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In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world class service and a state of the art veterinary facility.
Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body and tail, and all his assorted cavities. Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go along with a tooth and gum brushing, an periodic cleaning by your veterinarian may be in order. Like you, your pet can lose his teeth due to decay and neglect. It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary, not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change vets, it's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.
Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your dog undergoes. Try to find a vet with whom both you and your dog feel comfortable. Try to have it convenient, choose a clinic with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning. Because of the general risks inherent in anesthesia, especially for very old, very young or very ill dogs, your veterinarian will likely suggest a few tests, including blood work and an electrocardiogram, before your pet is anesthetized. During the procedure he might need IV fluids; antibiotics may be necessary before and/or after.
In some circumstances, Dr. Frantz or Dr. Riedel may refer you to a specialist. These are veterinarians who have completed advanced studies in disciplines such as internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, oncology, and critical care. We have close working relationships with numerous referral facilities, and can help to arrange care if your dog must undergo procedures requiring especially sophisticated equipment, precise knowledge or experience.