We're pleased to offer the following services at Park Place Animal Hospital
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Because a large number of veterinarians practice at Park Place Animal Hospital, we can care for many types of pets:
- Pocket Pets*
- Small Farm Animals*
*Select veterinarians only. Call us for more information.
Pet's can't brush their teeth like we do, so to help them out, regular professional cleaning is an important part of their life. Dental care also helps maintain the overall health of your pet. We use modern and safe technology to clean each tooth carefully, as well as going below the gum line. Dental technicians use an ultrasonic scaler to clean away plaque and tartar, then polish each tooth for smoothness, and apply an Oravet sealant to resist plaque buildup after leaving us.
We use antimicrobial flushes and floride treatments to strengthen your pets teeth. We consult with you to explain at home care and benefits such as at home brushing, special diets, water additives, chews, and the Oravet at home care kit to continue keeping your pet's mouth healthy, fresh and white! Park Place Animal Hospital is the only veterinary hospital in the Lake Oconee area with digital dental radiographs. Digital radiographs allow us to see areas of the tooth otherwise unseen.
Our surgery suite is sterile, bright, and clean. We offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology. We perform spays, neuters, dentals, bladder stone removal, growth removals and much more with the highest of standards and care for your pet. We offer pre-anesthetic blood screening and ECG's before your pet undergoes anesthesia. Your pet is monitored by the attending Veterinarian and our surgery technician. Your pet's vitals are contsantly monitored such as the heart rate, temperature, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, and pulse. We make sure your pet is comfortable and warm during surgery as well as during recovery. Your pet is admitted in the morning and usually discharged later that afternoon to be home with you.
Saying goodbye to a life long friend and companion is painful. We work with you to evaluate your pet's quality of life, pain control and senior care to ensure your pet is comfortable and happy. Our services for euthanasia include taking care of the remains or offering individual cremation.
Emergency & Critical Care
Our hospital is equipped with all the needs if your pet is required to stay with us in the hospital for some time. From comfortable hospital bedding, IV pumps, and constant monitoring, we will make sure your pet has the best care while staying in the hospital.
In an emergency seconds can count. Our experienced staff is trained and equipped to administer the needs of basic life support. By treating for shock, immediate bleeding, and pain we also assess your pet's airway, breathing, and circulation systems and treat accordingly.
Are you too busy to bring "Fluffy" to the vet? Is your pet more comfortable at home when it comes to veterinary care? Maybe you have multiple pets and it is easier for us to come to you. We are now offering house calls. We will come to your home and do routine vaccinations and care. We will gladly schedule an appointment in your home to do routine care such as vaccines, nail trims, eye exams, intestinal parasite exams and heartworm tests. Please call our office to make an appointment or to check on other services offered. Please remember if your pet is sick, he/she must be admitted to our hospital for complete care. We cannot perform these tasks in your home.
Is your pet looking little heavy these days? Can you feel their ribs? Maybe they are even a little on the thin side. Our staff can help you decide what food is best with the correct nutrional content specifically for your pet. Every pet is different, so call us for a consult today.
Pets are like people, they all experience pain at different levels. We are trained at recognizing and alleviating your pet's pain. Depending on their discomfort level, we can administer the correct pain medicine and the correct dosage. Tylenol, Advil, etc...are not good choices and cause many problems of the gastrointestinal tract. There are many good choices on the market today for our senior patients with arthritis too. Don't let your pet's pain go unoticed, even the simplest changes in their personality or habits can be a sign of pain or discomfort. If you have any concerns please call us so we can evaluate your pet together.
Our Pharmacy stocks a wide range of medicines in the animal healthcare field. We can even compound certain drugs into flavored liquids for those hard to pill animals. We stock heartworm and flea prevention, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, antibiotics, shampoo, skin care medications and much more.
We have a state of the art Radiology suite. We can take pictures of your pet and have the processed in seconds with our digital unit. We can email them you, another veterinarian or a specialist. We have the ability to send them out for a consult with radiologist to help the veternian come up with a proper diagnosis. X-rays help us to evaluate your pets' muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. We can see your pet's heart, lungs, bone structure and much more with radiographs.
Spa Care Treatment
Is your pet not smelling all that great? Has he or she taken a dive into the Georgia red clay? Maybe company is coming and your pet needs to look and smell the best! We bathe all breeds of dogs and cats. Our baths include a nail trim, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, brushing, bathing and drying. We can even do sanitary clips. We use a detergent free shampoo, as not to strip off your flea applications and our special shampoo removes dirt, debris and odor. Please call us to set up a spa appointment for your pet.
Veterinary ultrasound is painless, non-invasive and allows us to see tissues not otherwise possible and can show more detail than an X-ray. Ultrasound does not involve any radiation such as x-rays. An ultrasound machine uses sound waves to penetrate internal organs rather than radiation as in the case on x-rays. These sound waves are transmitted at a much higher frequency than we can hear. It can help confirm a diagnosis. Guided by the image of the ultrasound, a veterinarian can obtain a small tissue sample (biopsy) by making a small incision and inserting a needle and withdrawing fluid to be sent for analysis. Since air impedes ultrasound waves, any hair must be shaven away first. The fur will trap air and deflect the waves. Gel is applied on the area to be viewed to block out air between the receiver and the patient. Depending upon the length of the ultrasound procedure, if the pet is apprehensive about clippers or if a biopsy is necessary, sedation or anesthesia may be required. Staff members have been trained and certified to proper ultrasound examinations. These examinations are then sent off to a board certified radiologist to confirm diagnosis along with your veterinarian.
Canine and Feline Immunization and Wellness Care
Our goal is to provide you with the best care possible, striving to prevent illness whenever possible. Our practice includes wellness exams on an annual and bi-annual basis. This means, we do thorough physical exams(including eyes, ears, heart, lungs, skin, temperatures,..), vaccines, blood parasite screens, intestinal parasite screens and blood chemistries annually on pets less than seven years of age and for our senior patients, over 7 years of age, twice yearly. Our vaccine protocol is individually based, depending on your pet's lifestyle. We also consult with you regarding Heartworm and Flea control. Call or stop by to see what is best for your pet and how you can protect it.