Whether just adopted a new rescue pet or already have one and are looking for a new veterinarian, we are a comprehensive vet serving Clay, Pinson, Trussville, and surrounding areas. For more information on our available services, contact Clay-Chalkville Animal Clinic.
Routine dental care, like teeth, cleaning, and a yearly exam is part of your pet’s normal care and part of being a responsible pet owner. Because dental disease can cause a wide range of additional health problems, it’s important to include this alongside your preventative treatments. We offer advice on teeth cleaning at home and recommend yearly teeth cleanings under general anesthesia by your veterinarian. This allows us to perform deep teeth cleanings and to remove oral growths and broken, chipped or damaged teeth that can cause pain and infection.
Whether you have a new puppy or kitten or a senior cat or dog, regular vaccinations and shots are a necessary part of preventative care. For a puppy or kitten, vaccinations start around six to eight weeks and occur every three to four weeks until the animal is around four months old. This is necessary to help your pet develop their own immunities as they transition from their mother’s antibodies. Senior pets receive shots approximately once a year during a yearly exam to remain protected against life-threatening illnesses and diseases like feline leukemia, parvovirus, and distemper.
Our caring staff and veterinarians are qualified to care for your pet should he or she need a surgical procedure. From orthopedic issues, including repairing broken bones, our clinic can ensure your pet heals quickly and correctly. We can also remove tumors, repair ligament tears and address soft tissue injuries as necessary. Other routine surgeries include cropping the ears and tail, claw removal and sterilization.
At the Clay-Chalkville Animal Hospital, we believe microchipping is an essential way to keep your pet safe. This can be done during a regular preventative visit in both kittens and puppies or with senior rescue pets. Microchipping is done by injecting a small chip into the shoulder blade area using a needle that is similar to those used in vaccinations. Each chip contacts your contact information that makes it easier for your pet to get home to you if they become lost. Chipping is virtually painless and usually causes little to no reactions.