Exam Fees Done Right - Clients Save Money on Exams!
Advanced Care Pet Hospital charges ONE Annual Vaccination Exam Fee, per pet, per year.
No matter how many vaccine boosters your pet needs over the year, when you return for a booster, you pay for the vaccine(s), but you do not pay another exam fee or office call.
A similar policy applies to medical recheck exams. As long as we're treating the original occurrence and diagnosis, there are some limitations.
Clients save money every year with our simple policy.
A Happy Pet Owner Review
Advanced Care provides high quality service at a competitive price. You know you're animals are receiving great care when your dog is excited to go to the vet and your cat purrs the entire time. They provide such a positive experience for the animals. I'm so glad we chose Advanced Care! A special thanks to Heidi for providing superior animal care!
Alyssa Anderson, Google+ Review
Quality Pet Health Care: Vaccines
We stick to high standards.
Dr. Gerds has years of experience. She knows which vaccine lines have a history of causing reactions in pets. This is no easy task given all the rise of mergers and acquisitions in the veterinary medical field.
Advanced Care only carries the highest quality products with the lowest incidence of reactions.
Our veterinarians will recommend several core vaccines that all pets should receive in order to maintain their health and prevent serious disease.
For dogs, these vaccines may include rabies, parvovirus, adenovirus, and distemper. For cats, core vaccinations may include rabies, panleukopenia virus, herpes virus, and calicivirus.
Advanced Care offers a premium rabies vaccine option specifically for cats, the PUREVAX Feline Rabies vaccine. PURVAX reduces potential risks like injection site reactions and chronic inflammation associated with the additives found in common rabies vaccines.
Fecal Tests - When YOU Want Them
We don't require you to test your pet's poop every time you come in. If the pet's poop is problematic, we examine it. Use the savings to get your pet a new toy or some treats. Save up for a dental.
Just a few examples of how Advanced Care cares for you by reducing your your pet's health care costs.
Annual Wellness Exams
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Care
All aspects of your pets general health are examined.
Based on your pet's species, the typical exam covers the following:
Nose, Eyes, Teeth and Mouth
Mental awareness, Nerve Functions, Lymph nodes
Heart, Lungs, Abdomen, Rectal and Perirectal areas
External Genitalia, Coat and Skin, Body Weight and Temperature
During the wellness exam, your veterinarian performs many valuable services, including:
Asking about your pet's health history
Note weight and age changes since the last exam
Ask about any lifestyle changes, such as a previously indoor cat that now goes outside or a dog that now takes walks with you on wildlife trails
Perform a physical exam of teeth, mouth, eyes, ears, skin, coat and paws
Ask you about any unusual behavior in your pet, such as drinking more water, eating less, sleeping more or a change in activity level
Look for early disease signs and recommend testing for suspected diseases including the heart, liver and kidney diseases, arthritis and cancer
Recommend the vaccinations your pet needs to prevent diseases
You likely visit your doctor or dentist once a year. Pets age faster than we do. An annual exam for your pet is similar to you visiting your doctor every three to five years.
Wellness exams can prevent serious complications later when a condition or disease is uncovered. Prevention is always safer and less expensive than treatment.
Like young children who can't tell us why they don't feel well, our pets can't tell us what is wrong.
Annual exams and vaccines are like insurance, pay a little now to reduce costly treatment or premature life span later.
The vet by the round barn in Sartell, recognized for consistent good service.
Why should I have my dog or cat vaccinated?
It's important to follow the vaccination schedule our veterinarians recommend for your puppy, dog, kitten or cat. Without proper vaccination and vaccine maintenance, your pet may become ill and can even contract illnesses that he or she can spread to people and pets.
Puppies and kittens are highly susceptible to infectious diseases, especially as the natural immunity provided by their mother's milk begins to wear off.
To provide optimal protection, we recommend a series of vaccinations scheduled usually a few weeks apart, until pets are a few months of age.
Puppies and kittens should start receiving vaccinations when they are between 6 and 8 weeks old.
Research also shows that widespread use of vaccines has prevented death and disease in millions of animals, so you're keeping your own pet healthy with regular vaccinations while you're helping to keep the overall pet population healthier, too.
Infectious diseases continue to be a risk to your pet during adulthood, and un-vaccinated adult dogs and cats put young puppies and kittens in the community at risk of disease.
Some vaccinations protect your pet for more than one year. Other vaccines may need to be administered more often.
Your veterinarian will recommend vaccines and a vaccination schedule specific to your pet's needs based on your pet's lifestyle.
Access to other animals, travel and geographic location all are factors that affect your pet's risk of exposure to disease.
Vaccines work by triggering protective immune responses in your pet to help prepare them to fight future infections, lessening the severity of some diseases and, in some cases, preventing infection all together.
What Sets Advanced Care Apart?
In one word . . .Care!
Here you get the feeling that our people really do Care about you and your pet's well being. A caring staff takes care of you and your pet's health concerns.
Customer SERVICE is included at Advanced Care Pet Hospital.
Our staff puts the Care in Advanced CARE Pet Hospital.
No Pressure to Spend Extra, No Guilt Either
Our staff doesn't pressure you, or "Guilt" you into buying more than necessary. Our employee's pay is not based on sales quotas.
We hear this often from new customers. We don't scare you into cancer testing your new puppy or require you to have more vaccinations than your pet's lifestyle would suggest. We won't tell you your dog is seeing spots or make up some story to sell stuff.
We respect your right to choose the quality of care normally afforded to your family's pets. We provide you the proper treatment at the right time, at a fair rate.
Our people are truly nice. You don't get the impression of being rushed, or pushed into more tests or additional vaccines and treatments.
Understanding is Caring
Our veterinarians take the time to explain their findings in a way you can understand. Many of our new customers explain they never felt they really had things explained to them before coming to Advanced Care.
You can be assured that when she asks to test your pet for something, she is working toward a goal and that goal is determining the right treatment for your pets symptoms and underlying conditions.
We have many new clients who have had their pets conditions resolved here when their previous provider was simply treating symptoms.
The power of a proper diagnosis.
Convenience is Caring
We respect your busy schedule. We are open long hours including weekends to help you find time for your pet's health care. We can schedule your pet's appointment on weekends.
We will always get your pet in to see us the same day for hurt and sick pets. Our Free Drop Off Service means you don't have to wait to have your pet seen even for routine care.
When you call for an appointment, we ask you when it is convenient for you to bring Fluffy in and schedule accordingly.
Convenient appointments include surgeries like spays, neuters and declaws. Major surgeries like TPLOs and orthopedic work etc. are scheduled with board certified surgeons. We rely on their schedules for these procedures.
Spay and neuter patients return home the same day.
Advance Care uses the safest surgery protocol in veterinary medicine
Accuracy is Caring
Advanced Care documents your pets health records electronically. We don't use paper files with hard to read hand written notes.
Our system allows any staff member to quickly find, read and understand your pet's medical history.
This is very handy if you have a routine medical question or a full blown emergency.
We stick by our quotes. Some folks recommend Advanced Care because the final bill is very close to the original estimates, no sticker shock. We do not lure you with a low estimate and up-charge you when you return to pick up your pet.
Advanced Care the friendly, honest and available vet in Central Minnesota.
On-site Pharmacy is Caring
When your pet needs a prescription refill, we're here to fill them, you don't have to go on-line to order. We have most commonly prescribed medications on-hand.