At the Animal Clinic of Monett, our ambition is to keep your furry, feathered, and scaly family members as healthy as possible. We fully believe that prevention is the key to maintaining a healthy pet, but we understand that situations arise that require urgent attention and we are proud to provide 24 hour emergency care for your pets. Contact us at (417) 235-4088 for all of your small animal and exotic pet health care needs. Here are a few of the services we provide.
Dental disease is an extremely common and under treated problem for many pets. In fact, dental disease is the most common disease in pets, affecting 78% of dogs and 68% of cats by age three. Poor dental health can lead to heart and kidney disease and it can make controlling common diseases such as diabetes much more difficult. All the doctors at the Animal Clinic of Monett believe that proper oral health will lead to a healthier pet.
All dental patients receive oral antibiotics for five days, beginning 2 days before the procedure. Every dental procedure is performed under general anesthesia to facilitate thorough cleaning above and below the gum line. This also allows the doctor to thoroughly examine the inside of the mouth, which is not always possible when the patient is awake. Many oral abnormalities can be addressed at this time, and extractions will be done if needed. After a thorough rinse, the teeth are polished and sealed to help prevent further tartar buildup. One of our technicians then performs a therapeutic lase treatment of the mouth to decrease post-procedure swelling as well as reduce oral bacteria numbers. As with any anesthetic event, one of our technicians monitors the patient during the procedure.
We strive to provide the best care possible to your pets on the day they are scheduled for a surgical procedure. All surgeries, no matter how minor, are performed using aseptic techniques in our modern surgical suite. Every anesthetic event is monitored by a member of our technical nursing staff so that our doctors can focus on the surgical task at hand. It is our goal that our patients be as pain free as possible, no matter what the procedure. We utilize multi-modal pain control methods including anti-inflammatory medications, stronger pain relievers, local anesthetics, and even a therapeutic laser to decrease post-operative pain and swelling and promote faster healing. Some of our more common surgical procedures are:
- Routine castration (neuter) and ovariohysterectomy (spay) procedures in dogs, cats, mini pigs, and even pygmy hedgehogs.
- Mass removals
- Abdominal exploratory surgeries
- Cystotomy to remove bladder stones
- Luxating patella correction
- Extracapsular repair of cranial cruciate ligament rupture
- Fracture repair by intermedullary pin placement, external fixation, or bone plating
- Caesarian sections as needed
Advanced Digital X-rays
At Animal Clinic of Monett in Monett, MO , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body's organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets' body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets' life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets' health, it's also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
At Animal Clinic of Monett, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.
But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet's safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet's fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.
At Animal Clinic of Monett in Monett, MO , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet's health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
- Complete and thorough physical exams
- We carry a full line of vaccinations for dogs and cats
- Routine diagnostic tests available for the youngest of pets to those more seasoned veterans
- Nutritional counseling from helping maintain your pet’s healthy lifestyle to developing weight loss goals for the less active pet.
- We stock Hill’s Science Diet, including regular formulas, prescription diets, grain-free options, and healthy treats.
- Although it is uncomfortable to think about, we also offer services to keep your beloved pet comfortable and ease their suffering in their twilight years.
- Therapy laser treatments are available for a range of acute and chronic conditions. Ask your doctor for details.
- We offer limited grooming services such as nail trims, baths, and rough shaves.
- We have a large boarding kennel for an overnight stay or longer term boarding.
Animal Clinic of Monett offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Monett, MO and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet's diet or would like more information about your pet's nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.
We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners are faced with. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners, so it is our goal to work with you towards a solution.
There are many behaviors that can be negative or destructive, and many pet owners feel helpless in bringing peace to their home. We want you to know that we are here to help, and that undesirable behaviors can be corrected.
The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it's also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At Animal Clinic of Monett, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.
We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.
While your pets are with us, we will do everything we can to give them an exciting visit. If you are concerned about leaving your pet, please don’t hesitate to set up a time to visit our hospital and look around our boarding facility. We will be happy to discuss our boarding policies and answer any questions you may have.
Here at the Animal Clinic of Monett we offer a full grooming service. Our grooms range from complete specialty cuts with a bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression to basic trims and brush outs. If your pet does not like to be at the hospital and is not a fan of being groomed, we do have the option to sedate for their safety and ours. Our certified groomer, Veronica is very talented and equipped to work on all breeds of dogs and also cats. If you have a specific way you would like your pet to look she is willing to groom them to your request. You are always welcome to call and request an appointment.
Performing certain tests is integral to you and your veterinary team keeping your pet healthy. We offer an array of in-house and external laboratory diagnostic tests including:
- Routine and diagnostic bloodwork
- Thyroid levels
- Heartworm testing
- Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus testing
- Radiography and ultrasonography
- Allergy testing
- Cytology and biopsy services
- Fecal analysis