We strongly advocate preventive medicine and are committed to providing comprehensive and progressive veterinary medical, dental and surgical care for your pet. From routine physical examinations to oncology and exploratory surgery, we use state of the art equipment to diagnose and treat a full spectrum of diseases and injuries.
Annual physical examinations are a vital component of preventive medicine. The head to paw exam, along with selective laboratory testing facilitates the detection of potential diseases. Vaccination protocols are customized to your pet's individual needs. The exam is a great opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding your pet's health care. We recommend a yearly fecal test and appropriate preventives against heartworms and other parasites.
Heartworm disease is caused by an infestation of a worm called Dirofilaria immitis. It is transmitted through mosquitoes and is a potentially fatal disease. Diagnosis of this disease requires a blood test, and treatment can carry side effects. Prevention is the safest and most cost-effective way to treat this disease. Talk to your veterinarian for recommended preventives and testing protocol.
Yearly fecal exams detect the presence of intestinal parasites. Fleas and ticks are of great concern in Minnesota and can transmit diseases such as Lyme disease. We routinely recommend the use of flea and tick preventive spring through fall.
Fence gate left open? Cat slip through your legs while the door was open? Lost pets are a scary reality with ownership. Microchips are a great way to protect your pet and quickly return them to you if lost. They are rice-sized, implanted under the skin in between the shoulder blades, and easy to implant with a quick injection similar to a vaccination. The microchip has a unique number that, when registered, will link that number to you and your contact information. Animal Control, Humane Societies and many veterinary clinics routinely scan found pets for microchips. We use the American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery System. Enrollment into their system ensures your pet is permanently identified and connected to you. Ensure your pet makes it back home safely!
We have a full range of medications to treat your pet, as well as preventive medications against heartworm and other parasites. We carry a range of prescription diets to aid in treating or managing certain diseases.
Should you be faced with the decision to have your pet undergo chemotherapy, we will be there to help answer your questions. We practice the judicious use of chemotherapeutics to destroy cancer cells with few side effects. Cats and dogs generally tolerate chemotherapy very well without the complications people develop. We continually monitor your pet for side effects and pride ourselves on doing what is best for you and your pet.