Vet Services

APPOINTMENT

At Countryside we are committed to giving you everything you need to keep your pet happy and healthy. Our mission is to improve and enrich the lives of the people and the pets in our community. Our facility provides complete care for healthy and ill or injured pets.

Physical Examinations
A complete physical exam is an important part of your pet’s health plan. Wellness exams once or twice a year allow our doctors to become familiar with your pet’s normal, healthy state, and help us uncover underlying conditions at an earlier stage. Wellness exams are a great time for you and your doctor to discuss any questions you may have and develop a preventative health care plan individualized for your pet’s needs.
General Surgery

Countryside Veterinary Clinic offers surgical services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. Our doctors can perform a variety of procedures, included but not limited to:

  • Spaying and neutering
  • Mass removal
  • Bladder stone removal
  • Ear surgery
  • Abdominal exploratory and Intestinal surgery
  • Laceration repair

The safety and comfort of your pet are of utmost importance to us. We recommend running pre-anesthetic blood work on your pet prior to his/her procedure to ensure their body is in its best condition to safely handle anesthesia. A dedicated anesthesia technician monitors your pet throughout the procedure using modern monitoring equipment, and we employ customized anesthetic protocols for each patient. Multi-modal pain management is practiced keeping your pet comfortable during the procedure and after they go home.

Radiology
Countryside Veterinary Clinic is happy to offer state-of-the-art full digital radiography, which can be very helpful in diagnosing and monitoring a variety of medical conditions.
Heartworm Testing & Treatment
Heartworm disease is a deadly infection that is endemic (widespread) throughout Minnesota. These parasites are transmitted via mosquitos and can cause lethal infections in dogs and cats alike. Once the larvae enter your pet’s bloodstream, they can take up to 6 months to mature into adults. Our veterinarians recommend keeping your pet on monthly preventative all year long to keep your pet protected. Additionally, most heartworm preventatives protect your pet against common intestinal parasites, like roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. These are present in the environment all year long and can be transmitted to people too!

In addition to year-round preventative, we also recommend running a heartworm test on your pet once a year to avoid potentially life-threatening complications that can occur when a heartworm positive animal is given a monthly preventative. Our clinic offers the 4DX SNAP test for dogs and the 3DX snap test for cats. These annual screening tests are the most reliable tests available and they also check for other common infectious diseases; Lyme, Anaplasma and Erlichia for dogs, and FeLV and FIV for cats.

In-House Pharmacy
Our on-site pharmacy allows us to provide a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, supplements, shampoos, prescription diets, flea and tick control products, and heartworm preventatives.
Nutritional Counseling
Our doctors at Countryside Vet Clinic believe a complete and balanced diet fed in appropriate amounts is important in maintaining the health of your pet. Talk to us about performing a diet evaluation and calculating your pet’s daily caloric requirement. We will also discuss which foods make healthy treats for your pet, and which foods to avoid.
Health Certificates
Traveling out of state? Out of the country? Be sure to check with your destination what documentation is necessary when traveling with your pet. Our doctors are accredited by the USDA and can perform health certification checks so you and your pet can enjoy the journey.
Exotic Pet Wellness
We provide medical and surgical care for small mammal and exotic species (ferrets, rabbits, mice, rats, etc).
In-House Blood Analyzers
We have many comprehensive blood analyzers available. Our blood machines can run a variety of tests including complete blood count (CBC) to evaluate red blood cells, platelets and the various types of white blood cells; Comprehensive chemistry profile to evaluate liver, kidney, metabolic, pancreas, intestinal, and electrolyte values. We also do smaller basic profiles for screening purposes pre-surgically and for preventative care and blood profile for individual values such as Thyroid levels when needed. We have a variety of “snap tests” that can give us quick diagnostic information in a matter of minutes such as giardia, parvovirus, feline leukemia and immunodeficiency virus among many others.
Farm Animal Services
We no longer provide On-Site Farm Animal Services but we are happy to see small hobby-farm animals that are brought into the clinic.  
Barn Cat Spay and Neuter Program

Let’s help control the pet population, especially the outdoor cats

There are a number of low-cost spay neuter programs out there, but many are based in the cities and it is difficult for our clients to use them. We provide low-cost spay/neuter program for outdoor only cats.
Countryside continues to offer the best care and service or all our patients and we always recommend pre-surgical blood work, IV catheter and fluids. We however recognize clients who have numerous barn cats my need to control the feline population on their property but are not willing to invest a great deal of resources as they would a pet cat.

We will ear-clip and use ink on the spay closure to help identify spayed and neutered animals. CSV offers barn cat spay for $100 and barn cat neuter for $75. Other services such as vaccines and parasite treatment are also available.

Wellness Plans

Countryside has recently begun offering wellness plans for our canine and feline patients. These plans offer a convenient way to spread the cost of annual care equally over 12 months as well as providing great cost savings. Click here to learn more.

Vaccinations
Vaccines are an important part of your pet’s preventative health care plan. Vaccines protect against a variety of dangerous viral and bacterial diseases your pet may be exposed to. Your doctor will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your pet.
Dentistry
Oral health is an important part of your pet’s health care. Periodontal disease can lead to damage to the heart, kidneys, and other internal organs. Our clinic offers complete periodontal cleaning and polishing using an ultrasonic scaler, just like your dentist uses! Our doctors can perform simple or surgical extractions, as well as minor oral surgery. We have state-of-the-art digital dental x-ray that allows us to evaluate every tooth to ensure they are healthy above and below the gumline. Rotten tooth roots are painful, and we want to make sure your pet is pain-free!
In-House Laboratory

Our in-house laboratory services include:

  • Serum chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Serology
  • Thyroid testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Parasite testing

We also work with commercial veterinary laboratories for more advanced diagnostics and consultations, including tissue analysis.

Senior Pet Care
Just like people, as pets age, they become more prone to certain diseases. However, with proper home care and veterinary monitoring, your senior pets can continue to live a happy, healthy, comfortable life. Pets age faster than people, that is why we recommend bringing older pets in twice a year for a physical exam and checking blood work at least once a year. These preventative health steps can help us catch changes in their condition early on and help us keep your senior pet active and comfortable.
Microchipping
Microchipping your pet provides permanent identification for them, and greatly increases the likelihood of their return should your pet ever become lost or separated from you. Microchips are tiny reflectors, smaller than a grain of rice, that have a unique number that will be linked to your name and address. Most Humane Societies, Community Service Officers, and Vet Facilities have universal microchip scanners that can read microchips. Getting a microchip is as simple as getting a vaccine, it is simply inserted under the skin and stays there their whole life- no risk of getting lost like a collar or tags! Ask our techs today about it!
Behavioral Counseling
Our doctors can work with you to help correct behavioral problems of aggression, separation anxiety, house soiling, and other behavioral issues. Additionally, Countryside Vet Clinic offers obedience classes for dogs of all ages and one-on-one sessions for dogs that need a little extra coaching.
End-of-Life Consultations
Deciding when to say goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the most difficult decisions we have to make in life. Our doctors and staff are here to support you in every way possible, answering your questions, and providing a comforting environment when the time comes to say goodbye.
Avian (Bird) Wellness
Dr. Anna has special interest in medical care for companion birds like parrots and cockatoos and backyard birds such as chickens, peacocks, and ducks.
Tick-Borne Disease Testing & Treatment
Minnesota is tick country, and several diseases are transmitted by these parasites. Countryside Veterinary Clinic offers easy, convenient testing for 3 of the most common tick-borne diseases: Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichiosis. These diseases can cause lethargy, lameness, swollen joints, fever, and loss of appetite, among other symptoms. The best way to protect your pet is to use a great flea and tick preventative like Credelio or Bravecto. Our doctors recommend using these chewable preventatives which provide safe, reliable protection from nose to tail instead of flea and tick collars which only provide local protection around the head and shoulders or topicals which can leave coats feeling greasy, cause skin reactions, and are sometimes toxic to cats. These chews should be given according to label directions, year-round, for optimal protection.
Euthanasia House Calls
We are now proud to be offering at home euthanasia services for our client’s pets. Please call for more detailed information.

Countryside Veterinary Clinic is dedicated to providing you with high-quality and cost-effective veterinary services in Waconia, MN and its surrounding areas.

We invite you to contact us anytime with questions, comments, requests or suggestions. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

Location

13950 MN-5
Waconia, MN 55397
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Contact Info

Phone: 952-442-4200
Fax: 952-442-4220
Email: countrysidevetmn@gmail.com

HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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