Welcome to Vet Med Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Lafayette, LA
Call us at 337-456-8010

Vet Med Animal Hospital, providing veterinary care in the Lafayette and Acadiana area. We work with you to keep your pet healthy and happy.

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    Mission Statement

The goal and policy of the healthcare team at Vet Med Animal Hospital is to provide friendly, professional and compassionate healthcare, using the highest quality medical and surgical technology. We understand every client is different with different goals and expectations. We will work with each client to help decide what is best for their pet. We want to work WITH you to help keep your pet happy and healthy.

To accomplish our mission:

    We will provide a highly trained and professional staff
    We will  provide up to date equipment and technology
    We will not subscribe to "cookie cutter" medicine.


At Vet Med Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Scott Tate
Lafayette Veterinarian | Vet Med Animal Hospital | 337-456-8010

2901 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508

New Clients Receive 15% OFF Exam fee

Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Scott Tate

    Dr. Tate grew up in Kaplan, La. He attended LSU and received a Bachelors of science in Zoology in 1990 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 . Dr. Tate has a vast variety of experience in medicine, surgery and emergency care for small and large animals. He enjoys orthopedic surgery and performs a variety of procedures including cruciate surgery and bone implants. He has provided veterinary care for pets in Lafayette and the Acadiana area for over 20 years and is a member of the Acadiana Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Tate enjoys exercise, spending time outdoors, LSU sports and working at his camp. He lives in Lafayette with his wife Beth and daughter Gabrielle.

  • Sayra

    Sayra is a certified medical office assistant. She shares her home with her husband, 2 children and her pit bull, Zeus.

  • Alicia

    Alicia is a certified veterinary assistant. She spends her spare time with family and her Australian Shephard Titan.

  • Kera

    Kera is a LSU college student pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine and shares her home with a  Catahoula Leopard Dog named Emma.

  • Catherine

    Catherine is a Texas native and is a Certified Veterinary Technician that shares her home with two Labs named Beau & Duke, four cats named Harley, Luna, Tux and Tootie.

  • Stacey

    Stacey is a recent high school graduate, and an avid animal lover who shares her home with Labrador Retriever named Moose.

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Testimonial

  • "Love this place! They always treat my chihuahua Oliver like he's their own! Dr Tate is so kind and knowledgeable, and answers all of my questions.
    Would recommend him to everyone"
    Kelly / Lafayette, La.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Vet Med Animal Hospital

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed