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
  • Pets can suffer from allergies to elements in the environment around them, as well as certain ingredients in their foods, just like people can ... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • Our hospital offers a variety of dentistry services. At your pet's yearly examination it may be determined that they require a dental cleaning. Routine veterinary dentistry involves prophylaxis (teeth cleaning), polishing and a full oral examination.... 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 thorough ear exams as one of our many services. Symptoms like head shaking, scratching and pawing at the ears, rubbing the ears on the floor or furniture, whining, and abnormal odors are often indicative of a problem with your pet’s ear.  

    Conditions of the ear occur frequently in dogs and cats and result from a variety of causes.... Read more

  • Compassion & Care at the End of Your Pet's Life

    Because we form such a strong bond with our companion animals, the end of a pet's life can be a devastating experience. Everyone on the Loomis Basin staff knows firsthand the grief and hurt you may be experiencing.

    Many pets that suffer with long-term chronic illnesses, such as cancer, benefit from our compassionate hospice care.... Read more

  • Veterinary Diagnostic Services Can Give a More Accurate Diagnosis

    Because your pet cannot tell us in words where he or she is uncomfortable or what ails him or her, modern diagnostic tests, combined with the physical exam, can help us pinpoint the cause of discomfort, illness, or injury and choose the right course of treatment.

    The best diagnostic tool Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic can offer is a thorough physical examination including a complete medical history of your pet. Our veterinarians take the time to get to know your pet and we will ask you questions about his or her lifestyle, habits, and previous illnesses or injuries.... Read more

  • Veterinary Surgery Can Improve Your Pet's Life

    We understand that, as a caring pet owner, the prospect of surgery can be overwhelming for you and your pet. That's why we encourage communication and cooperation between you and your pet's veterinarian to decide on the best course of treatment. Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic gives your pet many options if surgery is indicated.... Read more

  • Senior Pets Get Special Care

    Loomis Basin appreciates how pets find their ways into our hearts over the years, becoming faithful companions and members of the family. If your pet is older than 6 years of age, he or she is considered a Senior Pet and therefore deserves and requires more care and attention when it comes to veterinary care. As your pet ages, we recommend he or she sees one of our veterinarians for a wellness exam every 6 months.... 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

  • Annual Wellness Exams Keep Your Pet Healthy

    At Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic, we believe the key to keeping your pet healthy begins with the annual pet exam. We know you want to give your pet the best care possible. These vitally important exams help us to get to know your pet both from a medical and personal standpoint.... Read more

  • If Your Pet Must Be Hospitalized

    We understand that being away from your pet while he or she is receiving treatment and care in our hospital can be a worrisome time. We want you to know that when your pet stays with us at VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic, he or she will be examined and carefully monitored by our outstanding staff of technicians and veterinarians. We ensure that all of the pet patients who stay with us overnight are cared for by some of the best trained and most caring people in veterinary medicine.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers Endoscopy Services. Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic medical procedure that is used to assess the interior surfaces of an organ by inserting a tube into the body. It is an essential diagnostic tool for pets with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.... 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

  • Dedicated Surgical Facilities

    Our hospital features dedicated surgical suites. Surgical suites are rooms designated for use during surgery only. These rooms are kept as clean as possible to minimize bacteria and other infectious organisms that would be capable of contaminating a surgical wound.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for treating your pet during times of critical need. Our staff and veterinarians will determine if your pet requires the ICU services. ICU's are most often found at specialty hospitals with 24-hour care.... Read more

  • Internal Medicine Veterinary Specialty Services

    We are pleased to have four dedicated internal medicine specialists on staff at VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic. Veterinary internal medicine is related to the diagnosis, management, and nonsurgical treatment of diseases of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive organs, as well as the liver, kidneys, and immune and blood systems. Loomis Basin's internal medicine specialists are experienced with determining both the cause of your pet's illness and the correct course of medication to be used to heal it.... Read more

  • Our hospital maintains an isolated area to prevent the spread of contagious disease from potentially infectious patients to others in the hospital.

    These procedures include the appropriate use of disinfectants, the proper disposal of infectious materials, and the wearing of disposable gloves, boots, masks and gowns while handling infectious patients.

    All these measures are meant to keep our patients and staff healthy.... Read more

  • Effective Pain Relief & Management for Your Pet

    Even though your pet cannot converse with us, we know that he or she can feel pain. It has been shown over and over that leaving a pet in pain impairs the healing process and, even more important, is not humane. We give the highest priority to your pet's comfort and well-being.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers Periodontic techniques to help slow periodontal disease and tooth loss. Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss in dogs and cats. Periodontics involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the tissues that surround the teeth.... Read more

  • Pet Memorials: A Tribute in Your Pet's Memory

    After the loss of a pet, many of us experience the same grief and hurt as we would when a human friend or family member dies. Some VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic clients choose to take their loved one home with them for private care of remains. Others prefer a communal or private cremation, which we can arrange.... Read more

  • Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology for Pets

    Sometimes we are unable to determine from a physical examination what may be troubling your pet. This can be frustrating to you and uncomfortable for your pet. When this happens,VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic uses state-of-the-art noninvasive radiology to help diagnose many pet illnesses and injuries.... 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

  • Spaying or Neutering: It's the Responsible Choice

    VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic reminds you that spaying and neutering pets is the best way of keeping the unwanted pet population percentage low. Because too many animals don't have forever homes, hundreds of them right here in our area face being humanely euthanized. We believe spaying and neutering can provide benefits not only to your pet but also to the entire local pet population.... Read more