Keeping your pet healthy is important to us.
Each and every animal at our hospital receives personalized care from the entire staff. Everyone involved with your pet pursues continuing education to keep current on the latest medical advances and techniques. Our doctors use the online Veterinary Information Network to link themselves to specialists across the country. Highly trained support staff will monitor your pet closely under the direction of a DVM when they stay with us. We are strong advocates of preventative medicine and pain management.
Friendship Veterinary Center carries quality vaccine products that are backed by the manufacturer. We know that the best medicine for your pet is to prevent disease whenever possible. We carry a full panel of vaccines for your pet and will work with you to develop a vaccine plan customized to your pet’s health needs and the disease profile for our local area (and areas of travel when applicable).
Friendship Veterinary Center offers a multitude of surgical procedures, all performed with the highest standards of care. From short and simple surgical procedures like a laceration repair to more comprehensive abdominal exploratory and orthopedic procedures, we’ve got you covered. If your pet’s need is outside of our area of expertise, we are happy to provide a referral to appropriate specialists in our area or the closest available location.
To ensure a proper diagnosis, we often need to examine your pet. We begin a medical assessment by looking at your pet’s eyes, ears, and skin and checking his or her cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and skeletal systems for any abnormalities. We will perform blood and/or urine tests as necessary to check your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system, including the thyroid and adrenal glands. Based on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests, such as radiography (x-rays), endoscopy (internal scoping), ultrasound, or biopsy.
Our team has extensive experience in both dog and cat grooming. Because we devote the time to give each pet individualized attention during their grooming appointment, our schedule often fills up quickly. Please give us a call early to arrange a visit. Our groomer can be reached at 1.406.628.9885.
Medicated baths can help ease many skin conditions in your pet. If he or she suffers from seborrhea (a non-contagious condition that can cause the skin to become dry and flaky or oily and scaly), a medicated bath can help alleviate the itching. Pets with allergies, flea infestations, and other skin issues may also find relief with a medicated bath. We can recommend a bath after we’ve examined your pet and diagnosed the problem. Illnesses unrelated to the skin, such as thyroid disease, can also cause skin problems in pets, so we want to be sure we’re treating the root of the problem, not just a symptom. Call us so we can help your pet feel better.
Not only is Friendship Veterinary Center here to provide preventative medicine to keep your pet in peak health, we are here to support them when they are not. Whether your pet needs medications for arthritis, just isn’t feeling themselves, or has a major medical problem, we are equipped to help them feel more comfortable and lead a healthier, happier life.
If your adult dog or cat is healthy, you may have chosen a pet food based simply on whether or not your pet will eat it. Cost may also play a factor in your decision. However, not all pet foods are equal. And feeding the right amount is not as simple as following the directions on the package (they’re just guidelines). Choosing an appropriate diet can set your pet on a path of lifelong good nutrition and help prevent many problems, including allergies, nutritional deficiencies, skin and coat disorders, and obesity. Nutritional requirements for dogs and cats vary depending on a variety of factors, including age, breed, and health. For instance, senior pets have significantly different requirements than puppies or kittens, and animals with diabetes, kidney disease, and other health conditions can benefit from special diets.
Our veterinarians can help you make informed decisions about your pet’s diet. We can counsel you on which foods are the best choices based on your pet’s needs and your financial considerations, how much to feed, and even how to decode pet food labels. We can create a nutrition plan specifically for your pet, and we’re also happy to work with owners to help their overweight pets get down to a healthy weight. Call us to set up a personalized nutrition consultation for you and your pet.
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Friendship Veterinary Center is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Laurel, MT. Our professional and courteous staff seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for the animals in your family.
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