Independence Veterinary Clinic, our doctors and staff, are dedicated to the health and happiness of your pet. We offer many services to help you take the best possible care of your furry family member. We are a full service animal hospital.
In October of 2012, IVC updated to a digital radiography service and we love it!
Independence Veterinary Clinic is excited that we now offer digital radiography. Digital radiography is a means of processing x-rays into a digital image using a computer. It eliminates the need for film, a dark room and chemical processing, thus a substantial savings on the environment over traditional methods.
In addition to being able to store large volumes of data in a small space, we will be able to offer high quality referral films with the click of a button via the e-mail and/or CD copies. We can provide OFA digital radiographs, contrast studies, and abdominal ultrasonography. Some patients may require sedation/anesthesia in order to obtain quality, diagnostic digital radiographs.
Just like people, our patients sometime need surgery. Whether its a puppy or kitten needing a routine spay/neuter or a senior needing lump removal, safety is our primary concern. Every patient is treated as if they are our own. Our doctors are very experienced and every year enhance their knowledge and skills by attending continuing education programs.
Our patients need their teeth taken care of just like we do. Plaque and tartar accumulate over time requiring regular teeth cleaning/polishing, scaling, tooth extractions and Oravet.
We offer in house urinalysis, parasite testing, blood chemistries, and cytology. We utilize outside laboratories for many routine tests. Many test results are available the next day.
We stock our most commonly used medications. In order to serve you more efficiently, we ask that you call in requests for refills a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
You can also use the link to your Pet Portal on the homepage to order prescription refills from IVC online.
We can consult with you about a new addition to your family. Which breed is best with kids? Or an apartment? What about a big back yard? Our doctors would love to answer all of those questions for you.
We recommend annual (even semi-annual) check-ups for our patients. This is a time to not only examine your pet but discuss behavioral and nutritional problems/questions with an IVC doctor.
Custom Parasite Protection
We have our own custom parasite prevention program for your pets. Our Doctors and Staff will prescribe your heartworm preventative and arrange for free delivery from our affiliated pharmacy. This medication is individualized for your pet's weight, heartworm, and parasitic needs. The prescription will contain a year's supply of parasite protection at an affordable price, regardless of your dog's size. The medication can be delivered to your home or if you prefer you may pick it up here at IVC within 5-10 business days of placing your order. Additional topical protection is also available to treat for adult fleas, ticks and lice.
Home Again Microchips
We are now offering Microchips and Enrollment for $60.50. By including the enrollment, we ensure that you get to take advantage of all the wonderful benefits Homeagain offers to it's members. If your pet gets lost, Homeagain will contact all the shelters and veterinary practices in your area and allow you to create a "Lost Pet" poster with your pets' photo. Local PetRescuers will be alerted and a local shelter list will be provided to you so you may check for your pet at the listed facilities. Other benefits include 24/7 emergency medical care, and lost pet medical insurance. Ask any of our staff about having your pet microchipped at your next visit!
Dr. Michelle has conducted several animal CPR classes this fall. Keep checking our website for future dates, and e-mail us if you are interested in participating!
In Home Euthanasia (Clients Only)
Deciding to euthanize a beloved companion animal is one of the most difficult decisions a pet owner will ever make. Although putting an animal to sleep to end suffering is the kindest, most unselfish thing we can do for our pet, it is also heartbreaking. When a pet is euthanized, it is often an emotional time for you. It is almost always a psychological nightmare of confusion and guilt. Our in-home euthanasia service makes this difficult time less stressful for everyone involved. We can help you make a decision you feel comfortable with, then provide a peaceful experience for your family and for your pet when you feel their time has come.
We offer Puppy Classes!
Our trainer/vet nurse, Luann Van Leer offers puppy classes on Thursday's here at IVC
-Pre-pay cash or check only
-125.00 per puppy
-5 week class
-Need 2 vaccines (dhp-p) required!
-Need to be at least 8-20 weeks old
For more info and when the next class will start, please give us a call.
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