Veterinary Services Tailored to Your Animal's Needs
Animal Care Clinic is independent, veterinarian-owned, and accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. We believe that there is no “one-size fits all” approach to veterinary medical care because every pet’s lifestyle and health history is unique. Our veterinarians’ highest priority is to provide your pet with the quality care they need to feel their best.
We provide puppy exams, vaccinations, and parasite control appropriate to your pet’s life stage.
A yearly physical exam is necessary to authorize refills of prescription medications your pet may be taking. A hands-on head-to-toe exam by a veterinarian is also one of the most important ways to catch minor health issues before they become major ones. Preventive care and monitoring includes oral exams, skin and ear care, diet counseling, arthritis management, screening blood work, heartworm testing, and fecal exams.
Vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, excessive thirst, urinary problems, coughing, lethargy, and changes in your pet’s activity level or general appearance may be a sign of a serious underlying medical condition. Our veterinarians will take the time to interview you about the problems you are seeing, recommend necessary diagnostic tests, and develop a treatment and monitoring plan. We also arrange referrals to specialists to ensure your pet has access to the care they need.
Fleas, ticks, worms, and even heartworm are found in our area. Prescription parasite control medications are safe, long-lasting, and very reliable. We carry both topical (spot-on) and chewable flea, tick, and heartworm medications for dogs, and topical medications for cats.
Whether you travel with your pet or use a boarding kennel, vacations and moving involve a trip to the vet. We can fill out health certificates, vaccinate for Kennel Cough, and perform Giardia tests as required by your travel plans.
If you plan to travel internationally or to Hawaii with your pet, please carefully research the pet import requirements for your destination and schedule an appointment that leaves plenty of time to complete any necessary vaccinations or blood testing.
Complementary and Alternative Pain Management
We offer acupuncture performed by Dr. Amy Pittman, chiropractic evaluation and treatment performed by our licensed veterinary chiropractic technician, Adequan® arthritis therapeutic injections, LiteCure™ veterinary cold laser therapy for arthritis and back pain, nutritional counseling, and dietary supplements to help your pet recover from injury and stay active and playful. We understand that some pets do not tolerate standard pain medications, and that a multi-modal pain control approach can provide more relief than medication alone..
Skin and ear problems can be smelly, embarrassing, and even painful. Left untreated, they can lead to permanent damage. We can evaluate your pet’s skin and ears, and treat itching, allergy, and infection. In addition to medications, rinses, and shampoos, we offer Cytopoint™ long-acting injections for itch control.
Our veterinarians perform soft-tissue surgeries, including tumor removal, biopsy, abdominal exploration, intestinal foreign object removal, amputation, bladder stone removal, facial surgeries, wound care, and wound repair. We arrange referral to specialists for orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and other advanced procedures if your pet needs them.
Safety during anesthesia or sedation is always our highest priority. As an American Animal Hospital Association-certified practice, our anesthetic protocols are in line with the latest standards for patient safety. We choose anesthetic drugs tailored to your pet’s individual medical history, provide IV fluid therapy during all procedures requiring general anesthesia, and provide continuous electronic monitoring of cardiorespiratory function throughout all anesthetic procedures.
When appropriate, we perform LiteCure™ veterinary cold laser therapy to help control post-surgical pain and accelerate healing.
Spay and Neuter Surgery
Surgical alteration is perhaps the most life-changing, and hopefully the only, surgery your pet will need. Though ovariohysterectomy and castration are routine, commonly-performed procedures, we recognize that life-threatening complications can occur just as for any other surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia. Therefore, we provide the same advanced pain control, monitoring, safety measures, and support during these procedures as for any other major surgery.