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The gradual onset of health problems in a healthy looking pet often goes unnoticed. Once symptoms appear, the condition may be more difficult and costly to diagnose and treat. A yearly exam can help us get a better understanding of your pets health and catch problems that you might have overlooked before they become major medical conditions. Many conditions, that if diagnosed early, can be completely reversed or controlled for extended periods of time.
Due to the many recent discoveries and innovations in veterinary medicine, your pet can be protected from most major diseases. Today, many immunizations and preventive treatments are available that did not exist just a few years ago. The staff at Thurman Veterinary Center can help you decide what preventive measures are necessary for your pet(s).
Endoparasites contribute to weight loss, anemia, vitamin/mineral deficiency which leads to a rough, dry hair coats. Moreover, it decreases the likelihood of zoonotic disease transmission from worms like roundworm, whip-worms, and hookworms. This means diseases from worms can be passed from animals to humans and vice versa, via fecal-oral contamination. Thus, making hygiene of the utmost importance when children are present.
Deworming should be performed at least twice a year with a broad spectrum dewormer (Drontal Plus for dogs and Profender for cats). Routine veterinary visits and fecal exams are essential to guarantee your pets best health interests.
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) are two of the major causes of illness and death in domestic cats. Thurman Veterinary Center is equipped for feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus testing.
Our hospital is equipped to perform most surgical procedures - from spays and neuters to more complicated surgeries. We take pride in our new anesthesia equipment and our modern patient monitoring systems.
Animals (like people) need regular dental care. Gum disease causes pain, accounts for the loss of teeth, and can lead to serious generalized bacterial infections. Our physical exams include a thorough examination of the mouth. Teeth cleaning (removal of dental plaque and tartar) is an important step in preventing dental problems.
We offer digital x-rays! Radiographs are performed routinely, and are essential for diagnosing certain medical and surgical problems. Our state-of-the-art system allows the capture of clear images with sharp details, and instant processing helps us to make the fastest, most accurate diagnosis possible. We can also email the enhanced image files to board-certified radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and other specialists for consultation.
Laboratory testing plays an integral role in the early detection of changes in your pet's health. Diagnostic tests provide essential information by which our veterinarians can identify blood disorders, kidney and liver diseases, diabetes, infection, cancer, thyroid diseases and other hormonal problems.
Our extensive laboratory provides fast and accurate information that is necessary for the well being of your pet. Our modern in-house diagnostic equipment ensures that animals receive appropriate treatment immediately after arriving at the hospital.
A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath a pet's skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for the pet's entire life. This procedure is an easy and painless as a vaccination.
Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinarians and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found, and the microchip is scanned, the registry is called and the owner contacted.
We carry an extensive inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical items, supplies, and medications, and are now able to provide many custom compounded pharmaceuticals such as flavored liquids and transdermal preparations. These special preparations are particularly useful for pets who are difficult to medicate.
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 5 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such a snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Because a large number of veterinarians practice at Thurman Veterinary Center, we can care for many types of pets:
*Select veterinarians only. Call us for more information.
Thurman Veterinary Center accepts payment via cash, check,Care Credit, American Express,Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.
We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.
Thurman Veterinary Center offers discounted services to senior citizens and local area rescue groups. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.
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