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.

Our team is ready to help your pet with the health challenges they will face throughout their lives.  Different life stages present new and different challenges.  When pets are very young their not yet fully developed immune system can leave them more vulnerable.  As they reach their middle years their often times active life-style results in exposure to parasites and the need for parasite preventives.  We will help you assess your pet's dentistry needs throughout their lives at all stages.  As our beloved pets reach their golden years we commonly find that they experience significant pain and discomfort from arthritis.  Some pets unfortunately do develop endocrine and metabolic diseases.  These are most common in older pets, but can happen in pets of all ages and breeds.  An appointment with one of our veterinarians every six or twelve months will help us identify your pet's unique needs and catch the early signs of many diseases.  Early detection of diseases gives your pet the best chance of appropriate intervention being implemented to help maintain the highest quality of life possible.  Each appointment will start with a thorough physical exam from head to tail.  During this appointment we will also learn about your life-style and help you determine which vaccinations and parasite preventives will best help protect your pet from the many serious infectious diseases that are commonly found in this region of the country.  Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian is often times in order.  Like you, your pet can experience pain and the loss of teeth as a result of 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 our own if left unchecked.  Advanced periodontal disease also commonly results in damage to other internal organs like the heart as well.  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. 

Our veterinarians are calm, compassionate and will educate you on all aspects of the procedures that may benefit your pet.  We work to help pets and their humans that accompany them feel comfortable the entire time they are with us.  We are committed to serving you as safely, conveniently and efficiently as possible.  Our highly compassionate and skilled staff facilitates and undertakes a wide variety of procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning.  Yes, your pet may require anesthesia during their life.  Anesthesia inherently involves risk.  The good news is that our pets benefit from our highly skilled medical team and state-of-the-art anesthesia monitoring equipment.  Our hospital provides your pet with the highest quality and lowest risk anesthetic experience possible.  The thought of anesthesia can be scary enough on its own.  Our commitment to quality and safety means you can be confident that your pet will be as safe as possible at all times.  We treat your pet like it were a member of our own family.  Our team enjoys educating our clients on all of the risks associated with performing or not performing any procedure.     

Dr. Nordaune, Dr. Madison Nordaune, or Dr. Sharon Dekker 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.