- Complete Medical, Dental and Surgical Services
- Digital Radiography
- Non-Anesthetic Dental Cleaning (Exam Required)
- Alternative medicine including:
- Veterinary Low Level Laser Therapy
- Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (Chiropractic)
- Biopuncture and Prolotherapy
Palm Beach Animal Hospital offers a stocked pharmacy as well as an in-hospital veterinary diagnostic laboratory: complete blood counts, chemistry, electrolytes, coagulation profiles, SNAP tests (including heartworm, FeLV/FIV, parvovirus, giardia, pancreatitis), fecal, and urinalysis.
Medical services offered include (but are not limited to):
Vaccinations: Keeping your pet up to date on their vaccines is one of the best ways to ensure lifelong health. Your dog or cat is better protected from many common contagious diseases when they are vaccinated. You and your doctor will determine which vaccinations are necessary for your pet’s lifestyle.
Blood/Urine/Fecal testing: These are a window into your pet’s health. They provide vital information concerning kidney, liver, and other organ functions, along with disease processes such as heartworm, diabetes and hypo/hyperthyroidism. Performing lab work will let us know what kind of changes may be occurring in your pet before clinical symptoms are noticed.
Microchipping: What happens if you lose your pet and they aren’t wearing any identification? If your pet is microchipped, your chances of getting them back are drastically improved. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades. Implanting an animal with a microchip is a simple procedure and can be done at any time. When your pet is fitted with our HomeAgain brand microchip they have a unique, universal identifier on at all times. This universal chip can be read on a variety of scanners including those found at animal control and humane society facilities. It is also readable on international scanners, so your pet can be identified anywhere in the world.
Digital X-ray: Diagnostic imaging can give you a window into your pet’s health by looking at their organs. Our digital x-ray provides crisp, detailed imagery of various organs such as the heart, lungs and liver.
Electrocardiograms: An Electrocardiogram (ECG) allows us to view and record the heart’s electrical activity. This shows us if there is an irregular heart rhythm. An ECG may give us insight into potential heart disease or other problems affecting the heart.
Blood Pressure Monitoring: Blood pressure may be checked regularly as part of an exam or it may be necessary to check due to the medications your pet is on. Hypertension (high blood pressure) may be the result of many medical conditions, and the presence of high blood pressure in your pet may indicate that a more serious condition needs to be treated. It can also be a side effect of certain medications. Blood pressure measurement is especially critical in emergency situations and when a pet is under anesthesia.
Surgical services include:
Spays: Spaying is the surgical removal of the female reproductive organs (the uterus and ovaries). Having your female spayed before her first heat reduces the risk of mammary cancer. Spaying at any age prevents the development of a potentially fatal uterine infection called pyometra.
Neuters: Neutering is the surgical removal of the male reproductive organs (the testicles). Having your male neutered at about 6 months of age reduces the chance of developing poor behavioral traits such as marking, humping and aggression. It also prevents your pet from developing testicular cancer and reduces the risk of prostate issues later in life.
Dentals: Proper dental care is perhaps the most over looked issue in animal health. Most pet owners do not realize the severity of dental disease; they just think their pet has bad breath. But dental disease is so much more than bad breath. A diseased mouth not only makes it difficult for the pet to eat comfortably, it also acts as a gateway for bacteria to infect the rest of the body. The bacteria that causes dental disease also has direct access to the blood stream and can travel into the body, causing problems in the heart, liver and kidneys.
Other surgeries: We offer an array of surgical procedures, both elective and emergency. Please call us to inquire. There is also the possibility that your doctor may refer you to a specialist for some surgical procedures. It is important to remember that a referral to a specialist is always done in your pet’s best interest and that Palm Beach Animal Hospital will always be there for your pet’s post surgical care.
At Palm Beach Animal Hospital we offer surgery Monday through Friday, by appointment after a veterinary patient/client relationship has been established.
Please call with any questions and or to schedule an appointment today at 561-249-1071.