At around 62,000 pets, Lafayette has a large pet population. To best cater to these animals health, needs there are 69 local veterinary hospitals and clinics. The Louisana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) lists 12 hospitals and care centers within Lafayette proper. Having been found in 1905, the LVMA is focused on advancing the art and science of veterinary medicine by working hand-in-hand with local veterinary members.
If you're planning on taking Fido out for a treat, there are local pet stores like Pets Unlimited and Cats by Francy that are staffed by helpful people who will guide you and your pet in every way possible. Considering upping the ante to something a bit more extreme? How about taking Fido to the Spoiled Pet Spa and Boutique? It’s the perfect place for your furry friend to enjoy the best grooming and love in Lafayette (especially after a visit to the veterinarian!)
If you want your dog to stretch his or her legs without a leash, then you may want to make a visit to Lafayette Dog Park. Lafayette Dog Park is fully fenced and features lights, benches, and a strong water system. Lafayette Dog Park and it is located in the Youth Park area. Another great place for your pets to have a leash-free happy run is the Brown Memorial Dog Park, located in the far left corner of the Brown Memorial Park. There are benches, a few waste stations, a lot of grass and a one-mile walking track if you and your pup want to go on a quick jog or structured walk.