Services We Provide
Annual Wellness Exams:
At Morrison Animal Hospital we believe preventative healthcare extends the life of our patients and the
quality of that life. Maintaining a healthy pet allows the human-animal bond to continue and build for many
Wellness visits include a full head-to-tail examination by one of our veterinarians to assess the health of the
pet. Any questions or concerns regarding your pet's health are addressed at these visits.
Wellness exams are very important because our pets age much more rapidly than humans do, especially in
the later stages of their lifespan, and many chronic diseases can be effectively controlled with early diagnosis.
At Morrison Animal Hospital we have appointments available on our
schedule several times per day to see animals suffering from acute
illnesses or disease conditions. These problems can range from ear
infections, eye and skin issues, to traumatic injuries.
If your pet suffers a major trauma during our regular office hours, call us
and come in right away, as we are always fully staffed to do whatever
is needed to diagnose and treat your pet.
If your pet needs immediate medical help after office hours, please go
directly to one of the local emergency hospitals we recommend on our
links page. Emergency hospital information is also on our telephone
message after hours.
By the age of 6-8, most pets are entering their senior years. Our pets are more likely to develop certain
metabolic diseases, heart problems, arthritis and other medical conditions as they age, similar to processes
seen in humans. These diseases often are insidious in their onset, and pet owners may be unaware of their
We recommend a comprehensive exam every 6 - 12 months, depending on your pet's age, which allows us
to detect changes in your pet's physical condition. Because many age related diseases can be controlled
with early detection and treatment, we may recommend screening tests such as a blood panel, urinalysis, or
Our focus is to help your pets live fuller, healthier, and happier lives!
Vaccination guidelines for animals have undergone a major shift
in the past several years. A series of vaccinations for puppies
and kittens is still critical to prevent devastating and often fatal
diseases, like Parvovirus and Distemper.
There is mounting and convincing evidence that suggests many
vaccines that have been given annually to adult animals can be
given less frequently.
Some vaccines, such as Feline Leukemia Virus in cats and Lyme
Disease in dogs, are only recommended if the likelihood of
exposure to these agents is high. We will tailor a vaccine
protocol for your pet based on their individual needs and
There are two primary problems that we see in pet's mouths - fractured teeth, and periodontal disease.
periodontal disease similar to that which occurs in humans. Approximately 85% of pets 3 years of age and
older have gingivitis or even more advanced periodontal disease. This can lead to painful abscessed teeth
or tooth loss, and may even affect function of the liver, kidneys and heart.
We are equipped to handle most dental care needs for your pet including prophylactic cleanings, tooth
extractions (when needed) with local nerve blocks, antibiotics and pain medications. Laser surgery is also
available for the removal of oral tumors or other masses in the mouth.
There is a vaccination available for dogs that will help prevent periodontal disease. Please be sure to ask
for more information about this important vaccine during your pet's next visit!
We have an advanced in-house laboratory to provide:
Blood Chemistry Panels
Cytology of cells (cell identification) from growths and masses
Diagnostic testing for many diseases such as Parvovirus and
Heartworm infection in dogs, and Feline Leukemia/Feline
Immunodeficiency Virus infection in cats.
We utilize several commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized
Histopathology of Biopsies
Infectious disease identification
Urinary stone analysis
Gastrointestinal disease identification
Allergy testing and much, much more.
Morrison Animal Hospital has on site radiology equipment which allows our veterinarians to quickly
diagnose a wide range of conditions, from broken bones to congestive heart failure.
Our automatic film processor develops x-rays within minutes of the time they are taken, helping us provide
rapid treatment options for our patients.
At Morrison Animal Hospital, the safety and well-being of
our patients is of utmost importance. For all surgical
procedures we will provide the following:
Pre-anesthetic examination of your pet by one of our
Pre-anesthetic blood testing is always recommended, no
matter the age of the pet.
Pre- and post-operative pain medications are given for
all surgical and dental procedures.
We use the safest available anesthetic agents.
Anesthesia is tailored to the individual pet depending on
their age and health issues, such as heart problems,
kidney or liver disease.
IV fluid therapy is used in most cases.
Anesthetized patients are supervised by a veterinary
technician. The technician is always evaluating the
electronic monitoring displays of respiratory and pulse
rates, blood pressure readings, and oxygen levels.
Our doctors are well trained in the use of our laser surgery unit. For many surgeries the laser is vastly
superior to a scalpel, because it decreases bleeding, swelling and pain.
Cat declaws are always done with the laser because of the tremendous difference in post-operative pain
when compared to traditional declaw procedures.
The laser is always utilized for vascular areas such as the oral cavity, face, and rectum. Recovery from laser
surgery is dramatically easier because of the decrease in hemorrhage and pain.
Surgical procedures on ferrets with adrenal tumors and insulinomas are always performed with the laser.
If a surgery is too complicated to be completed at our facility, or the client prefers a board certified
veterinary surgeon, we can refer them to one of several veterinary specialty centers in the area.
Permanent identification with a microchip gives you the best chance of reuniting you with your beloved pet
should he or she become lost, or even stolen!
We've had excellent success reuniting pets with their families using the American Kennel Club's Companion
Animal Recovery System microchips.
A microchip, which is the size of a grain of rice and contains your pet's unique identification number, is
placed under the skin between the shoulder blades. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and humane
societies nation wide have scanners that can read your pet's ID number. When your pet is identified, you
will be contacted and reunited with your pet.
Also, AKC Reunite, which are the chips we use, offer a poison control helpline. Lifetime access is only
$15.00, compared to $49.00 per incident. This could come in very handy! 1-800-252-7894.
For your convenience, we carry a full supply of heartworm and parasite preventatives, flea and tick
medications, dietary supplements and prescription medications. Our clients may call ahead for medication
refills which will be ready upon arrival. We also have an extensive on-line store offering convenient home
delivery, which can be reached through your pet portal on our home page.
Often the hardest part of having our pets is being able to let them go peacefully when they no longer have
a reasonable quality of life. At Morrison Animal Hospital we offer private, compassionate, and painless
euthanasia services, as well as a variety of aftercare services.
We are so excited to offer this non-invasive treatment for our clients.
post-operative patient. This therapy is also wonderful for arthritis,
trauma and skin conditions.