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.
Update on COVID-19 Policies
Thunderbird Veterinary Hospital is currently open during our normal hours to care for your pets. We have enhanced cleaning procedures to make sure areas are more thoroughly and regularly cleaned and sanitized at our hospital. Due to current local restrictions we can no longer have patients and clients in our waiting and exam areas. We will come out to your vehicle and get your pet there. We will also bring medications to your vehicle. Please call our phone number (405) 360-8990 when you arrive at the clinic. We may also have to reschedule some elective surgical procedures due to limited medical supplies.
Thunderbird Veterinary Hospital Staff
Thunderbird Veterinary Hospital is excited to announce we are now offering Proheart 12, a 12 month injectable heartworm preventative, and Trupanion Pet Insurance. Please inquire during your next visit.
Upcoming Closed Dates
The doctors and staff at Thunderbird Veterinary Hospital would like to make you aware of some changes to our operating hours. Beginning June 8th Thunderbird Veterinary Hospital will begin closing every third Saturday.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, as always if you have any questions please let us know.
Our clinic will be closed on the following dates:
Saturday - March 28, 2020
Saturday - April 18, 2020
Saturday - May 09, 2020
Monday - May 25, 2020 Memorial Day
Saturday - May 30, 2020
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 and under the hood, 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.
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.
A Note About Reminders
We are no longer sending out reminders for services due such as vaccinations and Proheart injections via text or e-mail. Our automated reminder service was not sending notices appropriately. At this time, we are sending out reminders via postcard. Please make sure your address is correct in our system. We apologize for any inconvenience.
February is Dental Month. If you suspect your pet needs a good teeth cleaning or has bad breath, now is the time to schedule an appointment. Current clients receive a discount for all teeth cleaning procedures during the month of February. Schedule early as our openings fill up fast.
Teeth Cleaning may only be scheduled after your pet has received a wellness exam which includes a dental exam.
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.