We offer unbeatable service and care.
The Village Veterinarian team is proud to offer their services to the canines and felines of Chatham and the surrounding areas! We provide a variety of services in a clean, inviting atmosphere coupled with unparalleled customer care! You can read more about the services we provide below.
We want to be your partner in your pet’s care. Like any relationship, communication is important, and we hope you find value in your pet’s annual exams and check-ups. Bringing your pet to The Village Veterinarian for physical examinations is crucial to his or her health. We offer thorough physical examinations so that we can detect any potential problems before they become major problems. Many pet health problems can be avoided by having regular physical exams. While physical exams are critical to animal health, you can do your part by being a vigilant pet owner. If you notice any irregularities with your pet, take detailed notes and bring him or her to The Village Veterinarian for an examination.
What exactly does a physical exam include? Some things you can’t see, feel, touch, or hear without special tests and equipment, but many times you can gain a lot of information about your pet through simple observation. In a physical exam, your veterinarian looks for anything abnormal. What is considered normal is a combination of what is normal for the breed and what is normal for your specific unique pet. Every pet is a little bit different, just like every human is different. Once the veterinarian does the basic physical exam, any areas of concern will be given more attention.
Regular vaccinations are one of the cornerstones of good preventive health care for dogs and cats. When administered by your veterinarian, vaccines provide cost-effective protection against infectious diseases for both pets and people. Vaccines help prevent many contagious illnesses, including ones that can be fatal, that pets may encounter if they are outdoors at all, socialize with other animals in public places, or travel with you.
Our team can help offer you some of the best advice regarding your pet’s vaccination plan, which can help lead to many happy years of health and wellness. Our doctors at The Village Veterinarian can help to tailor a vaccination protocol for your pet based on his or her individual risk factors. Our pets are faced with many deadly infectious diseases, and vaccines can help protect them. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common.
Here at The Village Veterinarian, we are excited to offer digital X-rays. An X-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive diagnostic test that aids in diagnosing and treating medical conditions. Imaging with X-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. The advantage of digital X-rays is that we are able to view the images instantly, allowing us to catch any potential emergency issues quickly or send the images to board-certified radiologists for consultation if necessary.
With digital radiology, we can check for potential problems such as fractures, abnormal growths, foreign bodies, or pneumonia. Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet. Our radiology service is staffed by caring, skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.
Our in-house laboratory is an important diagnostic tool.
We are able to run rapid hematology tests, including simple blood counts and serum chemistry analysis, which provide us with important information about your pet. This equipment returns results in minutes, allowing us to quickly evaluate and diagnose potential issues such as decreased organ function, anemia, electrolyte imbalances, or infection.
We can send out lab work to our reference laboratory for more involved or specialized tests, where we get results back overnight in most cases.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. This is an excellent reminder of how important your pet’s dental condition is for their overall health. Strong oral hygiene will also help to prevent infections that can spread through the bloodstream to affect major organs such as your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart.
How do you know if your pet is in need of dental care? Bad breath, plaque build-up, excessive drooling, sore or bleeding gums when eating or chewing, and decreased appetite are signs that your pet’s teeth may require veterinary attention. At The Village Veterinarian, we are here to help. If you notice any of these signs, please call us to schedule an appointment.
Soft Tissue Surgery
We provide surgical options in a clean and safe environment. Most importantly, our veterinary team can closely track each animal’s vitals and condition during surgery.
Soft tissue surgery is a large subject, as it comprises any surgery that is not orthopedic. Procedures can range from simple cyst removals to complex and involved operations. Our most common soft tissue surgeries include spays, neuters, and mass removals.
We know that surgery can be a very scary topic for many pet owners. Please rest assured that our talented team at The Village Veterinarian is here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s procedure, please reach out to us.
Orthopedic surgeries are those involved directly with the skeletal system of your pet. This includes fractures, ligament repairs, or joint surgery. At The Village Veterinarian, we offer a select number of orthopedic procedures. We will discuss the best plan for your pet should they need an orthopedic procedure.