What Makes Dandy Acres Small Animal Hospital Stand Out?
A Modernized Hospital
In addition to constantly updating our facilities, we have expanded our surgery and treatment capabilities. We are now able to perform ultrasounds, laser therapy, and full-mouth digital dental x-rays, allowing us to gain more information and provide specialized treatment right here at Dandy Acres. We are constantly updating to keep the hospital warm, welcoming, and safe for our furry guests!
Continuing Education for Veterinarians and Staff
Continuing education is essential to good medicine. It allows us to practice the kind of healthcare that prevents needless suffering, costs less in the long run, and increases quality and length of life for your pet. Every year we take most of our team to the North American Veterinary Conference in Florida, the largest veterinary education conference in the world, and other medical training programs throughout the year. There, we attend lectures on cutting-edge research and technology. We also assist our staff with pursuing advanced degrees and have regular continuing education and cross-training for all staff. We are tireless when it comes to lifelong learning and budget $50,000.00 each year for training!
Advanced Oral Care
Since dogs and cats use their mouths for everything, we promote good oral care. Whether it is as simple as brushing your pet’s teeth with baking soda out of your cupboard or scheduling a dentistry here at the hospital including full-mouth x-rays, probing, charting…the works. Did you know that the tooth enamel on dogs and cats is four times thinner than human enamel? We are into this kind of thing! You won’t find more experienced general practice dentists than here at Dandy Acres.
Veterinarians at Dandy Acres
Unlike many veterinarians, the doctors at Dandy Acres are not paid on commission. Our Veterinarians are paid a fair salary like all our staff so you can enjoy consistent, improved, and trustworthy healthcare. You may see only one Veterinarian but because they all work closely together behind the scenes your loved one gets multiple Veterinarians for the price of one! You would be hard-pressed to find people who care more than our thoughtful, hard-working medical team. We took our time looking for excellent Veterinarians and we are so lucky to have them here at Dandy Acres. Please check out their bio’s.
While we make lots of changes and improvements over time, we work hard to make pet care affordable and hold the line on price increases as much as we can. We refuse to reduce quality so we still deliver our especially thorough exams. We work hard to offer the highest quality care at affordable prices and have taken measures to simplify and reduce costs for our clients. We do not require a Veterinarian's physical exam for heartworm tests and some other simple procedures. We have lowered prices to be comparable to internet prices on many of the medicines our clients spend the most money on, namely the big brand names like HeartGard™ and Frontline™.
We test because animals, generally, don’t speak English. Urine tests, blood tests, fecal tests, biopsies, x-rays, ultrasounds, etc., all give us “a look under the hood”, so we can discover what is going on behind the physical examinations and head off trouble when we can. Getting ahead of things saves our clients money, trouble, worry, and time. And of course it saves our patients from a lot of unnecessary misery.
We have strict protocols for cleaning and managing all areas of the hospital to prevent the transmission of disease and odor. There are rules and procedures for the floors, walls, every surface, every piece of equipment, every single item in the hospital. We are OSHA and AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) compliant. We use appropriate materials and special HVAC equipment and filtration (air ventilation) to prevent germ transmission.
We follow three simple rules:
3. Clean some more.
Angel Fund and Community Service
We make donations to our Angel Fund to commemorate lost pets and use this money for special cases in need. We also donate time and resources to help neuter and spay rescue dogs and cats. Many of our staff volunteer at local wild life rehabilitation organizations.
Just wait until you meet our staff, if you haven’t already. They are first-rate across the hospital – from our front desk and support staff to our technicians and Veterinarians. Dandy Acres will always be family-oriented, friendly, and easy to work with. Please come by and say hi! We'd love to meet you, and even give you a tour if you'd like - we have an open-hospital policy. We hope you view us as your go-to hospital!