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Providing quality care for your dogs and cats

Pet Health Center in Saint Peters, MO, has provided great medical and surgical care for your furry friends for over 35 years. Your dogs and cats can get their routine exams and vaccinations with us as well. Our friendly staff loves animals, so your pet will be in great care when they are with us. Our services include the following:

Pet Wellness Care

Veterinary wellness visits are crucial for maintaining your pet’s overall health and detecting any potential issues early on, ensuring a happy and healthy life for your furry companion.

Pet Dental

The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. During the dental, we scale off all the tartar, polish the teeth, and probe around each tooth.

Pet Ultrasound

Veterinary ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging technique that uses sound waves to provide detailed and real-time images of your pet’s internal organs.

Pet T.P.L.O

Veterinary T.P.L.O. (Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) is a surgical repair of the CCL ligament in pets (similar to the ACL in humans) via plates and screws.

Wellness care

Vaccinations
We believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating them against potential diseases. There are a variety of diseases that affect our pets and animals. This makes proper vaccination vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to.
Heartworm and Parasite testing
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other organs in the body. All dogs and cats should be tested annually for heartworm infection, and this can usually be done during a routine visit for preventive care.
Preventive care exams

It makes sense to do everything possible to prevent disease! Our systematic approach to all aspects of preventive pet health care can avoid unnecessary pain and suffering that will keep pet health care costs to a minimum over the lifespan of your pet. Our doctors and staff are committed to preventive care to help your pets live longer and feel better while reducing your pet care costs.

Microchipping
Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.

This microchip is registered with your pet’s vital information and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you.

Save yourself the heartache and stress of a lost pet. Microchips bring pets home.

Prescription food
Our prescription food offers science-based therapeutic nutrition for your pet with specific health conditions or specialized nutritional needs.
Diagnostic lab tests

Our in-house laboratory allows us to perform an array of diagnostic tests that help us care for your pet. This ranges from simple laboratory tests to more complex diagnostic tools that help us in treating your pet. A diagnostic test is a type of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease. Diagnostic testing is a vital part of detecting health problems and being able to treat them before they worsen.

X-rays
Our in-house radiology section uses digital X-rays to routinely diagnose and examine broken bones, obstructions, arthritis, masses, tumors, and pregnancies, as well as to detect items that were ingested by your pet.
Ultrasound

Veterinary ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses sound waves to visualize the internal organs and structures of animals. It is commonly used to diagnose and monitor various medical conditions in pets.

Emergency Service
Emergencies can happen, which is why emergency care is available during operating hours. In the event of an emergency during business hours, please contact us immediately.
Same-Day Sick Appointments/Urgent Care

If your pet is sick, we want to see them as soon as possible. We reserve same-day sick appointments for our patients, so there is always room to see your pet if they are sick. Less urgent sick visits can often be scheduled with your pet’s regular veterinarian at a time that is convenient for you.

Chiropractic care
Chiropractic care is a holistic form of medicine that can be used to treat a variety of symptoms. We use proven methods to alleviate interference of the skeletal system so that the body can heal itself in a natural way.
Specialty Referral
If your pet is referred, our veterinarian will stay in contact with specialists to keep you updated while diagnosing and treating your pet. That partnership continues until we are able to return your pet to your regular veterinarian’s care.
Hospice care

Hospice care is appropriate at any time we are faced with an incurable illness or aggressive or invasive treatments and/or if diagnostics are declined in favor of comfort care. Early intervention, whether once a diagnosis is made or when we feel we need a little extra support and guidance, helps us to ensure we are able to provide the best possible care.

Quality of life consultations

We will have an in-depth conversation discussing your pet’s condition, your concerns, goals, hopes, and expectations. We will help you to identify signs of pain and discomfort. We will review your pet’s medical history if available and discuss the expected progression of their disease and potential complications and treatment options for managing any signs of discomfort you may be seeing.

Sick Pet Care

Sick Pet Care

Diagnostic lab tests

Our in-house laboratory allows us to perform an array of diagnostic tests that help us care for your pet. This ranges from simple laboratory tests to more complex diagnostic tools that help us in treating your pet. A diagnostic test is a type of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease. Diagnostic testing is a vital part of detecting health problems and being able to treat them before they worsen.

X-rays
Our in-house radiology section uses digital X-rays to routinely diagnose and examine broken bones, obstructions, arthritis, masses, tumors, and pregnancies, as well as to detect items that were ingested by your pet.
Emergency Service
Emergencies can happen, which is why emergency care is available during operating hours. In the event of an emergency during business hours, please contact us immediately.
Same-Day Sick Appointments/Urgent Care

If your pet is sick, we want to see them as soon as possible. We reserve same-day sick appointments for our patients, so there is always room to see your pet if they are sick. Less urgent sick visits can often be scheduled with your pet’s regular veterinarian at a time that is convenient for you.

Chiropractic care
Chiropractic care is a holistic form of medicine that can be used to treat a variety of symptoms. We use proven methods to alleviate interference of the skeletal system so that the body can heal itself in a natural way.
Specialty Referral
If your pet is referred, our veterinarian will stay in contact with specialists to keep you updated while diagnosing and treating your pet. That partnership continues until we are able to return your pet to your regular veterinarian’s care.
Hospice care

Hospice care is appropriate at any time we are faced with an incurable illness or aggressive or invasive treatments and/or if diagnostics are declined in favor of comfort care. Early intervention, whether once a diagnosis is made or when we feel we need a little extra support and guidance, helps us to ensure we are able to provide the best possible care.

Quality of life consultations

We will have an in-depth conversation discussing your pet’s condition, your concerns, goals, hopes, and expectations. We will help you to identify signs of pain and discomfort. We will review your pet’s medical history if available and discuss the expected progression of their disease and potential complications and treatment options for managing any signs of discomfort you may be seeing.

Surgery

Dentistry
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. During the dental, we scale off all the tartar, polish the teeth, and probe around each tooth. We provide full-mouth dental radiographs to assess the health of the teeth beneath the gumline. If there are any fractured, painful, diseases, or dead teeth we remove the source of pain and inflammation at the time of the dental.

Want to learn more about Complete Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT)? Learn more.

Surgery

We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and our surgeons are experienced and highly trained. We also realize that it can be stressful to have your pet undergo surgery. We want to assure you that your pet is in good hands and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible.

Orthopedic Surgery

There is a wide range of orthopedic procedures your pet may undergo. Some of the more common include ACL repair, fracture repair, joint dislocation, hip surgery, and more.

TPLO Surgery

What is TPLO surgery?

TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) is a surgical procedure done on dogs with a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament. If you hire an experienced veterinarian, you’ll get great outcomes! With no post-operative problems, nearly 90% of dogs return to a full activity life.

What are the risks of TPLO surgery?

There are several risks that come with any surgical procedure, even the most minor ones. The most common danger you’ll face following surgery is infection. To ensure you know all you need to do to assist your pet recover from surgery, you will get thorough instructions from your veterinarian and surgeon. They must wear a cone to avoid contaminating the wound, of course. As little physical activity as possible after surgery is critical since they must rest and heal.

How long does a TPLO surgery recovery take?

The recovery time after TPLO surgery is approximately 8 weeks, although you should anticipate a total of 12 weeks for healing. Follow doctor’s instructions and limit activity during the first two weeks after TPLO surgery. It is your responsibility to ensure that your dog’s wound heals correctly and regains normal strength. Be careful to keep the wound clean and prevent it from coming into contact with your dog’s mouth while he recovers.

If your dog is still feeling discomfort after 6 to 10 hours, speak with our veterinary team about using ice wraps and heat to relieve pain at different phases of the recovery process.

Want to learn more about TPLO (TPLO information written by Chris Kennedy)? Learn More

House Calls

We offer home veterinary services. Aside from the patients that get very nervous coming to the vet, veterinary house calls are also for the elderly, those with difficulty walking, or handicapped owners or really anyone who just wants their family veterinarian to examine and treat their pet in the quiet and comfort of their pet’s home.

House Calls

House Calls

House Calls

We offer home veterinary services. Aside from the patients that get very nervous coming to the vet, veterinary house calls are also for the elderly, those with difficulty walking, or handicapped owners or really anyone who just wants their family veterinarian to examine and treat their pet in the quiet and comfort of their pet’s home.