Because your pet is family.
Your pet's wellness is important to us
We are not intended to be a primary care veterinarian as we do not have clinic facilities to provide x-rays, anesthesia, surgery, hospitalization, or critical care. We work with your primary veterinarian to provide complementary care for your pet beyond traditional veterinary medicine. Below are services we provide to keep your pet well.
Antibody testing for vaccine-preventable diseases
Also known as vaccine titer (tie-ter) testing. Vaccine titers are a simple blood test that are drawn in our office and then sent to Kansas State University for evaluation. We choose to use KSU because they are a university based laboratory, but also because they report the results as a quantitative number.
Puppies should complete their 8, 12 and 16 week DHPP (distemper virus, adenovirus, parvovirus) vaccine series to allow them the opportunity to develop a strong immune response; i.e. antibodies, to vaccine-preventable diseases. At least two weeks following the final DHPP vaccine, antibody levels can be checked to ensure that the puppy has mounted an appropriate response to the vaccine series. Adult dogs can have antibody levels checked once they complete their adult series around a year and a half of age.
How often antibody levels should be checked depends on the lifestyle of the pet and previous titer results. Each pet is evaluated on an individual basis to determine the frequency of antibody testing.
“Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food.” - Hippocrates. Diet plays a large role in the health of ourselves and our pets. With so many prescription pet food diets available today, we understand the role nutrition plays in veterinary medicine. Food therapy takes what we know about nutrition then adds to it. Food has energetics as well as temperatures and that is incorporated into your pet’s health plan. Hard to believe? Think about a hot, sunny summer day. Eating watermelon is extremely refreshing, right? That’s because watermelon is cooling. While we don’t formulate diets, we leave that to the veterinary nutritionists, we can discuss adding different foods to your pet’s diet to enhance their lives. We can also work with you and your primary veterinarian on weight loss programs for your pet.
If you are an avid Google-er, you know that there are about a billion over the counter supplements for our pets. How do you choose? While some over the counter products are really great, others lack substance and efficacy. Some are even dangerous. We can discuss some over the counter products that I use on my own dogs and patients, but we can also discuss prescription supplements. These are typically Standard Process products. What sets Standard Process products apart from many other supplements is their quality of product as well as their Whole Foods Philosophy. We can discuss which product or products would work best to keep your pet functioning at their best!
Annual blood work can be paramount to catching metabolic diseases such as renal failure, diabetes, liver disease or electrolyte imbalances early. While in traditional veterinary medicine there aren’t always great options for early treatment of these diseases, in Chinese veterinary medicine there are almost always options to help stop, slow or reverse the progression of these diseases. Wellness blood work will be available to all of our new and current patients.