Tillema Veterinary Clinic offers complete veterinary care for a wide variety of animal species. Our extensive array of services allows us to customize a treatment plan specific to your pet’s needs and/or medical condition.
We want to be your partner in your pet’s care. Like any relationship, communication is important, and we hope you find value in your pet’s annual exams and check-ups. Bringing your pet to Tillema Veterinary Clinic for physical examinations is crucial to his or her health. We offer thorough physical examinations so that we can detect any potential problems before they become major problems. There are many pet health problems that can be avoided through regular physical exams, which is why we recommend that your pet has at least two examinations with our staff per year. While physical exams are critical to animal health, you can do your part too by being a vigilant pet owner. If you notice any irregularities with your pet, take detailed notes and bring him or her to our clinic for an examination.
There are several diseases that can afflict cats and dogs, but most pets can be protected from the worst of them if they are vaccinated properly. For dogs, these include parvovirus, distemper, and infectious hepatitis. For cats, these include panleukopaenia, feline herpesvirus, and feline calicivirus; for outdoor cats, protection can include feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus.
Rabies vaccination can be administered by a veterinarian after 12 weeks of age. Revaccination is required 1 year after the initial vaccine and then every 3rd year thereafter.
Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number. If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a good Samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number. A toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with his or her pet!
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine includes the practice of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and diet. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points along pathways called meridians. It is most commonly used to treat pain but is used for other ailments such as metabolic disorders, skin disease, and mental wellbeing. Acupuncture also affects myofascial tissue, a thin saran like wrapping that surrounds all muscles, muscle fibers, and nerves.
Soft Tissue Surgery
This is any surgery not related to bones or joints. It can be routine elective procedures such as neuters and spays to much more complicated intra-abdominal surgeries. Our veterinary personnel does a careful evaluation that determines whether or not your pet requires soft tissue surgery. We strive to make your pet’s procedure as safe and comfortable as possible before, during, and after the surgery. Our veterinarians use the safest and most effective anesthesia during soft tissue surgery to manage your pet’s pain. We will closely monitor your pet’s vitals throughout the process.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease? Don’t let your pets become part of this statistic!
Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, loose, broken, or missing teeth, yellow or brown teeth, red, inflamed or bleeding gums, difficulty or pain when chewing, pawing at the mouth, and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help.
Let’s talk about the best options for you because life is better in motion!
Radiology (X-rays) is routinely used to provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). It can be used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of possible causes for a pet’s condition, identify the exact cause of a problem or rule out possible problems.
With the advances in digital X-ray technology, we can now manipulate the digital images that we take off a pet’s systems to see what is wrong. This has allowed us to detect things like hairline fractures and orthopedic conditions that were previously not visible. We share these digital images with specialists who consult with us on difficult cases.
Due to COVID-19 and the implementation of curbside check-in, we have suspended our vaccine clinic for the time being. We have also reduced pricing for vaccines across the board. To get a vaccine or if you have any further questions, please feel free to give us a call!
If you would prefer in-home euthanasia, we can come to your home so that you and your pet can be in a comfortable and familiar setting when you say goodbye. Our doctors will do everything possible to make it a low-stress and safe environment. When you are ready to proceed, you can be wherever you are most comfortable during your pet’s final moments. Afterward, we can help to arrange your pet’s final resting place. Rest assured that your pet will be treated with dignity and respect during this process.
Health Certificates/Certified Veterinary Inspection
Traveling with your pet—both domestically and internationally—takes special planning and preparation. Be sure to check with your destination for any special pet requirements well in advance of your trip, and call us to schedule time for any necessary paperwork, examinations, or testing before your departure.
Depending on the destination, there may be vaccines or tests that are needed for your pet to enter the country. Every county has different requirements and different timelines. Unfortunately, these timelines and requirements also frequently change.
Additionally, airlines also have their own requirements, and paperwork, not to mention your furry family member may need a little sedative to help make the travel and flight less stressful.