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

  • End of life decisions for our pets are never easy. Our staff understands the pain that comes with this choice, and we are here to help you cope in this difficult time.  

    Sometimes, a healthy recovery and comfortable existence for sick, injured, or elderly pets is not possible.... Read more

  • Since our pets cannot speak, they can't tell us when they're not feeling well or explain that they've been injured in some way. Add to this the fact that many illnesses and injuries cannot be easily detected on the surface of the skin, and we've got quite the mystery on our hands. In instances such as these, we turn to veterinary diagnostics to help us get the answers we need.... Read more

  • At VCA PineRidge Animal Hospital, we treat every surgical procedure we perform as our highest priority. Regardless of whether it's a routine spay or neuter, or something more complex, you can be confident that your loved one will be in caring, capable hands at all times while in our care.

    We offer a wide variety of pet surgical services, performed in our state of the art surgical suite by our experienced doctors, utilizing the most modern surgical techniques and paying the utmost attention to patient safety and comfort.... 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

  • Wellness Exams not only help flag any potential problems with your pet's health, but they 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.  
    For pets who are 6 years and younger, wellness exams are recommended at least once a year.... 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 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

  • VCA PineRidge Animal Hospital features a convenient in-house diagnostic laboratory, which aids in the fast and accurate retrieval of test results, including blood work, urinalysis and fecal testing. With many injuries and illnesses, a timely diagnosis is critical to achieving a positive outcome. Our doctors are able to get the answers we need in most instances, while you and your pet are still in the exam room.... 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

  • 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

  • Pain control is very important to us at VCA PineRidge. We believe that all animals have the right to a pain-free experience, and we also believe in doing so in a way that is as safe as possible. We use a number of pain management techniques, including the safest, most effective anesthesia products available.... 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

  • At VCA PineRidge Animal Hospital, we treat every surgical procedure we perform as our highest priority. Regardless of whether it's a routine spay or neuter, or something more complex, you can be confident that your loved one will be in caring, capable hands at all times while in our care.

    We offer a wide variety of pet surgical services, performed in our state of the art surgical suite by our experienced doctors, utilizing the most modern surgical techniques and paying the utmost attention to patient safety and comfort.... Read more