"Our purpose is to prevent disease where possible and treat problems that arise with the most up-to-date medical care available. We strive to meet your needs and those of your valued companion through education and compassion."
our intention to maintain the health and well-being of your pet so that you can
spend many happy years together. To achieve that goal we will often recommend
preventive health measures such as updated vaccinations, heartworm prevention,
dietary management, and dental care. Remember....
Because we know how important your time is, we try to prevent excessive waiting by seeing our patients by appointment.
Patients are seen in the following order:
Non-emergency unscheduled visits
Please check for the earliest available appointment. We thank you for your understanding in case of an emergency.
Many people take advantage of our convenient drop-off service. Simply bring in your pet on your way to work and pick it back up on your way home. If you want to drop-off an animal but are in a hurry, you should call ahead and let us know what services you desire for your pet.
Of course, if you have an emergency, do not hesitate to bring your pet in immediately. Even so, please phone ahead so that we may prepare for your arrival. We will provide service as quickly as possible. In the event of an after-hours emergency, phone our regular number. Our answering service will contact Dr. Rigby.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please let us know 24 hours in advance so we can schedule another patient in need of service.
effort to keep down cost, payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash,
check, and debit cards, as well as VISA, Master Card, Discover and American Express.
Dr. Rigby gives a thorough exam to all patients. Certain lab tests can then be done, usually in-house, to further determine a problem and render a diagnosis. Some problems can be long-term or involve multiple and/or changing causes. Treatment may be ongoing. Remember, to effect a cure is not always possible, but we vow to do our best to diagnose and treat a problem to the best of our abilities.
We have two certified dental technicians on our staff, Betty Carneal and Stacy Porter. They are both trained in the American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians protocol. Dr. Rigby inspects every dental afterwards. All dentals are anesthetized for a complete and professional cleaning with an ultrasonic descaler and polisher.
Our new digital X-Ray machine allows us to instantly see what's happening inside your pet. Having better clarity than a traditional system, it allows us to see breaks and other health issues that before, could have gone undiagnosed. Protective lead aprons are provided to our staff for their safety. We also have year-round monitoring badges for our technicians to track any possible radiation absorption.
Laser therapy is relatively new to veterinary medicine, but we are already seeing its many benefits. We use it as part of our pain regime on all surgical incisions for quicker healing and better pain tolerance. It has many other uses as well, such as on arthritis, periodontal disease, sprains and fractures, broken toenails, tooth extractions, and feline acne.
Although we cannot provide a 24 hour employee watch, while we are here, we do everything possible for your pet's comfort and recovery. Constant monitoring, bed changes, and temperature control is done. Dr. Rigby is alerted to any sudden changes.
We bathe cats and dogs (up to 50 pounds) by appointment. We can also treat for fleas, ticks, mange, and various other skin conditions. All baths receive complimentary nail trims, ear cleanings, and anal gland expressions. Sorry, we do not have a groomer on staff, so we do not do hair cuts.
Dr. Rigby is capable of performing all types of surgery, but her soft tissue surgery skill are second to none. Orthopedic pins and splints are also offered depending on the severity of the injury. We regulate all patients on a respiratory monitor, oxygen machine, and inhalation anesthesia. A sterile environment is observed at all times.
We have a complete in-house pharmacy with the most up-to-date medications for your pet. We also carry Trifexis, Sentinel, and Heartgard+ heartworm preventions (by RX only), in addition to Comfortis, NexGard, and Easyspot for flea & tick prevention.
Our lab consist of various equipment that helps our staff quickly diagnosis problems in your pet. This equipment includes a blood chemistry machine, blood count machine, urinalysis machine, centrifuge, and microscope. We can also do various other tests such as, heartworm, parvo tests, feline leukemia/feline AIDS testing, cytology, and fecal tests. The State Lab in Little Rock is available for all outside testing. A courier picks up specimens daily. We also have a Vetscope ear machine that has allowed us to diagnose, treat, and correct a lot of ear problems.
We offer boarding by reservation. Our climate-controlled facility is totally indoors. Our caring staff lets your dog outside into our fully-fenced exercise yard three times a day for playtime. Boarders may only be dropped off and picked up during our normal business hours- Mon - Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm.
All boarders MUST be up to date on Distemper/Parvo, Rabies, and Bordetella (Kennel Cough). If proof cannot be provided, they will be given at the owners cost.
We carry Science Diet food and Hill's Prescription Diet food. Science Diet is a concentrated food, which means that you feed less, and your pet produces less waste, utilizing this food much better than the normal grocery store brand. We have a wide variety of different types to best serve the needs of your pet. While we can't carry every type of food Science Diet makes, we order weekly. So if we don't have the kind of Science Diet food you're looking for, call us by Tuesday. We'll have your food on Wednesday!
Microchips are an easy and permanent way to identify your pet. Unlike a tag, the microchip can't be lost or taken off. If brought in, clinics and shelters across the United States can scan your pet for its unique number, find its owner, and get them back home!
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