Our staff at Scott City Animal Clinic is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
- Advanced Digital X-rays
- Allergy Testing
- Dental Care
- Emergency and Urgent Care
- Geriatric Care
- Health Certificates
- Hospice and Euthanasia
- In-House Laboratory
- Onsite Diagnostics
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Parasite Prevention
- Pain Management
- Preventative Care
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Rehabilitation Therapy
- Spay and Neuter
- Wellness Exams
- Artificial Insemination
Advanced Digital X-rays
At Scott City Animal Clinic in Scott City, MO , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs. In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pet’s’ body that we otherwise could not see. It’s a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illnesses.
The images produced by digital radiography are of much better quality than film radiographs and can be manipulated digitally, giving us the best possible radiographic information to help us diagnose your pets.
The use of radiology is safe, and our entire staff is highly trained. It is our goal to provide your pets with the highest level of medical care possible, and this is just one of the many ways we achieve that.
Dogs and cats can be allergic to almost anything, similar to allergies in people. Pets can be allergic to allergens in their household environment, outside environment, or even their food. Symptoms can range from itchiness and ear or eye infections to constant licking, and even vomiting or diarrhea. Many pets suffer from allergies which can directly affect their quality of life, as well as their owner’s.
We offer all types of assistance with reproduction and breeding, from semen collection to vaginal cytology so you know when the best breeding day will be. We offer artificial insemination (AI) as well as assistance with natural breeding.
We can check for pregnancy with ultrasound and are able to determine the number of puppies fairly accurately on late term radiographs (safe for mom and the pups!) so you know exactly what to expect. We are of course ready to help if you have questions about any part of whelping, and will be close by in case of emergency. We are here to help you succeed.
We are highly skilled when it comes to c-sections for breeds such as English Bulldogs, Frenchies and Pugs. These breeds have large heads that can become stuck in the mother’s birth canal.
Over 80% of bulldog litters are delivered by c-section, and because of their body type certain breeds will typically need a c-section to give birth, or whelp.
That’s why we are proud to have expert surgeons who are knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to performing c-sections on these breeds. As a pet owner you want the best for your pet, and that is what our surgeons provide.
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
Your pets’ skin is the largest organ of the body. Allergies, parasites, infections, autoimmune diseases and cancers can all affect your pet’s skin.
We offer specific diagnostic tests like allergy testing, fungal testing, cultures and biopsies, along with the most cutting edge treatments to ensure the health of your pets’ skin.
Emergency and Urgent Care
Our staff is dedicated and well trained to handle emergencies of all types. If you’re experiencing an emergency, please call us immediately. Our team of professionals will be able to determine the best course of action for your pet.
Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work becomes even more critical.
Annual exams and blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us valuable information about your pet’s health. We understand the changes your pet will have as they become older, and we also know the importance of keeping your pet healthy as they enter their golden years.
Please call us today at (573) 264-3455 to learn more about caring for your senior pet.
If you want to travel internationally with your pet, you need to plan ahead. Since each country is different, you will have to contact the embassy or consulate where you are going to find out what you need to do.
Though every country has different requirements, most require a health certificate that is done by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. Luckily, we have a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are not a client, you need to make sure you bring your pets’ records in with you to the examination.
You will always need a health certificate and proof of vaccination. You may also need a microchip and blood tests. Many countries require that your pet get treated for parasites prior to travel. You may also need certificates for the airplane ride.
Since each country is different and we can’t stay up to date will all of the changes in each one, it is important that you call ahead and know what you need. Then, we will make sure that your pet is all ready to go!
Hospice and Euthanasia
Saying goodbye to your pet can be extremely difficult. The process can be emotionally and mentally draining. We don’t want you to be alone at the end stages of a pets’ life, and we promise to do everything we can to make it easier on you and your pet. Most of all, we promise to treat each case with compassionate and understanding care.
Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize a pet, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. But every pet owner is inevitably faced with making that tough decision, and we want to be there alongside you to aid in any way we can.
If you have special requests, please let us know and we will be sure to accommodate them. Dealing with the end of a pets’ life is never easy, but we want to do whatever we can to make the process less difficult.
We are very proud of our laboratory. We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too! We are able to run heartworm tests, leukemia and FIV tests, and full blood work for those who are interested in it. There are also many other tests we offer our patients.
The best part of being able to run laboratory tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets much sooner than if we had to send the blood work out to another laboratory. Whenever your pets are not feeling well, we can offer you results and a diagnosis in minutes instead of making you wait a day (or more) for the results.
Equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, our skilled staff possesses the ability to diagnose your pets’ conditions or illnesses with exceptional precision. We remain steadfast in our commitment to remain at the forefront of diagnostic technology, consistently striving to enhance our capabilities.
These advanced diagnostic tools empower us to conduct thorough examinations, meticulously scrutinizing specific areas, and yielding swifter, more accurate diagnoses. Our comprehensive range of tools includes radiology, lab tests, as well as an assortment of other cutting-edge equipment and tests.
Every year thousands of pets disappear from their homes. Most owners are devastated when they are unable to find their beloved pets. It is a terrible feeling when you can’t find your pets. Unfortunately, it happens more often than it should.
There is one way to help! By microchipping your pets, you can avoid the feeling of loss if your pets were to go missing.
Here at Scott City Animal Clinic, we are proud to offer microchipping to keep our clients’ pets safe. It is a safe procedure that inserts a tiny chip underneath your pet’s’ skin. The procedure is quick and relatively painless.
Once a microchip is implanted, owners need to register their vital information into a database. Anytime pets are lost, a veterinarian or shelter will scan them, hoping to be able to return them back to you!
Save yourself the heartache and stress of a lost pet. Microchips bring pets home.
Here at Scott City Animal Clinic, we are very excited to offer nutritional counseling for pet owners in Scott City, MO and the surrounding communities.
Nutrition is so important for pets throughout their lives. As animals age, their nutritional needs change. There are puppy, adult, and senior diets to accommodate pets’ changing needs. Then there are also diets made to help pets with certain diseases and conditions. It is important to discuss your pets’ diets with our staff every time you visit our hospital.
A very common problem in pets that needs to be addressed is obesity. Many owners overfeed their pets when they beg. They also like to show their pets their love by feeding them treats. However, obesity can be a real problem. Talk to one of our friendly staff members to get your pets on a diet and exercise plan to get them back on track to a healthier life.
If you are concerned about your pet’s’ diet, weight, or lifestyle, feel free to contact us today at (573) 264-3455. We would be happy to assist you in any way we can.
We offer a variety of solutions and treatments for your pets’ orthopedic issues. We understand that orthopedic problems can be a big challenge for both pets and pet owners so we are dedicated to working with you and communicating with you throughout the process.
At Scott City Animal Clinic, we place great emphasis on the significance of parasite prevention. By implementing preventive measures, you can effectively safeguard your beloved pet. Failure to protect your pet from parasites can result in significant issues, both for the animals themselves and their owners.
The cost of prevention is minimal compared to the cost of treatment, which can be expensive and stressful on your pet. Parasites like heartworm can even be fatal, so preventing parasites is of the utmost importance.
Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.
We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.
It is our goal to provide you with complete veterinary care in a professional and accessible atmosphere. That is why we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pets’ prescription needs.
Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pets’ medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.
We believe the best way to promote overall health is through preventative care. Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pets’ health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems.
We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often health problems that go undetected can become more severe issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Scott City Animal Clinic, we are here to help you with your new addition.
First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.
If your dog has recently had surgery or been injured, one of the best ways to improve muscle mass and hasten your pets’ recovery is with physical therapy. Our knowledgeable staff can direct you in providing safe, muscle building exercises for your pet. These exercises may range from simple sit-to-stands to more progressive activities targeting specific muscles or groups of muscles. Whether your pet has had surgery to repair a cruciate ligament and requires rehabilitation therapy, requires passive range of motion after a back injury, or needs specific stretches for muscle sprains and strains, our staff is ready to work with you to develop a physical therapy program for your pets’ recovery.
Spay and Neuter
Besides a variety of health benefits that help your pet live a longer, happier life, there are also behavioral benefits to spaying and neutering your pets. It also helps decrease the number of homeless pets and strays that get euthanized every year.
If you have any questions or would like more information on our spaying and neutering services, please contact us today at (573) 264-3455.
Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.
We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.
At Scott City Animal Clinic in Scott City, MO , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
At Scott City Animal Clinic located in Scott City, MO , we firmly believe in the importance of regular checkups and wellness exams for the well-being of your beloved pets. These comprehensive wellness exams provide us with an invaluable opportunity to assess your pet’s overall health and establish a baseline specific to their unique physiology and tendencies.
By conducting these exams, we not only stay informed about your pets’ current health status but also proactively identify potential issues before they escalate into serious problems. This thorough evaluation equips us with vital information to effectively maintain the health and vitality of your cherished companion.
Regular wellness exams also make your pet more familiar with our veterinary hospital, which makes future visits easier on them and you. Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your pet.