Wellness and Vaccination Programs
Our wellness and vaccination programs are designed to prevent diseases and prolong the lives of your pets. The heart of a healthy pet visit is a conversation about your options as the owner. We will always perform a thorough physical examination and that is not an option. However, what you choose to have us do after that is based upon what modern veterinary medicine can offer and what you desire for your pet. We vaccinate based upon a thorough discussion of disease risk, current knowledge on vaccine duration, and in some cases, what finances will allow. In some cases we do not vaccinate as an owner is more concerned about reactivity and negative effects. We are happy to guide these owners with some insights but also to support their decision if that is their informed choice.
We provide most surgical services at our clinic to include spay and neuter, soft-tissue surgeries and orthopedic surgeries. Often we refer our patients to specialists in veterinary surgery to perform more complex procedures or if the owner wishes to have a specialist perform the surgery. We routinely refer complex fractures requiring special hardware, thoracic, spinal, radical tumor excisions and non routine eye surgeries.
A technician admits your pet in the morning and goes over the plan and options. Next the doctor performs a presurgical exam and finalizes the plan prior to anesthesia. Most surgical patients are able to be discharged later that day. Some surgeries may require a longer stay if more pain medicine and injectable antibiotics need to be delivered or if they are performed after noon.