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Matanzas River Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital offering high quality care including dermatology, soft tissue surgery, digital radiology, dental radiology, dentistry, nutrition, client education, and preventive care. Our veterinarians are especially interested in canine and feline dermatology, dentistry and cardiology. We also provide quality bathing, boarding and grooming services. Read on to learn about our full range of services.

Comprehensive Physical Exams and Special Testing

Annual exams to evaluate your pet for changes due to aging that may require intervention to prolong healthy life. Routine parasite testing is important to diagnose intestinal parasites that may be present, some of which are zoonotic (transferable to people).

Canine Vaccinations and Diagnostics

Vaccinations

We recommend all dogs - regardless of their living circumstances - be vaccinated against the following:

                    Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Bordatella, and Leptospirosis

In addition, the following vaccines may be appropriate for your dog based on immediate environment and lifestyle:

                     Lyme Disease is a bacterial disease spread through tick bites, which are                                     common occurrences in Florida. If your pet spends time outdoors and in                      wooded areas, consider a Lyme Disease vaccine to protect this dangerous                      infection, which can cause lameness and even death.

                    Canine Influenza is a contagious disease that's easily spread among dogs. It                     can cause coughing, runny nose, and malaise. The good news is that it's                     easily preventable trough a simple vaccine.

Intestinal Parasite Screening

Fecal testing is important to diagnose intestinal parasites that may be present, some of which are zoonotic (transferable to people).

Heartworm Disease Screening

Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Though deadly, heartworm disease is highly preventable through a variety of safe, easy and inexpensive options. In fact, when medication is administered properly on a timely schedule, heartworm infection can be completely prevented. An annual heartworm test is required before heartworm preventives can be dispensed.

Additional information about Heartworm Disease and Prevention can be found on the American Heartworm Society web page.

Feline Vaccinations and Diagnostics

Vaccinations

We recommend all cats - regardless of their living circumstances - be vaccinated against the following:

                        Rabies, Feline Distemper, Upper Respiratory

In addition, the following vaccines may be appropriate for your cat based on immediate environment and lifestyle:

                        Feline Leukemia

Intestinal Parasite Screening

Fecal testing is important to diagnose intestinal parasites that may be present, some of which are zoonotic (transferable to people).

Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Screening

Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (Feline AIDS) are dangerous conditions that can lead to other potentially lethal diseases Testing for both conditions is recommended for newly-adopted kittens. It is highly recommended for new cats being introduced into a household with other cats and before initially vaccinating for feline leukemia. 

Laboratory and Diagnostics
Our state-of-the-art laboratory and digital radiograph equipment provide immediate, comprehensive test results on site. We also offer reference laboratory services to aid in diagnostics. 

Surgery and Dentistry
We provide general and orthopedic veterinary surgery. Comprehensive dentistry, including digital dental radiology, is available for dogs and cats as well.

Spay and Neutering
As many people know, there are far more dogs and cats in the United States than there are people to care for them. Many animals languish in shelters waiting for adoption. Many more than we would like to think are euthanized. Spaying and neutering is the best way to achieve per population control.

Bathing and Grooming
Our staff groomer is available Monday through Friday t meet all of your pets grooming needs.

Pharmaceuticals and Products
We offer a variety of flea and heartworm prevention products. We also offer a variety of supplements and shampoos for all of your pets needs. Plus, our pharmacy is fully stocked with a wide variety of medication. If we don’t carry a product, we will be happy to call the prescription in to your choice of pharmacies.

Microchips
The American Human Society estimates more than 10 million dogs and cats go missing or are lost in the Unites States every year. We highly recommend our clients get a microchip for each of their pets to protect against this devastating occurrence. We use only 24Hour PetWatch European ISO Chips and registration. Your pet can receive a microchip and be electronically registered while you wait ofr during their visit to our clinic for vaccinations, grooming, or boarding. The process takes less than 10 minutes and costs $33.00.

Here's what you need to know about the Microchip Process:

  • The 24Hour PetWatch microchip is a tiny chip, the size of a grain of rice, which is permanently implanted in your pet to ensure that it can be identified quickly.
  • Each chip has a unique identification number that links your pet to you so that you can get your family member home faster if he or she were to ever go missing.
  • When a vet, shelter or humane society finds a lost or missing pet, they use a scanner to read your pet's chip.
  • Once the 24Hour PetWatch Lost Pet Recovery Service is contacted with the number from the chip, they can in turn contact you and reunite you with your lost family member.

AAHA Powered Microchip Lookup

Boarding
For short-term or long-term stays, you need a safe and compassionate boarding option for your dog or cat. Matanzas River Animal Hospital's boarding facilities are clean, comfortable and carefully attended to ensure your pet has the best possible care while you are away.