How effective are microchips? Has your pet been microchipped?
Good Shepherd pet hospital understands the connections between the pets and their owners and how important your pet is to you, therefore, our mission is to strengthen that bond by performing microchipping.
The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.
Microchipping your pet is a simple, effective way to prevent this sort of tragic loss.
Microchipping your pet increases their chances of getting home if lost. Don’t forget to register your pet’s microchip and keep your contact information up-to-date.
Good Shepherd Pet Hospital along with other veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of reading these microchips. If your pet is lost, the microchip can be scanned and the information retrieved to assist in reuniting you and your pet.
Contact us today to speak with one of our wonderful, well-trained staff about the benefits of microchipping.
Good Shepherd Pet Hospital has an isolated room to prevent the spread of contagious disease from potentially infectious patients to others in the hospital.
These procedures include the appropriate use of disinfectants, the proper disposal of infectious materials, and the wearing of disposable gloves, boots, masks and gowns while handling infectious patients.
All these measures are meant to keep our patients and staff healthy. Please contact our staff if you have questions about isolation procedures.
Travel Health Certificates
Did you know that traveling with your pet across state borders and internationally, requires special travel documentation?
THIS DOCUMENTATION OFTEN REQUIRES THE APPROVAL OF A USDA CERTIFIED VETERINARIAN.
Veterinarians with USDA certification have received specialized training in the processes associated with animal import and export requirements.
Dr. Deeb is a USDA-accredited veterinarian, who will be able to advise you, and approve the required documentation to allow you and your pet to safely reach your intended destination.
When relocating a pet overseas, there are numerous details that require attention. Regulations differ depending on the destination and are subject to frequent changes. We help you ensure a seamless transition for both you and your pet during their international move and or traveling experience.
Make sure if you are relocating and or just traveling you have given yourself the ample amount of time to prepare.
Please note that depending on the region you are traveling to and or relocating to may have different pet travel requirements. Find out more information on what you need when traveling with your pet out of the country via the link provided.
**Once a certificate is submitted to the USDA through the online portal Good Shepherd Pet Hospital has no control when it actually gets approved with the USDA. It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure this process is started in a timely manner to get all correct information to the USDA for a smooth and swift process.
We look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s needs. Contact us
Good Shepherd Pet Hospital offers geriatric (senior wellness) medicine services for your older pet.
When your pet reaches his or her “golden years” they require special care and we will recommend certain screening tests. In addition to this testing, twice-yearly examinations will be recommended to ensure your pet receives the best care as he or she ages.
This is because each year of an older animal’s life is roughly equivalent to 4 human years. Our pets age much faster than we do. Therefore, the earlier we find them, the more we can do to control these problems and maintain the highest quality of life for your pet.
We understand how difficult it can be to reach an end-of-life decision for your pet. Our aim is to support you and provide individualized care to make this experience dignified and meaningful.
Our staff seeks to understand your wishes for your pet’s end-of-life service and aftercare. Good Shepherd Pet Hospital strives to honor those requests and preferences and promise to be faithful to your requests every step of the way.
Your answers will guide our actions in preparation for the euthanasia, during the service itself and for the aftercare arrangements for your pet. This is a very emotional time and we understand that decision-making can be burdensome and sometimes even overwhelming.