Veterinary

    • IMG_0681Dental Cleaning – Dental health care is a very important part of helping our furry friends live longer and happier lives.  Routine dental cleanings not only eliminate foul smelling breath and painful chewing, but it has been shown that dental care can extend your pet’s life by approximately five years.  Our state of the art dental machine not only cleans and polishes teeth, but has a dental drill to make extractions easier and less painful. For a complete explanation on dental health, you can visit PetDental.ca
    • Dental Radiograph – Digital dental radiographs of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues allow our veterinarians to reach early and accurate diagnoses of cavities, jaw fractures, and other subgingival (under the gums) health concerns that are not visible otherwise.  We perform these radiograph with all of our dental patients.
    • Examination –The once annual check-up of your pet for animals under seven years of age and twice annual check-up for pets over the age of seven is very important.  As cats and dogs age more quickly than humans, it becomes more critical to diagnose diseases early.  For example, a simple diet change with patients that have early kidney disease can give that pet a longer quality of life than costly end-stage kidney failure treatment.
    • IMG_0687Heartworm & Flea Prevention – Fleas and heartworms are year-round problems in Georgia.  While fleas are simply irritating, heartworms can be silent killers. Monthly heartworm prevention dramatically reduces the chance of this expensive and debilitating infection.  Our clinic offers a wide variety of the best preventative medicine for whatever your pet may need.
    • Laboratory – State of the art blood analyzers help our veterinarians make quick and accurate diagnoses. Other laboratory tests include urinalysis, fecal exams, skin scrapings, fungal cultures, and much more. Many of these tests can be run in our hospital while you wait.
    • Microchip – Implanting your pet with a permanent microchip helps to find lost animals.  In custody battles, it confirms ownership. Shelters and veterinary clinics have standardized scanning devices that detect the microchip and access  your information to find your friend. Home Again will report a lost pet to all veterinarians within a 40 mile radius of where the pet was lost, and covers the medical cost of injuries sustained while on his “walk-about” if the owner reports the pet lost prior to injury.  For more information, visit HomeAgainID.com
    • Radiograph – Digital radiographs enhance the quality of the x-ray film and expose your pet to less radiation due to fewer films being taken.  Digital films can be e-mailed to specialists for review and discs can be made for owners. Our doctors use radiographs to examine things such as broken bones and internal abnormalities.
    • Referrals – Our veterinarians have a strong working relationship with the veterinary specialists in our area. Should your pet ever need the care of one of these veterinarian specialists, our doctors would be happy to refer you.
    • Surgery – Our veterinarians perform spays and neuters on dogs and cats, as well as other soft tissue surgeries, and some orthopedic procedures. Every patient is monitored with state of the art equipment, and we recommend pre-anesthetic blood work for all patients undergoing any anesthetic procedure to provide the safest surgery possible.
    • Vaccination – Vaccinations are important in guarding against some of the most contagious diseases that could be threats to your pet. Vaccinations should start between 6 and 8 weeks of age in puppies and kittens. After the initial boosters, most vaccines should be given on an annual basis on the recommendation of your veterinarian. Three year vaccination protocols are encouraged when appropriate.  While canine distemper, parvovirus, and Rabies are core vaccines, other vaccines should be tailored to your dog’s lifestyle.  Cats require feline distemper and Rabies.  We also recommend Feline Leukemia testing and vaccination for the young cats.  Our clinic follows vaccination protocols established by AAHA and American Feline Practitioner Assn. as we feel these organizations are dedicated to the health of the animals.