Veterinary Health Care
Will microchipping hurt my pet?
Not any more than a regular vaccine injection. The chip is inserted at the back of the pet’s neck, where the skin is loose. Microchipping is a safe and effective…
After I have my pet microchipped, is there anything else I need to do?
Once your pet has been microchipped we will register that chip number with the manufacturer. You pet’s microchip should continue to function over your pet’s lifetime without any maintenance. However,…
Why does my pet need dental care?
Dental health is just as important for dogs and cats as it is for people. Bacteria and food debris accumulate around the teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to…
Can’t I just give my dog/cat a Tylenol or Advil to help with pain, rather than paying for more costly veterinary pain medication?
Never give your pet medication intended for people unless your veterinarian has prescribed it. Most over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), can have serious, potentially…
Why should I bring my pet in for regular veterinary visits when he/she is healthy?
Just as we visit our Doctors on an annual basis to maintain our good health, so should our pets visit their Veterinarian. When you consider the cost of prevention versus…
Does my pet have to get a rabies vaccination?
Many areas have laws that require dogs and cats (and sometime ferrets) to be vaccinated against rabies. These laws help protect both pets and people from this deadly disease. Except…
How hard is it to get into a veterinary program?
Getting into veterinary school is extremely competitive. Most veterinary programs have a limited number of positions to fill, not all students who apply get in. Those who hope to become…
What education does a veterinarian need?
Most veterinary degrees require at least six years of study at the university level, including a minimum of two years of pre-veterinary education and four years in a veterinary medicine…
What is a veterinarian?
Put simply, a veterinarian is a doctor who studies animal health; prevents, diagnoses, and treats diseases and health issues in animals; and helps protect the welfare of animals and people….
I’ve found a clinic that’s offering prices well below what other clinics are charging for veterinary care. Is this a good option if I don’t have much money to spend on my pet?
Just like human doctors, veterinarians are expected to meet minimum standards of care (as overseen by veterinary regulatory authorities). Thus, the quality of care your pet receives should not change…