Large Animal Services in Dade City, FL
Our large animal medicine and herd health services provide routine veterinary care and highly specialized diagnostics and medical treatment for cattle, goats, pigs, chickens, and horses. We care for your production, show, and companion livestock.
We have the ability to provide care for critically ill, acute, and emergency cases.
Examples of some of our routine services include:
- Physical examination
- Pregnancy diagnosis
- Blood collection and testing
- Foot trimming
- Lameness examination
- Manual therapy
- Breeding soundness examination
- Health and travel certificates
Our Additional Veterinary Services
In-House Veterinary Pharmacy
When considering options for purchasing medication, pet owners have many choices, including online pharmacies and mail-order catalogs. But where can you honestly get the best value for your money? Who can offer you the most reliable and personalized service? Who has the most complete medical information on your pets and the ability to anticipate drug interactions or other problems that can result from inappropriately administering medication? Before you purchase your next prescription or medication refill, ask us about our fully stocked pharmacy.
You and your pet will benefit from our well-stocked pharmacy. We maintain an extensive inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications, including flea, tick, and heartworm preventive products. Whether your pet requires medication for a chronic medical condition or needs short-term medication while recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery, you can rely on us. When you purchase medications from our pharmacy, you can rest 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. You can count on us to 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. Help is only a phone call away!
Pet Pain Management
The practice of high-quality veterinary medicine focuses on the entire patient – from medical issues that affect physical functioning, to emotional and psychological issues that affect well-being. Experiencing pain can affect the body’s physical functioning and can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s well-being and state of mind. That’s why pain management is among our primary considerations when we are treating a pet for any medical condition.
Our approach to pain management involves anticipating potentially painful procedures and taking steps to manage pain from the outset as well as continuing to manage pain throughout your pet’s treatment and recovery process. Did you know that various types of pain can look different in animals? For example, a dog with chronic arthritis may exhibit very subtle signs of pain that can go unnoticed unless you know what to look for. Fortunately, our staff of compassionate, caring professionals is skilled in recognizing signs of pain in animals and developing an individualized plan for managing pain in our patients.
From routine procedures (such as spays or dental cleanings) to more advanced medical treatments (such as bone surgeries or cancer treatments) to chronically painful conditions (such as arthritis or back pain), we are dedicated to providing safe and effective pain management to every patient. We will also help you recognize signs of pain in your pet so that we can modify his or her pain management plan when necessary.
Recognizing and alleviating pain in our patients is at the very heart of quality, compassionate patient care. We don’t take pain management for granted and will employ all our skills to help ensure your pet’s comfort, well-being, and full recovery.
With so many foods on the market and various nutritional requirements depending on the age and health of your pet companion, we are here to help you make the right choices. The team at Dade City Animal Clinic is ready to serve up the right food recommendations to tackle those stubborn feline urinary problems, overweight dogs, or relentless diarrhea. Our team has specific recommendations to help guide you in choosing well-balanced and safe foods for your healthy puppy, adult, or senior pet.
How does it work?
A microchip about the size of a grain of rice is placed under the skin between the shoulder blades. Each chip has a unique identification code that is activated by a scanner and will last for your pet’s lifetime. This is a relatively painless procedure that we can perform during an exam or a surgical procedure.
Pet Health Certificates
When traveling with your pet(s), there may be animal health requirements specific to that destination. As soon as you know your travel details, contact your local veterinarian to assist with the pet travel process. Factors to consider may include meeting time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications/ treatments.
Please note that preparing for travel to some countries can take months.
Pet Travel to a foreign country can be complex and time-consuming. Before you start the process, you will need to know the type of animal traveling, the country of destination, the date of departure from the U.S., and whether or not the pet will be traveling alone, as cargo, or with a person in the cabin of the plane.
Please contact us today to learn more about the best practices when traveling with your pet.