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 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.
Lakeshore Veterinary Hospital, Inc. offers discounted services to senior citizens and local area rescue groups. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.
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 fully stocked pharmacy for your convenience. Once your pet is diagnosed there will be no waiting at a pharmacy. 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 just give us a call and we will have them ready at your convenience to 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.