Crossroads Animal Hospital is a full-service small animal hospital. We offer wellness care for all life stages including an in-house laboratory, digital radiology, ultrasound, laser surgery, and dentistry. Our doctors and staff strive to treat your every pet as if they were our own. We want to go through all the stages of your pet’s life with you – from puppy/kitten to mature and geriatric pets.
Our facility is equipped with the latest equipment and technology including digital radiography, laser surgery, and more. With love and care from you, along with our services, your pet will be able to lead a long and healthy life!
Services we offer include, but are not limited to:
At Crossroads Animal Hospital, we recommend vaccines to dogs depending on their lifestyle, environment, and risk factors. We ask owners to complete a risk assessment form when they bring in their pet for their appointment and will evaluate again during each annual visit.
Our core vaccines (basic) for puppies are:
- 7-8 weeks DHPP
- 10-11 weeks DHPP
- 13-14 weeks DHPP
- 16-17 weeks DHPP
Rabies vaccine administered after 12 weeks of age
Adult dogs will receive their yearly booster of DHP-PCV and rabies. Other vaccines will be administered depending on the recommendation of your veterinarian.
We provide a variety of routine dental services for your pet, including cleaning, polishing, and oravet treatments. We also can help with those non-routine services involving extractions, etc. The dental health of each pet will be graded by your doctor at each exam to determine his/her dental cleaning needs.
We try to educate everyone in good preventative dental care as well. Our client care representatives can help with the many dental hygiene products that are available to find the best option for you and your pet.
This can be one of the most frustrating issues as a pet owner. At Crossroads Animal Hospital, we provide thorough skin and coat evaluations with accompanying diagnostics such as skin scraping, cytology, and allergy testing. This allows us to treat varying conditions such as environmental and flea allergies, skin infections, or mites. Treatment might include special diets, shampoos or similar products, and medical management with pharmaceuticals.
Drop Off Service
Our drop off service runs Monday through Friday dropping off before 9:30 am and picking up for late afternoon. This service is for annual, routine visits and illness visits. Ask our Client Care Representatives for a drop off appointment.
Your pet may need medications as part of his/her continued care. At Crossroads, we have protocols in place to monitor the extended use of certain medications, efficacy, possible side effects, and possible drug interactions. Our staff will monitor these medications so that you can be informed and comfortable with the drugs prescribed for your pet. They will keep you informed of drug monitoring blood work for the safety of your pet using medications long-term.
We recommend beginning kitten vaccines at 6 weeks of age.
The core (basic) vaccines are:
- Feline Rhino 7,10,13
- Calici 7,10,13
- Panleuk 7,10,13
- Chlamydia 7,10,13
- Rabies 12 weeks or older
Adult cats will receive their yearly booster of FVRCP and rabies. Other vaccines will be administered depending on the recommendation of your veterinarian.
In House Laboratory
Blood and urinalysis testing can help us determine causes of illness accurately, safely, and quickly. This allows us to diagnose conditions early and monitor the progress of medical treatment. Some of the more common tests evaluate organ function, electrolyte status, hormone levels, toxin exposure, pre-anesthetic screenings, and medication monitoring for any possible side effects of long-term use. At Crossroads Animal Hospital, we are able to provide most of the essential testing in-house for immediate diagnosis and treatment of the illness. We also have quick turn-around times from our outside laboratory with most results in 24 hours. We will explain the need for particular lab work that we recommend, what each panel tests for, and also keep you informed of the results and treatment that follows. Before the tests are run, we also provide a diagnostic service plan to keep you informed of the expected costs.
Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, noninvasive treatment to:
- Reduce pain
- Reduce Inflammation
- Speed Healing
Laser therapy uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser energy induces a biological response in which cells called “photo-bio-modulation”, which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation and increased healing speed.
Crossroads Animal Hospital recommends that your pet receives dewormings for intestinal parasites at regular intervals throughout the first year, then regular strategic dewormings as an adult pet. We test in-house with each exam but you also have the option of more extensive laboratory fecal testing. Dewormers will be recommended based on those results. You can be assured of the efficacy and safety of these medications when prescribed by your doctor specifically for your pet.
Monthly heartworm preventative is also recommended year-round in the southeast. Most of these preventatives also have intestinal parasite protection. Ask our client care representatives for help in choosing the best options for your family and pet. Also ask about informative handouts about Zoonotic potential (the transmission of parasitic diseases from pet to people) and measures to take in treatment and preventatives.
Some of the most common parasites are:
- Fleas and Ticks
Crossroads Animal Hospital provides Home Again implants (a device about the size of a grain of rice) injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades to aid in the identification and recovery process should your pet become lost or stolen. A specialized scanner reads the coded chip. You can schedule most of these implants as an office visit, but ask our client care representative about scheduling this with your spay/neuter or dental cleaning appointment to receive a discount.
Pet Wellness Exams
A comprehensive yearly exam can help to monitor the health of your pet, particularly as he/she ages. These exams also play a large part in early detection of conditions where early treatment provides the best options for your pet. We think of this annual exam as a preventative “physical” for your pet. Vaccines, fecal testing, heartworm/tick disease testing, and feline leukemia/FIV testing are usually done at this time. We also recommend a strategic deworming with this visit. The teeth and gums of each pet are also checked with recommendations for scheduling dental cleanings if needed. Skin, ears, eyes, and orthopedic issues are addressed as well. These annual exams ensure the best opportunity for a long and healthy life.
For your convenience, we dispense most of the prescribed medications at the time of your office visit and can refill those medications as you need them. You can requests refills by calling our pharmacy or by using this website for online refills of the most commonly dispensed medications. Please allow 24 hours for refills so that the doctor can review the medical history of your pet and to approve or adjust the dosage. We are also able to have many specialty medications compounded for us. Please allow 7 days for these refills. Our doctors regularly review those medications that we stock and also those promising new medications as they become available!
Your pet may need particular procedures that require anesthesia. To minimize the risks associated with anesthesia and for the safety of your pet, we recommend a pre-anesthetic evaluation. This evaluation includes a current physical exam, blood work, and an electrocardiogram (ECG). These tests help evaluate the liver, kidneys, and heart of your pet to make sure they are healthy for anesthesia.
We are able to offer digital radiography and ultrasound to our patients. These diagnostic tools allow us to image your pet for a full evaluation of problems your pet may be experiencing. We can look for a range of abnormalities such as bone fractures, foreign bodies in the stomach or intestines, tumors/masses, and kidney or bladder stones.
The health of your pet can change rapidly as he/she ages, and changes can go unnoticed. Early intervention can lead to a longer and healthier life for your pet. Pets can develop diseases common to senior humans such as diabetes, heart disease, endocrine disease, and cancer. These diseases may go unnoticed in their early stages; therefore, preventative health care and regular screening can be very important. Early detection can help in disease prevention and minimize suffering.
The best approach is to begin senior care at 7 years of age and make sure they receive a physical health exam twice a year. We need to establish baseline blood work, identify existing health problems, monitor any behavioral changes with our cognitive dysfunction behavior form, and may need to adjust his/her diet and nutrition. The doctor will evaluate the general health of your pet and monitor the physical effects of aging. The doctor may recommend routine blood testing, urinalysis, hormone testing, electrocardiogram (ECG), and x-rays.
We are proud to offer an array of surgical services. We first provide your pet with a thorough pre-anesthetic evaluation including an exam, blood work, and electrocardiogram (ECG). The blood work and ECG are required for pets 5 years and older but highly recommended for all surgical patients.
Surgical procedures include:
- Bladder stone removal
- Wound repair
- Growth/Mass removal
- Foreign body removal
- Feline declaws
- Surgical dental procedures
We work diligently to provide the best surgical services through quality instrumentation, continuing education, training on surgical procedures, and staff teamwork.