VCA Cedar Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

VCA Cedar Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital offering medical and surgical services, as well as boarding. We enjoy caring for a wide variety of species, including dogs, cats, small mammals, birds and reptiles.

Local Medical Issues

There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health and require your attention. Heartworm disease, for example, is one such problem. Since it is transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it is a serious cause for concern. It can be fatal to both dogs and cats, but is almost 100% preventable with safe, effective, and easy-to-administer heartworm preventive medicines.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease which is also prevalent in our area, and can be risky to both you and your pet. The bacteria are found in most animals, including livestock and wildlife (deer, raccoons, skunks, opossums, rats and other rodents), and are passed via the urine into water sources. The bacteria can be present in any stagnant surface water, moist soil, and recreational water sources, such as ponds and lakes. Your dog can become infected by drinking, swimming in, or walking through contaminated water. Exposure risk is highest during times of increased rainfall—summer and early fall. This disease can cause severe illness in people. The most common forms of leptospirosis can be prevented by vaccination.

Lyme disease, transmitted by the deer tick, is another problem in our area. It can cause joint problems, fever, and long-term kidney problems in dogs. Exposure can be prevented by careful tick prevention. There is also a vaccine for Lyme disease in dogs.
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

Animal Emergency & Referral Center- 651-293-1800- 1542 W. 7th St., St Paul MN 55102

Affiliated Emergency Hospital- 763-529-6560- 4708 Highway 55, Golden Valley MN 55416

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