Complete Veterinary Services
Pets benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations. Since our pets age significantly faster than us, we recommend that all pets receive an examination at least once a year. Taking your pet to the veterinarian once a year is the same as if you were to see a doctor for an exam only once every 6 to 8 years. As they get older, more frequent examinations may be necessary.
During our wellness examination, we look at your pet’s heart and lung functions, joints, muscles, hearing, vision, and many other areas. Because so much can change with your pet's physical health, a regular exam is a must to ensure your pet remains happy and healthy.
Vaccinations are an important factor in your pet’s preventative health care plan. We create vaccine protocols for your pet that revolve around their unique lifestyle and risk factors, as well as community regulations.
One full year after the puppy vaccination series is completed, we recommend yearly vaccinations of leptospira (a bacterial infection), bordetella (kennel cough), and borrelia (Lyme disease) as needed. We also recommend vaccinations of Rabies and DHPP+ (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza and coronavirus) every year.
One full year after the kitten vaccination series is completed, we recommend yearly vaccinations of FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus) as needed. We recommend vaccinations of Rabies and FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis + Calici) yearly.
If you have any questions about what sort of vaccination protocol is right for your pet, please ask a
staff member or veterinarian.
We provide complete care for pets, including services in the areas of ophthalmology, dermatology, allergy, urology, gastroenterology, and hematology.
Our diagnostic services are always available to evaluate the needs of your pets. If your pet shows any signs of diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy, loss of appetite, seizures, weight loss, pale gums, or fever, please contact us to make an appointment.
Geriatric / Pediatric Care
Your pet's health care needs change as they age. Puppies and kittens have health needs that are different from adult and senior pets.
We provide special Puppy and Kitten Wellness Packages that include nutrition counseling, preventive medicine, and behavioral training advice. These exams include diagnostic tests, nutritional counseling, and client education opportunities.
As puppies and kittens grow older, their health care needs change. Your pet enters their adult lives around the age of 2 and their senior years around the age of 7. Adult and senior pets start developing diseases such as heart disease, cancer, endocrine disease, and diabetes. Preventative healthcare is very important for seniors as many of these diseases can go unrecognized earlier in their life.
You can minimize suffering in your senior pets, avoid unnecessary health risks, and prevent diseases with early detection. We recommend older pets be examined every 6 to 8 months with complete diagnostic care, including a full laboratory screening.
Allergies / Skin Disorders
If you notice that your pet is having skin or digestion problems, it is possible that they have allergies. Atopic dermatitis is a condition where your pet may have excessively itchy skin. It is very common in both cats and dogs. This can be caused by food allergies, environmental allergens, or a flea allergy. If you notice your pet is struggling with itchy skin, consider taking them to the vet and keep track of the dietary and behavioral patterns of your pet. Skin conditions can be diagnosed after any hormonal abnormalities have been ruled out. Our dermatology testing encompasses allergy testing, hair loss, and dietary habits. If you notice your pet exhibiting any unusual symptoms, give our office a call to schedule a check-up. Sometimes there are easy solutions that you can implement at home before dermatology medication may be deemed necessary. A thorough examination of your pet and possibly some diagnostic testing will be able to give you a clear picture of your pet’s health.
We understand that any surgical procedure, no matter how minor, can be stressful for both you and your pet. For surgical procedures at our hospital, we adhere to a strict anesthetic and pain management protocol that emphasizes the safety and comfort of the patient above all else.
Prior to surgery, your pet undergoes a thorough physical examination and routine blood tests are usually performed. This allows us to spot any health problems that might complicate surgery. Blood tests can gauge how well the kidneys, liver, pancreas and intestines function and evaluate your pet's immune system, oxygen carrying capacities and coagulation processes. Because all pets respond differently to anesthesia, the results from these tests are used to create an anesthetic protocol that's specific to your pet. Sedation and a pre-emptive pain reliever are given before the surgery. Giving analgesics before a procedure minimizes the build-up of pain.
During surgery, your pet's heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and temperature are monitored using sophisticated monitoring equipment. A specially-trained veterinary nurse is present during surgery and closely monitors your pet. The safety of your pet is our first priority during all surgical procedures.
Pain management is an important part of our pre- and post-surgical protocols. All surgical patients receive additional pain management medication following surgery. Medication is sent home with surgical patients after discharge as necessary.
If you have questions about your pet's surgical procedure, please ask us! We are glad to discuss with clients any concerns you may have or answer questions about a particular surgery. We can also provide you with educational literature and resources.
On-Call 24 Hour Emergency Care Available
As your veterinarian, part of our commitment to you and your pet is to make sure you have access to the best emergency care possible, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If your pet is experiencing an emergency, please call (561) 496-1700