At Meadowbrook Animal Clinic we offer a range of services, including the ones listed below:
Annual Wellness Exams
Like humans, pets benefit from visiting their doctor annually. Annual wellness exams help to identify and address medical, behavioral or environmental issues before they present any serious concerns.
Along with annual exams, we also recommend regular blood screenings to monitor organ function and general health. This is also a good time to discuss recent advancements in veterinary health and nutrition that may be of benefit to your pet.
New Puppy or Kitten Exams
The decision to bring a new puppy or kitten into your home is momentous and life changing. Like any pet parent, it can be both joyful and stressful at times. Meadowbrook Animal Clinic aims to educate and support new owners during this critical time. We begin with scheduling an initial puppy or kitten exam, during which a vet will provide general care and tips for house training, socialization, behavior training, dry feeding schedules, vaccination protocols, and will answer any questions you may have.
Meadowbrook Animal Clinic accepts payment via cash, MasterCard, Visa or Debit. So that we can continue to provide you high quality services utilizing the best medical technologies, we request payment to be made in full at the time services are rendered. We are able to provide a treatment plan with expected charges for all surgeries and hospitalizations. You are welcome to request this at any time.
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Senior Pet Care
As pets age, medical exams becomes increasingly more important for them. A number of diseases common to the aging process can be treated more effectively when diagnosed early. We recommend exams for senior pets every six months so that we can detect and treat possible diseases as soon as possible.
Common senior dog diseases include: cancer, arthritis, and heart disease.
Common senior cat diseases include: hyperthyroidism, diabetes, renal disease, cancer and also heart disease.
Our vaccine protocol is that vaccines should be given cautiously and be tailored to the pet’s individual requirements. We routinely vaccinate for common and preventable diseases. If you have any questions about your pet's vaccination schedule please feel free to discuss this with the vet during your next appointment.
Spays & Neuters
The choice to spay or neuter your pet is a very personal decision. Meadowbrook Animal Clinic encourages pet owners to spay or neuter their pets. We recommend that your pet be spayed or neutered around the age of six months. Large breed dogs may be spayed or neutered by one year. We also recommend microchipping your pet at this time.
Meadowbrook Animal Clinic offers surgical services to dogs and cats on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Our general surgery includes spays and neuters, along with many other soft tissue surgeries such as growth and foreign body removals.
In order to ensure that animals are safe to undergo surgery, all pets are required to have a physical exam done by one of our vets prior to surgery as well as a basic pre-surgery blood test. Pets over the age of six years will need to have a full blood profile done before anesthesia. During the pre-surgery physical exam, the vet will discuss upcoming procedures and address any questions you may have. Please feel free to ask our staff for a treatment plan.
Meadowbrook Animal Clinic offers dental cleaning to all pets. Since your pet would go under anesthesia for this procedure it is considered a surgery and would carry the same requirements as a general surgery. We believe that routine dental care is an essential part of your pet's overall health. We currently offer digital dental radiographs (x-rays) which allow dental issues to be diagnosed.
Radiology is a very important diagnostic tool. Most radiographs (x-rays) can be performed on the day of your appointment. Some pets may require sedation for special procedures; this depends on the pet, pain level or area being radiographed. In such cases, we normally schedule a separate appointment in order to ensure that your pet is safe and as comfortable as possible.
We offers a complete range of laboratory services, utilizing high quality reference laboratories for all diagnostic needs.
Meadowbrook Animal Clinic prescribes and recommends a wide range of conventional medications and preventive nutritional support. We are also able to provide traditional Chinese medicine on request.
We believe that pets function best when they are at home rather than in the hospital, so we generally prefer to keep hospitalizations to a minimum.
At Meadowbrook Animal Clinic we recognize nutrition as an essential aspect of good health. We believe that every pet may require a different approach to food. We currently stock prescription pet food like Purina Veterinary Diet, Royal Canin, and Hills. Prescription pet food is an important tool for the treatment of many illnesses. If your pet requires prescription food please feel free to contact us.
We are also able to order most pet food brands available in Canada such as: Purina, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Iams, Acana, etc.
Meadowbrook Animal Clinic thoroughly endorses microchipping as a safe, effective and inexpensive method to ensure that lost pets can be reunited with their families. 10 million unidentified pets get lost every year and 90% don’t return home! On the other hand, over 94% of microchipped pets have been reunited with their families. All animal shelters and veterinary hospitals have microchip scanners, which can help microchipped pets to be quickly and easily identified and returned home.
Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine
Dr Jackie Simmonds is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and has a postgraduate course in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Based on your pet’s condition she would be happy to incorporate these treatments for the care of your pet. She also has an active interest in rehabilitation medicine, massage therapy and nutrition as a means for restoring your pet to health.
Acupuncture is becoming an accepted tool in the treatment of dogs and cats. Acupuncture has been shown to significantly reduce pain and increase movement in dogs with arthritis and back problems. It has also been helpful in treating gastrointestinal problems and even with skin issues. Herbal medicine is often used to treat chronic conditions where the body’s natural mechanisms have become unbalanced.