dog-on-grassGeneral Veterinary Services

The team at Animal Hospital of San Luis Obispo cares about your pet’s wellness, just as much as you do. We offer a variety of wellness services to pets in the San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach areas. These include preventive care, diagnostics, surgery, and dentistry.

Preventive Pet Care

Because pets age about seven times faster than humans, it’s important that they have a comprehensive wellness exam at least once a year. Senior pets should have an exam twice a year to accommodate the changes that come with age. Each exam includes a full-body and coat evaluation as well as a weight and temperature check. We also recommend that all pets receive vaccinations regularly, as they protect against diseases and viruses such as rabies, bordetella, and feline leukemia. During your pet’s appointment, we will assess your pet’s needs and tailor a vaccination plan just for them.

Parasite prevention is another critical component of preventive care. Mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas can all cause health problems for your pet, including heartworm, Lyme disease, and flea allergy dermatitis. That’s why we recommend that you keep your pet on a monthly preventative.

Diagnostic Pet Care

Depending on your pet’s condition, we may administer a diagnostic exam to view your pet internally. Animal Hospital of San Luis Obispo is equipped with digital radiography and ultrasonography technology in-house for fast, convenient imaging. With this technology, we can diagnose bone fractures, foreign bodies, and other conditions. For patients experiencing symptoms of a heart condition, we have electrocardiography available, with the assistance of cardiology specialists.

Animal Surgical Services

Animal Hospital of San Luis Obispo is equipped with a state-of-the-art surgical suite, where we perform a number of procedures for pets in the San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach areas. These procedures include soft tissue surgeries, orthopedic surgeries, and spay and neuter surgeries.

Excellence in Pet Dentistry

The condition of a pet’s mouth is often an indicator of their overall health, but sadly, it is one of the most neglected aspects of pet health. The team at Animal Hospital of San Luis Obispo is proactive about dental health. Our goal is to not only to give your pet a healthy mouth but to keep it healthy for a lifetime. As part of our dental services, we use state-of-the-art dental equipment for cleaning and polishing teeth. If necessary, we can also extract teeth and perform other minor oral surgeries.

We treat all of our patients in an intensive care environment and administer pre-anesthetic blood work, IV fluids, and catheter placement. We also provide full anesthetic monitoring before, during, and after every dental procedure. For pain management, we provide antibiotics after the procedure as well as a complimentary follow-up exam to make sure your furry friend is recovering properly.

Behavior Consultations

Do you have a mischievous pet? Do you find yourself yelling “No” or “Bad dog” day after day? If so, Dr. Porte of Primary Care Animal Hospital offers behavior consultation services that can turn your bad dog or cat into a good one. Dr. Porte has specialized in animal behavior for her entire veterinary care and can help with a number of behavioral issues. You can learn more about her services by visiting Primary Care Animal Hospital’s website.

Schedule your pet’s appointment at Animal Hospital of San Luis Obispo today!