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Changes Being Implemented in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

  1. Limite of ONE caretaker/family member with each pet presented to the hospital. 

  2. Preventative health appointemnts ARE LIMITED TO those cats and dogs due for rabies vaccination or heartworm testing. 

  3. Clients are encouraged to POSTPONE elective surgical procedures.  These include ovariohysterectomies, castrations, declaws & dentals without significant periodontal disease. 

  4. Unless it is an emergency, ALL PRESCRIPTIONS will be mailed to clients, or you will need to utilize the hospital's online store to fulfill prescriptions and pet food orders. 

  5. Scheduling for pets requiring in hospital treatment protocols (chemotherapy, laser therapy, etc.) will continue.  Recheck exams of ongoing cases will continue to be scheduled as needed.

  6. Sick pets & emergencies will continue to be seen.  ONE caretaker / family member is allowed to be with the pet upon arrival at the hospital. 

  7. Euthanasia appointments will continue to be scheduled.  ONE caretaker / family member is allowed to be with the pet upon arrival at the hospital. 

  8. Senior citizens, immunocompromised individuals, or those with pre-existing health conditions that might make them at higher risk of infection are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to appoint a family member or other individual to bring their pet to the hospital should it require veterinary care.  We would encourage this segment of our clientele to stay at home until local, state, and national health authorities determine otherwise. 

  9. Any individuals with signs known to be associated with COVID-19 coronavirus infection (fever, tiredness, and dry cough) are UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES allowed to bring a pet to the hospital.  If this pet needs to be seen for emergency care, arrangements must be made for a different individual outside your household to bring your pet to the hospital for care.  

  10. These changes will be in place for the foreseeable future.  Additional measures may be implemented without hotice.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Your health, your pet's health, & the health of the employees of Lakeside Animal Hospital are our priority in facing this serious worldwide pandemic.  

We are all in this together!

Diagnostic Equipment & Services

Complete in house laboratory: Our clinic houses an array of equipment to allow rapid diagnostic evaluation of your pet.

Heska Dri-Chem 4000

This machine is responsible for providing chemical analysis of your pet’s blood sample.  This machine allows assessment of different organ systems (kidney, liver, gastrointestinal tract) and electrolyte values.

Heska Hematrue
This machine provides rapid analysis of your pet's complete blood count (CBC). Information from this machine allows analysis of red and white blood cell parameters along with platelet counts.  Having rapid access to this information is important in all cases but especially surgical and critical/emergency cases so treatment can be provided in a timely manner.

Fecal analysis
Our fecal float system provides rapid analysis of your pet’s feces when gastrointestinal parasitism is a concern.

Tono-Pen XL

The tonometer is a device that is used to assess your pet’s ocular (eye) pressure.  This information aids in the diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma in our canine and feline patients.

Cardell Oscillometric Blood Pressure Monitor
his monitor allows for assessment of your pet’s blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation in a non-invasive manner.  This portable device is used in emergency situations but can also be used to monitor other disease processes that can affect blood pressure, such as heart disease and kidney disease.