VCA Lafayette Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Lafayette Animal Hospital

Phone: 765-447-0521
3532 South Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
Business Hours
Sun Closed

Dr. Ruth Marchant-Forde
Medical Director

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

A Wealth of Veterinary Experience at Your Service!

At VCA Lafayette Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you and your dog and cat. Everyone on our staff believes the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.

In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

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New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Lafayette Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Dr. Karen Miller
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Purdue University

Dr. Karen L. Miller began practicing in Muncie following her graduation from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She returned

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Dr. Amanda Rigterink
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Rigterink has been in clinical practice for 10 years and has been doing behavior consultations since graduation from the Virginia-Maryland College

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Wonderful veterinary care
Richardson from Lafayette

Dr Pflum is the best veterinarian we have ever worked with. Although all the staff at VCA animal hospital is friendly and helpful every time we call of visit, it is his continued concern for our animals that have made us loyal patients. For over 20 years he has been helping us with our various family members. It seems that each time my daughter rescues a new animal or creature, a series of vet visits are sure to follow. She just has a knack for finding those animals that need extra care.
Our oldest cat Sophie, who we rescued from the human society as a kitten, is being treated for asthma. I was not aware cats could have asthma. Sophie has had several attacks that required immediate care and we are going on three years of continuous treatment to find something that works best to control this for a lifetime. She is a difficult cat, biting and slapping. She often needs to be sedated to perform exams and draw blood or take x-rays. Dr Pflum is never impatient with her and always tried to do what is best to create less stress when she comes in for visits. Things are going very well right now, using an inhaler to give her daily treatments.
Dr. Pflum regularly checks on Sophie and helps us make the best decisions for her care while also trying to help us keep treatment affordable. I often hear from him late in the evening when you would expect a veterinarian to be at home with his family. Every one of these phone calls makes me feel really fortunate that we have found a veterinarian that truly cares about our family's well being. This type of care is not new to Sophie, it is the same care we have received with every issues we have ever had, from bladder surgeries, hip dysplasia, behavioral issues and now asthma. The same wonderful care for our dogs and cats for over 20 years.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
765-447-0521 or request an appointment.