SERVICES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Diagnostics

We provide excellent medical care through our advanced diagnostics, the majority of which can be run in-house.  We currently have a wide array of in-house Abaxis blood analyzers for running complete blood counts, chemistry profiles, and clotting times.  Other small animal services we offer include: radiology, ultrasonography, tonometry (eye pressure), blood pressure, EKG, fecal evaluation, cytology, and urinalysis.  For our large animal patients, we offer bloodwork, milk cultures, and fecal exams. Any specialized test not routinely run in-house, we work closely with an outside  laboratory to get answers for your pet or livestock!

Equine Services

 

The health of our equine patients is very important to us.  We strive to provide the best care possible, and are proud to offer the equine power float as part of our dental services. Please call today to schedule your horse's routine health care and rest assured that we are available 24/7 for any illness!

Hospice And Euthanasia Services

Are you having problems caring for a terminally ill pet at home? Does your pet have a medical condition that is painful or causing poor quality of life? Are you afraid that your sick or elderly pet is suffering?

Saying good-bye to a beloved pet is one of the most difficult situations a pet owner will ever encounter, but trying to decide when it is time to say good-bye can be even more difficult. There are times when all the capabilities of medical science have been exhausted and euthanasia is the only way to prevent an animal from suffering needlessly. However, the decision regarding when to euthanize is fraught with medical, financial, ethical, religious, moral, and sometimes legal considerations. Euthanasia is therefore a medical procedure that needs to be discussed (however painful that discussion may be) and considered thoroughly before a final decision is made. Let us help you through this difficult time.

Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals can help you through this painful experience. We offer suggestions for hospice care and will work with you to ensure your pet's comfort and dignity during his or her last days and final moments. Do you have concerns? Do you have questions about care of your pet’s remains? We can help you and will make every effort to accommodate your wishes at this very difficult time. 

 

We now offer clay pawprints for small animals. Please ask us about this precious keepsake when you call to schedule an end-of-life consultation. 

Boarding

 

Are you planning a vacation? Need to go out of town on business? Are you concerned that you won’t be able to find someone trustworthy to care for your pet while you’re away? If you need to travel and can’t take your pet along, why not plan to have your best friend stay with us? Traveling can cause enough stress and anxiety – you don’t want to worry about whether your pet is being well cared for. We offer a convenient solution by providing boarding in our safe, clean, and comfortable environment.

 

Does your pet have special needs, health issues, medication, or a special diet? Do you have special requests? Would you like to tour our facility? We understand that your pet has a special place in your family and that leaving your pet with someone while you travel can be a source of anxiety and uncertainty. We take great pride in our attention to cleanliness and in providing the highest quality care to each pet that stays with us.

We welcome your questions about our boarding facilities and policies and are eager to discuss how we can make your pet’s stay as happy as possible, while alleviating any stress you may be feeling about leaving your pet while you travel. Call today to learn about our accommodations and boarding policies, or to schedule your pet’s stay.

 

UP TO DATE VACCINATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR BOARDING. If your pet has received vaccinations at another clinic or at home, records must be presented PRIOR to drop off for boarding. If you are unsure if your pet is up to date on vaccines, please call to discuss your pet's vaccination history with a trained technician. 

 

Please, NO PICK UP ON SUNDAYS OR HOLIDAYS. Saturday pick ups must be before 1 PM. 

Parasite Prevention And Control

 

There was a time when parasites like fleas, ticks, and roundworms were considered mostly a nuisance. Now, however, we know that parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. For example, ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans. Another type of parasite, called a heartworm, is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your pet’s lungs and heart, causing damage to these organs, and sometimes even death. Intestinal parasites, like roundworms and hookworms, also threaten pets and are even transmissible to humans.

 

You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Fleas can hide under your pet’s fur, and some ticks are very tiny (only the size of a pinhead), so they are very difficult to find. Intestinal parasites like roundworms can cause diarrhea and other problems, but many infected pets don’t show any signs of illness at all.

Fortunately, we can recommend tests to tell if your pet has parasites. We can also examine your pet for evidence of fleas, ticks, or other parasites. Our expert staff can recommend medications to help control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. Preventing parasites in your pets also helps protect children and other family members, so let’s work together to protect your pets and family.

Veterinary examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet’s health. Let our knowledgeable staff provide you with a comprehensive parasite control program. We can recommend a schedule for parasite testing, discuss what signs of parasites you can look for at home, review ways to control parasites in and around your home, discuss treatment options if your pet has parasites, and recommend ways to control and prevent parasites in the future.

Parasites are not just a nuisance. They can carry serious diseases that affect your pet’s overall health and longevity. Let us help you protect your pet. Call today to find out how!

Surgery

 

In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex and emergency surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs. We also perform almost all farm animal surgeries, with the exception of colic surgery and cryptorchid surgery for horses. 

 

Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest. Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet. 

When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully. Help is only a phone call away.

VACCINATIONS MUST BE UP TO DATE PRIOR TO ROUTINE SURGERY SUCH AS SPAY OR NEUTER. If your pet has received vaccinations at another clinic or at home, records of vaccination must be presented PRIOR to drop off for surgery. If you are unsure if your pet is up to date, please call to discuss your pet's vaccine history with one of our trained technicians. Thank you. 

Wellness Exams

 

Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.

 

A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.

A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions. No question is too small or too silly, and it is our pleasure to address your concerns. We strive to help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.

Finally, wellness examinations help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet’s physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other important information. We encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your pet’s health care.

Emergency And Critical Care

 

Emergencies, accidents, and illnesses are unfortunate facts of life, but how many of us plan for the unthinkable before it happens? What would you do if your pet were suddenly sick or injured? Do you have a plan? Do you know where to go for help if your pet needed critical care or had to be hospitalized?

 

We understand how upsetting it is when your pet is sick or injured. We offer emergency and critical care veterinary medical services for those unexpected after hours needs. Our expert health care team is staffed with caring, compassionate, highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to providing quality care for your pet.

Help is only a phone call away for your pet and livestock. Keep our phone number with your other emergency numbers, and call us any time.

Large Animal Services

 

The practice consists of 50% large animal and 50% small animal medicine.  The majority of our large animal practice is focused on dairy and beef production medicine, but we are also full-service for our equine, small ruminant and swine patients. The practice services dairy farms ranging in size from approximately 50 to 700 cows and includes services concentrated on reproduction, milk quality, production, and sick cow work.  We strive to provide up-to-date technology which includes four portable ultrasound machines and on-farm blood analysis.  The majority of work is ambulatory in nature, however, our clinic features a haul-in facility for cattle. 

Ask how we can help your livestock herd reach its potential through prevention of disease, compassionate animal welfare, and critical economic decisions! 

Vaccinations

Pets today can live longer, healthier lives than ever before—in part because of vaccines that help protect them from deadly infectious diseases. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common. Unfortunately, many infectious diseases still pose a significant threat to dogs and cats that are unvaccinated, even if they are indoor-only. Although vaccine programs have been highly successful and vaccines are considered routine today, we (as caregivers) and you (as pet parents) cannot afford to become complacent about keeping pets up-to-date on their vaccinations.

Many vaccines are available for use in dogs and cats, but not every pet needs every available vaccine. Some vaccines are considered core vaccines and should be administered to all pets, whereas other vaccines are optional and may be recommended for pets based on a variety of factors, such as their risk for exposure to disease. Vaccine recommendations can also change throughout a pet’s life, as travel habits and other variables change. We will consider all these factors as create a vaccination plan unique to your pet. 

Vaccination for rabies is the most critical step in protecting your pet. If your pet were to bite a person, the law requires strict isolation and sometimes euthanasia, depending on the dog or cat's health and vaccination status. Even if your pet that has never bitten anyone, certain circumstances can cause friendly animals to bite, such as severe pain due to trauma, or extreme fear. Better to be safe with up to date rabies vaccination than sorry. 

Vaccines help pets live longer, healthier lives. Protecting your pet is our primary goal, so developing an appropriate vaccine schedule for your pet is important to us. Call us today to set up an appointment to discuss your pet’s vaccination needs.

Puppy And Kitten Care

 

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! One of the first things you should do when you bring your new pet home is to introduce him or her your veterinary care team. Puppy and kitten visits offer a unique opportunity to get you and your new pet off on the right foot!

 

Your puppy or kitten visit will include a full “nose-to-tail” physical examination. We will look for any signs of illness and make sure that your new pet is in good health. A typical puppy vaccination series consists of 4 visits and a typical kitten vaccination series consists of 2 visits. These vaccination or critical to protecting your new furry friend's against detrimental and potentially deadly diseases, including parvo in puppies and panleukopenia (kitten parvo) and feline leukemia virus. A full set of vaccines are require for spay or neuter. We will get them started on the ever-important flea/tick and heartworm prevention. 

Do you have questions about nutrition, training, vaccinations, grooming, parasite protection, spay and neuter, or overall health? What about tips for introducing your new pet to other pets and family members? Even if you are an experienced pet owner, each pet is unique! We welcome your questions. The more educated you are about your pet with reliable information from a medical professional, the better you will be able to care for him or her.

We will review your pet’s vaccine and deworming schedule, so don’t forget to bring any records that you have received from the breeder or shelter.

We will work hard to help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your puppy’s or kitten’s health care. Puppy and kitten visits are an excellent way to get your new pet started on the road to a happy and healthy life. Let’s take these important first steps together.

Senior Care

 

Did you know that pets age faster than people and can be considered “seniors” at around 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages. But how can you tell the difference between “normal” aging and a medical problem? As in humans, some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become serious.

 

Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet’s life, so don’t forget to keep your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments. The best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets. We understand that process and can help you help your pet. Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as a condition progresses. Sometimes medication dosages need to be adjusted, or medication may need to be changed. Routine wellness blood work and other routine diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because these tests allow us to evaluate how your pet’s health is either responding to current management strategies or changing with age.

Your senior pet’s wellness examination is also your chance to have us address any of your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions and encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.

Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever! You are an important ally in your senior pet’s health care. We are here to help ensure that your pet is safe and happy throughout the “golden years.”

OPENING HOURS

By Appointment Only

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday - Friday

 

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Saturday

Closed Sunday

OUR ADDRESS

529 Wooster Road

Loudonville, OH 44842


Tel:  419-994-5515

Fax: 419-994-3711

Email: bylandah@frontier.com