Examination of your pet is recommended annually until 8-10 years of age, after which semi-annual visits are recommended.
Current annual exams are required for all services, including; vaccinations, beak, wing, and nail trims, anal gland expressions, etc.
Because of their short life spans, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, mice, chinchillas, need to be examined every 6 months.
Puppies and kittens should receive a series of immunizations starting at 6-8 weeks of age, followed by boosters. Pets kept mainly indoors need vaccinations also, and may even be more susceptible to infectious diseases, due to the lack of natural immunity.
Dogs are vaccinated for canine distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, parainfluenza, rabies, and bordetella. The rattlesnake vaccine is highly recommended if you go hiking with your pet.
The rabies vaccine is required by Los Angeles County for all dogs Immunization for Kennel Cough (Bordetella) is recommended if your dog is exposed to other dogs (boarded at a kennel, taken for walks where other dogs frequent, go to the dog park, and/or go to the groomer).
Cats are vaccinated for feline distemper (panleukopenia), rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, feline leukemia, and rabies.
Birds in the parrot family should be tested & vaccinated for polyoma virus before boarding at any facility or being exposed to out of household birds.
Booster immunizations are needed to ensure continuation of protective immunity. The frequency depends on the vaccine and type of pet.
Dogs (DHPP): 8 weeks / 12 weeks / 16 weeks / 1 year / every 3 years thereafter
Dogs (Bordetella): 8 weeks / 12 weeks / yearly thereafter
Dog (Rabies): 4 months / 1 year / every 3 years thereafter
Dog (Rattlesnake): 4 months or older / in 4 weeks / yearly thereafter preferably in the spring
Cat (FVRCP): 8 weeks / 12 weeks / 1 year / every 3 years thereafter
Cat Leukemia (FeLV): 8weeks / 12 weeks / yearly thereafter
Cat (Rabies): 8 weeks / 12 weeks / yearly thereafter
Ferret (Distemper)* 8 weeks / 12 weeks / yearly thereafter
Ferret (Rabies)*: 8 weeks / 12 weeks / 16 weeks / yearly thereafter
* must remain under observation in our office for 50 minutes
Parasite Treatment & Prevention
- Deworming – perform at each pediatric visit and then monthly until 6 months of age.
- Flea and Tick Control – Year round prevention.
- Heartworm Prevention – every month, year round plus annual testing required.
We recommend you purchase flea control medication only from veterinarians to ensure product quality control and to be sure you are using the product most suitable for your pet.
Every day pets are lost. How many “lost pet” signs have you seen? Tragically, millions of pets never make it back home. They are euthanized only because they are not identified! Now you can join with thousands of responsible pet owners that have identified their pets. We recommend the Datamars Microfinder.
- Each microchip contains an individual, pre-programmed code that is permanent, unique, and cannot be altered.
- The microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted into a pet using a single-use syringe.
- The microchip is unbreakable, does not require a battery, and is engineered to last a pet’s lifetime.
- A ResQ microchip can be read by any ISO-compliant scanning device worldwide.
Learn more about the importance of good pet dental care , and how bacteria in the mouth can cause serious health problems for pets. Without good dental care, most dogs and cats will show signs of oral disease by age three, which puts them at risk for other diseases. For more information on current dental care information, please click here.
We recently updated our dental x-ray equipment to digital, which provides clearer, enhanced images and shorter wait times.
Neuter / Spay Services (Not just for dogs and cats)
When being conscientious about pet overpopulation, don’t forget to spay or neuter your pet rabbit. Rabbits reproduce faster than dogs or cats and often end up in shelters where they must be euthanized. Spaying or neutering rabbits can reduce hormone-driven behavior such as lunging, mounting, spraying and boxing. Spaying females can prevent ovarian, mammary and uterine cancers, which is very prevalent in mature females.
The doctor may recommend a geriatric workup for your older pet, which could include a CBC, blood chemistry profile, thyroid hormone level, urinalysis, chest x-ray, EKG and complete physical examination. Pre-surgical examinations along with an EKG and blood profile are routinely performed on any older pet prior to surgery or dentistry.
Radiology is an important diagnostic aid in a veterinary practice. Our modern, digital x-ray machine and automatic processor provide us with accurate and speedy results which help in the diagnosis of diseases and trauma.
Our laboratory provides important diagnostic information in treating illnesses in pets. We determine whether your pet is in shape or not. Chemistry panels, complete blood counts (CBC), urinalysis, fecal examinations, Feline Leukemia/FIV tests, heartworm test, and parvovirus test are just some of the procedures performed. Some of our lab work is performed on the premises for immediate results, while most are sent to a state of the art reference laboratory.
Our surgical suite is state-of-the-art with the newest and safest anesthetic machines, circulating heating blankets, and a positive pressure ventilation system. All anesthetized animals are monitored with a cardiac/respiratory monitor and a dedicated technician to ensure a safe and speedy procedure and recovery.
Payment is required at the time the service is provided. For scheduled non-emergency surgeries, we require a $100 deposit to secure your surgery appointment time. We accept cash, Care Credit, MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, and American Express. Sorry, no checks please.