At Smyrna Animal Hospital, we like to say that we anticipate the best, but prepare for the worst. To that end, we have established a solid foundation of wellness and preventative care services to extend and improve the lives of our patients, but we’re also prepared to handle any other medical need that may arise throughout your pet’s lifetime. From routine check ups to advanced diagnostic testing to behavioral counseling, complex surgical procedures, and just about everything in between, we’re prepared to step in and manage all of your companion’s health care needs. Emergency services are also available, should the need for urgent medical care arise for your pet.
Along with our comprehensive medical, dental, diagnostic and surgical care, we also offer a number of other general pet care services. The goal is to meet all of your needs under one roof and become your one-stop-shop for everything pet related. Need a place for your pet to stay next time you have to leave town? Smyrna Animal Hospital offers full service boarding in our clean, spacious kennel facility. Our hospital also features a convenient retail shop where you can purchase all of your pet care products. Whatever you need to keep your companion happy and healthy, you’ll find it at Smyrna Animal Hospital!
The complete pet care services available to patients of Smyrna Animal Hospital include, but are not limited to:
- Wellness Care
- Allergies & Dermatology
- Nutritional Counseling
- Weight Management
- General Surgery
- Oral Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Ophthalmic Surgery
- Ear Cropping
- Retail Shop
- Behavioral Counseling
- Emergency Care
To learn more about any of our main services, please see below.
Wellness & Vaccinations
At Smyrna Animal Hospital, we believe that prevention is always the best medicine – especially when it comes to our animal companions. Pets age at a much faster rate than humans, so it’s very important that they be checked and their health monitored on a regular basis. We recommend bi-annual checkups because we feel that this provides us with the best chance at keeping your pet happy and healthy, and identifying any potential health concerns so they can be addressed right away. The more we stay on top of your loved one’s health, the better the chances of a long, healthy life. Smyrna Animal Hospital offers wellness care for animals of all ages. Let us design the perfect health care plan that will place your pet on the path to a lifetime of good health.
Allergies & Dermatology
Pets are susceptible to a number of dermatological problems that can affect both their physical and their emotional wellbeing. Skin conditions like allergies and infections produce a number of unpleasant side effects, including everything from itchiness and burning to outright pain. Suffering from a skin condition can even diminish your pet’s quality of life. Smyrna Animal Hospital offers comprehensive pet dermatology services to help manage your pet’s condition and get them back to a healthy, happy state. Our doctors have received specific training in companion animal dermatology, and are experienced at identifying, diagnosing and treating a broad range of conditions. We use proven treatment methods that get real, long-term results. Let us help your pet enjoy a more comfortable life.
Nutrition & Weight Management
A balanced diet and a healthy weight can do wonders for your pet. Not only does eating the right food improve performance and promote ongoing good health, but it can also help to manage a number of existing medical conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis. The problem is, not every pet food is created equal, and with so many different products to choose from, finding the right balance for your pet can be a challenge. So can determining what a healthy weight range is for your particular animal. What you need is the guidance of an expert – someone who understands pet nutrition and can point you in the right direction. The team at Smyrna Animal Hospital will work with you to develop the perfect plan for your pet. We’ll make food recommendations and offer advice on how you can help your pet achieve and maintain his or her ideal weight. Let us create a customized plan that will bring out the very best in your four-legged friend!
When a pet becomes ill or has been injured in some way, it’s not always easy to determine what’s wrong by simply looking at them. In many cases, even a thorough external exam by our doctors isn’t enough to reach a definitive and timely diagnosis. When this happens, we turn to veterinary diagnostics to help us get the answers we need. These tools, such as blood work, radiology, and ultrasound imaging, allow our experienced veterinarians to gather a clear and accurate picture of what’s happening inside your pet’s body. When we have this information, we can then diagnose and treat the problem at hand in the most efficient and effective manner. At Smyrna Animal Hospital, we have access to a number of diagnostic tools, both routine and advanced, which help us to stay on top of the ongoing health of our patients.
Finding out that your pet needs surgery can be a frightening and stressful time. As a loving parent, you want to be sure your fur baby receives the highest quality care, and is kept as safe and comfortable as possible throughout the procedure. At Smyrna Animal Hospital, we are experienced in all aspects of pet surgery, and we’re prepared to work with you every step of the way to make your companion’s procedure as safe and stress-free as possible. We offer a broad range of surgical services, all performed in our surgical suite using the most up to date equipment and techniques. Rest assured that when you trust the team at Smyrna Animal Hospital with your pet’s surgery, he or she will be in caring, capable hands!
Ear cropping is an elective procedure performed on some breeds of dog for cosmetic purposes only. This is a delicate procedure which requires the skill of an experienced veterinary surgeon. It’s also important that the aftercare instructions be followed precisely in order for the procedure to be successful. Smyrna Animal Hospital offers ear cropping for a number of dog breeds. We take every precaution necessary to ensure a safe and effective surgery. More importantly, we provide ongoing support following surgery to ensure a full and speedy recovery. Have a specific style in mind? We’d be happy to accommodate your preferences whenever possible.
No loving pet parent ever wants to imagine their furry family member experiencing a pet emergency. Unfortunately, accidents happen and sudden, unexpected illnesses occur. The most important thing you can do is be prepared ahead of time and know who you can turn to for urgent veterinary care. Smyrna Animal Hospital is equipped to handle emergencies on a case by case basis. Our team will evaluate your pet’s situation and either deliver the necessary care in-house, or provide a referral to another nearby facility that can better serve your pet’s specific needs. We have a close working relationship with a local 24/7 emergency clinic that can handle your pet’s urgent care needs outside of our office hours. Rest assured that should the need for critical care arise, we’ll work with you to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
You take good care of your own teeth, but what about your pet? Clean teeth and healthy gums are just as important to our animal companions as they are to us. Yet, the majority of dogs and cats over the age of 3 years have already developed some type of dental problem. Without the proper care and attention, tartar and bacteria can build up in your pet’s mouth, eventually leading to a more serious medical condition known as periodontal disease. You can help your pet beat the odds by making a commitment to regular dental care, both professional and at home. Smyrna Animal Hospital offers comprehensive pet dentistry services, and we’ll also work with you to show you how you can help your pet maintain a healthy mouth in between vet visits. Together we’ll work hard to help your four-legged friend achieve a lifetime of good oral health.
One of the biggest frustrations of pet owners is overcoming certain unwanted behaviors. In fact, behavioral problems are the most commonly cited reason why people relinquish their pets to shelters. At Smyrna Animal Hospital, we want to help you and your companion to establish that all important human-animal bond and help develop your pet into a balanced, well-behaved member of your family. Through our behavioral counseling services, we will pinpoint the reasons why your pet is acting out, and then arm you with the education, tools and support you need to help eliminate that unwanted behavior once and for all. If your counseling needs extend beyond our capabilities, we will refer you to a veterinary behavioral specialist. Whether it’s a house training issue, aggression, destructive behavior, anxiety or something else, you’re not alone and we can help!
Who will care for your pet the next time you need to leave town for business or pleasure? Don’t take chances on some random name you find online or in the phone book. Look to someone whom your pet already knows and trusts; where he or she will be surrounded by familiar faces and made to feel right at home. Trust the team at Smyrna Animal Hospital! We offer full service boarding in our clean, spacious and welcoming kennel facility with separate areas for dogs and cats. Our care team will spend plenty of time with your companion and our veterinarians will be available to assist at any time should the need for medical care arise during your pet’s stay. Let us take some of the stress out of traveling and give you the peace of mind of knowing that your most cherished friend is in excellent hands while you’re away.