General Exams The following is a general guideline of prices and what may be involved, but for a more accurate estimate, please contact us via phone or email to discuss your specific situation. Annual Wellness Exam - We highly recommend you have your pets examined by a veterinarian at least once a year. This exam includes a full body exam (depending on how much your pet tolerates) - eyes, ears, nose, throat, heart, lungs, abdomen, kidneys, bladder, rectal, lymph nodes, skin/coat, joints, general vitals. We will also do a heartworm test (dogs, $10) once a year so we can provide heartworm prevention and make sure we catch heartworm disease early. We can discuss any concerns and will probably recommend some form of flea/tick prevention.
Sick Pet Exam - If your pet isn't acting normally, has a cough, goopey eyes, is scratching, etc., we will examine your pet for the issue you are having. Some diseases may need bloodwork done or antibiotics given. Some diseases will have a more natural progression. There are so many possibilities, and we can discuss this when you make your appointment. Multiple Pets - If you're like us, you have MANY pets!! If you have multiple pets needing exams, we offer discounted wellness exams and discounted sick pet exams. In general, the additional pet exam fee is $25, but this also depends on your specific situation. Please let us discuss this with you!
Affordable Medications We pride ourselves on trying to keep costs to you as low as possible. Most medication prices are determined by the weight of the animal and how much of the medication he/she needs. To get any prescription medication including flea/tick/heartworm prevention, we need a valid (within a year) veterinarian-patient relationship established, typically an appointment with Dr. Robyn. If you prefer to get your medications elsewhere, we will happily write you a prescription or okay an online request after we have established a relationship with your pet. Vaccine clinics do not require appointments. Flea/tick/heartworm prevention can be purchased monthly or in multiple months. A valid (within a year) heartworm test is required for any dog over the age of 7 months getting heartworm prevention. Puppies should be started on heartworm prevention at 8 weeks of age, but the test is invalid until approx 7 months of age. Our heartworm prevention is also a dewormer, which makes it even more beneficial for your pups. Pricing for heartworm prevention ranges from $6-$10/month with a small discount if you purchase 6 months at a time. Pricing for flea/tick prevention has a wide range depending on your pets' needs and your budget. For just flea protection for a month, your price is $5. For flea/tick prevention for a month, the price ranges from $15-$21. We also carry Bravecto, which is a 3-month protection against fleas, ticks, lice, mites, ear mites for dogs and cats. This is $48 a dose. In addition to heartworm and flea/tick prevention, we carry a full pharmacy to help your pet with whatever help he needs. We will discuss prices at the time of diagnosis and treatment.
Alternative Therapies We believe in a balanced approach to managing your pet's health and well-being. Complementary medicine involves using Western and Eastern medicine to treat the entire body. Common uses of these Eastern approaches (acupuncture, laser therapy, medical massage, joint manipulation) are for arthritis, post-surgery care, prevention of spinal issues, nerve damage, pulled muscles, wound healing, alternative care for torn ligaments (especially cruciates), etc. Dr. Robyn has used various combinations of these techniques on many animals, including dogs, cats, horses, and rabbits! Most animals respond well. We can assess your pet's response at our first visit. If you have a question as to whether these modalities may help your pet, please call or email. We would be happy to discuss your specific situation.
Behavioral Consultation Do you have a dog who jumps up on you? Do you have a cat who urinates outside the litter box? Do you have a bunny who is aggressive to another bunny? Dr. Robyn can consult with you to assess the situation, and make recommendations to try to improve the behavior. Some bad behaviors actually point to a medical issue and this will be discussed at the time of the consultation. Because most behaviors cannot be fixed overnight, we do encourage follow-up emails to help us help you!
Nutritional Consultation Are you concerned about your pet's weight or eating habits? Has your pet's coat lost its shine? Dr. Robyn can examine your pet and discuss any follow-on treatment. Please understand that a lot of weight issues and other issues with nutrition have a medical basis. Dr. Robyn may suggest some diagnostics, medicines, and/or supplements to try to help your pet, and she will discuss the prices at the time of the visit. Included in this consultation is a weekly weigh-in if you're trying to get your pet to gain or lose weight. You will call or email us with the current weight of your pet and we will keep a log in your pet's medical chart. After a month, Dr. Robyn will analyze the trend and email or call with her analysis.
Heartworm Treatment COMING SOON - an informational sheet on what heartworm disease is all about. You can now have your dog treated for heartworm disease in the comfort of your own home! Pricing of heartworm treatment depends on your dog's weight and on what stage of the disease your dog is in. We suggest starting with an initial visit (Exam Fee) to assess your dog's health and get him/her started on the first stage of medications - an antibiotic and heartworm prevention. Your dog may need additional medications if he is showing advanced signs of heartworm disease or if there are other medical factors. A full exam will help us treat your dog safely. Pricing of the complete treatment will be discussed at the time of the visit.
Hospice and Euthanasia One of the most difficult times in a pet parent's life is having to make the decision to euthanize a beloved pet. We have all been in that position, and we have all agonized over the decision. Sometimes, the decision is to try to extend your pet's life a little longer by making him more comfortable. And sometimes the decision is to peacefully and humanely end his suffering. It will never be easy, but we want to be there to help ease the pain (yours and your pet's) as much as possible. We can discuss and assess your pet's quality of life and pain. We can discuss options for pain control. And, we can humanely euthanize your pet. We can even help with your pet's body afterwards if you choose to have him cremated. Please contact us so we can discuss how your pet is doing and what we can do to help all of you.