Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services: Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs. Our caring staff is skilled in pet wellness, diagnostics, disease prevention, the care and treatment of sick and injured pets.
Surgical Services: Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures. Appointments are required for elective procedures. We offer pre-surgical laboratory testing to evaluate your pet's health status. We do recommend pain medications for your pets comfort following surgery and recuperation at home following discharge. Each of our doctors perform elective and emergency surgical operations.
Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide that extra margin of safety, for every patient and especially for our older or high risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are visually and electronically monitored during all anesthetic procedures.
Radiology Services: Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the diagnosis of many disorders.
Electrocardiography Services: We provide ECG services transmitted to Cardiopet for consultations with cardiology specialists.
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is available for treatment of some cancer conditions.
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.
Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. Our top quality products are priced competitively.
Dentistry: Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, dental X-rays, needed tooth extractions and oral surgery. We recommend pre-anesthetic laboratory testing for older patients, pain medication for post procedure comfort and antibiotics if needed for infection management.
Individualized Flea & Tick 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. We stock products that are safe for your pet and competitively priced.
Dietary Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance, performance and special medical diets for management of specific medical conditions.
Behavioral Counseling: We can provide advice regarding the correction of some problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.
Boarding: We provide pet boarding as a service to our clients. All boarders receive personal attention from our caring staff. Pets may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours Monday through Saturday. We have an outside exercise area for dogs. Reservations are needed, all vaccines must be current, or be updated at least 10 days prior to boarding. Written proof must be provided for pets that received disease vaccines at other veterinary hospitals. If proof can not be documented, the pet will be given the necessary vaccines for your pets protection. We do not board young pups or kittens. We will gladly board those pups and kittens after they have completed their entire vaccine series at least one month before the boarding reservation date.
Bathing: Routine and therapeutic bathing services are available by appointment.
Emergency Care: Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies. Our doctors take turns providing after hour night and Sunday emergency service. We make a conscious effort to provide treatment of pets for clients of good standing as quickly as possible. After hour emergency fees do apply- significant deposits are required for hospitalized patients. Full payment is due when discharged. Two emergency clinics in our area are:
Unifour Veterinary Referral- Hickory : 704-328-2660
Animal Emergency Clinic of the High Country- Boone :828-268-2833
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