Wellness Exams - We recommend and provide comprehensive annual examinations that will evaluate the overall health of your pet. Regular physical examinations can detect problems in their early stages, before they become serious illnesses requiring prolonged treatment. Preventative medicine is the easiest, least expensive and surest way to keep your pet healthy. Early detection ensures prompt action that may solve the problem before serious consequences occur.
Custom Vaccine Schedules - Immunizations are a crucial part of your pet's health care. Some immunizations are recommended yearly while others are given every three years. Usually administered during an annual exam, we work with you to develop an individual vaccine protocol that best suits your pet's needs. The Canine Influenza vaccine is now available for dogs.
Wellness & Diagnostic Labwork - Our in-house lab is capable of analyzing a wide range of wellness and diagnostic blood and urine profiles so we are able to provide you with results in a timely manner. When you bring your pet in for an anesthetic procedure (neutering or spaying, dental cleaning, etc.), we recommend checking their internal organ function to ensure your pet is stable and healthy enough for the procedure.
Laser Therapy - This treatment is a beneficial for pets who have chronic pain, arthritis, back injuries, inflamation, wounds, or sprains & strains. The laser increases bloodflow to the affected area and thereby reduces pain and speeds healing.
Dentistry - Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet's health. Infections are more common in the mouth because they can go undetected for long periods of time. Our veterinary staff regularly performs oral exams, cleanings and periodontal care as part of our comprehensive health care goals. We recommend yearly dental cleanings for most patients while some smaller breed dogs will require a cleaning every six months.
Microchip Identification - This unique form of identification is an easy, yet permanent way to bring your pet home quickly should he / she become lost. The microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for his / her entire life. This procedure is as easy and painless as a vaccination.
Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned it is easy for you to be contacted.
Nutritional Counseling - Proper diet is an important part of your pet's health. Should your pet need a new diet due to health concerns or you are just looking for a healthy alternative to your current brand, we offer individual consultations and nutritional plans to help keep your pet healthy.
Behavior Counseling - Pets often show illness or anxiety through improper or changed behavior. Let our staff help you determine what is appropriate behavior and what you can do to change inappropriate behavior.
Dermatology - Hair loss and constant scratching can indicate fleas, food allergies or other more serious skin conditions. We provide specialized dermatological services to all of our patients including allergy testing and desensitization treatments.
Grooming Services - At B.C.R.A.H we offer professional grooming services for our patients. Grooming includes a bath and shampoo, brush out, hair cut (if desired), nail trim and anal gland expression.
Boat Club Road Animal Hospital opened its doors in January of 2001. We began as a small, full-service facility with one veterinarian and a staff of two. Because we have continued to gain loyal clients over the years, our successful growth and ability to care for your pet has never been limited. Today we have a spacious, innovative hospital with our own in-house lab, a surgical suite with all the bells and whistles, a therapuetic laser, and a first-class boarding facility.
Our doctors, Dr. John Dedwylder and Dr. Lynn Martin, are both dedicated to providing the best in complete, modern veterinary care for your pet as well as staying up to date on the newest technology and techniques to help your pet live a long, healthy life. Whether your checking in at the reception desk, seeing the doctor in the exam room, dropping your pet off for grooming, or bringing your pet to our resort, we strive to do everything we can to care for you and your pet.
Realizing the need for quality boarding services in our area, The Resort for Pets at Eagle Mountain Lake began operations in September of 2007. This addition is truly a vacation spot for pets, offering a swimming pool, large outdoor play-yards, doggie daycare as well as other "Pooch Perks". The Resort for Pets is inspired by the relationship you have with your pet. Our promise is to create a relationship with you and your pet in which you will never have to worry while you are away.
Just as it was in 2001, our purpose remains to provide quality veterinary care and exceptional client service with an emphasis on individual attention. We currently have two full-time veterinarians and a staff of more than twenty who are dedicated, knowledgeable and waiting to serve you and your companion.