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Animal Hospital of Melissa

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2510 McKinney St.
Melissa, TX 75454
Phone: 972-837-2000
Fax: 972-837-2160

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday9:00am-1:00pmBy appt.only
SundayClosedClosed
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We are equipped with a full in house laboratory capable of providing immediate diagnostic results. This includes cbc, blood chemistries, urinalysis, x-rays, screening for intestinal parasites, heartworm testing, and cytology (analyzing cells with a microscope). We have also partnered with a local veterinary diagnostic lab to provide additional diagnostics for infectious disease testing, hormonal assays, and biopsy analysis of tumors.

Recommended Routine Diagnostics:

Puppies, young adult and senior dogs

Annual heartworm antigen test- this test screens for adult heartworms. We recommend this test every year because heartworm disease is life threatening if left untreated. Although most dogs take a monthly heartworm preventative; there can be lack of protection from a number of different reasons. If caught early, heartworm disease is treatable before severe damage to the heart and lungs occurs.

Intestinal parasite fecal test- this test screens for intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. We recommend this test every year. Pets are exposed to these parasites in their environment. These and other parasites can harm your pets health and some parasites also pose a risk to humans especially children.

Senior dogs (7 yrs of age or older)

Health Screenings- Bloodwork such as cbc, chemistries to test organ function, urinalysis, and thyroid testing. We recommend these tests annually on senior pets. Many diseases of older pets can be diagnosed early and treatments started to reverse or halt the progression of diease. Many of these diseases go unnoticed by owners until the advanced stages.

X-rays- Radiographs of affected joints when pain is noted on physical exam. Many senior pets have osteoarthritis of the hips, lower back, and shoulder joints. Symptoms may be as simple as a reduction in activity level or reluctance to climb stairs or jump into the car. When osteoarthritis is found in the early stages; many treatments are now available to slow down the destruction of healthy cartilage and to allow these pets to maintain a high quality of life.

Kittens, young adult cats

Feline Leukemia/FIV - This test screens for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency viruses. We recommend kittens be tested at the age of 12 weeks and before a feline leukemia vaccine is administered. These viruses are very contagious to other cats.

Intestinal parasite fecal test - We recommend a fecal test on all kittens at 8 weeks of age and annually for outdoor cats.

Senior cats (7 yrs of age or older)

Health Screenings- Bloodowork such as cbc, chemistries to test organ function, urinalysis, and thyroid testing. We recommend these tests annually on senior pets.

Testimonial

Thank you to Dr. Pazora and staff for helping our dog. He was very sick and your love, support and care was much appreciated and possibly saved his life. I will continue to recommend your service and kindness to others. You are great!

-Kathy Kirby 

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Animal Hospital of Melissa
2510 McKinney St.
Melissa, TX 75454
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  • Phone: 972-837-2000
  • Fax: 972-837-2160
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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday9:00am-1:00pmBy appt.only
SundayClosedClosed
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