We see birds, exotics, pocket pets, reptiles and others.
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
We are proud to provide Andover, MA and surrounding communities with state-of-the-art veterinary surgical procedures. We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and our surgeons are experienced and highly trained.
At Andover Animal Hospital in Andover, MA, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body's organs.
Spay And Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets' life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets' health, it's also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It's a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet's safety and retrieval should they ever become lost.
At Andover Animal Hospital in Andover, MA, we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet's health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
At Andover Animal Hospital in Andover, MA, we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets' well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.
Pets with behavioral problems can often pose a frustrating challenge for pet owners. However, through behavioral consultations we can correct unwanted behaviors and enrich both your life and your pets' life. To learn more about how behavioral consultations can help your pet, please contact us today at (978) 475-3600.
The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it's also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to offer a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free method of imaging your pets' internal organs. Providing this service is one of the many ways that we show how dedicated we are to providing your pet with the best care possible.
Our hospital provides a wide variety of in-house diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible, and our diagnostic tools help us do that.
When your pet is boarding with us, you can rest assured that we will treat your pet as if he/she were our own.
We board all animals, from dogs and cats to birds, rabbits, turtles and pocket pets.
Each pet is kept in a separate cage unless family members are requested to be housed together.
Dogs are put in indoor runs several times a day. The exercise runs are spacious and provide an opportunity for your pet to remain active. Dogs can also receive outdoor walks in our open field and trails if you wish, for an additional fee.
Bath and nail trims are available upon request. Dogs staying over 3 nights will receive a free bath. Please let our staff know what time you will be picking up so your dog will be dry by pick up time.
Each pet is fed in accordance with its age and weight. A mix of wet and dry easily digestible food is fed to all boarders unless special feeding instructions are given. We are happy to feed diets brought from home and comply with special feeding instructions.
In accordance with recommendations created by the AVMA, AAHA, and CDC, and due to concerns for food safety we are UNABLE TO FEED RAW FOOD DIETS in the boarding facility. Cooked homemade diets are welcome.
For dogs and cats, we provide ample bedding and food and water bowls.
For birds, exotics, rabbits and pocket pets- please bring ALL food (including fresh fruits and vegetables if applicable), bedding and necessary items.
Medications can be administered by a technician as needed for an additional fee.
A veterinarian is available 7 days a week during business hours to attend to your pet should the need arise.
We are NOT staffed 24/7 and pets will not be monitored overnight.
We are not responsible for personal items that may be lost.
Admission and Discharge Hours:
Mon- Fri 8:00 am to 7:30pm,
Sat and Sun 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
*Holiday hours may differ*
Daily rates apply to 24 hour periods or any part of 24 hours
The following are required for boarding:
Dogs- Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella, Flu, Negative Fecal, Flea, and Tick protection.
Cats- Rabies, FVRCP, Negative Fecal, Negative Leukemia/ FIV test, Flea, and Tick protection.
Birds- Negative chlamydia test
Please fill out the Boarding Consent form below for the type of animal you will be boarding and bring with you at drop off.
Deb is our in house master groomer with 30 + years experience. She grooms dogs under 40lbs. Call today and ask to speak with Deb!
We offer bathing for all size dogs and cats. Please call to make an appointment and plan on dropping your pet off for a few hours.
Nail Trims can be done for dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets and birds. Call to make an appointment with one of our technicians!
We offer regular nail trims as well as the use of the Dremel. Not sure what you need? Call us today!
What is a therapy laser?
Therapy laser is a growing medical treatment option in both human and veterinary medicine. The main principles of laser include decreasing pain and inflammation and increasing healing and tissue regeneration. It can also help to decrease edema and help control certain infections. There are two classes of laser and they go by many different names. The class 3 (or lower) or "cold" lasers produce less than 0.5 watts of power, while class 4 or "hot" lasers can produce more than that. Our laser is a class 4 laser and this higher power allows for faster treatment sessions.
How does it work?
The easiest way to explain how laser therapy works is by comparing it to how the sun affects our bodies. When the sun's rays hit our skin, we see visual changes (tanning). There are also invisible molecular changes such as the conversion of vitamin D. Similarly, the laser uses different wavelengths of light (visible and non-visible) to change molecules and cell function within our bodies. As with many medications and treatments, we advise multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. For most conditions, this means 4 treatments sessions within the first 2 weeks.
What can laser therapy help treat?
The list of treatment options for the laser is extensive and includes,
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Open Wounds or Bites
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Aar and Skin Infections
Nose and Mouth Inflammation
Post Surgical Pain
Are there any risks?
Generally, the risks of laser are minimal. Since our laser is a class 4 laser, the higher power can cause increased heat production, which rarely can lead to thermal burns. Monitoring our patients carefully and moving the probe quickly through the treatment area avoids this complication. Laser therapy should not be used in cancer because it may further the progression of the disease. Patients and owners who are pregnant should also avoid being around the laser unit. As with all lasers, eye protection is required at all times during operation of the laser unit to avoid retinal damage.
What to expect during your visit(s):
Before scheduling a laser appointment, you and a doctor will come up with a treatment plan for your animal. Upon arrival for the appointment, you and your animal will be placed in a room by our designated laser technician. Both you and the technician will be required to put on the protective eyewear before beginning the treatments. Each individual treatment ranges from 30 seconds to 15 minutes depending on location, type of treatment, and size of the animal. If an animal needs multiple locations treated an entire treatment session can last up to an hour, but this is unlikely. It is not uncommon for an animal to be more sore the day after laser therapy, but they tend to improve significantly after that.
It is important to note that the results may vary from patient to patient and certain diseases may be less rewarding than others.
Hospice, Euthanasia, & Cremation
Saying goodbye to your pet can be extremely difficult. The process can be emotionally and mentally draining. We don't want you to be alone at the end stages of a pets' life, and we promise to do everything we can to make it easier on you and your pet. Most of all, we promise to treat each case with compassionate and understanding care.
Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize a pet, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. But every pet owner is inevitably faced with making that tough decision, and we want to be there alongside you to aid in any way we can.
We have all had to make the decision to end a pets' life so we know and understand how hard it can be. Because of this, we will do everything we can to help you through the process.
We understand how hard losing a pet can be, and we are here to make this time as easy on you as possible. We offer group or private cremations for your pet. If you would like your pets' ashes returned, we have a variety of urns to choose from with quick, prompt, respectful service. If you have any special requests, or questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.
Exotics, Birds, & Pocket Pets
Not all pets are furry or four legged! We are proud to provide care for exotic pets including birds, reptiles, and pocket pets. Caring for exotic pets requires experience and special training, so we have a team that is equipped to provide our exotic patients with high quality care.
Caring for exotic animals can be very different from other pets, so it's important for pet owners to be educated on the needs of their pets. Nutrition and a proper habitat are major components of properly caring for most exotic pets.
If you have any questions or concerns about your exotic pets' health, please contact us today at (978) 475-3600.