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Services

Wellness Care

Wellness CareOur goal at Stones River Veterinary Hospital is not only to diagnose and treat diseases but also, and more importantly, to prevent diseases. This is only possible through wellness examinations and screening. During the wellness visits, we will go over options for parasite control and prevention, full physical examination, vaccination schedule and screening blood work. We will address any problems or concerns that arise. Through wellness visits, we are able to prevent diseases or diagnose a disease early in its course, allowing for an earlier treatment plan. Diseases that are caught early typically have a more favorable outcome.

 

Puppy and Kitten Care

Do you have a new puppy or kitten? You will want to do what's best for your new family member. Puppy and kitten exams are very important. We will perform a thorough physical exam that emphasizes looking for any congenital abnormalities that may affect your new pet's life. We will go over the training and any nutritional and/or medical needs based on the breed and lifestyle of your pet. We will also discuss prevention of common diseases and come up with a plan for vaccines and other preventative therapies. We will typically start seeing your puppy or kitten at the age of 6 weeks.

 

Spaying and NeuteringSpaying and Neutering

We recommend that you spay/neuter your pet between four and six months of age. It is important that your pet be healthy before doing this elective surgery. We suggest that you have pre-surgical blood work done even on a young puppy/kitten. Female cats/dogs should be spayed before their first heat cycle; this cuts down the chance of mammary cancer later in life. Male cats/dogs should be neutered before they start having behavioral problems such as marking, aggression and roaming. When you make this appointment, you will be given specific instructions for the night before surgery and the morning of surgery.

Diagnostic

DiagnosticWe provide a variety of diagnostic and treatment services. Our in-house laboratory equipment allows us to perform many diagnostics, including complete blood counts (CBC), blood chemistry profiles, urinalyses, cytology, and viral and parasite tests. Even in the case of more extensive testing, we are able to use outside laboratories, which typically provide results in a short period of time. Our state-of-the-art in-house digital X-ray machine allows high quality radiographs and the ability to email them to a board-certified radiologist.

 

Surgery

Our operating room is equipped to handle any emergency. We offer a full range of soft-tissue and orthopedic surgical services. The operating room is isolated from the rest of the hospital to minimize the risk of infection. Surgical instruments are sterilized after every procedure. We also have an electrosurgical unit, which is a device that acts as a scalpel in certain surgeries and can significantly reduce bleeding and pain. If there is a surgery we are unable to perform, or if we do not have the proper equipment necessary, we will refer you to a board-certified surgeon. We also have a great working relationship with a mobile veterinarian that has the ability to perform many of the more advanced surgical procedures here at Stones River Veterinary Hospital.

How Surgery is Prepared

 

Animal Chiropractic and Laser Therapy

Animal chiropractic therapy has been increasing in awareness and popularity. This therapy can be used as alternative or adjunctive treatment to a variety of problems including: lameness, post-operative physical therapy, athletic performance and some neurologic disorders. Dr. Tepp graduated from Healing Oasis Wellness School for veterinary spinal manipulation therapy, the only school of its kind to be accredited by the United States Department of Education.

 

 

 

Dentistry

dentalA Dental treatment and prevention is important to maintaining the health of your pet. Dental disease can lead to pain, liver disease, heart disease, kidney disease, as well as inflammatory diseases – and let us not forget to mention bad breath. We have the ability to provide thorough dental cleanings and exams as well as a variety of other critical dental treatments.

At Stones River Veterinary Hospital, your pet will have prophylactic procedures performed just like when people go to the dentist. Cleaning is performed with an ultrasonic scaler (above and below the gum line) to remove plaque and calculus. Polishing is performed with a polisher and pumice, which provides a smooth surface to help prevent further build-up of tartar. An antiseptic rinse is used, and a sealant is placed on the teeth to help prevent plaque build-up. Full-mouth digital, dental X-rays are taken to evaluate teeth below the gumline; then an oral exam is performed. This is all done while your pet is under anesthesia, on a water-heated table and monitored with ECG, pulse oximetry, blood pressure, temperature and capnography (CO2). After the dental procedure, we will go over home treatments and routine dental cleaning schedules. Maintaining dental health will give your pet a happier, healthier life.

 

Nutrition

What you feed your pet is the building block of his body. We use nutrition not only for nourishment, but as a form therapy as well. We offer a variety of diets for medical conditions, as well as nutritional supplements to support the needs of your pet. We find using nutrition as a therapy or adjunctive therapy with standard medical treatment can improve the quality and length of your pet's life.

3164 Memorial Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: 615-410-7091
Fax: 855-852-6930

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
We are available on Sundays for boarder pickups 4-5 p.m.