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Annual Exams & Vaccinations

  • Full head to tail physical examination by the doctor

    • twice a year exams for senior pets over 8 years of age​

  • Tailored vaccination protocols to meet your pet’s individual needs

  • Comprehensive blood work that evaluates all body systems

    • discounted rate if it is performed at the time of vaccinations

    • yearly bloodwork is recommended for all pets over 3 years old 

    • senior pets may need more frequent bloodwork based on their health status

Puppy & Kittens

  • Full head to tail exam by the doctor

  • Start young pets off right with a series of puppy and/or kitten vaccinations

    • ​vaccinations early prevent deadly diseases such as parvovirus and distemper
    • recommended at 6, 9,12, and 16 weeks of age
  • Each pet gets a puppy or kitten kit

    • includes coupons, a pet health record, and informative brochures

    • FREE sample of heartworm prevention (puppies only)

  • Fecal check to look for intestinal parasites and deworming if necessary

  • Counseling on feeding, training, and any breed specific conditions that your pet may be predisposed to.

  • The doctor will also discuss spaying/neutering at this visit. 

Spay & Neuter

  • Spaying and neutering pets is vital for all non-breeding animals

    • Prevents pregnancy and unwanted litters​

    • Significantly decreases chances of numerous cancers and medical conditions

  • Neutering helps curb behavior problems in male dogs and cats

    • decreases marking (peeing on people and things) and humping behaviors

    • lowers the drive to roam or run away

  • Pets are usually spayed or neutered around 6 months of age

    • LARGE BREEDS are done at 12-15 months of age

    • if needed, we will perform these surgeries on any puppy or kitten that is at least 5lbs or over 16 weeks of age. 

  • Spays and Neuters can be performed on older pets too!

    • pre-anesthetic bloodwork is required for pets over 3 years old

​*All dogs that get surgery at our hospital are required to have been examined at our clinic within the last year and be up-to-date on Rabies, K9 influenza, DHPP, and Kennel Cough vaccines. Cats must be examined and be up-to-date on Rabies and FVRCP vaccines prior to surgery. 

New Pet Exams

  • Comprehensive physical exams for newly adopted pets of all ages

    • Discussion of any health issues observed during the exam

    • Estimates for any treatments that may be recommended

Fecal Check & Deworming

  • Parasites are present in every environment

    • Your pet may be exposed without you even knowing it

    • Dog parks, doggie daycare facilities and other places where lots of dogs are present can be breeding grounds for parasites

  • Regular fecal checks and deworming are essential

    • ​​specific medications are often required for different parasites

  • Over-the-counter dewormers DO NOT treat all parasites

    • our doctor will recommend the right medication for your pet

Laboratory Analysis

  • Full service in-house laboratory

    • Heartworm and tick disease testing

    • Fecal checks

    • Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS testing

    • Complete Blood Counts 

    • Chemistry Profiles for liver, kidneys, electrolytes and more

  • External Laboratory Testing

    • Comprehensive Health Screens

    • Urinalysis

    • Thyroid testing

    • Medication Level Monitoring

    • Other tests as necessary

  • Cytology and Histopathology for tumor evaluation 

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Basic procedures- spays and neuters

  • Extensive surgeries- bladder stone removal, mass removal of any size, amputations, perineal urethrostomy, entropion repair, eye removal, lateral ear canal removal etc. 

  • Please call us to inquire about other surgeries that we can perform.

*Most orthopedic surgical cases are referred to an orthopedic surgeon. We recommend Northlake Veterinary Surgery in Clarkston, Ga for these procedures. Emergency or extensive abdominal procedures are referred to Blue Pearl Emergency and Specialty Hospital

Acupuncture

American Heritage Animal Hospital has partnered with Dr. Moon of Moon Mobile Veterinary Services to offer in house acupuncture services to our clients. Dr. Moon has been doing acupuncture for 7 years and is certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Acupuncture sessions are performed in the hospital and are by appointment only. Dr. Moon also will do in home treatments based on availability and your location.

Please call us to schedule an appointment.

 

For more information about acupuncture and conditions that may be improved by acupuncture therapy, please see Dr. Moon's website.

Digital Radiology

  • Non-invasive way of viewing the shape, size, and location of internal organs

    • ​allows evaluation your pet’s bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity etc.

    • can detect a fractured bone, tumors, an enlarged heart, and even provide evidence of an obstruction or foreign body in your pet’s stomach or intestines

  • Often used in conjunction with ultrasound for more precise diagnosis

  • Used to give an estimate as to the number of puppies in a bitch in the later stages of pregnancy

  • AHAH uses state of the art digital radiology to get immediate radiographic images

    • produces clear and precise images for better visualization and accurate diagnosis of each pet's condition

    • can easily be e-mailed to owners, specialists and radiology reviewers

Ultrasound

  • Ultrasound can be very helpful in making an accurate diagnosis of many conditions

    • it is used to visualize the internal organs and body cavities for procedures such as abdominal taps, urine collection (cystocentesis), organ aspirates etc.

  • We have partnered with Dr. McCown of Atlanta Mobile Veterinary Specialists to offer this service

    • appointments for ultrasounds are scheduled in advance

    • fees based on type of ultrasound performed and any additional procedures required

Blood Allergy Testing

  • Pets can suffer from allergies just like people do

  • Allergies can be caused by environmental factors such as fleas, pollen, grass or dust

  • Allergies can also be caused by the pet's diet

  • Skin allergy testing is the most accurate form of allergy testing, but it can be cost prohibitive for owners
  • ​AHAH offers blood allergy testing which is more cost effective, but is slightly less accurate than skin tests

Dentistry

  • Dental health is very important to a pet's overall wellness

    • gingivitis and periodontal disease can cause bad breath and pain​
    • plaque and tarter harbor bacteria that can lead to significant health risks to your pet including kidney disease, heart murmurs, and liver disease

  • We offer dental health consultations and recommendations

  • Periodic dental cleanings are needed to keep pets healthy and pain fee

    • anesthesia is used to make sure a thorough cleaning is done

    • scaling and polishing improve oral hygiene and limit bad breath

    • extractions are done to remove teeth that may cause pain or severe infections within the mouth or throughout the body

Nutrition Counseling

  • Feeding, diet and supplement counseling for both sick and healthy pets

    • proper diet is essential for all life stages​

    • many medical conditions require specific diets and nutritional adjustments

  • Hypoallergenic diet recommendations for food allergy patients

  • Diet recommendations for weight loss

Services

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