Bringing a new puppy or kitten into your home is always something to celebrate. They add energy and fun and are a source of constant affection as they bond with you and your family.
Your first visits with your new puppy or kitten at Indian Hills Animal Clinic in Tuscaloosa are perhaps the most important. These initial visits are where you, one of our doctors and your pet first meet and begin to form the relationship that lasts throughout the life of your pet.
We offer senior and geriatric care for pets six years of age and older. Some of our regular screening tests for senior pets include blood work, urinalysis, blood pressure measurement, chest x-rays, glaucoma testing and ECG.
We offer medical care for exotic or pocket pets such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and rats. Dr. Smith is also experienced in avian pet care and performs routine exams, checks for internal medicine diseases and performs minor surgical procedures. The healthcare needs of these animals are quite unique and require a veterinary team with the experience and expertise to provide them with the best and most appropriate care possible.
Dr. Smith is knowledgeable in diagnosing and treating complex internal medicine cases such as kidney, heart, respiratory, immune-mediated diseases and endocrine diseases. We diagnose and treat ear and eye diseases, urinary tract disease, cardiac disease, and all internal organ diseases including those involving the liver, kidney, pancreas and intestines. We also utilize both in-house and outsourced blood laboratory, cytology and pathology services for diagnostics. For critical respiratory cases, we provide pets with an oxygen delivery system, cage or tent to provide breathing and oxygen support.
We use Pet Link microchips, which can be successfully scanned almost anywhere in the world. Implantation of the microchip is painless and takes only seconds. After your pet has been microchipped, we perform a scan at each annual wellness visit to ensure that the microchip is still present and readable.
We treat pets with many types of cancer which can involve surgical removal of tumors, palliative amputations, and chemotherapy. Should your pet require follow-up radiation, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine or Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.