Wellness Preventative Medicine Programs

Preventive medicine and early detection of illnesses are the best methods to ensure that your best friend lives a long and healthy life. This philosophy begins at your pet's first visit, and continues through their senior years. Click Here to fill out our new client form before you visit.

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We implement modern vaccinations protocols, which include targeted vaccination based on age, lifestyle, and annual risk assessment. Vaccinations are a very important part of preventive medicine and have saved many lives. The life threatening parvovirus enteritis is one of the most common conditions seen at emergency hospitals, yet can easily be prevented with the appropriate vaccination protocol. That is why we understand every pet is unique and strive to implement a vaccination program that fits your pet's individual needs.

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Puppy & Kitten Recommendations

The initial puppy and kitten series of vaccinations are a vital part of keeping your pet healthy throughout this vulnerable stage of their life. We generally recommend beginning your puppy vaccination program between 6 to 8 weeks of age, with boosters every 3 to 4 weeks until he or she is 14 o 16 weeks of age. Kitten vaccinations are recommended to begin at 8 weeks of age. Controlling internal & external parasites through fecal tests, Deworming and implementing heartworm and flea preventives are also vital to your new pet's health. For your kitten or puppies health, it is also best to avoid contact with potentially non-vaccinated pets such as parks, pet stores, and even your neighborhood until 3 weeks after their final vaccination in the series.

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Young to Middle Age Wellness Program

In general, pets age 7 years on average for each 1 human year. Therefore, illness can set in quickly, and the earlier diagnosis occurs, the better the chance a problem can be treated. 

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Senior Wellness Program

As your pet enters their golden years, medical problems due to aging may not be apparent at first. Such conditions can vary from painful arthritis and thyroid conditions, to early stage tumors. 

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Unless you plan to breed your pet, we generally recommend having them spayed/neutered in a timely manner. This can help avoid problems such as mammary cancer, uterine infections, unwanted pregnancy, prostate enlargement, aggression, and roaming. If you plan to breed your pet, please visit our Reproductive page to learn more about how we can help make this a safe and positive process. We promote responsible breeding practices, and want to make sure that the mother dog/cat as well as her puppies/kittens receives the best of care. Click here to fill out our Anesthesia/Surgery consent form before coming in for your pet's procedure.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Andy Murphie has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Please visit our Surgery page to learn more about the orthopedic services that we provide as well as our surgical referral program. Click here to fill out our Anesthesia/Surgery consent form before coming in for your pet's procedure.