At Butler Veterinary Hospital our goal and commitment has always been to assemble a veterinary health care team devoted to providing exceptional medical care and great client service. We listen to each individual pet owner's concerns and provide customized care plans that work for our clients and their beloved family members. Through good communication with our clients and continued education of our staff, we are able to provide the highest quality medical care available at our state of the art facility.
We believe in preventative medicine and take a very proactive approach in our care. For example, we try to teach our pet owner's early on how to care for their pet's teeth. Daily brushing with an appropriate tooth paste is best, but is not feasible for everyone. For other's we receommend adding dental diet to their pet's regular food on a daily basis as well as using the dental diet as a treat to help prevent tartar and dental disease. (Who knew dental care could be so easy) In some cases a dental cleaning may be needed, which can be performed at our veterinary hospital, but prevention is always better than cure. This also goes for using heartworm and flea/tick prevention monthly all year round. Deer ticks do not go away in the winter, and mosquitoes can be found year round in some areas. Both heartworm. which is transmitted by mosquitoes, as well as tick borne illnesses, such as lyme, erylichiosis and anaplasmosis, can seriously affect our pet's health and can be very expensive and dangerous to treat. Prevention comes in many different forms. We will help you find the one that works best for you and your pet.
We recommend your pet be examined every year and senior pets even twice a year. Not every pet needs the same vaccines or treatments. Based on each individual pet's needs and our findings on clinical examination, recommendations will be made as well as several options provided. We provide our owners with helpful information to allow them to make an educated decision regarding the care of their pet.
When making your first appointment at the veterinary hospital please bring any previous medical records with you. It's also a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary at home not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits, changes in thirst or appetite and mood swings. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to see a specialist, change vets, or seek emergency medical care after hours, it's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary hospital. We are here to help you care for your pet. Please call us with any questions at 973-850-6300.