Services Provided

Boarding/Bathing (For Dogs and Cats)
Anniston Veterinary Clinic offers boarding for dogs and cats. We are able to administer medication and have a doctor readily available if anything should happen. We have cages and runs depending on the size of your pet. Cats and dogs are separated and all cages are thoroughly cleaned twice daily. Dogs are taken outside to our courtyard where we have runs available for your pet to burn off some energy. We look forward to caring for your pets during your vacation.

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All pets are required to be current on vaccinations and be flea free.  You can either show proof of vaccines upon check in or we can administer vaccines here.  If your pet is found to have fleas, we will have to administer a flea treatment at a cost.

Vaccinations Required for boarding:
Cats: Rabies, FELV, and FVRCP
Dogs: Rabies, Bordetella, and DHPP or DHLPP

We do not allow Sunday check-in/check-out.

Dentistry: prophylaxis scaling and polishing, extractions. Prevention of the most common oral disease in pets (and in people!) consists of frequent removal of the dental plaque and tartar that forms on teeth that are not kept clean. 
Good oral health is an important part of good general health for your pet.

Signs of oral and dental diseases in dogs and cats:
– Bad breath.
– Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar.
– Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area.
– Drooling or dropping food from the mouth.
– Bleeding from the mouth.
– Loss of appetite or loss of weight
If you think your pet think you pet is exhibiting any of these signs schedule an appointment with us today.

 

Diagnostic Laboratory: If your pet requires diagnostic testing, our laboratory allows us to thoroughly evaluate his or her health in times of emergency and illness, or during a preventive wellness exam. Our advanced diagnostic equipment allows us to receive your pet’s test results quickly so that we can provide fast, comprehensive treatment for your dog or cat.

 

Our on-site veterinary laboratory features diagnostic testing for the following:

 

  • CBC (Complete Blood Counts)
  • Blood chemistry panels
  • Urinalysis
  • Fecal testing for intestinal parasites
  • FELV/FIV and Heartworm testing
  • Electrolyte evaluation
  • Cytology of skin and ear samples

 

Should your pet require any specialized testing we have a relationship with an excellent independent laboratory that is capable of performing these tests.

Digital Radiography: Digital radiology is an advanced diagnostic imaging tool used to examine your pet’s organs as well as the cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. This is a non-invasive procedure that allows our veterinarians to get an in-depth look at the conditions affecting your pet. Our digital radiology suite enables us to locate foreign objects, diagnose fractures and joint abnormalities, and screen for abnormalities in the internal organs.
There are a number of benefits with digital radiology compared to traditional film radiology. Digital x-rays produce a much higher image quality compared to a film x-ray, and the digital technology gives us nearly instant access to your pet’s results. This enables us to diagnose and treat your pet faster, so your pet can return home as quickly as possible. Radiation exposure to your pet is minimized digital radiology requires far less radiation compared to film x-rays. Digital radiology is also friendly for the environment because there are no chemicals to contaminate water systems.

Emergency:

Wellness Exams and Care:
CANINE/FELINE WELLNESS CARE

 

We believe that providing preventive medicine is the best way to keep your pet healthy for years to come. Regular preventive exams will establish a baseline of health, and allows us to detect medical problems early on. During your pet’s wellness exam, we can screen for underlying conditions such as heart murmurs, periodontal disease, abdominal masses, or hormonal imbalances. Our veterinarians will also discuss your pet’s lifestyle and address any questions or concerns you may have about his or her health.

 

At Anniston Veterinary Clinic, we take client education very seriously. Your pet’s annual or biannual wellness exam is a perfect opportunity to update you on the most current protocols and advancements in veterinary medicine.

 

Surgery: spay/neuter, soft tissue, some orthopedic.
Our Surgical Procedures

 

Our animal clinic provides the following surgical procedures for small animals:

 

General Surgery: General (or soft tissue) surgery is associated with the skin and organs. Soft tissue surgery includes tumor removal, cystotomy, intestinal foreign body removal, splenectomy, spay/neuter, and more.

 

Dental Surgery: We perform advanced tooth extractions and oral tumor removal.

 

Emergency Surgery: Typical emergency surgeries we perform are wound and laceration repair, foreign object removal, splenectomy, and gastric volvulus and dilation correction.

 

 

Pet Euthanasia:
HUMANE PET EUTHANASIA

 

All of us at Anniston Veterinary Clinic understand how important your pets are to you and your family – they’re furry family to us, too. If your pet has experienced a recent trauma or is suffering a long term illness, we are here to help you sort through the various medical options best suited for your family and your pet, or if the most compassionate decision is to provide your companion with a peaceful and dignified end of life.

Knowing when – or if – it is the correct time for euthanasia is one of the most difficult decisions facing a pet owner. The decision to euthanize your pet is an act of love, friendship, and selflessness – a gift you give to your loyal companion if they are suffering.  We are here to answer all your questions, discuss quality of life issues and offer guidance so you can make the most educated decision on what is right for your pet – and your entire family.

If you decide it is time to say goodbye to your beloved pet, we will provide detailed information about the process of euthanasia so you will understand the process and will be prepared, and then we will lovingly ensure that your pet’s final journey is gentle, peaceful, and compassionate.

You and members of your family may choose to be present during the euthanasia. After your pet has passed away, you may stay with your pet for as long as you choose; if you decide not to be present during the euthanasia, please be assured we will respect and support your decision and treat your pet as we would our own loved family member.

All of the after-care arrangements will be handled by us in accordance with your wishes, in regards to burial or cremation. It is important to us to walk the final journey with you and your pet and we will be there for you in every way possible.

 

Pet Microchipping: Our veterinarians highly recommend microchip implantation for all animals. These safe and inexpensive chips dramatically increase the chances of being reunited in the event your pet is lost. At Anniston Veterinary Clinic, we can microchip your dog or cat during their annual exam or another convenient time for you.
What is a Microchip?

 

A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radiowaves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip transmits the identification number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen. The microchip itself is also called a transponder.
A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice, and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is safe for your pet. Each microchip ID is unique and carries vital contact information such as your name and address. Once a microchip is implanted, your pet’s information will be registered in a national pet recovery database. Animal hospitals and shelters can then search for your pet if they are ever lost.

 

Many microchip manufacturers also have support services that are available 24/7 and will actively search for pets as soon as they are reported missing. For more information microchipping and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the AVMA website. The Pet Microchip Lookup website is another great tool for locating owners of lost pets using your pet’s unique microchip ID. If you have any additional questions about microchipping your pet, please call us today to speak with a staff member.