Primary Care

Primary care services performed at our hospitals are the basic services every pet needs. These services include spays and neuters, health exams, laboratory and pharmacy services, and dental care. Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about all of the primary care services we offer your pets.

Available Services
  • Anesthesia indicates the use of medication to block sensation, typically resulting in unconsciousness Anesthesia is induced using a variety of medications, both injectable and inhaled ... Read more

  • Dogs and cats don't often get cavities But they do frequently suffer from other types of dental disease Periodontal or gum disease, in fact, is the number one illness found in both dogs and cats... Read more

  • When the Veterinarian examines your pet’s mouth he or she can see the general health of the teeth and gums. Our dental unit is equipped with a digital dental radiography system that allows them to see beyond the obvious and examine the teeth and their supporting structures below the gumline, exposing hidden problems.

    When your dog or cat comes in for dentistry, he will be anesthetized, have an IV catheter placed and intravenous fluids will be administered.... Read more

  • When the Veterinarian examines your pet’s mouth he or she can see the general health of the teeth and gums. Our dental unit is equipped with a digital dental radiography system that allows them to see beyond the obvious and examine the teeth and their supporting structures below the gumline, exposing hidden problems.

    When your dog or cat comes in for dentistry, he will be anesthetized, have an IV catheter placed and intravenous fluids will be administered.... Read more

  • Our staff will help you cope with euthanasia and end of life decisions. Unfortunately, there comes a time in the life of all pets when the possibility of a recovery to a comfortable existence is highly unlikely. Caretakers of an animal must at this time consider all possibilities to relieve the pet's suffering.... Read more

  • Our hospital is proud to offer our clients a complete diagnostic laboratory. Our in clinic laboratory machines can perform complete blood cell counts, complete chemistry panels, including liver, kidney, and pancreatic enzyme function tests, glucose, and electrolytes. Additionally, our hospital can send samples out to a diagnostic laboratory ensuring that we have a wide range of dianstic capabilities.... Read more

  • Wellness exams not only help flag any potential problems with your pet's health, but they are also important in creating an overall medical history for your pet. By meeting regularly with your pet, your veterinarian is able to become better acquainted with his or her personal history, and is able to offer more personalized care.

    For pets who are 6 years and younger, Wellness Exams are recommended at least once a year.... Read more

  • Ballston Spa In House Pharmacy

    For your convenience, our hospital has an in-house pharmacy, enabling you to pick up your pet's medications at the time of your visit.

    While no hospital carries every medication, we keep the most commonly prescribed medications in stock. If your pet requires a medication that we do not carry, call ahead and we may be able to order it for you.... Read more

  • Keeping your pet pain-free is crucial to maintaining his or her quality of life. Our veterinarians use a multi-modal approach to pain management that includes anti-inflammatories, opioid drugs, local anesthetics, general anesthetics, and even epidural anesthesia to effectively combat pain at all levels. Some of our veterinarians even offer alternative services such as acupuncture or chiropractics for additional pain relief options.... Read more

  • Making the tough decision:

    We understand that considering the end of your pet’s life is a heartbreaking feeling for most people. For this reason, our doctors and support staff will do everything that we can to help you find peace with your decision. If you unsure of your decision, then we can guide you through some questions to help answer the ultimate question;

    Does your pet still have quality of life in their day?

    For a pet, their needs are very simple;

    1.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers routine radiology services. Radiology is the study and science of x-rays.

    X-rays are used to help your veterinarian diagnose a problem or a disease in your pet.... Read more

  • In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet's surgical needs.

    Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.... Read more

  • Why it’s important to Spay or Neuter your pet

    Having your dogs and cats spayed or neutered will help them live longer, healthier lives.
    Eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health problems that can be very difficult or expensive to treat.
    Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of mammary cancer, particularly when your pet is spayed before her first heat cycle.... Read more