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720 N. Tamiami Trail Nokomis, FL 34275
941-485-1555
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Patient Center

Tours of our Hospital and Pet Resort are available
Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 5:30pm. 
Enjoy our hospitality of freshly brewed coffee and cookies (for you AND your pet)
as you learn more about the services and facilities we offer.
 

Lobby & Media Center

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As you enter our clinic, you will be greeted by warm southwestern tile, color, warmth and decor, and the friendly smile of one of our three Client Relations Specialists.  Small animal care and special interest videos are always on view in the lobby, and current newsletters, pet magazines and books are available for reading.   This open area is perfect for socializing and meeting new human and furry friends on your way in or out, and a hallway equiped with wagon wheel benches offers privacy if you prefer.   You will also be entertained by our kittens for adoption, our house cats Django and Ella, and our mascot dog, Maya.

Big Dog Exam Room

We have 5 exam rooms available for wellness and healthcare visits.  The first is our "Big Dog" room equiped with a special lift table. Your pet can walk onto the table at floor level and once comfortably situated, is pneumatically lifted to a height where examination is easier and non-threatening. 

Exam Rooms 2, 3, and 4

Although decorated a little differently with pictures and furniture, these rooms are interchangeable for cats, dogs, kittens and puppies.  Each room is equipped with comfortable seating, treats and windows.  An x-ray viewer and computer in each room allows you to see radiographs of your pet and discuss treatment options with the doctor.

Comfort Room

This room used by doctors and nurses for admitting patients to our hospital or boarding, and for discharging patients after surgery, x-ray and dental procedures.  We use this room also for extended consultations, special circumstances, and as a peaceful place to say last goodbyes.

Pharmacy

We have a well stocked in-hospital pharmacy for your convenience.  Most antibiotics, analgesics, behavioral medicines, heartworm preventions and nutritional supplements prescribed by our doctors are available here following exam or treatment.

Laboratory

Our in-house state of the art laboratory gives us the capability of running labwork immediately and getting results quickly.  Some common tests that we do in-clinic are bloodwork, stool analysis, heartworm tests, urinalysis, some growth and lump cytology, skin infection analysis, and ear cultures.  Some of our routine labwork is outsourced to Antech Diagnositics and we generally have results by the next day. 

Animal Care & Pet Resort

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We have 9 large runs for boarding stays and for surgical patients.  Our Pet Resort boarding is veterinary supervised and follows strict standards to insure the health and safety of your pets while visiting.  Bedding is changed daily or more often if necessary; extra padding is offered to older pets or those with special needs.  The breakfast and dinner menu consists of Royal Canin Digestive Low Fat for dogs which helps them avoid nervous, away-from-home stomachs, and Feline Young Adult for cats.    Soothing spa music can be heard throughout the Resort and the its calm, relaxing effects make your pets stay even more pleasurable  Optional services like Playtime,Pedicures, Brushouts, Photos of your pet and Vacation Phone Calls are also available.

Suites B & C

Most small dogs feel more comfortable and relaxed away from the larger dogs.  For this reason we have two suites available in our Pet Resort just for them.  Services are the same as descibed above.

Cat & Kitten Suite

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Our cat room has a ceiling to floor glass window that allows cats more activity and stimulation throughout the day.  Their bedding, litter and water is changed at least daily, and they are also fed according to the pet parent's specifications.  Services are described in Pet Resort above.


Treatment Room

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Our treatment area is where necessary treatments such as blood draws, ear flushes and wound care are performed.  When we ask to take your pet to the back or to admit your pet to the hospital, this is where your pet will come.  This area also serves as our surgical recovery area.  It is open and easily visable so pets can be monitored throughout the day while recovering.  We also use this area to treat critical care patients and emergencies that need easy access to fluid therapy or critical care nursing. 

Dental Station

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We have 2 "wet" tables for dental cleaning, polishing and oral surgery.  This is also where we perform digital dental x-rays to determine the extent of care your pets mouth needs, just like you receive when you visit your dentist.  Sometimes we find a bad tooth that wasn't visable to the eye; sometimes we find we don't have to remove that tooth that we thought we did!

Surgical Suite


Our surgical suite has advanced monitoring equipment to check heart, pulse, oxygen levels, temperature and blood pressure during surgery.  We perform spays, neuters, growth removals, foreign object removals and exploratory surgeries regularly.   Our Certified Veterinary Technician and experienced staff are specially trained to monitor anesthesia and vital signs.

Imaging Room



We have a radiology department that includes a full body x-ray table for the largest or smallest pet.  Our automatic processor can develop an x-ray in just a few minutes for rapid results.

Isolation Room

Through our wellness programs, we work with you to keep your pet as healthy as possible.  When we are presented with what may be a contagious illness for treatment, we use our isolation room to segregate the patient from the general population and contamination of healthy pets.  Everything in this room is used only in this room and decontaminated when the pet leaves.  A camera monitors sick patients in this room and is viewed by nurses in the general treatment area.

Conference Room

Every other Monday from 12noon to 2pm, our clinic is closed.  During this time, we are meeting in the conference room for education, development, debriefing and training seminars that keep us up-to-date with the most current advances in veterinary medicine.

If you have questions about your pets health care or our clinic,
please stop by or give us a call.
We'd love to be of service!

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