Annual wellness exams are the best way to prevent or detect disease before it becomes a serious health condition. Each examination will vary slightly depending on the species, age, and health needs of your pet. Our wellness exams include a comprehensive physical and dental exam, in-depth screenings for diseases like heartworm and intestinal parasites, annual vaccinations, and food and nutritional recommendations.
Congratulations on your new companion! Having your new pet examined is important, and should be done within a few days of bringing them home. At your pet's first visit, our veterinarian, Dr. Shirey, will examine your puppy or kitten to identify any potential health issues early on. He will also answer your questions on caring for your new companion. Our puppy and kitten exams include a thorough physical and dental exam, flea and tick control, intestinal parasite testing, and vaccinations.
Keeping a watchful eye on your pet when they reach their senior years is very important. Due to the variety of conditions and diseases that affect older pets, Dr. Shirey recommends more frequent wellness examinations for senior pets. Dr. Shirey and our highly-trained veterinary staff can help you to monitor and treat your senior pet, if any health concerns arise. Our senior pet wellness exams include a thorough physical and dental exam, appropriate diagnostic tests, and a review of your pet’s diet and medication protocol.
At Alexis Animal Clinic, we take surgery very seriously. Our state-of-the-art surgical suite is designed to provide a host of general surgery options for your pet. Our surgical team has advanced training and years of experience in orthopedic, soft tissue, routine, and elective surgeries. Surgical procedures are scheduled Monday through Saturday, at your convenience. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (903) 561-7677. We look forward to serving you and your pet.
Having your pet checked regularly for signs of dental disease is very important. Dental disease can have a serious impact on your pet's organs, including the heart, liver, and kidneys. Veterinary dental services at Alexis Animal Clinic include teeth cleaning and polishing, dental x-rays, tooth extractions and oral surgery.
Microchipping is a minor and painless procedure that implants a tiny chip between your pet’s shoulder blades, just under the skin. Each tiny microchip is encoded with your contact information and other important information about your cat or dog. Microchipping is available during any routine office visit. The procedure is very simple and anesthetic is not required. Protect your pet with permanent microchip identification. Unlike a collar with id tags, a microchip can never be removed or lost!
Our in-house laboratory and diagnostic capabilities allow us to have results to many tests in a short period of time. Our clinic is equipped to perform an extensive range of diagnostic tests including complete blood counts and chemistry analysis, heartworm testing, tick-borne disease testing, thyroid tests, urinalysis and fecal examinations, and blood tests on your pet for electrolyte evaluation. If necessary, we are able to send more complex lab work, such as biopsies, to specialized laboratories for analysis.
Digital radiographs are used to see inside virutally any part of your pet's body. These digital images help to evaluate musculo-skeletal disorders, cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary disorders, gastrointestinal and digestive system problems, and urogenital disorders. Digital radiographs can be enlarged with ease to enhance even the smallest details and assist veterinarians in making a diagnosis and prescribing treatment in a timely manner.
Diagnostic ultrasound is a vital tool for veterinarians. This technique is used to examine your pet's internal organs and has proven to be effective in evaluating heart conditions, identifying changes in abdominal organs, and in the diagnosis of cysts and tumors.