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111 West County Road C.

Little Canada, MN 55117


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What to Expect

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In your search for a veterinary facility to provide your four-legged family member the specialized care it needs, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care.  Please stop in and meet our team.  We look forward to finding out how we can be of service.

Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a total thorough physical exam from head to tail.  Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian maybe in order.  Like you, your pet can lose his teeth due to advanced periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease is a serious problem because it leads to pain, inflammation and infection in your pet's mouth just as it does your own.  Bad breathe can mean serious problems.  We look forward to discussing the best ways to combat periodontal disease so that your beloved pet can have a healthy, comfortable and fresh smelling mouth.  It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. 

Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes. Try to find a vet with whom both you and your pet feel comfortable. Try to have it convenient, choose a clinic with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning.  Your pet may require anesthesia during their life.  Anesthesia is an important part of some procedures that your pet may require.  This can be a scary thing to consider for any member of your family.  Your veterinarian will be able to discuss all of the risks associated with performing or not performing any procedure that your pet may need to consider. 

Dr. Nordaune, Dr. Amann, Dr. Dekker, or Dr. Krienke may refer you to a specialist, veterinarians who have completed advanced studies in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, and emergency care, if your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge and experience.