We are the only veterinary practice in Florence accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, and have been for 50 years. To be accredited by AAHA, our practice must demonstrate an exceptional level of care for our patients. AAHA's rigorous standards cover every aspect of a companion animal hospital, which means that the veterinary service you receive from an AAHA accredited practice is among the finest. To maintain our status as an AAHA accredited practice, our health care team voluntarily undergoes a periodic, comprehensive on-site evaluation. We believe it keeps us on the leading edge of veterinary medicine and focused on providing you and your pet with the quality care and range of services you expect and deserve.
To ensure your pet remains healthy throughout his or her lifetime, we offer and recommend preventive care such as routine medical examinations,
vaccinations, heartworm prevention, flea/tick preventives and dental care. For our senior patients, we recommend wellness screening blood work.
If your pet becomes ill, we can help. Our experienced clinicians have the knowledge to assess your pet's health status and determine if further diagnostics are needed. We have the ability to perform radiographs (x-rays) to assess bone or soft tissue concerns. Our in-house laboratory allows us to get blood work results faster. We have the capability to perform abdominal ultrasonography and echocardiography (an ultrasound of the heart). We also offer gastrointestinal endoscopy, which gives us a less invasive option for diagnosing diseases of the stomach and intestines and the ability to remove certain foreign objects from the stomach without surgery.
From routine surgeries, such as spaying and neutering, to more difficult procedures, such as orthopedic (bone) repairs, our doctors are experienced and proficient. Our patients are monitored throughout anesthesia and until they are fully recovered to ensure their safety. To ensure your pet's comfortable, we provide appropriate pain control.
We recommend dental care for all our patients, including routine teeth brushing. During annual examinations, we perform dental examinations and recommend cleanings to remove dental tartar and plaque when appropriate. Periodontal disease (or disease pertaining to the bone, connective tissue and gums surrounding the teeth) is the most commonly diagnosed problem in dogs and cats. Periodontal disease, if left untreated, can lead to more serious problems, such as infection of the heart or kidneys.