Countryside Animal Clinic100% Local
3628 N Lecanto Highway
Beverly Hills , Florida 34465 (view map)
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Countryside Animal Clinic is a full-service, veterinary medical facility serving cat, dog & horse patients of Citrus County from our office in Beverly Hills, Florida. We also treat goats, pot-bellied pigs and “pocket-pets”. It is our philosophy to treat our clients and patients fairly and compassionately, providing the highest quality veterinary medicine in a professional manner. We utilize the acronym CRITTER as a reminder of the quality care we will provide:
Commitment to Animal Care; Responsibility; Integrity; Teamwork; Total Honesty; Encourage Client Awareness; Respect
- Pot-Bellied Pigs
- Guinea Pigs
WELLNESS AND VACCINATION PROGRAMS
Countryside Animal Clinic's Wellness and Vaccination Programs (including Puppy and Kitten Wellness) are designed to prevent disease and prolong the lives of your companion animals.
Disease prevention is always less costly than dealing with the treatment of a disease once your pet has developed it. An example would be the treatment of parvovirus. Parvovirus treatment can frequently cost $1,000 or more while a single wellness visit, including exam fecal test for parasites, and vaccinations, will usually cost less about $100.
Early diagnosis of a disease process can lead your pet to a longer healthier life. Kidney disease, if diagnosed early, will allow us to modify your dog or cat's diet and in some cases add supplements to their diet to potentially extend their lives. There are many other conditions to which an early diagnosis is advantageous. Dental care is also extremely important. Periodontal disease has been linked with other more serious diseases such as heart, kidney & liver disease -- so preventive care is very important.
Countryside Animal Clinic's knowledgeable staff and facilities allow us to deal with a variety of medical conditions your pet may experience. We hope we do not have to see you or your pet for an emergency but if we do, we are equipped to handle the situation. In some cases, your pet may require hospitalization and further diagnostic tests. We also provide exams including Radiology (X-rays) and treatment for such conditions as Cardiology (Heart) issues, Flea Control, Dermatology (Skin) issues, and Endocrinology (Hormones) issues.
COMPLETE MEDICAL ASSESSMENT
A complete medical assessment begins with a thorough physical examination whereby your pet’s eyes, ears, skin, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal and skeletal system are examined for any abnormalities. Blood tests can be performed as necessary to assess the proper functioning of your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system including the thyroid gland and adrenal glands. Urine tests can detect similar problems. Depending on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests such as radiography (X-rays), endoscopy (internal scoping), ultrasound or surgery.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease by the age of 3. It is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets. Common signs of oral disease include tartar buildup, red and swollen gums, bad breath, changes in eating or chewing habits, pawing at the face and generalized depression.
One of Countryside Animal Clinic's veterinarians should evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year. We recommend this because bacteria and food debris accumulates around a pet’s teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay results in irreversible periodontal disease and even tooth loss.
There are other reasons why you should pay close attention to your pet’s dental health. Dental disease can affect other organs in the body: bacteria in the mouth can get into the blood stream and may cause serious kidney infections, liver disease, lung disease, and heart valve disease. Oral disease can also indicate that another disease process is occurring elsewhere in a pet’s body. A thorough physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if this is the case.
We can recommend and demonstrate preventative measures you can begin at home. Our ultrasonic scaling and polishing unit enables us to care for your pets teeth much like your own dentist does, including flouride treatment. Our wellness program emphasizes and explains how you can avoid costly dental procedures with your pet in the future.
Countryside Animal Clinic provides many surgical services including routine spay and neuters, soft-tissue surgeries and orthopedic surgeries. All of our surgical patients are closely monitored with pulse/oxygen monitors. Every patient receives an intravenous catheter, IV fluids and an injection for pain management after surgery. Surgical laser is also an option, which can help reduce discomfort after surgery. Our recovery nurse closely watches each patient to ensure the recovery goes smoothly. Occasionally, we refer our patients to specialists (board certified veterinary surgeons) to perform complex operations.
Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed at Countryside Animal Clinic is the removal of masses or ‘lumps’ on animals. Most of these masses or ‘lumps’, once removed and tested, are benign (non-harmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a ‘lump’ is necessary to improve the outcome in your pet if the mass is cancerous. Lacerations are also common in pets and suturing will reduce the chance of infection, improve healing time and reduce scarring.
Torn cruciate ligaments in the knee are the most common orthopedic problem presented at Countryside Animal Clinic and usually result from excess stress on the knee joint. We typically treat this problem with an extracapsular technique (permanent sutures outside the knee joint which stabilize the knee). Referral to a specialist is also an option for difficult cases.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE
- Behavioral Counseling
- Grief Counseling
- Health Screening Tests
- Nutritional Counseling
- Chemotherapy and Cancer Treatment
- Pot Bellied Pig Neuter or Spay
- Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring
- Pain Management and Control
At Countryside Animal Clinic, we have the facilities to provide your pet with a comfortable stay while you are away. We will feed any specialized or prescriptive diets that may be required as well as medicate any animals as needed. You will have the added benefit of knowing that if your animal experiences any illness while you're away, it will be promptly and competently addressed by one of our clinicians. For a tour of our boarding facilities, please feel free to drop by anytime.
MICROCHIP PET IDENTIFICATION
Microchipping has become a very popular and safe way to permanently identify your pet and you as the owner in the unfortunate case that your pet is lost. Microchipping involves placement of a small electronic chip the size and shape of a piece of rice just under the skin in the neck area. A needle is used to inject the chip. The injection is comparable to a regular vaccine injection. If your pet becomes lost and is transported to a humane society, the humane society will be able to scan your pet for the chip and contact you. The scanner is similar to a scanner found in the grocery store. We advise you to use this system of identification as well as a collar identification system on your pet.
Countryside Animal Clinic also provides 24-hour/7-day a week emergency services for our current clients. To be considered a current client, we must have seen your pet within the past 12 months. If you should need our emergency service, please call (352) 746-7171. Your call will be received by our answering service and the veterinarian on-call will be contacted and he/she will then call you back as soon as possible.
IN-HOUSE AND ON-LINE PHARMACY
Our in-house pharmacy is well stocked and contains supplies that allow us to effectively treat most medical issues your pet may have.
We are very excited to open our new On-Line Pharmacy! In this time of computers and internet shopping, we hope this adds a bit of convenience and a sense of safety for you and your pet. We have partnered with our main distributor to offer this service; providing a large variety of products; including prescription, over-the-counter, pet food & more at competitive prices. The great thing about this resource is that you can be assured that the products come from a reputable supplier, NOT from unknown sources.