At Thurman Vet Center, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.
Exams and Consultations
Our staff will get a chance to talk to you and see if you are having any trouble with your pet. We will also go over diet, preventative medicine, and exercise to ensure that your pet is as healthy as possible. Then, one of our veterinarians will do a complete physical examination on your pet. It is always good to have a baseline in case your pet ever becomes ill. We also want to monitor your pet’s weight, ensuring that your pet stays a healthy weight. It is much easier to start a diet when a pet is a pound overweight instead of fifteen! Our veterinarian will also look for any potential problems. Our goal is to catch any problems before they become major ones. The sooner that we are able to catch a problem, the easier it is to treat it and the more likely that your pet will make a full recovery!
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to over-feed a pet that knows how to beg. But being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems as they get older. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range.
Pets’ nutritional needs change as they enter different stages of their lives. The best way to make sure your pet’s needs are being met is to consult with us about a diet made specifically for his or her lifestyle.
We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and our surgeons are experienced and highly trained. We also realize that it can be stressful to have your pet undergo surgery. We want to assure you that your pet is in good hands, and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible. We will communicate with you about the things you need to know before, during, and after your pet’s surgery. It is our goal to make the entire process go smoothly, and to eliminate the stress and worry of surgical procedures.
There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets and other animals. This makes proper vaccination vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to. It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure, and is completely safe. This microchip is registered with your pet’s vital information, and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you.
Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pet’s health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems. We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often times health problems that go undetected can become more serious issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
Our hospital provides a wide variety of in-house diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible, and our diagnostic tools help us do that.
We offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pet’s prescription needs. Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pet’s medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.
Dogs and cats can be allergic to almost anything, similar to allergies in people. Pets can be allergic to allergens in their household environment, outside environment, or even their food. Symptoms can range from itchiness and ear or eye infections to constant licking, and even vomiting or diarrhea. Many pets suffer from allergies which can directly affect their quality of life, as well as their owner’s.
Ask your pets’ veterinarian about the simple ways you can find out if your pet has allergies and how we can help.
- Common household allergens: flea dirt, other pet dander, dust mites, cleaning products, cigarettes, perfumes.
- Common outdoor allergens: regional plants and pollens, molds, grasses.
- Common food allergies: chicken, beef, corn, soy.
OFA (Hips, Elbows, Patella)
Artifical Insemination, Surgical Insemination, Semen Collection, Semen Evaluation, Semen Shipping, Well Puppy Exam, Tails and Dewclaws (less than 5 days old), C-sections, Puppy count x-rays, Relaxin Pregnancy tests.
Interstate and International. We utilize Global Vet link as well as work directly with the USDA.
Drop offs and Pickups are done Monday- Friday, from 8-5 pm (lunch from 12-1:30pm). We recommend you bring any blankets, toys, or beds to make your pets stay more comfortable (we offer them if none are provided). We require the DA2PP, Bordetella, Rabies, and Influenza vaccinations to board with us. We also require that your pet is protected with flea/tick control.
Annual dental checkups are very important to the overall health of your furry family member. During every checkup the mouth of the pet is thoroughly examined and it is determined how the mouth is being maintained. Regular dental cleanings are recommended, and can protect your pet from many health issues. We offer dental procedures, as well as dental health counseling in our office.
Parasite Treatment and Control
Parasites can be very damaging to any pet. It is important to take preventative measures year round. Whether it be Ectoparasites (such as fleas and ticks) or Endoparasites (such as worms), Thurman Veterinary Center will answer all of your questions on how to properly prepare and keep your
Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your pet.