St. Francis Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours.


Contact St. Francis Veterinary Hospital

OPEN: Mon - Fri 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Sat 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Call: (337) 269-4031


Contact Lafayette Animal Emergency Clinic

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: (337) 989-0992

Veterinary Emergencies

The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

  • Heat stress or heatstroke
  • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
  • Choking, difficulty breathing or continuous coughing/gagging
  • Seizures and/or staggering
  • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in urine
  • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
  • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
  • Fractured bones or severe lameness
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
  • Injuries to the eye(s)
  • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
  • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
  • Unconsciousness

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