Because of our pets’ shorter lifespan, we stress the importance of annual physical examinations. Thorough check-ups and preventive care alleviate serious health problems that might otherwise go unnoticed. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:
We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient’s vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.
Routine and therapeutic bathing services are available by appointment to keep your pet fresh and clean. Several of our facilities have special shampoos available that keep your pet smelling fresh for up to 30 days.
- Behavioral Counseling
We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.
We provide pet boarding in all of our facilities. All boarders receive personal attention from our caring staff, including but not limited to, medication or insulin administration, multiple jaunts in our spacious back yard during the day as well as complimentary treats. Our facilities are completely indoor, air conditioned and heated. At VitalPet, you have the security in knowing that your pet will be under doctor observation in case they need special care.
Proper oral hygiene has been proven to extend the life of your pet by up to 3 years. Our professional dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, dental X-rays, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery.
- Dietary Counseling
We will provide guidance regarding your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.
- Electrocardiography Services
We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.
- Individualized Flea Control Programs
We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.
- Internal Medicine Consults
We offer in-hospital referrals to an internal medicine specialist who performs ultrasounds, endoscopic procedures and helps us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.
Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
A Microchip can save the life of your pet. The majority of animal shelters, humane societies, and veterinarians scan every lost animal that comes into their facility. Each pet microchip has its own unique identifying number so your pet is easily identifiable. Microchipping is quick and relatively painless. The microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice. It is inserted under the skin, much like a vaccine, at the base of the neck and between the shoulder blades. Once inserted, a scanner will identify a code number which is linked to information about the pet’s owner. After registering your information with the program there is nothing else to be done except informing the microchip provider of your new address if you should move. Your pet is identified for the rest of his or her life.
We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets as well as regular over the counter pet food.
- Radiology Services
Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.
Many of our practices offer the latest in ultrasound diagnostics. Ultrasound is an important, non-invasive and pain free way to help your veterinarian diagnose your pet’s condition. When blood work, x-rays, and other diagnostic tests are not sufficient to provide a definitive answer, your veterinarian may recommend an ultrasound. It is often the best non-invasive tool available to image the soft tissues in the body such as the heart, liver, gall bladder, prostate, urinary bladder, spleen, adrenal glands and kidneys. The ability to visualize these tissues helps your veterinarian diagnose many common medical conditions such as pregnancy, bladder stones, severe kidney infections, liver disease, adrenal disease and cancer. Ultrasound can also be critical in aiding your veterinarian to immediately diagnose, and then treat, several life threatening conditions such as internal bleeding and urinary tract obstruction.