Allandale Veterinary Hospital and Animal Health Care Center

By: Allandale Vet  09-12-2011
Keywords: pet, Veterinary Services, animal hospital

Services Provided at Allandale Veterinary Hospital

At Allandale Veterinary Hospital we offer our clients an extensive list of professional services. If you and your pet require a service that is not listed please give us a call so we may assist you in finding the help you need.

Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care may help detect and alleviate serious health concerns, before they become problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:

Allandale Veterinray Hospital is an AAHA Accredited Practice. What is AAHA? It stands for American Animal Hospital Association and we are an accredited member. What does that mean to you? We have undergone stringent requirements to become one of 18% of nationally accredited clinics.

AAHA developed the Accreditation Program to raise the level of care being provided to companion animals. They also wanted to increase loyalty among veterinary staff members and provide a way for practices to show their excellence to their communities and clients. AAHA, along with a group of veterinary experts, developed the AAHA Standards of Accreditation as benchmarks of excellence. They also developed the evaluation system where practices are regularly evaluated by a Practice Consultant to ensure they meet AAHA`s standards.


Grooming Specialties

: Our staff can help your pet look, smell and feel better. Personalized services include bathing and light summer cuts. These services are for both cats and dogs.


Nutritional Support

: Expert counseling and special-needs diets are helpful in maintaining health and managing many diseases.


On-Site Diagnostic Capabilities

: These include digital radiography, ultrasound, ECG, tonometry, blood pressure, blood chemistries and complete blood counts and urinalysis. Having these services in house provides useful information immediately about your pet`s condition. Our digital radiography also allows us to get radiographs reviewed by a board certified radiologist within a matter of hours. Tests that must be sent out to a lab are sent only to labs that meet certain strict criteria.



: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, heartworm and flea preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We utilize a compounding pharmacy when necessary to formulate medications in appropriate sizes and forms.


Reproductive Services

: Dr. Lechten has a keen interest in reproductive procedures and services. Reproductive services provided include genetic testing, progesterone testing (next day results), semen collection and evaluation, artificial insemination, surgical implantation of semen, collection and shipping of fresh chilled semen, pregnancy ultrasound and caesarean sections. Breeders are invited to be present for any and all procedures. Dr. Lechten is a member of the Society of Veterinary Theriogenologists.



: With an emphasis on disease prevention and long-term health, we provide complete dental services including cleaning, diagnosis and treatment, and dental radiography as well as oral surgery when necessary. All of our safety and pre/post-op protocols are applied to dental procedures.


Geriatric and Special Needs Care

: Beloved pets are living longer, healthier lives due to conscientious care by their families and our staff. We diagnose, treat, and manage age-related problems including degenerative joint disease, endocrine disorders, renal/bladder problems, and cognitive dysfunction. We explore options for difficult conditions, alleviate symptoms and discomfort, and improve quality of life for these patients.


Wellness & Preventative Care

: We individualize protocols based on history, lifestyle, the health of the pet and client input. In addition to a thorough physical examination, we may analyze blood and/or urine, recommend appropriate vaccinations and flea/heartworm preventatives, provide dietary recommendations and provide recommendations and treatment plans for follow-up treatment.


Emergency and /or Extended Critical Care

: While we work on an appointment basis, having a number of doctors scheduled make us ready to accommodate emergencies as they arrive. Dr. Lechten is a member of the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.


Extensive On-Site Surgical Capabilities

: We tailor anesthetic protocols to the individual patient in order to provide that extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Our doctors lead an experienced surgical team in a wide range of services, including elective surgeries, such as ovariohysterectomies and castrations, orthopedics and soft tissue surgery. Patients are monitored continuously throughout surgery and their recovery period by a technician utilizing equipment to monitor the oxygen level, heart rate, blood pressure and EKG. With 3 Registered Veterinary Technicians on staff, one with a specialty in Anesthesia, belonging to the Academy of Veterinary Anesthestist, you know that your pet is in good hands.


Referral Services to a number of Veterinary Specialists

: Allandale Veterinary Hospital enjoys an excellent relationship with a number of veterinary specialists that enables us to schedule your pet for a consult in a timely manner. This also allows for seamless follow up care.


End of Life

: We can assist you with decision making, procedures and aftercare during a very difficult time.

In addition to the above services, Allandale Veterinary Hospital also has available:

• Pot-Bellied Pig services

• Client Education Seminars

• House call services (on a limited basis)

Canine Rehabilitation

: Our canine hydrotherapy room is great low impact therapy for your pet. Whether it is post surgical, or your pet is dealing with osteoarthritis, or simply because your pet is obese and needs extra excersie, it is a great benefit to have. We have a trained technician and veterinarian who will assess each patients needs. Contact us today for more information.


: Our dedicated staff take pride in the complete comfort of your pet. Our goal is to provide a fun secure stress free stay. Large suites, with attentive staff will give you peace of mind. We now also offer


boarding, where your pet has their own private themed room. Shown here is our "cottage" suite, capable with video feed via internet so you can check in from anywhere! Contact us today for more information!

Dr. Patricia Lechten: - (705) 733-1422
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Keywords: animal hospital, pet, veterinary hospital, Veterinary Services