Our staff at Platt Spring RD Animal Clinic is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
We are proud to announce we are now offering laser therapy, an innovative new way to treat pain and inflammation in pets. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects such as improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Multiple studies have shown laser therapy can help with a variety of problems including arthritis, joint pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains, dog/cat bites, feline acne/asthma, hotspots, post trauma/surgery pain, hip dysplasia, lick granulomas and snake/bug bites.
If you want to travel internationally with your pet, you need to plan ahead. Since each country is different, you will have to contact the embassy or consulate where you are going to find out what you need to do.
Though every country has different requirements, most require a health certificate that is done by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. Luckily, we have a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are not a client, you need to make sure you bring your pets’ records in with you to the examination.
You will always need a health certificate and proof of vaccination. You may also need a microchip and blood tests. Many countries require that your pet get treated for parasites prior to travel. You may also need certificates for the airplane ride.
Since each country is different and we can’t stay up to date will all of the changes in each one, it is important that you call ahead and know what you need. Then, we will make sure that your pet is all ready to go!
Is your dog having trouble eating? Perhaps their breath has started to stink. Whatever the case, your pet may be in need of dental assistance. Fortunately, you’ve arrived at the right place. The team at Platt Springs Rd. Animal Clinic is always standing by to enhance the oral health of your trusty companion!
For years, our pet doctor has kept up with the latest advancements in the world of dental care. We make use of the leading technologies and techniques to address loose teeth and painful gums. On top of that, we can eliminate the threat of excess drool and facial pawing. Our Veterinarian offers a comprehensive form of care to ensure the long-term well-being of your pets.
During your pet’s life, they may need to have surgery. If that’s the case, you should bring them to a trusted animal hospital like Platt Springs Road Animal Clinic in Columbia, SC. Within our veterinary clinic, we have a full-service animal hospital to cover any surgical procedures your pet needs. Our doctors handle all types of surgeries, including orthopedic, ophthalmic, oncology, dental, sterilization surgery, and more. You can also count on our animal hospital to provide emergency attention for unforeseen events.
These are some of the many services doctors at our animal hospital provide to patients at Platt Springs Road Animal Clinic in West Columbia, SC:
- Spaying and neutering
- Treating periodontal disease, tartar, and removing broken or infected teeth
- Surgery for eye health
- Bone fracture repair, ligament repair, torn ACL repair, etc.
- Removing tumors or cancerous masses
- Treating wounds
- Emergency care
- And much more
If your pet needs surgery at our animal hospital, our vet will discuss all of the details and set up a surgery date. We will make sure you feel comfortable every step of the way, ensuring your pet returns to better health.
Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment with our Veterinarian.
Advanced Digital X-rays
At Platt Spring RD Animal Clinic in West Columbia, SC , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
Spay and Neuter
The American Humane Society recommends that all adopted cats and dogs be spayed or neutered. These processes may include the prepubertal spaying and neutering of kittens and puppies. At Platt Springs Rd. Animal Clinic, our experienced staff is always available to assist new pet owners.
The neutering of male dogs and cats will prevent a number of undesirable sexual behaviors, including urine marking, humping, and male aggression. This process may also eliminate the urge for male pets to roam or run away.
These surgeries also encourage long-term benefits for your pets. If you’re able to spay females prior to their first heat cycle, you may eliminate the risk of breast cancer and uterine infections. Neutering males will eliminate the risk of testicular cancer and the enlargement of the prostate gland.
At Platt Spring RD Animal Clinic, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.
But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.
At Platt Spring RD Animal Clinic in West Columbia, SC , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners are faced with. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners, so it is our goal to work with you towards a solution.
There are many behaviors that can be negative or destructive, and many pet owners feel helpless in bringing peace to their home. We want you to know that we are here to help, and that undesirable behaviors can be corrected.
We are very proud of our laboratory. We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too! We are able to run heartworm tests, leukemia and FIV tests, and full blood work for those who are interested in it. There are also many other tests we offer our patients.
The best part of being able to run laboratory tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets much sooner than if we had to send the blood work out to another laboratory. Whenever your pets are not feeling well, we can offer you results and a diagnosis in minutes instead of making you wait a day (or more) for the results.
Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.
We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.
Emergency and Urgent Care
You never know when disaster will strike. We understand. It’s impossible to plan for most emergencies. Keeping this in mind, Platt Springs Rd. Animal Clinic offers reliable emergency service to ensure the health and wellbeing of your pets. Our certified veterinarian doctor has set out to provide the very latest treatment options from the comfort of our convenient West Columbia, SC location. This way, you won’t have to travel far for prompt and affordable care.
If your pet has ingested toxic materials or is having trouble breathing, time is of the essence. It’s important that you take swift action. The same can be said if your animal has been struck by a vehicle or suffered a broken bone. In these situations, Platt Springs Rd. Animal Clinic has got you covered every step of the way.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Platt Spring RD Animal Clinic, we are here to help you with your new addition.
First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.
Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work becomes even more critical.
Annual exams and blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us valuable information about your pet’s health. We understand the changes your pet will have as they become older, and we also know the importance of keeping your pet healthy as they enter their golden years.
Please call us today at (803) 755-6888 to learn more about caring for your senior pet.