Because All Pets Deserve The Best

Gold-standard veterinary care for the pet you love.

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Puppy & Kitten Wellness

Congratulations on your new puppy or kitten! Our Puppy and Kitten Wellness Program is designed to ensure your pet is strong and healthy and will help set the foundation for your pet’s long-term health. We imagine you are excited, nervous, and maybe a little scared. Don’t worry, we are here to help! Our goal is to get your new puppy or kitten off to a great healthy start with the highest standard of care.
Puppies need a series of vaccinations given 3 to 4 weeks apart, between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. We will make sure your new puppy is protected against rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and other infectious diseases.
 
Whether your puppy was purchased from a breeder, adopted from a rescue group, or acquired from a friend or family member, puppies should get an exam within the first week of coming home with you. Please bring any medical or vaccination history you have for your new puppy with you on your first visit.  Your veterinarian will perform a complete exam and check your puppy for intestinal parasites, fleas, ear mites, and more.
 
We will also discuss housebreaking, training, grooming, feeding, heartworm prevention, and spaying or neutering. We will work with you to provide you and your family the support and tools necessary to help your puppy grow into a well-mannered, healthy dog.
 
 
Kittens need a series of vaccinations given 3 to 4 weeks apart, between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. We will make sure your new kitten is protected against rabies, panleukopenia, feline leukemia, and other infectious diseases.
 
Whether your kitten was purchased from a breeder, adopted from a rescue group, or acquired from a friend or family member, kittens should get an exam within the first week of coming home with you. Please bring any medical or vaccination history you have for your new kitten with you on your first visit.  Your veterinarian will perform a complete exam and check your kitten for intestinal parasites, fleas, ear mites, and more.
 
We will also discuss housebreaking, training, grooming, feeding, heartworm prevention, and spaying or neutering. We will work with you to provide you and your family the support and tools necessary to help your kitten grow into a well-mannered, healthy cat.
 
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Small Animal Wellness

Our wellness programs are designed to keep your pet happy and healthy. Since our pets age more quickly than we do, regular exams are important to 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 dogs and cats receive a physical examination, intestinal parasite screen and heartworm test 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/or treatments specific to your individual pet based on history, environment, breed and examination findings.
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Senior Care

It may seem like only yesterday that your pet was a playful puppy or curious kitten. Just like humans, pets need to visit their doctors more often as they get older to keep them healthy. A dog or cat 7 to 10 years of age and older qualifies as a “senior.” While some age-related diseases may not be preventable, early detection and intervention is important for successful management.
We recommend that all senior pets receive a physical examination every six months. During these exams we will perform an orthopedic evaluation, assess your pet’s body condition and make dietary and exercise recommendations specific to your pet. In addition we will carefully assess the health of your pet’s teeth and gums as dental disease can be a significant problem for senior pets.
We recommend that all senior pets receive annual blood work (CBC, chemistry profile, heartworm, and thyroid function tests), intestinal parasite screening, and urinalysis. These tests will enable us to detect changes that indicate a disease is present and may allow us to slow or stop its progression. We may recommend blood pressure monitoring or other diagnostics to help improve your pet’s health as well.
Some changes to watch for in your pet that may indicate an underlying disease include:
  • Change in appetite or weight loss/gain
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Urination or defecation in the house
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urine frequency, volume or straining
  • Difficulty rising, walking, or climbing stairs
  • Confusion, disorientation, anxiety, or changes in sleep patterns
  • Persistent cough
  • New lumps or bumps
If you notice any of these signs, please make an appointment to have your pet evaluated.
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Microchipping

Does your pet wear a collar and tag? What would happen if those were lost? Microchipping has become a popular and safe way to provide permanent identification that cannot be lost. A microchip is a small electronic chip about the size of a grain of rice placed under your pet’s skin. It is injected easily with a needle similar to a vaccination needle. Each microchip is identifiable by an individualized number registered in a pet tracking database service.
If your pet should become lost and picked up or taken to a shelter or rescue group, a hand-held scanner will be used to read the chip, and the registration service will be contacted to reunite you with your pet.
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Flea and Tick Control

Fleas and ticks are a source of annoyance and a potential health threat in every part of Ohio. While the seasons affect the activity of fleas and ticks, it is possible to find them active during most of the year. Dogs and cats that spend time outdoors are at risk of picking up fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks can also enter homes from visiting pets and on people's clothes.
If not treated, fleas and ticks can cause a variety of potential health issues for your pet, including:
  • Skin irritation and infection
  • Rashes and red inflamed skin
  • Scabs and scales
  • Anemia
  • Transmission of disease and illness to you and your pet
  • Psychological issues from constant scratching
There are many products available for the treatment and prevention of fleas and ticks. As part of your pet’s examination we will make an appropriate recommendation for your pet based on his or her age, environment and lifestyle. We stock the most commonly prescribed products in our pharmacy and offer an expanded selection through our online store.
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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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Behavioral Counseling

Our staff can help pet owners gain an understanding of their pet’s behavior so that families and pets can live together more comfortably and safely. Some of the behavioral issues we can help with include, but are not limited to: fears, phobias, aggression, separation anxiety, inappropriate elimination, compulsive behaviors and cognitive dysfunction.
At your appointment, a technician will gather information about any concerns you have with your pet’s behavior. Your veterinarian will perform a physical exam and any medical problems that may be contributing to their behavior problem will be discussed with you. Once your veterinarian has a clear picture of the problem, a diagnosis and prognosis will be discussed with you as well as safety, management and modification recommendations.
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Nutritional Counseling

Our trained staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy, and active through all stages of life. We offer nutritional counseling for dogs and cats to address obesity, weight maintenance, reproduction, performance, and growth. We can prescribe therapeutic diets to aid in the management of allergies and specific medical conditions.
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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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Digital Radiology

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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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is the preferred method for visualizing soft tissue. We routinely use ultrasound for early pregnancy detection and monitoring, tumor detection, heart function evaluation, bladder health and more. This non-invasive method of observation can also be utilized to obtain crucial biopsies, aspirations, and fluid samples from your pet. The use of ultrasound can also provide our veterinarians with the pivotal clues they need to decide whether or not your pet may need to go to surgery. If needed, we are able to send images from your pet’s ultrasound appointment to a board certified radiologist or cardiologist for further evaluation.
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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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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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Emergencies

We provide emergency care during business hours. Our hospital is staffed with highly experienced, dedicated veterinarians and veterinary care support staff. We will provide treatment and critical care for accidents, injuries, and illnesses any time our hospital is open. We are trained to manage emergencies and help our clients through stressful and potentially life-threatening situations. We will work with you to make sure you have a good understanding of your pet's illness and what steps should be taken to provide the best care options for him or her.
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