If your pet is not feeling well or if you have a medical concern, please set up an appointment for a medical exam with one of our veterinarians. Our veterinarians will provide your pet with a thorough examination for a variety of problems.
A wellness exam is provided for healthy pets, usually on an annual or semi-annual basis. A thorough physical exam will be performed and any problems will be addressed at that time. Vaccinations will be discussed and a vaccination protocol will be tailored for your individual pet & his/her lifestyle.
Does your dog or cat get nervous for veterinary visits?
Vaccinations are critical in protecting your pet from infectious disease over the course of their lifetime. Some are considered "core" vaccines, which means they are appropriate for all healthy pets. Rabies is considered a core vaccine, because it is legally required and is critical to public health. Other vaccines are only appropriate for pets with particular life styles. Our veterinarians can help you create a customized vaccination protocol for your dog or cat.
These are our general guidelines:
We have a full laboratory capable of performing fecal flotations, urinalyses, and general cytologies. We also have lab analyzers that perform a variety of in-house blood tests, including CBC's, chemistry profiles, canine heartworm and Lyme antigen tests, and screens for feline leukemia, feline immunodeficiency virus, and feline & canine pancreatitis. Most of our routine lab work is sent out daily to be performed by Idexx Laboratories.
We utilize digital radiology at our facility. We can perform, process & evaluate radiographic films during your visit. These images can then be e-mailed directly to you or to a specialist if a second opinion is needed.
Microchipping is a permanent form of identification for your pet. The procedure is simple and can be performed during any visit to the hospital.
We utilize the HomeAgain microchipping system and recommend that all cats & dogs be microchipped for their safety.
We offer dental prophylaxis procedures which includes hand scaling, ultrasonic cleaning, polishing. We also perform dental radiographs & extractions if necessary. Your pet will be under general anesthesia for the procedure so all of the safeguards described for surgery will be implemented.
Our veterinarians perform general surgery at our facility every weekday morning. We commonly perform ovariohysterectomies (spays), neuters, growth removals, cystotomies (bladder stone removal), and other soft tissue surgeries.
We recommend lab work prior to many procedures to help provide the highest level of safety during and after the anesthesia. The lab work recommended varies due to the age and medical history of the pet.
In addition, our patients are monitored by Certified or Licensed Veterinary Technicians and modern equipment including ECG, pulse oximeter, esophageal temperature, CO2, blood pressure and respiration monitors. Patients are kept at optimum body temperature with a warm water blanket placed underneath and a warm air unit over the top of them. Patients are also safeguarded with an IV catheter and fluid support.
In certain cases, our veterinarians may refer you to a specialty veterinarian. Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists (LVS) and the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center (WVRC) have board-certified veterinarians with specialties including internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, neurology, surgery/orthopedics, physical rehabilitation, ophthalmology, and dentistry. Referral veterinarians work together with your regular veterinarian to provide collaborative care for your pet.
We offer a variety of quality foods for your pet. We carry Hill's Prescription Diet & Science Diet food. In addition, we carry a select variety of prescription diets from Iams and Royal Canin. Please call ahead to make sure we have the particular diet you are looking for. Our veterinarians can discuss nutritional recommendations for your pet at your next exam.
We have a full pharmacy in our hospital to meet your pet's healthcare needs, including Heartgard Plus and Frontline Gold. We also utilize the FlavorX system to flavor your pet's medication as needed.
Puppy & Kitten Socialization Visits
Technician appointments for kittens, puppies, or any pet who is new to our practice
Acclimate your pet to veterinary visits, exams, and treatments. We make these appointments FUN so your kitten or puppy learns to LOVE visiting us!
Discuss training concerns you may have
Practice trimming nails
Counter-conditioning Technician Appointments
For pets who fear or dislike the vet or certain treatments
Exams & handling
Practice modern, humane training methods to gradually “reprogram” the pet’s emotional & behavioral reaction to the event that he finds unpleasant or frightening. Please visit our Pet Behavior Center for more information on pet behavior.
BEHAVIOR & WELLNESS SERVICES
When the time arises for you to say your final good-bye's to your pet, please call to set up an appointment with one of our veterinarians. We understand that the loss of a pet is a very difficult and emotional time. We make every effort to keep this time as peaceful as possible. We utilize a very trustworthy and compassionate company to handle your pet's remains. They provide group cremation or private cremation and also offer a variety of urns for display or burial.
TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT APPOINTMENTS
Our technicians and assistants are trained to various procedures. If your pet needs a nail trim, anal sac expression, bloodwork or other lab sample collection, microchipping, or other minor procedure, please call for a technician/assistant appointment.