Services

At Ridgetowne Animal Hospital, we utilize the most advanced techniques and technology available in order to provide the highest quality of care. We will do whatever it takes to make sure your pet is achieving their highest level of health care possible. With our services and care, you can be sure your pet will be taking the steps necessary to lead a long and healthy life.

Other services we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Radiography
  • Isoflurane Anesthesia
  • Small Animal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • In-House Lab
  • CBCs
  • Serum Chemistries
  • Thyroid Testing
  • Pre-Anesthesia Blood Work
  • Feline Leukemia
  • Feline Aids Testing
  • Glaucoma Testing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Dentistry

Hospital Admitting and Discharge

Animals are admitted during regular office hours. Hospitalized pets are discharged only during regular hours and usually between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. This allows our staff and/or doctor to explain and give proper instructions concerning medications, lab results, the diagnosis and also answer any questions you may have pertaining to your pet's conditions. For the protection of the other pets in the hospital as well as your own, we require vaccinations to be kept up to date, and all pets be properly restrained using a leash or carrying case when entering or leaving the facility.

Surgery

Elective surgery is done on an appointment basis. Your pet will have gas anesthesia, I.V. fluids, when necessary, cardiac/oxygen monitoring and laser technology if indicated. Pain medication will also be prescribed to minimize your pet's possible post-op discomfort. Surgical patients should not have food after 8:00 p.m. the evening before the procedure, nor water after 6:00 a.m. the day of the procedure. We may ask that you come in prior to the surgical date for a pre-op blood test. This will identify any latent problems that may cause difficulties during surgery. You will be called following the procedure and given an update concerning your pet's condition. To discuss or schedule a procedure, please call the hospital during regular office hours at 601-856-3589.

Vaccinations and Preventive Maintenance

It is our policy to vaccinate all animals against diseases they may encounter and for which an effective vaccine exists. Proper preventive medicine is always preferred to treating a disease as it is less costly and much healthier for your pet. Very effective heartworm and flea control medications are available for both dogs and cats, and we consider the routine use of them along with annual physical exams, to be essential in insuring the health of pet.

Phone Calls

The office staff is happy to answer your questions. We will make every effort to solve your problem over the phone, but frequently an examination is necessary to identify and correct the problem(s). If a consultation with the doctor is necessary and he or she is unavailable, please leave your name and number, along with a brief description of the problem, and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Inquiries concerning hospitalized and surgical cases should be made after 9:00 a.m. This gives the doctor and staff time to treat and properly evaluate all cases and give accurate information concerning your pet.

Hospital Tours

We are very proud of our hospital and many have requested a tour to see where their pet will be staying, having surgery or other treatments. Please feel free to request a tour, and we will be glad to show you our facilities and answer any questions.

Fees

Please do not hesitate to inquire about the anticipated cost for the care of your pet. We will be glad to offer an estimate of the projected costs. Please understand that it is only an estimate, and the final charges could be more or less depending on the course of the problem. An advance payment may be requested on some non-elective surgical or medical cases. We accept cash, local bank personal checks, Visa and MasterCard, and the CareCredit payment plan.