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.
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.
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.
|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 lose 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. Please note: As our facility does not utilize x-ray, dentistry does not include dental x-rays, which is typically a standard of veterinary dentistry. If your pet is in need of dental x-rays, we would suggest you seek dental care at another animal care facility.|
|Dr. McNeill has performed over 16,000 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.||
MicrochippingYour pet can be microchipped at our facility in just seconds. In fact, we commonly say that the paperwork takes longer than the chip! A microchip can greatly improve the chances your pet is returned to you in the event that they run off, or are stolen. A microchip about the size of a grain of rice is implanted under your pet's skin near their shoulder blades. If found, your pet can be scanned with a device that recognizes the chip and provides a unique code. An international database will help connect your pet to you for their safe return.
|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
Starting out ownership of your pet involves more than just your pet's wellness. At your new puppy or kitten's first visits, we'll help you understand the full spectrum of pet ownership, discussing behavior control, housebreaking, dietary needs, general maintenance, and more. This comes in addition to a full comprehensive examination of your pet, along with vaccinations, dewormings, nail trims, and any other necessary services. While many facilities will spend just 10 to 15 minutes with your new family member, we'll take the time to make sure you're all set before leaving, often booking 30 minutes or more for your visit.
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 this age, so we can pick up on any health changes before they become too serious.
Spay / Neuter
highly recommend that all pets are spayed/neutered, usually at around 5
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
Vaccinations & Comprehensive Wellness Examinations
|Scheduling an appointment for your pet to receive an
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: