TLC Preventive Care
We provide a complete preventive care program for your pet to keep them healthy. This starts with a head-to-tail examination by the doctor and a consultation with you about what your pets specific needs and risks are with regards to existing conditions, exposures, environment, and your concerns. We will then recommend appropriate diagnostic tests, immunizations, dental care, diets, etc. to keep your pet in optimal health.
Since pets are instinctually programmed to hide pain and cannot tell us when something is bothering them, we need to be proactive by doing appropriate diagnostics to detect disease early when it can be more effectively treated. This will also allow us to gather information about what is normal for your pet so that we can watch for trends in the tests over time. Based upon our findings, we can make specific recommendations for diet, exercise, treatment, behavior modification or further testing. We offer all of this to help you ensure that your pet receives the best care available.
For pets over 6 years of age, it is recommended that they have preventive care at least every six months. That is because they are entering a stage of their life that diseases are more prevalent. After all, waiting a whole year to take your "senior" dog or cat to the doctor for a check-up is like taking grandma to the doctor once every 7-9 years!
We provide cutting edge laser and radiowave surgery. These techniques allow for faster healing time with less pain and bleeding. The laser and radiowave actually seal both nerves and blood vessels as they cut. They allow more effective treatment of many conditions like tumor removal, corrective procedures (stenotic nares, elongated palates, eyelid reconstruction, skin fold removal, anal sac removal), treatment of infections of the mouth and skin and many other procedures.
These procedures are great for declaws as well. The cats typically need no bandages because the bleeding is minimized, and have significantly less pain.
Our internal medicine service allows for diagnosis of most medical conditions affecting pets. We begin with a comprehensive examination. The examination findings are then used to determine a diagnostic plan that usually can be done in our hospital usually the same day. Our hospital possesses up-to-date diagnostic equipment including a complete laboratory, radiology (x-rays), endoscopy, etc.
After an accurate diagnosis is made, our complete pharmacy allows us to begin treatment immediately, whether treatment consists of outpatient care or intensive care in the hospital.
Our sterile surgery suite is fully equipped with all the high tech tools needed to provide the safest surgical care. We have patient warming devices, numerous patient monitors, isoflurane gas anesthetic and certified technicians to monitor patients at all times.
Not only do we provide routine surgeries, like spay/neuter/declaw, but referral surgeries for local veterinarians like orthopedic procedures, laser surgery, radiowave surgery and major abdominal, thoracic and trauma surgery. Dr. Herrin has a special interest in surgery, especially orthopedic, and has developed his skills over his career to become as proficient as possible.
Our ICU allows patients to recover from surgery as comfortably and safely as possible. They are monitored and kept warm and cozy with appropriate pain relief until they are fully recovered. They are then sent home when appropriate with more pain medication. Pain relief is extremely important for proper healing.
Our high tech surgery suite and educated staff provide the safest surgical experience possible for your loved pet. We have many patient monitors, isoflurane anesthetic, licensed technicians, and patient warming devices to keep your pet as comfortable and safe as possible.
All of our routine surgeries receive a full examination, laboratory tests prior to anesthetic, pain medication during and after the procedure (even after going home), a nail trim, close monitoring during and after the procedure and a follow-up examination in 10-14 days for no additional charge. We do this because it is what your pet needs to have a safe and comfortable surgical experience. We do not feel that these things that make the procedure safer and more humane are optional.
Our dental suite is equipped to provide the best and safest dental care for your pet. Over 80% of pets older than 7 years old have dental disease. Appropriate prevention and treatment of this dental disease has a huge impact on the length and quality of your pet’s life. Our licensed technicians are specially trained to clean your pet’s teeth while they are anesthetized with isoflurane gas anesthetic and monitored closely throughout and after the procedure.
The doctor uses dental radiography (x-rays), root planing, extractions, medications, oral surgery, and laser treatment to treat problems that can occur in the mouth and keep your pet healthy.
We also carry a complete line of home dental care products and will counsel you on appropriate use of these items to keep your pet’s dental health at its best.
We provide extensive information about pet behavior with our initial puppy and kitten visits so that potential behavior problems are headed off before they begin. We also consult with clients that are experiencing unwanted behavioral issues with their pets. Through behavior modification techniques and appropriate medications we can formulate a plan to help your pet be a well-adjusted member of your family.
Behavior problems are the number one reason that pets end up in shelters and we feel that with our help this can be prevented.
Prescription Mail Service
Just send us an email through our contact information or give us a call at (417) 847-5888 and we will be glad to send you your pet’s medications. Watch for our online store which is soon to come!
Our complete pharmacy allows you to immediately receive the medications that your pet needs at competitive pricing. You will not have the inconvenience of mail order or going to another facility to receive most of your pet’s medications. We research and track all of the medications to provide your pet with the best. Whether you need dental care, heartworm prevention, deworming, grooming aids, or treatment for a medical condition we have what you need.
Our in-patient pharmacy allows us to properly treat your pet without delay if they should need to be hospitalized.
We also provide a mail delivery service if you find it difficult to come in for refills of routine medications like heartworm prevention. Purchasing your medications from us not only is convenient and easy; it also allows you to take advantage of manufacturer rebates and guarantees. It also keeps the pet’s medical records up-to-date and ensures that you will be contacted quickly if there is ever any problem with a medication.
Your pet’s diet is one of the most important things you can provide to ensure it has good health. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about diets. We will discuss with you your pet’s age, activity, body condition and special needs and make dietary recommendations that will keep your pet in optimal health. We will then provide you a full line of Science Diet and Prescripton Diet pet foods to choose from. Whether your pet needs a special diet for a medical condition or just a breed appropriate puppy food, we’ve got you covered.
Boarding and Grooming
As an extra service to our clients, we will board your pet when you are away or do minor grooming. Our boarding facility provides indoor/outdoor runs, a separate feline area, clean and safe cages, bedding, Science Diet food and hand walking for dogs at least twice per day.
Our grooming services consist of nail trims, shearing, trims, and bathing.
Whether your pet is here for grooming or boarding, our trained staff will monitor their health and well-being and the doctor will appropriately treat problems that might arise. How could your pet be safer when you’re away than to stay in a clean, dry, monitored boarding facility with medical staff that are trained to detect and treat anything that might crop up? We can also medicate your pet while boarding if needed.