Our staff at Hudson Veterinary Hospital is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
- Advanced Digital X-rays
- Behavior Management
- Dental Care
- Geriatric Care
- Health Certificates
- Home Euthanasia
- In-House Laboratory
- Laser Therapy
- Onsite Diagnostics
- Parasite Prevention
- Pain Management
- Preventative Care
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Spay and Neuter
- Wellness Exams
- Anesthetic Monitoring and Pain Management
- Fluid Therapy
- Referral Services
Advanced Digital X-rays
Cutting edge digital imaging radiology services are now available on site. We are able to take your pet’s x-rays and then immediately interpret them on a high resolution monitor. Digital imaging radiology technology allows us to expertly manipulate the images to get the best picture possible, and diagnose your pet’s illness with speed and accuracy.
We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners are faced with. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners, so it is our goal to work with you towards a solution.
There are many behaviors that can be negative or destructive, and many pet owners feel helpless in bringing peace to their home. We want you to know that we are here to help, and that undesirable behaviors can be corrected.
Our kennel houses up to 20 dogs and 6 cats at one time. This relatively small number of boarders in comparison to other larger kennels ensures that we will have time to give each pet individual attention as needed. We offer the usual kennel amenities including heating and air conditioning, plenty of outdoor exercise time, and meal times tailored to your pet’s home routine. In addition, we offer limited bathing services by appointment. Since we are a full service hospital, we are able to prescribe and administer medications for your furry friend while you are away. We are adept at caring for older and convalescing pets who may not be welcomed at another facility due to health concerns or a complicated medicating regime. We strive to make your pet’s stay with us as comfortable as possible.
A healthy mouth makes a healthy pet. If your pet is suffering from halitosis and excessive tartar buildup, or is experiencing discomfort due to a bad tooth, we can help. Sometimes it may be necessary to remove the damaged tooth. We will also perform a complete dental cleaning on your pet. A thorough cleaning includes scaling and polishing the tooth surfaces and applying a fluoride treatment to protect the remaining teeth. We will also administer an antibiotic injection to ward off potential infection from bacteria in the mouth.
Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work becomes even more critical.
Annual exams and blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us valuable information about your pet’s health. We understand the changes your pet will have as they become older, and we also know the importance of keeping your pet healthy as they enter their golden years.
Please call us today at (330) 650-2929 to learn more about caring for your senior pet.
If you want to travel internationally with your pet, you need to plan ahead. Since each country is different, you will have to contact the embassy or consulate where you are going to find out what you need to do.
Though every country has different requirements, most require a health certificate that is done by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. Luckily, we have a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are not a client, you need to make sure you bring your pets’ records in with you to the examination.
You will always need a health certificate and proof of vaccination. You may also need a microchip and blood tests. Many countries require that your pet get treated for parasites prior to travel. You may also need certificates for the airplane ride.
Since each country is different and we can’t stay up to date will all of the changes in each one, it is important that you call ahead and know what you need. Then, we will make sure that your pet is all ready to go!
Home Euthanasia with Daisy Creek Veterinary Services
If you are looking for in-home, compassionate end-of-life care for elderly and ailing pets, we highly recommend Dr.’s John and Kathleen Durfee of Daisy Creek Veterinary Services. Please contact them directly at:
In the Hudson Veterinary Hospital laboratory, we employ top of the line equipment to help provide you with answers to your pet’s medical issues as quickly as possible. Most of our testing can be done in-house while you wait. Other tests such as urine cultures, biopsies, and stone analyses are sent by overnight currier/delivery to our diagnostic laboratory with a speedy turn around time. Some of our in-house laboratory capabilities include Heartworm/Lyme/Erlichea testing for dogs, FIV/Leukemia/Heartworm testing for cats, fecal exams, thyroid testing, urinalysis, full blood work up, cortisol testing, glucose testing, and cytology.
We are proud to announce we are now offering laser therapy, an innovative new way to treat pain and inflammation in pets. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects such as improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Multiple studies have shown laser therapy can help with a variety of problems including arthritis, joint pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains, dog/cat bites, feline acne/asthma, hotspots, post trauma/surgery pain, hip dysplasia, lick granulomas and snake/bug bites.
We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets’ condition or illness better. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.
Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully and provide a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. We use many tools such as radiology, lab tests, and various other equipment and tests.
At Hudson Veterinary Hospital, we are happy to offer microchipping. 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 he or she ever become lost. 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.
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.
At Hudson Veterinary Hospital, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.
We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.
It is our goal to provide you with complete veterinary care in a professional and accessible atmosphere. That is why we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pets’ prescription needs.
Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pets’ medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.
We believe the best way to promote overall health is through preventative care. Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pets’ health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems.
We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often health problems that go undetected can become more severe issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Hudson Veterinary Hospital, we are here to help you with your new addition.
First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.
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.
Our surgical prep room and sterile operating room are fully equipped for both routine and emergency surgeries on cats and dogs of all sizes including spay and neuter procedures, feline de-claw surgery, and growth and cyst removals. We usually schedule surgeries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Your pet will usually undergo his or her procedure in the morning and will be ready to go home later the same day. Kitties will spend the night if they are being de-clawed. We keep you informed on your pet’s progress throughout the day and send you home with full instructions when you pick up your furry friend.
Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.
We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.
Disease prevention is critical to your pet’s health at every stage of life, but especially in your pet’s puppy and kitten days. We carry a full line of canine and feline vaccines for protection against rabies, canine distemper, parvovirus, bordetella, Lyme disease, feline distemper, leukemia, and FIP. Other vaccines are available on special order if necessary. Since many pets do not require the full battery of vaccines, we will work with you to develop an appropriate vaccine protocol for your pet based on your needs.
Our comprehensive physical covers your pet from nose to tail. We begin the assessment by weighing your pet and taking its temperature reading. Next, our doctors thoroughly examine your pet’s eyes, mouth, ears, heart and lungs, abdomen, and skin. We will ask lots of questions about your pet’s routine and address any concerns you may have.
Anesthetic Monitoring and Pain Management
Providing for your pet’s safety and comfort is our number one surgical priority. Our furry patients will receive a very safe inhaled anesthesia administered through an endo-tracheal tube. Our experienced surgical technicians carefully monitor heart rate and respirations throughout the procedure. A complete blood workup is recommended for older patients before undergoing anesthesia. This will help to rule out any potential problems in advance.
All of our surgical patients will receive pain medication as appropriate to their situation. We want them to be as comfortable as possible while they are recovering from surgery.
Sometimes a patient may require regular subcutaneous fluid administration to stay hydrated while convalescing or as a more permanent therapy to help deal with kidney issues. We can administer fluids to your pet at our clinic or provide you with the supplies you need to give fluids to your pet in the privacy of your own home.
Occasionally we may encounter a medical situation that requires more specialized treatment or diagnostics than we are currently able to provide. In this case we refer our patients to board certified specialists in the area. We will work closely as a team with these specialists to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your pet. We will continue to collaborate with them throughout your pet’s treatment and recovery period.