Proper dental care is an essential part of keeping your pet healthy and can help prevent a variety of serious health conditions. 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have periodontal disease before the age of three according to the American Veterinary Dental Society, but if caught and addressed early this medical condition is easy to treat.
At University Small Animal Clinic, we recommend you bring your pet in for an oral exam at least once a year. Annual dental exams will help us monitor your pets’ teeth and detect periodontal disease before it becomes painful for your pet or spreads and causes issues with your pets’ heart, liver, kidneys or nervous system. Common signs of periodontal disease include:
The best time to prevent periodontal disease is before you see symptoms. Schedule an appointment to discuss your pet’s dental health and how you can help at home.
The experts at University Small Animal Clinic are here to offer safe, personalized boarding for your pet while you’re away! Your pet will not only be monitored by veterinary professionals during their stay, they will be exercised several times a day, given a cozy area of their own to relax and receive lots of individual attention!
We understand it can be stressful for a pet to be away from their home and their parent, so we go above and beyond to make them comfortable during their stay and stick to their routine as much as possible. Next time you’re going out of town, look no further than University Small Animal Clinic for your pet’s needs!
Does your pet need a bath, nail trim, ear cleaning or anal gland expression? Our highly trained team offers grooming services for dogs and cats. We take the frustration out of giving your pet a bath, so you no longer have to worry about getting your pet in the tub or keeping them still during their bath. Our basic grooming services also include medicated baths for sensitive, itchy skin, nail trimming, ear cleaning and anal gland expressions. Whatever your pet needs, we’ve got you covered.
*Grooming offerings do not include shaving.
If your pet is demonstrating symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain or swelling or loss of appetite we may recommend an endoscopy. The purpose of an endoscopy procedure is to explore the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon in order to diagnose gastrointestinal disease. If an abnormality is detected during the procedure, a biopsy sample may be collected for further analysis. If your pet is demonstrating these symptoms, call us to discuss your options.
We maintain a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pet’s prescription needs quickly and conveniently!
Microchipping your pet is a painless and easy way to increase the likelihood of being reunited with your pet if they were to become lost. Tagged collars are always recommended, however, microchips are an additional layer of protection if your pets collar happens to fall off. Each microchip is the size of a grain of rice and once registered transmits the contact information of owners to a handheld scanner. Most veterinary hospitals and shelters have a handheld scanner that they will use when a lost pet is brought in. If your pet is microchipped and registered, they will then be able to reach out to you and safely return your pet.
Vaccinations and parasite preventives are extremely important for your pet as they prevent many common diseases and disorders from developing. At University Small Animal Clinic, we will work with you to develop a personalized preventive care schedule for your pet.
Vaccinations are important throughout your pet’s life, but especially during their first year of life. Puppies and kittens need vaccinations during their first year to protect them against serious diseases. Boosters are required for these core vaccines every 1-3 years depending on your pet’s schedule.
Parasite prevention is an easy way to protect your pet from fleas, ticks, ear mites, heartworm and so much more. Failing to administer parasite preventative could result in serious illness and discomfort for your pet. Parasites can be both external and internal, so it is extremely important you bring your pet in for annual wellness exams to address those that are not visible.
At University Small Animal Clinic, our veterinarians will be your partner in your new pet’s healthcare. It is extremely important that you schedule your puppy or kittens first vet visit between 6 and 8 weeks of age. During their first visit we will:
Keep your pet healthy and happy longer with routine wellness exams. When your pet enters their senior phase of life, it is extremely important to maintain your healthcare routine. The earlier we detect an illness or disease, the earlier we can treat it and the more effective treatment is. At University Small Animal Clinic, we highly recommend two wellness exams and lab tests for senior pets. During these exams we will assess your pet for many common age-related diseases, such as:
At University Small Animal Clinic, our veterinarians and highly trained team use the safest methods, state of the art equipment and anesthesia to keep your pet as comfortable as possible. We offer a variety of surgical services including spay and neuter, soft tissue, orthopedic and more. We know surgery can be stressful for both clients and patients which is why we only recommend it when it is necessary and discuss every step with you.
Prevention is key to your pet’s healthcare no matter what their size, breed or age. Routine wellness exams are extremely important to maintain your pet’s wellbeing and detect any medical issues before they progress. During your annual exam we will not only thoroughly examine your pet from head to tail, but we’ll make sure they are up to date on vaccinations and parasite prevention. During your pet’s wellness exam, we will assess:
If any areas of concern are identified during your pet’s exam, we will develop a treatment plan together. Routine bloodwork and fecal testing are highly recommended for us to detect internal parasites or underlying issues that we cannot detect during a physical exam. Call us to schedule your pet’s wellness exam today!
At University Small Animal Clinic, we believe medical imaging is a very important part of veterinary medicine. It is a non-invasive way to better understand what is occurring in a pet’s body so that we can properly diagnose and appropriately treat the issue. In some cases, medical imaging can detect conditions and situations that may otherwise have gone undetected for months or years.