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Wellness Care

Wellness care is essential to keeping your pet healthy and active in all stages of their lives. At the Animal Hospital of Pataskala,we offer routine wellness exams, vaccinations, spay and neuter services, and dental cleanings.

During our wellness exams, your pet's veterinarian will give your dog or cat a full physical exam and order any routine laboratory tests. These tests will be tailored to each patient and your veterinarian will discuss the diagnostics that your pet may need with you. These tests can include blood count, urinalysis, blood chemistry, and parasite screening. Our veterinarians will also confirm that your pet is up to date on vaccinations. Some vaccines are due yearly, while other vaccines are due every three years.

Our wellness program is tailored to each pet, depending on the stage of his or her life.

Puppies are vaccinated every 3-4 weeks until they are 14-16 weeks old. Vaccines are started at 6-8 weeks. Some of the diseases we vaccinate puppies against are Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepatitis, Bordetella, and Rabies, Canine influenza, Lyme disease and Leptospirosis. Your puppy may also need dewormed and will be placed on monthly heartworm preventative.

Kittens are vaccinated every 3-4 weeks until they are 14-16 weeks old. Vaccines are started at 6-8 weeks. Some of the diseases we vaccinate kittens against are Herpes, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Leukemia, and Rabies. Your kitten may also need dewormed and can be placed on monthly flea prevention.

Routine dental care is an important part of a wellness program for your pet. Over time bacteria builds up in your pet's mouth, eventually causing inflammation and gingivitis. During your pet's physical exam, we will check for plaque buildup. Based on our findings, we will provide suggestions to maintain the health of your pet's mouth.

At the Animal Hospital of Pataskala, our veterinary hospital staff treats your pets as if they were our own. Our Veterinarians are committed to providing your pet with compassionate, quality care throughout each stage of his or her life. We look forward to helping you and your pet. Call us at 740-927-0196 to schedule a wellness exam.



Why is vaccination important?

Pets are exposed to a variety of potential risks for infection. At the Animal Hospital of Pataskala we evaluate the risks of your pet's of Pataskala we evaluate the risks of your pet's lifestyle, age, and disease exposure then vaccinate as appropriate. If you have concerns regarding vaccinations, please discuss them with the doctor at your pet's appointment. We are happy to discuss the vaccinations your pet may need, share our knowledge and recommendations, and help you choose an appropriate vaccination plan for your pet.

How does vaccination work?
Vaccines contain killed or modified live (weakened) forms of viruses or bacteria. They stimulate production of protective antibodies in healthy animals that neutralize the virus or bacteria if the animal is later exposed.

Why do puppies and kittens require more frequent vaccinations than older dogs?
Nursing animals ingest antibodies from their mothers. These maternal antibodies provide early protection against infectious disease. Maternal antibodies naturally decline during the first three to four months of life and eventually disappear. This is why younger animals receive a series of vaccines starting around 6-8 weeks of age. Long term protection from the vaccines is achieved as soon as maternal antibody levels decline below protective levels.

How often should my pet receive vaccination?
Immunity to most infectious diseases gradually declines over time, so periodic revaccination is necessary for proper protection. Frequency of vaccination depends on your pet's lifestyle, age, and risk of disease exposure. You veterinarian will help you determine the appropriate vaccination schedule that is appropriate for your pet.


Animal Hospital of Pataskala offers procedures for most of your pet's needs. Our team of experienced veterinarians and veterinary technicians strive to meet the same quality and safety standards required in human hospitals. If your pet needs specialized procedures, we work closely with the surgeons at Medvet and Ohio State University. We do our best to ensure your pet has a safe, successful, and comfortable experience at the Animal Hospital of Pataskala.

If you need to schedule your pet an appointment for surgery, please call us today at 740-927-0196


We understand it can be difficult to keep your pet's teeth clean, so oral health problems are very common. Research shows that around the age of two years old, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have some sign of dental disease. Oral health issues usually start with a buildup of sticky plaque that hardens to form tarter. If not removed by professional dental cleanings, this buildup can lead to gingivitis and periodontal disease. Pets may lose teeth and be prone to infections that may affect their heart, lungs, and kidneys.

During a dental health cleaning, our veterinarian will examine your pet for signs of tooth decay and damage. Our veterinarians will use short acting anesthesia for the comfort of your pet and the most effective cleaning possible. Our veterinary hospital uses an ultrasonic cleaner to remove plaque buildup. We then polish all of teeth to create a smooth surface that will resist the growth of bacteria. If your pet needs advanced dental care such as root canals, we will refer you to a local veterinary dental specialist.

While professional dental cleanings are important, they cannot replace regular at-home care. Daily brushing is the best way to protect your pet's dental health, and it's a lot easier than you may think. There are many options available to start brushing your pet's teeth. There are full sized angled toothbrushes or you may wish to try a toothbrush that fits on your finger for better control. When brushing, be sure to use canine or feline friendly toothpaste. It is never safe to use human toothpaste in your pet's mouth. Please ask us about other dental health options while you are in for your pet's visit.

In House Diagnostics

We provide state-of-the-art diagnostics within the practice. This is critically important, as in-house diagnostics allow us to quickly pinpoint the source of a problem, or rule out a health issue. This can save time, create more effective treatment options, and decrease costs for you as the pet owner. We offer a full range of in-house blood testing, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, urinalysis, cytology, and parasite screening.

We also offer in house consultations with a travelling ultrasonographer.

Following the examination the ultrasonographer will discuss the findings with your veterinarian. When you return to pick up your pet, you will be given an indication of the findings and discuss any further recommendations as they relate to the treatment of your pet.

Diet and Nutrition

Your pet’s diet and nutrition have a significant impact on their health and quality of life. We will be able to advise you on your pet’s feeding plan, preferred brands to use, and help with any questions you might have about their nutrition. you might have about their nutrition.

Behavior Counseling

Many dogs and cats can benefit from behavioral counseling. During these sessions, we will teach you how to communicate proper boundaries to your pet in a way that is effective. We will show you in person during your session, and will give you easy to follow instructions to reinforce these habits at home.

Full In-House Pharmacy

We maintain a full in-house pharmacy so that your dog or cat has quick and easy access to a wide range of modern pharmaceuticals. We do this for your convenience, and because it is a great way to make sure your pet truly gets the best care there is.

Flea and Tick Control

We can test or examine your dog or cat for common parasites (such as fleas and ticks) and provide you with easy and effective treatment options. You can get treatment for your pet either here or you can administer it at home.

Therapeutic Laser Information

Class 4 therapeutic laser treatments use light therapy to promote healing, decrease pain and inflammation. It is used for a variety of conditions including wounds, surgical incisions, ear infections as well as a variety of orthopedic conditions. It has a very low risk of side effects and is FDA approved for pets. They can be repeated daily or multiple times per week depending on the condition and doctor recommendations. For chronic conditions they are often used once every 1-2 weeks to maintain comfort. (Please stop in for a brochure for additional information re: indications for treatment and protocols).

We offer individual treatments that last anywhere from 2-8 minutes in a painless approach. The pet may feel a warm sensation that should feel good and relaxing to them. Owners are encouraged to stay with their pet during the treatment.

Microchip Pet ID

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Homeagain Microchipping

A pet microchip creates a forever bond between you and the pet you love. And together with the HomeAgain pet recovery system, you’ll give your pet the best chance of coming back home to you.

Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. We simply inject a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pets skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, and takes only a few seconds.

A HomeAgain microchip is permanent pet ID. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pets shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchips unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.

If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used by HomeAgain to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.