Pet Care

Even when our clinic doors are closed, a doctor is on call (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) who can respond promptly to your emergency. Call the VMC clinic number and you will be directed to the veterinarian on call.

The VMC offers boarding services for cats and dogs. This service includes individual kenneling, food/water, daily outdoor walks (dogs), and medication dispensing if necessary.

We also have grooming services available to get your cat or dog looking fresh and clean. Grooming services may include bath, brush, nail trims, haircut, ear cleaning, and overall cleanliness.

Dental health is a vital part of a pet's overall health. We use ultrasonic scaling and polishing to remove plaque and tartar accumulation that can help with bad breath and oral hygiene. We can also perform tooth extractions if necessary.

If these procedures are not necessary, we have plenty of options to ensure oral health including treats, brushes, and specially-formulated food. Call us or make an appointment to discuss your pet's dental health!

When an examination doesn't give the detailed answers we are looking for, laboratory diagnostics and tests are excellent tools to give us a much clearer picture of what is going on inside the body. 

The VMC offers many different blood tests, urinalyses, internal parasite checks, histopathologies, post-mortems, ear swabs, and many others depending on your pet's specific needs.

While we strive to do everything we can at the VMC to ensure a long and healthy life for your beloved companion, there may come a time where euthanasia is necessary. We understand the difficulty of these decisions and will ensure proper care for your animal at the end of its life, including cremation and/or disposal if desired.

From nail trims to ear flushes, anal gland expression to bandaging, let the caring doctors and staff at the Veterinary Medical Center assist you in getting your pet to his or her optimal health. Call us to discuss concerns or schedule an appointment today!

Laser therapy is an FDA-cleared modality that reduces inflammation and results in pain reduction. Laser therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and post-operative pain. Laser therapy treatment is safe, painless and fast. Treatments to deeper tissues are administered in 5 to 10 minutes. Laser therapy utilizes the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity. Despite short treatment times, laser therapy treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment.

Microchipping has become a popular technology chosen to use in cats and dogs in case they stray from home and become lost. A microchip can be placed non-surgically in the shoulder and has a unique identification to your pet. If your dog or cat gets brought to a location with a microchip scanner, that number populates and is a quick and easy way to find its way back to you.

Radiographs (x-rays) can help diagnose bone and internal organ function and health of an animal. We are able to perform radiographs in each of our clinic locations, including digital radiography in Worthington.

Spaying is an abdominal surgery in female animals to remove the ovaries and uterus.  Spaying is done to prevent pregnancies and also can greatly reduce the risk of mammary, uterine, and ovarian cancers, infections, and other reproductive organ complications.

Neutering is a surgery to remove the testes in males to prevent pregnancies.  Other benefits of neutering can include reduction of reproductive cancers, tumors, and other complications, aggression, and urge to roam.

The VMC offers an extensive list of services that go beyond the basic treatments and surgeries of a typical pet. Some of these may include orthopedic surgeries, laceration/hernia repairs, allergy testing, tumor removal, and many other options that may be necessary for your pet's health. 

Call us for more information or schedule and appointment to find out if we can help with your pet's unique condition or situation.

Vaccinating your pets for disease is a critical piece of overall health, as well as treating and preventing pests such as fleas, ticks, and worms. We have many options for your dog or cat for all of these concerns.