Vaccines are designed to trigger protective immune responses in pets to get their bodies prepared to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. These products can lessen the severity of future diseases or even completely prevent infection.
Our vaccinations include:
- Canine rabies vaccine
- Canine distemper combination vaccine
- Canine Bordetella vaccine
- Feline rabies vaccine
- Feline distemper vaccine
- Feline immunodeficiency virus vaccine
- Feline Leukemia vaccine
Your pet will receive a thorough examination from one of our veterinarians prior to receiving vaccinations. Unlike most veterinarians, we do not charge a fee for this exam when it is performed in conjunction with annual vaccinations.
With regularly scheduled health examinations, any medical problems your pet may be experiencing can be detected early, alleviating serious health issues. Give your pet a better quality of life by bringing them to Lashley Animal Hospital for their checkups.
Our health examination services include:
- Annual physical examinations
- Condition specific examinations
- Routine blood testing
- Parasite testing and prevention
- Annual vaccinations
- Weight management
- Dietary management
- Dental care
At your pet's checkup, your veterinarian will want to know about your pet's health history.
Be sure to mention any out-of-the-ordinary behavior you may have noticed in your pet, including:
- Eating more than usual
- Excessive drinking of water, panting, scratching or urination
- Weight gain or weight loss
Lashley Animal Hospital conducts a health examination on all pets receiving vaccinations, but unlike most veterinarians, we do not charge for this exam when it is done in conjunction with annual vaccinations.
Proper dental care is as important to your pet as it is to you, and your pet depends on you to get them the care and treatment they need. From offensive breath and stained teeth to difficulty eating, there are a number of signs that could indicate your pet may have dental disease. Bring your pets to Lashley Animal Hospital to maintain their dental health.
It is important to have your pet's teeth examined regularly. The dental exam can be performed at the same time your pet is in the office for another procedure. If your pet is in need of a dental procedure that requires anesthesia, we will perform a full examination. Learn more about our anesthesia services here
Our dental services include:
- Dental examinations
- Digital dental X-rays
- Routine teeth cleaning and polishing
- Tartar removal
- Dental disease management
- Oral surgery and extractions
- Dental anesthesia
Surgery and Anesthesia
Your pet's health, safety, and comfort are our primary concerns at Lashley Animal Hospital. Before your pet undergoes anesthesia, we will provide a full physical examination of your pet.
Our veterinarians also recommend that a preanesthetic blood profile to be performed to maximize patient safety and alert the doctor to the presence of dehydration, anemia, infection, diabetes and/or kidney or liver disease, as these conditions could complicate the procedure and might not be detected without the blood profile. The results of these tests could also prove to be useful in developing faster, more accurate diagnoses and treatments in the event your pet's health changes.
Our veterinarians are qualified to perform routine and advanced surgical procedures using safe anesthesia in a sterile environment. Additionally, your pet's vital signs will be continuously monitored during preparation, surgery, and recovery.
Our surgical procedures include but are not limited to:
- Cosmetic and corrective surgery
- Growth and tumor removal
- Fracture repair
- Acute care
- Bladder stone removal and more
New Pet Care
Come to Lashley Animal Hospital to help make the transition to new pet owner as easy as possible. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to answer any questions you may have before, during, and after you have decided on what pet will best complete your family.
We provide the following new pet services:
- Complete physical examination
- Parasite testing, treatment, and prevention
- Leukemia virus and Immunodeficiency virus testing (feline only)
- Core and elective canine and feline vaccinations
- Heartworm testing
- Nutritional and exercise recommendations
- General consultation regarding microchipping, spay and neuter after six months of age, and socialization
- Question and answer session to address any concerns you may have
We are excited to offer Companion Laser Therapy to your pets. Laser therapy reduces pain and speeds up the healing process through a noninvasive, pain-free, surgery-free, and drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols.
Relief and improvement can be noticed within hours after receiving treatment, depending on your pet's condition and response. Your pet can benefit from this innovative approach whether he or she is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or aging.
Applications for laser therapy include:
- Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
- General pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness)
- Postsurgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws, and other surgeries)
- Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, and infections)
- Dental procedures
- Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, and lesions)
- Ear infections
Laser therapy promotes healing from within and your pet will typically relax and enjoy the treatment very quickly. Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of this therapy, which improves the quality of life for your pet. Some signs that your pet can benefit from Companion Laser Therapy include:
- Abnormal sitting or lying posture
- Circling multiple times before lying down
- Whining, groaning, or other vocalizations
- Limping, unable to get up or lie down
- Difficulty getting into car or down stairs
- Lack of grooming
- Won’t wag tail
- Licking or biting area
- Lack of appetite
Getting lost is the single biggest threat to your pet's life. Ten million pets are lost each year, with less than 10% returning home. At Lashley Animal Hospital, we are trying to increase the number of pets that return to their families by recommending microchip implantation and collar tags to our patients. You'll find we are one of only two local hospitals to donate a microchip scanning device to the Belleville Humane Society to help ensure your pets can be safely returned home in the event they are lost.
Microchipping for dogs and cats is a simple procedure. A microchip about the size of a grain of rice (12 mm) is injected beneath the surface of your pet's skin between their shoulder blades. This process is similar to a routine shot and only takes a few seconds - no anesthetic is required.
We use HomeAgain
microchips. If your pet is lost and arrives at our facility or local animal shelter, a scanner will read the microchip and a number will be traced back to your last known address through a national organization. It is up to you to update your information by contacting us and the national organization in the event you move or your contact information changes.
It is also important for your pets to have collars with tags. While this method is not as reliable as microchipping, they provide an effective way to identify your pet. Many municipalities require the use of dog tags in their communities, so please contact your local municipality to find out if a pet tag is required in your area.
Our local, family-owned animal hospital maintains a well-stocked pharmacy to serve your pets' immediate needs. If your pet's prescription requires custom formulations, we refer you to one of our local compounding pharmacies.
Please call prior to picking up your pet's prescriptions so that we can have these items ready upon your arrival. In some cases, an exam may be required prior to filling a prescription. Federal law requires a patient-doctor relationship in order to prescribe medications to your pet. As such, we cannot refill a prescription unless your pet has been examined by us in the past six months.
Lashley Animal Hospital is fully equipped to provide a wide range of diagnostic testing and monitoring for your pets' complete health care needs. Our diagnostic services include:
- In-house laboratory
- Digital radiology
- Pulse oximetry
- Ophthalmology and more
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