We provide outstanding client service and compassionate patient care.
At Myrtle Grove Animal Hospital, we strive to provide the best care for your pets. We are a fully equipped facility offering wellness exams and preventative care, routine surgery and dental cleaning, digital radiography, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. We also offer canine and feline boarding, as well as bathing and professional grooming.
Preventative & Wellness Care
Annual wellness exams are vital for the early detection of medical conditions and are key for preventing disease. During your pet’s exam, we will address any concerns you may have and make the best recommendations for your pet’s health.
Routine vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent common infectious diseases. We will create a vaccination plan that is best suited for your pet based on age, risk factors, environmental exposure, and lifestyle. Over time, we will adapt the plan to meet the changing needs of your pet as he or she grows from a youngster to a senior.
Every pet is at risk for parasites. Fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites can be easily prevented with monthly medications. These products can be purchased in our hospital as well as through our online pharmacy, and we will make the best recommendation based on your pet’s needs.
The veterinarians at Myrtle Grove Animal Hospital have years of experience with most routine and emergency surgical procedures. Although there is a small risk associated with any anesthetic or surgical procedure, we take every precaution to assure that your pet has a successful outcome.
Our patients are fully examined and current blood work is recommended prior to any anesthetic procedure (required if seven years or older). An IV catheter is placed to allow for fluid support during surgery. We use some of the safest drugs and anesthetic gas available, and vital signs are closely monitored until the patient is completely recovered. Pain control is implemented prior to any surgical procedure, continued during hospitalization, and if needed, after discharge.
We try to make our clients and patients experiences as pleasant and stress free as possible. We provide house call services to those patients that do not travel well or clients that aren’t able to make it to our office.
(House calls are temporarily on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic.)
We have the ability to perform in house digital radiographs within seconds. Radiographs can be a very useful diagnostic tool helping to detect a variety of problems, such as broken bones, heart and lung disease, intestinal foreign bodies, bladder stones, and some types of cancer.
Healthy teeth and gums are directly related to a longer lifespan and fresh breath. Dental disease can lead to pain and discomfort, decreased appetite, and bacterial infections that can spread from the mouth throughout the body. Your pet’s teeth will be evaluated at each exam, and if periodontal disease, tartar, or loose teeth are present, a dental cleaning will be encouraged. Dental prophylaxis will remove the tartar buildup to help restore healthy gums and fresh breath.
A full dental procedure includes:
- Sonic scaling that removes the glued-on tartar
- Probing along the gums to detect early problem areas and evaluate the level of decay
- Extractions if necessary
Signs of dental and oral diseases in dogs and cats:
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
- Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area
- Drooling or dropping food
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Loss of appetite or loss of weight
Acupuncture can be effective in improving the following conditions:
- Musculoskeletal problems (muscle soreness, back pain, disc problems, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease)
- Neurological disorders (seizures, laryngeal hemiplegia, facial and radial nerve paralysis)
- Gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea, gastric ulcers, colic, vomiting, constipation, and impaction)
- Other chronic conditions (asthma, behavioral problems, Cushing’s disease, renal failure, geriatric weakness, and skin problems)
Myrtle Grove Animal Hospital has an on-site, fully stocked pharmacy, and we stand behind every product that we dispense. We will provide accurate information about your pet’s medications, including proper dosing information, and alert you to any potential drug side effects or interactions.
We are happy to also offer Vetsource, an online service that will ship your pet’s medications directly to you! Your monthly heartworm and flea prevention, as well as chronic medications, can be shipped to your home and save you a trip to the vet’s office. After a doctor’s approval, you can renew your medications on the website or over the phone. To get started, click here.
Diagnostic tests play a key role in discovering what may be wrong with your pet. Our heartworm tests cover three different tick-borne diseases—Ehrlichia, anaplasmosis, and Lyme—as well as heartworms. Fecal tests are run to find parasites, such as tapeworms, hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms. Within a matter of minutes, we can conclude if your pet has any of these parasites or diseases and discuss treatment with you.
With the addition of our state-of-the-art lab equipment, you and your pet will receive test results faster, which will lessen the amount of worry and stress. We also use an external lab to help with testing we are not able to provide. Once these profiles are sent out to our partner lab, results are normally received within 24 hours.
We offer Save This Life animal microchips. A single injection is all that is necessary to provide a lifetime of protection. Each Save This Life microchip number is searchable in a Google search. When someone finds a pet and performs a quick Google search of the microchip number, they are able to privately contact the pet owner with a text message and an email. The pet owner receives a GPS map, powered by Google Maps, of where the person who found their pet is actually located.
There are no registration fees, no annual fees, and no fees to update information or transfer pet owners. Save This Life also sends out free Lost Pet Alerts to the shelters and rescues within a 25-mile radius of where a lost pet was last seen and a Lost Pet Alert Poster to the pet owner.
Unsure whether to microchip your pet? According to The Humane Society of the United States, there has been a 250% increase in reuniting microchipped and registered dogs with their owners and a 20% increase in reuniting microchipped and registered cats with their families. Even if your pet stays indoors, unexpected events and incidents can occur leaving your pet unprotected.
Use the links below to find out more information or to look up a microchip number.
Fill out the required Boarding Consent Form prior to your visit!
We offer dog kennels in quiet rooms as well as large runs. Each ward has a separate exit door that goes outside to a large, fenced yard where your dog can run and play under supervision.
In order to board, dogs must be up to date on current vaccinations and preventative care, including:
- Physical exam
- Fecal exam
- Heartworm test
- Feline boarding
Our cat ward is located at the opposite end of the hospital from the dogs. Large cat condos sit in front of glass windows where cats can relax and enjoy the view.
In order to board, cats must be up to date on current vaccinations and preventative care, including:
- Physical exam
- Fecal exam or Profender