At Merritt Animal Clinic, we offer a variety comprehensive medical services for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more in
formation on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.
Yearly Exams and Vaccinations
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 become even more critical.
Senior Wellness Care
We will work with you to develop a health plan that is right for the specific needs of your senior pet. Nutrition, exercise and the prevention of common problems through regular exams are all ways to help your senior pet stay healthy.
Skin problems are very common here in central Florida. We pride ourselves in spending the time to diagnosis and treat conditions related to skin, ear, and/or allergies. Our commitment to the families that we work with is to identify the cause of your pet’s itching, licking, chewing and hair loss rather than just managing the symptoms. Click here to learn more.
Our practice offers surgical services; ranging from spays, neuters, to mass removals, as well as routine emergency surgeries. If your pets require more complicated specialist surgical procedures, our practice has an close relationship with a local specialist surgical hospital, and can expedite a referral. We realize that it can be stressful to have your pet undergo surgery. Your pet is in good hands, and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible. Click here to learn more.
Your pets’ oral hygiene and care is a critical component of their health. Our practice offers dental exams, and comprehensive dental cleanings. For advanced periodontal disease, we are also able to perform simple extractions and dental surgery. Click here to learn more.
Comprehensive Laboratory Services
At our practice we have an inhouse laboratory where we can get run bloodwork, and urinalysis to get immediate results. We also have a outside professional veterinary laboratory where we can send routine or more involved tests like; thyroid tests, medication monitoring, cultures, and much more.
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.
Internal Medicine Specialist Consults
Veterinary Internal Medicine is a specialist field. After veterinary school these veterinarians have to complete a residency in Veterinary Internal Medicine in order to become specialists. With challenging and complicated cases in our practice, we have the ability to obtain a second opinion from a boarded internal medicine specialist. In addition, our specialist can perform diagnostic Ultrasounds, as well as echocardiograms.
Ultrasounds use sound waves to look inside your pet, allowing us to diagnose him or her. The images are better than radiographs and there are several conditions that can only be diagnosed with an ultrasound.
Cardiologist evaluated ECG
An ECG/EKG is a record of the electrical activity of the heart. We can evaluate heart rhythm of your pets. We also look for any arrhythmias or other abnormalities. An ECG/EKG can also be used to look for heart enlargement, which is a very common sign of heart disease. ECG/EKGs are used not only to diagnose heart disease but also to monitor the progress of patients diagnosed with it.
Nutrition is so important for pets throughout their lives. As animals age, their nutritional needs change. There are puppy, adult, and senior diets to accommodate pets’ changing needs. Then there are also diets made to help pets with certain diseases and conditions. It is important to discuss your pets’ diets with our staff every time you visit our hospital. Did you know grain free diets are not better for your pet, and can actual lead to medical conditions? Click here to learn more.
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.
Heartworm disease is endemic in central Florida and a major problem for dogs in our area. For this reason, it is important for your dog to be tested annually, and to keep your dog on heart worm prevention year-round. If heartworm disease is diagnosed in your dog, our practice employs the most current treatment methods to eliminate this disease. Click here to learn more.
With a simple stool sample, we are able to screen for parasites so that we can deworm patients with the best dewormer. Every dewormer targets different parasites, which is why screening is so important. Still, there are times when we deworm pets regularly just to keep them and their owners safe.
Health and Travel Certificates
If you are traveling with your pet, you may be required to have a Health Certificate. Each state has different rules and regulations, so be sure to consult with us in advance of your travel.
Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your pet.