Specialist Referrals

Our experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians provides many services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial.

Board-certified specialists, such as oncologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists, have extensive experience and training in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. Specialty clinics and university-affiliated referral centers have specialized equipment to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners.

We make referral decisions because we want to ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care and best possible outcome. Be assured that when we refer a patient to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with his or her care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.

In-House Consultations


Kenneth A. Arceneaux, DVM, DACVIM

kenneth-arceneauxDr. Arceneaux, a board certified internal medicine specialist, is available for in house consultations by appointment for extended diagnostic procedures that we do not offer on a regular basis.

Kenneth A. Arceneaux, DVM, DACVIM, is a Staff Internist at MedVet New Orleans as well as the Specialty Leader of Internal Medicine for MedVet. Dr. Arceneaux was one of the founding members of the Louisiana Veterinary Referral Center in 1999. His special interests include infectious disease, gastroenterology and diagnostic imaging.

Dr. Arceneaux is well known throughout the state of Louisiana and gulf coast region for his long-term commitment to patient care, owner care, and referral partnership. He has published scientific articles on canine Blastomycosis and lectures both at local and national veterinary conferences.

Dr. Arceneaux’s Background:
  • Veterinary School: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Internship: Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Residency: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Board Certification: Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Selected Professional Memberships and Organizations:
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association
  • Acadiana Veterinary Association
  • Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Association
  • Florida Parish Veterinary Association

Kathleen B. Mullins, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

mullinsAvailable for small animal surgery is Dr. Mullins. Kathleen B. Mullins, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She completed a small animal internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. A residency in small animal surgery at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine was completed in 2010. She joined a private referral and emergency hospital in Decatur, AL, during which time she achieved Board Certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. In late 2014, she and her husband, Jason, moved to his hometown in Louisiana to take over his family farm. Dr. Mullins established Acadiana Veterinary Surgery as a mobile surgical service to provide the veterinarians and pet owners of Acadiana and surrounding areas with the expertise of a surgical specialist in the comfort of their local clinic. Surgical procedures include a full array of orthopedic, soft tissue, neurologic, and oncologic specialized procedures.