At Barta Animal Hospital, we believe annual wellness care is imperative to keeping your pet happy and healthy! Your pet’s health is important and preventive care is necessary. We recommend wellness exams, keeping your pets on a vaccination schedule, and working with us on all facets of wellness care.
During your annual physical exam, your veterinarian thoroughly examines your pet and discusses vaccinations and ongoing wellness. Just like you have regular wellness visits with your doctor, your pet must do the same. During these visits, our team will spend time examining your pet from nose to tail.
Many of the diseases that can affect dogs and cats are preventable through proper pet vaccinations. Starting your pet on the right schedule early on is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. Vaccines are special proteins that prime the immune system to fight off specific infections. They work in two ways, reducing the severity of such diseases should they strike or preventing infection.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is an exciting time for your family. Barta Animal Hospital’s veterinarians can help you start your new puppy or kitten off right.
FIRST VET VISIT
Our veterinarians recommend that you set up your pet’s first visit with us soon after adoption. It’s essential to get your new pet set up with a good parasite and vaccination program as well as a thorough examination to assure your puppy or kitten is healthy and prepared to stay that way.
Parasite Prevention and Control
It’s easy to keep your pet protected from parasites like fleas, ticks, and heartworm, and we’re here to help! Why is this so important to us? Fleas and ticks are not only a source of irritation to your pet, but they can also harbor disease and adversely affect your pet’s health.
Heartworm is a dangerous parasite that lives in the heart of dogs and cats. It damages the heart muscle and can be fatal. Contact us to make sure your pet is protected from these harmful parasites!
High-quality veterinary medicine focuses on the entire patient – from medical issues that affect physical functioning to emotional and psychological issues that affect well-being. Experiencing pain can affect the body’s physical functioning and can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s well-being and state of mind. That’s why pain management is among our primary considerations when we are treating a pet for any medical condition.
It’s easy to get confused or overwhelmed by all the pet foods on the market. We can help you weed through the choices and find a dog or cat food that will meet your pet’s specific nutritional needs. We even carry many nutritionally balanced, veterinary-approved brands in our clinic.
Feel free to ask us for a food recommendation or contact us with any nutrition questions or concerns you might have. We’re happy to help!
Just as with people, cats and dogs need to see their doctors more often as they age. At Barta Animal Hospital, we recommend exams every six months for senior pets. Dogs and cats are considered seniors once they turn seven years old.
Laser therapy is a cutting-edge technique in veterinary medicine for managing many conditions, including chronic pain in pets. Class IV (cold) laser therapy is especially effective for treating pets that struggle with osteoarthritis pain whether or not they have orthopedic surgery.
Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses light to stimulate blood flow and increase circulation. It is not a surgical laser that cuts tissue but a laser with different wavelengths to heal tissues.
Radiology (X-rays) is routinely used to provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate).
It can be used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of possible causes for a pet’s condition, identify the exact cause of a problem or rule out potential problems.
Dentistry in veterinary medicine isn’t just about keeping your pet’s teeth white and mouth smelling good. Many of our pets suffer in silence from acute/chronic oral pain and systemic bacteria from periodontal disease, tooth fractures, tooth resorption, and many other oral conditions. It is our team’s goal to help you identify, stop, and prevent the pain and systemic side effects of these conditions for your pet.
Like you, large animal’s health needs to be monitored annually. We offer routine wellness exams so that we can make sure your large animal is on the right track of health and so we can manage their ongoing care to achieve optimum health.
Obstetrical methods that are used within the veterinary medicine field differ greatly from those used in human medicine. Our team is here to help with breeding, gestation, and any other key areas. For more information on our obstetrical services, please give us a call.
It can be difficult or is not always possible to bring your pet to our clinic. We’re proud to now offer our clients farm call visits so we can see your animals where they are most comfortable – at home!
We offer on-farm visits.
Herd Health Programs
A herd exam is where our team examines an animal’s body condition, skin problems, lameness issues, and ectoparasite problems. Our team will look at lifestyle, pasture quality, nutrition, and other health factors.
The collection of semen is used for artificial insemination and evaluation of the quality/quantity being produced. Our team recommends collecting more than one sample to obtain the most accurate information possible. To learn more about our process for semen collection, please give us a call.
A Coggins test detects antibodies against equine infectious anemia virus (EIA). Once a horse becomes infected with EIA, the horse will have the virus for life. Infections are rare and incurable, as there currently is no available vaccine. Negative Coggins tests are required for health certificates.
We are home to a state-of-the-art surgical suite equipped to handle all of your pet’s surgical needs. Our doctors perform a variety of soft tissue procedures, including spay/neuter, laceration repairs, tumor removals, gastrointestinal surgeries, ophthalmic surgeries, and bladder stone removals. Select orthopedic procedures such as amputations and femoral head osteotomies are also offered.
There are some situations where your pet will need general anesthesia or sedation while under our care (dental services, surgical procedures, some anxious or fearful patients for exams or to perform medical diagnostics).
Anesthesia is a temporary loss of consciousness, where your pet’s level of consciousness is controlled, so they don’t feel pain and don’t move.
One of the essential pieces of keeping your pet happy and healthy are blood tests (and other laboratory tests). Barta Animal Hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art in-house laboratory testing. This in-house testing allows us to provide results to our clients at a quicker pace. If your pet needs any specialized testing, we will work with one of our partner laboratories to help you access the necessary tests.
We offer private cremation services, where the ashes are returned to the owner. We do offer our clients urns as well.
I have been asked a lot of questions about the wood urns that we sell at the clinic for cremations, so I thought I would give you a little history about them. I have been building them for the last four years and selling them at the clinic to give owners another option for their pets. Four years ago, I had an old retired police dog come in that was suffering from debilitating arthritis and other geriatric issues that we expect in German shepherds. We, unfortunately, decided that the kindest thing we could do for the dog was to humanely euthanize the dog. When it came time to choose an urn for the dog, our stand urns didn’t seem to be enough for this dog. This dog and his partner spent their entire life serving our community, and we felt that we needed to do something special to commemorate this dog and his service. The first wooden urn I built was for him. It was painted black and blue, and the Sheriff’s department gave me one of their patches to mount to the front. To this day, I hope that the deputy knows how much we appreciate everything he and his partner did for all of us in the community.
Everyone at the clinic wants all the animals we care for to be happy and healthy. We work hard every day in order to get animals home to their loved ones. Unfortunately, some pets are too old or too ill to live a happy life. At this time, we still want to get them home to their loved ones as quickly as we can. This year we invested in a brand new crematory. The new crematory is more efficient, allowing us to get pets back home quicker. We will do the best we can to keep your pets healthy. When the time comes that our best isn’t enough, we want to make sure that the loss is as easy on the family as possible.
– Dr. Cooper
Hospice and Euthanasia Services
Barta Animal Hospital understands that facing an end-of-life situation for your pet is one of the most difficult decisions you may ever have to make. Our team is passionate and committed to helping you through these situations in any way we can. As a veterinary team and as fellow pet owners, we understand the disease and aging progressions, so you can count on us to be compassionate, empathetic, and non-judgmental when it comes to your decision.
Our team is always ready to listen and guide you. We offer hospice consultations and quality of life exams in which you and your family discuss all questions and concerns in detail with your veterinarian.
Barta Animal Hospital offers boarding services for both dogs and cats. Leaving your pet behind while away on vacation can be stressful. However, boarding your pet at Barta Animal Hospital means that they will be cared for by a highly skilled and compassionate veterinary team who will treat your pet as if it were their own.
Exotics & Pocket Pets
We are happy to see all types of animals, whether they are covered in scales or fur! We know that your exotic pet is a member of your family. Our team makes it our number one priority to ensure they are happy and healthy. Regular wellness visits are critical in maintaining the health of your exotic pet. We also offer additional exotic pet services such as internal medicine, diagnostics, and more.
A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number.
Emergency and Critical Care
Emergencies can occur at all times of the day, and we’re here to help. To meet you and your pet’s needs, our goal is to make sure you have access to emergency care at all times.
Our team and facilities are here to help you handle any urgent or emergency care during our regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency and need to bring your pet in as soon as possible, please give us a call so we can prepare for your arrival.
If you have an emergency outside of our normal office hours, call 620-331-6327, and the answering machine will direct you to the doctor-on-call.
Fully Stocked Pharmacy
We have an extensive inventory of medications in addition to veterinary pharmaceutical products. If you need medication for your pet’s chronic condition or you need short-term medication to help your pet recover from surgery, illness, or injury, look no further!
Our team will comprehensively explain any instructions for medications dispensed. If you have any questions or concerns once you make it home, we’re always just a phone call away.
If you’re looking for a product or medication that our pharmacy does not offer, we will do everything we can to help you find it!
To access our online pharmacy, please click here!