VCA Little Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

At VCA Little Animal Hospital, our mission is simple‚Ä"your pet's health is our top priority, and excellent service is our goal. We look forward to welcoming you and your pet with a smile! Our professional and courteous staff seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for our highly valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

Because your pet‚Äôs health is our number one priority, our animal hospital is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment. Our medical staff can perform onsite x-rays and run laboratory tests allowing for quick and accurate diagnosis for sick or injured pets. We know that your pet is a member of your family‚Ä"a companion. At VCA Little Animal Hospital, we strive to provide the highest quality veterinary medical treatment with a cheerful, caring and compassionate attitude. We will treat your pet as our own, and treat you the way you want to be treated.

We believe that pets should be treated in the same manner as human beings. At our hospital, pain relief is administered to all pets that are in discomfort. In addition, we perform pre-operative blood work on all surgical patients to make sure their organ system is healthy before going under anesthesia. Whether your pet is in our boarding facility, or our hospital, their comfort is of the utmost importance to us.

Local Medical Issues

There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health and that require your attention over the entire year. In our area, heartworm disease, which can affect both cats and dogs, is prevalent. Since this disease is transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it is a serious cause for concern. And, since the winter temperatures do not get cold enough here to kill mosquito eggs, it is a year-round risk. We also have year-round exposure to flea and tick infestation, which can cause intestinal parasites. And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue here as well. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears and scaly skin.

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 a pet emergency outside of our regular hours (which are 7am-7pm 363 days a year), please contact Animal Emergency of Pasco at 727-841-6575.  They are located at 8740 Us Highway 19, Port Richey, FL 34668.