Our fee structure is based upon the demands of maintaining a well trained professional staff and a fully equipped and technologically advanced hospital facility. We will gladly provide an estimate of services and cost for your pets needs upon request.
Payment is expected at the time services are provided. We accept cash, personal checks, Visa, Master Card, and Discover.
We also accept Care Credit, an independent credit service that offers an extended payment plan. Please contact our office manager or consult Care Credit’s website for more details or to apply for a card. www.carecredit.com
If you are thinking of ordering your pets medications from an on-line pharmacy, please consider using the link at the bottom of the page to Your Vets Pharmacy.
This is a veterinarian run pharmacy in conjunction with MediPets in Mounds View, MN and the Veterinary Hospital Association (a buying group that we are a member of). In contrast to other on-line vendors, because it is veterinary run all manufactures guarantees of quality, safety and effectiveness remain in effect.
We encourage our clients to seek out additional information about their pet’s diagnosed conditions. There is a wealth of information available on the internet. We have provided some reliable and trusted veterinary website links.
GENERAL PET INFORMATION
- Veterinary Partner www.veterinarypartner.com Part of the Veterinary Information Network accessible by clients and is a very good reference site.
- Pet Health Network. Information on dogs, cats and exotics
- Winn Foundation – This foundation is dedicated to improving feline health on several fronts. This site is a good source of information on current feline health issues.
- Companion animal care and wellness by Ohio State University at indoorpet.osu.edu
- For dog lovers from Dog Fancy Magazine dogchannel.com
- For cat lovers from Cat Fancy Magazine catchannel.com
- Follow this link to the American Animal Hospital Association list of common pet toxins.
- We often get questions regarding pet safe house plants. This will direct you to a list of many resources for plants and other poisons.
- These web sites are very informative about potential toxins, house plants and pet safety.For pet poisonings, please call us first before poison control as we are familliar with many common poisons. If possible have the container at hand. If needed we will direct you to poison control.Pet Poison Helpline – 800-213-6680 $39 consultation fee for any animal poison related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.ASPCA Poison Control – 888-426-4435 $65 consultation fee for any animal poison related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
SPECIFIC DISEASE INFORMATION
Washington State University has a great website with a library of information on different disease conditions, procedures, and common medical problems. Link
- Is your dog at risk for Leptosporosis? Read more at leptoinfo.com
- Is your dog at risk for Lyme Disease? Read more at lymeinfo.com
- Heart Disease overview yourdogsheart.com yourcatsheart.com
- Information on Diabetes Mellitus and insulin injections and monitoring.
- Diseases of the skin – courtesy of McKeever Dermatology
- The Pet Insurance Review website gives a non-biased side-to-side comparison and review of all the common pet insurance providers. There are also links to follow to all the companies for more in depth research of the available policies. petinsurancereview.com
- We have found that one of the best companies to work with and the simplest plan/policy is Trupanion Pet Insurance.
- Dog Breeds A-Z www.akc.org/breeds/breeds_a.cfm
- Animal Planet has an interesting breed selector tool. It is fun to use and see what breed it selects as being right for you based on answers to ten questions…….but I would still do my own breed research. http://animal.discovery.com/breed-selector/dog-breeds.html
- Looking to Adopt a Pet? Are you looking for a Lost Pet? You can do both at PetFinder.com. This website is updated daily.
- Growing Up With Pets – How to help parents foster strong, healthy relationships between their children and their pets.
HUMANE SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – The ASPCA exists to promote humane principles, prevent cruelty and alleviate fear, pain and suffering in animals.
- The Humane Society of the United States promotes the protection of all animals.
- Delta Society – The Human/Animal Health Connection.
- Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society (BENCHS) http://www.benchs.org/ or find them on Facebook
PET LOSS INFORMATION
- When is it time to say goodbye? [Link]
- Tufts University offers a Grief Support Hotline and articles regarding the loss of a pet.
- The University of Illinois Grief Support Hotline
- Old World Stones Custom engrave river stone pet memorials
- Urns available when you arrange to have your pet cremated can be view at this [link]
- Rainbow bridge [link]