Spring Forest Animal Hospital can provide a wide range of services to keep your family pets healthy and happy.
Comprehensive Medical Examinations
Comprehensive medical examinations allow us to get to know you pet better, and compile a complete picture of his or her ongoing health. They’re the best way to detect and prevent health problems. We recommend that your pet have a routine physical examination every 6 months.
A comprehensive medical examination includes:
- Health consultation from our veterinarian
- Hands-on exam including palpitation of your pet’s abdomen to check for abnormalities, including enlarged organs, masses or painful areas and to detect problems with the stomach, intestines, kidneys, liver and other organs
- Examination of your pet’s legs and feet and the condition of your pet’s joints, muscles, lymph nodes and nose
- Yearly vaccinations
- Routine wellness care
*Note: Additional testing may be recommended to diagnose or verify a health problem if Dr. Gore finds any abnormalities during your pet’s examination. Our on-site laboratory facility enables us to perform a wide range of diagnostic testing, including serum chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, fecal exams, and thyroid testing.
Routine visits are important for:
- Puppies and kittens to ensure proper growth, receive vaccinations, and check for parasites and abnormalities
- Adult pets to ensure health, receive vaccinations, and detect any problems that may occur with age
- Older pets to prevent or manage the onset of many age-related chronic diseases; a complete examination of all of your pet’s body systems and laboratory testing are also key components of the senior exam
- All new pets of any age to assess their current health status, to treat any health issues, and to update any vaccinations as needed
Routine and Advanced Surgical Procedures
Our surgery suite is equipped to perform both routine and advanced surgical procedures in a sterile environment that is safe for your pet. Surgical procedures are performed routinely using sterile technique and patient-specific anesthesia. Each patient is evaluated by Dr. Gore prior to surgery and an individual anesthetic and pain management plan is chosen. Choices are made based on the species, breed, age and physical condition of the animal. The well-equipped surgery area is cleaned and disinfected between patients.
Routine surgeries include but are not limited to:
Advanced surgical procedures include but are not limited to:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Cosmetic Surgery
We provide the safest of anesthetics.
For a consultation regarding pet surgery or hospitalization, please contact our office. We will try to answer any questions that you may have.
Preventative dental care (including teeth brushing and teeth cleaning) is extremely important in animals. Approximately 72 % of an animal’s health problems are caused by bacteria build-up on their teeth. We provide complete dental care services for pets, including teeth cleaning, polishing, teeth extractions, x-rays, and oral surgery. We recommend regular examinations and annual dental cleanings under general anesthesia for all adult dogs and cats.
Pet owners also play an important role in their animals’ oral health. Regular teeth brushing at home coupled with regular dental check-ups can help your pet live a longer, healthier life.
A high-quality diet will provide your pet with the correct balance of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed for optimum health. We will help you map out a complete nutritional plan for your pet. For those who require specialty diets for specific health concerns, we carry a full line of Hill’s Science Diet Prescription foods as well as specialty diets from Iams, Purina, and Royal Canin.
Save This Life Microchipping
The Save This Life Microchip is a tiny computer chip that contains an identification number that is unique to your pet (no two pets will ever have the same number). The chip is encapsulated within a biocompatible material and injected under the skin of your pet using a hypodermic needle. In the event that your pet gets lost, a radio signal is transmitted through a variety of microchip readers to read the identification number through the skin of your pet. Save This Life Microchip is safe for both dogs and cats alike. The injection only creates slight discomfort and therefore, sedation is not necessary when injecting your pet with a Save This Life Microchip.
We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, heartworm preventatives, and flea and tick control products.
We have on site x-ray equipment available to assist in the diagnostic process as well as access to mobile ultrasound services.
It isn’t always easy to be there for your pet’s appointment, therefore, we offer a morning drop-off service at 7:30a.m., Monday-Friday. Drop-off service can be used for animals receiving their comprehensive wellness exam and vaccinations, as well as any medical procedures or treatments that he or she may need at the time. Our hospital staff will communicate with you throughout the day to confirm the diagnostic procedures and treatment plans needed for your pet.