Dr. Ashley Tharp and her Associate Veterinarian Dr. Jaime Cho practice the highest quality medicine that is available for your pet. We understand the important bond that you have with your pet, and strive to provide you and your pet with the highest quality health care.
Routine wellness visits are the most important thing you can do for your pet. Pets age 7 years for every 1 human year. Imagine if you only went to the doctor once every 7 years! Your pet should get examined annually from age birth to seven, then twice annually starting at age 7.
Dental disease is the number one health issue diagnosed in dogs and cats. Bad breath and tartar are very serious signs and can lead to periodontal disease. If dental disease is left untreated, it can cause infections in the mouth, blood, and even internal organs such as the heart and liver.
Heartworm disease is a 100 percent preventable, yet thousands of dogs in Georgia are infected with heartworm. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos and can be transmitted 12 months of the year in Georgia. Giving your dog heartworm prevention every month should be part of responsible pet ownership.
Routine bloodwork tests are essential to detecting an underlying problem in your pet before there are outward signs of illness. Blood tests can show us a look inside your pet at the blood cells and internal organ function. We can also spot trends in liver and kidney values by performing annual blood tests.
A microchip is a tiny identification device that can be painlessly placed under the skin of your pet. Every year, thousands of pets are lost and never find their way home. Microchips are an invaluable way to reunite with your lost pet.
Responsible pet parents spay and neuter their pets. Spaying and neutering helps with pet overpopulation of course, but more importantly it can help prevent serious medical conditions including reproductive cancers. On average, altered pets live 2 years longer than unaltered pets!