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 always appreciate a fresh fecal sample from your pet to assess for parasites. Please come to us with anything that you notice or any questions that you may have. Our appointment times are scheduled for 40 minutes to allow proper time to assess your pet starting with a veterinary technician check-in and completed by Dr Johnson or Dr Rhodes. Be sure to ask us about our top rated grooming services and ongoing specials!
What is the process for having my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 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. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is required prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery and our packages include blood screening. 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 14 days following the surgery. Our suture removal appointments are always included in the cost of procedures and we will always be glad to take a look after surgery on any day if you our concerned.
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. Many pets require dental exams every six months. We provide FREE dental exams and our happy to discuss your pet's dental care anytime! Just like people, individual pets develop tartar and oral disease at different rates. Many large dogs can go for one to three years without a cleaning at your animal clinic. However, most smaller breeds need a professional cleaning every six to twelve months. However, by treating with sealants and/or brushing your pet’s teeth at home, you can minimize how often your pet will need its teeth professionally cleaned.
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 these symptoms. Ask us about canine influenza! Your dog has no immunity to this new virus and vaccinations is the best prevention! To read more see, www.doginfluenza.com
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 work 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. We often screen for thyroid insufficiency, pancreas issues and diabetes in our patients.
How can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service and we gladly accept cash, checks and all major credit cards and care credit. We also have individualized payment programs through Extend Credit. Call our friendly staff to inquire about our helpful options.
What is your cancellation policy?
We require a 6 hours notice to cancel all appointments. Please be sure to contact us if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charged for the visit. We understand that pet's sometimes hide before their appointments and emergencies can occur, just let us know and we will be happy to help you reschedule.
Do you allow urgent or same day appointments?
We set aside certain times during the day for emergency vet visits. Please call our office and speak with one of our staff to set up a same day appointment. We will happily accomodate walk in appointments throughout each day if possible. Stop by and meet us, take a tour or call ahead for your appointment. You can even request an appointment online.
How do I choose a Veterinarian?
When you are looking for a veterinarian, make sure you choose your pet's doctor because you and your pet feel comfortable and safe. Look for someone that you can trust and be comfortable with the support staff, too. 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. Always as for a tour and know you will be welcome to visit your pet in our facility if they are ever hospitalized.
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.
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