With the current scare of canine influenza going around, please make sure to seek out credible information yourself and don’t rely on others to educate you. Click the image above to be directed to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s page about canine influenza.

Here are some key points to take away from the article:

  • Canine influenza (CI, or dog flu) is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV), an influenza A virus. It is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs by direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes), and by people moving between infected and uninfected dogs.

  • Dogs infected with CIV develop a persistent cough and may develop a thick nasal discharge and fever (often 104-105oF).

  • Most dogs recover within 2-3 weeks.

  • The morbidity rate (the number of exposed animals that develop disease) associated with canine influenza is estimated at 80%. Deaths occur mainly in dogs with the severe form of disease; the mortality rate is low (less than 10%).

  • The canine influenza vaccine is a “lifestyle” vaccine, and is not recommended for every dog. In general, the vaccine is intended for the protection of dogs at risk for exposure to the canine influenza virus, which include those that either participate in activities with many other dogs or are housed in communal facilities, particularly where the virus is prevalent.

    For a shortened Q&A style article visit this AVMA article.

Veterinary care conveniently located in Scott, LA

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Hi there! We’re so glad you found us!

We are a full service veterinary hospital located in Scott, Louisiana. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with the tools and knowledge necessary to give your pet a long and healthy life.

We provide a number of in-clinic services as well as a mobile veterinary clinic for your convenience. We provide a full range of care services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, microchipping, prescription and maintenance diets, hospitalization, radiographs, full laboratory and diagnostics, general surgery and dentistry.


Our hospital is devoted to your pet’s well being.

20161103_103222After being this region’s only full service mobile clinic since 2005, we accomplished our dream of opening our clinic in 2013 in Scott, La. We offer comprehensive service in a family friendly atmosphere.

Our Patients

We are able to provide comprehensive medical care, ranging from vaccinations to diagnostic testing, including in-house blood analyzing equipment, and even general surgery for canine, feline, avian, and some exotic species.


The Waggin’ Train Mobile Unit – Acadiana’s first and only fully equipped mobile veterinary clinic!

We offer Scott and surrounding areas the highest quality of veterinary care at your doorstep. Our fully equipped 24 foot mobile veterinary clinic includes a state of the art surgical suite, the latest in dental equipment and technology, and many more impressive amenities. We provide comprehensive medical care for dogs, cats, birds, and some exotics in a caring, friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Dr. Broussard and The Mobile Unit goes out Mondays and Wednesdays.