Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available.

The veterinarians and staff at our clinic are ready to provide your pet with cutting edge veterinary medical care. From wellness exams and vaccines to advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures, your pet will receive high quality care at our hospital.

Behavioral Medicine

Pets can have a wide variety of behavioral issues, from simple housetraining problems to severe anxiety and aggression issues. We are experienced in diagnosing and addressing behavior problems with an approach that combines skills from veterinary clinical medicine, behavioral medicine, and pet training. Our goals are to help pets and their owners live together comfortably and safely, and to help restore the bond between pets and their families.Before you and your pet suffer through one more day of inappropriate behavior, call us. Let’s talk about how we can help.

Fully Stocked Pharmacy

We maintain a large inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications, including flea, tick, and heartworm preventive products. You can rely on us whether your pet requires medication for a chronic medical condition or needs short-term medication while recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery. When you purchase medications from our pharmacy, you can rest assured that your pet’s medications were obtained from safe, reliable sources and stored under optimal conditions. Our trained staff will fill your prescriptions with care as well as attention to detail and your pet’s specific needs. You can count on us to provide you with accurate information about your pet’s medications.

Nutritional Counseling

From the very first day you bring a new pet home through the final days of its life, nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. Many pet owners take nutrition for granted, due to the availability of many nutritionally complete commercial diets. Pet’s nutritional needs change with age and activity level! Specially formulated diets can assist in the management of various medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.

Whether your pet has special medical dietary needs or needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, our nutritional counseling services can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health. We offer counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages: growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the “golden years.” If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet’s needs.

It can be easy for a pet owner to become overwhelmed by the available selection of pet foods, all of which claim to have specific benefits for pets. We can offer expert advice to help you negotiate the complicated array of choices. Let our nutritional counseling service help you achieve and maintain optimal nutrition for your pet.

Parasite Prevention And Control

Parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. Ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease. Fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your pet’s heart and travel to the lungs, causing damage to these organs, and eventually death if left untreated. It only takes one mosquito bite to give your pet heartworms. Intestinal parasites can cause weight loss, diarrhea, vomiting, and anemia. Many intestinal parasites are zoonotic, which means a human can possibly get them, causing serious problems.

You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Fleas can hide under your pet’s fur, and some ticks are very tiny (only the size of a pinhead), so they are very difficult to find. Many infected pets do not show symptoms until the parasite load is extensive.

Fortunately, we can recommend tests to tell if your pet has parasites. We can also examine your pet for evidence of fleas, ticks, or other parasites. Our expert staff can recommend medications to help control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. Preventing parasites in your pets also helps protect children and other family members, so let’s work together to protect your pets and family.

Veterinary examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet’s health. Let our knowledgeable staff provide you with a comprehensive parasite control program. We can recommend a schedule for parasite testing, discuss what signs of parasites you can look for at home, review ways to control parasites in and around your home, discuss treatment options if your pet has parasites, and recommend ways to control and prevent parasites in the future.
Parasites are not just a nuisance. They can carry serious diseases that affect your pet’s overall health and longevity. Let us help you protect your pet. Call today to find out how!

Senior Care

Did you know that pets age faster than people and are considered geriatric at 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages. Health issues that affect older pets begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become serious.

Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet’s life, so don’t forget to keep your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments. If your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as a condition progresses. Sometimes medication dosages need to be adjusted, or medications may need to be changed. Routine wellness blood work and other routine diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because these tests allow us to evaluate how your pet responds to current management strategies.

Senior pet wellness examinations are a chance to address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions and encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.

Older pets make wonderful companions. They are wise, and in tune to your needs and routines. Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever! You are an important ally in your senior pet’s health care. We are here to help ensure that your pet is comfortable and living the best life possible for as long as they can. We love senior pets!!

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic is an alternative medical therapy that seeks to correct misalignment or lack of motion of a bone, this being known as a subluxation, in the spine by applying a controlled amount of force to a bone that is stuck, and thus, restoring motion to its surrounding joints. Subluxations can lead to pain in the area, as a result of nerve compression and muscle strain. The nerve compression can also result in the interference of feedback from the body to the brain, or input from the brain to the rest of the body. For this reason, chiropractic adjustments can be useful in treating more ailments than just pain, these including but not limited to chronic ear infections, incontinence, and chronic anal gland problems. A chiropractic exam/evaluation can be done to determine if any subluxations are present, and then necessary adjustments can be performed. If you have any questions or think your pet may benefit from this service please give us a call.

Dental Care

Does your best friend have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, inflamed gums, and other signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, signs can include drooling, discomfort, and loose or missing teeth. Ask us about the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet’s health, because dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. How do you know if your pet has a healthy mouth? Let us examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any dental issues you should know about. After a brief visual examination, we may recommend a more detailed examination (which requires sedation), a dental cleaning, or options for at-home dental care.

Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way! Dental health shouldn’t be taken for granted. Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.

We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Call today to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and how we can help!

Microchipping

Each year, thousands of pets disappear or get lost. Some animals don’t make it back home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don’t wear collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar with an identification tag, collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet’s safe return. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and won’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely.

A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is placed beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Most veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with worldwide electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number. If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a good Samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number. A toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with his or her pet!

All animals can be microchipped. Even indoor pets can get outside occasionally and get lost. If you rely on other forms of identification, you could be placing your pet at risk. Microchipping is a safe, effective way to help ensure your pet’s return if the unthinkable happens. With natural disasters occurring more frequently, it is even more important animals are microchipped to ensure they are reunited with their family after the disaster.

Pain Management

The practice of high-quality veterinary medicine focuses on the entire patient – from medical issues that affect physical functioning, to emotional and psychological issues that affect well-being. Experiencing pain can affect the body’s physical functioning and can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s well-being and state of mind. Pain management is among our primary considerations when we are treating a pet for any medical condition. No animal should ever be in discomfort.

In routine procedures (such as a spays or dental cleanings), advanced medical treatments (such surgeries or chemotherapy), chronically painful conditions (arthritis or back pain), we are dedicated to providing safe and effective pain management to every patient. We will also help you recognize signs of pain in your pet so that we can modify his or her pain management plan when necessary.

Recognizing and alleviating pain in our patients is at the very heart of quality, compassionate patient care. Pets cannot score their pain from 0 to 10 like people. Most owners fail to recognize pain because animals very seldom complain or cry. They do show subtle signs which are often missed. Our doctors and staff are trained to look for these signs. Quality of life and alleviating all discomfort or pain is a top priority to us. Pain management done properly doesn’t mean sedation. It means – moving better, eating better, and living a better life.

Puppy And Kitten Care

Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations on this addition to your family! One of the first things you should do when you bring your new pet home is to introduce him or her to us – your veterinary care team. Puppy and kitten visits offer a unique opportunity to get you and your new pet off on the right foot!

Your puppy or kitten visit will include a full “nose-to-tail” physical examination. We will look for any signs of illness and make sure that your new pet is in good health. Always bring in a stool sample with your new pet for evaluation.

Questions about nutrition, training, vaccinations, grooming, breed, behavior, and parasite protection. What about tips for introducing your new pet to other pets and family members? Even if you are a very experienced pet owner and have had animals before, each pet is unique and offers an opportunity to learn something new! We welcome your questions and look forward to addressing any concerns you may have. The more educated you are about your pet, the better you will be able to care for him or her, so we strive to offer you all the support you need.

Puppy and kitten wellness visits also present an opportunity to discuss your new pet’s recommended vaccine schedule and the best plan for parasite testing, treatment, and prevention. Our doctors and other staff members are well-educated about veterinary vaccines and parasite control, and our goal is to give you the best advice for your puppy or kitten. We will review your pet’s vaccine and deworming schedule and discuss the best way to continue, so don’t forget to bring any records that you have received.

Puppy and kitten visits are an excellent way to get your new pet started on the road to a happy and healthy life. Let’s take these important first steps together.

Please call today to schedule an appointment for us to meet your new pet!

Radiology (X-Rays)

Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. A radiograph (x-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernable from the outside. Radiography can be used to study the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and bones. The size of an organ is important because some medical conditions alter the size and shape of organs. The shape and position of organs can be altered or distorted by medical conditions.

Radiography is painless, safe, non-invasive, and uses low doses of radiation.

Surgery

In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. Routine surgical procedures (spaying and castrations) are performed as well as complicated surgeries.

Our doctors are highly skilled surgeons who make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. We focus on safety, pain management, and Fear Free methods. Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will go the extra mile giving your pet TLC, to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care. We also provide estimates if desired. We look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs.

When your pet is ready to go home, a worksheet with recommended care and medication instructions will be sent home. If any questions arise after your pet returns home, we welcome calls and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully and comfortably.

Surgery can be a source of anxiety and stress for many pet owners. Our goal is to alleviate this.

Vaccinations

Pets today live longer, healthier lives than ever before—in part because of improved vaccines that help protect them from deadly infectious diseases. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eradicated some fatal diseases that were once common. Unfortunately, many infectious diseases still pose a significant threat to dogs and cats that are unvaccinated. Although vaccine programs have been highly successful and vaccines are considered routine today, it is very important to not become complacent about keeping pets up-to-date on their vaccinations.

Many vaccines are available for use in dogs and cats, but not every pet needs every available vaccine. Some vaccines are considered core vaccines and should be administered to all pets, whereas other vaccines are optional and may be recommended for pets based on a variety of factors: potential for exposure, age, and environment. Vaccine recommendations can also change as a pet ages. All these factors will be considered when deciding which vaccines your pet should have.

Every pet is unique and we realize that one vaccine program may not fit all pets. Our doctors and staff are well-educated about veterinary vaccines. Our goal is to give you the best advice for keeping your pet healthy. Let us develop a vaccination schedule that suits you and your pet’s lifestyle.

Vaccines help pets live longer, healthier lives. Protecting your pet is our primary goal, so developing an appropriate vaccine schedule for your pet is important to us. Call us today to set up an appointment to discuss your pet’s vaccination needs.

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