Small Animal Services

Preventative Care

Starting at the very beginning is one of the most important parts of maintaining your pet's health. Many diseases and illness can be expensive to treat but are also very preventable. Scheduling your pet for an annual wellness exam can be hugely beneficial. During this exam, you can discuss with your veterinarian concerns you may have for your pet. It's a great time to vaccinate your pet as well, trim nails, and even do a test to detect heartworms!

Diagnostics

Our in house blood machines allow us to get rapid results to help us diagnose your sick pets fast and allow us to start the appropriate treatment. We also perform in-house urinalysis to help solve your pets urinary issues. 
Digital radiology allows us to detect orthopedic, reproductive and general health issues quickly. Since they are stored digitally they are easily retrievable, referral readings from a radiologist have a faster turn around and we can make a copy for you to take home for your records. Our ultrasound equipment allows us to perform cystocentesis on animals as well as abdominal ultrasound and ultrasound of the chest. Advanced ultrasound studies are referred to specialists as needed.

Oral Health

Dental disease can start as early as 5 months old. It is very important to have our veterinarians examine your pet's teeth while they are growing, and then annually after all of their adult teeth are in.  Dental cleanings, depending on the type of pet, should start between one and three years old and depending on the individual should be performed every 6-12 months. We also have capabilities to perform digital dental x-rays which allows us to detect disease below the gum line. 60% of disease is missed without x-rays so this diagnostic step is very important in the oral care process. In addition to cleaning, polishing, and extraction, we can perform various procedures to improve oral health.

Surgery

We perform routine surgical procedures such as spaying and neutering to orthopedic and other soft tissue surgeries. Pets can tear their knee ligaments almost the same as humans do. And it's no mystery that pets like to eat strange things and can sometimes become blocked. We are also equipped to perform scheduled and emergency c-sections. Each pet is monitored closely during their surgery and after in recovery;  from arrival to going home. 

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment to treat a variety of conditions such as pain, inflammation, and infections. It also helps speed up healing and shorten recovery periods for our pets. It is a great alternative to medications for those looking for a more natural treatment course or patients who might have adverse reactions to medications. Also, immediately after each surgery, your pet will receive a laser therapy session to the surgical site to encourage faster healing and pain relief.

Hospitalization

& Emergency Services

We are available 24 hours a day for emergency services and we are able to hospitalize your pet should they need it. Hospitalized pets are monitored closely and receive fluids to maintain hydration. Each morning, they are given a full exam to update their progress report. Should you need assistance outside of the clinic, we are also ambulatory.

End of Life Care

This is probably the hardest time to face and with us, you won't face it alone. We perform careful and peaceful euthanasia after a thorough consultation with the veterinarian. Should you prefer to receive your beloved pet's ashes, we have on-site cremation services and the option of beautiful wooden urns to take your pet home. We do not take euthanasia lightly so we do not allow drop-off euthanasias at this time.

Please notice we are only conducting urgent and emergency services at this time.

Hours of Operation

Monday       8AM - 5PM

Tuesday       8AM - 5PM

Wednesday       8AM - 5PM

Thursday       8AM - 5PM

Friday       8AM - 5PM

Saturday   8AM - NOON

Sunday           CLOSED

Emergency Services available 24/7

Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic

7687 HWY 287

Townsend, MT 59644

 

Townsend Office: 406.266.5794

W.S.S. Office: 406.547.3980

Fax: 406.266.4556

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