Preventative Care

We strive to promote health through annual physicals, heartworm and tick disease screenings, routine vaccinations, monthly heartworm and intestinal worm prevention, and proper flea and tick control.  We do our best to make sure clients are well informed of the latest and best options in the daily care of their pets.  We are also able to special order most prescription foods your pet may require.  We work to keep our prices on flea/tick and heartworm/intestinal worm products comparable with online pharmacies so that you can find convenience and value right here in your community.  

In addition to our small animal services, we also offer haul-in appointments for health certificate exams and routine preventative care (such as Coggins tests, vaccinations, and fecal parasite testing) for certain large animal species, including pigs, sheep, goats, cattle, and horses. At this time we are not able to see large animal sick visits or emergencies. Please call us at (804) 769-3200 for more information.

Did you know?

  • Rabies is almost 100% fatal in humans and animals, and all mammals are at risk of contracting this virus, even fully indoor cats. Fortunately, it can easily be prevented with vaccination. In Virginia, it is required by law that all dogs and cats over the age of 4 months be vaccinated against rabies, and it is recommended for other species as well.

  • Puppies and kittens should be dewormed beginning at 2 weeks of age.

  • If females are spayed before their first heat cycle, their risk for mammary tumors is dramatically reduced.

  • Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial disease spread through animal urine. Many species, including pigs, mice, squirrels, and rabbits, can pass lepto on to dogs when they urinate in the yard or a puddle and dogs lick their feet or drink from the puddle. In turn, we can catch it from dog urine. For this reason, we recommend all dogs be vaccinated against Leptospirosis as part of their core vaccines.

  • Once you have a flea problem, it may take 12 months of consistent use of quality flea control products to eliminate them from your premises.

  • Because our area has such mild winters, our pets need parasite prevention year-round. 

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