Welcome to Thunderbird Veterinary Hospital's Home
We are a small veterinary hospital that provides medical care to small animals and large animals located just off highway 9 near Lake Thunderbird. We have two veterinarians and staff to help with all your animal care needs. Currently we are not taking on new cattle or horse clients but we do see a variety of other livestock and pocket pets. Call and make your appointment today. 1-405-360-8990.
Pet Wellness Plans
Thunderbird Veterinary Hospital is excited to announce we are now offering pet wellness plans for dogs and cats. Please talk to one of our staff during your next visit for information on benefits of wellness plans, and how to get your pet signed up today.
We Will Be Closed
Saturday December 14, 2019
Tuesday December 24, 2019 at 12:00
Wednesday December 25, 2019
Tuesday December 31, 2019 at 12:00
Wednesday January 1, 2020
Saturday January 4, 2020
Sorry for any inconvenience.
December is a busy month. If you are interested in boarding your pets with us for the holidays please call as soon as possible. We have a limited number of kennels available and those spaces fill up quickly. All animals being boarded are required to be up to date on their rabies vaccinations.
Helpful Tip: If you are boarding your dogs at any kennel it is always a good idea to get them their Bordetella Vaccine to prevent kennel cough.
Cold Weather Safety
Even our furry friends can be troubled by the cold. Remember to keep your animal companions safe with these winter tips.
Make sure they have access to fresh unfrozen water at all times.
During winter months pets may require an increase in their food allowance to help give them energy to keep warm. If you're not sure that your companion's nutritional needs are being met please make an appointment to discuss this with your veterinarian.
Make sure outside animals have shelter from the elements and insulation to help keep them warm. Our four legged companions may have fur but they can still get frost bite.
Pets with short fur that are normally kept indoors may require a sweater when going outside.
Road salt used to clear the ice in winter is harmful to your pet's paws. If you will be walking your dog on salted roads you may need to get them booties to keep their feet safe.
Remember to check around your vehicles especially around the tires for cats that may be trying to use them for shelter and warmth.
Notice About 3 Year Rabies Shots
It is important that pets starting their vaccinations or that have received their 1 year rabies shot get their next vaccination on time, within 1 year of receiving their last rabies shot. Timing is very important to switch your pet to the three year rabies shot, if you miss the deadline your pet may have to start over with the one year rabies vaccination and have to wait an entire year before switching to the 3 year rabies shot.
Please try to schedule in advance so you will be able to get an appointment when your pet's vaccinations are due.
Offering Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy advantages include faster healing, reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and restoring mobility.
Many pets can benefit from laser therapy. Including pets that suffer from arthritis pain, postoperative pain, inflammation, and it improves blood circulation.
Bobcat Fever Alert!
We are seeing a lot of bobcat fever this year. Bobcat fever is caused by a tick bite on your cat by a tick carrying Cytauxzoonosis. Cats exhibit symptoms around 10 days after an infected bite. Symptoms include lack of appetite, lethargy, anemia, and difficulty breathing. Even with treatment survival rates are only 60% or less. Without treatment death is the likely outcome. Preventative methods work best. Make sure that you keep your cat on tick and flea preventative and remove any ticks found on your cat. Even indoor cats may be affected. For more information please read this article off of the pet health website.
IF you suspect your cat of having Bobcat Fever please make an appointment immediately.
Be On The Look Out!
A new tick has been spotted in the United States. It is called the Longhorned Tick or the Bush Tick. If you think you have seen this tick please take it to your closest OSU extension office. They will need the following information along with the tick street address or GPS coordinates where it was found, type of animal or if it was collected from a person, and the date of collection.
This tick is a possible carrier for anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, spotted fever rickettsia, and Lyme disease. The most likely pathogen that the tick can transmit is the protozoan pathogen that causes Theileriosis in cattle. For more information visit OSU's Pest Alert.
An Ounce of Prevention...
Parasites can be a problem year round. Please remember to keep your pets current on their flea and tick medications. Fleas and ticks can cause a whole host of problems for you and your pets not just scratching and irritation. They can cause disease, anemia, and in severe cases death. Don't forget to pick up your flea and tick preventative today. If you're not sure which preventative is best for your pets please talk to your veterinarian or one of our friendly staff.
Remember dogs must remain on heartworm prevention year round. If they miss their monthly dosing, a heartworm test may be required before we can refill their next prescription.
We are now carrying Bravecto, a topical flea and tick treatment for cats, that lasts up to 12 weeks with one application. Some species of ticks including those that spread Bobcat Fever may only be covered for up to 8 weeks. Please contact us about getting Bravecto for your cat(s) today.
If you would prefer a non-topical flea and tick preventative we also carry Seresto collars which provide up to 8 months of flea and tick prevention for both dogs and cats!!
Some types of treatments are prescription only and require that clients have an established doctor patient relationship in which one of our veterinarians has seen your pet within a year before they may be dispensed.
Have a question?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page to see if we have the answer.
From when to get your puppy or kitten shots to how to remove the skunky scent after your pet is sprayed.