We're pleased to offer the following services at Fischer Animal Hospital
We are a fully functional veterinary hospital with three full-time doctors and support staff. Through preventative care, diagnostic testing, and education, we offer the best possible care for every stage of life.
- Complete Physical Examination
- Nail Trims
- Anal Gland Expression
- Canine & Feline Vaccinations
- Routine deworming
- Heartworm prevention/treatment
- Flea and tick preventative
- Labwork for senior pets (6+ years)
- Pharmaceutical Services
- Bloodwork sent to the lab
- Urinalysis in house
- Fecal analysis in house
- Ultrasound through VIS (http://vetimaging.net/)
- Canine & Feline Spay
- Canine & Feline Neuter
- Dental Cleaning & Extractions
- Soft tissue surgeries
- Orthopedic procedures**
**Orthopedic procedures, including feline declaws, are performed with laser technology by veterinary surgical specialist Dr. Timothy Holt. Dr. Holt travels throughout the St. Louis area for surgical cases. Emergent surgical cases may be referred to the specialty clinic depending on Dr. Holt's availability to our clinic.
All surgical patients must be patients of Fischer Animal Hospital and must have up to date vaccinations. Canine patients must have an up to date heartworm test. Patients over the age of 6 years must have blood work prior to surgery to assess anesthetic risk.
Our chiropractor, Dr. Terry Surtin, is here two nights a week offering adjustments for small companion animals (including large dogs). Patients with pain & immobility have benefited from his treatments for many years. If you are interested in learning more about his services, check out his website at http://www.drsurtin.com/animal.htm and call our office to set up an appointment.
Please note: Dr. Surtin is not a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine. Patients should first be examined by their regular veterinarian for a diagnosis before seeing Dr. Surtin. Please bring copies of radiographs and medical notes for Dr. Surtin to consult. Our veterinarian must legally be on the premises for Dr. Surtin to practice chiropractic care on animals but your appointment time is with Dr. Surtin only. Patients of Dr. Surtin are not obligated to become patients of Fischer Animal Hospital.
End of Life Care:
As medicine advances so does the life expectancy of our companions. That is why it is important to recognize the signs of pain. If you think your pet is experiencing chronic pain, please refer to the following guide from the American Animal Hospital Association:
Behavioral changes are often written off as "just old age". Many symptoms are treatable. To help your veterinarian better assess your senior pet's behavioral changes, please refer to the Senior Behavior Screen under Patient Forms.
Saying goodbye is never easy. Saying it to a friend who has loved you unconditionally for many years is even harder. Those of us who work in animal health understand the difficulty of making this decision. We are not here to judge or push and will only seek to keep our patients comfortable and help you through this difficult time.
For those with questions regarding care of remains, we use Animal Care Services. For more information on ACS, visit http://www.animalcareservice.com
A free service we offer for every euthanasia is a paw print. Instead of the clay prints that have to be dried in an oven, we take an impression of your pet's paw using alginate then fill it with plaster. The plaster takes several days to completely dry and we mail it to you at no charge.
There is also the option of picking up the paw print when it is dry.