The Services We Provide
As a primary care practice, Village Vets provides comprehensive preventive and wellness care, along with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services – all conveniently close to home:
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Veterinary acupuncture – inserting tiny needles into specific points on your pet’s body to produce a natural healing response – can be a safe and effective treatment option for certain animals, and it’s often combined with traditional “Western” therapies. Some of the conditions that may be treated with acupuncture include arthritis, feline asthma, allergic dermatitis and gastrointestinal issues.
Acupuncture is virtually painless to small animals, and it’s one of the safest medical treatments when administered by a veterinarian who’s undergone formal, advanced training in the practice. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at Village Vets.
Did you know that gum disease is the most commonly diagnosed disease in dogs and cats? And if it’s left untreated, it not only can cause bad breath and tooth decay, but more serious problems like heart disease if the bacteria gets to internal organs?
In other words, good dental health is essential for your pet’s overall health. Just like with people, it’s important to regularly remove the dental plaque and tartar that can form on your pet’s teeth, causing oral disease.
That’s why our specially trained veterinarians provide regular dental checkups and professional teeth cleaning for your pet. And when needed, we can perform oral surgery including tooth extractions.
Just like their humans, cats and dogs can get skin disorders that cause itching, rashes or sores. Allergies are the most common culprit, but skin problems also can be due to infections, parasites or autoimmune disease.
The first step toward effective treatment is accurately determining the cause of your pet’s skin problem. Our veterinarians not only are skilled in recognizing and diagnosing skin diseases, but also in treating them – so your pet can resume a symptom-free life.
When your veterinarian needs to look inside your pet’s body for clues about a medical condition, you’ll be glad to know that Village Vets has on-site, state-of-the-art digital imaging capabilities. As a result, we’re able to get answers – fast – to help make an accurate diagnosis and plan the most effective treatment for your pet.
Plus, our x-ray image storage system is accessible via computer from all Village Vets offices. So if you should move or need care at another Village Vets location, your pet’s x-rays are available at the touch of a button.
During regular office hours, we’re available to help you with any medical emergency your pet experiences. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency care, don’t hesitate to call or come in to Village Vets immediately. If possible, we suggest that you call us first so a team member can advise you on your pet’s situation, and we can be ready when you and your pet arrive.
When your pet needs urgent medical attention outside Village Vet’s regular office hours, we’ve still got you covered. [WHAT DO WE WANT TO SAY ABOUT THIS?]
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Protecting your pet from fleas and ticks is a vital part of effective preventive care, especially if your pet goes outside – or shares your home with animals that do. At Village Vets, we offer a full range of today’s most effective prescription flea and tick treatments for dogs and cats.
Importantly, one size doesn’t necessarily fit all when it comes to preventing flea- and tick-borne disease. That’s why we make treatment recommendations based on the diseases that are most prevalent in this region, and provide careful guidance on dosage and the correct way to administer these medications.
Just like people who have a primary care physician, your pet benefits from having a primary care veterinarian – a highly trained generalist who focuses on keeping your pet healthy, diagnosing and treating a wide range of medical conditions, and coordinating specialist care when more advanced treatment is needed. This is exactly what Village Vets provides.
All our veterinarians – most board-certified in Internal Medicine – have this breadth of clinical expertise, giving you and your pet close-to-home access to a high level of care.
Losing a pet can be heartbreaking. One way to increase the chances of finding a lost pet is to have it microchipped. A microchip is a tiny device – about the size of a grain of rice – that uses radiofrequency to transmit identifying information about your pet. It’s implanted just under the skin, often between the shoulder blades.
At Village Vets, we provide microchipping for a modest fee. We also provide you with all the necessary information to register with the microchip company, in case your pet is ever lost. It’s an extra level of protection in case your pet loses his collar and tags.
Just like humans, our pets can struggle to maintain a healthy weight, especially as they get older. Extra weight can cause serious health issues for pets, too – like diabetes, joint pain or even organ failure.
If your pet is overweight, Village Vets can provide guidance about reduced-calorie foods, healthy treats and an exercise regimen that’s tailored to your pet’s age, weight and breed. Our goal is to ensure that your pet has the best-possible chance for an active, healthy life with you and your family for as long as possible.
At Village Vets, we believe that every pet’s pain should be carefully managed, which is why we develop a pain management plan that’s unique to your pet’s specific needs. Whether your pet needs pain control after surgery, for chronic joint pain from arthritis, or for such conditions as cancer or spinal problems, we will ensure that your pet is as comfortable as possible.
In addition to oral and intravenous medications, pain management options can include acupuncture, physical rehabilitation therapy including therapeutic exercise, ultrasound and laser therapy.
Spaying/neutering (sterilizing) is one of the most important contributions you can make to your pet’s long-term health and well-being. By getting your pet spayed or neutered, you can help it live longer and healthier, curb bad behavior like marking and aggressiveness, save on medical care costs – and ultimately reduce the number of homeless pets who are euthanized.
At Village Vets, we offer expert spaying and neutering at a reasonable cost. Notably, dogs and cats as young can be sterilized as young as eight weeks of age.
When your pet needs routine surgery, you can turn to Village Vets with confidence. Our veterinarians are skilled and experienced in performing a range of outpatient procedures including spaying/neutering, dental surgery, broken bone repair, wound repair, and foreign body removal when a pet swallows something inedible.
Equally important, we offer today’s safest and most effective anesthesia options.
Pets need immunizations, just like people, to prevent some common illnesses, and many vaccines can be given to pets as young as six weeks old. Also, as with human vaccines, sometimes a booster shot is required to ensure they remain effective over time.
When it comes to staying on schedule with vaccinations for your pet, it’s important to follow the recommendations of a trusted veterinarian who knows your pet’s medical history and lifestyle. For example, if your pet stays indoors, its immunization needs may be different from a pet that goes outside.
As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. At Village Vets, we’re committed to empowering you to keep your pet healthy and active for as long as possible, and that requires consistent preventive care.
Preventive care involves regular wellness checkups to help us catch any problems at their earliest stages so we can provide fast, appropriate treatment. Vaccinations, physical exams, blood work, nutrition guidance, and dental checkups are part of a wellness visit. We also have special wellness packages designed for the health needs of kittens and puppies, and senior pets.