Patients
(and their humans)
Clinic

651-255-0071

1034 highway 96 west, shoreview, mn

Services

Shoreview North Oaks Animal Hospital is a full-service clinic offering everything from routine wellness exams to surgical procedures. If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact us.

To ensure a proper diagnosis, we often need to examine your pet. We begin each exam with a medical assessment. We start by looking at your pet's eyes, ears, and skin. Next, we will examine the cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and skeletal systems for any abnormalities.

We will perform blood and/or urine tests as necessary to check your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system -- including the thyroid and adrenal glands.

Every exam will start with a medical assessment. Based on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests.

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Dental

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of three. Dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.

 

Pets should have a veterinarian evaluate their dental health at least once per year. Bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause serious infections in the kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart. A physical exam combined with laboratory work can determine if an infection in the mouth has spread.

Ultrasonography

Ultrasonography {ultrasound or sonography} is a non-invasive, pain-free procedure that uses sound waves to examine a pet’s internal organs and other structures inside the body.

 

Ultrasound does not involve radiation, has no known side effects, and doesn’t {typically} require pets to be sedated or anesthetized. The hair in the area to be examined usually needs to be shaved so the ultra-sonographer can obtain the best result.

Microchip Placement

Placing a microchip in your pet is a safe, permanent way to identify them in case they become lost.  A microchip {tiny device the size of a grain of rice} is placed under the loose skin at the back of the neck.

 

After the microchip is placed, a veterinarian is able to use a handheld scanner to read the chip -- which contains contact information for the animal's owner.

Reproductive Surgery

In addition to preventing pregnancies and diseases, reproductive surgery will help control the dog/cat over-population problem -- which will keep more animals out of shelters.

Reproductive surgery is available for cats and dogs.

Laboratory Services

In addition to in-house laboratory services, Shoreview North Oaks Animal Hospital uses Marshfield Veterinary Reference Laboratory.

 

The Marshfield Laboratory is known for having experienced pathologists and technologists who are focused on delivering consistent and reliable testing services.

 

They are the only veterinary laboratory in the United States that applies the same stringent standards, dedication to protocols, and advanced technologies for animal samples as they do for human samples. 

Emergency Services

During clinic hours, come right in. If possible, call ahead of your arrival so we can prepare for your emergency. If you are experiencing an emergency after-hours, contact Animal Emergency & Referral Center: 651-501-3766. Animal Emergency & Referral Center has a clinic in St. Paul and Oakdale (the contact number is the same for both clinics).

Soft-Tissue Surgery

We perform many types of soft-tissue surgeries at our clinic. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. The most common soft-tissue surgery performed is the removal of masses, or lumps, but also includes ear and eye surgery.

 

During surgery we closely monitor our patients to keep them as safe as possible during procedures that require general anesthesia. A veterinary technician will continually assess your pet’s heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs to help prevent any anesthetic risk

Dermatology

Skin problems are common in cats and dogs.  They can be caused by hormonal disorders, allergies, infections, or parasites {such as fleas and mites}. These issues can be difficult to treat, and should be addressed promptly.

Shoreview North Oaks Animal Hospital can often diagnose a skin problem by examining your pet. Depending on your pet’s symptoms, and the results of our physical exam, we may run blood work or perform a urinalysis, skin scraping, or biopsies.

 

​​Contact us if you notice your cat or dog scratching excessively, or if they develop bare patches, scabs, scaling, redness, inflammation, lumps, or bumps.

Hospice

Shoreview North Oaks Animal Hospital offers hospice services to support you and your pet through their final stage of life.  We are here to make sure your pet is comfortable and maintains their dignity through their final days.

 

Much like hospice services provided for humans, pet hospice revolves around the concept that death is part of life and can be dignified. The goal of pet hospice is not to cure your pet's illness, but to ensure a peaceful end-of-life experience.

Radiology

X-rays provide valuable information about your pet's bones, gastrointestinal tract {stomach, intestines, colon}, respiratory tract, heart, and genitourinary system {bladder, prostate}.

We are proud to offer digital radiology {x-rays that are captured digitally rather than on film}. This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet using less radiation than traditional x-rays.

Cardiology

Although heart problems are found more often in older pets, cardiac conditions can affect pets at any age. Heart disease is {usually} a life-threatening condition, but early diagnosis and appropriate therapy can extend the life of your pet.

If your pet starts breathing rapidly or coughing, loses their appetite, tires easily, seems weak, or has trouble exercising, call us to schedule an exam. 

Euthanasia

When it is time to say goodbye to your beloved pet, we will make every effort to accommodate your wishes during these difficult moments.  Our euthanasia services are conducted with respect, compassion, and care.  We will work with you to coordinate a cremation service of your choosing.