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Sandhills Veterinary Clinic believe in attaining optimal wellness for your pet. At Sandhills Veterinary Clinic, we firmly believe that preventative health care is the most important way to help your pet live a long, healthy and quality life. Early detection of disease is the key to maintaining vitality and longevity for your pet.
The veterinarians at Sandhills Veterinary Clinic believe that the basis for quality medicine begins with complete and thorough physical examinations of their patients. Whether your pet is being seen for vaccinations, a surgical procedure, or is experiencing medical problems, they will receive a thorough physical examination from our doctors. This physical examination will evaluate multiple organ systems including the eyes, ears, oral cavity, skin, abdominal organs, heart and lung systems, orthopedic, urogenital and the neurologic system. Your pet’s body weight and body condition will also be evaluated by our doctors. Nutritional recommendations may be made by our doctors to help your pet achieve ideal body condition. Examinations also give you an opportunity to present any questions you may have about your pet and their health. Annual examinations are recommended for every patient and semi-annual examinations are recommended for senior patients and patients with chronic illness.
At Sandhills Veterinary Clinic, we believe that a comprehensive vaccination protocol is essential to maintaining the health of your pet. Vaccinations stimulate your pet’s immune system to produce antibodies. These antibodies are important in defending the body against common, yet specific diseases. Without proper vaccination, your pet is not protected. Vaccinations are especially important for young puppies and kittens.
DA2PP( Distemper Combo)- This vaccination includes several viral organisms that help protect the health of your pet. Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus are viral organisms that can cause gastrointestinal, respiratory, neurologic and liver problems in an unvaccinated patient. We recommend your puppy receive this vaccine starting at 8 weeks, then every 3 weeks until 3-4 months of age. This is then repeated one year later.
Bordetella- This vaccine protects against infectious tracheobronchitis, also known as kennel cough. An unvaccinated dog may succumb to severe illness. A vaccinated dog may still acquire Bordetella, however the symptoms are much less severe and tend to be self-limiting. The veterinarians at Sandhills Veterinary Clinic recommend Bordetella vaccination for all dogs, due to the highly contagious nature of this bacteria. Dogs that attend obedience classes, doggy day care, dog park facilities, groomers on a frequent basis, or a boarding facility should have a Bordetella vaccination every 6-12 months. This vaccine can be administered intranasally, or as an injection.
Rabies- Rabies is a highly contagious and deadly disease when contracted. Vaccination is the only effective means of preventing disease in your pet. In addition, because this disease can be transmitted to humans, vaccination of your dog is required by law. Dogs must be 12 weeks of age to receive their first Rabies virus vaccine. This vaccine will need to be repeated in 1 year.
FVRCP (Distemper Combo)- This vaccination includes several viral organisms that help protect the health of your pet. Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia virus are viral organisms that can cause upper respiratory, gastrointestinal and neurologic problems in an unvaccinated cat. We recommend your kitten receive this vaccine starting at 8 weeks, then every 3 weeks until 3-4 months of age.
Rabies- Rabies is a highly contagious and deadly disease when contracted. Vaccination is the only effective means of preventing disease in your pet. In addition, because this disease can be transmitted to humans, vaccination of your cat is required by law. Cats must be 12 weeks of age to receive their first Rabies virus vaccine. This vaccine will need to be repeated in 1 year.
Feline Leukemia- Feline leukemia (FeLV) infection is a major cause of illness and death in cats. FeLV infections affect cats by interfering with their immune system’s ability to fight off infections. Everyday bacteria and viruses can cause severe disease in infected cats. Various types of cancers and blood diseases are much more common in cats infected with leukemia virus. Therefore, outdoor cats, indoor/outdoor cats, and indoor cats that have contact with outdoor cats should receive the FeLV vaccine starting at 9 weeks of age and repeated in 3 weeks. Then, it is given annually.
Did you know that 85% of the pets over 6 years of age have some form of periodontal disease? Both dogs and cats are susceptible to dental disease. Dental disease not only results in obvious bad breath, but can cause serious systemic problems in pets as well. Harmful bacteria that accumulate in your pet’s mouth can enter the bloodstream and compromise the function of vital organs such as kidneys, liver, bladder and even the heart. Good oral health care begins at home with regular brushings and an appropriate diet. Our qualified staff can show clients how to properly care for their pet’s teeth. We carry a complete line of dental care products to help your pet maintain good oral health. When necessary, we may recommend a professional dental cleaning at our hospital. This includes the removal of harmful plaque and tartar, polishing and a fluoride treatment to help prevent decay. For a complete oral exam and thorough cleaning, all pets must be anesthetized for a professional dental procedure..
Sandhills Veterinary Clinic provides puppy and kitten care packages specially designed to start the newest member of your family out right. These health care packages include examinations, vaccinations, parasite control, fecal testing, and health and behavior consultations- all for one discounted price..
Did you know that most dogs are considered a senior patient at the age of 7 and most cats will be considered senior at the age of 10? The veterinarians at Sandhills Veterinary Clinic believe early detection of diagnosis is key to optimal wellness. This is exceptionally true when it comes to senior health care. In order to provide optimal care for your senior pets, we recommend that “wellness visits” become more frequent, seeing your pet at least twice a year (every 6 months) for senior care. The doctors at Sandhills Veterinary Clinic may recommend blood work which includes a complete blood count (CBC), complete body chemistries which focus on organ function, thyroid function, and urinalysis. Together, we can help your senior pet live a longer, healthier life..
Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworm disease can also be completely preventable. The veterinarians at Sandhills Veterinary Clinic recommend dogs in this area receive year around heartworm preventative. Administration is easier than ever with once-a-month chewable tablets. The heartworm prevention recommended by the doctors at Sandhills Veterinary Clinic is also effective in treating intestinal parasites. Cats should also be treated for parasites on a regular basis..
Sandhills Veterinary Clinic can provide your pet with a safe, simple and permanent form of identification. The microchip is a device, about the size of a grain of rice, which can be implanted between the shoulder blades of your pet. This microchip device contains a unique ID code which is able to be read by a scanner. Once your pet is microchipped, their unique identification code will be registered with a national recovery database, which is available by phone 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Most veterinary hospitals, shelters, humane organizations and veterinary emergency clinics have scanners to help reunite a lost pet, that has been microchipped, with their owner..
Sandhills Veterinary Clinic is a full-service hospital for pets. We provide wellness examinations and vaccinations for healthy pets. This allows us to provide optimal wellness care for all of our patients, regardless of age. We also provide care for other common problems seen in pets of all ages. These include, but are not limited to problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, excessive itching, coughing, and sneezing. We commonly treat ear problems and dental disease in dogs and cats. Our doctors are also capable of diagnosing and treating more serious problems in pets of all ages, such as diabetes, thyroid problems, incontinence, kidney and liver problems and other problems that may require chronic care. Sandhills Veterinary Clinic is able to provide medical and nursing care for animal that require hospitalization.
Sandhills Veterinary Clinic provides soft tissue and oncologic surgical (tumor removal) services. We perform castrations (neuters), ovariohysterectomies (spays), tumor removals, amputations, exploratory surgeries of the abdomen, as well as some ocular surgeries. We also repair lacerations and treat abscesses.
We work with an experienced surgeon, Dr. Tom Neal, who commonly performs complex surgical procedures and orthopedic procedures such as cranial cruciate ligament repair, fracture repair, and intervertebral disc procedures.
We have a very close working relationship with a large group of board certified surgeons and ophthalmologists. They provide advanced expertise when needed.
Prior to surgery, your pet will receive a complete physical examination. The veterinarians recommend pre-anesthetic blood work for all pets prior to anesthesia, regardless of age. This blood work may detect potential health problems that could pose an anesthetic risk. Anesthetics are then specifically tailored to your pet. We provide continuous monitoring of your pet with pulse oximetry, which provides information about your pet’s heart rate and oxygen saturation. Dr. Bozeman and Dr. Bridge believe pain management is essential for optimal healing and recovery for your pet. We provide preemptive and post-operative pain medication for all surgical and dental procedures. Elective surgeries such as spays and neuters are performed with the same care and dedication as the more complex surgeries.
The doctors at Sandhills Veterinary Clinic will take the time to explain the surgical procedure that will be performed on your pet and ensure that you understand all your options.