Client Services

Microchip Pet IDMicrochipping for Your Pet's Safety

A lost pet is a frightening situation with often devastating consequences. This is why the team at Animal Hospital of Ivy Square considers HomeAgain microchip pet identification a fundamental way to protect your pet and an important part of responsible pet ownership. The microchip registers your pet with a unique identification number, which is filed in a database with your contact information. The contact information can be updated any time, and it is important to remember to do so whenever your information changes. If your pet is lost, the microchip can be scanned by animal control officers, at shelters and at veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and in many foreign countries.

HomeAgain membership offers additional benefits such as proactive pet recovery and free access to ASPCA Poison Control. HomeAgain also comes with a number of services useful to pet owners, such as their National Pet Recovery Database, Lost Pet Specialists, Rapid Lost Pet Alerts, Lost Pet Medical Insurance, Travel Assistance for Found Pets, and more.

This safe, reliable and permanent pet identification takes less than 10 seconds to implant and can save you and your pet days, weeks or more of fear and anguish.

Your Veterinary Pharmacy

Our commitment to your pet's health is also reflected in our fully stocked in-house pharmacy. We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.

When it comes to prescription medications, accurate dosage and administration is of the utmost importance. As your pet's prescribing veterinarian, you can trust that when you fill prescriptions at our pharmacy, your pet will receive the right medication, at the right dose, in the right form as quickly as possible. To make administration as easy as possible, we can turn almost any medication into a liquid form and add one of many appetizing flavors.

We will also provide you with detailed instructions on the medication's use, discuss any side effects or interactions and even give your pet the first dose if possible. You can feel confident all the medications we dispense were obtained from safe, reliable sources and stored under the right conditions.

Ensuring you have convenient, timely access to competitively priced medications and other pet care products is an important aspect of our veterinary practice. Refills are easy, too. Simply give us a call at (434) 295-8387 (VETS) or request a refill online.

For your convenience, we also offer HOME DELIVERY of most of our diets and products!

House Call Service for PetsPet Transport & Drop-Off Services

In an effort to make providing great healthcare for your pet as simple and stress-free as possible, we also offer pet transportation services to and from our animal hospital as well as drop-off services. Call our veterinary office to learn more.

Referrals

Sometimes providing the best possible care for your pet means seeking the expertise of specialists within specific areas of veterinary medicine. Should it be in the best interest of your pet, we will refer you to one of the many trusted specialists we have worked with both in Virginia and nationwide.

House Calls

To provide you with the most comprehensive veterinary care possible, we offer full-service house calls. To put it simply, there are times when it is best that you and your pet remain at home, where you both are most relaxed and comfortable, and we come to you.

Certainly the most difficult, though most important, house call we make is when a beloved pet has reached his or her last day. Being at home, surrounded by loving and familiar faces, is a comfort to you and your pet and an important aspect of our veterinary services.

End-of-Life Planning

For many pet owners, even thinking about their pet's final days is difficult and emotional. Our pets are a part of our family. It is this strong bond, born from years of loyal companionship, that makes this time particularly hard to bear.

We encourage you to talk with our veterinary team about these issues before they become an urgent matter. Find out about the options we offer you, including at-home euthanasia, and cremation, make key decisions ahead of time and ask us to add this information to your pet's record. Taking the time to plan, as challenging as it may be, will lessen the pain and stress for you and your pet.

In the days, weeks, or months leading up to your pet's final day, you can rely on our veterinarians to provide you with the support and information you need to make informed choices each step of the way.

All of us at Animal Hospital of Ivy Square will do our best to help you prepare for these important issues with the compassion and sensitivity they require.