Additional Services

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In addition to our full-service veterinary offerings, we have even more services for anything you and your pet may need.

Microchip Pet Identification

Microchipping has become a very popular and safe way to identify your pet permanently and you as the owner in the unfortunate case that your pet is lost. Microchipping involves placement of a small electronic chip the size and shape of a piece of rice just under the skin in the neck area. A needle is used to inject the chip. The injection is comparable to a regular vaccine injection.

If your pet becomes lost and is transported to a humane society, shelter, or veterinary facility, they will be able to scan your pet for the chip and contact you. The scanner is similar to a scanner found in the grocery store.

We advise you to use this system of identification as well as a collar identification system on your pet.

Nutritional Counseling

Animals have various nutritional requirements depending on their age, breed and health status. Decisions regarding your pet’s nutrition should not be made without first consulting a veterinarian.

Geriatric animals have significantly different requirements than young growing puppies or kittens. Animals with diabetes or kidney disease also have different requirements.

Your veterinarian will be able to make informed decisions regarding your pet’s choice of diet given their age, breed and health status.

Pharmacy

Our in-house pharmacy is well stocked and contains supplies that allow us to immunize and treat your pet. You can rely on us whether your pet requires medication for a chronic medical condition or needs short-term medication while recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery. When you purchase medications from our pharmacy, you can be assured that your pet’s medications were obtained from safe, reliable sources and stored under optimal conditions. Our trained staff will fill your prescriptions with care as well as attention to detail and your pet’s specific needs. We will also provide you with accurate information about your pet’s medications, including proper dosing information, and to alert you to any potential drug side effects or interactions. We are also here if you experience any problems with your medication after you return home.

Pet ID Cards

Pet ID Cards are free for your pets at Holden Veterinary Clinic. Email, mail, or drop off your favorite photo of each of your pets, and we will have a new Pet ID Card ready for you at your next visit. If you do not have a favorite photo, we will be happy to take a photo while you’re here at the hospital. Each Pet ID Card displays your pet’s vaccine and medical information for handy reference, plus an adorable photo. Pet ID Cards are great to have with you when traveling, just in case your pet needs to stay at a boarding facility, or your pet has a medical emergency while away from home.

Referral Services

The majority of your pet’s health needs will be met at our practice; however, there are circumstances where a veterinary specialist may be required. Under these circumstances, we may direct you and your pet to a specialist who is a veterinarian with advanced knowledge in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. In some cases, specialized equipment is required to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners. Examples of veterinary specialists include ophthalmologists, oncologists, surgeons, etc.

Fear Free

Developed by “America’s Veterinarian,” Dr. Marty Becker, the Fear Free℠ initiative aims to “take the ‘pet’ out of ‘petrified’” and get pets back for veterinary visits by promoting considerate approach and gentle control techniques used in calming environments. Utilization of Fear Free methods and protocols leads to reduction or removal of anxiety triggers, which creates an experience that is rewarding and safer for all involved, including pets, their owners, and veterinary health care teams. The end result? Calmer, more accepting patients, more compliant clients, and better veterinary care.

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