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.
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.
Heartworm Testing & Treatment
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our in-house laboratory services include:
- Serum chemistry
- Thyroid testing
- Parasite testing
We also work with commercial veterinary laboratories for more advanced diagnostics and consultations, including tissue analysis.
Senior Pet Care
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!
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.
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