Compassionate, High-Quality Medicine
The team at Yorkshire Animal Hospital is dedicated to protecting your pet’s health through high-quality medical care, emphasizing client education. We are honored to be chosen as your preferred St. Louis veterinarian.
Bringing your pet to Yorkshire Animal Hospital for physical examinations is crucial to his or her health. We offer thorough physical examinations so that we can detect any potential problems before they become extensive problems. Many pet health problems can be avoided through regular physical exams. While physical exams are critical to animal health, being a vigilant pet owner is essential too. If you notice any irregularities with your pet, take detailed notes and bring him or her to Yorkshire Animal Hospital for an examination.
Timely vaccination prevents the most deadly diseases like Rabies, distemper, and parvovirus. We will work on an individualized basis with you and your pet to ensure they are getting just what they need to remain healthy. Our team of doctors and staff are highly educated about veterinary vaccines, and we can offer you the best advice to help your pet live longer.
Regular Blood Screenings
We are working with a local laboratory to allow our clients to have baseline blood panels and parasite checks. Monitoring your pet’s organ function helps to catch health issues before they become too advanced.
Geriatric Health Plans
Just like people, as our pets age, so do their medical requirements. With pets aging 5 – 6 years for every one of ours, we recommend that pets over 8 years of age receive wellness exams twice yearly to detect any developing problem.
Medical Treatment Plans
If your pet becomes ill, diagnosing the problem will allow the doctors to customize a treatment plan. The treatment plan will be based on the patient’s primary concerns and potential long-term regimens. A treatment plan allows the client important financial information too.
The therapeutic laser is an exciting new technology that treats acute and chronic pain, infections, and chronic problems such as ear infections and lick granulomas. While drugs may still be necessary, they can be used at lower dosages and for shorter times, and in some cases, may not be needed at all.
Before procedures, we require blood work on all patients over eight years within three months of anesthesia. The blood work gives the doctors insight into the risk and safety of the anesthetic for the patient.
We perform sterile surgery for spays, castrations, cat declaws, external tumor removal, internal tumor removals, and bladder stone removals. Dr. Diesel also performs cruciate ligament repairs.
Intestinal Parasite Prevention
Annual screening allows us to detect any parasites
that may be present in your pet, but more importantly, intestinal parasite prevention keeps your pet and your family healthy.
Blood Parasite Prevention
Heartworm, spread by mosquitoes, can infect our dogs with no clinical indicators until the disease is well advanced. If detected early, they can be treated with no long-lasting effects. A simple blood test can detect whether your dog has been infected with one of these diseases.
Fleas and Ticks
We only offer products that are effective, easy to use, and safe for your pet and family, unlike most store-bought products.
Just like people, our pets come into contact with ticks and could be exposed to Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, Bartonellosis, and Hepatozoonosis. We test for Lymes, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasmosis based on your pet lifestyle since these can cause serious health concerns. Ticks are most active when temperatures are above 40 degrees.
A painful moment as an owner is when our pet goes missing. A simple microchip implant gives your pet a better chance of making it home if lost or stolen. If they are found by any animal rescue, veterinarian, or shelter, their microchip will be scanned, and the team will get into contact with the pet parents.
A minimum of 80% of dogs and cats over the age of four have infection and gingivitis.
Gum disease shortens a pet’s life, so it is essential to keep a healthy mouth. We provide oral care of scaling, polishing, and fluoride treatment of the teeth. We also can perform dental X-rays to give us inside knowledge of what is going on below the gum line. The dental X-rays may indicate an early issue on a particular tooth which could potentially cause problems. Since animals do not floss and brush twice daily, there will be extractions. If we can extend the health of the mouth longer, we can keep the teeth longer.
Beyond what we do in our dental cleanings, we also believe in educating our pet parents about proper dental care at home. This includes brushing your pet’s teeth, offering dental treats and chews, and being vigilant about changes in your pet’s oral health. We refer to the Veterinary Oral Health Council at VOHC.org. They help us guide our clients on the best and worst items in the market for oral health.
Common indications of dental issues include abnormal drooling, bad breath, difficulty chewing, bleeding gums, pawing at the mouth, or missing or broken teeth.
Our in-house laboratory gives us immediate results for most common blood and urine tests, so we don’t have to wait on results from an outside laboratory to make a diagnosis and begin treatment.
X-Ray and Ultrasound
We house our own modern X-ray equipment and developer. X-rays provide valuable insight into what is happening inside the body. We schedule ultrasounds with a board-certified radiologist who performs the service at our clinic.
We offer grooming services for all dogs and cats, whether they are simple bath and brushes to specific styles. Services will include bathing, styling, trimming nails, expressing anal sacs from the outside, and cleaning the upper ear canals.
All animals coming for grooming must be current on distemper and Rabies vaccinations for their protection. Grooming is essential to maintaining a healthy skin and hair coat. It allows the reduction of hair in the house and on the furniture.
Our grooming patients will be admitted between 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM, then released in the afternoon.
Ms. Kim can discuss or recommend a style for your pet based on breed and hair coat.
Click here to see some of our before and after transformations!
We only offer boarding for cats but are unable to board over holidays. Cats are required to be current on their vaccines for Distemper and Rabies. Since they would be coming to an active hospital, they should also have a dose of flea medication applied.