What We Offer
Providing the best possible veterinary services to your pet
We are proud to offer a comprehensive range of services to address your pet’s specific veterinary needs.
Outpatient Exams & Drop-Off Services
A comprehensive health evaluation can uncover underlying causes for your pet’s discomfort and help us treat minor health problems before they become more significant. This evaluation will not only address your primary concerns but also include:
- Thorough physical exam
- Nutrition and weight assessment
- Discussion of any behavior issues
- Dental evaluation
Our experienced veterinarians provide many surgical services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. We take every precaution so that your pet receives the highest-quality care. Our team will perform a physical exam and pre-anesthetic testing before surgery and monitor your pet during surgery. We will also provide appropriate pain medication to keep your pet comfortable during recovery.
Our clinic requires that dogs and cats be up-to-date on vaccinations by a licensed veterinarian for boarding.
Rabies shots are required for all pets. Dogs must be current on Rabies, Flu, DHPP, and Bordetella (kennel cough vaccine).
Cats must be current on Rabies and FVRCP-C.
If your pet was vaccinated elsewhere, we require a vaccination certificate, or we must be able to call and confirm vaccinations (if given locally). If vaccinations are not up-to-date, they must be given upon admission. Pets will only be admitted and/or discharged during regular clinic hours.
We are proud to have a fully equipped, state-of-the-art in-house lDEXX Laboratory, including blood and urine machines. This enables us to diagnose diseases and treat them in real-time, without the wait. Our results are returned within 10 – 15 minutes, which means quicker diagnosis and treatment for your pet.
Our machines can measure the number of blood cells in your pet, leading to discovering issues such as anemia or infection. They can also reveal decreased organ function, electrolyte imbalances, or suspected diabetes.
When testing urine in-house, we can quickly screen for suspected urinary tract infection, check kidney and bladder health, evaluate your pet’s glucose regulation, and check their liver function.
Our in-house laboratory can tell us a lot about your pet without needing to send samples to an outside lab, meaning we can start making your pet feel better as quickly as possible.
All pets undergoing a general anesthetic are attached to a pulse oximeter and have their blood pressure taken every 5 minutes to ensure an optimal anesthetic status.
Pet Food & Supplies
We also carry regular pet shampoos, pet toys, skincare products, allergy shampoos/rinses, and prescription medication. We also have an in-house pharmacy. Learn more about what we carry here.
Pet ultrasound, or veterinary ultrasound, is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging technique that uses sound waves to create images of a pet’s internal organs, tissues, and structures. This technology emits high-frequency sound waves that bounce off the pet’s internal structures. Then a computer converts the echoes into visual images.
Pet ultrasound is commonly used to evaluate organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder, heart, and blood vessels. It is particularly useful for identifying abnormalities such as tumors, cysts, and stones and monitoring pregnancy in female pets. Examples of how your veterinarian uses pet ultrasound include:
- Confirming pregnancy (as early as 25 days gestation)
- Monitoring fetal health
- Detecting pathology or disease in geriatric patients (referred to as global ultrasound)
- As a guide for obtaining samples such as abdominal masses and sterile urine samples
- Identifying the cause of heart murmurs
The procedure is generally painless and does not require anesthesia or sedation in most cases. The pet may need to be shaved in the area being examined to ensure a clear image. During the procedure, a handheld transducer is placed on the pet’s skin and moved around to capture images from different angles.
Pet ultrasound is considered a safe and reliable diagnostic tool for veterinarians, and it can provide valuable information about a pet’s health and medical conditions. However, it’s essential to note that there may be better choices for some situations, and other imaging techniques, such as X-rays or MRI, may be necessary. Your veterinarian can help determine the best course of action for your pet’s specific needs.
Many of the diseases that affect dogs and cats can be prevented through proper pet vaccinations. Vaccinations can protect your pet from potentially deadly viral diseases like Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, and Rabies in dogs; and Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus, and Rabies in cats.
We know that no two animals are alike, which is why at Preston Animal Hospital, we take the time to develop a vaccine protocol that works for your pet and their lifestyle. During our exam of your pet, we can evaluate your pet’s risk factors for certain diseases and come up with the right vaccine plan for them. Starting your pet on the proper schedule early is one of the keys to a long and healthy life.
Pet hospitalization can be a stressful time for pet parents, and we want you to know that our team will be here every step of the way when an unexpected health event occurs. While your pet is with us, our team will call with any news or updates to your pet’s condition, so you’re fully aware of everything going on with their health.
Grooming services are provided by our experienced groomer, Angie.
Please keep in mind that grooming is by appointment only. Please call to schedule your appointment. Dogs must have their flu shot.
Our grooming services typically include a bath, styling, and simple procedures such as ear cleaning, nail trims, and anal gland expression. The advantage of grooming in an animal hospital is that we can make sure your pet is happy and comfortable during their treatment. Should Angie notice anything abnormal, our veterinarians are right there to take a look!
Your pet’s health includes having healthy functioning internal organs. These organs can become diseased or damaged due to injury or hereditary factors. Veterinary internal medicine is involved with the diagnosis and treatment of your pet’s internal organs.
An X-ray (radiograph) is a non-invasive diagnostic test that aids in diagnosing and treating medical conditions. Our team can then review these pictures for consultation and review.
At Preston Animal Hospital, we are able to screen your pet for glaucoma when suspected. Glaucoma is increased pressure in the eye when excess fluid builds up inside the eye. This can be caused by breed susceptibility (such as in cocker spaniels or Boston terriers) or damage to the eye. It can cause pain and discomfort and potentially blindness.
Just like for people, the glaucoma test is relatively quick and painless. It involves a small handheld instrument that quickly taps the eye to gather the intraocular pressure reading. We even numb your pet’s eye beforehand! So they don’t feel a thing.
Some signs you may notice in your pet are rubbing or squinting the eye, watery discharge from the eye, lethargy, obviously physical swelling or bulging of the eye, or a cloudy or bluish color in the eye. If you notice any of these symptoms, please give us a call!
We are proud that we have the most up-to-date ultrasonic scaler that allows for the safest cleaning of dental calculus without damaging the teeth and a new top-of-the-line, high-speed dental drill for efficient and safe extraction of teeth. Thanks to dental radiographs, we can often see undetected abscesses, broken teeth, resorbed roots, retained roots, and more. Learn more.