During this uncertain time, we would like to reassure you that our goal at Dumfries Animal Hospital is to remain open and continue to provide veterinary care for your beloved pets. We are doing what we can to help keep you, our staff and our community safe. In response to the recent recommendations of the CDC, WHO and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), we are making some additional changes that will stay in affect as long as the recommendations are in place.
In order to limit the number of people in close contact, we are asking clients to not enter the building. We will now be conducting “curbside” service for appointments, medication and prescription food pick-ups.
*** All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier ***
*** We ask that anyone showing signs of illness remain at home***
When you arrive at the clinic, please give us a call. Please let us know what numbered spot you have parked in or the description of your vehicle and a staff member will be out to assist you.
FOR MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS: A staff member will get a brief medical history over the phone first then come out and take your pet inside for the doctor to examine while you wait in your vehicle. Once your pet has received their exam, vaccines or other tests, the doctor will either give you a call to go over the exam findings and answer any questions or concerns. Currently, we are not accepting cash or checks. All payments will be taken over the phone.
SURGERIES: In order to conserve medical supplies, we are no longer scheduling non-emergent surgeries such as spays & neuters. If you already have a surgery scheduled, your pet will be checked-in in the same matter as our medical appointments.
Due to the recommendation that Veterinary Clinics postpone all non-essential services, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all boarding and grooming until further notice.
We appreciate your understanding & flexibility while we navigate this dynamic and ever-changing situation. The wellness of you, your pets and our staff is our number one priority. We will continue to keep our clients updated via email and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Dumfries-Animal-Hospital-158957006691/).
PETS ARE FAMILY TOO!
We work hard to maintain an excellent staff of doctors, receptionists and technicians. Our staff is a GREAT team, with the right mix of skills and backgrounds, and has been carefully chosen to provide the best pet care. Our staff members regularly participate in continuing education programs. Most have special interests or areas of expertise within the practice.
We take pain relief very seriously. We employ preventative pain management strategies using local anesthetics, narcotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Medications are dispensed for all surgical procedures, wounds dental extractions, and senior arthritis management.
We utilize a state of the art, full service, outside diagnostic laboratory to obtain comprehensive and accurate laboratory data. However, if your pet is sick or injured, and immediate results are needed, our in-house laboratory gives us the ability to get results in minutes.
We provide all types of soft tissue and most orthopedic surgical services. If your pet requires surgery, our doctors will make sure that you understand all aspects of the surgery and all options available. We take great care to make sure that your beloved pet is treated as is it were our own.
Our surgical laser offers several advantages over conventional surgery in many procedures: decreased tissue trauma, decreased postoperative swelling, decreased bleeding, decreased pain and sterilization of the surgical field.
We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also have an on-line pharmacy available to our clients.
We offer digital radiology. Digital radiology provides images literally in seconds. These images can be enlarged and enhanced to improve diagnostic capability. The images can also be electronically transmitted to a board certifies veterinary radiologist for review and the consultation report can be returned in minutes if needed.
Allows non-invasive imaging of the abdomen and chest. Many diseases can be accurately diagnosed with ultrasound alone.
After completing a yearly comprehensive physical examination, our veterinarians will evaluate your pet’s age, breed, and lifestyle to determine the risk of potential disease. After discussing your pet’s needs, we will custom design a preventative health care plan and vaccination schedule for your pet.
Parasitic zoonoses are diseases of animals that can be transmitted to people. The growing popularity of cats and dogs and the high rate of worm infections can result in widespread soil contamination from infected eggs and larvae. At Dumfries Animal Hospital we offer advanced parasite control to help keep your pet and your family safe.
The number one health problem diagnosed in cats and dogs over 3 years of age is periodontal disease. Dental disease puts stress on your pet’s immune system and can lead to serious liver, kidney, and heart disease. We provide an extensive dental care program. When dental services are needed we use the safest anesthesia available, advanced monitoring, fluoride treatment, ultrasonic scaling, and polishing. Preventative dental care can add years to the life of your pet.
When in the hospital your pet will be under a doctor’s personal supervision. A veterinary assistant is assigned to monitor the condition and vital functions of each patient. They assure every patient has clean bedding, food, water, and caring attention. We also have a live-in assistant that will check your pet after hours.
Our staff will call you often to inform you of your pet’s progress. Additionally, our caregivers are available to answer any questions or concerns.