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Out pets can’t always tell us what’s wrong or what hurts. We have several diagnostic tools at our disposal to help us find the answers.

Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available.

The veterinarians and staff at our clinic are ready to provide your pet with cutting edge veterinary medical care. From wellness exams and vaccines to advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures, your dog or cat will receive high quality care at our hospital.




Chemistry - assess organ function;
CBC - complete blood count


Rule out infection and presence of crystals and/or abnormal cells


Test for intestinal parasites

Radiograph - Digital X-ray

This allows us a peak at the inside of your pet. We can use this to rule out bone fractures/ abnormalities, identify degenerative joint disease (arthritis) and assess organ size/shape.


Needle aspirates and skin scrapes



Pet Dental at Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital



Dental Care For Your Pet is Very Important

Brushing your dog or cat’s teeth is often not an every easy task. Tartar/plaque builds up and traps bacteria in the gum line. The gingivitis that ensues can cause issues with the liver and kidneys, plus deteriorating health of the individual teeth. But what we really notice is the bad breath that accompanies it when we get those puppy kisses.


A dental exam is performed with the yearly physical. At that time we can decide what is needed in your pet’s case to promote the best dental health. In some cases at home care is all that is needed ( routine brushing/rinses, dental chews, water additives ). In other cases general anesthesia is required for a full periodontal exam and treatment.

Dental Instruments at Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital

Oral mass removal/biopsy

Teeth scaling and polish


Pet Surgery at Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital


Spay / Castration

Soft Tissue Surgery

Mass Removal / Biopsy; Hematoma Tacking; Laceration / Wound Repair


When medically necessary

Abdominal Surgery

Hernia repair (umbilical and inguinal)
Cystotomy (bladder surgery)

Gastrotomy / enterotomy (stomach and intestinal surgery)


Enucleation (removal of the eye); Eyelid Mass Removal; Corneal Scape/Grid; Conjunctival Grafts; Pocket Imbrication (cherry eye)

Surgical Instruments at Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital


Pet Vaccines at Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital


Vaccinations Are Important For Your Pet to Prevent Disease.

Many of these diseases are deadly, fortunately many are rarely seen due to our access to these life-saving vaccines. But if pet owners decline to vaccinate their pets, we will see a resurgence of these deadly diseases that will affect our pet populations, especially as we see more and more pet socialization (boarding, grooming, dog parks and doggie day care) and travel. Our vaccine recommendations are given on a case to case basis depending on your lifestyle and your pets chance of exposure.

Vaccines at Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital

Canine Core Vaccines

Rabies; DHPP - Distemper, Hepatitis, Para-influenza, Parvovirus; Lepto

Canine Non-core Vaccines

Bordatella; Influenza; Lyme

Feline Core Vaccines

Rabies; FVRCP - Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calci, Panleukopenia

Dr. Heather Wood, Wellness Care at Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital


Physical Exam
Yearly vet visits are recommended for all pets. There are many conditions that if caught early can be treated and even cured to extend your pet’s life. Most of these conditions in their early stages will not have signs that a pet owner may see at home, but may be identified by a veterinary professional.

Diagnostic Tests
Heart worm and tick-borne disease testing; Feline leukemia / FIV testing; Fecal screening; Blood chemistry / CBC; Radiology

Nutritional Consults
There are so many choices out there for your pet’s diet. As veterinary professionals we have been educated in what is best your your specific pet. We can advise you in what, when and how much you should feed.

Parasite Control and Prevention

Intestinal parasites; Fleas/Ticks, Mites; Lice

Geriatric Care
We want the best for our pets and we want them to live their best life. We can help. As your pet ages you may see changes in their ability to move and wonder if they are experiencing pain or senility. You can use us as a tool to keep your pet comfortable and improve their day to day quality of life.

Behavior Consults
Behavior issues are common. Whether it is typical puppy/kitten issues or separation anxiety or dog/cat aggression or inappropriate urinations. These are all things that with the right guidance can be improved and in many cases resolved.

Stethoscope at Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital
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