Your Wellness Healthcare Team
The best medicine for your pet is preventative medicine. Since all aspects of your pet's life affect his or her health, we are here to help you with more than vaccinations, tests for parasites, and an annual exam. The veterinarians and staff at Bradfordville Animal Hospital offer veterinary care that includes your pet's dental needs, proper exercise and training, the best diet available for your pet's age and lifestyle, and various techniques for correcting behavior problems. As a member of the health care team, your participation is essential to the long-term health of your pet.
See Also: Diagnostic, Surgical, Dental, Boarding and Grooming Services
You are often times the best judge as to when your pet is not feeling well. However, the gradual onset of disease in seemingly healthy pets often goes unnoticed. Once symptoms do appear, the condition may be difficult and costly to treat and diagnose.
A thorough Wellness Exam incorporates laboratory tests that can be helpful in diagnosing blood disorders, kidney and liver disease, diabetes, infection, cancer, thyroid disease and other hormonal problems. Many of these conditions can be prevented, controlled, or completely reversed if diagnosed early. Diagnostic testing is the most sensitive and accurate method for early detection of health problems.
Bradfordville Animal Hospital is following the most current guidelines recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.
The current recommended vaccine protocol is divided into core vaccines and optional vaccines.
Core vaccines in dogs include Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Bordetella and Rabies. Optional vaccines include Lyme, Corona and Leptospirosis.
For cats, core vaccines include Distemper, Rhinotracheitis, Calici virus and Rabies. Optional vaccines include Feline Leukemia. Your pet's lifestyle will determine if optional vaccines are needed.
Your pet ages more quickly than you do. It is important for your pet to have a comprehensive physical exam at least once yearly, ideally every 6 months if your pet is older or has a medical condition. During the physical exam our doctor will examine your pet from “head to toe” to look for any abnormalities.
An important part of the physical exam is the information you can provide regarding your pet's housing, feeding, and attitude or behavior. This information, combined with the physical exam findings, will help us make a diagnosis regarding the health of your pet.
An important part of patient comfort is TLC postoperatively.
Providing warmed blankets and heating pads, a clean and dry bed, and a good scratch behind the ears, go a long way toward lessening their discomfort and anxiety.
Pain management is a part of our pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative anesthetic and medical protocol. All surgical patients, including those undergoing routine procedures, receive pain control medication. Our goal is to make each procedure as painless as possible. With more difficult and complex surgeries, proper pain management is imperative in helping your pet recover comfortably and quickly.
The intensive care room is centrally located, adjacent to the treatment area and allows our doctors and staff to keep an eye on severely ill or recuperating patients.
Our ICU allows for ill patients to be observed directly from our treatment area.
Oxygen cages, nebulizers, and IV infusions pumps are among the equipment utilized in this area.
Our post-op / ICU ward is equipped to keep pets comfortable and safe with trained personal and electronic monitoring. Infusion pumps and heating pads are available when needed. This ward is in the general treatment section of the hospital where our licensed veterinary technicians can directly and continuously observe each patient.
We stock an extensive drug inventory. Medications can be conveniently dispensed before leaving the clinic. Some of the supplies that we offer include:
Any medications we don't have in stock are available through our online VetSource pharmacy. Your purchase from VetSource Home Delivery will be honored as if purchased in-clinic. This applies only to our online pharmacy, not to any other online or outside pharmacy.
We carry the complete line of Hills Science Diet prescription foods and Royal Canin veterinary prescription diets.
Please check with our veterinarians for information regarding your pets nutritional needs.
Specialized diets not in stock can be ordered from our Online home delivery service.
Bradfordville Animal Hospital recommends that your pet be permanently identified with the HomeAgain® microchip system, which we can administer during a regular visit.
A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath a pet's skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for the pet's entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.