We can provide different types of exams depending on what your pet needs: new puppy or kitten, wellness, international travel, sickness, on-going treatment monitoring, behavior, geriatric and quality of life to name a few.
International Health Certificates
If you are traveling internationally, be aware most countries require a health certificate from an accredited veterinarian. Dr. Murphree is accredited and can provide the exam, health certificate and have rabies titer testing done for countries requiring it. Sometimes a country’s specific requirements can take weeks (or even months) to fulfill, so contact us as early as you can before your travel to avoid delays.
Dogs and cats need their teeth examined at least once a year. Often we find they need their teeth cleaned and unfortunately they sometimes even need extractions. In order to properly and safely clean your pet’s teeth, it must be done under general anesthesia with x-rays. Simply “cracking” the calculus off the teeth may make a cosmetic improvement, but what happens if calculus is cracked off and a tooth breaks? Your pet will be wide awake and in pain. How do you know if the roots are healthy without x-rays? A tooth can look healthy on the outside, yet still have an abscessed root. Pets are stoic; they hide pain from us as long as possible. Let us examine your pet’s teeth regularly.
Many tests can be run at our hospital on the same day. We work with outside labs when needed, for example biopsies, some blood tests, cultures, etc.
Many types of surgical procedures can be performed at Republic Veterinary Hospital. When your pet needs more though, we have a board certified veterinary surgeon who comes in and can perform many procedures.
Republic Veterinary Hospital has state of the art digital radiograph machines (commonly called x-ray machines) for both the body and dentistry.
A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. They are implanted under the skin, typically between the shoulder blades. If your dog or cat is found and turned in to a veterinarian or shelter, they will be scanned for a microchip. Each microchip has a unique code registered with the company that makes the microchip. Once we implant the chip, we register your contact information with the company and you are able to update it at any time.
Sadly, we must say goodbye to our beloved cats and dogs at some point. If it is time, or you are unsure if it is time to let go, please call us and we can speak with you about your pet; every situation is unique and important.