Welcome to Heritage Animal Hospital! Here your pets will be treated as they deserve: with compassion, respect and gentle hands…and lots of treats! Our beautiful new hospital is home to highly experienced and dedicated doctors and staff who celebrate the human-animal bond in every interaction with clients and their pets. All of our staff members are certified (or are working towards certification) as Fear-Free practitioners, which means they have received extra training to make your pet’s visit to H.A.H. even more enjoyable.
PET WELLNESS & VACCINES
Proactive and Positive
Keeping your pet healthy is our top priority and a comprehensive annual physical examination is the single best thing you can do to ensure your pets’ health. Diagnosing health problems before they progress – often before symptoms even appear – greatly improves the chance of a successful outcome. Because of that, for older pets we recommend a physical exam every six months to minimize the risk of potential issues. During the examination the doctor will listen to your pets’ heart and lungs, check his eyes, ears, teeth, etc., discuss any recommended diagnostics and answer any questions you may have about his physical or mental health.
While vaccinations are an important part of maintaining animal health, our doctors will work with you to determine which vaccines are appropriate for your individual pet. Vaccine recommendations may vary depending on your pets’ age, lifestyle and risk factors for various diseases.
Deep Clean and Protect
Dental health affects more than your pets’ ability to chew. Excessive tartar and gingivitis (infection of the gums) can result in a shower of bacteria being spread throughout your pets’ body, affecting not just the mouth but also the heart, lungs, liver, kidney and other vital organs. Loose teeth can also cause pain. We encourage regular brushing and providing your pets with toys and treats that promote good dental health, but most pets will still eventually benefit from a dental cleaning. Using the same equipment as human hygienists, your pets’ teeth are cleaned using both ultrasonic de-scalers and by hand scaling, followed by a high-speed polish and an application of Oravet (a barrier sealant which will minimize future plaque buildup).
Routine dental procedures are performed with the pet under general anesthesia, both for their safety and so that the technician is able to perform a thorough exam and cleaning. We take every precaution to minimize risks and make each anesthetic procedure as safe as possible. There will occasionally be a rare pet for whom anesthesia is not a viable option, and for those pets we offer anesthesia-free teeth cleanings once monthly.
A Fear-Free Operation
At Heritage Animal Hospital we do not consider any anesthetic procedure to be “minor”. Even routine procedures are taken very seriously and with every precaution for your pets’ safety. Every pet undergoing anesthesia first has a physical examination and pre-anesthetic blood work to determine the ability of the internal organs (primarily the liver and kidneys) to process the anesthesia. In addition each pet receives an intravenous catheter enabling them to receive fluids during the procedure. This helps to regulate blood pressure and provides immediate access to a vein should one be needed at any point during the procedure. Our surgery table is heated for greater comfort and post-operative recovery, and isoflurane anesthesia is used to insure a deep sleep and a smooth recovery. Perhaps most important, all anesthetic patients are monitored by trained veterinary technicians not just during the procedure but until your pet is fully awake to further ensure his or her safety. Our anesthesia protocols are individualized for each pet, with special attention paid to our geriatric patients.
Heritage Animal Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment which in many cases allows our doctors to determine your pets’ diagnosis faster and with less expense for you. We offer digital radiography, which allows us to obtain precise internal views of your pet faster than standard X-ray machines, significantly reducing both X-ray exposure time and any stress associated with being held in position. In addition, in-house equipment means we are often able to get results of blood and urine tests while you wait. Of course for specialized tests we use an outside laboratory with a primary focus on testing for animals. Most results are obtained within 24 hours.
URGENT CARE & AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY
At Heritage Animal Hospital we believe that care should be available when care is needed. Modeled after human urgent care services, Heritage is proud to offer urgent care services to its current clients. Please note that urgent care cases will be seen based upon the severity/emergent nature of the medical condition and “first come, first serve”. Wait times can vary for this service and additional fees will apply. After hours emergency services are provided to current clients, an emergency fee will apply.
PET DAYCARE & BOARDING
Feel at Ease While You're Away
Do you worry about how your dog is faring home alone while you’re at work or out running errands? Even the most laid-back of dogs need a change in environment to keep them mentally stimulated. Every dog is different, but most dogs prefer a fun and exciting environment to lying around at home staring at the same four walls. Doggie Daycare offers that stimulating environment and so much more! Bring your dog to Heritage and continue your day worry-free because you know your dog is not only have the time of his life playing with us but is also being looked after by dedicated, loving, educated staff members.
Home to Cache Valley's Puppy Spaw
Our expert stylist will have your pooch or cat strutting out of Heritage’s salon with confidence and style! Specializing in all breed dog grooming, all breed bathing and brushing, even hand stripping, our stylists have the knowledge and expertise to give your pet a perfect groom!
END OF LIFE CARE
At Home and In Clinic Euthanasia
When you recognize that supportive medical and emotional care for your pet can no longer be provided, we at Heritage Animal Hospital support the choice to euthanize- we are here to help during this difficult time.
**Please note that we typically cannot provide at home euthanasia services on an emergency basis**