Companion Care Veterinary Clinic

6600 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

(337)477-1325

ccvet.org

HEAT ADVISORY!!!!

In Southwest Louisiana we are setting records for high temperatures this summer.  Please be VERY CAREFUL with your pets during this summer season.  Here are a few tips to keep your pets safe this summer:

1) Shade and plenty of fresh water are MUSTS for any pet who is outside in the summer.  Shade is NOT a doghouse!  Due to poor air circulation the temperature inside a doghouse in the sun may actually be higher than the temperature in the sun when there is a breeze.  Don't force your pet to choose between the unforgiving sun or his sweltering doghouse!

2) Signs of overheating= excessive panting, staggering, drooling.  If you see these signs get your pet inside where it is cool or go immediately to the veterinarian.   Pets can die of complications of heat exhaustion many hours after the episode has appeared to pass.

3) Keep exercise to a minimum until the sun sets, or exercise your pet in the early morning.  Pets want to please us- most dogs will not refuse to exercise or work in the heat, even if they are experiencing overheating.

We hope that you all have a safe and happy summer!  If you have any questions about summer safety please call our office anytime!

Laborador Retriever in Kiddie Pool

Welcome to Companion Care Veterinary Clinic...

where we can't wait to see your pet!

We are a family owned and operated total pet care facility, offering veterinary care, boarding, grooming and training all under one roof!  We are animal people and our goal is to care for your pet as if he or she were our own.  We have a full-service veterinary clinic with sate of the art diagnostics like computerized x-ray and in-house blood machines.   Our boarding facility is one of the best in the Lake Area with climate-controlled individual kennels, a separate cat room and plenty of outdoor playtime for dogs in large, individual runs.  We also offer excellent grooming! Our dog groomers Tiffany Wilkinson and Ashton Ezernack have a collective 25 years of grooming experience! Tiffany is certified by the National Dog Groomer's Association and has won numerous awards at grooming shows nation-wide.  Ashton has been a successful groomer in the Lake Area for several years.

We are a single doctor practice and we value our veterinarian-client relationships!  You will see Dr. Grudzien at every visit and be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our philosophy is that a well-informed pet caretaker can make better decisions about the health of his or her pet, and making sure that you fully understand your pet's issue and its treatment is our top priority.  Dr. Grudzien has been in practice since 1998 and has practiced here since 2008.  In 2014 she purchased the clinic from Dr. Johnny Reina and we became Companion Care Veterinary Clinic. We see a wide variety of patients.  Our small animal clients include dogs and cats, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and even the occasional chicken!  Dr. Grudzien also sees equine patients for preventative care, medical treatment and lameness. 

                                                             Front Entrance to Companion Care Veterinary Clinic in Lake Charles                                                                                             

At Companion Care Veterinary Clinic we are committed to providing for every stage of your pet's life as if he were our own.  Our caring and knowledgeable staff is here 6 days a week to help you keep your pet happy and healthy!

                   

Online Pharmacy

link to Vetsource pet pharmacy from Companion Care Veterinary Clinic site

Preparing for a Storm

link to HSUS pet hurricane preparedness website

Pet Food Recalls

link to AVMA petfood recall list

Please browse our website to learn more about our animal clinic and the services we provide for companion animals in Lake Charles and the surrounding areas. Read information in our Pet Library, view videos, take a virtual tour of our veterinary hospital, read testimonials, and find details about upcoming events. Please call our office today at (337)477-1325 for all your pet health care needs.

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