About Us

“Where we are improving your pet’s life through compassionate care and high-quality medicine.”.

Hospital Vision Statement:
Our hospital is a place where our team loves what they do and are known for being compassionate, friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable.  A place where our clients trust us to offer the best care for their pet and provide excellent customer service. Where our patients trust us and love coming to see us.  Where our doctors are known for offering the best medicine with a quick mind for difficult cases.

 

Vision:

When we were building this hospital, the following are the key topics we always kept at the forefront of our minds:

  • Providing gentle patient care by creating a fear-free, low-stress environment for all of our patients.
  • Providing the best customer service.
  • Being competitively priced.
  • Having an energetic team that is highly knowledgeable, compassionate, and friendly.

 

We hope that you can see all of these come through each time you visit Colonial Animal Hospital.

Compassionate Care for Your Pets

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Compassionate Care for Your Pets

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Routine Comprehensive Health Exams - All Stages of Life

Why Does My Pet Need a Comprehensive Exam?

Because your pet can’t tell you when something feels wrong, your veterinarian will rely on regular comprehensive examinations, as well as your own observations as the pet’s owner, to determine the state of your pet’s overall health. These examinations are vital to the long-term well being of your pets.

What Is a Comprehensive Exam?

When you bring your pet in for the twice-yearly comprehensive exam, he or she will receive a nose-to-tail checkup – but what exactly does that entail? The comprehensive exam includes an examination of all of your pet’s major body systems to help ensure that they are functioning as they should.

Each visit, your pet will be weighed to determine whether he or she is at a normal weight and will require nutritional counseling or exercise recommendations based on their weight.

We will check your cat or dog’s skin and coat, important as they are often great indicators of a pet’s overall health. When examining the eyes, your veterinarian will check for irregular or abnormal responses to light, discharge, or redness in your cat and dog, as well as examine the structures in the back of the eye. In aging pets, they will often look especially for signs of cataracts, which may cloud the vision of your pet’s eye lens, and could, if left untreated, lead to blindness.

We will also examine the ear flap, deep ear canals, and ear drums for any abnormal smells, redness, the presence of infection, parasites such as ear mites, growths or tumors.

Your pet’s nose will also be examined by our veterinarians for any abnormal appearance or discharge, before examining the inside of your pet’s mouth to look at dental health and check for abnormal masses, smells, or swelling. This helps to detect any signs of periodontal disease, since dental health is an important contributor to a healthy pet. Regular brushings can greatly improve your pet’s dental health, and overall quality of life.

Our veterinarians will manipulate and feel your pet’s legs, joints, abdomen and anal sacs to check for any unusual reactions, such as the appearance of pain or abnormal lumps. If a stool sample is available, our veterinarians will also perform tests to check for parasites.

Using a stethoscope, your veterinarian will listen to your pet’s heart and lungs to check for heart murmurs and abnormal lung sounds. If your dog or cat is due for any routine vaccinations or laboratory work, our veterinarians will take care of these needs during your pet’s visit. For example, your veterinarian will test your dog yearly for heartworms. Older pets may also have blood tests to check their kidneys, liver, and other internal organs.

Call Today for an Appointment

239-541-0726

Diagnostic In-house Lab work

With our state-of-the-art in-house lab machines, we are able to see what is going on with your pet at that very moment. We can check your pet’s liver and kidney functions on our chemistry machine, as well as their electrolyte levels. With our CBC machine, we can check their white blood cell count,red blood cell count, and platelet count. Our skilled technicians can also run a urinalysis to check for any white blood cells, red blood cells, bacteria or crystals.

Call Today for an Appointment

239-541-0726