We recommend pets be seen every year for an exam. Physical exams allow us to check your pet for any changes that may occur with age. Dogs and cats age more rapidly than people which makes examining them annually even more important.
Even if your pet doesn't leave the house, that doesn't protect them from diseases and other health issues. Some of these can be detected early on during physical exams. This allows us to start your pet on a treatment plan before they reach a critical state. When pets reach critical states from being untreated, it's harder to help them and sometimes requires more aggressive diagnostics and care.
Vaccines & Routine Screenings
We offer a variety of vaccines for dogs and cats to help keep them healthy. All pets have different lifestyles which helps us determine which vaccines would be best for them. To be ready for all lifestyles, we offer the following vaccines:
- Distemper (DHLPP)
- Distemper/Lepto/Lyme Combo (DA2PPC+4L+Lyme)
- Canine Influenza (H3N2)
- Distemper (FVRCP)
- Feline Leukemia
In addition to vaccines, we offer routine screenings such as intestinal parasite screens for dogs and cats. For dogs, we also offer a test checking for heartworm and tick-borne diseases including lyme, anaplasma, and ehrlichia.
We're there to help when your pet isn't their usual self. Usually we start with a physical exam. Depending on physical exam findings and your pet's condition, we may also require additional diagnostics such as radiographs or lab work. Most lab work results are available within 24 hours.
Surgeries & Dentals
We offer a variety of surgeries including neuters, spays, mass removals, and more. All surgeries are done by Dr. Miller.
For every procedure where a pet is under anesthesia, we take several safety precautions. The morning of the procedure, we do a pre-surgical blood screen. This allows us to make sure your pet is healthy and able to go under anesthesia. The blood screen also helps us determine the best medications to use during the procedure and what medications to send home with your pet.
During the procedure, your pet is always being monitored. This allows us to ensure your pet is doing great throughout the procedure. If an issue arises, we're able to quickly respond and help your pet.
Following the procedure, we'll continue to monitor and care for your pet. For most procedures pets are able to go home the same day.
We take the same care when your pet is under anesthesia for dental cleanings and extractions. Our dental cleanings include: scaling, polishing, and fluoride treatment. During dental cleanings, we're able to examine your pet's teeth more thoroughly because they're under anesthesia. This allows us to check for teeth with excessive wear, furcations, resorptive lesions, broken teeth, and other issues. Depending on your pet's needs, we may recommend an extraction or have other treatment recommendations.
During dental cleanings, we also take before and after pictures like the picture below!