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The veterinarians and staff of Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital truly understand that sharing your home with a pet is an immensely rewarding and satisfying experience. We also believe that the relationship you have developed with your pet is unique and important to you. This is why we are sincerely committed to helping you provide the one thing your pet so richly deserves — a long, healthy and happy life.
The basis of our promise to you and the foundation of your pet’s health is the thorough practice of preventative care. We provide our clients’ pets with thorough wellness exams, comprehensive dental care, advanced ear care, vaccinations rehabilitation and mobility support services, alternative care such as acupuncture and herbal medicines, chiropractic care and much more.
Our expertise is of little value if we do not share our knowledge with you. We believe that the foundation of a well-functioning doctor/client relationship is the free flow and exchange of information. To this end we strive to maintain open lines of communication with you and empower you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your pet’s care. Additionally, the work of caring for your pet does not begin and end at our doors. It is continuous and requires providing you with the information you need to provide the best and most compassionate care for your beloved pet.
Despite the most aggressive preventative treatment, our pets may yet experience a periodic illness or injury. The skill, wealth of experience and extensive education of the doctors at Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital allow us to effectively manage complex medical and surgical challenges beyond those typically handled in general veterinary practices.
For over 30 years Dr. Martha Davis has dedicated her life to the care of animals and much of that time was spent in the field of veterinary emergency and critical care. This level of expertise reduces the frequency of referrals to specialists, which means your pet receives care from people he or she knows in comfortable and familiar surroundings.
In all, we strive to provide the highest level of service to you and care to your pet in a warm, safe and inviting atmosphere. Please take a look at the services we offer and feel free to call (415) 479-8535 with any questions or to make an appointment for your pet.
A regular physical examination is just as important for your pet as it is for you. Because your pets can’t tell you how they really feel, we recommend a complete physical examination at least once a year, though more frequent exams are encouraged.
A routine examination provides you and your veterinarian with the opportunity to develop a picture of your pet’s overall health as well as to spot potential medical issues before they become serious health concerns. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask your veterinarian important questions about your pet’s health, habits and daily care. We also use this time to inform you about home healthcare for your pet and offer important advice and new information on the care of your particular type and breed of animal.
During your pet’s wellness checkup, Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital doctors will listen to your pet’s heart and lungs, evaluate his or her vision, check for unusual lumps and skin problems, look at your pet’s teeth and oral cavity, examine your pet’s ears, and check your pet’s joints for swelling or stiffness.
A complete physical examination should also include a heartworm test, fecal flotation test for intestinal parasites, and a red blood cell count as anemia (decrease in the number of red blood cells) can indicate the presence of a number of disease processes. For pets six years of age or older, we recommend performing a complete blood cell count and a chemistry profile in order to create a baseline of systemic health and to detect any emergent disease processes.
On-site PharmacyIn numerous acute or chronic conditions, medication is required to cure or alleviate symptoms. At Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital we believe that timely and convenient access to these medications is an important aspect of caring for your pet. For this reason, we maintain a comprehensive pharmacy.
We also have access to special formulations that can make it easier for your pet to take his or her medications. These are provided by specialized veterinary pharmacies we have partnered with and include formulating medications into capsules, flavored liquids, flavored pills or transdermal gels.
Not only does our onsite pharmacy allow you to quickly order and pick up important medications for your pet, but there is a direct line of communication between the examination room and the pharmacy window. Each medication becomes part of your pet’s medical record, which reduces the chance for errors and enhances our ability to monitor its use and the outcome for your pet.
Refills are easy, too. Simply give us a call or visit our online pharmacy and we can either mail your refills to you or have them ready at your next visit.
Vaccinations are not only safe and effective; they are an important and fundamental part of your pet’s preventative healthcare plan. Advances in veterinary immunology have made diseases that once were relatively common and fatal to pets easily preventable. Additionally, with each passing year, veterinary science is improving on existent vaccines as well as increasing our ability to prevent an even wider array of contagious diseases.
At Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital, we have developed a protocol designed to protect your pet from diseases they are most likely to be exposed to in our region of the country. We work with you to develop a strategy that takes into account your pet’s unique lifestyle and risk factors and seek to administer the least, but appropriate number of vaccines necessary to protect your pet.
Our veterinarians truly believe that our carefully balanced approach is the best means to prevent infectious disease and the possibility of your pet having an adverse reaction to a vaccine.
Does your pet have a microchip? Each year, millions of pets go missing and many don’t make it back home. We never think or pet could be lost, however, disasters can strike suddenly and we can get separated from our pets. Microchipping your pet is a safe, simple and effective way to prevent this tragedy. About the size of a grain of rice, identification microchips are encoded with your pet’s vital information and implanted beneath your pet’s skin, usually between the shoulder blades. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country and around the world are equipped with special scanners capable of reading these microchips. The information in the chip is used to reunite you with your pet.
Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital uses the ResQ microchip system. This system comes with a number of valuable benefits for you such as no registration or annual fees; customer service seven days per week, 24 hours per day; and worldwide coverage since ResQ’s microchips can be read by any International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compliant scanner in the world.
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