What kind of pets do we see?
We currently offer full veterinary services for companion AND exotic pets including, but not limited to: dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, reptiles, and small mammals (hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, etc.). If you do not see your pet listed, we encourage you to call and inquire about an appointment!
- We do NOT currently offer services for large animal pets or livestock such as horses, cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, alpacas, etc.
- Please note that we legally CANNOT offer services for wildlife (deer, wild rabbits, squirrels, etc.). If you have any questions regarding wildlife care, rehabilitation, or medical treatment, please call the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Service's information line at (800)858-1549 or visit this website for a complete list of current licensed wildlife rehabilitators.
Animal Wellness Center
Quality Care Preventative Care Professional Care Empowering Care
What services do we offer?
Quality Care* Preventative Care* Professional Care* Empowering Care
At the Animal Wellness Center you can rest assured that your pet will get vaccinated based on their level of need. Non-core vaccination protocols are based upon your pet's risk assessment to fit their individual needs instead of a one size fits all scale. We utilize recommendations set forth by the American Animal Hospital Association and American Veterinary Medical Association. We also offer recommended care such as routine dental cleanings, ear cleanings, and pedicures.
We house many advanced pieces of equipment that we utilize daily to diagnose a variety of conditions. Regardless of what ails your pet, we have the ability to perform in-house digital radiography, CBC and blood chemistry analyses, digital otoscope examinations, full spectrum urine sedimentation analysis, and microscopic evaluation of a wide variety of cells and bacteria to meet your pet's needs. In the event that your pet needs more advanced diagnostics than what we can provide, we offer overnight shipping to reputable veterinary diagnostic laboratories and/or can arrange referrals to a specialty hospital.
In-house Digital Radiography
With digital radiograph systems, images can be produced faster and at a higher quality. Digital also means your
pet will be exposed to lower doses of radiation for a shorter amount of time. In addition to providing these high
quality diagnostic images, we also have an off-site board certified Veterinary Radiologist review the films to ensure
accurate diagnosis within 24 hours.
Our modern surgical suite is equipped for a variety of surgeries, including routine spays and neuters as well as non-routine procedures such as eye enucleation, soft tissue repair and/or mass removal, mild orthopedic repair, dental surgery, and more. We uphold a high standard of quality care at our clinic, thus pre-anesthetic blood work is required of EVERY patient preparing to undergo anesthesia in order to ensure their body is healthy enough to handle the anesthetic medications; Even young seemingly-healthy patients may have an underlying organ disfunction that would have otherwise gone unnoticed and may be of concern if he/she is to undergo anesthesia and surgery.
In addition to a pre-anesthetic health screening, each surgical patient receives intravenous fluid therapy, constant monitoring of major vitals such as heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, and core body temperature, and is maintained throughout surgery on adequate levels of direct oxygen along with an inhalent anesthetic. Following surgery, patients are woken up slowly and calmly in order to minimize stress, monitored closely throughout the day, and sent home with thorough post-surgical home care instructions and pain medications (when applicable). Before leaving our clinic with your pet, one of our trained staff members will ensure that you feel knowledgeable about your pet's condition and comfortable taking care of him/her at home.
In keeping with our standards for quality veterinary care, we are proud to offer in-patient services for patients in need of continuous intravenous fluids, medication, and/or extended oxygen therapy. The Animal Wellness Center is equipped to accommodate in-patient needs. Our success stories include the treatment and release of patients suffering from canine parvovirus, heart failure, toxin ingestion, and more. In the event that your pet needs more advanced therapy than what we are equipped to provide, we can offer a referral to a number of critical care facilities.
Here at our clinic we recommend all pets have a microchip in case they become lost or stolen.
Microchips are very small ISO transponders that are inserted under the pet's skin in a manner
very similar to a vaccine. The device is small enough as to not interfere with the pet and cannot
be removed or lost like a collar. Microchips have been proven to help reunite lost or stolen pets
with their owners. When combined with other forms of identification, microchips increase the
likelihood that your pet will be found and returned to you. We offer microchip insertion as a stand
alone out-patient service and/or as an add-on service during anesthetic procedures.
***We also have a microchip scanner if you happen to find a lost pet***
Pets are just like humans and need to have their teeth professionally cleaned to maintain oral health. We offer complete dental cleanings and at home dental care kits. If your pet has bad breath, yellow plaque on their teeth and seems painful around their mouth they may need a dental cleaning. Please click here to read more in-depth on our professional cleaning.
We understand that life can be busy, which is why we offer the option to drop your pet off in the morning for his/her appointment and pick them up later in the day. This is handy if work, school, or other engagements will not allow you to come and sit with your pet during their appointment; Simply bring your pet at his/her scheduled drop-off time, discuss a recommended care plan with one of our trained assistants, and pick your pet up at his/her scheduled pick-up time (to be scheduled once services are complete).
We are one of the only clinics in the region to utilize a digital otoscope system, meaning that we can diagnose your pets' ear problems quicker and with more accuracy. Our otoscope is attached to a camera system which allows to clearly view and take photos of your pet's lower ear canal.
Not only do we offer veterinary care and service for your beloved dog and cat, but we offer services for exotics, as well! Whether your pet is furry, feathered, or scaly, our doors and hearts are open to you. Care and husbandry for exotic pets varies greatly between species, and what is considered adequate care for one may not be necessarily be an ideal environment for another. Not only can we help you provide the best day-to-day care to your exotic pet and provide you with essential information to help keep your pet as healthy as possible, but we can also perform thorough full-body examinations, diagnostic testing, and treatment options. Our patient list has included such pets as snakes, geckos, bearded dragons, water dragons, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, sugar gliders, parakeets, condors, and even a Catalina macaw!
Please note, however, that while we do have experience with exotics and can provide basic care such as examinations, diagnostics, and medications, we do recommend that you seek out an exotics specialty hospital if your exotic pet is in need of intensive care or major surgery. Please call our office to schedule an appointment for your exotic pet or for specialty hospital recommendations.
We are pet parents too, and we know how difficult it is to lose a furry family member. At our clinic, we try to do everything in our power to help ease the pain caused by the passing of a beloved pet. We are pleased to be able to offer cremation services to those seeking another option besides traditional burial. Though we do not perform cremations here in our clinic, we will hold your pet for you until his/her remains can be picked up by the crematorium. The service we use is based in London, KY and is called Loyal Friends Pet Cremation Centre. Not only to they provide an exceptional and respectful crematory service, but they also provide a variety of urns, remembrance jewelry, and other products to honor your pet's memory. Please visit Loyal Friends' website here for more information or browse their online catalog of products. If you would like to speak to someone about cremation fees, scheduling a pick-up for your pet, or any other questions, please call our office at your convenience.