In 1900, brothers Frank B. and Charles H. Ford operated a veterinary hospital at 1002-1006 Carondelet. Dr. Frank Ford continued to practice at this site until the 1940s. According to his obituary, he was "said to have been the first veterinarian to use a horse ambulance in connection with his business."

In 1900 his invoice promised, "Will give your horse the best of attention, medicine and food, ALL FOR ONE DOLLAR PER DAY." Today, a service station occupies the site of Dr. Ford's hospital, providing the twentieth-century version of attention and fuel to keep your means of transportation running.

The invoice is from the Louisiana Division's Rare Vertical File.