Physical Examination

A physical examination should be performed to assure the best health of your pet. Adults under 7 years need an examination at least once per year. Elderly pets (over 7 years) are examined twice each year. Comprehensive examinations evaluate your pet’s ears, eyes, heart, lungs, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, digestive and other body systems essential for maintaining optimum health. This gives us an opportunity to provide recommendations for maintaining good health and preventing future illness. As a pet ages, subtle changes in your pet’s health may occur, sometimes without obvious symptoms being present to the pet owner. We believe in making recommendations according to breed, lifestyle and life stage development.
Do you own a Boxer or a Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier)? Please visit the pages below for breed-specific wellness recommendations for your pet.
  • Boxer Breed-Specific Wellness Recommendations
  • Yorkie Breed-Specific Wellness Recommendations

Immunization and Wellness Care

We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in Wellness programs has rewards for both pets and their owners. Our Wellness Care recommendations are designed specifically for your individual pet and include: comprehensive physical exam; internal parasite screening; heart worm blood testing and heart worm disease prevention; flea and tick control; vaccination program schedule; spay or neuter surgery recommendations; and specialized blood tests for all life stages. We follow extended vaccine intervals as recommended by veterinary schools and immunology research and each pet’s health is evaluated according to its lifestyle.


We offer advanced surgical procedures and technology. All patients are carefully screened for safety and anesthetic protocols are specifically tailored to your pet. Surgical services and facilities include: fully trained veterinary and technical staff, to ensure the safest, most efficient, state-of-the-art procedures; presurgical blood testing and screenings; heated surgery table for greater comfort and safety; advanced sterilization techniques; ECG (heart rhythm), blood pressure, respiration and oxygen saturation (pulse-ox) monitors; and intensive after-surgery recovery and comfort care.

Dental Care

Regular, professional teeth cleaning is important to maintaining your pet’s teeth. We use a progressive dental program and therapy schedule to clean each tooth thoroughly – above and below the gum line, through a 21-step process. Our nurses are trained to perform this care, as well as assisting the doctors with oral surgery when needed. Dental x-rays ensure that the teeth are as healthy on the inside as they appear on the outside. We will provide you with information for your pet’s continued oral health and things you can do to maintain the benefits of a professional cleaning for your pet.


Radiology (X-ray) helps our veterinarians evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary body systems.

Emergency and Critical Care

In any emergency, seconds count. Our experienced staff is backed up by our mobile resuscitation unit, stocked and equipped to administer the ABCs of basic life support – Airway, Breathing, Circulation/Cardiac compressions. Emergency care is offered during regular business hours. In addition, we use the services of a local, fully staffed emergency center.
24 Hour Emergency Care is provided though:
Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service
1501 Belcher Road South
(Between Ulmerton and East Bay)
Largo, FL 33771
Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital
Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL 33762

Internal Medicine

We cover all areas of internal medicine, including: Cardiology; Ophthalmology; Neurology; Dermatology; Gastroenterology; Orthopedic surgery; Oncology; Endocrinology; among others.

Behavioral Medicine/Consultations

Illness doesn’t always have a physical cause. We can help determine the cause of various disorders such as separation anxiety, inappropriate elimination, obsessive/compulsive disorders, destructive or unacceptable behaviors and develop a treatment regimen, including both training techniques and medication when necessary. Our goal is to improve and enhance the relationship you have with your pet and your pet’s life experience.


We stock a wide range of the best veterinary drugs in the animal healthcare field.

Nutritional Counseling

All pets benefit from a balanced diet and some need specially formulated food. Our trained and certified staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.

Pain Management

Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care. Our hospital considers pain control to be of utmost importance.


For those problems which do not respond to conventional medicine, we offer acupuncture as an alternative. Surprisingly effective for many conditions, it can also be used as an adjunct therapy to traditional medications.


Some types of cancers and tumors cannot be surgically removed and medications can be used to slow or stop the growth, or even rid the pet of the cancer. Many pet owners are frightened by the idea of chemotherapy, since in people it can be intensely debilitating. Fortunately some chemotherapy in animals can be mild and almost side-effect free.

Hospice & Euthanasia

We firmly believe in the value of a pet’s quality of life. We understand saying goodbye to a long-time friend often involves very difficult decisions for pet owners. We want to walk along side of you to help you help your pet in comfort and dignity. Our staff is knowledgeable to help you with options both before and after euthanasia, as well as resources for support and counseling for families experiencing pet loss.


Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the HomeAgain microchips to increase the chances of a safe recovery. To microchip your pet, a veterinarian injects a tiny chip about the size of a grain of rice just under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The number on the chip is then entered into the HomeAgain database.
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