How should I prepare for my pet's annual appointment?
An annual exam is a standard procedure that we conduct but it is up to you to keep watch and make notes about your pet’s health and behavior. Our comprehensive full body examination of your pet will help ensure optimal health. We will also give vaccinations and do a heartworm test if needed. We will ask that you please bring a spoon sized stool sample with you so we can screen for intestinal parasites . Please come to us with anything that you notice or any questions that you may have.
What is the process for having my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately five to six months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine if they are healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery, along with a dose of flea preventative. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is highly recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery. Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is mandatory on all pets over the age of 7 years before any surgical procedure. This will allow us to get an "inside" picture of your pets health, so we can make adjustments if needed to our surgical protocols. We work with you and your pet to help manage any pain after surgery.
How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed about 7-10 days following the surgery, we will schedule your follow-up appointment at your pets release from the hospital.
How often does my pet need to have their teeth cleaned? Is there anything I should be doing at home?
We will examine your pet's teeth during their annual exam to determine the best schedule for your pet. Just like people, individual pets develop tartar and oral disease at different rates. We recommend yearly teeth cleaning after the age of 3. We have many products available to help care for your pets teeth between cleaning.
Can my pet catch a cold or flu?
Although your pet can catch strep throat, he can't catch a cold or the flu from you. That does not mean your pet can’t have an upper respiratory infection or intestinal disruptions. Coughing, sneezing, vomiting and or diarrhea can all be debilitating for your pet and we recommending setting up an appointment with our animal clinic if your pet is suffering from any of these symptoms.
How often do you recommend performing blood work on my pets?
In addition to having an annual physical exam for your pet, we also recommend performing a yearly blood profile test. This yearly exam checks your pet's kidneys, liver, blood sugar and blood protein levels. It is very easy to administer these blood tests at the same time we perform the yearly heartworm test. For our senior pets we may recommend some additional blood tests. These tests can be done in the office, and you will normally have the results before you leave.
How can I make payments?
Payment in full is required at the time of service and we gladly accept cash, checks with proper ID , visa, mastercard, discover and care credit.
Do you allow urgent or same day appointments?
Yes!! We set aside certain times during the day for urgent/unexpected illnesses. Please call our office and speak with one of our staff to set up a same day appointment.
How do I choose a Veterinarian?
When you are looking for a veterinarian, make sure you choose a animal doctor that makes you and your pet feel comfortable and safe, and is someone that you can trust. It is important that you also find a supportive, calm and caring environment that both you and your pet are comfortable with. Also, choosing a animal clinic that has additional in-house services can make your pet health care more convenient for you over time.
As you look around for the best veterinarian service, we want to exceed your expectations regarding high quality service to you and your pet. We are committed to consistently offering you quality pet health care combined with compassion and respect for animals. You can be confident knowing your pet is in good hands as we work closely with you to provide the best professional medical attention available.