As a veterinary clinic, Ballard's Family Pet Hospital believes you should expect compassionate high quality care. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to offer world class service and a state of the art veterinary facility.
Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body, tail, and all his assorted cavities.
Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian maybe in order. Like you, your pet can lose his teeth due to decay and neglect.
It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. It's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.
Our qualified staff and modern, up to date facilities are able undertake necessary surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning. Because of the general risks inherent to anesthesia, especially for very old, very young or very ill pets, we will likely suggest a few exams, including a chest X-ray and lab work of blood and urine, before your pet is anesthetized.
The Family Pet veterinarians and support staff are a highly qualified, calm, compassionate team willing to explain all procedures your pet undergoes. We strive to be someone with whom both you and your pet feel comfortable.