VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital

Carla Rodrigues, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


Dr Rodrigues graduated from Montclair State University in her home state of NJ with a Bachelor of Science degree focused in the field of Biology with a minor in English Literature. She graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Working as a dedicated assistant for 8 years prior to attending veterinary school brings a great deal of depth to Dr Rodrigues’ appreciation of the human-animal bond. In addition to the studies in St Kitts, Dr Rodrigues has pursued veterinary medical studies at the University of Minnesota, Manhattan, Switzerland, Lake Tahoe, Vancouver, and South Africa.
Dr Rodrigues and her doggie companion Stella, her rescue mutt from St Kitts, enjoy exploring the outdoors, hiking and adventurous travel! She is bilingual, Portuguese was her first language and she has been fortunate to have grown up immersed in her Portuguese culture.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:


See all VCA Animal Hospitals >


Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.