Brooklyn Road Veterinary Services
We're here for you and your pet
From boarding and bathing to complex surgeries and everything in between, our team is here to help your pets stay happy and healthy.
*Please be aware that missing your scheduled appointment or boarding reservation may result in cancellation fees and prepayment for future visits.
Treat your pet to a luxurious bath! Our special, cleansing baths remove dirt, debris, and that doggy (or kitty) pet odor. Your pet will feel fresh and revitalized. We also offer “spa” services, including nail trim, anal gland expression, and ear cleaning.
Pet Behavioral Medicine
Pets can have various behavioral issues, from simple housetraining difficulties to severe anxiety and aggression issues. We are well qualified and experienced in diagnosing and addressing behavior problems with an approach that combines veterinary clinical medicine, behavioral medicine, and pet training skills. Our goals are to help pets and their owners live together comfortably and safely and to help restore the bond between pets and their families.
Before you and your pet suffer through one more day of inappropriate behavior, call us. Let’s talk about how we can help.
Our professional and friendly staff provide great care to our pet guests. We understand that each pet is unique, and we will make every effort to ensure that your pet is safe, happy, and healthy during its stay. We take great pride in our attention to cleanliness and providing the highest quality care to each pet that stays with us.
Whether your pet has special needs or you’d like a tour of our facility, we welcome your questions about our boarding facilities and policies. We are eager to discuss how to make your pet’s stay as happy as possible while alleviating any stress you may feel about leaving your pet while you travel.
Brooklyn Road Veterinary Clinic is very involved with the local community, with activities like attending career days at local schools and hosting job shadow students. Every spring, students from Jackson Area Career Center job shadow for a day of observation and education. We also invite several interns from Baker College to complete their internship programs at our clinic every year. We enjoy hosting open house events, meetings with the Jackson Area Veterinary Association, and even weekly puppy socialization classes.
BRVC loves to give back to its community and has raised over $16,000 for pet charities in the area ever since starting the charity drive in 2001. Look for your chance to donate every December!
Pet Dental Care
Despite what many pet owners may believe, ‘dog breath’ is not just a nuisance. It’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth caused by bacteria. Over time, it can lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth. Ask us about the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.
Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet’s health because dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. Let us examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help identify any dental issues you should know about. After a brief visual examination, we may recommend a more in-depth examination (which requires sedation), a dental cleaning, or options for at-home dental care.
Our veterinary team understands that your pets can sometimes undergo stress in new or unknown locations. We are committed to handling your pet with delicate care to ensure they are at ease under our care.
Fully Stocked Pharmacy
Ask us about our fully-stocked pharmacy with its large inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications, including flea, tick, and heartworm preventive products. Whether your pet requires medication for a chronic medical condition or needs short-term medication while recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery, you can rely on us.
You can rest assured that your pet’s medications were obtained from safe, reliable sources and stored under optimal conditions. We will provide you with accurate information about your pet’s medications, including proper dosing information. We can alert you of any potential drug side effects/interactions or provide assistance if your pet experiences any problems with their medication after returning home.
We also have rebates on many chronic medications, so we are cheaper than online.
Pet Hospice & Euthanasia Service
Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the most difficult situations a pet owner will ever encounter. However, deciding when is the right time can be even more difficult. There are times when all the capabilities of medical science have been exhausted, and euthanasia is the only way to prevent an animal from suffering needlessly. Euthanasia is a medical procedure that needs to be discussed (however painful that discussion may be) and considered thoroughly before making a final decision due to the many factors associated with it.
Deciding when your pet may need hospice care or euthanasia is a very personal and private decision, but that doesn’t mean you have to make this difficult choice on your own. Our hospice and humane euthanasia services are conducted with respect, compassion, and care. Before you struggle through one more day with a sick, elderly, or terminally ill pet that is suffering, contact us to learn how we can help.
Pet House Calls
Due to COVID policies, this service is temporarily on hold. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and we hope to be able to continue shortly.
Bringing a pet to the veterinarian’s office can be a challenge for pet owners with limited mobility, restricted transportation, or commitments at home that make outside errands and other activities difficult. We offer the best veterinary care to all of our client’s pets and are pleased to offer house-call services to accommodate special needs.
House calls permit us to bring our highly qualified staff and medical expertise right to your home. Pets fearful or otherwise stressed by coming to our office can benefit from being examined in their own environment, where they are likely to feel more secure and calm. This permits us to better evaluate behavior and overall demeanor in a more relaxed and natural setting. Let us know if you would like to have one of our professionals make a house call to assist you and your pet.
Loyalty Rewards Program
We are proud to introduce our Loyalty Rewards Program as a thank you for trusting us with your pet. Members can enjoy 5% back in rewards on services at BRVC. Members will also receive a complimentary nail trim, as well as other special perks throughout the year. Loyalty Rewards cards can be purchased for $15 for a one-year membership. You can track your rewards with our convenient mobile app, check for new specials, request appointments or medication refills, and access our social media pages! Scan the QR code for Android or iPhone, or search for the My Vet Perks app in your app store. Once you are enrolled, you will receive an email with your username and password to log in and start saving! Stop by the office to enroll and sign the Loyalty Rewards agreement to start saving today!
Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely.
Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is compact, unique, and carries vital information about your pet, including your name, address, and contact information. If a lost pet is found and presented to a veterinarian, a quick microchip scan reveals the identification number, and a toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with their pet!
Young puppies and kittens can receive microchips, but you should consider microchipping even if your pet is already an adult. Even indoor pets can get outside accidentally and get lost, so if you’re relying on other forms of identification, you could be placing your pet at risk. Microchipping is a safe, effective way to help ensure your pet’s return if the unthinkable happens. Ask us about microchipping your pet today!
Many pet owners take nutrition for granted partly because the availability of so many nutritionally complete commercial diets has taken much of the guesswork out of choosing a suitable diet for a pet. However, did you know that your pet’s nutritional needs change with age and activity level? Uniquely formulated diets can assist in managing various medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.
Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, our nutritional counseling services can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health. We offer counseling for pets’ dietary selection and feeding practices during various life stages, such as growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the “golden years.” If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet’s needs.
Let our nutritional counseling service help you achieve and maintain optimal nutrition for your pet.
Pet Pain Management
Experiencing pain can affect the body’s physical functioning and can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s well-being and state of mind. That’s why pain management is among our primary considerations when treating a pet for any medical condition.
Our approach to pain management involves anticipating potentially painful procedures and taking steps to manage pain from the outset, as well as continuing to manage pain throughout your pet’s treatment and recovery process.
From routine procedures (such as spays or dental cleanings) to more advanced medical treatments (such as bone surgeries or cancer treatments) to chronically painful conditions (such as arthritis or back pain), our team is skilled in recognizing signs of pain in animals and developing an individualized plan for managing pain in each patient. We will also help you recognize signs of pain in your pet so that we can modify their pain management plan when necessary.
Parasites are not just a nuisance. They can cause serious illness and even death in pets. Ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease; fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella (“cat scratch fever”); mosquitos can transfer heartworms. Heartworms live in your pet’s lungs and heart, causing damage to these organs and sometimes even death.
You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Fleas can hide under your pet’s fur, and some ticks are very tiny (only the size of a pinhead), so they are very difficult to find. Intestinal parasites like roundworms can cause diarrhea and other problems, but many infected pets don’t show any signs of illness at all.
We can recommend tests to tell if your pet has parasites. We can also examine your pet and recommend medications to help control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. Preventing parasites in your pets also helps protect children and other family members, so let’s work together to protect your pets and family.
We are happy to provide you with a comprehensive parasite control program. We can recommend a schedule for parasite testing, discuss what signs of parasites you can look for at home, review ways to control parasites in and around your home, discuss treatment options if your pet has parasites, and recommend ways to control and prevent parasites in the future.
Puppy & Kitten Care
One of the first things you should do when you bring your new pet home is to introduce them to us – your veterinary care team. Puppy and kitten visits offer a unique opportunity to get you and your new pet off on the right foot!
Your puppy or kitten visit will include a full “nose-to-tail” physical examination. We will look for any signs of illness and ensure that your new pet is in good health.
Even if you are a very experienced pet owner and have had puppies or kittens before, each pet is unique and offers an opportunity to learn something new!
Wellness visits also present an opportunity to discuss your new pet’s recommended vaccine schedule and the best parasite testing, treatment, and prevention plan. Let’s take these important first steps together.
Puppy Start Right Preschool
Puppy Start Right Preschool provides experiences to help your puppy develop into a wonderful companion and help you understand their behavior! Intended for puppies between the ages of 7-12 weeks old, the four weekly classes give your puppy exposure to a variety of people, objects, and experiences that can help prevent future behavior problems.
Each class involves two prevention topics, a training topic, puppy playtime, and exploration of various items each week. Homework is given in each class, which includes reading materials and practicing at home.
A free orientation is offered to see if you and your puppy will benefit from this socialization class. If you decide to register, you will receive a packet with all of the materials needed to get started. Contact us today to see if your puppy is a good fit for these classes!
Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. We are pleased to offer digital radiology and ultrasonography services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.
Radiography (also known as x-rays) can evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and bones. An ultrasound helps us look closer at abdominal organs and structures.
Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography. Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of the body’s organs. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions — such as kidney, heart, or liver disease — can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of organs can also be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography. Radiography can also be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions.
Our radiology service is staffed with caring, skilled professionals who provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.
Senior Pet Care
Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages. But how can you tell the difference between “normal” aging and a medical problem? Some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become serious.
The best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets. Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as a condition progresses. Sometimes medication dosages need to be adjusted, or medication may need to be changed. Routine wellness bloodwork and other routine diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because these tests allow us to evaluate how your pet’s health is either responding to current management strategies or changing with age.
Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever! You are an important ally in your senior pet’s health care. We are here to help ensure that your pet is safe and happy throughout the “golden years.”
From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs. Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries.
Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest. Our staff will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care.
When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, we welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully.
Vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common. Unfortunately, many infectious diseases still pose a significant threat to dogs and cats that are unvaccinated.
Some vaccines are considered core vaccines and should be administered to all pets. In contrast, other vaccines are optional and may be recommended for pets based on various factors. Vaccine recommendations can also change throughout a pet’s life, as travel habits and other variables change.
Let us help ensure your pet’s protection by developing a tailored vaccination schedule and ongoing booster routine that accounts for your pet’s lifestyle, overall health, risk for exposure to infectious disease, and other factors.
Pet Wellness Exams
Wellness examinations help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life. They allow us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet.
This includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. Exams are also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any due vaccinations.
If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.
We welcome any question you may have about your pet during the exam — no question is too small or too silly. We strive to help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health.
Finally, wellness examinations help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet’s physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other important information. We encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your pet’s health care.