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Your pet’s health is important to us.

Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available. The veterinarians and staff at our clinic are ready to provide your pet with cutting-edge veterinary medical care. From wellness exams and vaccines to advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures, your dog or cat will receive high-quality care at our hospital.

 

Pavlov’s Dog & Cat Hospital offers full services, including:

Wellness Care

We recommend annual wellness exams to keep our patients feeling their best! During a wellness exam, we will discuss your pet’s medical history and all current concerns. Our doctors will conduct a full-body, head-to-tail exam to get to know your pet and their needs. We will be able to answer all of your questions, address your concerns, and create a wellness plan tailored specifically to your dog or cat.

Vaccinations

While dogs and cats have some of the same vaccinations like rabies and distemper, they also have different vaccination needs based on the diseases that can affect their species. Our veterinarians will work with you to set up a comprehensive, personalized vaccination schedule to protect your pet.

Parasite Prevention

Parasites and the diseases they carry can all be prevented with proper medication and maintenance.

Fleas are small, jumping insects that live off of the blood of animals. They can carry dangerous diseases and will often cause allergic dermatitis, or severe itching, in pets.

Ticks are external parasites that live off of the bodily fluids of animals. They can carry diseases from one animal to another and are the main cause of the spread of diseases such as Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis/anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Heartworm is a parasite that can live in the heart of dogs and cats. Mosquitoes carry the worm from one infected animal to another. Several hundred worms can live in the heart of a dog and infection from the parasite causes significant damage and can be fatal.

Microchipping

According to PetFinder, over 10 million pets go missing every year, and one in three pets will go missing at some point in their life. A tiny microchip is placed under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. The microchip has an identification number on it, which can be read by a scanner. A veterinarian’s office or animal shelter can scan the chip to find out who owns the animal.

Internal Medicine

We work with your pet’s internal body systems, whether the illness is sudden or chronic due to infection, cancer, degenerative, inflammatory, immune, or trauma. We emphasize minimally-invasive techniques, and our advanced diagnostic procedures give us the power to effectively diagnose and treat your pet.

Thanks to advances in modern veterinary medicine, we have numerous ways to diagnose and treat internal organ problems in pets. We also have equipment that enables us to examine and view an animal’s internal organs in a non-invasive way. Our diagnostic tools and procedures, along with state-of-the-art laboratory techniques, make it possible to monitor and diagnose what is happening medically inside your pet without having to resort to exploratory surgery.

Digital Radiology

Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. A radiograph (sometimes called an X-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernible from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones. Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography. Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of the body’s organs. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions—such as kidney, heart, or liver disease—can alter the size of these organs.

Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet. Our radiology service is staffed by caring, skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.

Grooming

Our experienced and professional groomers help provide for the beauty, health, and welfare of your cherished pets. We take great pleasure in seeing our clients beam with delight as they leave with their pets looking fresh, clean, comfortable, and stylish. However, we are equally pleased to know that we are helping to add to the quality and longevity of that special relationship.

The caring staff at Pavlov’s grooms dogs and cats. We can perform any unique style requested, as long as the pet’s coat, personal demeanor, and medical condition are favorable to the request.

  • Grooming is available Monday through Friday by appointment only.
  • Pets must be current on rabies and exam.
  • All cats will be sedated for grooming.
  • If pets are being sedated, they must be current on an exam. If the pet is not current, an exam will be performed at appointment time.
Surgery

We take immense pride in our highly skilled ability to perform veterinary surgeries when your pet needs it most. Our experienced team of doctors and staff make it their number one priority to focus on pain management and patient safety and employing the most current surgical practices to ensure your pet receives the best veterinary care around.

Our team will be working with you before, during, and after surgery to address any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure, anesthesia, or postoperative care. We will make sure you are equipped with all the knowledge you need in order to make sure your pet makes a full recovery.

When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully. Help is only a phone call away.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment that is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours, depending on the condition and your pet’s response. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.

How does it work?

Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about three to eight minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.

Applications for laser therapy include:

  • Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
  • General pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness)
  • Post-surgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws, and other surgeries)
  • Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, and infections)
  • Dental procedures
  • Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, and lesions)
  • Ear infections
Dental Cleaning

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. Don’t let your pets become part of this statistic!

Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath; loose, broken, or missing teeth; yellow or brown teeth; red, inflamed, or bleeding gums; difficulty or pain when chewing; pawing at the mouth; and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help.

Boarding

At Pavlov’s, we want to make sure your pet feels as comfortable as possible. Dogs get walked three times a day. They get fed and are provided with water. Pet owners are welcome to bring ideas from home. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any items left in our care, such as leashes, blankets, toys, pillows, bones, etc. All pets admitted for boarding will be administered a mandatory Capstar to make sure they are flea-free upon entry.

We have found through experience that it is most beneficial for your pet to receive a bath/groom prior to returning home. All pets boarding two nights or more will receive a $5.00 discount on bath/groom services during their stay requested by the owner.

Requirements

Please call ahead for availability.

Canine vaccines requirements:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper: DHLPPC
  • Bordetella
  • K-9 Influenza: CIVN8/N2

Feline vaccines requirements:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper: FVRCPC

If the pet is on a special diet food, make sure to bring it in, along with any medications the pet may be on.

Please fill out our Boarding Admission Form before your visit.