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In addition to preventative health services, vaccinations and annual or bi-annual exams, we also offer the following services:
Our new IDEXX in-house laboratory facilities allow for Complete Blood Counts, Serum Chemistry Profiles, Phenobarbitol levels, Renal and Hepatic Profiles, abdominal fluid testing, urinalysis and parasite testing. Our new 4DX Heartworm test include screening for 5 common tick transmitted diseases as well as mosquito driven Heartworm Disease. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Our on-site x-ray equipment allows us immediate access to high quality radiographs to aid in the diagnosis of many disorders, such as fractures, arthritis, and internal problems. Our radiographs are digitally recorded and can be burned to a CD for client viewing at home or emailed to a referral center. Digital radiographs offer the advantage of enhanced viewing allowing minute details to be seen more readily than traditional radiographs.
Dr. Blanton has done extensive training in abdominal ultrasonography and is capable of performing routine abdominal ultrasound for diagnosis of liver disease, renal disease, splenic tumors, and urinary bladder issues as well as other common abdominal problems. Interpretation by radiologists is also available via telemedicine for an additional fee. Ultrasound examinations are best done after an 8-12 hour fast and under mild anesthesia/sedation. Early morning drop-off with after noon pick-up is preferred. Please call 662-327-9414 to schedule.
Dr. Desiree Cooley is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture which is very helpful in treatment of many different inflammatory conditions such as Intervertebral Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, bladder control and much more. This service is currently available on Thursdays and Fridays only. Appointments are required. 662-327-9414.
We strive to provide the safest available anesthetics to our patients. Each protocol is tailored specifically to your pets’ needs, which is especially important in geriatric and high risk patients. We now offer pediatric spays and neuters using cutting edge anesthetics. Our anesthetic protocols begin with pre-surgical blood work to assist us in developing a custom anesthetic protocol. Our facility is equipped with a brand new anesthesia machine and brand new monitoring equipment to track heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen level, body temperature, EKG, and blood pressure during surgery and recovery.
Our surgical facility provides for the performance of a wide range of procedures, including (but not limited to) neuters, spays and other abdominal surgeries, ear trims, tail docking, declaws, limb amputation, some types of fracture repair, bladder stone removal, and wound management. We also work with Magnolia Veterinary Surgery to perform uncommon or specialized surgical procedures as necessary. Magnolia Veterinary Surgery comes to us, so all of your surgical needs can be met in house!
Dental health is extremely important for maintaining your four-legged family member's health and longevity. An important part of dental health is a good oral examination and inspection of each tooth, which is best done under anesthesia. Our ultrasonic dentistry is performed under general anesthesia, which involves cleaning and polishing all teeth, fluoride treatment, oral inspection, and tooth extractions if necessary. Our new dental unit is equipped with an ultrasonic scaler, dental drill, high speed handpiece for polishing and much more. This is an outpatient procedure and requires minimal hospital stay.
We maintain a large inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick preventatives and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also offer an online pharmacy which provides convenient ordering and home delivery; please click on the "Home Delivery" icon on the left side of our home page to access this option.
In the U.S., only 22% of lost pets ever find their way home. Microchipping is a simple procedure that can reunite you with your pet in the unfortunate event that you become separated. We offer the PetFinder chip by Datamars, which has no registration fees. Every 6 months, PetFinder data is updated with the US Postal Service, so that if you have forwarded your mail, your information will be updated in the PetFinder system. These microchips are also approved for international travel (they are ISO compatible).
If you are moving internationally, or just traveling abroad with your pets, we are happy to assist you in gathering the appropriate information, performing any necessary testing, vaccinations, or treatments and provide you with an International Health Certificate. Please plan well in advance as some countries require testing and vaccinations to be completed at least 6 months prior to arrival!
We supply Hills Science and Prescription Diet to provide for your pet’s specific dietary needs. From weight loss to disease management to health maintenance, we can select the diet that is best for your pet. Is your pet a little portly of late? If so, we have a weight loss program that includes calculating an ideal weight for your pet as well as a detailed feeding plan to get them back on track!
We will help you adjust to your older pets changing needs through wellness testing, education on how to care for an older pet, and addressing cognitive dysfunction and medical issues that can affect behavior. Blood work profiles are recommended to address issues in aging pets. We offer Senior Profiles at a discounted rate - call us today for a check up for your senior pet! Cats over 7 years old and Dogs over 6 years old .are considered senior pets.)
If needed, we will provide referral to a Veterinary Specialist. Veterinary Specialty Centers can provide specified care for certian disorders including: oncology, behavior, orthopedic medicine, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, radiology, etc. We work closely with several specialists in the area and are able to continue your follow up care here at Animal Clinic of Columbus.
Although we are not a primary boarding facility, we do have limited boarding space available. We are glad to take care of your pet when you are not able. Our veterinarian does a brief examination on all boarders to ensure that no obvious health issues are being overlooked. These exams should not take the place of your regularly scheduled annual or bi-annual exams. Boarding pets are required to be current on all vaccinations and free of external parasites. Dogs must be up to date on DA2PP, Rabies, and Kennel Cough (Bordatella); Cats are required to be up to date on FVRCP and Rabies vaccines. If your pet has external parasites upon arrival at our facility, they will be treated at your expense. Boarding reservations are highly recommended as space is limited.
If you don’t have time to bring your pet in during your busy work day, call for a drop off appointment. You can have your pet in our office as early as 7:30 a.m. on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. on Saturday (limited drop off availability on Saturdays).
If you have an animal medical emergency outside of our regular operating hours, please call our clinic at 662-327-9414 and press 1 to be transferred to the doctor on call. We are available 24 hours a day.