Our Services

What sets us apart is our genuine love for animals, combined with a commitment to excellence. Every member of our team is driven by a shared passion for fostering the health and happiness of your pets. We understand the profound connection you share with your furry family members, and we consider it an honor to be entrusted with their care.


General Surgery

Our skilled veterinarians perform a range of general surgeries, including spaying and neutering, with precision and care.

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In-Hospital Diagnostics

State-of-the-art in-house bloodwork diagnostics enable us to quickly assess your pet's health and make informed decisions about their care.

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Supportive and Urgent Care

Our facility is equipped to handle both routine and urgent care situations, providing your pet with the attention they need when it matters most.

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Digital Radiography

Advanced digital radiography allows for precise imaging, aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions.

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Dental Prophylaxis

Dental health is paramount. Our basic dental services, including prophylaxis and extractions, contribute to the overall well-being of your pet.

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Bathing and Sanitary Trim

Pamper your pet with our grooming services, including bathing and sanitary trims, to keep them looking and feeling their best.

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Providing Comprehensive Care for Pets

Alta Bluff Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital dedicated to providing compassionate, individualized high-quality care for your family pets.

Health & Wellness Services for Dogs & Cats of All Ages

  • Client Education and Preventive Health Care
  • Wellness Testing
  • General Surgery (including castration and ovariohysterectomy)
  • In-Hospital Bloodwork Diagnostics
  • In-Hospital Supportive and Urgent Care
  • Digital Radiography
  • Basic Dental Prophylaxis and Extractions
  • Puppy/Kitten Initial Care and Boosters Series
  • Yearly Dog/Cat Health Care and Diagnostics
  • Telemedicine Electrocardiogram Evaluation
  • Advanced Bloodwork Diagnostics Through Reference Laboratories
  • Limited Hospital Boarding
  • Bathing and Sanitary Trim
  • Referral Options with Board-Certified Veterinary Specialists

Wellness Testing

Our wellness testing for both canines and felines helps us to identify many diseases and conditions early, when treatment and prevention are most effective. Wellness testing may include radiographs, urinalysis and bloodwork to evaluate liver and kidney function, red blood cell/white blood cell counts, protein and electrolyte levels, blood glucose/cholesterol levels, and thyroid function. Tests are determined by your pet’s health and age. Additional tests may be advised if any abnormalities are detected. We recommend twice yearly wellness testing, since pets age faster than people and changes can occur rapidly.

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Comprehensive yearly exams for canines

Our comprehensive yearly visit for canines, includes a complete physical exam, intestinal parasite check, a heartworm/lyme/ehrlichia check and appropriate vaccinations based on your pet’s age and health. Wellness testing is also offered during this visit. Many canines receive yearly vaccinations for rabies, bordetella, distemper, hepatitis, parvo, parainfluenza, and four way leptopirosis. However, three year vaccinations are available for rabies, distemper, hepatitis and parvo in healthy adult dogs. Canines must be at least 1 ½ years of age and must have completed all their puppy vaccinations to begin using the three-year vaccines. Our staff can discuss your options with you. We will also take this opportunity to address heartworm prevention, flea and tick products, shampoo and diet.

Comprehensive yearly exams for felines

Our comprehensive yearly visit for felines includes a complete physical exam, intestinal parasite check and appropriate vaccinations based on your pet’s age and health. Wellness testing is also offered during the visit. We offer heartworm checks for all indoor and outdoor felines and advise yearly testing for feline leukemia (FELV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) for all cats who go outside. Felines who go outside at any time should be vaccinated for FELV and cats who spend most of their time outside should also be vaccinated for FIV and be microchipped. Many cats receive yearly vaccinations for rabies, feline viral rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia, calcivirus and virulent systemic feline calcivirus. Three-year vaccinations are available for adult, healthy, indoor-only cats. Our staff can discuss your options with you. We will also take this opportunity to address heartworm preventive, flea and tick products, shampoos and diet.


Dental Care

Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health. Dental problems can cause, or be caused by other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year. At Alta Bluff Animal Hospital, our state-of-the-art x-ray machine allows us to provide an extra level of care for your pet’s dental health. It helps us to evaluate the health of the jaw and teeth roots below the gumline, where most dental disease occurs.

Veterinary dentistry includes the cleaning, adjustment, filing, extraction or repair of your pet’s teeth and all other aspects of oral health care. These procedures should be performed by a veterinarian or a board-certified veterinary dentist. Veterinary technicians can perform certain procedures under the supervision of a veterinarian.

A thorough dental cleaning and evaluation are performed under anesthesia. The cleaning includes scaling to remove dental plaque and tartar, and polishing, which is similar to the process used on your own teeth.

You should have your pet’s teeth checked every year, but if you observe any of the following problems, have your pet’s teeth checked sooner.

  • Bad breath
  • Broken or loose teeth
  • Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
  • Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • Abnormal chewing, drooling or dropping food from the mouth
  • Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
  • Pain in or around the mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth
  • The most common dental condition in dogs and cats is periodontal disease.
  • Early detection and treatment are critical, because advanced periodontal disease can cause severe problems and pain for your pet. Other problems found in association with periodontal disease include kidney, liver and heart muscle changes.

Emergency & Urgent Care

A veterinarian and personnel are on duty six days a week to handle emergency and urgent care. An emergency team typically consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet’s life. Emergencies can include numerous situations such as snail bait poisoning, if your pet is hit by car or has ingested chocolate or other dangerous foods. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment, do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. It is always best to call immediately so a team member can advise you on your emergency.

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to get you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait to be seen.

If you have an emergency outside of our clinic house, you should call either Animal ER or Clay-Duval Emergency.

Pet Owners' Feedback

Explore the testimonials that speak volumes about the quality, compassion, and excellence that define our veterinary care. Your satisfaction is our greatest achievement, and these testimonials are a testament to the exceptional service you can expect from our dedicated team.

Sharon Neale McLean
Sharon Neale McLean
Pet Owner

All of you were extremely helpful and considerate of my feelings. As well as the care you provide Holly.

Elizabeth LaVanture
Elizabeth LaVanture
Pet Owners

The staff is by far some of the nicest and friendliest people I have ever met. I am so thankful that we live so close and started coming here a few years ago

Robert Cook
Robert Cook
Pet Owner

Everyone was very through and explained everything. I highly recommend Alta Bluff Veterinary!

Pet Owner

You did a great job delivering these gorgeous Malshipoo for me. Because of professional care all puppies survive and are thriving.

Adrienne Riley
Adrienne Riley
Pet Owner

They have always taken good care of our babies, and I would reccomend them to other pet owners in the area for sure.

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Where we go beyond veterinary care to foster a community dedicated to the well-being of your pets. With a legacy of excellence, our team of passionate veterinarians and caring staff is committed to providing personalized and comprehensive services.


Monday - Friday:  8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday - Sunday : Closed

*After hours emergency please contact:

Animal ER:  904.642.4357
Clay-Duval Emergency: 904.264.8281