We're pleased to offer the following services at
Barrow Veterinary Hospital
Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests for appointments to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are open for Scheduled Appointments from:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
- Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such a snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that we can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our staff will work to get you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
For after hours emergency care contact or click on the link below
- Animal Emergency [email protected] http://www.vetemergency.net/
- Eastside Animal Medical Center in Grayson at (678) 985-5530
- An-Emerge Animal Emergency Center in Gainesville at (770) 534-2911
- http://braseltonervet.com/ at 470-203-2011
Barrow Veterinary Hospital accepts payment via cash, check, MasterCard, or Visa. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered. We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.
General: "Preventative health care"
From infancy to golden years in the most effective and efficient way to maintain optimum health for our patients. We want to identify problems before they happen.
Anesthesia and Surgery:
We provide a wide array of anesthetic and surgical services. Common surgeries such as spay, neuter, declaws and lump removals, to name a few, are performed daily, C- Sections, exploratory surgery and more complicated surgeries. Our Staff would be glad to provide you with more information regarding our anesthetic, surgical procedures.
Welcome to all pets young and old. We strive to provide happy, healthy, comfortable and safe environment for your pet. We offer various size accommodations depending on the size and comfort of your pet. A spacious, bright, clean and modern boarding is part of our health care
facility. The facility is fully heated and air conditioned.
Pets can have heart problems just as in humans. Sometimes these are not even detectable to you at home. Exercise intolerance, loss of appetite, labored breathing or collapse, are symptoms that something is not quite right. During an examination, the veterinarian will listen to your pet's heart and lungs. Identifying any irregularities. Other ways to examine heart/ lung health is to take a chest X-ray, perform blood work, and EKG. Once the problem has been identified, the veterinarian may prescribe heart medications to make your pet more comfortable and control the symptoms. Please do not hesitate to consult one of our veterinarians for more information about heart failure and heart work up. Comprehensive Examination and Medicine: Examination and consultations for pets of all ages A Medical assessment is a "head to tail" physical examination of your pet. Our pets cannot tell us where it hurts so the veterinarian uses all five senses to examine the patient. The Comprehensive physical examination includes: Weighing and body typing, checking the eyes, mouth and ears(both inside and outside), Listening to heart and lung sounds, feeling for any lumps and bumps, examine the skin and coat condition, checking under the tail and taking a temperature. Also talking to the owner, about elimination habits, eating routines, behavioral changes, exercise tolerance or any changes which may indicate concern. From this point other diagnostic tests may be recommended by the veterinarian to rule out problems or confirm all is well. This is also applied to ages of your pet, especially seniors!
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, by 3 years of age, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease. This represents the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets. Some signs commonly associated with oral disease include yellow or brown tartar build up, red inflammation of gums, bad breath, a change in eating, or chewing habits, pawing at the face, and/ or generalized depression.
Food particles, bacteria and saliva combine to form plaque around teeth at the gum line. The plaque combines with calcium salts in the mouth to form tartar. Tartar build up begins to migrate below the gum line and results in separation of the gums from the tooth. At this stage professional is needed as brushing alone will not remove the tartar that is below the gum line. The pet will have to be anesthetized to assess the degree of separation below the gum line and to remove the tartar both below and above the gum line. If left unchecked, more bacteria and food particles will accumulate and lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This results in permanent periodontal disease that in turn can lead to the loss of a tooth.
Your pet's dental disease may be a sign of other disease processes happening elsewhere in your pet's body. A thorough physical examination combined with appropriate blood work can determine if this is the case. There are other reasons you should pay close attention to your pet's dental health. Dental disease can affect other significant organs in the body. Bacteria in the mouth can circulate through the blood stream potentially cause serious kidney infections, liver disease, lung disease, and heart valve disease. A veterinarian should evaluate your pet's dental health at least once a year. We can recommend and demonstrate preventative measures you can begin at home.
Note: we do dental clean and polish your pet's teeth under anesthetic, extract teeth and do oral surgery if required.
How a pet feels is often visible by looking at their hair and skin coat. Coats may be dull and dry, red and balding, cause itchiness, smell bad or be a combination of all, and make your pet uncomfortable and unhappy. They do not have to suffer. The veterinarian through history, examination of pet and running few diagnostics can help your pet. Most common skin conditions are result of parasites (fleas, mange and other mites) and allergies (seasonal, food and contact). Also more complicated skin conditions exist but are rare.
We are proud to announce that we now offer Digital X-Rays. We can now provide our clients with instant quality digital images on the spot.
X-Rays are routinely used as a diagnostic tool. They provide valuable information about bones, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, heart, bladder and various other organs.
Retail Pet Food Store:
We carry Hill's Prescription Diet, Science Diet, Natural Balance, and Bil Jac and pet supplies to meet you pet's needs.