Services – Small Animal, Equine, Bovine, Ruminant Vet in Nampa

We’re pleased to offer the following services through our facility:

 

COMPANION ANIMAL SERVICES:
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Preventative Care
On your first visit, we will establish a program that outlines a regular examination schedule to keep current on vaccinations and dental services. Parasite control, nutritional counseling and geriatric health care will also be addressed as necessary.
Routine Exams
The first step in establishing a plan for your animal’s health care is an examination to determine what level of care is needed and the services required to provide that care. An annual examination is important for all pets. As pets age on average seven times faster than humans do, routine examinations are crucial for detecting changes in health and early signs of illness in our family pets. Examinations every 6 months are recommended for senior dogs and cats.
Internal Medicine
The advancements in veterinary medicine have our pets living longer lives. This increased lifespan leads to a variety of diseases that pets are susceptible to including osteoarthritis, kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, cancer and diabetic issues. Many of these illnesses can be prevented or treated, or the progression of disease may be slowed down if caught and treated early. Regular veterinary exams are one of the most important steps in your pets’ continued good health.
Emergency & Urgent Care
Our veterinarians and staff are experienced at handling any emergency. Emergencies can be things such as hit by car, and chocolate or toxin ingestion, broken bones, trauma to the eye, difficulty breathing, and seizures.
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 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.
Digital Radiology
Lake Shore Animal Hospital is equipped with the latest in digital x-ray equipment.
Senior Pet Care
As pets age, they require different nutritional care and special needs that develop due to the aging process. Our doctors will work with you to establish a routine of continued care for your aging pet and advise you on exercise and nutritional supplements that may be required.
Pharmacy
You will find a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, parasite and heartworm preventatives to meet your pet’s needs.
Dietary
Our doctors will provide nutritional counseling for each life stage. Puppies, large-breed dogs, and sick or debilitated cats and dogs require special diets for optimal health. Older pets have different nutritional needs and require special dietary considerations for continued performance and weight maintenance. Prescription diets are available for many health conditions.
Ultrasounds and x-ray review available
Ultra sound is a brief non-invasive procedure used for making treatment decisions. They are also a helpful surgical aid and provide insight in pregnancies.
General Surgery
In our new state-of-the-art surgical suite, the doctors perform a wide variety of surgical procedures. Our doctors utilize anesthetics that are the safest available to provide an extra safety margin, especially for high risk or older patients. As well as the routine spay and neuters, we specialize in orthopedic and emergency surgeries. After the procedure is complete, you can rest assured that you pet will recover comfortably in a supervised recovery suite with body-warming equipment.
Orthopedics
Lake Shore Animal Hospital treats animals with injuries or diseases of the musculoskeletal system. After screening and diagnosis, we will follow with treatment and rehabilitation for conditions including hereditary joint disorders, fractures and arthritis.  
Dentistry
The most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets is oral disease and along with being very painful, can settle in other organs and create more serious issues such as kidney infections, liver disease, and heart disease. Dental procedures include cleaning, scaling and polishing, tooth extractions and oral surgery for cats and dogs. Lake Shore Animal Hospital has state-of-the-art, ultrasonic dental equipment.
In-House Diagnostic Lab
Having the lab in house allows us to provide a more rapid diagnosis and direct appropriate therapy.  
In-Home Euthanasia Services
If you make a plan to follow in the event that you have to consider this option for your pet, it will lessen the discomfort for you and your pet. We want to help you handle this difficult decision in the most sensitive and compassionate way possible. 

 

IMG_4254EQUINE SERVICES:
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Ambulatory/Emergency services
Routine heath care, seasonal Vaccinations, castration, trauma care & dentistry.
Colic assessment and treatment
While colic is defined as abdominal pain, it can encompass all forms of gastrointestinal conditions. We will assess the severity of your horses’ symptoms and determine the most effective course of treatment. 
Equine Dentistry
Many horses require floating of teeth once every 12 months, although this is variable and dependent on the individual horse. Some horses may need to be floated every 6 months, some can go longer than 12 months, but the teeth should be checked by a veterinarian every 6-12 months. The first four or five years of a horse’s life are when the most growth-related changes occur and hence more frequent checkups may prevent problems from developing. As horses become aged, particularly from the late teens on, additional changes in incisor angle and other molar growth patterns often necessitate frequent care. All of our equine dentistry is performed by a veterinarian skilled and experienced with the latest power-float instruments. With proper technique, power instruments enable the vet to perform better dentistry with less stress on the horse, to give your horse a healthier, more comfortable mouth.
Lameness exams
Poor performance is indicative of pain or discomfort and we will strive to find the source of the pain and prescribe a course of treatment. 
Pre-purchase exams
A thorough exam is always advisable to help you make a smart, informed decision before you purchase a horse. There may be serious problems that are not visible but will be detected in an exam. 
Breeding soundness exams
One of the reasons you may want your mare to have this exam is unknown or questionable fertility. If any abnormalities are diagnosed, they can be treated with appropriate therapy. Based on the mare’s history of reproduction or examination findings, you will be able to create a management plan. 
Artificial insemination
AI has been around for years and is todays breeding standard for many types of horses. There are basically three steps in the Ai process. Pre-breeding would consist of a full clinical exam, then the next step is the insemination and the final step would be a post-breeding pregnancy scan performed one to two days after the AI procedure was performed. 

 
BOVINE and SMALL RUMINANT SERVICES:
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Ambulatory/Emergency services
We provide care on the farm for your convenience. If you have an emergency, from a serious injury to a calving problem, we will be glad to assist you. 
Dehorning/castrating/disbudding
Some of the benefits for dehorning and disbudding are decreased trauma to penmates caused by dominant, aggressive animals and increased market value in feedlot cattle.  All procedures are done when animals are very young.
Vaccination and parasite control
Anti-parasitic drugs have been used for many years to control parasitic diseases as they are safe, cheap and effective. 
Reproductive management
The goals you set for your reproductive rates will probably be based on the economic needs of your operation. When you develope your reproductive management program, you will have to include a criteria to help cull out the non-producers to meet reproduction goals. 
Pregnancy Diagnosis
Pregnancy testing cows is a common management practice for profitable herd management. Identifying a pregnancy at an early date seems imperative to maintaining a good sequence to annual calving. 
Calving/kidding/lambing assistance
While nature has been delivering young animals with no human help for eons, occasionally if problems develope, it is nice to be able to call for help on your farm. 
Bull breeding Soundness exams
Complete and systematic evaluation of a given male, including mating ability and libido, helps ensure reliability and capability as a breeding animal. 
Artificial Insemination
AI has been around for years and is used widely in the U.S. dairy cattle industry, contributing to the near linear increase in milk production.