When it comes to veterinary care in the Berkeley County region, Live Oak Veterinary Clinic is the only name you need to know. You can always turn to us for thorough and personalized animal care for your beloved companions. Contact us today to arrange your next visit to our animal care clinic.
Health and Wellness Services
Keep your pets feeling happy and healthy with periodic pet care from Live Oak Veterinary Clinic. We offer annual exams, vaccines, dental care, and periodic pet checkups to ensure the overall health and wellness of your beloved pets.
Our veterinary clinic is equipped with all the latest technology in the field of pet care. With our cutting-edge equipment, we are able to provide laser surgery, dental care, spaying and neutering procedures, and a wide variety of other pet care treatments. We will always work with you to determine the most convenient and affordable treatment available.
Live Oak Veterinary Clinic of Moncks Corner offers Laser Surgery for your pets. Laser Surgery is a proven technology that results in less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, extreme precision, reduced risk of infection and quicker recovery than traditional surgery.
A laser is an intense beam of light that can be precisely controlled. The laser instantly vaporizes water found in tissues, allowing the veterinarian to remove very small areas. Small blood vessels and nerve endings are sealed as the laser passes through the tissue and the high heat of the laser kills bacteria and micro-organisms. Laser is used for surgeries such as spay, neuter, tumor removal, skin tag removal, cyst removal, soft palate procedures, gingival and dental procedures, plus much more.
Exotic Animal Care
Are you having trouble finding a veterinarian to care for your snakes, turtles, chinchillas, or other exotic pets? Turn to Live Oak Veterinary Clinic for exotic pet care of every variety. We will care for almost every type of pet under the sun.
Vaccines are inactive or altered live disease agents that cause the immune system to produce a protective response to a particular disease. Millions of cats and dogs have been saved by vaccines, but there are some risks. The most common side effects are low-grade fever, depression and decreased appetite. The side effects usually only last about 24-48 hours and require no treatment. Vomiting, diarrhea, itching, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, and hives are rare allergic reactions that should be reported to your veterinarian immediately.
The benefits of vaccination greatly outweigh the risks. Vaccination is the best way to prepare your pet’s immune system for a disease. Vaccines for dogs can prevent: parvovirus, distemper virus, leptospirosis, lyme disease, kennel cough and rabies. Vaccines for cats are used to prevent feline leukemia virus, panleukopenia virus, feline calicivirus, feline infectious peritonitis, and rabies.
Pet dental care is very important for a healthy animal. Periodontal disease is very common to dogs and cats, which results in pain, bad breath and tooth loss. Chronic infections can even spread to the heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys.
There are three easy steps to help protect your pet. First, give your pet oral hygiene chews, which are chews treated with a special formula that helps prevent plaque buildup. Second, use oral hygiene rinse and gel on your pet. They are placed between the pet’s cheek and gum. Third, brush your pet’s teeth daily, there are special toothpastes formulated for dogs and cats. If your pet has dental issues, ask your veterinarian about Pet Dental treatments. Pet dental hygiene is an easy process resulting in a healthier loved one.
There are five types of basic tests used to evaluate pet wellness. Each treatment provides a wealth of information concerning the health of your pet.
- Complete Blood Count–The complete blood count tests for anemia, infections, inflammation, and overall healthiness of the blood cells. The test also evaluates the number and type of cells in circulation.
- Chemistry Tests–The chemistry tests the organs (such as the liver, kidney, pancreas, muscle, and bone) to verify that they are healthy.
- Thyroid Function Tests–Hypothyroidism (which is too little thyroid hormone) is common in dogs while hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone) is common in older cats.
- Urinalysis–This test is used to evaluate the urinary system, which is especially important in older pets.
- Parasite Exams–A stool sample is examined for hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, coccidia, girardia, and other intestinal parasites. A blood test is used to check the presence of heartworms on an annual basis.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser is a state-of-the-art alternative therapy to assist with pain and healing. It can be used after surgeries to help increase blood flow to local areas, improving healing. It can also be used for chronic pain, helping to increase blood flow to those areas. Ask your pets’ veterinarian how your pet would benefit from our Cold Laser Therapy.
Digital Dental Radiographs
Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in a completely non-invasive way and the use of digital dental radiology is a powerful tool for veterinarians who provide pets with dental care.
In other words, the use of digital dental radiology gives us a view of the internal workings of your pets’ oral cavity that we otherwise could not see with the naked eye. It’s an important diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent dental problems.
The use of digital dental radiology is safe and our entire staff is highly trained. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of medical care possible, and this is just one of the many ways we achieve that.
Obtain veterinary care for your pets from our animal hospital in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.