We're pleased to offer the following services at Clarkston Animal Medical Center
Immunization and Wellness
We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in Wellness programs has rewards for both pets and owners. Our wellness programs are designed for your pet and include: Comprehensive physical exam, intestinal parasite testing, heartworm and flea control, vaccination programs, spay and neuter services and specialized blood tests for all life stages.
We currently offer a 3 year vaccination protocol for dogs based on the guidelines of the American Veterinary Hospital Association and the American Animal Hospital Association. The goal is to expose dogs to fewer vaccinations over their lifetime while still providing them with disease prevention. Please ask us about our vaccine protocols and what vaccines are ideal for your pet when you come in for your next appointment. We want to vaccinate your dog or cat specifically for the diseases they could be exposed to based on location and lifestyle.
Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the most widely used microchip products to increase the chances of a safe recovery. The Home Again microchipping company offers a program including "Amber Alerts" for lost pets sent to local veterinary clinics, humane societies and shelters, free access to ASPCA animal poison control and a pet ID card. You can enroll your pet in this program even if they have been chipped with another brand of microchip. Please contact the office to discuss this program or to schedule an appointment for microchipping.
We stock a wide range of the best veterinary medications in the animal healthcare field. We regularly monitor prices online to remain competitive. We keep our heart worm preventative comparable with online pricing and we guarantee our product from the manufacturer.
For those clients who prefer to shop online, we have an online pharmacy available. Only use online pharmacies who are certified by VIPPS (Veterinary Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites) and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
Saying goodbye to a long-time friend is painful. We work with clients to ensure their pet's comfort and dignity. The decision of when to euthanize is highly personal and is never easy. While our doctors and staff cannot tell you when it is time to say goodbye to your pet, we will do our best to be supportive and help answer all of your questions and concerns. Occasionally euthanasia or the death of a pet takes us by surprise, and a last minute decision must be made about what to do with the remains of a beloved pet. We work with a company, Faithful Companion Memorials, that offers several options to the client. For more information on Faithful Companion Memorials and their services, please visit:
House Call Service
House Call service is available with Dr John Krieger on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am-5pm.
**By Advance Appointment Only**
Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.
Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care. The staff of Clarkston Animal Medical Center participates in pain management continuing education seminars to help ensure that we are providing your pet with the most current and effective pain relief available.
Radiology (or x-rays) allows our veterinarians to evaluate musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems inside your pet.
This non-invasive, state of the art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs, primarily the heart and abdominal organs.
We offer advanced surgical techniques and technology. All patients are carefully screened for safety and anesthesia is specifically tailored to your pet. Surgical services and facilities include: Licensed technical staff monitoring your pet throughout their procedure, experienced veterinary staff to ensure the safest, most efficient state of the art procedures for your pet, heated surgery tables for greater comfort and body temperature control, ECG and oxygen saturation monitors, intensive after surgery care and full pre-surgical blood testing.
Special Surgical Services
Our veterinarians are able to perform soft tissue surgery (foreign boy removal, prophylactic gastropexy, urogenital surgery (including perineal urethrostomy and bladder stone removal/cystotomy), eye surgery and general orthopedic surgical procedures. The most common (but not limited to) orthopedic procedures are for dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture (MRIT) and fracture repair.