We offer exams, vaccinations, fecal and heartworm tests, bloodwork, x-rays, surgeries, dental prophies, chemotherapy, and diagnostics.
We offer safe dental scaling and polishing done by our doctors, not technicians like most practices. We use state of the art ultrasonic equipment. Pets are monitored throughout the procedure and recovery. Most animals are lightly anesthetized and ready to go home by early afternoon. Our doctors also have the ability to extract diseased teeth as necessary and fill cavities.
Nail Trims and Grooming
We also trim nails and perform light grooming such as SANITARY TRIMS and minor mat removals. We will be happy to recommend quality groomers in the area.
We provide BATHING facilities for dogs. We use a variety of medicated and special shampoos depending on your pet's skin condition. We also carry a full line of MEDICATED SHAMPOOS and FLEA PRODUCTS for you to use at home. We will be happy to recommend a product that is right for your pet. Since most pets take time to dry, please allow several hours for us to bathe your pet.
Note: For bathing, grooming or boarding we require that all animals be up to date on vaccines, including rabies and kennel cough. We will be glad to provide boosters if needed while your pet is here.
In addition to the routine procedures such as fecal exams and heartworm tests, we have our own IDEXX CHEMISTRY ANALYZER for performing pre-anesthetic, geriatric and emergency bloodwork. We can perform full urinalysis, cytology, clotting time and red blood cell counts. In addition, our off site laboratory picks up specimens twice a day with rapid result reporting. The doctors at Killian Hill Animal Hospital also have a relationship with the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Laboratory for special requests.
We have modern RADIOLOGY equipment to take rapid and diagnostic X-RAYS. Our technicians are proficient in obtaining the radiographs of our patients while the doctors provide interpretation of the image obtained. Digital radiographs allow instant viewing of images as well as capabilities of sharing results via computer or disc.
We offer only the safest and highest quality surgeries and anesthetics. Our surgery suite allows for a temperature controlled, sterile environment. Our doctors perform many procedures from routine spays and neuters to critical emergency surgeries. Common procedures for us include bladder stone retrieval, anal gland removal, mass or tumor removals, intestinal foreign object removal and ocular surgeries. We use a variety of safe anesthetics, individually selected based on the patient's age, overall health and the procedure to be performed. Our anesthetic monitoring includes esophageal stethoscope, blood pressure evaluation, temperature recording, EKG and pulse oximetry.
We offer combination and single agent CHEMOTHERAPY protocols to suit many of our patients' needs, including mast cell tumor and lymphoma treatments. In addition to the convenience of an up-to-date facility close to home, we offer counseling and emotional support during this stressful time. We take time to educate our owners about the use of chemotherapy, its side effects and what to expect. We also discuss with our clients if it is even the right choice for them or their pet, and if so, which protocol would be most beneficial. Pets undergoing chemotherapy are carefully monitored and owners are in direct communication with Dr. Hopper frequently.
Our doctors are excellent DIAGNOSTICIANS, tackling the most complicated of internal medicine cases and perplexing geriatric illnesses. Of course we are also proficient with routine preventive care. We can handle all of your pet's needs from nose to tail. We use only the highest quality vaccines and tailor them to meet all of our patients' unique needs. With our wonderful staff, diagnostic equipment and the multitudes of therapies available to us, we can best manage your pet's healthcare.