We know your pets are your family. Wellness exams help our veterinarians check for abnormalities in your pet. There is generally a better outcome for pets and more affordable treatment for owners when we catch problems early.
We are big on preventative medicine so that your pet can live the longest, healthiest life possible!
We offer microchips with lifetime registration for your pet. This permanent I.D. gives lost pets the best chance of coming home. One in three pets will become lost at some point in their lives. Microchipping increases the likelihood of a pet returning home by offering secure, reliable, permanent I.D.
Does your pet have bad breath? Part of our wellness exams include an evaluation of your pet's oral health. If your pet needs a professional cleaning, we offer a full range of dental services.
All of our dental procedures are performed under full anesthesia so that your pet can stay calm and safe. We perform full mouth dental X-rays before cleaning or extracting any teeth to make sure we look at every tooth root.
We stock a wide range of veterinary drugs right here in our hospital. If your pet needs medication, chances are we have it or can order it in within 1-2 days.
To keep your pet protected against the creepy and crawly, we carry flea, tick, intestinal worms, and heartworm preventatives. We have pet food and nutritional supplements such as vitamins, probiotics and prebiotics, joint supplements, and much more. We can also special order just about anything your pet needs.
Our animal hospital offers numerous surgical options related to all stages of your pet's life. Spays, neuters, lump removals, bladder stone removal, and foreign body removal are a few of the procedures performed in hospital. We screen our patients carefully for their safety and choose anesthetics specifically tailored to your pet.
Emergencies are an unfortunate part of life. We take steps to keep our pets safe but sometimes accidents still happen. It's best to know exactly what you would do in case of an emergency long before an actual emergency happens.
Emergencies during regular hours: We handle emergencies at our hospital if it is during regular business hours. Please call ahead. By calling ahead we will be able to advise you on the best options for transporting your pet, and our team will be able to make preparations for your arrival based on the emergency your pet is experiencing.
Emergencies outside of regular business hours: Please call and select the appropriate line to be directed to someone who can help.
Acupuncture may be defined as the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to produce a healing response. Each acupuncture point has specific actions when stimulated.
Acupuncture is used all around the world, either along or in conjunction with Western medicine, to treat a wide variety of conditions in every species of animal. Clinical research has been conducted showing positive results in the treatment of both animals and humans, and the use of acupuncture is increasing. Acupuncture will not cure every condition, but it can work very well when it is indicated.
Palliative Care & Euthanasia
As much as we all love puppies and kittens, giving our furry family members a dignified and meaningful end to their time with us is just as important.
Every family's way of saying good bye to their beloved pet is unique and we try to honour that in every way we can. Euthanasia is never easy but having a clear understanding of the process and the options available can help ease some anxiety. Please ask us about he ways we can help your pet stay comfortable until it is time to say good-bye.
Every pet has different needs when it comes to their vaccinations. There are several core vaccinations we recommend for dogs and cats. The veterinarian will help you come up with a tailored vaccination plan that best fits your pet.
Do you have a new puppy or kitten? We would love to see them and get all the snuggles! We also want to help you make sure they are fully vaccinated and protected. This is usually done over 2-3 appointments, depending on their age and previous vaccination history. During these appointments we can also provide an estimate for getting your pet spayed or neutered when the time comes.
Regular deworming (internal) and external parasite control is an important part of your pet’s care.
The most common external parasites that you might see on your pet include ticks, lice, and fleas. These parasites can transmit infections and diseases like Lyme disease to your pet through a bite.
Internal parasites can also cause severe illnesses in pets but we often don’t think of them as much because they’re not as obvious as external parasites. If a pet is infected they will pass microscopic eggs and the healthy adult worm will live happily inside your pet without you knowing.
Many of these parasites are also zoonotic, meaning that they can be passed to people from your pet (most commonly children or the elderly). Routine deworming is essential to help you, your 2-legged loved ones, and your pet stay healthy. Depending on the lifestyle of you and your family, we can create a customized prevention program for your pet.
Our onsite laboratory allows us to offer accurate and fast results which help diagnose and treat your pet as quickly as possible.
We are able to run a variety of tests in our lab including blood chemistries, blood counts, parasite screening, urinalysis, and much more.
Southport Animal Hospital offers digital x-ray for dental and full body assessment. Digital x-rays are faster, safer, easier to share and provide a better picture than traditional film x-rays.
We also have an ultrasound machine on hand to help diagnose and assist in the treatment of a wide variety of illnesses and conditions.
Ultrasound lets us look at the inside of organs and enables our doctor to diagnose and treat some problems sooner than an x-ray or performing surgery. We can also use ultrasound to check for puppies and kittens!