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Stay Happy
Stay Healthy!

At Mills River Animal Clinic, we believe that all pets deserve the best care.

The Best, Most Comprehensive Pet Care In The Upstate.

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Wellness Visits 

An Unbelievably High Standard of Care For One Low Price Includes...

  • Wellness Examination

  • Young Wellness Bloodwork

  • Heartworm Test

  • Fecal Testing

  • Rabies Vaccination

  • Distemper-Parvo Vaccination

  • Six Months of Flea/Tick/Heartworm Prevention

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Wellness Screening

Since Our Pets Can't Talk...

Systemic Screening With Comprehensive Bloodwork, Urine, & Fecal Screening.

At Mills River Animal Clinic, our doctors and licensed nurses will review everything we find with you during and after your pet's wellness visit.

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Client Education

Keeping You In The Know!

Our team is highly trained in helping your pet live their best life by educating you on the best food, exercise regimen, grooming care, and dental care.

If you have questions, we are here to answer them.

Our Wellness Services

Wellness DropOff

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Early Drop Off

Need to be at work early?  No problem!  Our team can intake your pet for drop off appointments as early as 8:00 AM.

Our team will get all the information from you at your arrival and have you on the road as fast as possible. 

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Early Appointments

Our doctors start seeing patients as early as 8:00 AM Monday through Friday. 

 

If you need an early appointment to accommodate your schedule, just ask our client services team when you call to schedule.

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In House Urinalysis

Our office is able to run urinalysis, the same day for wellness visits.  This allows our results to be even more accurate.  

Urinalysis allows us to determine if you pet has kidney disease, infection, and helps diagnose some endocrine disorders.

SCHEDULE YOUR WELLNESS VISIT.

Not A Client Of Mills River Animal Clinic?  No Big Deal!  We love meeting new people and pets!

Behavioral Counseling

Do you need advice regarding the redirection of unwanted behaviors such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling, or aggression? We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners face. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners. It is our goal to work with you towards a solution.

 

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine veterinarians are qualified to perform advanced diagnostic services and create treatment plans for illnesses related to the internal body systems of animals. Our team will help diagnose and treat conditions of the GI system, kidneys, liver, heart, nervous system, endocrine glands, bladder, and respiratory systems. We also treat cancers, blood disorders, immune deficiencies, and infectious diseases. 

 

Orthopedics

When it comes to orthopedic care, prevention, detection, and treatment of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments are an important and vital part of keeping your pet up, running, and healthy. In addition to a thorough physical exam, we use laboratory tests and radiological findings to determine the cause of your pet’s pain and/or the extent of their injury or illness.

 

Ophthalmology

If you are concerned about your pet’s eyes or vision, we can refer you to a specialist. Ophthalmologists diagnose and treats a variety of ophthalmological issues, including but not limited to, dry eyes, cataracts, corneal infection or trauma, and glaucoma. It is important to report any changes in your pet’s eyes or vision during your routine veterinary visits. 

 

Cardiology

Whether a pet has a congenital heart condition or a cardiology issue that has developed over time, diagnosing a heart condition early can allow your pet to lead a long, healthy life and avoid heart failure. Call us if your pet starts breathing rapidly or coughing, loses his or her appetite, tires easily, seems weak, or has trouble exercising.

 

Oncology

A cancer diagnosis for your pet can be scary, but there are more treatment options available now than in the past. Oncologists have years of advanced study and experience in treating pet cancers and almost every pet can be helped to some degree. For some pets, that may mean a cure; for others, palliative treatments can provide an improved quality of life. If we determine your pet needs an oncologist, we will refer you to a specialist. 

 

Endocrinology

The endocrine glands include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, adrenals, ovaries, and testes. Each of these glands secretes a type of hormone into the bloodstream that regulates various body systems. These serious, potentially life-threatening conditions are much more manageable when caught early, allowing us to begin proper treatment.

Physical Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation is often prescribed for arthritis, mobility limitations, degenerative neurological conditions and/or orthopedic surgical recovery. Depending on the condition, exercises are performed to increase range of motion, improve balance, and overall muscle strength. Pain reduction is an important part of rehab and is managed through a variety of modalities.

 

Pain Management

Our doctors work with you to determine the cause of pain and teach you how to recognize pain in your pet. Acute or chronic pain affects your pet’s ability to physically function and can also have a detrimental effect on their well-being and state-of-mind. Pain management is one of our primary considerations when treating a pet for any medical condition.

 

Blood & Plasma Transfusions

Blood transfusion (including transfusion of blood products, like plasma) is a critically important service that can mean the difference between life and death for your pet. All blood is carefully screened for safety, handled carefully to ensure delivery of healthy cells, and administered by experienced professionals. Our staff has been extensively trained and will handle your pet with care and compassion.

Wellness Exams

Pets cannot tell us how they feel. Our wellness exams take a preventative approach in helping your pet stay healthy and enjoy a quality life. We recommend regular exams for your pet, which include nose-to-tail evaluations and age-appropriate wellness assessments.

 

Vaccines

Why should you vaccinate your pet? Vaccinations are very important for young pets when their immune systems are still developing. Vaccines protect against many viral and bacterial infections in pets. Our vets provide vaccination education and discuss our vaccine schedule, which helps to keep your pet healthy.

 

Puppy & Kitten Care

Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations! Once settled, it’s a good idea to schedule an initial exam for your new family member to learn the basics and to make sure your new pet gets off to a healthy start! We can discuss spaying or neutering, microchipping, and how to make sure your new friend gets all the vitamins and minerals they need.

 

Dental Care

Is your pet experiencing bad breath or excessive drooling? Just like humans, pets need regular dental care and cleanings. Good dental care plays a crucial role in the quality of your pet's life. Dental disease is the most common medical problem seen in pets and can lead to pain, tooth loss, and generalized disease. We offer routine dental care including exams, x-rays, teeth cleaning, and more. 

 

Nutritional Counseling

Our doctors and staff are here to help you make informed nutrition choices for your pet. From picking a brand, to what ingredients your pet needs, to how much to feed — we are here to help. We offer assistance with special dietary needs, weight loss or gain, age-related nutrition, and nutrition for managing various medical conditions. Our nutritional counseling services can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health.

 

Allergies & Dermatology

Itching, scratching, and hot spots are all signs of allergies and skin conditions in pets. Just like humans, pets can be sensitive to irritants that cause them distress. Our team will diagnose and offer treatment for pets with skin-related problems including parasites, allergies, rashes, infections, hair loss, and more. When left untreated, some of these conditions can become serious health concerns. 

 

Parasite Prevention & Control

Flea, tick, heartworm, and other parasite prevention is a year-round job and necessary for keeping your pet safe and healthy. Many parasites cause serious illness or even death if left untreated. Some pet owners are not even aware when their pet is infected, which is why prevention is so important.

 

Microchipping

Should I microchip my pet? Every year thousands of pets go missing. Even the most responsible pet owners experience broken leashes, escape artists, and thefts. Microchipping is a safe, effective, and permanent way to identify your pet in the event they get lost or stolen.

 

Senior Pet Care

As pets enter their senior years and final stages of life, they require specialized care and age-specific testing to stay healthy and extend longevity. As your pet ages, our vets can help you identify early warning signs and take the necessary precautions to keep your senior pet healthy and happy. 

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