At Waterfron Animal Hospital, we recommend that all of our patients receive annual examinations. This helps us to gather information about your pet’s condition and determine a baseline of health for them. We also use these examinations to help us identify underlying health conditions or developing health problems, sometimes before symptoms begin to show. For pets that have ongoing health conditions, take regular medications, or are a senior pet over the age of six, we recommend twice annual health checks.
Our complete physical exams include a full-body inspection that checks the eyes, ears, mouth, chest, abdomen, lymph nodes, and skin, including a flea check. We often perform fecal examinations at this time as well. For senior pets, we may recommend more advanced diagnostics including blood tests and urinalysis.
Spay & Neuter
Spaying and neutering all pets that are not going to be used for breeding is a very important pet care step. We recommend all puppies and kittens be spayed or neutered by 6 months of age as it helps offset a number of potential health and behavioral problems. For females, it is important to spay before the first heat cycle.
Spaying female dogs helps to minimize the possibility of mammary tumors or cancer, and it eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian conditions. It of course eliminates the threat of unwanted pregnancy, as well as the mess of a heat cycle.
Neutering male dogs helps to minimize the possibility of prostate tumors or cancer, and it eliminates the threat of testicular cancer. It can also help to encourage calmer and more docile behaviors, limit aggression, and minimize the desire to wander.
We provide custom vaccination plans at Waterfront Animal Hospital, prescribing vaccinations based on the needs and lifestyle of the individual pet. We offer the following vaccines for cats and dogs:
It is important to note that puppies and kittens must follow the same basic vaccinations schedule to establish their lifetime of preventive care.
We now use Ultra vaccines, these vaccines are half of the original dose!! This means more comfort for your pet.
The veterinarian and technicians at Waterfront Animal Hospital provide complete monitoring services during each and every surgical procedure. Our surgeries include spay and neuter, mass removals, dentals, laceration repairs and other soft tissue surgeries.
We now offer a microchiping service. Microchipping is the only unique, unalterable, tamper-proof, permanent form of identification. Microchipping your pet is no more painful than any other vaccine or injection; it's sort of like what getting a flu shot feels like to us. Microchipping can be done at any time because is does not require anesthesia and only takes seconds. Waterfront Animal Hospital does all the work for you. We place teh microchip and also register your chip for you. This microchip comes with a LIFETIME registration.
At Waterfront Animal Hospital, pet dental care is a big concern for us. Our team understands that a healthy oral condition is a precursor to overall physical health. We complete basic dental checks during our annual and biannual physical examinations, often prescribing professional cleanings as a result of our findings.
Our professional cleanings are all completed under anesthesia, using full surgical monitoring for your pet’s safety. A professional cleaning consists of anesthesia, a before and after photo of your pet’s teeth, scaling of the teeth, a final polish, and extractions if necessary.
We recommend regular at-home dental care to keep your pet’s mouth clean and healthy, and our team members can educate you on proper oral care techniques.
In House Labratory
We provide a variety of diagnostic services including:
Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids Testing
In House Pharmacy
Waterfront Animal Hospital has an in house pharmacy so we can prescribe and fill most medications your pet needs to get well all in one stop. We are also proud carriers of Heartgard, Trifexis, Nexgard, Comfortis and feline Revolution so you can protect your beloved family member from fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites and heartworms. We also carry ProHeart 6, a convient six month injectable heartworm prevention given by your veterinarian.
We also carry Royal Canin theraputic diets. We stock small bags of the diets but are able to order larger bags to meet you and your pet's needs. You may see their full line of theraputic diets be clicking on Royal Canin.
Our facility has 2 sizes of kennels to best suit your pet while they vacation here. We currently do not have large runs so we are unable to provide boarding services for large dogs. All boarders receive a complimentary bath after staying 5 nights. So come enjoy a week with us!
We do not have a groomer on site to do hair cuts but we do have the facilities to bathe and do pedicures that include a dremel. A dremel is a safe high speed nail file that allows us to remove the sharp points allowing for a softer rounded edge nail.