We house a full-service small animal surgical suite and perform many routine soft tissue surgeries such as spay, neuter, de claw, hernia repair, and growth removals. We also offer advanced orthopedic surgery along with splints and casts for broken bones. Our sterile surgery facility is equipped with safe gas anesthesia along with a respiratory monitoring system. Our Veterinary Technicians are trained in anesthesia monitoring. We also offer in house pre-anesthetic screening tests, comprehensive pain management options, and a warm quiet recovery area to make your pet's surgical experience the safest and most comfortable it can be.
We have treated from the smallest pets to wild eagles. So far there has not been a small animal that our veterinarian has not been able to treat successfully. Go ahead, give us a try, you'll be glad you did.
We offer Ambulatory services as well as haul in facilities for large animals and horses. We work with horses, cattle, small ruminants, and other non-pet animals. We will help you establish routine maintance and vaccination schedules for all your animals to insure their best health and productivity. If illnesses do occur we are here to help with proper diagnosis and treatment of the problem.
Grooming services are provided for all breeds of dogs and cats. Routine grooming includes cutting the hair, bathing, nail trims, and cleaning the ears. All pets must be current on their rabies vaccinations. Appointments are necessary as our grooming schedule frequently books up a week in advance
Dental health is of primary importance to maintaining the general health of your pets. This includes regular check-ups and dental cleaning as needed. Keep your pet healthy with preventative health care. It's less expensive in the long run and keeps your pet pain free.
Boarding is available for cats and dogs of all sizes. Cat condos, cages and runs are used for boarding. All pets are required to have current Rabies vaccinations. Dogs are also required to be current for Distemper/Parvo combinations, and Kennel Cough, and Cats current for upper respiratory viruses. All of the boarding facilities are in heated and air conditioned rooms. The dogs are walked twice a day on leash and all animals are fed twice a day. All bedding and food is provided, but you may bring their favorites and toys if you desire. Just a note: During major holidays we do book up early so be sure to make your reservation well ahead of time.
We offer nutritional counseling for our food animal clients. Many times your herd's health can be improved by simply modifying your feed formula so that it compliments your grazing and pasture conditions. By having a healthy herd you can expect more pounds of beef from the same number of cows. Just as important to pet owners is the feeding of the correct food to your pets. We sell Hill’s Science Diet and Prescription diets for both dogs and cats. Hills have only premium quality foods for your pet which generally negates the need for supplements. For special needs, pets with medical issues, prescription diets are recommended.
For farms with small to large herds of beef cattle we understand that it is important that they work with a large animal veterinarian with the flexibility to perform a range of services onsite. Our veterinary team is pleased to offer high quality large animal farm-call services. Our large animal practitioners are well versed in providing a number of preventative, medical and surgical services on a farm-call basis and are well equipped to do so. Additionally, performing farm calls provides us with the opportunity to observe farm conditions and offer advice to help the farm owner and livestock perform at top levels of production. In general, our services include: Farm Calls – We will perform individual animal and herd examinations as well as review conditions on the farm to help the farmer maximize production and decrease likelihood of disease and injuries. Vaccines – We are well-versed in large animal vaccines that promote individual animal and herd health. Illness Prevention – In our county and our surrounding counties we do not see elevated levels of disease. However, there are a number of contagious diseases prevalent in our area. We offer preventative care as well as treating these diseases should they occur..
We can microchip your pet at your next veterinary visit. A microchip is inserted with an injection. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. We use the DATAMARS microchip which includes the permanent registration of your pet. The microchip is of value for lost pets and providing proof of ownership. If your pet becomes lost and is taken to a shelter or veterinary clinic, they can scan your pet to read the ID code on the microchip. They can then call the appropriate registry to notify them the pet has been found. The registry will call the owner to reunite them with their pet at that time.
Here at MVAC we are staying current with new technologies that help us provide your pets with the best quality of care and therefore the best quality of life. One of the new technologies we offer is laser therapy. Therapy lasers deliver a therapeutic wavelength of energy that stimulates a photo biochemical cascade of events at the cellular level that relieves pain, reduces inflammation and increases circulation. All of these effects result in accelerated healing. There are many conditions that benefit from laser therapy. Arthritis, inter vertebral disk disease, ear infections, wounds, abscesses, fractures and hot spots to name a few. Virtually any pet that is experiencing pain or inflammation is a candidate for this form of treatment. Therapy is typically performed every other day for a couple of weeks then weekly as needed. We also recommend post surgical and post dental laser therapy on a case by case basis.
The Veterinary Clinic does provide after hours emergency veterinary service for our regular customers or traveling/out-of-town customers. If you have an after hours emergency, please call (417) 934-2323. The answering machine will forward the call. We are not a full service emergency clinic so no one stays on the premises after hours. You must contact the veterinarian and arrange to meet him/her before you head to the clinic. The veterinarian can also help answer your questions to help determine whether your emergency is urgent or whether it can wait until the next business day. Please understand that payment is expected at the time of services for emergencies as well. Thank you for trusting us with your pets.
Payment is expected when services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients' needs, customer service and minimizing costs, we do not bill. We accept debit cards, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express) checks and cash. All cards must be signed by the owner of the card. When unexpected illness strikes a pet, unexpected expense strikes as well. We understand this and are able to make some special arrangements through the CareCredit program. It takes just 5 minutes to complete an application and will allow you to break down your payment into 3 monthly installments. You can either apply at our hospital, where we'll call in your application over the phone for immediate approval, or apply yourself online at: www.CareCredit.com.
Although we generally schedule appointments, if there is an emergency, just come on in. We will work you in as soon as possible.
Medications will be provided to all patients that need them, providing the Vet has examined your animal and determined that it needs a prescription. Prescriptions are not filled without an exam.
Over the counter medications are readily available for all animals without an examination. We handle a full line of shampoos, skunk smell eliminators, tick and flea controls and many other competitivly priced products!