Our clinic provides top notch veterinary care for your pet, as well, as boarding and grooming services. Routine care is a cornerstone of our practice. We deliver these services with a level of care and attention that both humans and their pets appreciate.
We make appointments for most procedures; please call the office at 620-326-2989 to schedule. In order to deliver the best care, we would like to see your pet prior to the date scheduled for most procedures. This helps to ensure that no surprises such as kidney or liver concerns or other conditions interfere with scheduled procedures. Walk-in’s are welcome; however, please help us serve you faster by calling ahead to schedule an appointment.
Our convenient drop-off service allows you to leave your pet with us, to be examined while you are at work or are otherwise engaged. You can get results by phone, or when you pick your pet up later that day.
Of course, preventive care is very important in maintaining your pet’s good health. Our comprehensive approach, including vaccinations, will help avoid serious medical problems. Click Here to see schedules.
Flea and Tick Treatments
Free consultation with Veterinarian or technicians and education provided on an individual basis to help to best address your specific flea and/or tick problems.
Tips to Follow:
- •Never use Dog only products on a cat because this can result is severe muscle tremors and salivation requiring emergency care.
•Most products need to be reapplied or redosed at specific intervals.
• Follow recommendations carefully to achieve best results.
•When using foggers, vacuum your carpet first to activate the flea pupae and throw away your sweeper bag outside of your home to reduce reinfestation.
•It is critical to your success to treat the animals and the environment (home and yard) simultaneously and continue treating the animal for ongoing prevention.
Laser Surgery and Treatments
Laser surgery is a safer and less painful procedure for your pet. The laser cauterizes the blood vessels and seals the nerve endings as the incision is being made, resulting in less bleeding and less pain for your pet. The laser is an excellent treatment for highly vascular areas such as the mouth, the gums, and the ears.
The laser used in feline declaws essentially eliminates bleeding and reduces pain and your cat returns to normal function much faster. Small tumors can actually be vaporized, eliminating the need for sutures.
Larger tumors are cauterized during removal sealing the margins surrounding the tumor helping to reduce the spread of cancerous cells. Laser surgery is a truly amazing technological advancement provided at our clinic for your pets.
Periodontal disease is a process that causes the degeneration of structures that cradle the teeth in their normal position. Bacteria collects along the gum lines and eventually destroys this first line of defense for the teeth. Maintaining good dental care can help prevent bacteria from entering the bloodstream contributing to unnecessary heart, kidney and/or liver problems. Modern dental equipment is available for routine cleaning and polishing, as well as additional gum work if necessary. As with surgical patients, dental patients receive pain medication as needed.
Treatment involves removing tartar and polishing the teeth. In some circumstances surgical trimming of excess gum tissue may be required to eliminate the pockets at the gum line which collect bacteria. A general anesthetic is usually necessary for these procedures and laboratory tests may be required to determine your pet’s ability to undergo anesthesia.
The Home Again Microchipping System provides a unique identification code, read using a special scanner, for your pet. A microchip is inserted under the skin of the pet’s shoulder using a special syringe. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice. You then enroll your pet, registering her unique identification code. Remember to update your address when you move!
Spaying/Neutering refers to the surgical procedure performed on female/male dogs and cats to render them infertile. There are many benefits to spaying your companion. First, you will contribute to the prevention of the dog and cat overpopulation. Second, spaying/neutering will eliminate the sometimes ‘messy’ heat cycles for females that attract male dogs to your house from miles away. Third, you will help prevent diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer. Spaying/Neutering involves surgical removal of reproductive organs. It can be performed under a number of anesthetics and monitoring devices. If you are shopping around for a competitive price on this procedure, be sure to question the type of anesthetic used and the monitoring equipment and procedures followed. We use several monitoring devices during your pet’s anesthetic. We continually monitor your pet’s vital signs during the procedure. Although the risk of an anesthetic death in a normal healthy pet is very rare, our monitoring devices and procedures allow us to respond to an anesthetic emergency faster. Faster responses can save lives. Please call or visit our facility to learn more about our spaying/neutering process.
Boarded dogs receive outdoor walks two times each day, and personalized attention from our staff. The kitties are provided with comfortable bedding and litter boxes which are cleaned twice a day. All boarded animals are provided with high quality science diet pet foods, unless otherwise requested. Boarding arrivals and departures are generally made during office hours. Other arrangements are available upon request.
Heartworms are a blood parasite that establishes itself in large numbers in the heart. This situation can lead to congestive heart failure. Mosquitoes carry the larvae that circulates in the blood stream of an infected canine to your pet. Once the infective larvae are injected into your pet they develop through 4 larval stages to become adult heartworms within six months. The first two larval stages remain in the blood stream for 30 – 45 days and are susceptible to the majority of heartworm preventatives at this stage. Treatment of your pet for adult heartworms is very expensive. The drugs used to treat the adult heartworms have the potential to cause liver problems. The treated animal must then be confined and activity severely reduced for a period of 30 days after treatment to prevent dead heartworms from being expelled from the heart into the lungs leading to pneumonia and death. If the heart failure caused by the heartworms is too advanced, the treatment may not save your pet’s life. For this reason it is essential to keep your pets on a heartworm preventative. Heartworm preventatives serve a dual purpose of controlling a majority of intestinal parasites and some preventatives even help to control fleas as well. Your pet must test negative for heartworms through a blood test or be a very young puppy to start on heartworm preventatives.
Laboratory and Treatment Areas
The Lab is equipped with machines for in-house bloodwork, as well as a binocular microscope for examining skin scrapings, ear swabs, urine and fecal samples. The Pack Preparation Area has both an ultrasonic cleaner as well as a scrub sink and first-rate autoclave. The Treatment Area is the heart of the hospital. There is a lift table to accommodate pets of almost any size. Here critically ill or injured pets are monitored in a specially controlled environment. Plenty of equipment is available to help the veterinarian investigate difficult cases and perform routine examinations.
Pharmacy and Prescriptions
The clinic Pharmacy is well stocked with the latest and most effective drugs. In order for the veterinarian to provide prescription medications he must have an established veterinary client/patient relationship with you and your pet. This is a requirement of the federal government as well as the code of ethics for veterinarians. Beware of online pharmacies willing to provide medications for your pet without an examination. Sadly, this can lead to deadly consequences. The veterinarian can provide prescriptions for your pet through our online store to provide you with the convenience of online shopping for your regular prescriptions within the safe parameters of the veterinary client/patient relationship.
Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pet’s body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
The use of radiology is safe, and our entire staff is highly trained. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of medical care possible, and this is just one of the many ways we achieve that.