Our staff at Hancock Veterinary Services is fully trained to assess your pet from head to tail! Whether your pet needs rabies vaccinations, Bordetella vaccinations, other shots, flea treatment, grooming, or dental care, we are fully equipped to care for all your pet’s health care needs. We are proud to treat dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, pocket pets, small farm animals and reptiles!
Most pet owners are unsure as to whether or not they should pursue pet acupuncture. They worry if it’s safe, painful, or effective for their cat or dog. According to the Chi Institute, this procedure has a myriad of benefits for your pet, some of which include pain relief, the promotion of tissue healing, regulation of gastrointestinal motility, immunoregulation, antifebrile effects, and reproductive and hormone regulation.
The goal of acupuncture in pets is to stimulate the body to heal itself. It enhances blood circulation and stimulates the nervous system, facilitating the release of anti-inflammatory and pain-relief hormones. This process has also been shown to aid in the removal of metabolic toxins and waste.
At Hancock Vet, Springdale, we have practitioners who are experienced in cat and dog acupuncture therapy and can safely perform the procedure. Each session takes only 20-45 minutes (the first appointment usually takes a bit longer than the follow-up sessions). Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment for your pet or to find out more about our vet acupuncture services to enhance the healing process and balance energy throughout your pet’s body.
Hancock Veterinary Services can take care of your bird’s needs from wing clipping to toenail trims! Wing clipping is a nonpainful procedure that ensures the safety of your bird in its environment and keeps your bird from chewing holes in your doors and window frames. It limits your bird’s ability to fly, removing the risk of injury from flying into a ceiling fan, onto a hot stovetop, or into (or out) a window. Additionally, most birds need to have their nails trimmed regularly. We can take care of this procedure for you so that you don’t have to worry about trimming the nails too short and nicking the blood vessels inside the nails.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental disease can be very uncomfortable for pets and the longer it is left untreated, the more complicated and costly it becomes to treat. Furthermore, certain dental diseases can lead to issues with your pet’s heart, liver and kidneys, and can also flood their body and bloodstream with harmful bacteria.
Common signs of dental disease include:
At Hancock Veterinary Services, we conduct a thorough oral exam during each wellness visit and are equipped to treat dental disease if a cause for concern is identified. We highly recommend you have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year even if your pet is not demonstrating symptoms. Schedule an oral exam to prevent irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.
When you have made the difficult decision to say goodbye to your pet, we provide options to accommodate your individual needs. Private, in-home euthanasia can make for a more comfortable experience for both you and your pet.
Sedation will be administered prior to performing the euthanasia to ensure your pet is at ease. Pet cremation services and other options are available. We are here to help you through this transition, and make this process easier for you.
Microchipping is the most effective means of identification for your pet. Similar to vaccinations, microchipping is safe, quick and causes little pain. We still always recommend an ID tag be attached to your pet’s collar, but the microchip will help you rest easy knowing that if an accident does occur, your pet can be identified. Most veterinary hospitals and shelter are equipped with a handheld microchip scanner that can be used to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. From there, they can retrieve the pet owner’s contact information from the manufacturer and call the owner.
Ease your concerns about leaving your pet behind while you’re away: Let our qualified staff take care of him or her. We will provide your dog or cat with a safe, comfortable, “home away from home” atmosphere. We are happy to accommodate any special care or needs your pet might have. Just let us know when you make the reservation.
We provide amenities such as clean bedding and food and water bowls, but feel free to bring your own if you’d prefer. Toys and other personal items that are washable are welcome. We will administer any needed medication and follow your specified feeding regimen. (Alternately, we can provide a high-quality diet and treats for no extra charge, although eating their own food tends to agree better with most boarded pets.) We can also provide grooming services before you pick up your pet.
Veterinary technicians regularly check on the pets, and our kennel staff monitor the boarding area. You have the added benefit of knowing that one of our clinicians will promptly begin treatment if your pet gets sick during his or her stay.
To keep all our patients as healthy as possible, we require pets that are boarding with us to have current rabies and distemper vaccinations, along with other species-specific vaccinations. We also require that most vaccinations be given at least two weeks before boarding. Please call us for more information.
For a tour of our boarding facilities, feel free to drop by anytime. Schedule your boarding reservation today!
Puppies and kittens require special care for proper growth and healthy development. Hancock Veterinary Services comprehensive approach addresses your pet care needs from disease prevention to proper pet behavior. Puppy and Kitten care includes:
When your pet is in their senior phase of life, regular check-ups are extremely important to address the early warning signs of common age-related diseases, such as:
The risk of disease increases with age therefore early detection is the key to prevention.
Hancock Veterinary Services is equipped to perform most types of surgery, including spay/neuter, caesareans, tumor and lump removals, wound stitches, intestinal obstructions, extensive orthopedics and more. Our skilled veterinarians use the safest methods possible and utilize both general and local anesthesia to control pain during the procedure. Using our state of the art equipment we will not only ensure your pet’s medical needs are addressed efficiently and effectively but will also make sure they feel calm and cared for throughout the entirety of the prep, procedure, and recovery process.
Vaccinations are an essential part of your pet’s health care plan starting from the time they are very young. Pets should be vaccinated between 6 and 12 weeks of age and require boosters throughout their life.
Cats and dogs are susceptible to a variety of parasites, as well. Many pet parasites can infect people in addition to animals, which means parasite prevention is important for the health of your pet and your family.
Vaccinations and preventative care give your pets the best chance to avoid sickness and disease. At Hancock Veterinary Services, we create a personalized plan to meet the exact needs of your dog or cat.
Our knowledgeable doctors and staff strive to educate clients on how to care for your pet to give them the happiest life possible. Routine wellness visits, healthy diet and exercise are three of the easiest ways to keep your pet healthy. During wellness visits we will assess: