At VCA Cedar View Animal Hospital, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives for more than 20 years. We work hard to deliver the best medical care for your pets, as well as the best experience for you, the pet owner.
Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that all our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.
At VCA Cedar View Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you, your cats, and your dogs. Whether you're visiting from Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, or Farmington, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. In 2017, we were honored to receive the "Best of the Best" in the Readers' Choice Awards for 2017 and 2018. We invite you to visit our hospital and see for yourself how our staff works to continually exceed your expectations as we provide healthcare for every age and every stage of your pet's life.
Getting to know your cats and dogs inside and out allows us to provide the best possible health care. When you visit our clinic, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their thorough and thoughtful care. We will never rush you through an appointment, which means you'll leave your exam informed and confident in your pet's treatment plan. Our focus on long-term healthcare ensures that your pet is kept healthy throughout the course of his or her lifetime.
Our veterinarians, vet techs, and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.
Local Medical Issues
There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health and that require your attention over the entire year.
For example, there's heartworm, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since it's transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern.
The same is true for flea and tick infestation and intestinal parasites, each of which poses a problem in any season.And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, and "scaly" skin.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.
Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.
Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota
Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota (STRMN) is an all volunteer organization with a mission to Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Re-Home Shih Tzus and Shih Tzu mixes who are in need of loving homes. Primarily in the twin cities, we do serve greater MN as well as adjoining states.