Our Services Include:
- Bathing and Dipping
- Dental Services
- Geriatric Medicine
- Heartworm prevention
- Indoor Boarding Facility
- Pharmacy In hospital
- Preventive health examinations and immunizations
- Quality Pet foods Science diet, Purina, and Royal Canin
- Routine and Special Surgery
- All dogs must have current immunizations against Rabies, Distemper, Parvo Virus, and Bordetella, and Bronchitis.
- All cats must have current immunizations against Rabies, Feline Distemper, Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, and Leukemia.
- All animals must have had a Fecal Examination for internal parasites within the last 12 months.
- All dogs must have had a heartworm blood test within the past 12 months.
- All animals must be free of external parasites (fleas & ticks) when admitted for boarding; or must be treated upon admission.
- A cleansing bath is given on the day of dismissal. All major grooming is referred to a professional groomer. We will be happy to provide you with a recommendation.
- All clients are required to read and sign the boarding admitting form.
- Animals will be admitted & discharged ONLY during regular office hours.
- Any animal that requires emergency or immediate veterinary attention will receive it at our discretion, and at the owner’s expense.
- An emergency telephone number should be left with the clinic.
- Animals requiring medication or treatment (such as wound treatment) will be charged appropriate fees. Heartworm preventive medication should be administered for the month before or after the boarding time. There is no danger in giving this medication early.
- Please inform us if you are not happy with the way animal cared for. Your satisfaction and your pet’s well being are our primary concern.
- Be aware that your animal’s diet may have varied while away from home. They may have barked at other animals; or the temperature & humidity may have been slightly different from your home. This can create problems such as sore throats, tonsillitis, or diarrhea. We seek to prevent such problems, but you must understand that these problems do develop. Owners will be charged appropriate fees for all treatment and medication needed for reasons that are not directly under our control.
- We furnish all normal food and bedding. We offer playtime, comfort cushions, and treats for an additional charge.
Clinic Information Spay/Neuter
This handout has been prepared to ensure participants understand how the program works and what is included so there are no misunderstandings.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION: (At Owner’s Expense)
- Vaccinations Must Be Current Or Updated At Time Of Admission For Surgery.
- Dogs: Rabies & Distemper / Parvo Virus
- Cats: Rabies & Feline Distemper / Respiratory Disease Complex.
- Pets Must Be Free Of External Parasites Or Treated At Time Of Admission.
- A Surgical Release Form Must Be Completed & Signed By The Owner/Agent.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE BASIC SPAY / NEUTER FEE:
- PreSurgical Examination
- Spay / Neuter Procedure Itself & Surgical Supplies Required
- Surgical Recovery & Suture Removal (If Required) In 10 Days
SUGGESTED SURGICAL OPTIONS AT TIME OF SURGERY:
The basic quoted fee includes all of the above. This minimal procedure package is offered to make spaying/neutering affordable for everyone possible. Additionally, there are several optional services that are highly recommended for your pet’s increased safety & comfort.
The additional recommended services include:
- PreSurgical Lab Screening to monitor internal organ function.
- PreAnesthesia EKG Screening to better evaluates the heart condition.
- Teeth Polishing.
- Additional Pain Injection At Time Of Dismissal.
These services are offered as a package, or may be requested individually. There are other options that can be done at reduced cost since no additional anesthesia would be required. These services include dewclaw removal, extraction of “baby” teeth, hernia repair, ear flushing, wart & growth removal, tattooing, and/or identification microchip implant.
- Keep inside and quiet for two days following the surgery.
- Return for suture removal (if required) in 10 days. There is no charge unless tranquilization is required to remove the sutures.
- Keep incision clean and dry. No swimming or baths until the sutures are removed.
- Apply a small amount of antibiotic ointment on incision once a day.
We make every effort to avoid complications, BUT surgery complications are ALWAYS a possibility with any procedure. Complications might include infection, wound dehiscence (breakdown), or sutures chewed out by the pet. THE OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL CHARGES RESULTING FROM ANY COMPLICATION OF THE SURGICAL PROCEDURE.
SURGICAL OPTIONAL SAFETY & COMFORT PACKAGE
There are many “optional” surgical care services that can be provided for your pet to make it more comfortable and ensure the highest level of safety we can provide. Phone shopped services offer the basic service requested at the lowest possible fee. Many clients do not understand the seriousness of veterinary surgery. We feel it is important to minimize all risks involved for the safety of your pet. The sad fact is that clients must pay for the level of care they desire for their pet. In our effort to offer the highest quality of pet health care for our clients, we have packaged several optional services we feel are important and suggest you request they be performed at the same time for the safety and comfort of your pet. The request for these additional services will allow us to practice the highest level of quality veterinary care available today.
Our recommended OPTIONAL SERVICES PACKAGE includes:
- PRESURGICAL LABORATORY SCREENING:
This blood analysis provides us with more in depth information on the health status of your pet before surgery. These are the same blood tests routinely performed in human medicine.
- ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (EKG) SCREENING:
A tracing of the heart’s electrical activity provides an in-depth look at your pet’s heart. Many heart conditions cannot be detected with the stethoscope.
- ADDITIONAL PAIN MEDICATION: In addition to being much more humane, pain relief is shown to minimize immunity suppression (which can lead to post surgical infection), shortens wound healing time, and hastens return of appetite.
Other optional procedures that should be considered if needed for your particular pet include:
- Skin Growth Removal
- Umbilical Hernia Repair
- Grooming Brush outs and Tangled Matt Removal
All of these procedures can be done at less cost than if needed on an individual basis since the pet is already sedated which would save you the additional office visit and sedation fees.
Pet Dental Prophy Information
Studies show that 60-80% of all pets over the age of three years have periodontal disease and need dental care.
Dental disease in pets causes many problems such as:
- Bad Breath
- Infections Spreading To Internal Organs (Liver, Kidney, Heart)
- Mouth & Gum Pain
- Loss of Teeth
- Future Owner Expense
If proper teeth cleaning remove early tartar formation and proper home care of the teeth, your pet will be healthier, live longer, and have better breath.
Proper Dental Cleaning Procedures In Your Pet Include:
- PreSedation Physical Examination
- PreSedation Blood Profile Screening (Optional But Highly Recommended)
- Sedation & Vital Sign Monitoring
- Ultrasonic Scaling
- Antiseptic Flushing To Remove Bacteria
- Teeth Polishing To Smooth Surfaces After Scaling
- Recovery Day Care Hospitalization
Oral Antibiotics May Be Required Depending On Infection Present.
We are dedicated to providing quality health care for your pet at the most affordable fee. It is much better to “prevent” problems rather than “treat” problems. To that end, we have “packaged” the entire dental prophy procedure to provide the lowest fee possible.
WHAT IF EXTRACTIONS ARE NEEDED?
Many pets require sedation before a thorough examination can be completed. The condition of each tooth must be evaluated before a decision is made as to the best course of treatment. Although no one likes surprises, it sometimes is impossible to give an accurate estimate before sedation. From an economic standpoint, it is much more economical to complete all needed dental procedures during the initial visit and sedation rather than having to schedule another appointment with additional sedation required. In an effort to satisfy your desires, please initial the appropriate option below:
- Please perform whatever procedures & extractions are required at the initial visit.
- Please perform whatever procedures & extractions are required up to $__________.
- Please do nothing more than the requested dental prophy procedure at this time.
- Please call me after the exam with an estimate of any additional charges before proceeding.
HOME CARE AFTER THE DENTAL PROPHY PROCEDURE. You will be provided with a detailed handout describing recommended home care at the time your pet is dismissed from the hospital.
As a matter of style, certain breed of dogs such as Dobermans, Great Danes, Boston Terriers, Boxers, Schnauzers, and Pit Bulls have their ears trimmed to make them stand erect. You should know it is optional to have this procedure done, however most clients do elect to have the ears cropped.
All breeds are trimmed at a minimum of ten weeks of age, provided vaccinations are up-to-date for the particular age puppy. Surgery may be performed at ANY age, but usually is not recommended after six months.
You will need to have an appointment with the veterinarian in order for the general health, as well as ear structure, to be evaluated to insure that trimming is recommended. We require that your puppy have a minimum of two Distemper/Parvovirus vaccinations, be free of intestinal parasites, and be in good physical condition before surgery can be performed.
- Surgery is performed by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
- Do NOT feed your pet after midnight PRIOR to surgery.
- Do not allow your pet to have water after 6:00 am the day of surgery.
- Remember there is ALWAYS some risk involved anytime anesthesia is used.
- We use the best and safest anesthesia available, evaluate the pet before anesthesia induction, and may recommend ECG screening of the heart rhythm, and blood testing to increase safety and minimize anesthesia risk to your puppy.
- Dogs are usually hospitalized for ONE NIGHT after surgery.
- Dobermans, Great Danes, and Boxers usually require ear bracing after suture removal.
- There is NO GUARANTEE that the ears will stand, however, most will stand with proper after-care for varying periods of time. Corrective surgery is possible later for dogs with cartilage defects that do not respond to proper taping.
- There is a taping charge for each time the ears must be retaped.
- You will be given an instruction sheet detailing post-surgical care at the time your pet is dismissed after surgery.
The fee varies with the pet’s weight and breed. The initial fee includes anesthesia, surgery, monitoring, hospitalization, and the recheck in ten days to remove sutures. There is an additional charge for future ear bracing and taping after suture removal.