We are pleased to offer the following services at Dakota Pet Hospital Veterinary Clinic:
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will try to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Preventive and General Medicine
Here at Dakota Pet Hospital, we strive to prevent disease before it has a chance to happen. Disease prevention begins with an annual physical exam. We recommend routine blood screenings and offer your senior pet an individualized wellness blood panel. Urine and stool samples are another tool used for detecting illness in cats and dogs. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of these screening tools, please ask your veterinarian at your appointment.
Our doctors and staff will meet the highest of standards when providing excellent and quality care for pets of all ages and their individual needs.
Laboratory and Surgery
Our in-house laboratory gives us great insight into the sick and the healthy pets we see each day.
We have the ability to run chemistry panels, CBC's, phenobarbital levels, stool samples, heartworm tests, feline leukemia/FIV tests and many more. We are able to run these and many other diagnostic tests while you wait to help our doctors gather information about what ails your pet and start treatment if needed. It is also a great tool in monitoring your pets overall health and well-being. We also perform routine spays and neuters four days a week.
Your veterinarian has recommended that your pet have a dental cleaning (and possible extractions). A dental cleaning removes tartar buildup from your pet's teeth, which can alleviate bad breath. A dental cleaning also improves your pet's systemic health by decreasing bacteria in their mouth which can directly affect your pet's internal organs. This procedure may be recommended as a preventive measure or because your pet needs one or more teeth removed (extracted). Keep in mind that dental disease is often painful; your pet may have difficulty or stop eating from dental disease in his or her mouth.
A dental cleaning and dental x-rays are routinely performed when your pet is in need of tooth extractions. Your pet may need one or more teeth extracted depending on the severity of dental disease present.
Some indications for tooth extractions include:
Broken or cracked teeth
Tooth root abscess or infection
Pulp cavity exposure
Deterioration of the gum line surrounding the teeth
Based on the severity of dental disease, procedure being performed, and other considerations, your pet may be required to start antibiotics prior to their dental cleaning.
We offer a $50.00 discount when booking a dental procedure within one month of your pets annual exam.
Your pet deserves to be pampered too.
Much like your own salon experience, we believe that grooming should be enjoyable. That's why we offer a quiet, stress free environment that is very different from noisy grooming shops and big box stores. With over 30 years experience, Chris and Amy are both very accomplished and experience groomers. They have the skills and patience to work with your pets. Young and old, even anxious or scared. We will do our best to help your dog learn to enjoy being pampered.
Grooming services ranging from nail trims to a bath, brush and haircut, are available daily with one of our experienced groomers. You may call and make an appointment with the front desk, please specify if you would like a specific groomer. If at any time you would like to speak to a groomer about any special instructions or needs your pet may have, please call and a groomer would be happy to assist you. Our groomers pride themselves on making your cat or dog look and feel their best!
Grooming services available
Shampooing (natural and medicated)
We also offer the following upon request
Anal gland expression
Ear hair removal
It's a happy pet sleep over with our boarding services
We are always trying to find additional ways to help out our clients, which is why we offer boarding for cats and dogs to our current clients. You may become a new client with us and use our boarding facility after your pet has established a doctor-patient relationship. We do require that dogs are current on their annual exam, rabies, da2pp (canine distemper), bordetella, and a heartworm test in order to board. Cats are also required to be current on their annual exam, rabies and fvrcp (feline distemper). We have very competitive rates and a great kennel staff to care for your pets.
Boarding charges and amenities
$25 per calendar day (includes the day you drop off and the day you pick up)
$2.00 per medication administration (if applicable)
A kennel that suites your pet
Blankets (unless otherwise directed by you)
E/N food and water (EN is a food that is gentle on the tummy)
Metal bowls for food/water (you may also bring your own)
Walks outside 3-4 times a day by our trained kennel staff
Lots of love and affection
Print and fill out our pet boarding form (also available at check-in)
Types of pets seen
Please call to make an appointment or if you have any questions.