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North Powers Animal Hospital is a full service small animal hospital. We offer preventive and medical care for all life stages, including vaccinations, surgery, and dentistry. Our staff strives to treat every pet as if they were our own. We want to go through all the stages of your pet's life with you – from puppy/kitten to mature and geriatric pets.
Our facility is equipped with the latest equipment and technology in order to provide the highest standard of care. With love and care from you, along with our services, we hope to ensure your pet maintains a healthy lifestyle.
Services we offer include, but are not limited to:
Each pet is as individual as their owner. Therefore, their individual needs may vary. Our staff will recommend methods of maintaining a healthy pet through preventive therapies. We believe in being proactive rather than reactive when it comes to your pet’s health.
A comprehensive yearly exam will help to monitor the health of your pet, particularly as he/she ages. These exams also play a large part in early detection of conditions where early treatment provides the best options for your pet. We think of this annual exam as a preventive "physical" for your pet. Vaccines, fecal testing, heartworm/tick disease testing, and feline leukemia/FIV testing are usually done at this time. We also recommend a strategic deworming with this visit. The teeth and gums of each pet are also checked with recommendations for scheduling dental cleanings if needed. Skin, ears, eyes, and orthopedic issues are addressed as well. These annual exams ensure the best opportunity for a long and healthy life.
Annual vaccinations are given by Dr. Welfare and Dr. Carlson. These are usually done with the wellness exam. We will discuss recommended vaccines with each client. For new pets/clients, we recommend bringing your pet’s most current vaccine information to the appointment. Vaccine reminders are mailed out around a month prior to their due date to allow the owner time to fit an appointment into their busy schedules.
We provide a variety of routine dental services for your pet, including cleaning, polishing, and fluoride treatments. We also can help with those non-routine services involving extractions, bonded sealants, and treating pockets around the teeth. The dental health of each pet will be graded by our doctors at each exam to determine his/her dental cleaning needs. Our team tries to educate every pet owner in proper preventive dental care as well. Our team can also discuss the many dental hygiene products that are available and find the best option for you and your pet.
This can be one of the most frustrating issues as a pet owner. At North Powers Animal Hospital, we provide thorough skin and coat evaluations with accompanying diagnostics such as skin scraping, cytology, and allergy testing. This allows us to treat varying conditions, such as environmental and flea allergies, skin infections, or mites. Treatment might include special diets, shampoos. or similar products, and medical management with pharmaceuticals.
Your pet may need medications as part of his/her continued care. We have protocols in place to monitor the extended use of certain medications, efficacy, possible side effects, and possible drug interactions. Our staff will monitor these medications so that you can be informed and comfortable with the drugs prescribed for your pet. They will keep you informed of drug monitoring blood work for the safety of your pet using medications long-term.
North Powers Animal Hospital recommends that your pet receives dewormings for intestinal parasites at regular intervals throughout the first year, then regular strategic dewormings as an adult pet. We recommend laboratory fecal testing to ensure accuracy and consistency for your pets. Dewormers will be recommended based on those results. You can be assured of the efficacy and safety of these medications when prescribed by your doctor specifically for your pet.
Monthly heartworm prevention is also recommended year-round. Most of these preventions also have intestinal parasite protection. Our technicians and doctors can help in choosing the best options for your family and pet.
Some of the most common parasites are:
- Fleas and Ticks
North Powers Animal Hospital provides microchip implants (a device about the size of a grain of rice) that is injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades to aid in the identification and recovery process should your pet become lost or stolen. A specialized scanner reads the coded chip. You can schedule most of these implants as an office visit.
We are proud to offer an array of surgical services – elective, orthopedic, and soft tissue. We first provide your pet with a thorough pre-anesthetic evaluation including an exam and blood work. The blood work is required for pets 7 years and older, but highly recommended for all surgical patients.
Surgical procedures include:
- Bladder stone removal
- Wound repair
- Growth/Mass removal
- Foreign body removal
- Feline declaws
- & More
We work diligently to provide the best surgical services through strict attention to surgical and sterile techniques, quality instrumentation, continuing education, training on surgical procedures, and staff teamwork.
Rabbits and Pocket Pets
Caring for your rabbit or small mammal requires specialized skills. We're staffed with veterinarians who have the training and experience necessary to treat your pet. Our veterinarians can advise you as to the dietary, maintenance, hygiene and medical needs of your furry friend.
Providing proper medical care for reptiles requires specialized training and skills. We employ staff members who can advise you as to the dietary, maintenance, hygiene and medical needs of your reptilian friend.
Hospice Care & Euthanasia Services
A time comes when we have to say goodbye to our four-legged family members. Our caring and compassionate staff will work with you to provide your pet with warmth and comfort in their final days. We're always here to answer your questions and to discuss after care and cremation services.
Emergency After Hours Care
Should your pet be facing an emergency situation while our office is closed, we utilize the services of a local, fully staffed animal emergency center. They can be reached at 719-473-0482 or 719-260-7141.
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