We're pleased to offer the following services in our Sarasota Veterinary Clinic:
Our in-house lab offers many important diagnostic tests that we will use to find what treatment your pet needs. An outside lab is also utilized when more specialized testing is required.
Taking x-rays is another important diagnostic tool we offer.
Examining your pet's teeth annually is important to maintain good health. Dental cleaning and brushing instruction is available, as well as dietary aids. Teeth cleaning is available by our qualified and experienced staff.
Well-pet exams & vaccinations
An important annual tool (semi-annual for at-risk and senior pets) to maintain overall health. We often can spot symptoms early on and avert later, more costly problems. Vaccinations are recommended based on risk exposure. We are not a one-size-fits-all practice.
New puppy & kitten care
We'll help you get your new pet off to a good start in life by discussing diet, house-training, grooming, proper behaviors, and answering any questions and concerns you may have.
We will help you address changes in your pet which may occur past the age of seven. We like to see our senior pets on a semi-annual basis if possible past this age to be pro-active in catching problems before they get out of control. We also suggest once-a-year blood work and urine testing for the same reason.
We have on staff a certified veterinary acupuncturist who is also training in Chinese and Western herbal therapies (all day Monday and Wednesday, and Friday afternoon).
We offer general surgery such as neutering and spaying as well as emergency surgical services. We also work with board certified surgeons, neurologists, and other specialists, available on a referral basis.
An easy and economical way to protect your "best friend." Should you and your pet become separated for whatever reason, having a microchip implant will help you find each other again!
Allergies in pets is on the rise and testing is often needed to determine effective treatments.
We will efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionist and team members will
attempt to accommodate all
requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such a snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
At Best Friends Animal Hospital, we can care for:
- Small mammals (pocket pets)
- Reptiles (exotics)
Best Friends Animal Hospital accepts payment via cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and CareCredit. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.
We provide a Treatment Plan for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received a Treatment Plan, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.