Our hospital offers primary care services that cover every pet’s basic needs. These services include spays and neuters, health exams, laboratory and pharmacy services, dental care, and much more! Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about the primary care services available to your pet.
Our hospital is an Animal Quarantine Approved Hospital The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has strict regulations about the... 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
Our hospital offers dental radiographs (x-rays) as part of our dental care services. Specifically designed dental radiology equipment allows your veterinarian to view structures that lie below the gum line. The location of tooth root infections, the extent of periodontal bone loss and the identification of bone cysts and tumors can be identified using dental x-rays.... Read more
Have you ever wanted to know the exact DNA makeup of your mixed breed dog? We can help! The procedure is very simple, and only requires a small blood sample to be drawn from your dog by one of our veterinary technicians. This sample is then sent off to an outside laboratory where a complete analysis will reveal your pet’s heritage. Results are usually available within 3 to 4 weeks.... Read more
Our hospital offers many general surgery services that include a variety of common and elective procedures performed under general anesthesia.
Examples of common surgeries include: spay (ovariohysterectomy), neuter (castration), lump removal and biopsy, laceration repair, abscess and wound repair, exploratory surgery, removal of gastrointestinal foreign bodies, enucleation (eye removal), cystotomy (removal of bladder stones), and skin biopsy.
As these procedures usually require general anesthesia, please refer to our anesthesia service for more information.... Read more
There are two types of health certificates available, one which approves pets for travel within the continental United States, and another which approves them for international travel.
Acquiring a health certificate will require you to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. Your pet will receive an overall exam during which the doctor will be able to certify that your pet is healthy and safe for travel.... Read more
Your pet benefits greatly from regular wellness examinations. At VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital, we recommend that all pets receive a complete physical examination at least once a year, though more frequent exams are encouraged.
Regular exams allow us to spot the signs of disease and illness in your pet and treat them before your pet's quality of life is affected.... Read more
Our hospital offers hospitalization services. Hospitalization involves admitting your pet into the hospital for monitoring or necessary medical care. Your pet will have their own cage or kennel within the hospital building and will be monitored closely by technicians and veterinarians throughout their stay.... Read more
Our hospital is equipped with an In-House Laboratory that allows our veterinarians to quickly perform diagnostic tests on a variety of body fluids (ear swabs, blood, urine, etc) and other samples (feces, etc) to achieve an accurate and rapid diagnosis. This is especially important in very ill animals and those requiring immediate or emergency treatment.... Read more
VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital maintains a fully-stocked veterinary pharmacy. We stock a wide variety of pet medications. When your pet needs a prescription, we are able to fill his or her prescription at your convenience.... Read more
Radiology is an essential tool for diagnosing many ailments and illnesses in your pet. X-rays are used to diagnose a variety of conditions, including broken bones, tumors, bladder stones and locating foreign bodies (a bone, toy or article of clothing) in your dog or cat's stomach. Radiographs also are useful for diagnosing heart and lung problems and can be used to evaluate cats and dogs for hip dysplasia and dogs for and elbow dysplasia.... Read more
Our hospital routinely performs spays and neuters, the surgical sterilization of female and male dogs and cats. Spaying involves removal of the uterus and ovaries of female dogs and cats and is called ovariohysterectomy. Neutering involves removal of the testicles of male dogs and cats and is called castration.... Read more