1304 North 1st Street
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Vaccines and Preventive Medicine:
We provide both core and optional vaccines for dogs and cats. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommends that all dogs receive canine distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and rabies vaccinations. Core vaccines for cats include feline distemper, feline calicivirus, feline herpes, and rabies. Puppies and kittens should receive their first set of vaccines by eight weeks of age. We also offer Bordetella and leptospirosis for dogs and feline leukemia for cats based on your pet's risk and lifestyle factors.
We recommend annual wellness exams for adult dogs and cats between one and seven years old. Puppies, kittens, and senior pets should have more frequent examinations.
Veterinary ultrasound is a diagnostic, non-invasive procedure which has virtually no side effects. Sound waves are sent to a targeted area of your pet and our staff is able to evaluate the soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system, as well as heart and abdominal organs.
Veterinary laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free and drug-free treatment that is used to treat a variety of conditions, and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatments. Conditions that may benefit from laser therapy include:
- Wound Healing (including immediate post-surgery)
- Degenerative Joint Disease (Arthritis)
- Hip Dysplasia
- Back Pain
- Acute and Chronic Otitis (ear problems)
- Lick Granulomas
- Muscle, tendon and ligament damage
- Anal Gland Inflammation
- Periodontal disease (dental problems)
- Lower Urinary Tract Disease
- Accelerated Fracture Healing
Jacksonville Animal Hospital maintains an in-house laboratory facility. Having our lab on-site allows us to provide same-day results for many common veterinary lab tests, such as parasite screening, organ function, and infectious disease. Tests that cannot be performed in-house are sent to labs chosen based on their expertise, cost, and turnaround time.
We diagnose and treat diseases that originate in specific body systems, including the endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, lymphatic, renal, respiratory, and urogenital systems. Some of the specific tests we may perform on your pet include x-rays, bloodwork, and ultrasound.
Our in-house digital x-ray allows us to quickly obtain images of your pet which are vital to accurate diagnoses. After interpreting the results of a diagnostic image, our veterinarians decide on a course of treatment.
Your pet's oral health is a good indicator of his or her overall well-being. We check the teeth and gums at every wellness exam to look for signs of infection or other dental problems. Additionally, you can schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning under general anesthesia Most pets require dental cleanings by age 3 and need cleanings every 6 to 12 months.
Although the age at which dogs and cats are considered a senior can vary by breed, we like to start seeing pets for bi-annual exams around age seven. Like people, older pets have an increased risk of kidney disease, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, senility, and general weakness. Staying on top of these issues helps improve the quality of life for your pet in the senior years. Mobility challenges and behavior changes are also more common with older pets.
We perform a great variety of surgeries. Some of the most common surgeries we perform include removal of skin masses, bladder stones, cesarean sections, bone fracture repairs, and other orthopedic surgeries, such as luxating patella repair and cranial cruciate ligament repair. Regardless of the type of surgery your pet needs, his or her veterinarian will let you know what you can expect. This includes the surgical procedure itself as well as the recovery at home.
Spay and Neuters:
Spaying your female pet and neutering your male pet helps to control pet overpopulation. Unfortunately, millions of pets are euthanized every year because there are not enough homes for all of them. Additional benefits of sterilization include a longer lifespan, reduced risk of mammary gland and testicular cancer, no heat cycles or roaming behavior, and less aggressive behavior by both males and females.