Marietta Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital dedicated to providing compassionate, individualized high-quality care for your dogs and cats. We treat only dogs and cats, but can refer you to another facility if you have a different pet species.
We are pleased to offer the following services at Marietta Animal Hospital:
- Client Education and Preventive Healthcare
- Wellness Testing
- General Surgery (including castration and ovariohysterectomy)
- In-Hospital Bloodwork Diagnostics
- In-Hospital Supportive and Urgent Care
- Digital Radiography
- Basic Dental Prophylaxis and Extractions
- Puppy/Kitten Initial Care and Boosters Series
- Yearly Dog/Cat Health Care and Diagnostics
- Telemedicine Electrocardiogram Evaluation
- Advanced Bloodwork Diagnostics Through Reference Laboratories
- Limited Hospital Boarding
- Bathing and Sanitary Trim
- Referral Options with Board-Certified Veterinary Specialists
Wellness Testing — Our wellness testing for both canines and felines helps us to identify many diseases and conditions early, when treatment and prevention are most effective. Wellness testing may include radiographs, urinalysis and bloodwork to evaluate liver and kidney function, red blood cell/white blood cell counts, protein and electrolyte levels, blood glucose/cholesterol levels and thyroid function. Tests are determined by your pet’s health and age. Additional tests may be advised if any abnormalities are detected. We recommend twice yearly wellness testing since pets age faster than people and changes can occur rapidly.
Comprehensive yearly exams for canines – Our comprehensive yearly visit for canines includes a complete physical exam, intestinal parasite check, a heartworm/lyme/ehrlichia check and appropriate vaccinations based on your pet’s age and health. Wellness testing is also offered during this visit. Many canines receive yearly vaccinations for rabies, bordetella, distemper, hepatitis, parvo, parainfluenza and four way leptopirosis. However, three year vaccinations are available for rabies, distemper, hepatitis and parvo in healthy adult dogs. Canines must be at least 1 ½ years of age and must have completed all their puppy vaccinations to begin using the three-year vaccines. Our staff can discuss your options with you. We will also take this opportunity to address heartworm prevention, flea and tick products, shampoo and diet.
Comprehensive yearly exams for felines – Our comprehensive yearly visit for felines includes a complete physical exam, intestinal parasite check and appropriate vaccinations based on your pet’s age and health. Wellness testing is also offered during the visit. We offer heartworm checks for all indoor and outdoor felines and advise yearly testing for feline leukemia (FELV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) for all cats who go outside. Felines who go outside at any time should be vaccinated for FELV and cats who spend most of their time outside should also be vaccinated for FIV and be microchipped. Many cats receive yearly vaccinations for rabies, feline viral rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia, calcivirus and virulent systemic feline calcivirus. Three-year vaccinations are available for adult, healthy, indoor-only cats. Our staff can discuss your options with you. We will also take this opportunity to address heartworm preventive, flea and tick products, shampoos and diet.
Dental Care – Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health. Dental problems can cause, or be caused by other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year.
Veterinary dentistry includes the cleaning, adjustment, filing, extraction or repair of your pet’s teeth and all other aspects of oral health care. These procedures should be performed by a veterinarian or a board-certified veterinary dentist. Veterinary technicians can perform certain procedures under the supervision of a veterinarian.
A thorough dental cleaning and evaluation are performed under anesthesia. The cleaning includes scaling to remove dental plaque and tartar and polishing.
You should have your pet’s teeth checked every year but if you observe any of the following problems, have your pet’s teeth checked sooner.
- Bad breath
- Broken or loose teeth
- Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
- Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
- Abnormal chewing, drooling or dropping food from the mouth
- Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
- Pain, in or around the mouth
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth
The most common dental condition in dogs and cats is periodontal disease. Early detection and treatment are critical because advanced periodontal disease can cause severe problems and pain for your pet. Other problems found in association with periodontal disease include kidney, liver and heart muscle changes.
Urgent Care – A veterinarian and personnel are on duty six days a week to handle urgent, non life-threatening care for your pets. Our veterinarians will work to get 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 to be seen. If your urgent care needs occur late in the day, we may need to refer you to an overnight emergency clinic so your pet can receive extended care beyond our normal hours.
If you have an emergency outside of our clinic hours, you should call either Animal ER or Clay-Duval Emergency.
Clay-Duval Pet Emergency Clinic Hours:
Weeknights: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Monday – Friday
Weekends: Saturday 12:00 Noon – Monday 8:00 a.m.
Major Holidays: 24 hours
Animal ER Hours:
Weeknights: 5:00p.m. to 8:00a.m. Monday – Thursday
Weekends: 5:00p.m. Friday – 8:00a.m. Monday
Major Holidays: 24 hours