Mon - Fri 5pm - 8amFri: 12pm - Mon 12pm (Sat - Sun 24hrs)



Mon - Fri 5pm - 8am

(Fri 5pm - Mon 8am

weekends are 24hrs)


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. 




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


Our state of the art Diagnostic Lab is equipped evaluate your pets condition. We can perform

  • Blood evaluation (complete blood counts, chemistries and clotting)

  • Urinalysis

  • X-rays Digital Vet-Ray Machine

  • Ultrasound

  • Blood pressure

  • Electrocardiograms

  • DigiCare Defibrillator


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

  • Internal bleeding/infections

  • 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!



206 Winchester Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506

(337) 989-0992



The following Veterinarians refer to LAEC


English Animal Clinic

St Francis Veterinary Hospital

Acadiana Veterinary Clinic

Dupont Veterinary Clinic

The Veterinary Clinic & Gloria Switch

Congress Animal Hospital

Carson Veterinary Clinic

Banfield Veterinary Hospital

Animal Care Hospital

Betrand Drive Animal Hospital

Thibodeaux Animal Hospital

VetMed Animal Hospital

Broussard Veterinary Clinic

Guidry Animal Hospital

Wexler Animal Hospital

Mayer Veterinary Hospital

Orgeron Veterinary Hospital

Maurice Vet Clinic

Whittington Veterinary Clinic

PetCare Animal Hospital

Town & Country Vet Clinic

The Waggin Train

Deville Vet Clinic

Southside Vet Hospital

Breaux Bridge Vet Clinic

Delhomme Animal Clinic

Evangeline Vet Clinic

Parkway Animal Hospital

Carencro Vet Clinic

All Creatures Vet Hospital

Fontenot Animal Hospital

Dupuy Animal Hospital

Iberia Animal Clinic

Robicheaux Veterinary Clinic

Bellevue Animal Clinic

Speyrer Vet Clinic

The Vet Clinic at Copper Crowne

Country Place Vet Clinic

Village Vet Centre

Lofton Vet Hospital

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