Our Services

ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION/SURGICAL IMPLANTS

At Countryside Veterinary Small Animal Clinic, LLC. we have been doing surgical implants for over 20 years. After extensive study and talking with veterinarians and breeders, Dr. hood began doing surgical inseminations. This took our conception rate to around 90 percent. We have found this to be very successful for dogs that are known to have conception difficulties or have anatomical barriers. Insemination directly into the uterus has increased litter size and relieved client frustration. 

Surgical insemination also gives us an opportunity to observe uterine and ovarian health at the breeding time, while giving the owners of bitches with histories of reproductive failure or problems the answer they are looking for. Surgical insemination also can be more advantageous when using a male with a lower sperm count. 

Methods of timing the cycle of a bitch such as the color of discharge, swelling of the vulva, and flagging were the traditional sign that was watched for as to when to breed. These are not very reliable. Vaginal cytology (smears) are used as a rough gage as to when to start progesterone testing to determine ovulation timing. 

In order to know when the prime breeding time for you bitches we will do progesterone tests. The number of tests varies from bitch to bitch and breed to breed. When the specific progesterone level is detected we will determine when the best time to breed your bitch. 

Fresh, chilled, or frozen semen can be used to breed your bitch. This will also play into when the best time to breed is. While we believe that surgical implants give you the best possible chance of puppies, we also do vaginal insemination. 

BOARDING

Are you planning a vacation? Need to go out of town on business? Can't take your pet along, let us care for your pet. There is no need to worry about whether your pet is being well cared for. We provide boarding in our safe, clean, and comfortable environment. 

Our professional and friendly staff takes great care of our pet guests. We will make every effort to ensure that your pet is safe, happy, and healthy during his or her stay with us. We will treat your pet with compassion and care, as well as individualized Tender Love and Care.

We welcome your questions about our boarding facilities and policies and are eager to discuss how we can make your pet's stay as happy as possible while alleviating any stress that you may be feeling.


DENTAL CARE

Dental care is one of the most important things that you as a pet owner can do for your pet. Dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. Despite what many pet owners may believe, "dog breath" is not just a nuisance - it is a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath causes bacteria and bacteria leads to plaque and tartar build up on your pet's teeth. Let us examine your pet's teeth and gums to help determine if there are dental issues you should know about. 

Some dental problems can be managed through at home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. 



FULLY STOCKED PHARMACY

We maintain a large inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications, including flea, tick and heartworm preventive products. You can rely on us whether your pet requires medication for a chronic medical condition needs short-term medication while recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery. When you purchase medication from our pharmacy, you can rest assured that your pet's medication was obtained from safe, reliable sources and stored under optimal conditions. We feel that we are the best equipped to know what is best for your animal because we know your pet and the medications they are on. our trained staff will fill your prescriptions with care as well as attention to detail. We are also here if you experience any problems with your medication after you return home. Help is only a phone call away!

MICROCHIPPING

Does your pet need a form of identification that is reliable, can't get lost, damaged, or stolen? A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely. A microchip is the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is placed under the skin between the shoulder blades. Microchipping only takes a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your name, address, and contact information. There is a registration form for you to complete, this will put your pet and all its information in a database to help return him/her safely. 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. A toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner will be contacted and reunited with his/her pet. 

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING

From the first day, you bring a new pet home through the final days of its life nutrition is one of the key components in your pets overall health and well-being. Did you know that your pets nutritional needs change with age and activity level? Did you know that specifically 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 our pet should have each day and whether you are over or underfeeding? Are you comfortable reading or interpreting pet food labels?

Our nutritional counseling services can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health. We offer to counsel in dietary selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages, such as growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the "golden years." If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet's needs. Let us help you achieve and maintain optimal nutrition for your pet. 

PUPPY AND KITTEN CARE

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! One of the first things you should do when you bring your new pet home is to introduce him or her to us, your veterinary team. This will allow your puppy or kitten to get off on the right foot. 

Your puppy or kitten will get a full physical exam. We will be looking for any signs of illness and make sure that your pet is in good health. We will answer any questions regarding nutrition, training, vaccinations, parasite protection, and overall health, and introducing your new pet to existing pets. 

RADIOLOGY

Radiology is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. Radiography (x-ray) can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions such as kidney, heart or liver disease can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of organs can be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography. Radiography can also be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions. It is safe, painless, and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Radiography because of the low dose is safe for all ages of pets. 

SENIOR CARE

The best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets. We understand this process and can help you help your pet. As your pet ages, medical conditions change as well as medication dosing. Routine blood work, as well as other testing, are important for senior pets because the test allows us to evaluate how your pet health is either responding to current management strategies or changing with age. As in humans, some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed. We want to give you all the information we can to help you make knowledgeable decisions for your pet.

SURGERY

We are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients, from routine surgical procedures, such as spay and neutering, to more complex surgeries. our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care. 

When your pet is ready to go home, will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise for your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period call us. We look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet's surgical needs. 

ULTRASOUND

We are pleased to offer ultrasound services as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients. Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. it does not use radiation but instead uses high-frequency sound waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet's body. Ultrasound is completely non-invasive, and a painless way to evaluate many common diseases. The machine is connected to a small problem that is held gently against your pet's skin. The probe sends painless ultrasound waves that bounce off of structures (organs) in your pet's body and return to the ultrasound machine, which uses them to generate images that are viewable on a screen. 

VACCINATIONS

Let us help develop a vaccination schedule and ongoing booster routine that accounts for your pet's lifestyle overall health, the risk for exposure to infectious disease, and other factors. Our doctor and staff members are well-educated about veterinary vaccines, and our goal is to give you the best advice for keeping your pet healthy. Many vaccines are available for use in dogs and cat, but not every pet needs every available vaccine. Some vaccines are considered core vaccines and should be administered to all pets, whereas other vaccines are optional and may be recommended for pets based on a variety of factors, such as their risk for exposure to disease. Vaccines also change throughout a pet's life, as travel habits and other variable change. These will all be considered when we determine which vaccines your pet should get. 

Vaccine programs have been highly successful and vaccines are considered routine today, we as your veterinary team, and you as pet owners cannot become complacent about keeping pets up to date on their vaccines. 

WELLNESS EXAMS

Wellness examinations help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet's physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet personally.

Whether your pet is a youngster, or a "senior citizen", or any age in between, a complete examination will help us identify medical problems and other issues that can affect your pets health and quality of life. 

Wellness examination includes evaluation of your pet's major organ systems. We will ask questions about your pet's behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities. We can also ask about routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations due. This is a good time for us to note any weight loss or subtle changes that may or may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress. 

A wellness exam is also your chance to have us address any questions or concerns that you may have about your pet. We strive to help you understand your pet's health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pets health care.