We're pleased to offer the following services at Lakeshore Veterinary Hospital, Inc.
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 based on doctor availability. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us so we can advise you on your particular situation.
We would like to announce After Hours Assurance. If you feel your pet is having an emergency please call our main number, 419-621-9080 and follow the prompts. When you utilize this paid service, your needs will be assessed, and if appropriate, you can reach one of the Lakeshore veterinarians via phone for emergencies that occur when our clinic is closed. Nearly 90% of all clients making after hours calls discover that they can treat their pet at home or wait to bring their pet in early the next business day. We know you want the best care possible for your four-legged family members and we can help provide that, while helping you avoid unnecessary trips to costly emergency clinics. You will find that using After Hours Assurance is easy and very reasonably priced, allowing all our clients the opportunity for assistance. Our professional staff believes in providing consistent, quality care to our patients. By utilizing After Hours Assurance, we can continue to extend the high level of care you and your pet deserve when emergencies occur after hours. Please note, this Pay Per Call requires a valid credit card at the time you utilize the service. If we discharged your pet from our hospital within the previous 24 hours, the service fee will be refunded the next business day.Discounts
Lakeshore Veterinary Hospital, Inc. offers discounted services to senior citizens and military members.
Prevention is truly the best medicine. During your pets annual or bi-annual exam, we will thoroughly evaluate your pet, with your pets co-operation of course, review past medical history and address any concerns you may have. This also includes preventive measures such as vaccines, heartworm and flea prevention. Because Dogs and Cats age 7 times faster, on average, than people, significant health changes can occur in a short time. For this reason, we recommend bi-annual appointments, especially for our senior patients. During this visit we can address issues on Dental, Nutrition, Weight Management, Body Condition Score, Arthritis and Metabolic Problems and any other areas
We maintain a stocked pharmacy for your convenience. Your prescription will be ready for you upon discharge. If you can not pill your pet, just let us know. Most Prescriptions can be compounded into a flavored liquid form. Our medications are stored and packaged under the strict regulations of the Federal Drug Administration. If you are running low on a current prescription or food, call us in advance and we will prepare your items for pick-up.
Our In-House Laboratory is fully equipped to perform Hematology Blood Tests which include CBC, Red Blood Cell, White Blood Cells and Platelets, Chemistry Blood Tests, Electrolytes, Thyroid Tests, Urinalysis, Internal and External Parasite Identification, Cytology and Electrocardiograms. We screen for Glaucoma using a specialized instrument called a Tono Vet. We screen for Heartworm Disease, Lymes Disease, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichia in our canine patients. Our feline patients are screened for Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. We utilize local and national veterinary laboratory services for evaluation of other tissue and organ functions, and for histological and cytological testing.
All surgeries are performed in a sterile environment with patients receiving pain medication to relieve discomfort and ease their recovery. Patients are monitored throughout surgery for blood pressure, heart rate and respiration. We offer a full range of surgeries encompassing everything from spays/neuters to fracture repair and ophthalmic procedures.
Patients requiring more specialized surgical procedures are referred to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus Med Vet Referral Services or one of the other referral or specialty practices in the state.
Radiographs are an important diagnostic tool for many of the common conditions we see. These include fractures of bones, difficulty breathing as well as vomiting. This equipment is on-site and gives us immediate results. We also have the ability to use contrast material to highlight specific areas of interest such as the joints, kidneys, bladder, stomach and intestinal tract. Images can be sent to radiology specialists that are available for consultation on difficult cases.
Dental care is an important part of our daily life and should be for our pets also. 85% of dogs and cats have some form of periodontal disease. Daily brushing, rinsing or special treats can aid in fighting plaque-forming bacteria but you need to begin with a clean mouth. We remove plaque and harmful bacteria with chlorhexidine and an Ultrasonic Scaler. Low Speed Polishing is then done before applying Fluoride Treatment.