Wellness Exams & Preventive Care
Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.
Avian, Exotic & Small Mammal
Our clinic provides veterinary care to many exotic animals including small mammals, reptiles, and birds.
In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs.
Digital Radiography (X-Ray) Services
Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. As we continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients. Our on-site digital radiography equipment provides quality radiographs to aid in the diagnosis of many disorders.
The benefits of digital radiography are:
- Immediate results
- Image quality is superior and a more detailed evaluation of joints, bones or soft tissue can reveal important abnormalities that could be missed with traditional x-rays
- Inadequate images can be re-taken immediately
- Images are digitally stored for medical records and easy sending to specialists
- Increased efficiency reduces radiation exposure to staff and pets
For additional information on digital radiography please visit:
Inland Empire Veterinary Imaging
Our in-house laboratory equipment provides for serum chemistry, hematology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Puppy & Kitten Wellness
- Your puppy or kitten visit will include a full 'nose-to-tail' physical examination. We will look for any signs of illness and make sure that your new pet is in good health.
- Do you have questions about nutrition, training, vaccines, grooming, parasite control, or overall health? What about tips for introducing your new pet to your other pets?
- All puppies and kittens at LHVC that join our program get free nail trims for the first year of their life and a 15% discount on spays/neuters.
We are excited to offer laser therapy. Laser therapy provides treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet’s response. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
Applications for laser therapy include:
- Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
- General pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness)
- Post-surgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws, and other surgeries)
- Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
- Dental procedures
- Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, and lesions)
- Ear infections
Pets today can live longer, healthier lives than ever before, in part because of vaccines that help protect them from deadly infectious diseases. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common. Unfortunately, many infectious diseases still pose a significant threat to dogs and cats that are unvaccinated. Although vaccine programs have been highly successful and vaccines are considered routine today, we (as caregivers) and you (as pet parents) cannot afford to become complacent about keeping pets up-to-date on their vaccinations. Vaccinations are a critically important part of your pet's healthcare. Pets, especially those that go outdoors, are at risk for exposure to infectious diseases.
When considering options for purchasing medication, pet owners have many choices, including online pharmacies and mail-order catalogs. But where can you truly get the best value for your money? Who can offer you the most reliable and personalized service? Who has the most complete medical information on your pets, and the ability to anticipate drug interactions or other problems that can result from inappropriately administering medication? Before you purchase your next prescription or medication refill, ask us about our fully stocked pharmacy. We also offer an online pharmacy for convenient home delivery.
Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, digital dental X-rays, tooth extractions and oral surgery.
Individualized Parasite Prevention
There was a time when parasites like fleas, ticks, and roundworms were considered mostly a nuisance. Now, however, we know that parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. Veterinary examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet’s health. We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation.
Did you know that your pets nutritional needs change with age and activity level? Did you know that specially formulated diets can assist in the management of various medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease? Do you know how many calories your pet should have each day and whether you are over- or underfeeding? Are you comfortable reading and interpreting pet food labels? Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, our nutritional experts can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health.
We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling, separation anxiety and aggression. this specific exam requires a lot of information to be gathered. When you call to schedule an appointment our technician will follow up with a behavior questionnaire to be filled out prior to your appointment.
Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don’t wear collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet’s safe return. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely.
If you have an emergency during regular business hours please bring your pet right in and they will be treated on an emergency basis. If you have an emergency after hours please call the Pet Emergency Clinic at 509.326.6670.