We're pleased to offer the following services in our Denham Springs Veterinary Clinic:
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Appointments start at 8:30am-11:30am and resume at 2:00pm-4:00pm. We do offer a drop-off plan that enables our clients to conveniently drop off their pet on the way to work and pick up on the way home. Surgeries are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings, however, arrangements can be made ahead of time for another day if possible. We require a $50 deposit upon scheduling surgery and request 48 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule a surgery. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open and emergency cases will always receive top priority followed by previously scheduled appointments.
Emergencies can be things such a snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen. If you have an after-hours emergency, please call or go immediately to Sherwood South Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center. Click here for their phone number and location.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services
We perform in-house blood tests, urinalysis, heartworm testing, parasite analysis, radiology, ultrasonography, tonometry (glaucoma test), feline leukemia and immunodeficiency virus testing, and parvo testing. We work closely with outside laboratories and specialists to offer your pet the best testing available.
Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures. This surgical suite includes a heated operating table to prevent your pet's temperature from dropping while under anesthesia. We also provide intravenous fluids on all patients under anesthesia to help keep your pet stable throughout the procedure.
We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide that extra safety margin, especially for our older or higher risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs (pulse oximetry, blood pressure, electrocardiography) are monitored during all anesthetic procedures. A nurse is assigned to monitor your pet from the time that anesthesia is induced until he/she is awake.
Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, x-rays, tooth extractions, and oral surgery. Dental disease can cause much more than bad breath. It can lead to many serious and possible life-threatening illnesses. We are the only veterinary hospital in the area that has dental x-ray capability.
Our on-site digital radiology equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the diagnosis of many disorders.
We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.
Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Individualized Preventative Medicine
The health and disease risk is different for each animal. We will assess those risks for your pet and design a vaccine and parasite prevention program. We develop programs for the specific need of your pet and your own particular environmental situation and review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, yard and on your pet. We recommend every dog be on flea and heartworm prevention year-round. We also recommend senior health checkups on every pet over the age of seven. Pets age much faster than humans and our goal is to keep them as comfortable as possible for as long as possible. You can see in the chart below the comparative age of your pet. The numbers in purple and orange are the equivalent age in human years. Is your pet a senior? If so, it may be time for some routine blood work.
We maintain an extensive inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea control and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet(s). We warn against purchasing medication and preventatives on internet websites.
We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each stage of life, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance, performance, and management of disease. For general information about our Purina ProPlan line of diets, please call or e-mail us.
We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, aggression and potty training. For more detailed pet training, we recommend Larry Benoit Dog Trainer.
Watson Pet Hospital provides VETERINARY SUPERVISED pet boarding as a service to our clients. All boarders receive personal attention from our caring staff and are kept in our indoor, air conditioned boarding facility. Pets may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours Monday through Friday.
Our grooming services include routine and therapeutic bathing. Along with any bath, your pet will also have his/her nails clipped, ears cleaned and anal sacs expressed. Call us for pricing and to book an appointment today. *We DO NOT have a "PET STYLIST" to offer hair cut at this time.*
Watson Pet Hospital accepts payment via cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or CareCredit. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.
We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.
Watson Pet Hospital offers our "Share-the-Care" Referral Reward Program and a New Client Discount. The "Share-the-Care" program gives you a $10 credit on your account for every person you send to see us.