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Senior Pet Care

As pets age, they face an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis among other health problems. Often, symptoms are not readily apparent and the disease may go undetected and untreated. Allowing pets 7 years and older to be examined every 6 months with complete blood work and laboratory testing helps us to detect problems early and prevent progression of disease. Early detection results in faster treatment and better overall health for your pet.

Signs of old age in your pet may actually be symptoms of more serous problems. Your observation of your pet is the most important tool in preventing serious problems.


If your older dog or cat begins to exhibit any of the following symptoms, please let us know:

  • Stiffness or limping
  • Difficulty climbing stairs or jumping
  • Difficulty breathing or changed in breathing patterns
  • Tremors or shaking
  • Excessive scratching or changes to skin or coat
  • Drastic weight changes (either loss or gain)
  • Difficulty seeing or hearing
  • Changes in urination/defecation habits
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Decreased responsiveness
  • Changes in appetite or attitude/socialization

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Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

4:30 pm-5:00 pm

Drop-off & Pickup Only

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dear Valley Animal Hospital,

    I am so thankful for Dr. Halverson and the staff at Valley Animal Hospital. My two babies (Dashchunds) were diagnosed and treated for pancreatitis last week. It is because of you that I still have my precious dogs! I will always remember the kindness and understanding I was given during a very difficult time. I have no doubt my babies were given the absolute best care! I want you to know it meant the world to me and I'm sincerely grateful.

    Thank you ALL so much!"
    KB
  • "I just wanted to tell you and everyone thank you so very much for your dedication to building trust and a relationship with our Koda. Further more we have never received a follow-up call from a veterinarian - ever. We feel confident leaving Koda in you care while going on vacation in a few weeks."
    Dr. Kathy Bradshaw