servicesOur multiple-doctor practice provides care for small animal pets, as well as horses and farm animals. We offer high quality medicine, with emphasis on preventative care as well as treatment for illness and injury. Our convenient office hours are coupled with a veterinarian on call 24 hours a day for emergencies.

Veterinary Associates Animal Hospital is a fully equipped surgical and medical facility. Our hospital is equipped with cutting edge technology to assist in your animal’s diagnosis and treatment. We utilize state of the art monitoring equipment to ensure your pet has the safest anesthetic experience possible, diagnostic digital radiographs and ultrasound, and in-house laboratory capabilities. We also offer complete dental care, including dental x-rays.

To ensure Veterinary Associates Animal Hospital can continue to provide you and your pet with the high quality services we offer, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered. For your convenience we accept payment via cash, check, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Visa, and Care Credit.

Here are some of the special services we offer:

Both Dr. Brett Ellis and Dr. Jon Ellis are certified with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Dr. Brett treats many patients with chronic pain and mobility issues. Dr. Jon uses his skills to keep his Standardbred race horse patients performing at their best. Please call the office for a consultation if you are interested in exploring acupuncture for an animal friend.

Digital Radiography:
If your animal companion requires x-rays, we offer digital radiography. This technology provides higher quality diagnostic images to evaluate your pet’s condition. We also use mobile units to radiograph large animals on the farm.

In-house Laboratory:
We utilize state of the art equipment to provide quick, accurate diagnostic results. Our in-house capabilities include complete blood count, blood chemistry profiles, thyroid (T4) testing, heartworm & tick panel tests,urinalysis, and feline viral testing. We use Idexx labs for referral laboratory testing and pathology.

Wellness Care:
We offer complete wellness care for all life stages. This includes appropriate vaccinations based on AAHA recommendations and lifestyle risk factors, screening tests for common diseases and parasites, and preventative medications. We provide each patient with a complete physical exam, which allows early detection of many health problems.We will also make nutritional recommendations based on your pet’s individual needs.

Emergency Service:
One of our Doctors is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you have an urgent problem with one of your animals, call 937-372-9978. You will be connected to an answering service after office hours. The answering service will then take down your information and the doctor on call will promptly return your call and provide the care your animal needs.

Puppy Classes:
Is there a new canine member in your household? Call us about puppy kindergarten. Canine Kindergarten Capers is a seven week course taught by Elissa Wilson, RVT, CPDT-KA. Based on work by Dr. Ian Dunbar, the classes provide socialization skills for the young puppy and help him or her develop into a well-mannered canine companion. And the whole family is invited to attend! Call us for more information.

Chiropractic Therapy
Dr. Brett Ellis and Dr. Deanna Clark are certified in chiropractic care. Chiropractic care can be utilized in prevention and treatment of injury and lameness. Having such an intimate knowledge of the spine can help us address our patients care when utilizing actual spinal adjustments or in diagnosing painful neurologic conditions.

Rehabilitation Therapy
Dr. Deanna Clark is certified in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy (which also includes cats!) Rehabilitation therapy is similar to Physical Therapy in humans. She can help develop an exercise program tailored specifically to the patient to help strengthen weak areas and heal pesky injuries. She can help with post-operative orthopedic conditions that don’t require an underwater treadmill for recovery. She has a special interest in canine sports conditioning. Please call if you have questions to see if Rehabilitation Therapy can help your companion.