We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best.
- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services: Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.
- Surgical Services: Our surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures.
- Spays and Neuters: To ensure the safety and health of your pet, we recommend all cats and dogs be spayed or neutered at 6 months of age. Dogs spayed prior to their first heat cycle have shown a decrease in the risk of mammary cancer later in life. In addition, neutering males eliminates the risk of testicular cancer.
- Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. The patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.
- Internal Medicine Consults: We offer referrals to internal medicine specialists who perform ultrasounds, endoscopic procedures and help us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases. We also can refer to specialists in Surgery, Dermatology, Behavior, Neurology, Physical Therapy, Dentistry, and Ophthalmology.
- Radiology Services: Our on-site, X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.
- Yearly Exams and Vaccination Boosters: Yearly exams are extremely important for maintaining the health and well being of your companion animal. A complete physical exam can alert the veterinarian to potential diseases that can be prevented or treated with early intervention. AVC recommends dogs and cats receive a Distempter vaccination once a year. In addition, Rabies vaccines should be given 12 months after the puppy or kitten vaccination, and every three years after that time. Bordetella Vaccinations and Lyme Vaccinations are also available. Talk with your veterinarian to determine if these vaccinations are recommended for your pet.
- Puppy Vaccinations: Vaccinations are a vital part of protecting your puppy against potentially life-threatening diseases therefore we recommend puppies have their first distemper vaccine at 8 weeks of age followed by two additional distemper vaccines following at about 4 weeks apart. Puppies should receive a Rabies vaccine at 12 weeks of age or older.
NOTE: Rabies vaccinating for dogs is required by law. Distemper (DHLPP) vaccine includes protection from the following diseases:
- Distemper - neurologic, upper respiratory, gastrointestinal signs
- Adenovirus – liver disease
- Leptospirosis- kidney failure and liver disease
- Parvovirus – vomiting and diarrheal disease
- Parainfluenza – upper respiratory disease
Please note: the Leptospirosis portion of the vaccine is not included in the first puppy vaccine to decrease the incidence of a vaccine reaction.
- Kitten Vaccines: We recommend kittens have their first distemper vaccine at 8 weeks of age with an additional distemper vaccine given 4 weeks later. Rabies vaccinations should occur at 16 weeks of age. Rabies vaccinating for cats is required by law. The distemper (FVRCP) vaccine is important in helping provide protection and preventing your kitten from getting one of these potentially life-threatening diseases:
- Feline panleukopenia (feline distemper) – vomiting and diarrheal disease often
resulting in death
- Feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR) – upper respiratory disease with sneezing and eye drainage
- Feline calicivirus (FCV) – upper respiratory disease with sneezing, eye drainage and fever
In addition, we recommend kittens be tested at 8 weeks of age or older for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), two incurable viruses.
- Dentistry: Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery.
- Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
- Geriatric Wellness: As your companion animal ages it is important to continue regular examinations. We recommend annual or semi-annual physical exams with possible blood studies. This may enable the veterinarian to detect diseases such as kidney disease, diabetes, and arthritis sooner, resulting in earlier treatment and thus a longer, healthier life for your pet.
- Permanent identification: We offer microchip identification.
- Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. Preventative health services are key to increasing the duration and quality of life for your pet. We offer a comprehensive line of vaccines to prevent disease. We also have flea tick and heartworm preventative as well as routine parasite monitoring.We also carry a full line of prescription diets.
- Individualized Flea Control Programs: We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.
- Dietary Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.
- Referral Labs: For advanced diagnostics we work with several referral laboratories. The availability of test results varies based on the specific test requested.
- Emergency Care:
Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies