Announcements and Specials
AUGUST 10TH 2020
ADMINISTRATIVE CLOSURE TODAY
PLEASE CALL TOMORROW FOR SERVICES!
Anesthetic Procedure Announcements:
$50.00 deposits required
Due to the numerous "cancellations/no shows" for anesthetic procedures ( Dental cleanings or pet sterilization procedures), are no longer scheduled without a $50.00 deposit fee. The deposit fee will be collected at the time the appointment is schedule. The deposit will automatically be deducted from the final pricing of the procedure. Failure to show up for your appointment without a 24 hrs notice, will result in a non refundable deposit. Client can reschedule for the next available date if notice is given 24 hrs ahead of time. If Client fails to show up or cancel again, without a 24 hour notice, then the fee is forfeited. (All Cancellations must be at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.)
We are also reducing elective procedures to two days in every month. ( The first and third Thursday of the Months). If it falls on a holiday, we will move it the the earliest Thursday of the month.)
(WE ARE OPEN FROM 8:00AM-5:30PM; Closed for lunch from 12-1 pm daily)
WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE WILL ONLY TAKE APPOINTMENTS FOR WELLNESS, GROOMING AND URGENT CARE.
- PLEASE DO NOT WALK IN WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT.
- PLEASE BE PATIENCE AND REMAIN IN THE WAITING AREA OR OUTSIDE WHILE YOUR PET IS BEING EXAMINED. WE WILL COME OUT (OR CALL YOU) TO RETRIEVE A HISTORY AND GO OVER RECOMMENDED TESTING/TREATMENTS.
- SPACING IS VERY LIMITED-- SO WE WILL SPACE OUT ALL APPOINTMENTS TO KEEP CLIENTS SEPARATED. (FOR CLEANING AND DISINFECTING THE FACILITY IN BETWEEN CLIENTS)
- DROP OFF APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE.
- PLEASE USE DISINFECTING ITEMS AVAILABLE TO YOU AT CHECK OUT COUNTER OR BRING YOUR OWN.
- NO PETS WILL BE ALLOWED TO BOARD WITHOUT A VALID EMERGENCY BACKUP NUMBER!! THIS IS TO ENSURE SOMEONE WILL BE ABLE TO PICK UP YOUR PET IF "SHELTERING IN PLACE" IS MANDATED FOR STAFF PERSONNEL. YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY IF YOU DO NOT COMPLY.
IF YOUR PET IS EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY ISSUE, PLEASE GO TO UNION CITY ANIMAL EMERGENCY, SOUTH ATLANTA VETERINARY EMERGENCY FACILTY (SAVES) OR ANY ANIMAL EMERGENCY HOSPITAL NEAREST TO YOU.
THANK YOU FOR COMING TO SOUTH FULTON PET CARE.
PLEASE BE SAFE AND TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS FOR YOURSELF.
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X-PRESS VACCINATIONS FOR $25.00 EACH!
- Rabies one year only
NO aggressive pets allow for xpress vaccinations. No puppies/kittens allow for vaccinations without an examination. If your pet appears ill, client will be promptly informed by staff and an office call will be applied. If pet is ill, vaccinations are not given.
Pet Health Check Assessment for $210.00
- 25 Panel Blood Chemistry Test
- Complete Cellular Blood Count
- Thyroid Hormone Test
- Urinalysis with Sedimentation
- Electrocardiogram with Consultation- (EKG)
- Tonopen Test (ocular pressure testing)
All testing will require a full physical examination; Pet must not be aggressive and tolerant to handling; Pets may need to be dropped off until all specimens are acquired. For drop-offs, vaccines (Rabies, DA2PPV & Bordetella) will need to be current; If your pet is not up-to-date on vaccines, then the pet parent must be on the premises until all testing is completed. An additional $25.00 express service fee will be required. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome.
Below is an Article from Dr. Tessa King, a Seattle based veterinarian that was interviewed in 2011 to discuss why blood work needs to be performed:
Client Question: If my dog is healthy, why does he need expensive blood work?
Vet Answer: Blood and urine screenings are useful tools for looking at the overall health of your pet. From them, a veterinarian can learn if your pet has kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes or bladder infections (urine). Many of these problems may not be obvious on a simple physical exam, but if caught early can be successfully treated or controlled, giving your pet a longer and better quality of life.
It’s also important to have lab tests performed when a pet is healthy, so the veterinarian can have a baseline to compare results when/if your pet becomes ill. It’s important to note that lab tests must be coupled with a complete physical examination and patient history from the owner to be of the most use.
Sometimes we can come to a definitive diagnosis with routine blood work, but oftentimes we find changes in blood work that lead us to do more diagnostic testing to come to a definitive diagnosis. When we don’t get an absolute answer from blood work, it helps guide us as to what the next diagnostic steps should be (radiographs, ultrasound or more specific blood testing).
Client Question: What kinds of things can a complete blood count (CBC) tell a vet about the health of my dog? What should a vet be looking for?
Vet Answer: Usually a CBC and either a full or partial chemistry panel is done, sometimes with pancreatic enzymes and a T4 (thyroid level).
A CBC evaluates the number of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, along with the concentration of red blood cells (hematocrit or PCV) and hemoglobin levels.
Abnormal changes on a CBC could include anemia (low red blood-cell count), leukocytosis (high white blood-cell count) or thrombocytopenia (low platelets). Anemia has a wide range of causes, and finding a low red blood-cell count, depending on the severity, usually warrants searching for a cause.