We provide the following services for our clients:
Behavioral concerns are one of the top reasons animals are euthanized or relinquished to a shelter. Thoreau Veterinary Hospital offers behavior consultation, as well as, referrals to certified behaviorists.
Unfortunately, our pets don’t know the importance of brushing their teeth and maintaining good oral health. Our staff will teach you how to take care of your pets teeth through brushing, dental diets, oral gels, and water additives. We also offer full dental cleanings, which include radiographs, fluoride treatment, and extractions if needed. Please click on the link below to learn more about our full dental procedures. Dental Info
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Thoreau Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer the latest in digital radiographic technology. Radiographs are an important diagnostic tool used to evaluate your pets overall health. We also perform full mouth dental x-rays with every dental procedure.
This form of alternative medicine, the science of similars, was founded by Samuel Hahnemann, M.D. (1755-1843). It is the practice of using animal, mineral, and plant material to assist the “vital force” of the body to heal itself. Remedies are prescribed on an individual basis. Dr. Burke studied homeopathy with the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy under Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M., PhD, from 1995-1996. She obtained her certification in 1998. Homeopathy is useful in the treatment of both acute and chronic disease. For more information see: www.theAVH.org
Thoreau Veterinary Hospital is equipped with an in-house laboratory. This allows us to perform complete blood count, serum chemistry, electrolytes, feline leukemia and feline aids testing, heartworm tests, serum antibody testing for a few tick-borne diseases, as well as a variety of other blood, urine and stool analyses. We also offer more extensive testing through reputable reference laboratories whose services include, but are not limited to; culture and sensitivity, histopathology of tissue biopsies, cytology, vaccine titers, tick serology, and fluid analysis.
Have you ever heard the saying you are what you eat? Well, that also applies to our pets. Companion animal nutrition has come a long way. Using information such as breed, age, activity level and medical conditions, we can determine your pet’s individual nutritional needs. Many prescription diets are available to aid in medical treatments, such as kidney disease, food allergies, and weight management.
A pharmacy is maintained on the premises for client convenience. We offer a complete inventory of flea and tick preventatives as well as heartworm medications, along with other prescription medications to keep your pets healthy. We stock only medications from reputable manufacturers and distributors. We also work with a compounding pharmacy to make medications into liquids and transdermal gels so you can easily medicate your pet. ONLINE PHARMACY
For many pet lovers, losing a pet is like losing a family member and may be one of the most heartbreaking experiences in their lifetime. There can be feelings of denial, loneliness, confusion, and even anger over the loss. Although family and friends understand and support, most cannot understand the bond you shared with your beloved pet and how difficult it is to move forward without them. The staff at Thoreau is here to help clients through the process and provide information about euthanasia and offer options that will best suite their needs. We have a variety of books, brochures, and websites available to help you through this time of need. Should you like to talk with someone, we can provide references for counseling or grief support groups. In-home pet euthanasia allows you to be more involved in your pet’s last moments while providing a familiar setting for your beloved companion to make their final transition. Dr. Casey T. Weiss, DVM offers this individualized experience and will compassionately guide you in this difficult decision. Please visit website
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Thoreau Veterinary Hospital strives to provide the best quality medicine for every pet. Any animal undergoing a surgical procedure will receive an intravenous catheter and fluids, a new endotracheal tube, and an anesthetic nurse dedicated to monitoring that animal. Pre-anesthetic blood work is always performed to ensure the patient’s kidneys and liver can handle the anesthesia and pain medications. We use the safest anesthesia on the market, and we tailor our anesthetic protocol to meet the needs of your pet. Surgical procedures performed include; ovariohysterectomy (spay), orchiectomy (neuter), feline onychectomy (declaw), skin mass removals, cystotomy (to remove bladder stones), and dentistry. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions about these procedures.
Most of us have heard the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” Vaccines are the best way to protect our pets against certain diseases. We tailor our vaccine protocol to your pet based on his/her lifestyle and risk factors. Call for an appointment, and our veterinarians will help you understand what vaccines your pet needs to maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle.
Regular examinations are critical for keeping your pet healthy. They provide the veterinarian a chance to evaluate your pet’s overall health and detect a problem before it turns into a serious illness. Our pets are not able to tell us when they are not feeling well so diagnostics, such as, blood work, radiographs, fecal evaluations and urinalyses are important parts of overall wellness exams.