Yes, we are OPEN during Covid-19 as an essential business for our patients!
We operate with the knowledge that Smith Veterinary Hospital exists because of the trust put in us by our clients and referring veterinarians. We keep detailed surgical and medical records allowing us to keep both the owners and the referring veterinarians informed as to patient status and hospital expenses.
Our commitment to excellence is parallel to our dedication to continuing education. The entire staff attends several local, state and national meetings each year to stay on the “cutting edge” of what is new in veterinary medicine and surgery.
We offer a variety of reproductive services. Dr. Hunt has a strong interest in canine reproduction and enjoyes helping breeders. Services offered include:
Artificial Insemination (Vaginal, TCI, Surgical),
Emergency C-Section, Ultrasound, In-house Progesterone, Certification (PennHIP, OFA Hip & Elbow), Semen Collection, Semen Shipping
In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs.Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest. Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet.
We have in-house digital x-ray capabilities which allows our doctors to view the results within seconds. Digital radiographs can be enhanced to provide a better image compared to traditional x-ray films. The images can then be sent to specialists as needed.
Whether young or young at heart, regular check ups are important in every life stage. We suggest yearly Heartworm tests which also test for tick borne diseases. For cats, we suggest feline leukemia tests. Yearly intestinal parasite screens are recommended as your pet can infect the environment with these parasites as well as them causing illness to your pet. Vaccinations will be done at this time as well. The more we know about your pet inside and out the better we can care for them. An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.
We have an in-house diagnostic laboratory. This allows us to provide the fastest diagnosis and quickest path to recovery.
Some of the laboratory services available include thyroid tests, blood tests, progesterone, fecal, ear and skin cytology, and urinalysis. We work closely with an outside lab in the event that they need to be sent for further testing. Those results are usually back within 24 hours.
Does your best friend have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth.
Owners often overlook their pets teeth. To keep your pets teeth healthy, we provide dental care using an ultrasonic cleaner and polisher. Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet's health, because dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Your pet’s health is important to us, so let us help you with this commitment. Call today to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and how we can help!
Emergencies, accidents, illness and injuries are inevitable. We make every effort to be available for your pet’s needs. If an emergency arises during business hours simply call the office to alert us you are on your way. If it is after hours call the office as well and the answering machine will tell you how to reach the doctors. There will be a fee required upon emergency treatment of your pet. If the doctor would be unavailable you can call Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital (NIVES) at 260.426.1062. They have a 24hr service.
We offer boarding for both cats and dogs. Our feline guests stay in our “cat condos.” These are multiple separate enclosures that are visually and auditory separate from our canine guests. Our canine friends are welcome to stay together with members from the same household as well. No pets staying with us are exposed or come in contact with other animals they are not familiar with. The dogs are let out at least 3 times a day in an enclosed area for exercise and potty time. All pets are welcome to bring their own blankets, toys and food or we can provide these. We also offer after hours dismissal times on Saturday and Sunday evenings if you prefer for an additional charge. Holidays and school breaks tend to fill up quickly so be sure to schedule your pets’ stay early to avoid this. All pets are required to be current on their Rabies and Distemper vaccinations and dogs must have their Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccination as well. If we find fleas on your pets they will be treated at an additional cost to you. This is for the comfort of your pets and to ensure we maintain a flea free environment. Next time you need to leave your pets call us, we are more than happy to spoil them while you are away!
We use a cold laser therapy after most surgical procedures to shorten healing time, reduce pain, increase circulation and decrease swelling. We have had great success using it for neck and back pain, as well as wound healing.
Microchips are a safe, simple permanent form of identification. About the size and shape of a grain of rice, it is placed under your pet’s skin via an injection. Each microchip carries a unique number and when scanned by a specially designed reader, that number is displayed. It can then be used to search a database and obtain the owners contact information. All of our area shelters, police departments and veterinary clinics have a universal scanning device. Lost pets that do not have a tag are scanned and if chipped, can be returned to their family very quickly. Pets without a chip or tag have a significantly lower chance of ever making it home.
We offer a full-service grooming salon in our clinic. All grooming appointments come with grooming/trimming, a bath, nail trim, removal of excess ear hair, physical and anal gland expression. We also accommodate cats. Currently our groomer is not accepting any new clients due to a full schedule.
Does your pet have a medical condition that is painful or causing poor quality of life? Are you afraid that your sick or elderly pet is suffering? Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals can help you through this painful experience. Do you have special requests? Do you have questions about care of your pet’s remains? Cremation Services are available. We can help you with these concerns and will make every effort to accommodate your wishes at this very difficult time. Deciding when your pet may need euthanasia is a very personal and private decision, but that doesn’t mean you have to make this difficult choice on your own. Our humane euthanasia services are conducted with respect, compassion, and care. Before you struggle through one more day with a sick, elderly, or terminally ill pet that is suffering, call us to learn how we can help.