Sometimes it’s difficult to break away from the responsibilities of work and home when your pet needs veterinary care. We are happy to provide scheduled drop-off appointments. Just call and tell us what day you’d like to bring your pet in. You can drop off your pet on the way to your destination, let us provide the veterinary services they need, then come pick up your pet on your way home. We will communicate our findings by phone or text and give you a complete report when they go home. Our hours make it convenient for you to find a day and time that works for you: Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to noon.
Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.
Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will use a handheld microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner’s contact information, and calls the owner.
Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.
We recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are more likely to not end up in shelters and tend to get home faster than those without tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed (overnight or for grooming); pets can also lose them. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.
The microchips we use are ISO-compliant, which means they meet international guidelines. In addition, our one-time fee is all you ever pay. There are NO annual fees or penalties for updating your information in the online microchip database. Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly.
Ease your concerns about leaving your pet behind while you’re away: Let our qualified staff take care of him or her. We will provide your dog, cat, bird, or exotic pet with a safe, comfortable, “home away from home” atmosphere. We are happy to accommodate any special care or needs your pet might have. Just let us know when you make the reservation.
We provide amenities such as clean bedding and food and water bowls. Washable toys and other personal items from home are welcome. We will administer any needed medication at no additional charge. We provide a high-quality diet and treats; alternately, you may bring your pet’s food from home, which we will use at your direction.
When boarding birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, iguanas, etc. we ask that you bring your pet’s species-specific food, cage, and bedding materials with you.
All of our kennel spaces are indoors; additionally, we have a limited number of 4′ x 6′ runs for larger dogs. All boarding dogs are let outside at least three times per day onto a covered, divided patio where they can see other dogs, but may not interact with them.
Boarding cats are more than welcome and are provided with clean, soft bedding, food and water, a litter pan, and a cardboard box – just in case they feel like “getting away from it all” in their own private hiding spot.
Pets who are scheduled for three or more consecutive nights of boarding will receive a complimentary bath before they go home. We are also happy to provide baths to boarders staying fewer than three nights, at our normal bathing fees. And for your convenience, just let us know about any veterinary services your pet needs and we will provide them while your pet is our boarding guest.
Our boarding area is staffed with a dedicated Ward Nurse throughout the day during regular office hours Monday-Friday 7:30am – 6:00 pm as well as Saturday morning and evening, and again Sunday morning and evening. You have the added benefit of knowing that one of our clinicians will promptly begin treatment if your pet gets sick during his or her stay. A Boarding Pet Check-Sheet is kept on every pet, every day which logs your pet’s eating, drinking and elimination, attitude and behavior, and when/if any medications were given.
To keep all our patients as healthy as possible, we require pets that are boarding with us to have current rabies and distemper vaccinations, along with other species-specific vaccinations (parvo and bordetella for dogs.) If your pet is past due for vaccinations we are happy to provide them on the first day of his/her stay with us.
After-hours drop-offs and pick-ups are available Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 4:30 pm-5:00 pm and must be scheduled and paid for in advance.
Schedule your boarding reservation today! For a tour of our boarding facilities, feel free to drop by anytime.
Has your pet been diagnosed with a condition that you are unfamiliar with? Are you interested in learning more about how a particular drug works? Would you like more information or advice on behavior, nutrition, or administering medications? We are always here to discuss these topics and more, but sometimes you may want to investigate or explore on your own, which is why we provide an extensive collection of pet health information.
Considering the wide availability of information on the Internet, it can be difficult to differentiate between what’s trustworthy and what’s not. The Pet Health Library on our website contains accurate, current, and reliable information on a wide variety of topics. Feel free to search through our articles, educational programs, tips, and videos, and contact us with any questions you might have. Browse our Links to find trusted sources of pet-related information.
Positive reinforcement training and behavior solutions for puppies with Deborah Grodecka, CPDT, CDBC. Deborah one of only a handful of pet behavior specialists in the state of Arkansas and an absolutely wonderful teacher. Puppy classes are held on 6 consecutive Sunday afternoons in our lobby. Each class is one hour long and allows time for learning and socialization. Deborah provides handouts and homework each week.
Your puppy will learn a variety of behavioral concepts and commands: social skills, house training, bite inhibition, home-alone training, comfort to body handling, food/bone aggression prevention, sit, down, stand, stay, leave it, drop it, settle/relax, respond to name, collar desensitization, no jumping up, say “please”, come when called, walk nicely on a leash, game rules of “fetch” and “tug-of-war”.
Puppies who are between 8-20 weeks old at the time classes begin are eligible to enroll. Puppies are placed according to age and size to produce the best results.
Class fee is $150 for six weeks and is payable in advance. Classes are scheduled to avoid holidays. There are no refunds or make-up classes if you are absent, but if the instructor must miss a scheduled class, a make-up class will be scheduled. All puppies enrolled must provide proof of distemper and bordetella vaccinations and a fecal examination and deworming, if necessary.
For more information, to check the start date for the next class, or to enroll, please call our office: 273-9299.
“Every dog can become a well-mannered, cooperative and true member of the family when we take the time to teach him with understanding and create an environment for him to succeed.”
Deborah Grodecka, CPDT, CDBC
Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers #2020352
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants #392
Our experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians provide many services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial.
Board-certified specialists, such as oncologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists, have extensive experience and training in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. Specialty clinics and university-affiliated referral centers have specialized equipment to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners.
We make referral decisions because we want to ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care and best possible outcome. Be assured that when we refer a patient to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with his or her care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.