Small Animal Medicine refers to the treatment and diagnosis of smaller animals, such as dogs and cats but also many other species of animals.
Our staff is highly trained and experienced in how to care for small animals like dogs and cats, as well as exotic and pocket pets. Working with animals is our passion and we strive to provide the highest level of care possible for your pets.
- Dental Care
- Advanced Digital X-rays
- Permanent Identification
- Nutritional Counseling
- In-House Laboratory
- Emergency & Urgent Care
- Internal Medicine Consults
- Electrocardiography Services
- Behavioral Counseling
- Individualized Flea Control Programs
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
February is National Pet Dental Health Month
How can a professional dental cleaning by a veterinarian help my pet?
A professional dental cleaning will remove plaque, stain, and tartar encrusted above and below the gumline, restoring your dog or cat's teeth to a clean and polished condition, and removing the bacteria that can cause gum disease.
Is general anesthesia necessary to clean teeth?
Unfortunately, yes. It is impossible to use the mechanical and sharp instruments in the mouth without the patient being completely still. The slightest movement can cause harm. In addition, scaling below the gumline is a very important part of the procedure. This is where many bacteria can hide. Failure to remove these bacteria eliminates any medical benefit from the procedure.
How do I know if my pet has Periodontal Disease?
Red or swollen gums
Yellow-brown crust near gum line
Discomfort when mouth or gums are touched
Possible decreased appetite or weight loss due to difficulty chewing
We are pleased to offer our clients the highest quality veterinary care. We want nothing but the best for our clients, especially during surgery. It is our goal to make sure that our surgical team is prepared to offer our clients the latest medical procedures. We look forward to learning about the newest medical advances in surgery and actively partake in continued surgical education.
Advanced Digital X-rays
At Trinity Ridge Animal Health in Laurens, South Carolina , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body's organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets' body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
At Trinity Ridge Animal Health, we are happy to offer tattooing and microchip identification. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.
But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet's safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet's fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.
At Trinity Ridge Animal Health in Laurens, South Carolina , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet's health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
Trinity Ridge Animal Health offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Laurens, South Carolina and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet's diet or would like more information about your pet's nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.
While your pets are with us, we will do everything we can to give them an exciting visit. If you are concerned about leaving your pet, please don’t hesitate to set up a time to visit our hospital and look around our boarding facility. We will be happy to discuss our boarding policies and answer any questions you may have.
We are very proud of our laboratory. We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too! We are able to run heartworm tests, leukemia and FIV tests, and full blood work for those who are interested in it. There are also many other tests we offer our patients.
The best part of being able to run laboratory tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets much sooner than if we had to send the blood work out to another laboratory. Whenever your pets are not feeling well, we can offer you results and a diagnosis in minutes instead of making you wait a day (or more) for the results.
Emergency & Urgent Care
Our staff is dedicated and well trained to handle emergencies of all types. If you’re experiencing an emergency, please call us immediately. Our team of professionals will be able to determine the best course of action for your pet.
It is our goal to provide you with complete veterinary care in a professional and accessible atmosphere. That is why we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pets' prescription needs.
Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pets' medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.
Procedures done on dogs and cats are challenging for a variety of reasons, one being that they often don't want to be still while doctors and staff are trying to help the animal. They also have a level of stress that comes from being in an unfamiliar environment. Because of this, the use of anesthesia is a beneficial way to give pets the care they need.
The use of anesthesia is safe, and we are expertly trained in administering it and caring for patients that are under. If you have any concerns about anesthesia for your pet, please call us today at (864) 682-8724. We would be happy to speak with you and assuage any fears you may have.
Internal Medicine is a field of study that is specific to an animal's inner body systems. We look at the function of various areas of your pets' inside parts through non-invasive means, giving our doctors a clearer picture of your pet's health.
Trinity Ridge Animal Health is pleased to offer electrocardiography to our patients. Heart disease is quite common in pets, so having the ability to monitor it is becoming more necessary.
For this reason, we are proud to be able to offer electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) to our patients. It is a very non-invasive test since we only have to place clips on certain locations on a pets' body, yet we can gain so much information from it.
An ECG/EKG is a record of the electrical activity of the heart. We can evaluate heart rhythm of your pets. We also look for any arrhythmias or other abnormalities. An ECG/EKG can also be used to look for heart enlargement, which is a very common sign of heart disease. ECG/EKGs are used not only to diagnose heart disease but also to monitor the progress of patients diagnosed with it.
Routine and therapeutic bathing services are available.
Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.
We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.