The Small Animal Clinic
We have a very attractive and comfortable facility for your small animal needs. Dr. Eby spent a lot of time designing and planning this important area of our veterinary clinic. We have 3 exam rooms for general exams and vaccinations, a large treatment area equipped with kennels, and two large tubs for flushing and cleaning patients. Next to the treatment areas is our surgery suite with two surgery tables. We also have grooming and boarding services available.
In addition to spaying and neutering, the most common surgeries that dogs require are for skin diseases, tooth extraction, torn ACL or cartilage, bladder stone removal and cancer treatment. With the exception of ligament repair, cats also often require treatment for many of the same conditions - with the addition of multiple bite wounds. Whatever your pets' needs, Dr. Eby and his dog vets and cat vets have the expertise and experience to diagnose and treat the condition, whether it's routine or an emergency.
During a veterinary emergency clinic visit, time is of the essence. Our in-house laboratory testing and radiology facilities allow us to test quickly for a large variety of conditions. Our laboratory is staffed by experienced veterinary technicians capable of performing complete blood counts (CBC), blood chemistry profiles and other tests, all within a matter of minutes. Your dog or cat's results are interpreted quickly and accurately, allowing us to begin your pet's treatment immediately.
Vaccinations / Routine Exams
Vaccines for pets are medications designed to trigger an immune system response that will provide protection from a specific disease and enable them to ward off infections.
For example, bordatella vaccine prevents your dog from catching kennel cough from another dog. The calicivirus vaccine protects your cat from respiratory infections. The rabies vaccine prevents your animals from being infected with rabies and subsequently infecting a human. Dr. Eby and his staff will recommend a vaccine schedule to prevent various diseases found in our Ozarks region.
Another key to pet health is the routine physical exam. It's the foundation of your pet's health care; it provides the doctor with information about everything from your pet's temperament to the condition of his or her teeth. The doctor may also find something of concern during a physical exam that wouldn't be readily apparent to you at home. A new pet should always have a physical exam soon after joining your household.
St. Francis also provides a room specifically for cats to board in. The Cat boarding room is a adjacent to the treatment area and more quiet than the canine boarding area.
The kennel tech will take care of your dog and/or cat while they are at St. Francis. The staff at St. Francis understand that leaving your pet for a period of time can be hard; therefore, they pay close attention to your directions and concerns. The kennel tech will do her very best to keep your pet as comfortable as possible. You are welcome to bring your pet's blanket or favorite toy from home. St. Francis provides Hill's Pet food as the daily feed for the dogs and cats while in their care. If your pet is on a specific diet, or has sensitivity to food changes, it is highly recommended that you provide their food for their stay. St. Francis wants your pet's stay with them as stress free as possible.