Our veterinary team provides general veterinary care, surgery, and dentistry for dogs, cats, exotics and more. We recommend that all small animal pets receive annual examinations. During these examinations, we will also carefully assess the overall health of your pet and make recommendations.
For more advanced care and pets with conditions, we have in-house abilities to perform blood work, x-rays, ultrasound, and other laboratory tests. We look forward to seeing you and your pets. Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Wellness Exams & Vaccinations
Yearly examinations and annual vaccines are recommended for all small animals. For canines, we recommend yearly vaccinations against rabies and distemper/parvovirus/leptospirosis. Bordetella is strongly encouraged for canines that frequently come into contact with other dogs, such as those who go to a groomer or boarding kennel. Dogs also need to be tested yearly for heartworms and internal parasites. Our veterinarians recommend monthly prevention against heartworms in addition to internal and external parasites. For felines, we recommend vaccinations against rabies, feline distemper, and feline leukemia. Depending on how much exposure your cat has to the outdoors, we may also recommend intestinal parasite screenings.
Puppy Vaccination Schedule & Preventative Medicine
|6-8 Weeks||Wellness Exam, DHLPP, De-worm, Heartworm & Flea Prevention|
|9-12 Weeks||Wellness Exam, DHLPP, Fecal Float, Heartworm & Flea Prevention|
|13-16 Weeks||Wellness Exam, DHLPP, Bordetella, Heartworm & Flea Prevention|
|16 Weeks||Wellness Exam, Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella, Heartworm & Flea Prevention|
|4-6 Months||Spay or Neuter|
|Annually||Wellness Exam, DHLPP, Rabies, Bordetella, Heartworm Test, Fecal Float|
**Heartworm and flea prevention is recommended year round**
Kitten Vaccination Schedule & Preventative Medicine
|6-8 Weeks||Wellness Exam, FVRCP, De-worm, Flea Prevention|
|9-12 Weeks||Wellness Exam, FVRCP, Fecal Float, Flea Prevention|
|13-16 Weeks||Wellness Exam, Leukemia Test, Leukemia Vaccination, FVRCP, Flea Prevention|
|16 Weeks||Wellness Exam, Rabies, FVRCP, Leukemia, Flea Prevention|
|4-6 Months||Spay or Neuter|
|Annually||Wellness Exam, FVRCP, Leukemia Vaccination, Rabies, Fecal Float|
**Flea prevention is recommended year round**
Thousands of pets are lost yearly and are never reunited with their owners. An Avid microchip gives your pet an identification number that is implanted in the back of the neck which can be read anywhere in the United States. This product helps to ensure the safe recovery of your lost pet.
Healthy teeth are very important to your pet’s overall health. Pets that have problems with their teeth and gums are prone to suffer serious heart, liver and kidney problems as they age. Hillsboro Advanced Veterinary Care offers dental services that include teeth cleaning, polishing and surgical extractions. All geriatric patients are carefully screened for safety and anesthetics are specifically tailored to their needs.
Hillsboro Advanced Veterinary Care offers a wide variety of surgical procedures for small animals. All patients are carefully screened for safety and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Intensive care after surgery and full blood testing is available for your pet. Some of our surgical procedures include, but are not limited to; spays, neuters, feline de-claws, lumpectomy, exploratory surgery, caesarians, surgical laser, and bone fracture repairs. Our doctors are experienced in anterior cruciate ligament repairs and has performed numerous successful procedures. Small animal surgeries and dental procedures are preformed Monday-Friday. Patients should arrive at our clinic between 8:00-8:30am the morning of surgery and can be picked up between 4:00-5:00pm the same day. An overnight stay is standard with feline de-claws and more invasive surgeries. These patients may be picked up any time the following day. Please remember to withhold food and water after midnight the night before surgery. This is important to ensure that there will be no vomiting while under sedation.
Cold Laser Therapy
The Drug-Free, Surgery Free Solution
Hillsboro Advanced Veterinary Care offers Class IV Laser therapy that delivers specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. These include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain, and enhanced tissue repair. Some conditions that can be helped with use of cold laser therapy include chronic ear infections, musculoskeletal diseases, orthopedic procedures, and animals with chronic back pain.
There is no patient sedation or restraint required and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to them. Each treatment lasts around 1-4 minutes, but the length and frequency of treatments vary with your pet’s condition. Even though improvement may be seen after the first visit, most patients require several treatments for the greatest benefit, and we recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. Your veterinarian will recommend a treatment plan specific to your pet’s conditions.
To learn more about our cold laser therapy, please watch our video!
Our doctors are experienced in performing ultrasounds. This is a non-invasive technology that uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs. Ultrasounds are also used to detect pregnancy in animals after 35 days of gestation. At Hillsboro, we ultrasound small animals, including exotics. Radiology is another quality diagnostic tool we use to diagnose muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary system problems, and diseases.
Hillsboro Advanced Veterinary Care’s in-house laboratory allows us to perform various routine diagnostics. These diagnostics include but are not limited to, urinalysis, internal parasite screenings, ear cytology, complete blood counts, serum chemistry profiles, and fine needle aspirations. We also partner with our sister site to run tests such as ProBnp to for indication of heart disease, cortisol levels to check for diseases like Cushings and Addisons disease, progesterone levels to determine if an animal is cycling, and CPL to check for pancreatitis. We also work with several laboratories to offer off-site testing, which includes but is not limited to; allergies, histopathology, and brucellosis testing.
We offer a wide range of prescription medications including several flea and heartworm preventatives. We also offer Hill’s Science Diet prescription dog and cat food for pets with food allergies and special dietary needs through our online pharmacy.
Hillsboro Advanced Veterinary Care accepts payment via cash, ScratchPay, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and Debit cards. So that we may continue to provide the highest quality services utilizing the best medical technologies, we require that payment be made at the time services are rendered. Hillsboro will be happy to provide an estimate for your pet’s treatment plan, hospitalization, or surgery. You are welcome to request an estimate at any time for your expected charges.
Aftercare and Cremation Services
When the unfortunate time comes for pets to cross over the rainbow bridge, we know that you might still want to keep them close to your heart. That is why we take care to make clay pawprints for our clients to have a lasting memory of their beloved pet. We also work closely with Homeward Bound Pet Crematory and Cemetery for gentle and kind care of your pets remains. They have options for communal cremation or private cremation with return of the ashes in an engraved urn.