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Services

We offer a variety of services to help your pet stay happy and healthy. If you have any questions about the services listed below, do not hesitate to contact us. Please note: an appointment is required for any and all visits. Please call our offices to set up an appointment.

Behavior Counseling

Sometimes, our pets don't act like they used to. When there's no medical reason, we turn to behavior. While we are not behavior specialists, we can discuss you pet's behavior and suggest options for you. Sometimes we recommend training or outside counseling, but often, the behavior you are experiencing is something we are familiar with and can coach you through.

Blood Analysis


Pre-requisites, such as fasting, often require that
your pet's blood is taken at a certain time of day, or on a certain day of the week. Please contact our offices to discuss potential bloodwork options.

If you have noticed a change in your pet, a blood panel is a good way to start investigating what could be occurring. We also recommend blood panels for older pets, as rapid changes can occur after pets reach their older years. Blood panels are also available by request for the proactive pet owner.

Typically, blood can be taken during a routine examination, and the owner can be present. When pets are uncooperative, or in other special situations, we sometimes need to sedate your pet to obtain a blood sample.

Declawing

While controversial, declawing gives many cats the only chance they have to live a normal life in a home without destroying things like furniture, windowsills and carpeting. We perform declawing on two days a week, Monday an Tuesday, because your cat would stay until the end of the week for healing. The nail and the nail bed are removed in a sterile environment while your cat is completely 'under' anesthesia. Afterwards, the pads are bandaged and antibiotics are administered.

Dentistry

It is said that health begins in the mouth, and it can't be far from the truth, as the mouth is where bacteria is swallowed and begins its journey through the body. Keeping your pet's teeth clean helps keep them from becoming overgrown with plaque which leads to tooth rot and eventual infection and tooth loss. When pets loose teeth, they often have trouble eating, and can then miss out on the nutrition they need to survive. We can lightly sedate your pet and clean their teeth, just like when you visit the dentist. It's as easy as dropping them off in the morning and picking them up that afternoon.

General Surgery

Dr. McNeill has performed over 15,000 surgical procedures during her career, and she specializes in soft tissue surgery. In fact, in 1979, she completed a two-year residency in soft tissue surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Common conditions such as skin masses, cysts, tumors and other growths can often be removed and biopsied with a morning drop off / evening pickup. Please contact our offices to discuss the potential of this service for your pet's needs.


Nutrition Counseling

Did you know that, according to a recent study, over 55% of pets are considered overweight? We personally think the percentage is higher. This is due to a human condition called overfeeding! As a Purina Certified Weight Coach, Dr. McNeill can help determine your pet's individual goal, and help you will a plan to get them there. We will have your pet return to "weigh-in" and track his/her progress. Purina's study found that slimmer, healthy pets live 2+ years over overweight/obese pets. Thats a reason to work at it!

Puppy / Kitten Care

Description coming soon.

Radiology

Our in-house x-ray provides us the opportunity to diagnose bone fractures, joint disorders, ingestion emergencies and other interal issues with a simple visit. A drop-off may be necessary because some pets need sedation to keep still while being x-rayed. Please keep in mind that an emergency clinic is recommended if you believe your pet's life may be in danger.

Senior Pet Care

Advances in veterinary medicine are helping pets live longer than ever before, but living to these ages presents them and their owners with new issues typically unseen in their younger years. It may surprise you to hear that cats and small dogs are considered geriatric at age 7, while larger dogs are the same at just 6 years of age. Often, issues of the liver, kidneys, or heart affect older pets, and these problems generally occur quickly. We typically recommend a visit every 6 months onces your pet reaches these ages, so we can pick up on any health changes before they become too serious. 

Spay / Neuter

We highly recommend that all pets are spayed/neutered, usually at 5 months of age. Most pets can be dropped off in the morning and picked up the same day, with roughly a week of "down time" to recover at home. In males, neutering can help prevent testicular cancer and prostate issues. Additionally, if done while the pet is young, unwanted behaviors such as mounting and aggression can sometimes be avoided.

Vaccinations & Comprehensive Wellness Examinations

Scheduling an appointment for your pet to receive an annual wellness examination and vaccinations is one of the best ways to protect them from developing diseases and conditions that can affect their health. Additionally, this time spent with the doctor can provide you and opportunity to ask questions regarding your pet's lifestyle.

A comprehensive exam (the only type we perform- unlike many clinics that perform "express" exams) includes:

  • Weigh-In
  • Skin and Coat Condition Check
  • Examination of Eyes and Ears
  • Examinaion of Heart and Lung Sounds
  • Exploration of the Nose and Mouth*
  • Full-Body Review 
*If possible during standard exam. Some animals will not allow an oral examination, which can always be performed under anesthesia, if necessary.