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Pets First Animal Clinic

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Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services: Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets’ complete health care needs.

Surgical Services: Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures including orthopedics, soft tissue surgery and anterior cruciate surgery techniques performed by only a handful of veterinarians in the Idaho.

Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient’s vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.

Internal medicine consults: We offer in-hospital referrals to an internal medicine specialist, Dr. Julie Ekedahl VMD DACVR, who performs specialized ultrasounds, and helps us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases. We also have in-house endoscopy to further help your pet.

Radiology Services: Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.

Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation: We are happy to have Dr. Sara Wolverton of Wolverton Chiropractic come in and perform VOM for our patients that may need an alternative treatment. For more information on this service please see “Calvin’s Pad” under Other Features or give us a call!

Electrocardiography Services: We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.

Dentistry: Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, fluoride treatments, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery.

Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, complete blood count, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.

Permanent identification: We offer Avid microchip identification so that your pet will have the best chance at recovery back to you.

Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet.

Individualized Flea Control Programs: We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.

Dietary Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.We carry a full line of prescription diets (IVD and Science Diet). If we don’t have the item you are looking for, we would be happy to special order it in for your pet!

Behavioral Counseling: We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression. We also can recommend trainers and classes to meet your pets needs.

Boarding: We provide pet boarding as a service to our clients. All boarders receive personal attention from our caring staff. Pets may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours Monday through Saturday. All pets boarding for more than three nights receive a complimentary bath. We provide everything your pet will need to enjoy their stay but you are welcome to bring their own food, treats, bedding and bowls at not extra charge to you.

Grooming and Bathing: We offer to our clients bath and brushes where your pet will get a lavish bath followed by a nail trim and anal glands expressed if needed. If you want a more in-depth grooming experience, we refer you to Kelli’s Extreme Grooming located conveniently behind Pets First!

Emergency Care: For after hour care and concerns you can contact West Vet located in Garden City at 375-1600 or All Valley Animal Care Center located in Meridian at 888-0818.