OCALA VETERINARY HOSPITAL: COVID-19 RESPONSE

The Ocala Veterinary Hospital will remain open and is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We are committed to patient and client safety, as well as to the safety and well-being of our entire veterinary family – our staff, clients, patients, and community at large.

We are moving!

We are moving April 1st, our new address will be: 316 SE 12th Street, Suite 200, Ocala, FL 34471

Fight the ITCH with CYTOPOINT

Ask us about a new therapy that helps provide relief of the clinical signs of atopic dermatitis.

Companion Therapy Laser

Ocala Veterinary Hospital is pleased to announce the use of Companion Laser Therapy for our patients.

Professional Dog Training of Ocala

Professional Dog Training of Ocala believes in training with positive re-enforcement and an atmosphere where owners and dogs are not only learning, but having a good time. Professional Dog Training of Ocala accepts all breeds and welcomes everyone to their Facility. They train for those that want to have fun as well as train for those that want to go on to show their dogs in AKC Trials. Whatever you are looking for we hope you will find it at the Professional Dog Training school in Ocala.

Heartwork Disease in Pets – Educational Video

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals, including wolves, foxes, ferrets, sea lions and (in rare instances) humans. Heartworms are classified as nematodes (roundworms) and are filarids, one of many species of roundworms. Dogs and cats of any age or breed are susceptible to infection.

 

 

VET-STEM REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

ocala-veterinary-hospital-vet-stemStem cells are multipotent and can differentiate into tendon, ligament, bone, cartilage, cardiac, nerve, muscle, blood vessels, fat, and liver tissue. The stromal fraction that is harvested from adipose (fat) tissue is a heterogeneous mixture of regenerative cells.

Vet-Stem regenerative medicine uses a concentrated from of autologous adipose-derived adult stem cells to treat traumatic and degenerative diseases, including osteoarthritis, tendons, ligaments, and osteochondral defects in horses, dogs and cats.

Ocala Veterinary Hospital has been performing regenerative cell therapy for years for various types of orthopedic issues and arthritis in small animals. Dr Osborne has received credentialing from Vet-Stem.

Stem cell therapy is one of the most advanced treatments veterinarians have in their arsenal to treat osteoarthritis, along with physical therapy, joint supplementation, and anti-inflammatories. The research has shown that greater then 80% of arthritic dogs have shown an improved quality of life.

When Vet-Stem began investigating the use of an animal’s own regenerative cells for healing tendon injuries and for easing the pain of osteoarthritis, this form of therapy was not a commonly accepted treatment modality. However, through Vet-Stem’s in-person and online Credentialing Course over 3,000 veterinarians in the U.S. and Canada have been educated regarding the benefits of helping the body to heal itself with stem cells.

 

Dog Training at the K9 Collective Academy

The K9 Collective Academy trains dogs and people for many different reasons. They train difficult dogs to obey reliably off-leash, find solutions for the most extreme behavioral problems, and train dogs for all types of law enforcement and advanced security needs. Rehabilitation for over-aggressive and fearful dogs is their specialty. If your dog is a drop out from another training program or too extreme for the recommended behaviorist, contact K9 Collective Academy. Seeing is believing so we invite you to visit them any time to watch their furry students happily obeying to softly whispered commands around heavy distractions. They are there to prove that with proper knowledge, respect, and patience… no dog is un-trainable.

Saving the Whole Family: Disaster Prep and your Pets

All disasters whether tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires, blizzards, or terrorism, No matter where one may live, No matter whether natural or man made disaster, The potential for displacement requires a disaster plan that must include our pets.

Did you know Comfortis now labeled for Cats ?

Comfortis (spinosad) the first approved, chewable, beef-flavored tablet that kills fleas and prevents flea infestations on dog  is now labeled for use in cats 2 pounds or greater and kittens 14 weeks and older.  Comfortis starts to kill fleas in 30 minutes before they can lay eggs. Comfortis is convenient , easy to give, with no messy applications. No bathe time worries.

Your veterinarian is the best source of advise about your pet’s healthcare and individual preventative program.