Primary Care

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.

Available Services
  • Did you know that your pets can have allergies to common environmental factors just like you? Do you ever notice ... Read more

  • Occasionally, your pet may have a procedure recommended by the doctor which would require him or her to be placed under anesthesia The term anesthesia indicates ... Read more

  • Did you know that up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats who don't receive proper dental care will develop signs of dental disease by the age of three?

    Without proper dental care, your pet will most likely suffer from bad breath, inflamed gums, and missing, loose, or broken teeth. All of these problems can cause pain and discomfort. Dental disease can also lead to systemic health problems in dogs and cats.... Read more

  • Have you ever wondered just what kinds of breeds your "Heinz 57" dog is descended from?

    If you have ever wanted to know the exact DNA makeup of your mixed breed dog, there is a DNA test offered at our VCA hospital which will do just that! 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 of the sample will reveal your pet's heritage. Results are usually available within 3 to 4 weeks.... Read more

  • Conditions with the ears are very common in both cats and dogs.

    Part of your pet's Wellness Exam includes an assessment of his or her ears. Problems with the ears can be extremely uncomfortable and even painful.... Read more

  • Your veterinarian can help you provide the absolute best care throughout the final days of your pet's life.

    Our staff is here to help you with euthanasia and end of life decisions. There comes a time in the life of all pets when the possibility of a recovery to a comfortable life is highly unlikely.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers a variety of anesthesia services for your pet!

    Occasionally, your pet may have a procedure recommended by the doctor which would require him or her to be placed under anesthesia. The term 'anesthesia' indicates the use of medication to block sensation, which typically results in unconsciousness.

    Anesthesia can be induced through using a variety of medications, some of which are injectable, while others are simply inhaled.... Read more

  • As your pet ages, one year of his or her life is roughly equivalent to 4 years in human years.

    Because our pets age at a quicker pace than we humans do, it is important that they receive appropriate preventive care, along with early detection screenings to identify any health concerns of diseases in their earliest stages.

    Pets aged seven years or older should visit their veterinarian twice a year for wellness exams.... Read more

  • If you are traveling with your pet to another state or country, a health certificate may be required.  

    There are two types of health certificates available - one which approves your pet for travel within the continental United States, and another which approves them for international travel. Both types of certificates are available here at our VCA clinic.... Read more

  • Wellness Exams are a key part of keeping your pet healthy and happy.

    Wellness Exams not only help to flag any potential problems with your pet's health, but 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.... Read more

  • Our clinic offers a variety of different services should your pet require hospitalized monitoring.

    Sometimes, when a pet is recovering from an illness or procedure, they require monitoring within the hospital. Our Treatment Room is equipped with a bay of kennels reserved especially for those patients who require this kind of constant supervision where the technicians and veterinarians can monitor their progress, and administer the required care.... Read more

  • Our clinic has an in-house lab where our veterinarians can perform a number of diagnostic tests.

    Sometimes, during the course of an exam, the doctor will recommend that samples be acquired, and test performed in order to help better assess your pet????????s health. While some of these tests must be performed at one of our Antech laboratory centers (not located within the hospital itself), and have a general turn-around time of 12 to 24 hours, others are able to be processed in-house, for even quicker results.... Read more

  • Did you know that we have a pharmacy, right here in our hospital, to fill your pet's medications?
    Besides offering a range of products for parasite prevention, our clinic also has an in-house pharmacy where we can fill the prescription medications your pet may require. While no hospital carries all medications, here at VCA Leon Springs we do keep a number of the most commonly prescribed medications and supplements in stock.
    For those medications which we do not keep here in our pharmacy, we happy to call an appropriate pharmacy of your choosing and have the prescription filled for you to pick up.... Read more

  • Did you know that there are non-surgical options to help you treat and maintain certain diseases?

    Internal Medicine is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, management and nonsurgical treatment of diseases. During a physical examination, your veterinarian may discover an abnormality which might involve the use of internal medicine.

    Areas of the body which are commonly treated through internal medicine can include:

    • Lungs
    • Kidneys
    • Liver
    • Pancreas
    • Spleen
    • Intestinal Tract
    • Urinary Tract
    • Endocrine System
    • Neuromuscular Systems

    Management of these conditions is typically done through a controlled or specific diet, a prescribed exercise routine and/or the use of certain medications.... Read more

  • Because pets can't always tell you that they are in pain, it is important to know what warning signs to look for!

    Keeping your pet pain-free is crucial to maintaining his or her quality of life. Our veterinarians are skilled in the management of both temporary and chronic pain. Each patient is different, and each case unique.... Read more

  • By having your pet spayed or neutered, you can help reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens in animal shelters.

    Spaying or Neutering your pet is one of the most beneficial decisions you can make for his or her health. This routine surgical procedure surgically sterilizes your pet, thereby preventing unwanted pregnancies.... Read more