treated each other with the same compassion. Hands down the best office around.

    Brittany Shearer Duhon

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7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm


Sunday Boarding Pickup Only (5pm-6pm)