Client Services at Kimbrough Animal HospitalHouse Calls

An important piece of supporting your bond with your pet, as well as providing the best service to you, is through reviving the lost art of the veterinary house-call.

While Kimbrough Animal Hospital has a state-of-the-art facility that is safe and welcoming, we still believe that a number of our services can - and in some cases should - be provided in our clients' homes.

Our house-call service means you and your pet can remain at home, where you are most relaxed and comfortable, and receive a personal visit from Dr. Kimbrough and a technician. Services we are able to provide include wellness examinations, vaccinations, routine medical care, blood draws for lab testing, and other general services that do not require diagnostic or other medical technology.

Certainly the most difficult, though important house-call we will make is when a beloved pet is reaching the end of life. Being at home, surrounded by familiar and loving faces with a trained professional helping to ease a sick or aged pet from this world, is an important aspect of veterinary care.

Nutrition Counseling

We offer prescription diets and nutrition counseling during office visits.

Why is this important? Pets are living longer, healthier lives than ever before and a big part of that is due to our expanded knowledge of the importance of proper nutrition to overall health. In fact, nutrition is the biggest health variable controlled by a pet's caregiver.

During your pet's comprehensive physical examination, we evaluate his or her body condition and give recommendations based on what we see.

Prescription Diets

Some pets have more serious nutritional challenges or chronic conditions that can benefit from a special diet. If we identify an issue in your pet, we offer advice and provide information about diets that benefit specific medical conditions such as liver and intestinal disease, bladder and kidney stones, renal failure, food allergies, diabetes and other conditions.

Client Services at Kimbrough Animal HospitalPuppy Parties

Each month, we invite the parents of new puppies to attend our puppy parties! They are an excellent opportunity to provide your new furry friend with a chance to socialize with both other dogs and other people - a crucial step in their development into happy, confident pets. One of Kimbrough Animal Hospital's veterinarians and technicians will be in attendance for each puppy party, setting aside time to field any questions you may have about your companion's health, development, or general care.

To attend, puppies must have had three sets of shots and be under a year of age. Please check our Facebook page for the date of our next party!

Behavioral Counseling

Behavioral problems exist for up to 40% of all household pets. These issues are the primary reason why pets are either sent to shelters or even euthanized. The good news is that behavioral problems can be improved with behavioral therapy. Using humane training methods and techniques, it is possible to save animals' lives and enhance their relationship with you.

We not only offer behavioral counseling, we can also make referrals to those specializing in behavior modification. We offer phone consultations as well.

Euthanasia

Euthanasia and tending to your pets' remains are two of the most difficult issues for many people to consider. Asking the question means confronting fear, guilt, and grief.

Euthanasia methods are designed to cause minimal pain and distress. Talk to us about pet euthanasia long before it becomes an issue. Find out about your options, make some 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 discomfort for you and your pet in the event this option ever has to be considered.

All of us at Kimbrough Animal Hospital will help you prepare for these important issues with the compassion and sensitivity they require.

We offer at-home euthanasia on a case by case basis.