There are many reasons to spay or neuter your pet in addition to preventing pregnancy. Spaying your female dog or cat helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which can be malignant or cancerous. It is recommended to spay your pet around 6 months old before her first heat cycle for the best protection from these diseases. Similarly, neutering your male dog or cat prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems. We also recommend that you plan to neuter around 6 months of age.
Radiography (X-rays), blood work, urinalysis, ultrasonography, echocardiography, endoscopy, and blood pressure monitoring are all tests performed in our hospital to diagnose a variety of diseases in our patients. We have access to additional testing of all types through our outside laboratories. We are also able to test your pet for food or environmental allergies.
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Sick and Injury Examinations
Adult Dog and Cat Examinations
Annual physical examinations are highly recommended to ensure the health of your pet. After a full body exam and vaccinations, the doctor will discuss the overall health of your pet, dental health, flea and parasite control, weight management, behavioral counseling, and any of your questions or concerns.
Services Timberlake Veterinary Hospital in Virginia Beach
Puppy and Kitten Examinations
When your pet is not feeling well or has an injury, veterinary care and treatment is needed as soon as possible. In most cases, we can schedule an appointment the same day so your pet can be seen and treated by the doctor. Any sudden changes in your pet's eating, drinking, urination, bowel movements, weight, or energy can be signs of an illness or disease. If you notice any of these changes, call us so we can discuss what is best for your pet.
The health and well-being of your pet is important to us at Timberlake Veterinary Hospital. We highly recommend annual wellness exams, vaccines, and preventative treatments to protect and keep your pet healthy. Routine examinations will help identify and treat health problems or diagnose diseases early when still treatable, which will give your pet a high quality life and long life span.
X-rays and Diagnostic Testing
We can microchip your dog or cat during any visit. We use microchips from HomeAgain and can help you register the microchip after it is implanted. Microchipping does not hurt your pet, does not require surgery, and does not wear out over the years. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blade. If your pet were ever to get away from you, any veterinary clinic, animal shelter, or rescue can scan your pet with a microchip reader in order to reunite you with your pet. We highly recommend microchipping your pet.
We have an extensive in-house pharmacy as well as an online pharmacy called VetSource. We can fill prescriptions during your visit, you can call ahead to pick up when you are short on time, or you can order online to have the medications delivered directly to you. We also carry Hill's Science Diet Prescription Dog and Cat Food that provides your pet with the needed nutritional health for each stage of life or dietary requirement to help with issues such as weight management, urinary health, or digestive health.
It is important for your new puppy or kitten to receive a wellness exam and vaccinations early because their immune systems are susceptible to bacteria and viruses. We can also discuss training techniques, what food is best for your pet's breed, and address any behavioral issues.
Dr. Bundy performs soft tissue surgeries in our hospital's surgical suite. She is very experienced and will discuss the details of the procedure with you beforehand and meet with you afterwards to discuss the success of the procedure. We also perform dental cleanings and tooth extractions in our specialized treatment area. Most surgeries and procedures require general anesthesia and your pet is always under the watchful attendance of one of our licensed veterinary technicians while the doctor is performing the surgery.