We offer a comprehensive spectrum of veterinary services, including:

veterinary services

Dr. Alison examines Penny during a preventive care visit.

Wellness Exams

We recommend semi-annual wellness exams for us to perform a thorough exam, discuss health management strategies, and identify new health issues before they get a chance to progress. This gives our clients a chance to ask questions about their pet care concerns, and gives us a chance to establish a great relationship with you and your pet(s).

Preventive Care for Dogs & Cats

Let us work with you and your pet to develop a strategic preventive health care plan based on your pet’s needs, habits, and environment. Preventive health care focuses on vaccinations, screening bloodwork, regular physical exams, and parasite prevention to best ensure your pet lives a long and healthy life.

Check out our Preventive Care Plans!

Senior Pet Care

At the Animal Care Clinic, we are passionate about proactive care for senior dogs and cats! We strive to intervene in the aging process before you notice signs of aging at home! As your pet ages into her senior years, national guidelines recommend screening for the early onset of common diseases associated with aging. Let’s team together and formulate strategies to help your pet live a long, fulfilling life.

Chronic Pain Management in Dogs & Cats

Chronic pain is a common problem in dogs and cats, and it can significantly impact their quality of life. Fortunately, there are many therapies available to help manage pain in our furry friends. Check out Librela for dogs and Solensia for cats!

Dental Care & X-rays

Keeping your pet’s mouth clean and healthy is critical to living a long and pain-free life. We are here to help you formulate the best dental home care plan! We perform dental x-rays, prophylactic cleanings, and surgical extractions as needed. Learn more about dental care in dogs and cats!

Urgent / Emergency Care

We always try our best to accommodate daytime emergencies. Please call us immediately if an urgent or emergent issue arises–we are here to help! We see after-hours emergencies for our current patients on a limited basis.

Digital Radiology (X-Rays)

X-rays are an important diagnostic tool for evaluating many diseases and injuries in our pets. Using our digital x-ray processor, we are able to refer our radiographs to a radiologist for interpretation.

Lacie, our Registered Veterinary Technician, performs an ultrasound exam.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan is a diagnostic tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your pet’s body. An ultrasound allows us to see problems with organs, vessels, and tissues without needing to make an incision. Our equipment allows us to send all of our images to a radiologist for interpretation.

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images of the heart. It allows us to see problems with the heart without needing to make an incision. Our equipment allows us to send all of our images to a cardiologist for interpretation.

In-House Laboratory Testing

We are able to quickly perform many lab tests here in our own hospital to better evaluate and treat many pet disease processes. Our state of the art machinery and trained staff can perform in-house complete blood counts, diagnostic panels, thyroid testing, blood smears, cytologies, urinalyses, and more.

Allergy Testing & Immunotherapy

We offer allergy testing and immunotherapy for dogs and cats. You should consider allergy testing & immunotherapy for your dog or cat if they are experiencing persistent or severe allergic symptoms that cannot be effectively managed with other treatments. Common symptoms of allergies in dogs include itching, scratching, chewing, licking, sneezing, and skin irritation.

Surgery

Our staff is trained to perform many surgical procedures, such as mass removals, cystotomies, abdominal exploratories, and some fracture repairs. We use the most current monitoring equipment and anesthetic protocols to ensure your pet is at minimal risk during his procedure, and we make extensive use of pain management and a surgical CO2 laser to make recovery as easy and pain-free as possible.

Nutrition and Weight Management Counseling

We are passionate about nutrition and maintaining a healthy weight! Did you know pets who maintain a healthy weight live nearly 2 years longer on average than their moderately overweight counterparts? Let us formulate specific nutritional plans for your pet to best manage his weight, food allergies, kidney/liver disease, and many other health conditions.

Geriatric and Hospice Care

We understand through first-hand experience the close bond older pets have with their families, and we want to help you have all the tools available to continue focusing on keeping your pet happy and comfortable throughout her life. If and when the time comes, we will be here to help your family through the euthanasia process, and help your pet cross the bridge with dignity and grace.

Surgical Laser

We use a CO2 laser to perform surgical incisions in order to provide hemostasis during surgery, reduce surgical trauma, and lead to a faster and easier recovery post-op.

Therapeutic Laser

We offer therapeutic, or cold, laser treatment to help quickly and safely reduce swelling and speed healing in a huge variety of conditions, from arthritis to ear infections.

Spay & Neuter

Not only does spaying/neutering help reduce the overwhelming pet overpopulation problem in our area, it can help reduce the risk for many health and behavioral issues. Our staff focuses on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices in order to minimize any risks involved with these routine surgical procedures. It’s optimal to spay or neuter your cat before 5 months of age. The timing on spaying or neutering your dog is a bit more complicated.

Microchipping

Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Your pet needs a permanent form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely in the unfortunate event she gets lost.

Avian (Parrots)

We love seeing birds! Dr. Alison had additional training in birds through a 6 week externship at an avian-exclusive practice under Dr. Julie Burge. She’s provided veterinary care to birds since she began practicing in 2011. During veterinary school, she was a member of the Zoo, Exotics, and Wildlife Club, and she has attended exotic animal medicine conventions for additional training.

Basic Grooming

We offer basic grooming services such as nail trims, ear cleaning, and anal gland expressions. Let us help you keep your pet looking and feeling his best!

House Calls

Dr. Alison is available on a limited basis for house calls in the Branson/Tri-Lakes area. Please call for scheduling and pricing information.