A regular physical exam is an important part of a healthy pets life. Our veterinarians recommend a physical exam for your pet at least once a year.
More frequent exams are essential as the pet gets older. The physical exam would entail the veterinarian listening to your pets heart and lungs, looking for unusual lumps, bumps or any other abnormalities/health concerns the pet may have. Physical exams have proven to be essential in spotting problems prior to them becoming health issues.
Our veterinarians consider vaccinations to be an important part of preventative care form your pet.
Vaccines are useful in helping to prevent many diseases in cats and dogs.
Keeping your pet up to date on vaccinations plays a large part in having a happy, healthy pet. Vaccine schedules are subject to change based on the veterinarians evaluation of your pets health, age and needs.
X-rays are essential at times for evaluating your pets body and possible injuries or illness.
We offer in-house CBC and comprehensive chemistry panels. We also work closely with IDEXX Diagnostic Labs, located in Irvine, for different blood panels.
Each year thousands of pets become separated from their owners . From the gardener leaving the gate open to slipping off a leash or simply running away.
A microchip is similar in size to a grain of rice. It is implanted between the shoulder blades just under the skin. The procedure is very quick and similar to giving a vaccine.
Each microchip has its own identification number. This number along with the owners information, pet information and emergency contact is added into a national pet registry. Most animal shelters as well as veterinary hospitals have electronic scanners which detect and read these chips. If a pet is found and brought in to either the animal shelter or a veterinary hospital, the pet is automatically scanned . If a microchip number appears, the national pet registry is called and the owner contacted.
Ask our staff today about microchipping your pet and possibly saving their life.
Dental Care is essential in keeping your pet happy and healthy.
If your pets teeth are not cleaned on a regular basis many health issues can occur such as gingivitis and periodontal disease. This is a result of bacterial and plaque build up on your pet's teeth and gums . More serious infections may result, which can eventually damage the liver, kidneys, heart and other organs
Our hospital provides full service dental cleanings whoch includes scaling and polishing, dental extractions along with other oral surgeries.