veterinary services Prairieville, LA
Here at Galvez Veterinary Clinic, we are pleased to have a large amount of veterinary services available for our patients. We are proud to be able to serve Prairieville, LA and our surrounding communities to give your pet the best care that they deserve!

Our staff at Galvez Veterinary Clinic is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion every time they walk in the door!

We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:

Laser Therapy Prairieville, LA

Laser Therapy

We are proud to announce we are now offering laser therapy, an innovative new way to treat pain and inflammation in pets. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects such as improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Multiple studies have shown laser therapy can help with a variety of problems including arthritis, joint pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains, dog/cat bites, feline acne/asthma, hotspots, post trauma/surgery pain, hip dysplasia, lick granulomas and snake/bug bites.

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Health Certificates Prairieville, LA

Health Certificates

If you want to travel internationally with your pet, you need to plan ahead. Since each country is different, you will have to contact the embassy or consulate where you are going to find out what you need to do.

Though every country has different requirements, most require a health certificate that is done by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. Luckily, we have a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are not a client, you need to make sure you bring your pets' records in with you to the examination.

At the time of your pets' examination, we will go over the forms that you need. There are times when we will have to run some tests to ensure that your pet is healthy enough for travel. We may also have to treat your pet prior to traveling.

You will always need a health certificate and proof of vaccination. You may also need a microchip and blood tests. Many countries require that your pet get treated for parasites prior to travel. You may also need certificates for the airplane ride.

Since each country is different and we can’t stay up to date will all of the changes in each one, it is important that you call ahead and know what you need. Then, we will make sure that your pet is all ready to go!

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Preventative Care Prairieville, LA

Preventative Care

We believe the best way to promote overall health is through preventative care. Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pets' health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems.

We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often health problems that go undetected can become more severe issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.

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Surgery Prairieville, LA


We are pleased to offer our clients the highest quality veterinary care. We want nothing but the best for our clients, especially during surgery. It is our goal to make sure that our surgical team is prepared to offer our clients the latest medical procedures. We look forward to learning about the newest medical advances in surgery and actively partake in continued surgical education.

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Advanced Digital X-rays Prairieville, LA

Advanced Digital X-rays

At Galvez Veterinary Clinic in Prairieville, LA , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body's organs.

In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets' body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.

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Spay and Neuter Prairieville, LA

Spay and Neuter

Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets' life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets' health, it's also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.

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Microchipping Prairieville, LA


At Galvez Veterinary Clinic, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.

But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet's safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet's fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.

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Vaccinations Prairieville, LA


At Galvez Veterinary Clinic in Prairieville, LA , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet's health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.

It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.

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Wellness Exams Prairieville, LA

Wellness Exams

At Galvez Veterinary Clinic in Prairieville, LA , we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets' well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.

Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets' health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!

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Nutritional Counseling Prairieville, LA

Nutritional Counseling

Galvez Veterinary Clinic offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Prairieville, LA and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet's diet or would like more information about your pet's nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.

Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.

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Behavior Management Prairieville, LA

Behavior Management

We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners are faced with. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners, so it is our goal to work with you towards a solution.

There are many behaviors that can be negative or destructive, and many pet owners feel helpless in bringing peace to their home. We want you to know that we are here to help, and that undesirable behaviors can be corrected.

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Parasite Prevention Prairieville, LA

Parasite Prevention

The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it's also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.

At Galvez Veterinary Clinic, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.

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Ultrasound Prairieville, LA


Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.

We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.

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Boarding Prairieville, LA


While your pets are with us, we will do everything we can to give them an exciting visit. If you are concerned about leaving your pet, please don’t hesitate to set up a time to visit our hospital and look around our boarding facility. We will be happy to discuss our boarding policies and answer any questions you may have.

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Grooming Prairieville, LA


Our certified groomers are accustomed to working with a variety of different breeds and species. While grooming your pets, we always go above and beyond. We can guarantee that your furry friend will be exceptionally clean!

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Onsite Diagnostics Prairieville, LA

Onsite Diagnostics

We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets' condition or illness better. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.

Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully and provide a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. We use many tools such as radiology, lab tests, and various other equipment and tests.

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In-House Laboratory Prairieville, LA

In-House Laboratory

We are very proud of our laboratory. We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too! We are able to run heartworm tests, leukemia and FIV tests, and full blood work for those who are interested in it. There are also many other tests we offer our patients.

The best part of being able to run laboratory tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets much sooner than if we had to send the blood work out to another laboratory. Whenever your pets are not feeling well, we can offer you results and a diagnosis in minutes instead of making you wait a day (or more) for the results.

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Pain Management Prairieville, LA

Pain Management

Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.

We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets' pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.

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Emergency & Urgent Care Prairieville, LA

Emergency & Urgent Care

Our staff is dedicated and well trained to handle emergencies of all types. If you’re experiencing an emergency, please call us immediately. Our team of professionals will be able to determine the best course of action for your pet.

Pharmacy Prairieville, LA


It is our goal to provide you with complete veterinary care in a professional and accessible atmosphere. That is why we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pets' prescription needs.

Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pets' medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.

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Orthopedic Surgery Prairieville, LA

Orthopedic Surgery

We offer a variety of solutions and treatments for your pets' orthopedic issues. We understand that orthopedic problems can be a big challenge for both pets and pet owners so we are dedicated to working with you and communicating with you throughout the process.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our orthopedic capabilities or how we can care for your pet, please contact us today at (225) 622-6443.

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Puppy & Kitten Care Prairieville, LA

Puppy and Kitten Care

Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Galvez Veterinary Clinic, we are here to help you with your new addition.

First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.

We are also here to help you raise him or her to become a well-behaved and healthy adult by discussing many topics with you. Our friendly staff is well prepared to discuss vaccinations, nutrition, behavior, socialization, neutering, and much more! No question is off limits so please bring any questions along to your appointment. We are here to help you succeed at raising a good pet!

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Dental Care Prairieville, LA

Dental Care

Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.

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Artificial Insemination

At Galvez Veterinary Clinic, we understand the significance of artificial insemination when it comes to breeding cats and dogs. Our clinic is equipped with cutting-edge technology and staffed by experienced veterinarians who specialize in feline and canine reproduction. We take pride in offering a comprehensive range of artificial insemination services to assist breeders and pet owners in achieving their desired outcomes.

For breeders, artificial insemination is an invaluable tool for preserving and enhancing the genetics of their pedigree dogs and cats. Our team at Galvez Veterinary Clinic collaborates closely with breeders to establish customized breeding plans, ensuring the highest success rates. We employ advanced techniques such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and transcervical insemination (TCI) to optimize the chances of conception. Rest assured that our clinic adheres to the highest standards of animal welfare and hygiene throughout the entire artificial insemination process.

Pet owners who wish to ensure a safe and successful pregnancy for their beloved pets also rely on our expertise in artificial insemination. Whether you have a cherished family dog or cat with special breeding requirements or simply want to expand your furry family, our compassionate veterinarians at Galvez Veterinary Clinic are here to guide you every step of the way. We provide expert advice on the best timing and approach for artificial insemination, offering peace of mind and support throughout the journey to parenthood for your four-legged companions. Trust Galvez Veterinary Clinic for exceptional care in feline and canine artificial insemination, where the well-being of your pets is our top priority.

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Sedation Shave Downs

At Galvez Veterinary Clinic, we understand that grooming can be a challenging experience for some pets, especially those with thick or matted coats. That's why we offer sedation shave-downs as a safe and effective solution to make the grooming process more comfortable and stress-free for your furry friend. Our experienced team of veterinarians and technicians is skilled in providing sedation shave-downs for cats and dogs, ensuring both their physical well-being and their emotional comfort throughout the procedure.

Sedation shave-downs are particularly beneficial for pets who have developed severe matting or who are anxious and fearful during grooming sessions. Matting can lead to skin irritations and discomfort, making it essential to address the issue promptly. At Galvez Veterinary Clinic, our priority is your pet's comfort and safety. Before the procedure, we conduct a thorough examination to determine the appropriate level of sedation required. This allows us to perform the shave down efficiently while minimizing any stress or discomfort your pet may experience.

Our clinic is equipped with the latest grooming tools and equipment, and our team is trained to handle even the most challenging cases with care and expertise. Whether your pet is long-haired or has a specific medical condition that requires sedation during grooming, you can trust Galvez Veterinary Clinic to provide the highest level of care. Our sedation shave-downs not only leave your pet looking and feeling better but also help maintain their overall health and well-being. Your pet's comfort and safety are our top priorities, and we're here to make grooming a positive and stress-free experience.

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Cat Lion Cuts

At Galvez Veterinary Clinic, we offer a specialized grooming service known as the "cat lion cut." This distinctive grooming style involves trimming a cat's fur to resemble a lion's mane, leaving the fur longer around the neck and face while closely trimming the body's coat. While the lion cut is not only stylish but can also be practical for some cats, it requires skilled hands and a gentle touch. Our experienced team of groomers is well-versed in providing cat lion cuts with care and precision, ensuring the comfort and well-being of your feline friend.

The cat lion cut has several advantages, particularly for long-haired breeds or cats prone to matting. This grooming style helps prevent mats and tangles, reducing the risk of skin irritations and discomfort. It also provides relief from excessive heat during the warmer months, making it a popular choice for cat owners in need of a practical grooming solution. At Galvez Veterinary Clinic, our groomers take the time to assess your cat's specific needs and preferences, customizing the lion cut to suit their individual characteristics and personality.

We understand that every cat is unique, and our team is dedicated to ensuring that the grooming experience is as stress-free as possible. We use gentle handling techniques and ensure your cat's comfort throughout the lion cut procedure. Trust Galvez Veterinary Clinic for professional cat lion cuts that not only enhance your pet's appearance but also contribute to their overall health and happiness. Your cat's well-being is our priority, and we're here to provide them with the care and attention they deserve.

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Reproductive Veterinarian Services

Galvez Veterinary Clinic is proud to offer a comprehensive range of reproductive veterinarian services to meet the unique needs of breeders, pet owners, and animal enthusiasts. Our team of experienced veterinarians specializes in all aspects of animal reproduction, from fertility assessments and artificial insemination to pregnancy monitoring and neonatal care. We understand the importance of successful breeding programs and are dedicated to providing the highest quality reproductive services to ensure the health and vitality of your animals.

For breeders looking to improve the genetics of their livestock or maintain the integrity of a specific breed, our reproductive veterinarian services are an invaluable resource. We offer advanced techniques such as artificial insemination, semen evaluation, and embryo transfer to enhance breeding success rates. Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and diagnostic tools, allowing us to accurately assess the reproductive health of your animals and develop tailored breeding plans to meet your objectives.
Pet owners who wish to responsibly breed their dogs or cats also benefit from our reproductive veterinarian services. We offer pre-breeding health assessments, estrus cycle monitoring, and expert guidance on the breeding process, ensuring the safety and well-being of your beloved pets. From the initial planning stages to post-pregnancy care, Galvez Veterinary Clinic is here to support you every step of the way, making sure that your pet's reproductive journey is smooth and successful. Trust us to provide compassionate and professional reproductive veterinarian services that prioritize the health and happiness of your animals.

Progesterone Testing - they test for it in their onsite lab, IDEXX lab machines

Galvez Veterinary Clinic takes pride in offering cutting-edge reproductive veterinary services, including on-site progesterone testing using state-of-the-art IDEXX lab machines. Progesterone testing is a crucial diagnostic tool in animal reproduction, especially for breeding dogs and other mammals. Our clinic understands the significance of precise timing when it comes to artificial insemination or natural breeding, and our in-house IDEXX lab machines enable us to provide accurate and timely progesterone testing for optimal breeding outcomes.

Progesterone testing is essential in determining the optimal time for breeding. It helps pinpoint the crucial window when a female animal is most fertile, ensuring the highest chances of a successful pregnancy. At Galvez Veterinary Clinic, we perform progesterone testing in our fully-equipped on-site lab, allowing for rapid results and quick decision-making in the breeding process. Our experienced team of veterinarians and technicians carefully analyze the progesterone levels and provide guidance based on the results, ensuring that breeders and pet owners can maximize their chances of achieving successful pregnancies.

By utilizing IDEXX lab machines for progesterone testing, Galvez Veterinary Clinic ensures the utmost precision and reliability in our diagnostic services. We understand that timing is of the essence when it comes to breeding, and our commitment to utilizing the latest technology and expertise ensures that your animals receive the highest level of care. Whether you're a breeder looking to optimize your breeding program or a pet owner seeking to responsibly breed your beloved companion, trust Galvez Veterinary Clinic for accurate progesterone testing that plays a pivotal role in your animal's reproductive journey.

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