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Veterinary Services

We pride ourselves on our wide range of veterinary services. From preventive, wellness, medical, dental, emergency and supplemental health care services to everything in between, they are designed to maintain your pet’s health while giving you peace of mind.

Vaccines and Wellness

Puppy Vaccinations and Wellness

 

A new puppy is an exciting time. It is also the perfect time to start your new family member off on the right paw. It is important that your puppy be seen by your veterinarian as early as possible.

During the Puppy visits, the general health of your new addition is evaluated by your veterinarian, the first set of puppy vaccinations are administered, a fecal(stool) sample is screened for intestinal parasites, and your puppy is dewormed as needed.

 

In order to establish proper immunity to many common diseases, some of which may be life-threatening, it is vital that your puppy receives at least two sets of vaccinations 3-4 weeks apart, and that the final booster be given after 15 weeks of age.  We recommend a distemper/parvo combination at the first visit, and every 3-4 weeks thereafter, until the puppy is at least 15 weeks old. The bordatella (kennel cough) vaccine is administered at approximately 12 weeks of age, and again at 15-16 weeks of age.  Nearly all puppies are born with intestinal parasites, some of which can be transmitted to people. At the puppy visits, a fecal sample is screened for the presence of intestinal parasites. A broad-spectrum dewormer is administered to rid your puppy of the most commonly seen intestinal parasites. Your veterinarian will also help you determine the best protocol.

Kitten Vaccines and Wellness

 

A new kitten is an exciting time. It is also the perfect time to start your new family member off on the right paw. It is important that your kitten be seen by your veterinarian as early as possible.

During the kitten visits, the general health of your new addition is evaluated by your veterinarian, the first set of vaccinations are administered, a fecal (stool) sample is screened for intestinal parasites, and your kitten is dewormed.

In order to establish proper immunity to many common diseases, some of which may be life-threatening, it is vital that kittens receive at least two sets of vaccinations 3-4 weeks apart, and that the final booster be given after 15 weeks of age.  For kittens, we recommend the upper respiratory(“distemper”) combination at the first visit, and every 3-4 weeks thereafter, until the kitten is at least 15 weeks old. If the kitten will be allowed outdoors, the feline leukemia vaccination is given at approximately 12 weeks of age, and again at 15-16 weeks of age. Kittens also receive the Rabies vaccination at 15-16 weeks of age.  Nearly all kittens are born with intestinal parasites, some of which can be transmitted to people. At the kitten visits, a fecal sample is screened for the presence of intestinal parasites. A broad-spectrum dewormer is administered to rid your kitten of the most commonly seen intestinal parasites.

Your veterinarian will also help you determine the best protocol to protect against other common parasites such as fleas, ticks and heartworms. We recommend all animals receive monthly heartworm preventative year-round, and flea/tick preventative form March through October.

We realize that even experienced pet owners may have many questions about their new kitten. Your veterinarian will be happy to discuss behavior modification, introduction of your kitten to other pets, nutrition and any other questions that may arise.

Adult Dog & Cat Pet Services

 

All major body systems can be evaluated by your veterinarian at the annual wellness exam. There is no substitute for a thorough physical exam.  The mouth is examined to evaluate the color of the gums, to check dental health and to scan for growths. An ocular exam assesses vision, the health of the eye itself and even can give clues about cardio-vascular health. The ears are visualized all the way to the tympanic membrane or “ear drum” to detect the presence of infections or growths.

By using a stethoscope, the heart and lungs can be listened to in order to detect heart rhythm and rate, heart murmurs and fluid in or around the lungs.  Abdominal palpation allows your veterinarian to assess the size and shape of the liver, kidneys, spleen and bladder, and to search for the presence of masses.  Using their hands, the veterinarian will scan your pet to determine the general condition of the skin and fur, to establish a “body condition score”, to determine the size of lymph nodes and to assess joint and neurological health.  Any unusual findings of the physical exam can be followed up by further diagnostics. All necessary vaccinations are administered at the annual wellness visit.  We also recommend a simple blood test to rule out heartworm disease, and a fecal exam to rule out intestinal parasites.

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Senior Dog & Cat Wellness

 

Senior Pet Care is an important factor in the quality of your pet’s life.

As animals age almost seven times as fast as humans, we recommend a physical exams every 6 months once your pet becomes a senior. This allows us to spot potential problems or concerns early on so that your pet can continue to enjoy an active lifestyle.

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A dog is considered a senior once it is 7-8 years old and a cat is considered a senior once it is 8-9 years old.  At that time, a doctor can discuss annual blood work to monitor kidney and liver functions, as well as an appropriate diet and dental hygiene regimen.  There may be medications or diets available only through your veterinarian to help control the symptoms of aging, such as arthritis and heart disease. There are many common changes that occur in the senior pet. Here are some veterinary services to discuss with our veterinarians to best address their management.

  • vision and hearing loss

  • decreased activity and energy

  • weight gain

  • whitening or graying of the hair/coat

  • incontinence

  • dental disease

  • increased chance of infection

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Veterinary Health Screening Tests

In addition to our everyday veterinary services, we are able to perform the following tests to help assess your pets’ health for any potential problems.

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Renal Dysplasia
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease
  • Heartworm
  • Fecals
  • Eyes Exams
  • Parvo Virus
  • OFA Registry
  • Feline Leukemia
  • Feline Immune Virus
  • FIP

Additional Veterinary Services

  • Behavioral Consulting
  • Grief Counseling
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Microchip Pet ID
  • Pain Management & Control
Additional Veterinary Services