S e r v i c e s

- Preventative Care (Wellness): Prevention of disease is the crux of any good medical plan, and it is our focus as well. We strive to keep your pet healthy throughout all life stages with a combination of thorough, routine physical exams, screening blood and urine tests as indicated, spay and neuter packages, appropriate vaccinations, heartworm, flea and tick prevention, and internal parasite monitoring and treatment as necessary.
Click here to view our Puppy and Kitten Wellness Plan

- Internal Medicine: We will help unwell pets through any disease they face, whether it pertains to their eyes, skin, heart, lungs, endocrine system, gastroinstinal system, etc. We offer high quality in-house diagnostic equipment so much of your pet's testing can be done while you wait.

- Surgery: We are equipped to perform most soft tissue surgeries. All patients will be carefully prepared and monitored during their anesthesia; blood tests will be run in advance of any procedures to ensure that the pet is healthy enough to undergo it. During the procedure, patients are carefully monitored for heart rate, blood pressure, oxygenation and body temperature. Patients are cared for intensively after their procedure to ensure they recover smoothly and painlessly. We also are able to bring an excellent, board-certified veterinary surgeon in for more complicated soft tissue or orthopedic surgeries.

- Dentistry: Dental care is of utmost importance to a long, healthy life; dental disease is a common problem in pets of all ages. During each physical exam, your pets mouth will be examined for signs of periodontal disease. When problems arise, we will recommend regular deep cleanings to keep your pet's mouth healthy and prevent the need for the extractions. We are equipped to clean teeth above and below the gumline; polish and seal them to inhibit the development of more tartar; and perform extractions when necessary.

We also emphasize the need for at-home care, and will teach you how to brush your pet's teeth at home (it IS possible!). We offer diets specialized to reduce the build-up of plaque and tartar, and CET products to improve breath and overall oral health.

- Nutritional counseling: The MOST important thing you can do for your pet over his lifetime is feed him a quality diet. Just think how healhty you'd be if you spent a year eating nothing but Ding Dongs! Eating a well-balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight is so important to good health and longevity. There are excellent options for helping a pet lose weight, and we can advise you on diet recommendations and exercise and enrichment options.

- Behavioral counseling: Your pet's behavior is the one of the most important factors in the relationship you have with him, and the relationship he has with the world; for that reason, it is one of our biggest concerns. Behavioral counseling will be integrated into all routine exams, from babyhood to senior status. We are also available for consultations regarding specific behavior problems and concerns.

- Socialization and training classes: Click here to learn more about our puppy socialization and training classes.

- Emergency services: After-hours emergency services are available to established clients. When Dr. Hill is in the office we are happy to see new or established clients. Please call us at any time your pet seems to be experiencing a medical emergency. If it is during normal business hours, you are welcome to come right in - call ahead if you have a chance so that we can be prepared. After hours, we make every effort to be available and will return messages within minutes. If for some reason we are not able to return your call, if we are out of town and are not able to tend to the emergency, or if the emergency seems to be beyond the scope of our practice, we will refer you to the 24-hour emergency service at Iowa State University Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center in Ames (1600 South 16th Street) - please call them at (515) 294-4900.



Our mission is simple: to enrich the lives of our clients and their pets.

AFTER HOURS POLICY

In case of emergency, please call the office phone, or call the Iowa State University Veterinary Medical Center at (515) 294-4900. At this time we are only able to provide emergency services for established clients.