All pets deserve a knowledgeable, compassionate vet, whether they are completely healthy or need a little extra tender loving care. At Mesa Verde Animal Clinic, we treat your pets with the gentleness and respect with which we would treat our own animals. We care for dogs and cats as well as pocket pets, such as rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets and more. Our team understands that your pet is a special member of your family, so we strive to provide the quality, affordable care they need and deserve.
Health Care for Your Pet, from Head to Tail
Wellness ExamsEven when your pet is healthy, it is important for them to come to us for their routine checkups at least once a year. During these exams, we check your pet from head to tail, taking their vitals and looking at their eyes, nose, ears, mouth, teeth, skin and fur. By bringing in your pet for these visits, we can find any developing health issues as early as possible and provide treatment.
VaccinationsPets, like humans, are susceptible to a wide range of diseases, but luckily, vaccinations exist to help protect your pet against them! We administer several of these vaccines at the beginning of a pet’s life. We provide each animal with a vaccination schedule designed to provide them with the best protection. Below are our general vaccination guidelines:
Canine Vaccinations• Puppies 6 weeks old: Parvovirus only
• Puppies 7 weeks and older: DHPP (Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza Virus) 3-vaccination series, each vaccination 3 weeks apart; Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
• Puppies 12 weeks and older: 1-year Rabies vaccination
• Adult dogs 1 year and older: DHLPP (DHPP + Leptospirosis); Bordetella; 1-year or 3-year Rabies vaccination
• We have the influenza vaccine and Rattlesnake Toxoid vaccine
Feline Vaccinations• Kittens 8 weeks and older: FRCPC (Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia) 3-vaccination series, each vaccination 3 weeks apart
• Kittens 12 weeks and older: FRCPC/Rabies combination vaccination
• Adults cats 1 year and older: FRCPC/Rabies combination vaccination, Feline Leukemia vaccination
Digital RadiographyDigital x-rays are an important diagnostic tool that helps us to find any internal health problems and provide treatment quickly. Digital radiography exposes your pet to a significantly reduced amount of radiation as compared to traditional radiography, and the digital images can be viewed immediately on a computer monitor.
In-House LaboratoryAt Mesa Verde Animal Clinic, we are proud to offer in-house bloodwork in our lab. e can complete heartworm testing, pre-surgical bloodwork, and medical bloodwork. Our lab allows us to complete a wide range of diagnostic tests, which helps us catch any developing health issues and provide treatment as soon as possible.
Parasite TestingWe recommend that both dogs and cats receive an annual fecal exam to check for intestinal parasites. We perform heartworm testing as well. We provide heartworm preventative medication to ensure your pet is safe from the harms of heartworm and other nasty parasites! Heartworm medication protects the rest of your family too.
DentistryGood dental health is an important component of your pet’s overall health. Without regular teeth cleanings, your pet can develop sore gums, tartar-covered teeth, and difficulty chewing. At your pet’s wellness exams, we will take a look at their teeth and recommend whether or not they need to be cleaned. When performing dental cleanings, we provide your pet with anesthesia so that they will not experience any stress or anxiety.
At our clinic, we are proud to provide spays, neuters, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries throughout the week. Before surgery, we compile blood and serum chemistry profiles depending on your pet’s age. These profiles help us determine the best course of action regarding anesthetics, and to plan ahead for any possible complications.
This is especially recommended for older pets. Usually, after surgery, we will prescribe oral pain medication for your pet.
Here are some guidelines for your pet when he or she is scheduled for surgery:
• Don’t let your pet eat any food past 10 p.m.
• Bring your pet to our office by 8 a.m.
• Some pets are able to go home the day of the surgery, but others will have to stay overnight. We will let you know when you can pick up your pet.
• Follow our post-surgery instructions as best as you can, to help your pet have a smooth, quick recovery!
Laser Therapy & SurgeryWe can also provide laser therapy and surgery for pets who would best benefit from it. Laser therapy is especially good for different types of arthritis. Laser technology allows for precision and accuracy as well as decreased pain and side effects.
HospitalizationAs a full-service animal clinic, at Mesa Verde, we are able to take care of your pets if they require hospitalization. Resources necessary for your pet to recover aren’t always available at home, such as intravenous fluids, monitoring of vitals, medication injections and pain medicines. We will take attentive, gentle and expert care of your pets until they are healthy enough to go home.
MicrochippingThe last thing you want to think about is your pet going missing. But in the event that does happen, if your animal is microchipped, they have a much greater chance of finding their way back to you! A microchip is the size and shape of a grain of rice, and in a simple procedure, we insert the microchip in between your pet’s shoulder blades.
BoardingWhether you are going away for a night or a whole week, when you bring your pets to board at Mesa Verde, we make sure they are provided with everything they need, including any prescribed medications. Our kennel technicians make sure all animals are walked three times a day, and their cages are cleaned after each walk.
Boarding Rates Per NightCats – $14.00 Dog Less than 20 pounds – $14.00
Dogs 20-40 pounds – $17.00
Dogs Greater than 40 pounds – $24.00
Birds and other small pets – $14.00
Weekend pick-up – $15.00