We care for your dogs and cats
We at College Street Animal Hospital uphold this motto in utmost sincerity, honesty, and in the truest sense by providing you the right knowledge, making you aware of everything needed to keep your pet healthy, and letting you know how to take appropriate precautionary measures.
Veterinarians at College Street Animal Hospital use their specialized knowledge to examine each part and organ of your pet for any unwanted growth or abnormalities. They may collect blood or stool samples for advanced examinations if needed to ensure that your pet remains healthy.
What exactly does a physical exam include? Some things you can’t see, feel, touch, or hear without special tests and equipment, but many times you can gain a lot of information about your pet through simple observation. In a physical exam, your veterinarian looks for anything abnormal. What is considered normal is a combination of what is typical for the breed and what is normal for your specific unique pet. Every pet is a little bit different, just like every human is different! Once we complete the basic physical exam, any areas of concern will be given more attention.
We understand that surgery can be a source of anxiety for you and your family. That’s why it’s important to trust the people who will be taking care of your pet. Our experienced team of doctors and staff make it their number one priority to focus on pain management and patient safety. We use the most current surgical practices to ensure your pet receives the best veterinary care. Our team will be working with you before, during, and after surgery to address any questions or concerns you may have about the surgical procedure, anesthesia, or postoperative care.
Our expert veterinarians at College Street Animal Hospital are always prepared to handle any sort of medical problem your pet suffers from, be it concerned with the heart, skin, hormones, or any other disease.
College Street Animal Hospital offers diagnostic testing and routine procedures to detect any developing internal problem in your pet and eliminate infections. Timely diagnosis helps in better treatment and also helps prevent major illnesses from developing.
We offer the latest technology as a means of providing your pet with the highest level of quality veterinary care. It is difficult to see your pet in pain or suffering and not know what’s wrong. At College Street Animal Hospital, our team is well-trained to quickly obtain the test results we need to diagnose and treat your pet’s condition.
Our staff has significant training and experience in recognizing, diagnosing, and treating animals’ skin diseases, including the ears, hair, nails, and mouth. Many veterinary skin diseases are similar to conditions in humans. Skin disease can also present as a manifestation of an underlying internal disease process. In addition to dermatology, our doctors are also trained in internal medicine, immunology, and allergy.
Your pet’s dental care is not different than your own dental care; it requires constant maintenance and oversight. Imagine if you didn’t brush your teeth for a few days, you would notice pretty quickly that something didn’t feel right. Our pets use their mouths for so much more than just eating, and gum and tooth pain can make life really hard on them. This is why we perform a dental exam during every single visit, to make sure no issues have arisen.
Signs that your pet may be experiencing dental problems include difficulty chewing or swallowing, red or bleeding gums, listlessness or disinterest in food, drooling, and failure to groom for cats. Fortunately, the disease progresses slowly, and there are actions we can take. If you should notice any of these symptoms in your pet make an appointment for dental pet services at our animal hospital as soon as possible.
Vaccines offer protection against major viral and bacterial Vaccines offer protection against major viral and bacterial diseases that cats and dogs may be exposed to. Your veterinarian will set up a vaccination program for your pet to provide protection for the diseases or conditions of concern in your area. Kittens and puppies often require an initial vaccination with follow-up booster vaccines to ensure they are well protected against diseases.
Following a proper vaccination schedule will help ensure that you are doing your part to keep your new friend healthy. College Street Animal Hospital provides many types of vaccinations for your pet, eliminating any chance for the viruses to develop. Our knowledgeable staff can provide you with information on the best vaccine schedule to follow for your pet.
We diagnose your pet using digital x-rays and provide you an expert report on it in just a matter of a few minutes. When it comes to diagnosing your pet accurately, radiology can be an extremely valuable tool in our diagnostic arsenal. There have been many digital x-ray technology advancements, and we can now manipulate the digital images that we take.
This allows us to diagnose issues that may not be seen on a traditional x-ray. They are less stressful for your pet and do not use any harmful chemicals as opposed to the traditional x-rays.
We also have the ability to bring someone in to perform an ultrasound. Pets can benefit from ultrasounds, as they are a non-invasive imaging technique that allows internal body structures to be seen. This technique can provide an accurate examination of internal organs to ensure accurate and early diagnosis.
It’s easy to keep your pet protected from parasites like fleas, ticks, and heartworm, and we’re here to help! Why is this so important to us? Fleas and ticks are not only a source of irritation to your pet, but they can also harbor disease and adversely affect your pet’s health. Heartworm is a dangerous parasite that lives in the heart of dogs and cats. Mosquitoes carry the worm from one infected animal to another. Several hundred worms can live in the heart of a dog, and infection from the parasite causes significant damage and can be fatal. Contact us to make sure your pet is protected from these harmful parasites!
Stay educated on what you’re protecting your pet from.
Fleas are small, jumping insects that live off of the blood of animals. They can carry dangerous diseases and will often cause allergic dermatitis” severe itching” in pets.
Ticks are external parasites that live off of the bodily fluids of animals. They can carry diseases from one animal to another and cause the spread of diseases such as Lyme disease and ehrlichiosis/anaplasmosis.
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.
A microchip is about the size and shape of a rice grain and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number. If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a good samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number. A toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with his or her pet!