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Wellness Care

Keep your pet happy and healthy with routine care.
Our wellness programs are designed to ensure your pet's health and happiness.  Since our pets age more quickly than we do, regular exams allow your veterinarian to evaluate your pet’s overall health.  We strive to prevent illness whenever possible because we understand that early diagnosis can lead to a longer, healthier life.  We recommend that all healthy adult cats and dogs receive a complete physical examination at least annually.  Your veterinarian will perform a comprehensive physical exam, answer any questions you may have, and update any vaccinations that are due at this time. We may recommend other diagnostics and treatments specific to your pet based on history, environment, breed, and examination findings. Our comprehensive veterinary exam includes:
  • A review of your pet’s medical history
  • An ear and eye examination
  • A dental exam
  • Cardiopulmonary (Heart & Lung) analysis
  • Abdominal palpation
  • A dermatological (skin) exam
  • Flea, tick, and other external parasite checks
  • Orthopedic exam and gait evaluation
As part of your pet's annual wellness exam, you can also discuss any minor changes you may have observed in your pet's health or behavior. We will use this feedback about your pet's health and habits at home, along with the findings of our complete veterinary examination, to outline a health plan that is unique to your pet. Your veterinarian may recommend vaccinations, dietary or exercise changes, laboratory tests, or lifestyle changes based on your pet's age, health, and lifestyle.
We strive to get you and your new pet started off right! Our staff stays current on the latest vaccination, nutritional, behavior, and training recommendations for your new family member. When you bring your puppy or kitten to Allpets for their first visit, please bring details about their health history along. If your pet has already been vaccinated, this will allow us to know what vaccines they have received. A puppy or kitten's previous medical history might only include one or two vaccines, depending on the age, but it is important to share with us, so we can design a schedule of care that is right for them. When you have a new puppy or kitten, it can be an exciting and overwhelming time. We're here to answer all of your questions, no matter how ordinary or extraordinary they may seem. We're here to help!
Spaying and neutering your pet can help it live a longer, healthier life, and we recommend you discuss this routine procedure with your veterinarian. Your veterinarian will work with you to determine the best time to spay or neuter your pet based on its size, breed, personality, and lifestyle. Having surgery can seem daunting, but at Allpets at Pickerington, we love your pets as much as we love our own, and we take pride in providing them with the best care possible. Our experienced veterinarians and technicians make every effort to ensure that your pet's surgery experience is as safe and pain-free as possible. In addition to preoperative bloodwork and a comprehensive exam, a surgical technician will monitor your pet's vital signs throughout surgery and recovery.
A pet microchip is a small, electronic chip about the size of a grain of rice implanted under the skin. The subcutaneous injection can be performed by one of our trained medical staff members at any time during a visit, without the need for surgery or anesthesia. If your pet becomes lost, a rescue organization, animal control officer, or veterinary hospital equipped with a universal scanner can scan your pet for a microchip. In order to reunite you with your pet, your pet’s unique microchip number is then used to retrieve your contact information from the national pet recovery database. The chances of reuniting pets with their families are significantly higher when they have microchip identification.
An important part of preventive pet health care is vaccinating your pet against disease. Every vaccination protocol at Allpets at Pickerington is based on the latest scientific research and tailored to your pet's needs. Dog Vaccines
  • Canine distemper
  • Canine adenovirus-2 (hepatitis)
  • Canine parvovirus
  • Canine parainfluenza virus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rabies
  • Canine influenza virus
  • Bordetella (kennel cough)
  • Lyme Disease
Cat Vaccines
  • Feline rhinotracheitis (herpes)
  • Feline calicivirus
  • Feline panleukopenia (distemper)
  • Rabies
  • Feline leukemia
It is common for pets to experience mild side effects after receiving a vaccine. Mild lethargy, pain at the injection sites, and inappetence are common side effects following vaccination in cats and dogs. These symptoms are not cause for concern unless they are severe or last for more than a day or two. Signs of a vaccine reaction include the development of itchy bumps or hives, swelling of the face (lip and/or eyelid margins), or respiratory distress. Seek veterinary care immediately if any of these signs develop. If your pet exhibits any other symptoms about which you are concerned, please call us for recommendations.
Parasites can pose serious health risks to pets and people. If left untreated, parasites can be life-threatening for your pet and can sometimes be transmitted to you or other members of your household. Our veterinarians recommend year-round flea, tick, and heartworm prevention and an intestinal parasite exam every six months. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat from any of the following common parasites:
  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Heartworm
  • Intestinal Parasites
  • Roundworms
  • Hookworms
  • Whipworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Coccidia
  • Giardia
Your pet may need to make lifestyle changes as they age to stay happy and healthy, and we're here to help you with those decisions. The changes may include dietary changes or medication to help manage chronic conditions. As your senior pet's abilities diminish, we will also provide you with ideas to keep them active and enriched. As your pet ages, medical concerns can develop rapidly. Senior wellness exams every 6 months and more frequent lab work are often beneficial for our older patients. Diagnostic test results can reveal concerns regarding internal organs, including blood glucose levels and kidney, liver, and thyroid function. They help us identify if a change in diet or medication may help your pet live a longer, healthier life. Your veterinarian will tell you when your pet should begin having biannual exams and bloodwork, as this depends on your pet’s health, species, and breed.
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Urgent Care

Your pet is part of your family and when they aren’t feeling well we understand that you want the very best care as quickly as possible. When pet emergencies happen, you’re minutes away from compassionate, expert care at Allpets at Pickerington and without the long wait times and expensive costs of an ER visit
Our daytime urgent care hospital provides veterinary care, by appointment, for non-life threatening conditions that require immediate medical attention. If your pet has suffered a sudden trauma or has any life-threatening symptoms, this is considered an emergency visit. In this case, if possible, please call us at: (614) 833-0011 when you are on your way and bring your pet to the hospital immediately. If you are ever in doubt about what qualifies for urgent vs. emergency care give us a call. We are here to help!
Pet Issues That Require Urgent Veterinary Care
  • Minor bite wounds
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Dehydration
  • Itchy skin or rash
  • Wound treatment
  • Hair loss
  • Pain or limping
  • Overgrown nails
  • Changes in behavior
  • Loss of appetite or overeating
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Scooting
  • Eye issues (tearing, redness, discharge)
  • Ear infections
  • Pale gums
  • Runny nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • Worms, fleas, ticks, or mites
  • Urinary changes
  • Consuming a foreign body (toy, rawhide, etc)
Our diagnostic capabilities and equipment to handle pet emergencies are as follows:
  • Digital Radiology
  • Blood Work (CBC, chemistry, electrolytes)
  • Urinalysis
  • Ultrasound (to assess for any abdominal or thoracic free fluid)
  • Intravenous Fluid Pumps
  • Blood Pressure Monitors
  • Multi-parameter Anesthetic Monitors
  • Inpatient Critical Care and Patient Monitoring
  • Outpatient Medicine and Surgery
At Allpets at Pickerington, we pride ourselves on spending time with each client to make sure you understand your pet’s condition and the steps we recommend for the best possible care for your pet. Plus, we’re not just a Pet Urgent Care. We can also help when your pet is not under the weather. In addition to our complete medical, surgical, and emergency care facilities, we offer a wide variety of wellness and non-medical pet care services. This way you and your pet can rely on a team you already know and trust. Some of the other services we offer include:
  • Wellness Exams
  • Puppy and Kitten Exams
  • Spay and Neuter Services
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccinations
  • Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Prevention
  • Senior Pet Care
  • Dentistry
  • Boarding
  • Grooming
  • Pet Food and Pet Medications
If your pet needs urgent care, please call us at 614-833-0011 to schedule an appointment. Your pet is part of your family and at Allpets they’re part of ours too!
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Emergency Care

Allpets at Pickerington can provide your pet with emergency care during regular business hours. If your pet has suffered a sudden trauma or is having any life-threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at: (614) 833-0011
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
  • Call Ahead, If Possible – Although we can typically address most pet emergencies, there are certain situations where going directly to a 24-hour emergency hospital would be a better option for your pet.
  • Follow Instructions Provided – When you call to let us know that you are coming, we may give you instructions about how to apply first aid or make your pet more comfortable. Try to follow these instructions as closely as possible.
  • Remain Calm – Pet emergencies can be very stressful. If necessary, have a friend drive you to the hospital.
  • Just Get Here! When every second counts, the team at Allpets at Pickerington is here for you and your pet.
Pet Emergencies That Require Immediate Veterinary Care
  • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
  • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing or gagging
  • Fractured bones or severe lameness
  • Major trauma from a dog fight or being struck by a car
  • Seizures and/or staggering
  • Bleeding from the nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
  • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
  • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop
  • Heat stress or heatstroke
  • Unconsciousness
  • Paralysis
  • Injuries to the eye(s)
  • Allergic reactions
  • Distressed mother in labor/inability to deliver puppies or kittens
Our veterinary team is available for pet emergencies during regular business hours. If your pet is experiencing an emergency outside of business hours please visit one of the emergency hospitals listed below.
Hours
Monday-Friday | 8am - 6pm
Saturday | 9am-2pm
Sunday | Closed
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY
Medvet Diley Hill
Open 24/7
9695 Basil Western Rd
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
(614) 829-6444
Medvet Columbus
Open 24/7
300 E. Wilson Bridge Rd
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 846-5800
The Ohio State University
Hospital For Companion Animals
Open 8am-12am
601 Vernon L. Tharp St
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-3551
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Surgery

Our experienced veterinarians provide surgical services ranging from routine to advanced procedures including spays, neuters, mass removals, orthopedic, abdominal, reconstructive, and minor trauma surgery. Our surgical suite is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and a fully trained staff to help ensure the safety and comfort of your pet during surgical procedures. Our veterinary team takes every precaution so that your pet receives the highest-quality care.
We perform a physical exam and pre-anesthetic testing before surgery, monitor your pet during surgery and provide appropriate pain medication to keep your pet comfortable during recovery.
Anesthesia
General anesthesia is required for most surgical and dental procedures. For all animals undergoing general anesthesia, a complete physical examination is performed, appropriate blood work is drawn, and the treatment plan is discussed with the owner.
How Does The Anesthesia Process Work?
We begin most general anesthetic procedures by placing an intravenous catheter, administering a sedative to relax the patient, and then administering intravenous medication to provide complete anesthesia to place an endotracheal tube. Gas anesthesia is then initiated to prolong the anesthesia for the duration of the procedure.
How Will You Keep My Pets Safe Under Anesthesia?
Our patients are monitored closely under anesthesia. We monitor their heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, EKG, and body temperature. We work hard to make sure your pets stay safe and healthy during any procedure that requires anesthesia. If you have any questions about procedures that require anesthesia, please call us at (614)833-0011. We would be happy to address any of your concerns.
Spay and Neuter
We are committed to reducing pet overpopulation, but we are even more committed to keeping your pet strong and healthy for the duration of its life. Spaying (for female pets) or neutering (for male pets) is one of the best ways to keep your pet healthy and avoid unnecessary health problems now and later in life. We do our best to make these services an affordable preventative measure for our clients.
Neutering for Dogs & Cats
A neuter is a routine surgical procedure done to remove a male dog or cat’s testicles, thus making them sterile. Removal of the testicles also results in decreased testosterone, meaning neutering can reduce unwanted behaviors and health issues such as testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate. Neutering also greatly reduces their risk for perianal tumors and hernias.

Dogs are capable of breeding as early as six months old, while cats can begin to breed as early as four months. Unneutered pets are more likely to become aggressive, engage in fights, mount furniture and people, mark their territory indoors, and break free from your home in search of a mate.

Neutering your pet will prevent a lot of these undesirable behaviors — especially if done early enough that the behavior doesn’t have time to become a learned habit.
Spaying for Dogs & Cats
A spay is a routine, elective surgery for sterilization of female pets, meaning your pet won’t produce any litters of puppies or kittens. Additionally, spaying affects some of the hormones in your pet’s body, especially related to their reproductive cycle, so spayed pets are often calmer, and less prone to certain health risks.

When spaying is performed it means the ovaries and the uterus are removed. Removing the uterus alone wouldn’t result in the same health and behavior benefits, so the hormonal influence of the ovaries must be addressed as well.

Early spaying will eliminate heat cycles, reduce bad behavior, and protect against various health problems later in life, such as certain types of cancer or potentially fatal infections in the uterus.
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Dentistry

Dental disease is an often overlooked but easily preventable part of your pets overall health. Dental disease not only affects the teeth, but also affects other aspects of your pet’s systemic health. Routine daily brushing of your pet’s teeth with veterinary specific toothpaste and a soft bristle toothbrush is the easiest and most effective tool in preventing dental disease. We understand that brushing is not always possible for every pet and can offer other options for dental care in those situations.

Here is an example of home prevention products we carry:
  • C.E.T Enzymatic toothpaste
  • Pet Toothbrushes
  • OraVet Chews
  • Healthy Mouth Water Additive
Anesthetic dental cleanings provide the most comprehensive oral care to remove heavier tartar and treat more advanced periodontal disease and gingivitis. Sometimes, extractions are necessary which require general anesthesia for your pet’s comfort. If an anesthetic dental cleaning is recommended, we will walk you through the pre-surgical steps to make sure your pet is healthy for the procedure. Comprehensive pre-surgical screening and monitoring during the procedure make anesthetic dentistry as safe as possible for your pet.
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Internal Medicine

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Laboratory

Bloodwork and laboratory tests are essential in the diagnostic treatment of your pet. Whether through our in-house lab or in partnership with an outside lab we can perform a variety of tests including blood profiles, disease screenings, and pre- surgical bloodwork.
Through these tests we can more quickly and effectively monitor your pet’s condition, diagnose illnesses, and make referrals to specialists for more extensive concerns.
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Diagnostic Imaging

Our on-site, modern digital radiography (x-ray) unit allows us to quickly capture clear and accurate x-rays during your appointment. Digital radiographs provide much greater visibility and detail of structures than traditional film improving interpretation and diagnostic accuracy. Results are available for review by a doctor within minutes and can be sent to any referral center if needed.
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Pharmacy

For your convenience our hospital has a pharmacy enabling you to pick up your pet’s medications at the time of your visit. We maintain a well stocked inventory of the most common veterinary pharmaceuticals including both prescription and non-prescription medications and supplements making it easy and quick to get the medicine you need for your pet. The quicker your pet can begin taking their prescription, the faster they can be on the road to good health!
If you have any questions about your pet’s medication or if you need to refill your pet’s prescription, give us a call at 614-833-0011. We are always happy to help!
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