Veterinary Services

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+ Anesthesia

Our doctors and technicians make anesthesia as safe as possible by selecting the best combination of anesthetic drugs for each individual patient.

+ Annual Physical Exams

We evaluate the overall health of your pet during regular physical examinations. Annual exams provide us with the opportunity to detect problems in their early stages. Preventative medicine is the easiest way to keep your pet healthy. Yearly vaccines are typically administered during this visit.

+ Dental Care

Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet’s health. Preventative dental care can add up to 2 years of a healthy relationship with you and your pet. Our veterinary staff regularly perform oral exams, cleanings and extractions.

+ End of Life Care

Our staff of compassionate and caring professionals will help you through this difficult experience. We will work with you to ensure your pet’s comfort and dignity during his or her last few days and final moments. Our humane euthanasia service is conducted with respect, compassion and care. Whether your pet is sick, elderly or suffering from terminal illness, we are here to help you.

+ Flea and Tick Prevention

Our experienced staff will develop a program to fit the specific needs of your pet and your own particular living environment. Prevention is crucial to avoid parasites, intestinal parasites, Lyme and other diseases that are caused by fleas and ticks. Our pharmacy carries a variety of flea and tick prevention treatments.

+ Heartworm Testing and Prevention

We highly recommend testing for heartworm, a disease which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your pet’s lungs and heart, causing damage to these organs. Heartworm is expensive to treat and can be fatal. Our pharmacy carries a variety of heartworm prevention treatments.

+ Intestinal Parasite Testing and Prevention

We recommend a yearly stool analysis to ensure your pet is free of intestinal parasites. Our staff will recommend treatment and prevention options, which are available in our pharmacy.

+ Laboratory

Laboratory testing is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for blood glucose, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.

+ Laser Therapy

Laser therapy has a broad range of uses in veterinary medicine, including promoting wound and tissue healing after surgery and enhancing the results of physical therapy. Our staff is trained to handle your pet with care and compassion during treatments.

+ Micro-chipping

A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return home safely if they are lost. A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip has a unique number and you will be given a registration form to complete with your name, address and contact information. Once you register your pet will be included national pet recovery database.

+ Nail Clipping

Trimming your pet’s nails can be stressful for you and your pet. Schedule an appointment today.

+ Pain Management

Whether your pet is recovering from surgery, receiving treatment for advanced medical issues or suffers from a chronically painful condition, our doctors are dedicated to providing safe and effective pain management for every patient. We don’t take pain management for granted and will employ all our skills to help ensure your pet’s comfort, well-being, and recovery.

+ Pharmacy

We maintain an inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications, including flea, tick, and heartworm prevention products. We also carry a full line of prescription dietary food for dogs and cats.

+ Puppy & Kitten Wellness Care

Your new puppy or kitten wellness visit will include a full “nose to tail” physical examination. We will look for any signs of illness and make sure your new family addition is in good health. During your visit, the doctor will recommend a vaccine schedule along with parasite testing, treatment and prevention. Please be sure to bring any health records you received when you picked up your new pet.

+ Radiology (x-ray)

All three of our locations are equipped with a digital x-ray machine. Radiology is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. A radiograph, better known as an x-ray, allows our doctors to look at the inside of the body, revealing information that cannot be seen from the outside. Radiology is used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including heart, lungs, abdominal organs and bones.

+ Senior Pet Care

As your pet ages, sometime changes are slow on their onset but increase over time. If your pet is having difficulty with mobility, vision, changes in water consumption or appetite, we encourage you to bring your pet in for evaluation. To rule out any clinical condition,we may recommend senior screening bloodwork. Keeping your pet healthy through the senior years is our goal.

+ Surgery

We offer a wide range of surgical procedures, from spay and neutering to orthopedic needs.

+ Ultrasound

We offer ultrasound imaging (sonography) for dogs and cats. Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency waves to view inside the body. Because ultrasound images are caputured in real-time, they cal also show movement of the body's internal organs as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels. Unlike radiographs, there is no ionizing radition exposure associated with ultrasound imaging.

+ Vaccinations

Vaccinating your pet annually is crucial to their overall health and well-being.

Rabies: In Pennsylvania, it is a state law to have your animal vaccinated against rabies. Rabies is a virus that affects the brain. It´s usually passed from animal to animal but it can be passed from animals to people. Rabies is fatal in humans if not treated prior to symptoms appearing. State law requires animals be vaccinated at 12 weeks of age. Regardless of age, the first vaccine is good for 1 year. After the initial vaccine, 3 year vaccines are given. You must provide proof your animal has been vaccinated to receive the 3 year shot.

Lyme Disease: One of the most important measures you can take to protect your dog is to have them vaccinated against Lyme disease, especially in Mercer County where Lyme disease is a growing problem. An annual vaccination is an affordable means to help protect your dog from a disease that can be very costly to treat or fatal. Many dogs that become infected with Lyme disease are never fully free of infection despite antibiotic treatment.

For dogs, we recommend the following yearly vaccines:

DA2PPL: This particular vaccination is for the protection of dogs against a variety of infectious agents.

D -- Distemper Virus: Distemper is a highly contagious virus that causes many different symptoms in dogs. The most common symptoms however are related to the respiratory, gastrointestinal and neurological systems. It is also important to note that raccoons are also susceptible to this virus and may spread it to dogs.

A2 -- Adenovirus (Type 2): May also be noted as the ‘H’ in DHPP. There are many types of this virus but the most common types in dogs are Types 1&2. Type 1 adenovirus will cause cough in dogs and Type 2 adenovirus is the cause of Infectious Canine Hepatitis (ICH).

P -- Parvovirus: An extremely contagious and serious virus that causes severe diarrhea and death if not treated promptly.

P -- Parainfluenza: One of the viral causes of infectious tracheobronchitis or “kennel cough”.

L -- Leptospirosis: A bacteria that is spread in the urine of skunks and raccoons in particular. Dogs become infected by sniffing or consuming the urine. This bacteria is also found in stagnant, slow-moving water sources. This bacteria causes a variety of clinical diseases such as liver and kidney failure, among others.

Bordetella: Canine Bordetella vaccinations prevent your dog from catching the highly contagious airborne disease also called "kennel cough." We recommend dogs that are around other dogs, such as in kennels, at dog parks, or at the groomers should get this vaccination to prevent the potential uncomfortable coughing and secondary infections.

For cats, we recommend the following yearly vaccines:

FVRCP - FeLv This particular vaccination is for the protection for cats against a variety of infectious agents. These are airborne pathogens and therefore should be administered to both indoor and outdoor cats.

FVR -- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis: A component of the Feline Upper Respiratory Tract Syndrome caused by the Feline Herpesvirus. Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, conjunctivitis, ocular discharge, corneal ulceration and others. It is highly contagious and recommended for indoor and outdoor cats alike to receive this vaccination.

C -- Calicivirus: Another highly contagious and severe virus causing upper respiratory symptoms such as coughing and sneezing. This virus will also commonly cause ulcers with in the oral cavity, especially on the tongue. It is recommended that both indoor and outdoor cats receive protection against this virus.

P -- Panleukopenia: Panleukopenia is caused by the Feline Parvovirus and is also commonly known as Feline Distemper. This particular devastating virus may cause vomiting, diarrhea and sudden death in cats. It is primarily spread via the fecal-oral route including exposure from contaminated clothes, bedding/toys and through handling.

P -- Chlamydiosis (Chlamydia psittaci): This particular feline bacterium causes upper respiratory and ocular symptoms such as coughing, sneezing and conjunctivitis. The bacteria is spread in nasal and ocular secretions and may also contaminant objects such as bedding, toy, hands, etc.

FeLV -- Feline Leukemia Virus: An incurable virus causing cancer in cats such as lymphoma and leukemia. It may also cause anemia and immunodeficiencies resulting in the increased susceptibility to other infectious disease. The prognosis for cats infected with FeLV is poor. The virus is highly contagious and dramatically shorten your pet’s life.