Our staff at Hancock Veterinary Services is fully trained to assess your pet from head to tail! Whether your pet needs rabies vaccinations, Bordetella vaccinations, other shots, flea treatment, grooming, or dental care, we are fully equipped to care for all your pet’s health care needs. We are proud to treat dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, pocket pets, small farm animals and reptiles!
Hancock Veterinary Services can take care of your bird’s needs from wing clipping to toenail trims! Wing clipping is a painless procedure that ensures the safety of your bird in its environment. Wing clipping limits your bird’s ability to fly and will prevent your bird from chewing holes in your window frames and eliminates risks such as flying into a ceiling fan or onto a hot surface. Additionally, most birds need to have their nails trimmed regularly. We can take care of this procedure for you so that you don’t have to worry about trimming the nails too short and nicking the blood vessels inside the nails.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental disease can be very uncomfortable for pets and the longer it is left untreated, the more complicated and costly it becomes to treat. Furthermore, certain dental diseases can lead to issues with your pet’s heart, liver and kidneys, and can also flood their body and bloodstream with harmful bacteria.
Common signs of dental disease include:
At Hancock Veterinary Services, we conduct a thorough oral exam during each wellness visit and are equipped to treat dental disease if a cause for concern is identified. We highly recommend you have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year even if your pet is not demonstrating symptoms. Schedule an oral exam to prevent irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.
When you have made the difficult decision to say goodbye to your pet, we provide options to accommodate your individual needs. Private, in-home euthanasia can make for a more comfortable experience for both you and your pet.
Sedation will be administered prior to performing the euthanasia to ensure your pet is at ease. Pet cremation services and other options are available. We are here to help you through this transition and make this process easier for you.
Microchipping is the most effective means of identification for your pet. Similar to vaccinations, microchipping is safe, quick and causes little pain. We still always recommend an ID tag be attached to your pet’s collar, but the microchip will help you rest easy knowing that if an accident does occur, your pet can be identified. Most veterinary hospitals and shelters are equipped with a handheld microchip scanner that can be used to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. From there, they can retrieve the pet owner’s contact information from the manufacturer and call the owner.
Puppies and kittens require special care for proper growth and healthy development. Hancock Veterinary Services comprehensive approach addresses your pet care needs from disease prevention to proper pet behavior. Puppy and Kitten care includes:
When your pet is in their senior phase of life, regular check-ups are extremely important to address the early warning signs of common age-related diseases, such as:
The risk of disease increases with age therefore early detection is the key to prevention.
Hancock Veterinary Services is equipped to perform most types of surgery, including spay/neuter, caesareans, tumor and lump removals, wound stitches, intestinal obstructions, extensive orthopedics and more. Our skilled veterinarians use the safest methods possible and utilize both general and local anesthesia to control pain during the procedure. Using our state of the art equipment we will not only ensure your pet’s medical needs are addressed efficiently and effectively but will also make sure they feel calm and cared for throughout the entirety of the prep, procedure, and recovery process.
Vaccinations are an essential part of your pet’s health care plan starting from the time they are very young. Pets should be vaccinated between 6 and 12 weeks of age and require boosters throughout their life.
Many pet parasites can infect people in addition to animals, which means parasite prevention is important for the health of your pet and your family. Animals are susceptible to a variety of parasites that can be easily avoided with parasite preventative.
Vaccinations and preventative care give your pets the best chance to avoid sickness and disease. At Hancock Veterinary Services, we create a personalized plan to meet the exact needs of your pet.
Our knowledgeable doctors and staff strive to educate clients on how to care for your pet to give them the happiest life possible. Routine wellness visits, healthy diet and exercise are three of the easiest ways to keep your pet healthy. During wellness visits we will assess: