Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical
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 dog, cat or ferret will receive high quality care at our hospital.
Unfortunately illness and injury do not always present at a
convenient time, such as evenings and weekends! That is why
we offer 24 hour emergency care for our existing clients.
As we are one of the only clinics in the area that offer this
service, we make it available only to our clients. Our staff
answers the phone and contacts our doctors when you have an
emergency. After the call, we meet you at the Hospital and
address your pet's needs. If you have an emergency, please
Hospice and Euthanasia Services
We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we
'understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of
'that. Your pet's health is important to us, so let us help
you 'with this commitment. Call today to discuss your pet's
dental 'care needs and how we can help!
Are you having problems caring for a terminally ill pet at
home? Does your pet have a medical condition that is
painful or causing poor quality of life? Are you afraid that
your sick or elderly pet is suffering?
Saying good-bye to a beloved pet is one of the most
difficult situations a pet owner will ever encounter, but
trying to decide when it is time to say good-bye can be even
more difficult. There are times when all the capabilities
of medical science have been exhausted and euthanasia is the
only way to prevent an animal from suffering needlessly.
However, the decision regarding when to euthanize is fraught
with medical, financial, ethical, religious, moral, and
sometimes legal considerations. Euthanasia is therefore a
medical procedure that needs to be discussed (however
painful that discussion may be) and considered thoroughly
before a final decision is made. Let us help you through
this difficult time.
Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals can help
you through this painful experience. We offer hospice
services and will work with you to ensure your pets comfort
and dignity during his or her last days and final moments.
Do you have special requests? Do you have questions about
care of your pet's remains? We can help you with these
concerns and will make every effort to accommodate your
wishes at this very difficult time.
Deciding when your pet may need hospice care or euthanasia
is a very personal and private decision, but that doesn't
mean you have to make this difficult choice on your own. Our
hospice and humane euthanasia services are conducted with
respect, compassion, and care. Before you struggle through
one more day with a sick, elderly, or terminally ill pet
that is suffering, call us to learn how we can help.
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, in part because the availability of so many nutritionally
complete commercial diets has taken much of the guesswork out
of choosing a suitable diet for a pet. However, did you know that
your pet's nutritional needs change with age and activity level?
Did you know that specially formulated diets can assist in the
management of various medical conditions, including kidney
Parasite Prevention and Control
arthritis, and heart disease? Do you know how many calories
your pet should have each day and whether you are over- or
underfeeding? Are you comfortable reading and interpreting
pet food labels?
Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply 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,
such as 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.
There was a time when parasites like fleas, ticks, and
roundworms were considered mostly a nuisance. Now, however,
we know that parasites can cause serious illness and even death
in pets. For example, ticks can transmit infections like Lyme
disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella - the
bacteria that causes "cat-scratch fever" in humans. Another type
of parasite, called a heartworm, is transmitted by mosquitoes.
Heartworms live in your pet's lungs and heart, causing damage
to these organs, and sometimes even death. Intestinal parasites,
like roundworms and
Rabbits and Small Mammals
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. Intestinal parasites like roundworms can cause diarrhea
and other problems, but many infected pets don't show any signs
of illness at all.
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!
Rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and other small mammals have
become popular pets as increasing numbers of pet owners come
to understand the unique bond that can form with one of these
special creatures. But did you know that small mammals need
some of the same routine wellness care that dogs and cats
need? Do you know if your pet should be spayed or neutered?
Do you know if any vaccinations are recommended to help
maintain good health? Do you have questions about proper
nutrition, cage cleaning, grooming, or any other aspects of
care and husbandry? Our staff of skilled
professionals is well trained in the care and husbandry of
small mammals and can give you the information you need to
keep your "pocket pet" looking and feeling great.
Why not call to schedule a wellness visit? We can perform a
physical examination, answer any questions you may have about
your pet, and discuss whether any changes in diet or at-home
care are recommended to help ensure the health and longevity
of your pet.
Veterinary medicine for exotic pets is growing as the popularity
of these animals increases. When pet owners have access to the
best information about nutritional and environmental management,
exotic pets have a greater chance to live longer, healthier
lives. If you own one of these unique pets, we encourage you
to schedule a complete physical exam and consultation on proper
care and feeding. Our trained staff can assist you with all of
your small mammal needs.
Did you know that pets age faster than people and can be
considered "seniors" at around 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. But how can you tell the difference between "normal"
aging and a medical problem? As in humans, some health
issues that affect older pets can 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. The best way to help protect your pet as
he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets. We
understand that process and can help you help your pet. Even 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 medication
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's health is either
responding to current management strategies or changing with age.
Your senior pet's wellness examination is also your chance to
have us address any of 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, and 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 safe and happy throughout
the "golden years."
Pets today can live longer, healthier lives than ever before-in part
because of vaccines that help protect them from deadly infectious
diseases. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases
have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated 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, we (as
caregivers) and you (as pet parents) cannot afford to become
complacent about keeping pets up-to-date on their vaccinations.
Fully Stocked Pharmacy
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, such as
their risk for exposure to disease. Vaccine recommendations
can also change throughout a pet's life, as travel habits
and other variables change. We will consider all these factors
as we determine which vaccines your pet should have.
We understand that your pet is unique and that no single
vaccine program will be ideal for every pet in every situation.
Our doctors and other staff members are well-educated about
veterinary vaccines, and our goal is to give you the best
advice for keeping your pet healthy. Let us develop a vaccination
schedule and ongoing booster routine that accounts for your pet's
lifestyle, overall health, risk for exposure to infectious disease,
and other factors.
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
When considering options for purchasing medication, pet owners
have many choices, including online pharmacies and mail-order
catalogs. But where can you truly get the best value for your
money? Who can offer you the most reliable and personalized
service? Who has the most complete medical information on your
pets, and the ability to anticipate drug interactions or other
problems that can result from inappropriately administering
medication? Before you purchase your next prescription or
medication refill, ask us about our fully stocked pharmacy.
You and your pet will benefit from our well-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,
including proper dosing information, and to alert you to any
potential drug side effects or interactions. We are also
here if you experience any problems with your medication
after you return home. Help is only a phone call away!
If you want to be sure to get the most value for your dollars,
as well as convenience and the best customer service, call us
for your next prescription or medication refill. We are pleased
to provide our clients with a fully stocked pharmacy, and we
stand behind every product that we dispense.
Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don't make
it back home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don't wear
collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar and 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 can'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
and is placed underneath 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. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and
animal control offices across the country are equipped with
special 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!
Young puppies and kittens can receive microchips, but even
if your pet is already an adult, you should consider microchipping.
Even indoor pets can get outside accidentally and get lost, so
if you're relying 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.
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. That's why pain management is
among our primary considerations when we are treating a pet
for any medical condition.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Our approach to pain management involves anticipating potentially
painful procedures and taking steps to manage pain from the
outset as well as continuing to manage pain throughout your
pet's treatment and recovery process. Did you know that various
types of pain can look different in animals? For example, a dog
with chronic arthritis may exhibit very subtle signs of pain
that can go unnoticed unless you know what to look for.
Fortunately, our staff of compassionate, caring professionals
is skilled in recognizing signs of pain in animals and developing
an individualized plan for managing pain in our patients.
From routine procedures (such as a spays or dental cleanings),
to more advanced medical treatments (such as bone surgeries or
cancer treatments), to chronically painful conditions (such as
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. We don't take pain
management for granted and will employ all our skills to help
ensure your pet's comfort, well-being, and full recovery.
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.
Do you have questions about nutrition, training, vaccinations,
grooming, parasite protection, or overall health? 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 puppies or kittens 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.
We will work hard to help you understand your pet's health
considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions
regarding your puppy's or kitten's health care. 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!
Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine.
As we continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine
and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer radiology services
as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.
A radiograph (sometimes called an 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 evaluate
almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and
abdominal organs, as well as the bones.
Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive,
and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level
of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very
low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo
radiography. Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as
well as the size, shape, and position of many of the body's
organs. The size of organs is important because some medical
conditions-such as kidney, heart, or liver disease-can alter
the size of these organs. The shape and position of organs
can be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions,
including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending
on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected
using radiography. Radiography can also be used to diagnose
bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal
cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions.
Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct
diagnosis for your pet. Our radiology service is staffed by caring,
skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with
compassion and expertise.
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. From routine surgical procedures,
such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we
look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet's surgical needs.
Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries
and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the
very best care. Our focus on patient safety, pain management,
and employing the most current surgical practices is designed
to exceed your
expectations and put your concerns to rest. Our staff of
compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before,
during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care 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.
When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative
care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your
pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period,
call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your
pet recover fully. Help is only a phone call away.
Surgery can be a source of anxiety and stress for many pet owners.
Maybe you worry about whether your pet will be well cared for, or
perhaps you have concerns about adequate precautions and monitoring.
Let us address your concerns. Whether your pet needs minor surgery or
a complex procedure, call us. Let's discuss how our surgical services
can benefit your pet.
Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations
or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a "senior citizen,"
or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent
opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and
develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help
us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect
your pet's health and quality of life.
A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet's
major organ systems. We'll use the wellness
visit to ask you questions about your pet's behavior, appetite,
exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an
excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing
that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that
may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination
is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain
or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home.
Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination
can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues
before they progress.
A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address
your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your
questions. No question is too small or too silly, and it is
our pleasure to address your concerns. We strive to help you
understand your pet's health considerations, and we encourage
you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet's health care.
Finally, wellness examinations help us establish a relationship
with you and your pet. Through your pet's physical examinations,
other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we
get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle,
personality, health risks, home environment, and other important
information. We encourage you to use wellness examinations to
take an active role in your pet's health care.