- House Calls
- Nutritional Counseling
- Parasite Control
- Rabbits & Small Mammals
- Senior Care
- Wellness Exams
House calls permit us to bring our highly qualified staff and medical expertise right to your home. There are many reasons to consider taking advantage of our house-call services, so call today to learn if your pet might benefit from a different type of veterinary care experience. Let us know if you would like to have one of our professionals make a house call to assist you and your pet.
Pet birds are beautiful, intelligent, sensitive animals and welcoming one of these sentient beings into your home is an exciting privilege. In addition to ensuring the physical health of your bird companion, it is your responsibility to create a safe, and mentally stimulating environment that also promotes their emotional well being.
Keeping a companion bird is a challenge and there are many things to consider to ensure their health, safety and happiness. Before purchasing a bird, be prepared! Know something about the species of bird you are interested so you can meet their specific needs. Diet, environment and routine preventative care like wing, beak and toenail trimming are all important parts of caring for your pet bird.
Budgies may live 10-12 years or more
Cockatiels may live 15-20 years or more
Larger parrots may live 25-50 years or more
Cockatiels weight averages 75-125 gm; Budgies average 30 gm; Cockatoos average 300-1000 gm; other large parrots average 300-600 gm with Macaws getting up to 1500 gm
Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, our nutritional counseling services can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health. We offer counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages, such as growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the “golden years.” If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet’s needs.
Parasites are not just a nuisance. They can carry serious diseases that affect your pet’s overall health and longevity. Preventing parasites in your pets also helps protect children and other family members, so let’s work together to protect your pets and family. You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Veterinary examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet’s health. Heartworms, hookworms, roundworms and whipworms are common parasites that we frequently diagnose in this area. They are treatable and more importantly preventable. It is always safer to prevent parasites than to have to treat an infected animal. We use the safest most effective parasite prevention. When we diagnose a pet with parasites we follow best medicine guidelines developed by CAPC and Heartworm Society.
Rabbits & Small Mammals
Rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and other small mammals have become popular pets as increasing numbers of pet owners come to understand the unique bond that can form with one of these special creatures. Our staff of skilled professionals is well trained in the care and husbandry of small mammals and can give you the information you need to keep your “pocket pet” looking and feeling great.
Snakes, iguanas, turtles, and other reptiles are becoming increasingly popular as pets. Veterinary medicine for exotic pets is growing as the popularity of these animals increases. When pet owners have access to the best information about nutritional and environmental management, exotic pets have a greater chance to live longer, healthier lives. Our trained staff can assist you with all of your reptile needs.
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.
Your senior pet’s wellness examination is 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.
Appropriate vaccination to protect your pet from infectious diseases is an important part of preventative care. Your pet's health status and life style matter when it comes to what vaccines they need and how often they should be vaccinated. Our doctors perform a thorough physical exam and discuss with you what your pet is at risk for exposure. We recommend vaccine protocols that make sense for each individual. We make sure that your pet is never over vaccinated. Vaccines used properly protect your pet. Over vaccination can be as bad as under vaccination. We take the time to make sure your pet gets exactly what they need and no more.
Wellness exams benefit all pets from a youngster to senior citizen and any age in between. The examination includes an evaluation of all your pet’s major organ systems and provides an excellent opportunity for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due.