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Our Services

WELLNESS CARE AND IMMUNIZATION 

At Hespeler Animal Hospital, we strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in Wellness programs has rewards for both pets and owners. Our Wellness programs are designed specifically for your pet and include: comprehensive physical exam; internal parasite testing; heartworm and flea control; vaccination program catered to your pet’s lifestyle and risk of infectious disease; spay and neuter package; and screening blood tests for all life stages.

We offer many choices for Wellness Care for your pets. You can pay as you go,
or purchase a Health Plan at a discounted price,
or subscribe to our Monthly Optimal Wellness Package to get unlimited free office calls and physical exams!

SPAYS AND NEUTERS

We provide routine spays and neuters as well as other surgical services. At Hespeler Animal Hospital, we pride ourselves on our expertise in anesthesia and pain management. Our hospital has state-of-the-art anesthetic monitoring equipment and protocols not found at your average vet clinic. In addition, making sure your pet does not suffer unnecessary pain is very important to us. When you choose a surgeon for your pet, please be aware that a spay at clinic A is not necessarily the same as a spay at clinic B. We suggest you read this article and use it to guide you in choosing well.

The price of our surgery includes:
– the surgery itself
– general anesthesia and monitoring by a team of doctors and veterinary nurses
– hospitalization and nursing care by experienced and qualified staff
– pain medication administered in the hospital

We also recommend pre-op blood testing and peri-anesthestic intravenous fluids, to minimize the chance of anesthetic complications and to help your pet feel better when it wakes up. We’d be happy to discuss this in more detail, answer any questions you might have, and to review the prices over the phone.

DENTAL CARE

Dental disease hurts!  Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet’s teeth and general health. We provide dental care to allow your pet to live a healthier and more comfortable life.  We use hand- and ultrasonic-descalers  to clean each tooth thoroughly – above and below the gum line. Our dental technicians then polish your pet’s teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup.

INTERNAL MEDICINE

We cover all areas of internal medicine, including: Cardiology; Ophthalmology; Neurology; Dermatology; Gastroenterology; Orthopedic Surgery;  Endocrinology; among others.

MICROCHIPPING

Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer microchips to increase the chances of a safe recovery. We can “chip” your pet either at time of a Wellness Exam or when your pet is asleep under anesthesia for an elective surgery such as a spay or neuter.

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING

Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet, to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.

BATHING

Treat your pet to a luxurious bath. Our special, cleansing baths remove dirt, debris and that doggie pet odor – your pet will feel fresh and revitalized. If scratching is a problem, our medicated baths contain soothing agents that stop the itching.  Services also include nail trim and ear cleaning.  By the way, we bath cats too!

BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE

Illness doesn’t always have a physical cause. Our veterinarians can help determine the cause of such disorders as separation anxiety and obsessive behavior, and then develop a treatment regimen for you.  If necessary, we can refer you to a veterinary specialist or trainer.

ENDOSCOPY

High-tech fiber optics permits direct visual examination and biopsies of your pet’s gastrointestinal system. This allows for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of oral, esophageal, stomach, colon and even upper intestinal tract disease. Foreign objects can also be removed without the need for surgery.

PHARMACY

We stock a wide range of veterinary medications, including antibiotics, ear and eye drops, anti-inflammatory and pain medication.

HOSPICE/EUTHANASIA SERVICES

Saying goodbye to a long-time friend is hard to do. We work with clients to make the process as easy as possible for the owner, and to ensure the pet’s comfort and dignity. Services include euthanasia and cremation.

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care.  We provide pre-emptive (pre-op) pain medications, local nerve blocks (local anesthesia), peri-operative intravenous constant rate infusions, and post-op oral medications.  We also prescribe medication for pets with chronic pain due to conditions such as cancer or arthritis.

RADIOLOGY

Radiology – or X-rays – help our veterinarians evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems.  We have an on-site X-ray machine. We can often take radiographs during a consultation appointment without having to admit the patient, minimizing any stress to your pet.

SPECIALISTS

Sometimes conditions arise that require veterinarians with specialized training. We can arrange to have specialists come to our practice for consultations, or refer you to a specialty practice in the area.

SURGERY

We offer a variety of surgical procedures, from routine spays and neuters to orthopedic surgery to lump removals to abdominal surgery. All patients are carefully screened for pre-existing illnesses, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Surgical services and facilities include: board certified surgeon available for consultation;  trained veterinary and technical staff,  heated surgery tables for greater comfort; strict sterilization techniques for surgical equipment; blood pressure, EKG, CO2, and oxygen saturation monitors;  and post-op nursing hospitalization and care.

ULTRASOUND

This non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs, primarily the heart and abdominal organs. Pregnancy exams are also available.

EMERGENCIES AND URGENT CARE CASES

We refer our emergencies and critical care cases to the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Waterloo Region. This clinic is co-owned by over 40 veterinary practices in the area. It allows us to provide the best possible after-hours care for our patients, and peace of mind for their owners.

The EVC is located at 405 Maple Grove Road, near Toyota, Challenger and Police Headquarters. The entrance is located just off Saltsman Drive. Their phone number is 519-650-1617.
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