We're pleased to offer the following services at Conover Veterinary Hospital:
We are a fully equipped facility offering wellness exams and vaccinations, surgeries including orthopedics, spay and neutering, mass removals and emergency procedures. We have a dental suite, x-ray capability, and a full in-house laboratory. We offer separate dog and cat boarding with hand-walking three times daily in our fenced-in yards. We also board birds and exotics. We offer bathing, that includes nail trim, anal gland expression and a light cleaning of ears. We have a full selection of flea and heartworm medication, a stocked pharmacy, as well as prescription diets. All products are sold to our clients at competitive prices with a full guarantee.
Routine Wellness Vaccinations
Our wellness and vaccination programs are designed to prevent disease and prolong the lives of your companion animals. Disease prevention is always less costly than dealing with the treatment of a disease once your pet has developed it. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding vaccinations and which are best for your pet.
Comprehensive exams are recommended twice annually since our dear pets age much faster than their guardians. Biannual exams and diagnostic blood panels are the first step toward an early diagnosis of any disease affecting your animal. Early diagnosis and treatment of a disease can lead your pet to a longer healthier life.
Our puppy/kitten wellness protocol is designed to offer your new puppy/kitten all the benefits of veterinary services available to him/her from 6 weeks of age to 16 weeks of age. Included in this service is a series of examinations and vaccinations including rabies, distemper, parvovirus, leukemia, leptospirosis, bordetella, etc. In addition, your puppy/kitten will be tested for worms and be treated for the most common intestinal parasites. Intestinal parasites can cause your puppy/kitten to vomit, experience diarrhea, and even cause your puppy/kitten to become anemic (low red blood cells). However, it is possible for your puppy/kitten to have intestinal parasites and not show any clinical signs. Performing a fecal test will allow us to treat your puppy/kitten accordingly. Although some worms are visible to the naked eye, most intestinal parasites are diagnosed by examining the stool of your puppy/kitten microscopically.
Puppies and Kittens
Vaccination and immunity against fatal diseases has long been recognized as a crucial part of maintaining a pet’s health. In recent years, changes to the optimum frequency and intervals between vaccines have been made by Veterinarians based on the newest scientific data.
Vaccines for puppies and kittens allow them to be protected against all the common diseases that can harm them. Our exams are divided into 4 visits and include everything to keep your pet healthy and safe such as:
- Comprehensive exams at first and last puppy/kitten visit
- Leukemia/AIDS/Heartworm (Feline Triple Test)
- All necessary vaccines and boosters (Puppies: Distemper/Parvo (3-4 boosters), Lepto (2 boosters-canine), leukemia (2 boosters-feline), Bordetella and Rabies (at 16 weeks)
- Intestinal parasite screening (usually 2 screenings) and routine deworming (depending on parasite found, 1-3 deworming’s usually)
- Nutritional counseling
- Heartworm prevention
- Flea Prevention
- Risk and Lifestyle assessment for non-core vaccines
Adult Dogs and Cats
Wellness visits are not restricted to puppies and kittens. Once they have had their initial set of vaccines, continued annual exams and boosters are necessary to keep your pet protected. Not every pet requires the same vaccines. Your unique home environment and your pet’s personal risk assessment allow our doctors to personalize a vaccination protocol specific for your pet. Our goal is to maximize your pet’s health and quality of life in an affordable manner.
Our annual exam includes:
- A comprehensive exam to ensure the proper growth and development of your pet (recommended twice a year)
- Vaccines based on a thorough Risk Assessment of your pet’s environment and lifestyle (Distemper/Parvo 1 to 3 year), Lepto (canine), Bordetella, Flu (canine), Lyme (canine), Rabies (1 to 3 year), Leukemia (feline)
- Behavioral counseling, advice on nutritional issues and breed specific health counseling
- Appropriate preventive dental care and weight management advice
- Diagnostic testing for parasites (intestinal parasite (canine/feline) and heartworm/tick testing for dogs)
- Preventive Wellness Bloodwork (different levels of bloodwork depending on age of pet)
Our senior wellness protocol is designed to offer your senior pet biannual comprehensive exams and different levels of blood work.
Medical Services, including In-House Laboratory Testing and Allergy Testing
Our knowledgeable staff and our facility allow us to deal with a variety of medical conditions your pet may experience. We hope we do not have to see you or your pet for an emergency but if we do, we are equipped to handle the situation. In some cases, your pet may require hospitalization and further diagnostic tests.
Surgical and Dentistry Services
We provide full surgical services at our clinic including routine spay and neuters, dental, soft-tissue, and orthopedic (including OFAs and ACL) surgeries. Our staff is also capable of performing surgical procedures on exotic pets such as birds, squirrels, rabbits, and more! To see if we can assist your exotic pet please call our office.
Anesthesia and patient monitoring varies greatly among clinics. When you choose your veterinarian, be sure to ask about the types of anesthetics used and the protocols for monitoring anesthesia. Often the more expensive anesthetics are safer to use. However, anesthetics are also chosen for other reasons including their ability to control pain. Feel free to ask our staff any questions you may have regarding anesthesia before your pet's procedure.
Pain Management and Parasite Prevention and Control
We have a fully stocked pharmacy and know the issue of pain management is of great concern to pet owners today. As in human medicine, we have a variety of medications available to manage any pain experienced by your pet both before and after surgery, any pain related to old age, and in the event of trauma. We would be pleased to discuss the options available to you and your pet under any of the above circumstances.
Provided by the Companion Class IV Deep Tissue Therapy Laser, this treatment modality is a scientifically proven treatment for post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions. Laser Therapy uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. This noninvasive, drug-free treatment induces a biological response in the cells that reduces pain, reduces inflammation, and speeds the rate of healing. It can be beneficial alone or in conjunction with many other forms of treatment.
Climate Control Boarding
We have separate dog and cat facilities to provide your pet with a comfortable stay while you are away. We will feed any specialized or prescriptive diets that may be required as well as medicate any animals as needed. We have a private room with cat condos for cats and a grassy, fenced-in yard for exercising dogs.
You will have the added benefit of knowing that if your animal experiences any illness while you're away, it will be promptly and competently addressed by one of our clinicians. For a tour of our boarding facilities, please feel free to drop by anytime. To set up dates for boarding feel free to call our office.
We offer a full spa day at our establishment for both canines and felines. All baths include fur conditioning, brushing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression. Owners are welcome to bring any colognes or shampoos they prefer from home. If your pet is experiencing any skin issues, our veterinary staff will be happy to assess their condition and provide a medicated shampoo for your pet. We also do lyme dips (for ringworm) and deskunk baths.
Google Microchip Pet Identification and Registration
Microchipping has become a very popular and safe way to permanently identify your pet and you as the owner in the unfortunate case that your pet is lost. Microchipping involves placement of a small electronic chip the size and shape of a piece of rice just under the skin in the neck area. A needle is used to inject the chip.
If your pet becomes lost and is transported to a humane society, the humane society will be able to scan your pet for the chip and contact you. The scanner is similar to a scanner found in the grocery store. We advise you to use this system of identification as well as a collar identification system on your pet.
Pet Health ID Cards
Now through our friends at Petly ID, we're offering Pet Health ID Cards with your annual vaccinations, contact info and microchip number.
Emergency & Urgent Care
We have veterinarian and personnel on duty six 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 as accidental ingestion of rat poison, 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. 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, but if we feel we are not the best fit for your particular emergency or your pet is going to need overnight care, we may refer you to Veterinary Referral Hospital of Hickory or Denver Animal Emergency. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us immediately.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If 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.
Hospice and Euthanasia Services
We offer hospice services and humane euthanasia services and we are here to support your family as well as your pet. If you have any questions about our process, please give us a call. We are here for you!
Cremation through Family Pet Cremations
Because a large number of veterinarians practice at Conover Veterinary Hospital, we can care for many types of pets:
- Pocket Pets*
*Only (Dr. Tina Whitted). Call us for more information.
Conover Veterinary Hospital offers discounted services to senior citizens and military.