At Carlson Veterinary Wellness 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.
We believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets’ health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!
Vaccinations are made to protect our pets from potentially harmful (and sometimes deadly) diseases. Why wouldn’t you want to give your pets all the protection they need?
Not every pet needs to be vaccinated against every disease. It depends on your location and your pets’ lifestyle, so it is important to discuss both with our staff and your veterinarian. There are many vaccines available, and together we can decide which are the most important for your pets.
It is our goal to provide the highest level of care for your pets, and vaccination is an integral part of their overall health, so be sure to vaccinate them when needed. If you have any questions or are curious about the different vaccines we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (417) 831-2666.
We promote annual wellness lab testing to diagnosis early disease process, and intervene as soon as possible for treating illness. Our pets can’t tell us when something is wrong or feel sick, so wellness testing is a valuable tool in helping them live long healthy lives.
Besides a variety of health benefits that help your pet live a longer, happier life, there are also behavioral benefits to spaying and neutering your pets. It also helps decrease the number of homeless pets and strays that get euthanized every year.
We are proud to have state of the art surgical capabilities. Our surgical team is highly trained and experienced, and are able to provide the highest standard of medical care for your pet. Our surgical suite is equipped with cutting edge technology, and we provide a broad range of surgical procedures.
Dental & Dental X-Rays
There are a lot of different ways to improve your pets’ dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection. The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings here at Carlson Veterinary Wellness Center, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.
The use of digital dental radiology gives us a view of the internal workings of your pets’ oral cavity that we otherwise could not see with the naked eye. It’s an important diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent dental problems.
One way we give your pets the best care is with digital radiographs. The images, “X-Rays” that we obtain from our digital radiology machine are quickly obtained, the images are clearer than traditional radiographs, and measurements can be taken of organs by enlarging on the computer screen for a more thorough diagnostic interpretation by the doctor.
In-house Private Lab
With an in-house laboratory we are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently. We are also proud to have the ability to offer not only some simple tests but also some more complex tests, too! The best part of being able to run laboratory tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets sooner so they can start feeling better even faster. There are some tests for which we can have results in just a few minutes instead of having to wait at least a day (or more) to get them from the laboratory.
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 pets’ fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.
When our pets are in pain, so are we. It is an awful feeling to know that your special friend is hurting, especially when there isn’t anything you can do to help them. It is our goal to eliminate as much pain as possible and to give these pets a better quality of life. We also anticipate and plan for procedures with the potential for future pain. In addition, we work with pet owners to educate them on how to recognize signs of pain in your pet.
Congratulations! Adding a new puppy or kitten to your family is exciting and will give you many fulfilling years of special companionship. Puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and that’s why we at Carlson Veterinary Wellness Center are here to help you care for the new addition to your family.
It is important to bring your puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail exam and to get them familiar with our veterinary hospital from a young age. There are numerous topics to be aware of and discuss, including vaccinations, nutrition, behavioral training, socialization, and much more.
Preventive medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work become even more important. Annual exams and simple blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us important information about your pet’s’ health. We understand the changes your pet will have as he or she becomes older, and we also know the importance of keeping pets healthy as they enter their golden years.
We understand how hard it can be to say goodbye to your beloved pet; it is a very personal moment for you. We will be there with you every step of the way.
We want you and your pet to be as comfortable as possible.
We understand how hard losing a pet can be, and we are here to make this time as easy on you as possible. We offer group or private cremations for your pet. If you would like your pets’ ashes returned, we have a variety of urns to choose from with quick, prompt, respectful service. If you have any special requests, or questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.