Additional Services

Cats Only!

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In January 2013 we made the decision to become a cat friendly practice. To do this we are taking steps to ensure cats get the specialized care they deserve. We have designated a cat specific exam room, hospital ward and are taking steps to help ensure the visit to our practice is a positive experience.

 

Weight Control Program

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Although a few extra pounds may look cute, it can lead to many health problems for your pet, especially as they get older. Problems include: respiratory issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver disease, osteoarthritis, increased surgical anesthetic risk, lowered immune system function, and even cancer.

If you are interested in helping your pet shed the extra weight, our technicians can help!

With specific calculations we can help you figure out how many calories your pet should eat per day to achieve their ideal weight. Using this number, we can help you choose a diet that is appropriate for your pet. If you do not want to switch diets – we can work with that too.

Our ultimate goal is to achieve a healthy and controlled weight loss that does not leave your pet starving! Just like humans, every pet is different, so we will tailor each diet for your pet. We encourage weigh-ins every 1 or 2 months and will make adjustments at that time, if needed.

We also have recommendations and products to encourage exercise and slow eating. If interested, please call or email the clinic to book an appointment with one of our technicians.

We sometimes share our success stories on our facebook page.

Sorry, this service is not available for pet parents!

Veterinary Specialist Referrals

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Our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians provides many services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial.

Board-certified specialists, such as oncologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists, have extensive experience and training in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. Specialty clinics and university-affiliated referral centers have specialized equipment to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners.

We make referral decisions because we want to ensure that our patients receive a high standard of care and the best possible outcome. Be assured that when we refer a patient to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with his or her care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.

If you would like more information on referral options please do not hesitate to ask.

Pet Health Resources

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Has your pet been diagnosed with a condition that you are unfamiliar with? Are you interested in learning more about how a particular drug works? Would you like more information or advice on behavior, nutrition, or administering medications? We are always here to discuss these topics and more, but sometimes you may want to investigate or explore on your own, which is why we provide an extensive collection of pet health information.

Considering the wide availability of information on the Internet, it can be difficult to differentiate between what’s trustworthy and what’s not. Our Pet Health section of our website contains accurate, current, and reliable information on a wide variety of topics. Feel free to search through our articles, educational programs, tips, and videos, and contact us with any questions you might have.

Microchip Pet Identification

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Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.

Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will use a handheld microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner’s contact information, and calls the owner.

Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.

We recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are more likely to not end up in shelters and tend to get home faster than those without tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed (overnight or for grooming); pets can also lose them. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly.