Spanish Trail Veterinary Hospital, PA

Services

Save $21

On Annual Visit

Save $21.00 on your pet's annual physical examination, vaccinations (including: DHLPPC, Bordetella, and Rabies for canines OR FVRCP, FeLV, and Rabies for felines), intestinal parasite check and heartworm check (canines only).

Offer Expires: December 31, 2014


                       

Routine Preventative Health Care Check Ups

Many pet health problems can be treated more easily if identified early. 1) For adult animals, we recommend a yearly examination and vaccinations. A thorough physical examination can reveal many health problems before they progress to serious problems. Commonly detected health concerns during routine examinations include: Heart disease, tumors, dental disease, musculoskeletal problems, and dermatology problems. In most situations, when problems are detected early, we can medically manage the patient eliminating discomfort and improving their quality of life. 2) Young animals and sometimes older pets may need to be seen more frequently. Pets under a year old are seen several times while receiving their vaccination series. Since their immune system is immature, young pets are more prone to some of the infectious diseases and intestinal parasites. Preventative health care is essential for a healthy, long life. 3) As pets reach 7 years of age they are considered seniors. They are at an increased risk of health problems due to their increasing age. For senior pets we do recommend biannual visits and yearly blood work (Senior Wellness Blood Work). This will allow us to detect problems early. Routine blood work on older pets that appear healthy identify treatable diseases in 1 out of 5 pets. By treating disease in the early stages before our pets are showing us problems, we can extend their life. Commonly identified problems from blood work include: diabetes, thyroid disease, Cushings Disease, liver disease, and kidney disease.

Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering is ultimately a personal decision. Unless a pet is to be used for breeding, we recommend spaying or neutering. This helps with population control, and studies have shown that you will probably have a healthier, more suitable animal companion. We are available to provide you with information needed to make the right decision for you and your pet. You will need to call ahead for an appointment for the surgery and we will give you information about admission, the procedure, cost and going home instructions. Pets need to be completely vaccinated prior to surgery.

 

Diagnostics

Animals have many of the same diseases as humans, and we are able to perform most of the same laboratory and other tests available in human medicine. Some common tests and procedures can be done in our in-hospital laboratory including: X-rays, EKG, Ultrasounds, CBC, urinalysis, blood chemistry, intestinal parasite test, heartworm test, and cultures. Some tests are sent to outside laboratories. Results are available within minutes or in a day depending on the test. We will share results fully with you.

Surgery

With our modern surgical facilities, we are equipped to perform all minor and most major surgeries. Gas anesthesia, including the very safe Sevoflurane used in human neonatal surgeries, is available as well as intravenous fluids and other support therapy. We monitor carefully during and after surgery using EKG, respiratory monitor, blood pressure monitor, and blood oxygen level monitor. We recommend a pre-surgical screening that includes X-rays and blood work prior to any anesthetic induction to minimize anesthesia risk. These tests enable our veterinarians to further assess each animal's general health, further evaluate their heart and lungs, and also evaluate kidney and liver function prior to anesthesia. If problems are identified, we can then make a decision with you to change our anesthesia protocol and proceed with surgery, or delay surgery while we treat identified problems.

 
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Dentistry

Preventive dental care is emphasized, and we can advise you on proper care of your pets' teeth. If necessary, we offer cleaning and extractions under safe gas anesthesia. Your pet's dental cleaning will begin with a physical examination. This is important to evaluate your pet's general health. After the physical exam, your pet is given an injection; and then a gas anesthesia is administered for a safe and painless sleep during the dental cleaning. The first part of the dental cleaning requires the removal of tartar with a dental hand scaler. Next a periodontal probe checks for pockets under the gumline where periodontal disease and bad breath starts. A mechanical scaler is used to clean above the gumline while a curette cleans and smooths the teeth under the gumline in the crevice. Your pet's teeth are polished, creating a smooth surface. The gums are washed with an antibacterial solution to help delay tartar build-up both under the gumline and on the crown of the tooth. Finally, the veterinarian may find it necessary to take one or more x-rays to evaluate your pet's oral health. Some teeth may require extraction if badly infected to prevent the spread of infection. Gas anesthesia gives you the peace of mind that your pet will be safe during the procedure and allows for a very quick recovery so your pet can go home the same day without being drowsy. The frequency of dental cleaning/polishing varies with each individual and the amount of preventive dental care provided.

X-rays and Ultrasounds

Our modern x-ray machine takes the highest quality x-rays to help our doctors diagnose internal problems of your pet. X-rays are done while you wait and our doctors review the x-rays with you in the examination room. Ultrasounds are scheduled ahead of time since in most cases pets need to be fasted (food withheld a certain amount of time) prior to the procedure for best results. Dr. Severio travels to Spanish Trail Veterinary Hospital to perform the procedure. Dr. Severio is a veterinarian specially trained in ultrasound techniques. She travels to clinics throughout the Pensacola area providing this service. Ultrasounds can be performed while you wait for your pet.

 
           
           

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

 Veterinary acupuncture is used in conjunction with modern veterinary medicine to provide pain management, relaxation, and treat a variety of other conditions. Herbal medicine is often incorporated into this treatment plan for even better management of some conditions. To see if acupuncture would be helpful for your pet, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Lorrie.  Dr. Lorrie completed her certification for acupuncture through the Chi Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine in January 2012.


Emergency and Referral Services

As with any health profession, as general practitioners we understand we cannot provide all services that your pet may require. We know when it is in the best interest of your pet to get an expert involved and we will help set up referrals to specialists when needed. The following specialist are available through the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center: critical care, surgery, cardiology, and ophthalmology.  Clients can also be referred to other specialty/referral clinics or veterinary colleges for specialist in the area of expertise for their pet's specific problem.

 

A Home Away From Home -

Luxury Pet Boarding

Our 3,000 sq ft, newly constructed pet resort is designed for your pet's ultimate comfort.  This is not your typical dog boarding kennel.  Let our highly qualified staff provide the best care available for your dog and cat.  Our staff adheres to a strict code of conduct that values honesty, reliability, and affectionate care - including plenty of hands on attention.  We are pet owners too!

Your pet has the option of our Presidential, Luxury, or Junior Suites. Our facilities provide air conditioning/heating systems with 100% fresh air return.  This state-of-the-art facility was built in 2008 meeting the stricter post Ivan/Dennis building codes for your pets' safety.  Luxury dog and cat boarding is provided in suites; instead of kennels.  Your pet can play and stay in comfort.  We also provide all breeds professional dog and cat grooming.


We welcome and encourage you to stop in for a tour.  Tours are not restricted to certain times, so feel free to stop by anytime during normal business hours. 
For more information visit:  luxurypetboarding.com

AVID FriendChip Microchip Implantation Identification

AVID FriendChip is the professional way to identify your pet, and it's proven safe and effective. It is a small microchip that is injected, just like a vaccination, under the skin of your pet where it remains safely for life. The microchip contains a one-of-a-kind identification number that distinguishes your pet as a special member of your family. Then if your lost pet is found by a shelter or another hospital they will use a scanner to detect whether or not he/she has a microchip. When a chip number is detected, AVID's 24 hour hotline at 800-336-2843 is called for your phone number, your veterinarian, or your alternate contact, and your pet comes safely home. To encourage everyone to microchip their pets, at the time your puppy or kitten is spayed or neutered, Spanish Trail Veterinary Hospital will pay the microchip registration fee for your pet. All you will be required to pay is for the microchip.

   


Spanish Trail Veterinary Hospital, PA

6801 Spanish Trail, Pensacola, FL 32504
(850) 479-1838 | FAX (850) 479-1836
 
Business Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm  *  Tuesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am -12:00 pm  &  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Closed noon - 1:00 on Wednesday for Continuing Education
Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm  *  Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  * Saturday Evening, 
Weekend, and Holiday drop off / pick up by appointment