At Lashley Animal Hospital, we provide your pet with an extensive range of routine and specialized care. Our comprehensive veterinary services address your concerns in a friendly family atmosphere. We deeply appreciate the special relationship that exists between people and their pets and are proud to offer the follwing services to our community.
Dental and Oral Care
In House Pharmacy
Medical and Health Exams
New Pet Care
Senior Pet Wellness
Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesia
Our office prides itself on trying to provide the best preventive medicine available
Vaccines are products designed to trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines can lessen the severity of future diseases and certain vaccines can prevent infection altogether. Today, a variety of vaccines are available for use by veterinarians. Pets should be vaccinated to protect them from many highly contagious and deadly diseases. Experts agree that widespread use of vaccines within the last century has prevented death and disease in millions of animals. If an unvaccinated pet develops one of these diseases, treatment can become very expensive and many of these diseases can be fatal despite treatment. Like any treatment some risk is involved, but these risks should be weighed against the benefits of protecting your pet from potentially fatal diseases. Most pets respond well to vaccines.
Our vaccinations include, but are not limited to:
Canine Rabies Vaccine
Canine Distemper Combination Vaccine
Canine Bordetella Vaccine
Feline Rabies Vaccine
Feline Distemper Vaccine
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Vaccine
Feline Leukemia Vaccine
Offensive breath. Stained Teeth. Trouble eating.
These are just a few common signs that your pet may have Dental Disease. Proper dental care is as important to your pet as it is to you. The problem is that your pet can’t do anything about it. Your pet is looking to you for the care and treatment that he or she needs.
In order to try to maintain your pets dental health
you should have your pets teeth examined regularly. Most examinations can be done at that same time your pet is in the office for another procedure. If your pet requires a dental procedure, most likely it will require the use of some level of anesthsia. Before putting your pet under anesthesia, we will perform a full physical examination. We also recommend that a pre-anesthetic blood profile be performed to maximize patient safety and alert the doctor to the presence of dehydration, anemia, infection, diabetes and/or kidney or liver disease which could complicate the procedure. These conditions may not be detected without a pre-anesthetic profile. These tests are similar to those your own physician would run if you were to undergo anesthesia. In addition, the results of these tests may be useful if your pet’s health changes so that we may develop a faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Dental Care Services
Our services include, but are not limited to:
Routine Teeth Cleaning
Dental Disease Management
Oral Surgery & Extractions
Our hospital is equipped to provide an extensive range of diagnostic testing and monitoring to care for your pets complete health care needs. These services include but are not limited to:
Most medical problems usually go unnoticed until acute symptoms are noticed. Regularly scheduled health examinations can lead to early detection and help alleviate serious health problems. As a result, your pet has a better quality of life. Our services include:
Annual Physical Examinations
Condition Specific Examinations
Routine Blood Testing
Parasite Testing and Prevention
Health Examinations - Unusual Behavior Of Pet
Your veterinarian will want to know about your pets health history. Don’t forget to mention any unusual behavior that you have noticed in your pet, including but not limited to:
Eating more than usual
Excessive drinking of water, panting, scratching or urination
Weight gain or weight loss
We maintain a well stocked in-house pharmacy to service the immediate needs of our clients.
For prescriptions requiring custom formulations, we refer our clients to one of our local compounding pharmacies.
Please call us prior to picking up prescriptions so we can have these items ready for you when you arrive.
In certain cases, an exam may be needed prior to filling a prescription. Federal Law requires there to be a patient-doctor relationship in order to prescribe medications for your pet. We cannot refill a prescription unless we have examined your pet in the past 6 months.
Reduces Pain and Speeds Healing
Lashley Animal Hospital is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet’s response. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
How does it work
Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.
What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?
Simply put, it provides relief. As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experiences will dissipate. Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and canine companions will actually fall asleep during their therapy session. Frequently, after therapy, we hear: “He’s acting like a puppy again” or “She can actually jump onto the chair again.” Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves the quality of life for your companion.
Applications For Laser Therapy
Applications for laser therapy include:
Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
General pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness)
Post-surgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws, and other surgeries)
Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, and lesions)
What Are The Signs That My Pet Can Benefit From Companion Laser Therapy
Many of our laser therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior companion is experiencing pain or discomfort are:
Abnormal sitting or lying posture
Circling multiple times before lying down
Whining, groaning or other vocalizations
Limping, unable to get up or lie down
Difficulty getting into car or down stairs
Lack of grooming
Won’t wag tail
Licking or biting area
Lack of appetite
New Pet Care
The decision to add a puppy, kitten, or mature pet to your family is a big step. While it is exciting to own a soft, cuddly creature you must also consider that you are taking care of the life of another. Therefore, it is important that you prepare yourself, your family, the animal, and your home for your new life together. In order to make this transition as seamless as possible, we are happy to answer your questions before, during, and after you have decided on what pet best completes your family. After your decision has been made, we can then provide the following New Pet Services:
Complete Physical Examination
Parasite Testing, Treatment and Prevention
Leukemia Virus and Immunodeficiency Virus Testing (Feline Only)
Core and Elective Canine and Feline Vaccinations
Nutritional and Exercise Recommendations
General Consultation regarding Microchipping, Spay and Neuter after 6 months of age, and Socialization
Question and Answer to address any concerns you may have
The single greatest threat to a pets life is getting lost. Ten Million pets get lost each year and less than ten percent return home. We are trying to increase the number of pets that return to their families by recommending microchip implantation and placing tags on every collar. We are also one of only two local hospitals to donate a microchip scanning device to the Belleville Humane Society to help ensure your pets safe return home.
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. We simply inject a microchip, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pets skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required. If your pet is lost and arrives at our practice or an area animal shelter, a scanner is used to read the microchip. The scanner reads out a number that is traced back to your last known address through a national organization. If you move or your phone number changes, its up to you to update your information by contacting us and the national organization. We use HomeAgain Microchips.
Collars with tags are also very important. Although this method is not as reliable as microchipping, because they can be easily lost, they are also an effective way to identify your pet. Many municiplaities also mandate the use of dog tags in their communities. Please contact your local municipality to determine if a pet tag is required in your area.
We also maintain several lines of prescription diets to meet specific medical needs of your pets. Our prescriptions diets include:
Purina Veterinary Diets
For more information, visit: http://www.purinaveterinarydiets.com
Hills Prescription Diets
Hill’s Pet Nutrition has a mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Learn more about Prescription Diet® pet foods at http://www.prescriptiondiet.com/
For more information, visit: http://products.royalcanin.us/products.aspx
Senior Care Wellness
Our pets provide us love, devotion, compassion, and loyalty throught their lives. As they age, changes in behavior, appetite, and energy can challenge the family structure. During these changes, it is important that their family show them same compassion as they have received for all of these years.
Senior Pet Care Services
We take great pride in serving our more mature patients. This is especially true when we have known them since they were first born. Consequently, in addition to our other services, we provide the following Senior Pet Care Services:
Regular Bi-Annual Examinations
Periodic Blood Testing
Arthritis Recognition and Control
You can also help maintain your pets health by looking for the following conditions:
Excessive weight loss or gain
Appetite increase or decrease
Vomiting or diarrhea
Constipation or difficult defecation
Increased drinking or increased urination
Weakness after exercise/Can’t walk very far
Lumps or tumors
itchiness, hair loss, etc.
Bad breath, sore gums, or difficulty chewing
Decreased awareness or gets confused or lost
dribbling, accidents, etc.
Forgets previously learned commands
Decreased recognition of people or other pets
Increased agitation/difficulty resting
Decreased tolerance of handling/petting
Decreased affection or interaction with owners
Increased fear or anxiety
Decreased hearing or “selective hearing”
Decreased tolerance to being left alone
Repetitive or compulsive behaviors
pacing, circling, grooming, licking nonfood items, etc.
Decreased grooming or self care
Weakness or incoordination
Muscle tremors or shaking
Decreased activity or sleeps more
Difficulty climbing stairs or increased stiffness
day or night.
Waking owners at night
to go out or other reasons.
Difficulty seeing or cloudy eyes
Surgery And Anesthesia
Your’s pets health, safety, and comfort is our primary concern. Before putting your pet under anesthesia, our Veterinarians will perform a full physical examination of your pet. We also recommend that a pre-anesthetic blood profile be performed to maximize patient safety and alert the doctor to the presence of dehydration, anemia, infection, diabetes and/or kidney or liver disease which could complicate the procedure. These conditions may not be detected without a pre-anesthetic profile. These tests are similar to those your own physician would run if you were to undergo anesthesia. In addition, the results of these tests may be useful if your pet’s health changes to develop faster, more accurate diagnoses and treatments. Our Veterinarians are qualified to perform routine and advanced surgical procedures using safe anesthesia and a sterile environment. In addition, our surgical team will continually monitor your pets vital signs during preparation, surgery, and recovery. Our surgical procedures include, but are not limited to:
Cosmetic and Corrective Surgery
Growth and Tumor Removal
Bladder Stone Removal
A lasting friendship with you and your pet is very important to us.
In order to be able to serve your needs, we schedule appointments. We strive to see you at your regularly scheduled time. However, due to the nature of the business, this is sometimes not possible. We are sure you can understand that when a pet is in a medical emergency, that emergency must take priority.
When you arrive at the hospital, please check in at the reception desk and obtain a new patient interview form.
Or you can print, complete, and bring the new patient interview form with you using this link. Shortly after you have checked in, you will be greeted by one of our wonderful staff who will escort you and your pet to an examination room, where you will meet with the veterinarian.
If you need assistance entering or exiting the building please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.
Appointments can be scheduled:
Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 8pm
Saturdays from 8am to 1pm
Referral Discount Program
As we continue to grow, we have realized that the greatest source of new clients comes from the referrals of our present clientele.
The greatest compliment that one of our clients can give us is to recommend our hospital to one of their family, friends, colleagues, or associates.
We greatly value the confidence that our clients have in us and in gratitude for this we gladly provide discounts for client referrals.
For each new client that visits our office for veterinary service and presents a completed referral coupon, the referring client will be given a 10% service discount on their next visit to our practice. Maximum 10% service discount per visit. We know that if we continue to excel in the levels of service and care that we provide our clients, our practice will continue to thrive.
Our office has had the pleasure of serving the St. Louis Metro East area for over 45 years. Locally owned and operated, we concentrate on the study, treatment, and control of animal injuries and diseases, the treatment of acute and chronic illness, the immunization of healthy animals against disease, surgery, nutrition, radiology, dental care, and preventive care for dogs and cats. We understand that your pets are family, they are your “babies”. It’s our goal to provide comprehensive veterinary care for your “babies”, all while providing care and compassion for some of the most important members of your family: your pets.
Please accept our invitation to tour our website. Information about our services, facilities, veterinarians, staff, and products is just a click away. As you explore our site and learn more about our office, please keep in mind that we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime. We look forward to a long and prosperous friendship with you and your pets.