At Oakview Animal Hospital, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.
Small Animal Medicine
Illness can affect pets of any age, and can cause both the pet, and the owners, to become stressed. We understand the value of quickly determining the problem and instituting the appropriate treatment plan.
Small Animal Surgery
We can perform many of these treatments and procedures on-site and, when necessary, can make recommendations for referral to veterinary specialists in the area. Of course, our veterinarians will always discuss the alternative options to surgery such as possible medical management of your pet’s condition.
Your pet’s oral health is something that is all too often overlooked, when it is truly one of the most important parts of their overall well being. Tartar buildup can lead to disease of the gums and roots of the teeth.
Geriatric Pet Care
As our pets age, they are at risk for developing many medical conditions that can sometimes go overlooked until the pet begins to show severe symptoms, which can leave us with fewer options for treatment.
The veterinarians at our clinics follow the most recent vaccination guidelines from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). For new puppies and kittens, vaccinations are performed every 3-4 weeks beginning at 6-8 weeks old for puppies and 8-9 weeks old for kittens.
Pet Wellness Examinations
Your pet’s annual physical examination is the one of most important ways that we can keep pets living longer, happier, healthier lives. This is the time to address concerns that you may have about changes in your pet’s behavior or any other difference you may have noticed.
Our clinic offers ON-SITE blood work when urgent test results are needed. Fecal Testing and urinalyses can be run on-site or sent out as part of wellness screening panels. Other laboratory tests that are commonly used to diagnose skin and ear infections can be run on-site including microscopic ear-cytology and ear mite checks, skin scraping, and fungal cultures .
There is much more too controlling parasites in our pets than just simple “deworming”. It is thought that 30% to 50% of dogs and cats carry gastrointestinal (GI) parasites Gastrointestinal (GI) parasites and that 1 to 3 million people in the U.S. have infections from the same parasites carried by pets.
We understand that many pet owners have concerns about procedures involving sedation or anesthesia Our veterinarians will always discuss why the use of sedatives or general anesthesia is recommended for your pet’s procedure.
Dietary Counseling & Weight Control
Obesity is a leading cause of shortened life spans for our pets due to the many secondary medical problems that excess body fat can cause. We will help you find the right food and the right fitness program to meet your time and budget.
Dog & Cat Microchipping
Sadly, millions of pets get lost each year, and without an ID, 90% don’t return home. The veterinarians at our clinics recommend having your pet microchipped to increase the chances that you and your pet will be reunited in the event that they are lost.
Puppy & Kitten Visits
Congratulations on your new puppy or kitten! Whether this is your first pet or another new addition to the family, puppies and kittens require a variety of things to get them started off right. Our veterinarians and staff will coach you through each step of the process from socialization and potty training to obedience and proper diet (and everything in between!).
Our doctors are trained to perform and evaluate radiographs, saving time in diagnosing and treating your pet. When needed, we can send our radiographs to a radiologist for review or refer our patients to the veterinary specialists for further studies.
Pocket Pets & Exotic Species
We are pleased to offer veterinary care for “pocket pets” such as ferrets, rabbits, and rodents; including guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, rats, and mice. We also offer limited veterinary services for avian and reptile species.
Health Certificates (OCVI)
Florida law requires that any pet for sale in Florida or any pet traveling outside the state needs to have a health certificate, or (OCVI) Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. We have been accredited by the USDA after completion of the required training course and are licensed in the state of Florida to complete these official documents.