In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal at Shaw Veterinary Clinic has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our veterinary services in a compassionate and caring environment. When COVID-19 hit, we had to distance ourselves offering curbside service. While not ideal, it was necessary for the health and welfare of our doctors, staff, and clients. We were planning to transition back to offering our services with clients inside the building. However, with the surge in the DELTA variant, we have had to put those plans on hold and continue curbside.
Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes. Find one with whom both you and your pet feel comfortable. Choose a clinic with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning. Because of the risks inherent to anesthesia, especially for the geriatric pet, very young, or very ill pets, your veterinarian will likely suggest a few exams, including a chest X-ray and lab analysis of blood and urine, before your pet undergoes anesthesia. During the procedure, your veterinarian may advise IV fluids. Antibiotics may be needed before and after the procedure. The staff at a veterinary hospital are the heart and soul of the facility. They are the ones who make sure your pets are receiving the best care possible and can answer your questions regarding your pet's health care.
Your pet's annual check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body and tail, and all his assorted cavities. Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian maybe in order. It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Always feel free to ask questions about your pet's health care.