Pet Health

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“A canter is the cure of all evil.”
Benjamin Disraeli

Large Animals

At Continental Animal Wellness Center, we provide care for most large animals including horses, goats, sheep, and llamas. Our wellness program for the large animal includes:

  • Physical examinations
  • Vaccinations
  • Dental prophylaxis
  • Alternative medical care
  • Minor surgeries and castrations

The large animal poses unique challenges for the owner, and we are here to diagnose problems, treat chronic and acute conditions, and assist you in creating an appropriate health plan. We offer you access to our modern facility, designed and equipped to meet the specific needs of your animal. Nutritional assessment and care, fertility and reproductive management, lameness and hoof concerns, athletic performance, and animal behavior whatever your experience or concerns, our staff is here to help.

Large animals require regular care and close attention to any hint of ill health. The American Veterinary Medical Association suggests that you consult us immediately if your animal shows any of the following:

  • Abnormal discharges from the nose, eyes or other body openings
  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Abnormal lumps, loss of hair, open sores, or a ragged or dull coat
  • Lameness, or reluctance to move or perform normally when ridden
  • Loss of appetite or marked changes in weight
  • Signs of abdominal pain (rolling, kicking or biting at belly, pawing), decreased manure passage, or diarrhea

Schedule a farm call or bring your animal here to us for wellness care, diagnosis and disease management, and owner education. We prefer to treat your large animal in our facility, which is designed to care for your pet as well as to ensure safety for doctor and patient.

Small Animals

Companion animals are a big favorite at Continental Animal Wellness Center, and whether you own a dog, cat, ferret, or bird, your pet deserves our first-rate care. Pets who receive high quality veterinary care live longer and healthier lives - that is our commitment to you. We keep in-depth, confidential records detailing your pet’s vaccination history, reactions to medications, illnesses, surgical procedures, and behavioral issues. Our staff is here to inform and guide you in every aspect of your pet’s life.

Schedule an appointment as soon as your new pet arrives. At your first visit expect to discuss:

  • Health maintenance
  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite prevention and control
  • Nutrition
  • Dental health and home care
  • Socialization
  • Spay or neutering
  • Behavior management

Owner education is the cornerstone of a happy relationship between you and your pet. Continental offers an extensive selection of educational resources to assist you in every stage of your pet’s life. Visit our Pet Care section to browse these materials, or ask for our handouts when you come for an appointment.