The Lafayette Animal Emergency Clinic has been serving Lafayette and the surrounding community for over 20 years. The support staff has a combined experience of over 50 years in Emergency Care. There are 3 Veterinarians on staff including Dr Moreau. At LAEC there is always an attending Dr present.
The Lafayette Animal Emergency Clinic has been serving Lafayette and the surrounding community for over 20 years. The support staff has a combined experience of over 50 years in Emergency Care.
There are 3 Veterinarians on staff including the clinic owner Dr Moreau. At LAEC there is always an attending Veterinarian present. All patients are seen on a first come first serve basis.
Emergent and critical patients will be triaged and evaluated by a veterinarian based on the urgency of the presenting patient.
If possible please call before coming to the emergency clinic to allow our staff time to be fully prepared for your arrival.
EMERGENCY & IN-HOUSE MEDICAL MANAGEMENT
We are open when your primary Vets are not! We are equipped to offer Emergency Care Services for all of our patients in the Acadiana region. Including
Continuous oxygen therapy
IV fluid therapy
Blood & Plasma transfusions
IV & Urinary catheterization
Diabetic case management
Post OP recovery
Poison case management
Parvo Case management
VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABS & SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
Our state of the art Diagnostic Lab is equipped evaluate your pets condition. We can perform
Blood evaluation (complete blood counts, chemistries and clotting)
X-rays Digital Vet-Ray Machine
We are fully equipped to provide emergency surgical services including:
Laceration/bite wound repair
Emergency Caesarian section
Foreign body removal
Gunshot wound repair
Fracture stabilization (for repair later)
Auto accident trauma
Gastric Dilation Volvulus (bloat)
Repositioning or Enucleation of the Proptosed Globe (eyeball pops out)
Dr John Moreau
Dr. John D. Moreau a native of Lafayette, primarily grew up in Louisiana but had the unique experience of growing up overseas while his father worked as a Chemical Engineer in the oilfield industry, living in Sumatra Indonesia. He found his calling, living abroad, at an early age, as a veterinarian while being exposed to many different animals (dogs, cats, birds, monkeys, white face gibbons, orangutans, tigers, & sun bears) that were often housed as family pets.
Dr. Moreau attended Cathedral Carmel High School in Lafayette, LA and received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, a Masters Degree in Physiology from Louisiana State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the LSU School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.
He is a member of Alpha Zeta and Gamma Sigma Delta honor societies in Agriculture, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA), Acadiana Area Veterinary Association (AAVA), American Heartworm Society and a legacy member of the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (VECCS).
After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Moreau worked for Dr. Danny and Lori Daniels at the Animal Medical Center in Covington, Louisiana. After two years in Covington, LA he moved back to Lafayette and began working at the Lafayette Animal Emergency Clinic. Several years later he purchased Lafayette Animal Emergency Clinic from its founding Veterinary members and shareholders. He is still the sole owner of Lafayette Animal Emergency Clinic proudly providing after hours and emergency care for the patients of referring Veterinarians and those residing in Lafayette and surrounding areas.
Dr. Moreau and his wife Connie have three boys, Christian 21, Cameron 19 and Grant 16. At last count the family has one cat (Smokey) and four dogs (Jack, Winston, Cooper and Shelly). In addition they consider themselves co-parents of their sons two dogs (Emma and Ritz) that routinely visit, often for more time than anticipated. In his spare time Dr. Moreau is an avid duck hunter, fisherman and loves spending time with his family at the beach.
Dr Denise IsRalson
A native of Alberta Canada, Dr Denise IsRalson completed her Diploma in Nursing from The Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing and enjoyed practicing as an RN for 15 years here in the Lafayette area before deciding to pursue her love of medicine and animals.
Upon completeing the pre requisets at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette she was accepted into LSU school of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2011. Dr. IsRalson completed an internship in Internal Medicine and Critical Care at the Greenbrier Veterinary Referral Hospital in Chesapeake, Virgina where she discovered her love of emergency medicine. Upon returning to Lafayette she started working at Lafayette Animal Aid, but Shortly after found her way back to Emergency Medicine and began at Lafayette Animal Emergency Clinic in 2013.
In her spare time Dr. IsRaslon enjoys being with family and friends, spending time with her two dogs Franklin and Steven, enjoying outdoor activites and music festivals.
Dr Lindsey Boudreaux
Dr. Lindsey Boudreaux was born and raised in Louisiana. Shortly after graduating LSU Vet School in 2008, she moved to Los Angeles, California where she did a one year rotating specialty internship in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Surgery at Advanced Veterinary Care Center. After completing her internship working with small animals, she was then accepted to a Conservation and Wildlife Medicine internship in South Africa.
She spent two months gaining experience in conservation medicine and working with large exotics such as lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, along with several antelope species. Once back in America, she became the wildlife veterinarian for the California Wildlife Center. As adventurous as her stint with wildlife of all sizes was, her true calling was emergency medicine.
She eventually transitioned back to the small animal world and since that time she has had the opportunity to practice emergency medicine in Florida, Alabama, New Orleans and is now back home in Lafayette. She has joined our practice as a full time associate emergency veterinarian but still manages to spend time at a day practice in Baton Rouge twice monthly. Her special interests include ophthalmology, cardiology, and radiology. We are very excited to have her join our team!