The typical Pet Hospital is very similar to a hospital for humans. Animals are taken there when something is seriously wrong. It is a place they have never been to before at a time that is painful, scary, and stressful. An accident, a severe illness, or emergency surgery are the most common reasons to go there. Humans have higher reasoning skills that make the journey, and events taking place, a little bit easier to process. That often reduces the anxiety and fear to a more manageable level. Animals do not have that luxury.
A Pet Hospital that is part of an ordinary veterinarian practice provides a different kind of atmosphere, and can be less stressful for animals and their owners. The set-up can also provide more efficient care just because the vet knows the animal under normal circumstances. That makes it easier to access the situation and provide effective care quicker. A baseline file is available, and any recent laboratory tests can be used to compare against results in the emergency situation. It takes a lot of the guesswork out of treating the animal.
Costs tend to be less expensive as well since the practice and facility have other avenues of sustaining itself and meeting expenses. Regular appointments, grooming services, vaccinations, dentistry services, laboratory testing, and complete care plans that are developed for each animal help to keep the practice and building open and operating. Serious illnesses can sometimes be avoided by a care plan that addresses all the needs of the animal. Pet owners are educated and provided with a plan for wellness that takes into consideration diet, nutrition, exercise, vaccinations, dental health, hygiene, and genetics. Diagnostic testing is also helpful in providing early treatment for some illnesses or conditions.
Other services include boarding of pets recovering from surgery or accidents. Pets have to have updated shot records, and only include cats, ferrets, birds, dogs, rabbits, and rodents. The practice itself is open for all types of pets, including exotic pets and small “pocket pets”. Those interested in making an appointment for their pet, learning about all services provided, or meeting the staff can go to for complete information.