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An overall general health assessment. This accompanies all annual vaccinations.
Includes several soft tissue and orthopedic procedures.
SPAY AND NEUTER
Spay and neuter packages are available. All pets presented for elective procedures must be up to date on vaccinations.
Allergy consults and testing are available.
COMPREHENSIVE GERIATRIC WORK-UPS
Most pets are considered senior at the age of 7 years and require more in-depth care. Senior care usually includes annual blood work.
Group or private cremations with the ashes returned are available.
Diabetes in pets is commonly treated with insulin injections. Diet changes are discussed when a pet is diagnosed with diabetes.
Digital radiology in-house allows CVC to get immediate answers and gives us the ability to send those images to a specialist if needed.
HEARTWORM PREVENTION & TESTING
Heartworms can be deadly to dogs. After your dog is tested for Heartworm and the test is negative, a preventative should be started.
In-house blood analyzers help to give quick results. Reference laboratory testing helps us do more extensive testing if needed.
Removal of a foreign body from the intestinal tract is a complicated procedure that needs immediate help. We can diagnose and treat this in most cases.
Several orthopedic procedures are performed at CVC including but not limited to FHO, ALC repair and amputations. We also have the ability to refer your pet to a specialist if needed.
Acute or chronic pain needs to be addressed to keep your pet comfortable. Please use caution when using human medications, because many can do more harm than good.
Emergency visits are welcome during operating hours. Please call ahead if possible. After hour emergency visits need to call the clinic phone number. If Dr. Fields is available, a visit will be scheduled. When Dr. Fields is unavailable or out of the area, after hour emergencies are referred to Iowa State University Veterinary Hospital at 515-294-4900.
A permanent form of identification can help return a lost pet to their owner. Microchipping is quick and easy for dogs and cats.
During a wellness exam, your pets risk factors are considered when developing a vaccine protocol.
Over 80% of dogs over the age of 3 years have dental disease. And periodontal disease in cats is also very common. To check your pets teeth, “FLIP THE LIP”.
Consults about medical or behavior issues can be very important when developing a treatment plan for your pet.
In-house cytology and referral laboratory services are available when needed.
It’s never an easy decision to make, but we are here to help you. Call for an euthanasia consult if needed.
In-house fecal analysis or referral laboratory testing available.
SECOND OPINION EXAM
Advising pet owners on the medical care of their pets is the most important thing we do at CVC.
EXTERNAL PARASITE PREVENTION
Fleas, ticks, mange, lice and other external parasites can not only make you pet uncomfortable, they can make your pet sick. CVC carries safe and effective parasite control.
We try to diagnosis severe, chronic illnesses by using your pet’s history, clinical signs, lab results and other testing to develop a treatment plan.
Prescription foods are needed to aid in many pet illnesses and we have several options available.
Our in-house pharmacy will have your pet’s medications conveniently available when you need them.
Pet nutrition is very confusing! We can help you pick a diet designed specifically for your pet’s age, breed and life-style.
Internal parasites in pets can be easily controlled with new safe and effective products that are available at CVC.