When We Say Our Veterinary Services Are Comprehensive, We Mean It!

Beyond the Primary Care Basics, We Offer These Important ‘Extras’

Nurse appointments. Most full-service appointments are with veterinary students and one of our staff veterinarians. Cost-efficient nurse appointments are available for services not requiring supervision by a veterinarian, such as suture removals, 2 nd vaccinations in a series, nail trims and anal gland expressions.

Therapeutic laser. We offer cold laser therapy as a non-invasive treatment that works by applying light to the surface of your pet’s skin. Used for decades in human medicine, laser therapy has been clinically proven to treat post-surgical pain, arthritis, and muscle tears. We have also found it helpful to treat tendon or soft-tissue injuries and to help wounds heal.

Microchip implants. Should your pet ever be lost, a microchip implant will greatly improve your chances of being reunited, provided you register the chip and keep your contact information current. The chip itself is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted between your pet’s shoulder blades using a large needle. Each chip is programmed with a unique registration number that can be read and traced at any animal clinic equipped with a scanner.

International Health Certificates. Many foreign countries require an International Health Certificate, or IHC, issued by a clinical veterinarian, before live animals are allowed to be brought in from the United Sates. If you travel internationally with your pet or plan to export an animal to a foreign country, Small Animal Primary Care can issue the IHC you’ll need.

Health screenings and certifications. In the world of purebred dogs, breeders are often encouraged by their parent breed clubs to screen and certify their breeding stock to be free of health problems common to their particular breed. Small Animal Primary Care coordinates evaluations of hips, elbows, eyes and hearts, and other tests as recommended for the specific breed in accordance with the standards of the certifying organization and the national breed clubs.

Hospital Services

As part of the Purdue’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Small Animal Primary Care shares hospital resources, including —

  • Clinical Pathology Laboratory We rely on the hospital’s on-site, AAHA-accredited laboratory to provide accurate, timely test results. The laboratory offers us the full range of blood tests, urinalysis, endocrinology assays and fluid and cytology analyses we need to assess your pet’s health and diagnose medical conditions.
  • Diagnostic Imaging Services Through the hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Services, Small Animal Primary Care has access to a full range of diagnostic modalities including digital radiography, or x-rays, fluoroscopy, computed tomography or CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging or MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasound. Of these, we most often order radiographs and ultrasound scans.
  • Client Pharmacy Services Our clients appreciate the convenience of having a fully-stocked veterinary pharmacy right here on campus, ready to have their pets’ prescriptions ready for pick-up on their way home from the appointment.
  • Emergency Services As the only 24-hour emergency facility in Tippecanoe County, the hospital’s Emergency Service provides you the assurance that whenever your pet needs us — day or night, weekends and holidays — Purdue is here for you.
  • Intensive Care  In cooperation with the hospital’s Emergency & Critical Care service, Small Animal Primary Care offers intensive care services to critically ill patients requiring ongoing monitoring and treatment. Our clinicians are on-call 24/7 to provide intensive care services to our exotic animal patients.
  • Client counseling and support Purdue’s Small Animal Hospital offers client counseling and support services to help you manage your relationship with your pet through potentially difficult times.
  • Veterinary Specialty Services. As general practitioners, the veterinarians at Small Animal Primary Care frequently consult with and refer clients to the hospital’s more than 50 veterinary specialists whenever a patient would benefit from more specialized diagnostics and care. Specialties include —