- We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
Puppies and Kittens
Puppies and Kittens are a constant source of cuteness and laughter. Their antics keep us smiling (or grimacing!) for months at a time. Starting their wellness protocol off on the right foot is our opportunity to let them grow into healthy, happy companions.
For puppies, we offer a progressive, affordable package of anywhere from one to four appointments, depending on the pup’s age on his/her first visit. The initial visit will include a full physical, age-appropriate vaccination(s), intestinal parasite dewormer, a nail trim, and a sample of heartworm prevention and flea prevention. We also go over nutritional counseling and offer a sample bag of the food that we recommend for puppies.
After the initial visit, based on the puppy’ age, there will be up to 3 additional visits, each offering age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming/stool sample tests, and a nail trim. The final visit in the series will include a Rabies vaccination.
For kittens, we offer an initial kitten package that covers all of the bases when it comes to your kitten’s health, from Feline Leukemia/FIV testing to intestinal parasite deworming to the age-appropriate vaccines. We also go over nutritional counseling, flea prevention, and heartworm prevention. Any kitten that has not been to a veterinarian yet, ages 6 weeks to 6 months, qualifies for this comprehensive, affordable visit. It is a great tool for first-time kitten owners and experienced cat owners alike.
Adult Pet Care
We define an “adult” pet as ages 1-7 years old. This may be modified based on a dog’s breed, for large and giant breed dogs age more quickly than their smaller relatives.
During an adult dog’s years, physical examinations, lifestyle appropriate vaccinations, heartworm testing and prevention, and age-appropriate health screens are our main focus for your pet’s care. Lifestyles include “indoor only” dogs (those that live mainly in the household) and “outdoor and sporting” dogs (those that go to the dog park, go camping or hunting). Vaccinations for each of these lifestyles vary, so communication between the veterinary staff and the owner is crucial to provide the best possible preventative care for our canine companions. Blood and urine tests are essential for early disease detection. The earlier a disease is detected, the better chance we have of treating, or even curing, the disease.
During an adult cat’s years, physical examinations, lifestyle appropriate vaccinations and age-appropriate health screens are also our main focus for your cat’s care. Lifestyles include indoor only cats, multi-cat household cats, and indoor/outdoor cats. Vaccinations for each of these three lifestyles vary, so, once again, communication between the veterinary staff and the owner is crucial to provide the best possible preventative care for our companions. Blood and urine screens are essential for early disease detection; as stated above, the earlier the disease is detected, the easier it may be to treat or even cure the disease.
Senior Pet Care
A “senior” pet is generally one who is over 7 years of age. Since our pets age approximately seven years to one human year, these pets are upwards of 50 years old! In addition to the Adult Care that we provide, we now begin to look for organ and skeletal changes which become increasingly more common as our pets age. Once again, early detection is crucial for treatment and possible cures. New discoveries and medications involved in the treatment of these conditions are constantly surfacing. Our doctors make it a point to keep current on these new treatments and offer them as situations occur. Even if we cannot treat your pet here at the clinic, we will always have a referral to one of the specialty clinics in the area or one of the nearby university veterinary schools. Our goal is to make your pet’s senior years “Quality Years.”
We offer microchipping for all of our patients, regardless of age. This is a simple office procedure that could lead your lost cat or dog home safely.
A microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, is implanted via syringe beneath your pet’s skin, usually between the shoulder blades. Each microchip is encoded with a unique number that corresponds to information that you supply about your pet which is stored in a national database. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of detecting and reading the microchip numbers. If your pet is lost, his or her microchip is scanned and the information it contains is used to reunite you and your four-legged companion,