Our doctors at McKinleyville Animal Care Center recommend annual comprehensive examinations to evaluate your pet’s health. Cats and dogs are very good at hiding illness and unfortunately are unable to tell us when there is something wrong. Our veterinarians will do a nose to toe evaluation, checking your pet’s heart, lungs, mouth, eyes, ears, abdomen and musculoskeletal system. They will discuss with you what medications your pet receives, what diet they eat and any new or ongoing medical issues.
We have the ability to analyze blood, urine and stool samples to check your pet’s general health. Our in-house diagnostic equipment is top of the line, and our consultant lab has a rapid turnaround time, as well as veterinary specialists always available to our veterinarians. We do in house heartworm, salmon poisoning, viral and tick-borne disease testing. Most of our fecal samples are sent out to improve our ability to diagnose multiple types of parasites, some of which are zoonotic (transmissible to humans).
With in-hospital ultrasound and digital X-ray, our doctors are able to quickly diagnose many common conditions, such as bladder stones and gastrointestinal foreign bodies. We can ultrasound to confirm pregnancy at day 25 of gestation and do fine needle aspirates of internal structures to identify causes of disease.
We offer a wide variety of surgical services based on your pet’s medical needs.
These appointments are available Monday through Saturday during normal business hours.
We offer a vaccine clinic every Saturday from 12-1. This is an opportunity to update your pet’s vaccines at routine prices, without the cost of an annual exam. However, we do recommend at least one visit per year per pet, in order for our doctors to create a personalized plan for your pet’s medical care, including parasite prevention, diet, and vaccines.
Our store in McKinleyville, CA is fully stocked with items our doctors recommend to keep your pets healthy, such as dental diets, joint support medications, probiotics and prescription foods. We carry a wide variety of treats, parasite preventions, shampoos and supplements.