We provide veterinary services to the pets of Palm Desert and beyond.
We treat your pet as if they were our own. Thank you for trusting us with your pet’s ongoing care. Want to learn more? Scroll down or click a link below.
Preventive care is the most important thing you can do for your pet.
Preventive care adds less stress to your pet’s life and is much easier on your wallet. Keeping your pet happy and healthy for all stages of their life is the most important thing you can do for them, as you don’t have to react to certain illnesses and diseases that can arise from not making sure their vaccines and medications are up to date.
From their first visit and during each annual wellness exam we perform (twice-annually for senior pets), we’ll conduct a full nose-to-tail wellness exam to make sure everything is looking great.
Vaccines are important because they help your pet be resilient to certain diseases they may come into contact with. Vaccines are made of special proteins that prime the immune system to fight off specific infections. It’s important to keep your pets up to date on their vaccines so they can keep their immunity levels high over time.
The same goes for parasite prevention, and this could not be more important here in Palm Desert. Fleas, ticks, and heartworm are parasites that can cause serious damage (including death) to your pet. However, making sure they are on parasite prevention can fully protect them from these critters. While fleas, ticks, and heartworm can be a serious threat to your pet’s health, Palm Desert Pet Hospital can help you avert issues and diseases caused by these parasites.
Wellness care is not just about medications and vaccines—it’s also important to make sure your pet’s overall wellness is taken care of. This includes focusing on their diet, lifestyle, and dental care. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. Even worse, most pet parents are not even aware that a dental problem is occurring. Not sure what to look for? Exceptionally bad breath, brownish plaque at the base of the teeth, excessive drooling, sore or bleeding gums when eating or chewing, and decreased appetite can all be signs that a pet’s teeth require attention.
We’ll be there for you during the most stressful of times.
We know that having your pet go under anesthesia can be very stressful, and we’ll be there every step of the way to ensure that every member of your family is calm and at ease. Before the operation, we’ll be there to go through every step with you to make sure you are fully understanding all of the steps we take to keep your pet safe.
On the day of the operation, we’ll be sure to answer all questions and prepare you for what is needed before and after the operation. You can also have peace of mind knowing that we have a state-of-the-art surgical suite with the latest monitoring equipment and excellent supportive care.
Once the operation is over, we’ll be sure to send you home with postoperative instructions and to check in to make sure everything is going smoothly back at home. We’ll also be sure to set up an appointment to make sure the healing is going well.
Our operations include but are not limited to:
- Dental cleanings
- Dental extractions
- Mass removals
- Gastrointestinal procedures
- Urinary procedures
- Basic ophthalmic procedures
- Wound care
Why is it important to spay or neuter your pet?
Our vets usually recommend spaying or neutering at six months of age to both prevent unwanted pregnancies and to reduce the risk of other health problems. There are of course exceptions to that rule and our veterinarians will have an open discussion with you to decide on the best time to spay your neuter your particular dog or cat.
We work hard to find what’s ailing your pet quickly so we can treat them quickly.
We utilize the latest technology and diagnostic equipment to make sure that we can diagnose and treat your pet quickly, especially when time is of the essence. Diagnostics encompasses all areas of your pet’s health, and this can be anything from helping them with an illness or finding a new diet for them to have a healthier lifestyle.
We’re fully stocked with medication to make sure your pet can get what they need when they need it. We’ll also be here to help make sure they have the proper food and diet information to ensure that they are at a healthy weight, which can help with health and pain management problems.
When your pet isn’t feeling their best and the reason is not easy to see, we utilize radiology to see what the naked eye than cannot see. Radiography can be used to evaluate your pet’s internal organs like the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as bones.
We’ll be there to get your pet back to feeling their best.