Progressive Dental Care
The number one health problem diagnosed in 8 out of 10 cats and dogs over 4 years of age is periodontal disease. We provide an extensive dental care program. Our highly trained licensed veterinary technicians complete our dentistry scaling and polishing. If left untreated, infection can spread to other parts of the body. Preventative dental care truly is a fountain of youth for your pet.
PennHIP is a procedure for early, accurate hip screening performed by our specially trained and certified staff. PennHIP is a science-based, hip-screening procedure capable of estimating the susceptibility for Canine Hip Displasia in dogs as young as 16 weeks of age. The PennHIP method has been shown to have distinct advantages over other popular screening methods that are performed after the dog is two years of age or older.
With the help of professionals in the veterinary field, we are well educated on the various different brands of food available. We will help you select the best nutritional "fit" for your pet based on health, life stage or special needs.
Shelby Veterinary Hospital is a great vacation spot for your special family member. We provide veterinary-supervised loving care and can attend to all of your pet's special needs, enabling your furry friend to remain happy and healthy while you are gone.
As a special convenience, veterinary services such as dental cleanings, vaccines and other procedures can be scheduled during your pet's stay.
Individualized Health Plans
After completing a Comprehensive Physical Examination, your veterinarian will evaluate your pet's age, breed and lifestyle to determine the risk of potential disease. After discussing our pet's needs, we will design a preventive health care and vaccination plan that is best for your pet.
Complete In-House Laboratory
Our in-house laboratory gives rapid diagnostic abilities when we're treating sick or injured pets, and allows us to properly evaluate every surgical case prior to anesthesia.
Our high frequency x-ray machine produces the highest quality radiographs, allowing our doctors to see fine detail and subtle changes.
Dental x-rays are essential in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. X-rays are necessary to identify bone deterioration and problems hidden below the gum line.
To decrease risks of surgery, patients are continuously monitored for cardiac rhythm, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation by both the surgical team and monitoring equipment. After surgery, your pet's temperature and pain level are monitored until the effects of anesthesia have worn off.
Your Hospitalized Pet
We know your pet will feel more at ease with you at home, but sometimes sick patients need services that can only be performed in the hospital. We strive to keep the length of hospital stay as brief as possible.
While in the hospital, your pet will be in our general hospital ward. If there is a concern of contagious disease he/she will stay in the isolation ward. Our wards are quiet and comfortable. A veterinary technician is assigned to monitor the condition of each patient, to provide special diet needs, and to give caring attention. Your pet's doctor will call you often to inform you of your pet's progress. Additionally, our veterinary technicians are available to answer any questions or concerns.