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Our Services

Wellness Plans What to Expect Examination Surgery Complete Dental Cleaning Canine Rehabilitation Individualized Hospital Care Euthanasia & Cremation Grooming Telemedicine

Wellness Plans (Coming soon)

Service Guide Silver Gold Platinum
Examination copay fee (up to 4)
Complimentary technician office visits (unlimited)
Complimentary routine nail trims (unlimited)
Annual preventative care examination
Core vaccine boosters (administered based on age, breed, and risk)
Heartworm, Leukemia, and FIV screen (cats)
Affordable monthly payments for the annual wellness care
Multi pet discount
Additional discounts on eligible items
Young wellness panel:
cats: CBC, chemistry, electrolytes, and fecal
dogs: CBC, chemistry, electrolytes, T4 thyroid level, fecal, and heartworm test
ECG screen
Pre-surgical blood work
Routine dental cleaning package
Routine spay or neuter surgery package
Senior wellness panel:
cats: CBC, chemistry, electrolytes, T4 thyroid level, urinalysis, and fecal
dogs: CBC, chemistry, electrolytes, T4 thyroid level, urinalysis, fecal, and heartworm test
Radiographs (2 views)
Blood pressure screen
Eye pressure screen
Semi-annual blood work

What to Expect Upon Arrival

woman arriving in the hospital with her dog
  1. Our lobby is open. Continue to arrive at your scheduled appointment time.
  2. You may choose between an exam room appointment or a curbside appointment.
  3. For exam room appointment, you are welcome to enter the lobby and check in at the front desk. For curbside appointments, remain in your car and call to check in and report your parking spot.
  4. Facial coverings are optional.

Drop off appointments are also available for those times your pet needs timely attention and your schedule isn't lining up with our available appointment times.

For non-urgent matters, also see the "Telemedicine" section! We are happy to help you from the convenience of your own home.

Backorderd medications and food items continue to be an issue. Please call to refill prescriptions well before running out.

To join our practice community, please complete the Client Application Form and a customer service representative will contact you.

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Vet examining a dog's eye

There are several types of examinations available at our facility. Whether you are bringing your pet for wellness care or they are sick or injured, the appointment process and examination follow the same format. Of course the individual care at the time of the visit varies based on testing and treatments recommended.

The following are the Steps to Expect:

  • History Collection: All examinations include an initial gathering of information about your pet by the veterinary nurse or assistant. The information you provide helps guide the nurse on preparing materials for the appointment and preparing the veterinarian. The more information provided during your appointment the better we can narrow down the possibilities for your pets affliction and can recommend the best testing options. Whomever is bringing the pet in should be very informed about any concerns with the pet or the informed person should be available by phone if needed.
  • Veterinarian Examination: The veterinarian will perform a physical examination of your pet. Some portions may vary depending on the concern provided. Generally, the veterinarian is performing a visual assessment of the pets body condition with regards to weight and muscle distribution, assessing hydration status, behavior/ demeanor, eyes, ears, skin, mobility and orthopedic exam, pain, heart and lung sounds, size, shape, position, and texture of the internal organs on abdominal palpation.
  • Consultation and Recommendations: This is the portion of the appointment where the veterinarian will discuss their findings and are likely to ask further questions. The veterinarian will then make recommendations for testing and/ or treatment based on the history at home and the findings for your pet during their examination. Often testing is needed before the appropriate treatments can be determined. Testing of course varies based on your pets individual situation and you will will be an active participant in the decisions made for the care of your pet.
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Vet performing surgery

We provide many surgery services. Of course elective procedures like spays and neuters. However, we also perform biopsies, remove tumors, perform wound management procedures, and remove ear polyps. We perform emergency surgeries; for example removal of a ruptured spleen, correction of stomach bloat or torsion, removal of intestinal obstructions, removal of a severely infected uterus, cesarean sections, removal of stones from the bladder or lower urinary tract. We perform some limb, digit or tail amputations as necessary.

Our surgery nurses are very proficient at assisting our veterinarians during these procedures. When possible, they prepare in advance the needs they can anticipate for equipment and patient care. They prepare each patient for surgery and monitor them throughout while providing all the supportive care during the procedure. Your pet will receive pain management, intravenous fluids, cardiac and lung auscultation, electrocardiogram (ECG), oxygen and carbon dioxide monitoring, temperature monitoring with warming units adjusted throughout the procedure.

For planned (non-emergency procedures) the surgery nurse will contact you prior the scheduled date to confirm contact information, provide instructions on what you will need to do in the day(s) prior to your pets procedure and the morning of instructions. They will also provide you a consent form. Please review the form, sign and return it to our office prior to the day of your pets procedure. If an estimate was not previously provided and you would like one, please request it in advance. This helps to avoid the need for an estimate the morning of your pets procedure while the surgery nurses are focused on safely preparing your pet for surgery.

Most patients will go home the same day in the afternoon following surgery. If a pet has a complication, an additional condition that requires monitoring or an emergency procedure, additional and continued care may be necessary into the following day(s).

If your pet just had surgery and you need any reminders for at home care, check out our Post-Operative Care FAQ.

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dentistry Complete Dental Cleaning

Vets examining a dog's teeth

An intital assessment is needed to evalutate the teeth, and get a general idea of the level of periodontal disease. This is done during an office visit while the pet is awake. If a dental cleaning is recommended, the next step would be to perform pre-anesthetic lab work to look for any diseases of the liver, kidney, etc. before placing your pet under anesthesia.

Once it is determined that your pet is a dental candidate, the dental cleaning consists of:

  • Placing your pet under general anesthesia and performing a complete oral examination. Your pet is monitored by a veterinary nurse throughout the entire procedure.
  • Dental radiographs are utilized to assess beneath the gumline.
  • Tartar and calculus will first be removed, then a nurse will check the teeth for any abnormalities. Sometimes, after the tartar and calculus is removed, additional problems my be revealed that could not be seen prior to cleaning.
  • Abnormal teeth are documented and brought to the veterinarian's attention. The veterinarian will then examine the teeth and perform a complete oral exam, as well as review the dental radiographs to appropriately address any problem areas.
  • A final polishing will be performed on the remaining teeth that are now free of plaque and calculus.
  • Your pet will then be recovered from anethesia by a veterinary nurse.
  • Your pet may be sent home with antibiotics and pain meds depending on your pet's needs.
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sound_detection_dog_barking Canine Rehabilitation

A dog walking on the water treadmill

Our goal in canine rehabilitation is to improve function and minimize pain for your canine companion. Working together are, Dr. Alice Wyatt, DVM, CCRP, Sarah Hammond, RVT, CCRVN, and Kelsie Linneweber, RVT, CCRP. Whether your pet just had orthopedic surgery, has a neurological disorder, is geriatric and slowing down, or anything else keeping your dog from living his or her best life, we can create a program specifically for your pet.

  • VOM: Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation and Myofascial Release - Adjusts the spine to correct small misalignments and massages the muscles and fascia.
  • Underwater Treadmill - Allows the patient to walk without the pressure of gravity, reducing pain and stress on the joints, while providing resistance to strengthen. You can view the underwater treadmill in action below.
  • Laser Therapy - Works on a cellular level to decrease pain and inflammation, improve nerve function, and more.
  • Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Therapy - Stimulates and exercises cells to help resolve cellular dysfunction, enhances natural recovery to reduce recovery time, reduce pain and inflammation, improve energy and athletic performance.
  • Therapeutic Exercises - Eccentric, concentric, and isometric exercises, using body weight and other equipment.
  • Manual Therapies - Massage and stretching
  • Platelet Rich Plasma - Concentrates platelets in plasma to utilize the valuable effects of growth factors to repair tissues and stimulate healing.
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Individualized Hospital Care

Vets giving attention to a dog

At St. Joe Veterinary Hospital we offer care that is tailored to your pets' specific needs. This is true for all our services as well as in the unfortunate event that your pet becomes very ill and needs hospitalization. When your pet is hospitalized with us, your pets' veterinarian will discuss the specific treatment plan that is needed based on your pets' symptoms, physical exam, and diagnosis.

While your pet is in our care, they will be staying in our treatment area where they are easily within sight of our staff, nurses, and veterinarians. Our nurses diligently follow all the veterinarian's treatment orders ensuring that your pet will recieve all treatments and medications at the appropriate intervals. The licensed veterinary nurse is a highly trained member of the staff that has the primary responsibility caring for your pets' condition, symptoms, and eating habits.

For updates on your pet, call and ask for your pets' veterinary nurse. They will be able to best answer most questions and are in constant contact with the veterinarian about the treament plan. You will be contacted at least once a day from the nurse or doctor that is caring for your pet to give you updates and to alert you of any changes with your pets' condition and/or treatment plan.

If your pet is diagnosed with a highly contagious disease, we also have an isolation ward to ensure the prevention of spreading the disease to any other patients in the hospital.

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Euthanasia & Cremation

sad dog lying on vet examination table

The sensative subject of euthanasia is often difficult to address or ask about, but it's always wise to have some type of plan in place when its time to say goodbye to a beloved pet. We pride ourselves in trying to make this very hard situation go as smoothly as possible.

When it comes to the actual appointment, there are two main decisions to consider.
Would you like to be present with your pet when they pass?
Would you like to have your pet cremated or burial at home?

When choosing cremation services, there are several options available. The company we work most closely with is Pet Angel Memorial. They offer private cremation (pets ashes are returned to you) and communal cremation (pets ashes are dispersed in a park).

If you would like to memorialize your pet, Pet Angel offers serveral products such as paw imprints, custom urns with name plates, jewelry and picture frames. A link to their website is provided below so you can see all options they provide.
Pet Angel Memorial Center Grief Support

We would be glad to go over these options with you at anytime to ensure that your wishes are in place.

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self_care Grooming

Dog being groomed by vets

In order to provide our clients with more conveniences, we have welcomed Carol Schlumpf in to our clinic to provide grooming services for your pet. Carol is a self employeed groomer, who utilizes space at our office. If you are looking for a grooming option Carol is a great choice.

Call and have our customer service team set up an appointment today.

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Woman looking at her phone with her dog
  • Not sure if your pet needs to be seen?
  • Having trouble getting an appointment that fits into your schedule?
  • Simple recheck or follow up for a previous visit?
  • Pet is overly stressed with office visits?
  • Telemedicine consultation may be right for you!

We have an option for telemedicine consults with our staff and doctors. The comfort of information and care that you know and trust from your home.

When planning for a telemedicine consult, please be prepared to send pictures or videos. Some scenarios may require a live video consult. For example, the doctor may need to see your pet walking or running or get a different image.

Of course, some things can not be handled remotely or with medications alone. If you choose a telemedicine appointment and it is determined that your pet still requires a visit to our practice, then the telemedicine consultation fee will be applied toward that visit.

If a true emergency develops, then telemedicine is not an option for your pet. Please call our offices immediately so we can prepare and anticipate your arrival.

View the videos below for a quick "how-to". Enter STJOE when prompted to connect to our hospital. If step-by-step instructions are more helpful, visit the link below.

Step-By-Step Instructions
Step 1: Setup
Step 2: Consultation
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