At the Avalon Animal Hospital we believe that preventative health visits benefit all ages, from puppy or kitten all the way to the beloved senior pet. This is why we offer a number of different pet health care services in St. John’s. For those difficult times when your pets are not feeling the best, our fully equipped laboratory, digital radiology suite, surgical services and skilled and compassionate staff are here to help. Whether your pet needs surgery, has long-term care or is simply not at his or her best, we can help get your pet back on the road to health.
At the Avalon Animal Hospital, we offer medical care for a variety of conditions including, but not limited to: skin disease, eye disease, heart disease, gastrointestinal disease, respiratory disease, neurological disease, diseases of the urinary tract and diseases of the endocrine system like diabetes, hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Our skilled veterinarians and veterinary assistants will use all of our diagnostic tools in pursuit of an accurate and timely diagnosis of your pet's condition.
At the Avalon Animal Hospital, we take surgery and anesthesia very seriously. Your pet is examined and has his or her pre-surgical blood results evaluated before the appropriate anesthetic protocol is determined. While the veterinarian performs the surgery, a veterinary assistant monitors your pet's vital signs. The assistant is also responsible for administering any medications during the surgical procedure. During surgery there is one patient per veterinary assistant.
Common procedures, including spays, neuters and dental procedures are performed daily at our hospital. We also have experience with lump removals, a wide variety of abdominal surgeries, eye surgeries and some orthopedic surgeries. Every patient is treated as an individual by our skilled staff. We are very proud of the thorough care that we provide our surgical patients.
Once the surgical procedure is finished, your pet is then put under the watchful care of the post-operative recovery assistant whose sole priority is monitoring the health status of all of our surgical patients. She administers pain medications and whatever other medications that have been ordered by the veterinarians. She will skillfully see your pet safely through the recovery process. On occasion, a pet needs to be kept in the hospital for a short time to get back on the road to good health. Our highly trained staff will ensure your pet will receive excellent quality and compassionate care.
We operate a fully-stocked pharmacy. Please note that prescription refills must be pre-approved by the attending veterinarian and require 48 hours advance notice. All prescription repeats expire after one year and will require an annual exam to be refilled.
At the Avalon Animal Hospital, we believe the best way to keep your pet healthy is to prevent them from becoming sick in the first place. Our team is happy to provide vaccinations for your pets. There are many illnesses that are easily preventable as long as the proper vaccines are administered following the correct procedure. While many vaccines only require a single administration, there are others that require annual or more frequent dosage. You can trust our veterinarians to have a strong knowledge of all types of vaccines, and provide you with the information and guidance you need.
We provide vaccinations against a number of common illness and diseases, including:
Wellness consultations including wellness blood work
Senior pet care
Parasite prevention intestinal worms, French heart worm, lung worm, tape worm, fleas
Feline leukemia/feline immunodeficiency screening
We offer medicine consultations, including diagnosis and management of:
Dermatology skin problems and skin disease
Endocrinology diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Addison's disease, Cushing's disease, diabetes insipidus
Kidney disease diagnosis and management
Urinary tract disease
Blood work with fully equipped in house laboratory
Our veterinary team treats a number of different conditions, including:
Bloat & Gastric Torsion (GDV)
Canine Parvovirus (CPV)
Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
Vertigo or Old Dog Vestibular Syndrome