The Ridge Animal Hospital's primary services focus on health maintenance
and preventative medicine. These services include physical examination,
sterilization - Spay/Neuter,
nutritional counseling, blood
identification, and general wellness education to encompass
topics such as environmental enrichment, behavior, grooming and
husbandry techniques. These services are species specific, as well
as fine tuned to each animal's physical condition, mental state,
age and health requirements. According to the American Veterinary
Medical Association (AVMA), general health services and guidance
as described above should be given to pets and their owners at least
twice a year. The Ridge Animal Hospital veterinary and technical
staff is highly trained in designing wellness protocols and fulfilling
the specific needs of our diverse clientele.
Read why it's important to Spay & Neuter!
Dr. Sylvie Epper-Cote and technical staff are skilled in the
discipline of surgery to encompass most soft tissue and orthopedic
procedures. The Ridge Animal Hospital offers routine elective procedures
and emergency surgical services as needed. The Ridge Animal Hospital
maintains a strict protocol of physiologic surgical monitoring on
every animal placed under anesthesia. State of the art instrumentation
reads core body temperatures, heart rate and rhythm, respiratory
rate and character, pulse oximetry and blood pressure. Endoscopy
and ultrasound are available to offer a non-surgical approach to
various procedures. After care services like hospitalization and
rehabilitation are also offered.
We provide nail trims for dogs, cats, rabbits and exotics. For
an alternative to declawing we recommend Soft
have a variety of colors and sizes to choose from. We are happy to trim your cats nails monthly or show you how to safely trim your pets nails.
Imaging Safe, modern on site radiology equipment provides quick
and efficient diagnosis of medical problems.
is an important area of veterinary medicine with a focus on preventative
medicine. Therefore, as well as providing routine
dental prophylaxis like examination, crown scaling, polishing,
and extraction, the Ridge Animal Hospital offers advanced
dental services, education and disease intervention therapy.
With the use of advanced equipment like Tonopen, modern ophthalmoscopic
and pharmacologic techniques, routine examination, diagnosis and
treatment of ocular diseases are maintained "in-house". Routine
ophthalmologic services are offered for treatment of ocular malformation
Routine laboratory screening are performed at the hospital with
the use of sophisticated instrumentation and microscopy. Fecal examination,
immunologic disease screening, CBC,
Blood chemistry, electrolyte profiling, urinalysis and cytology
are regularly performed by professional and technical staff. In
house laboratory services are critically important to the management
of acute and chronic disease states, but for quality control and
advanced laboratory diagnostics, the Ridge Animal Hospital maintains
service agreements with Idexx, one of the largest veterinary laboratories
in the United States. Idexx picks up samples daily for evaluation
at their regional facilities and return the results within 24 hours.
The Ridge Animal Hospital maintains a fully stocked inventory of
veterinary medicinal products and controlled substances. Many of
these products and their manufacturers are highly veterinary specific,
choosing only to retail an item through licensed veterinary hospitals
that understand the appropriate use and safety margins.
Please give our
office a 24 hour notice to refill a prescription. Thank you!
Month-long flea protection for dogs in a chewable tablet!
Quickly repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other biting parasites.
We recommend Frontline Plus for your cat.
Protect your dog against heartworms, roundworms and hookworms.
Please note that Tri-Heart Plus is only guaranteed when purchased
from a licensed veterinarian.
Your pets cannot tell us how they feel, so by performing their
annual physical exam we can check their eyes, skin, teeth, ears,
respiratory and skeletal neural systems, lymph nodes, and mucous
membranes to ensure they are healthy.
Exotic Animal Medicine The Ridge Animal Hospital evaluates and
manages the healthcare of rabbits, pocket pets (hamsters, gerbils),
birds, reptiles and amphibians. Exotic pet keeping in the home is
presently "en vogue" (approximately 44 million registered nationwide)
and trained veterinary professionals for these species are in a
Protect your pets if they get lost with Home
At Home Euthanasia
Euthanasia services can be performed at our facility or in your own home. Please call us to discuss your needs and options. We can talk about where the euthanasia will take place, whether it be in the comfortable surrounding of your home or a quiet place outdoors.
The Ridge Animal Hospital will offer several other pet related
specialty products for small animal and exotic species, such as
pet foods, housing supplies, healthy treats, dental products, shampoo
and grooming aids.
now offer an online store
for your convenience!
Click here to browse the store!
So that your pet's
food doesn't run out, please call ahead to order! Thank you!
also provide referral services for special cases, such as endoscopy,
ultrasound, oncology, orthopedic and opthalmology, however we are
equipped to handle a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic
The Ridge Animal Hospital has Gift Cards!