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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dentistry

    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

  • Our hospital offers thorough Ear Exams as one of our many extensive Dermatology Services. Conditions of the ears can be extremely uncomfortable and even painful. Symptoms like head shaking, scratching and pawing at the ears, rubbing the ears on the floor or furniture, whining, and abnormal odors are common.... Read more

  • 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 existence is highly unlikely. Caretakers of an animal must 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 diagnostic capabilities.... 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

  • Our hospital offers geriatric (senior wellness) medicine services for your older pet.  
    When your pet reaches his or her “golden years,” they require special care. Your veterinarian will recommend certain screening tests that can help provide an early diagnosis for some of the common diseases that affect older pets.... 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

  • Dr. Tschirhart and Rhoda giving Maximus Drake a Health exam.

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  • Our hospital offers Basic 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

  • House Call Services are Now Available at VCA Oak Hills Animal Hospital

    VCA Oak Hills Animal Hospital offers House Call Services that will allow you to enjoy the benefit of reducing your pet's stress level (and yours too!).

    Our hospital's House Call Services are available to cats and dogs and include:

    • A comprehensive pet examination performed by Dr. Jena Schulze who is assisted by a VCA Oak Hills staff member
    • Flexible scheduling available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Typical visits that our House Call Services include are routine pet check-ups, sick pet examinations, pet vaccinations, sample collection for laboratory testing (to help avoid stress-induced test abnormalities), and at home euthanasia should that time come.... 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

  • For your convenience, our hospital has a 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

  • 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.

    Many surgical suites are designed with separate ventilation from the rest of the hospital as this helps maintain cleanliness of the room.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers an intensive care unit (ICU) for treating your pet during times of critical need.  

    Pets requiring ICU are often very ill and require specialized nursing staff and veterinarians to treat them through a crisis. The nursing staff are also often trained in advanced techniques and monitoring and may also have undergone additional certification.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers a variety of internal medicine services.  

    Internal Medicine is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, management and nonsurgical treatment of disease affecting the lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas, spleen, intestinal tract, urinary tract, endocrine system and neuromuscular systems. Management of these conditions is typically done with diet, exercise and medications.... Read more

  • Isolation Ward

    This hospital maintains an isolated area to prevent the spread of contagious disease from potentially infectious patients to others in the hospital. Our personnel are trained and isolation procedures are followed to keep patients safe. 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.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers oxygen therapy for the treatment of many acute cardiac, respiratory and blood disorders. Oxygen may be provided to patients by a nasal catheter (cannula), oxygen cage, hood or mask. Close veterinary monitoring of these patients is required to maintain oxygen flow, avoid potential complications of oxygen usage and to insure that expected therapeutic goals are being met.... 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

  • Our veterinarians offer periodontics 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

  • 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

  • Sweetpea in for her spay.

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  • Our hospital offers Sevofluarne anesthesia for your pet. Anesthesia is the use of medication to block sensation, typically resulting in unconsciousness.

    There are several forms of gas anesthesia available, however, a newer gas, called Sevoflurane, allows very precise control of a pet's anesthesia level.... 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

  • Our hospital offers video otoscopy to assist in the diagnosis of ear problems, such as external and middle ear infections, ear mites, foreign bodies in the ear canal and ear canal/middle ear tumors. Most veterinarians have a hand-held otoscope which gives a limited view of the ear canal and eardrum. If an ear problem becomes difficult or recurrent, our team can use a video otoscope, which allows deep examination and diagnostic sampling of the external and middle ear.... Read more