Our team at The Animal Care Center of Ooltewah provides a high level of veterinary care to the Ooltewah community. Our level of care is maintained by the state of the art diagnostic equipment and highly-trained staff used to treat your pet.

We treat dogs, cats, birds, and exotics. Some of the services we provide include:

Wellness Exams & Preventative Care

Vaccinations & Immunizations

Our vaccines use the latest in sub-unit technology to minimize vaccine reactions and prevent the development of fibrosarcomas.

Parasite Control 

  • Flea Preventatives
  • Heartworm Preventatives

Emergency Care

Our facility is capable of handling emergencies during normal business hours. For emergencies that occur outside of our normal business hours, please contact one of our recommended facilities.

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At least 75% or more of all pets over the age of two have some form of periodontal disease which in turn can lead to:

  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Abscesses

There is no need for periodontal disease to advance to this point with preventive dental care. Here at The Animal Care Center of Ooltewah we are specially equipped to ultrasonically clean, polish, treat and repair your pet’s teeth and gums to optimize your pet’s oral health. Should you need these services, we are available for house calls.

Diagnostic Testing

In-House Laboratory

We offer a complete in-house diagnostic laboratory which provides convenience for routine testing and saves critical time for sick patients. Our in-house lab allows us to run the following tests:

  • Blood Chemistries
  • Electrolytes
  • Preform Complete Blood Counts (CBC’s)
  • Urinalyses
  • Clotting Times
  • Thyroid Levels
  • Parasite Evaluations
  • Heart Worm
  • Lyme Disease
  • Erlichiosis
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Parvo Virus Testing
  • Feline Leukemia
  • Feline Immunodeficiency
  • Anti-Freeze Testing
  • And more!

Other tests can be sent to our reference labs which typically will have results in 24 hours.

Digital Radiography

We utilize the latest in radiological technology – digital x-rays – which both minimizes retakes and is environmentally friendly with no chemicals to dispose of or film to store. Copies can be easily burned to a disc or emailed for a consultation with a radiologist.

Medications & Pain Management

We stock a large inventory so that we can conveniently dispense prescriptions and ensure you have everything you need for your pet before you leave the hospital.

  • Pain Medicine
  • Antibiotics
  • Flea Preventatives
  • Heartworm Preventatives
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Emergency Medications (We maintain a large supply so that we are prepared in the unfortunate event that your pet should need emergency care.)

In addition, we offer Rapid Prescription Refills and Medication Reminders.

Surgery & Related Services

We have an exceptional surgical preparation area and operating room. Utilizing the latest surgical techniques and instruments, we perform a wide variety of soft tissue surgeries. We want all our patients to have intravenous catheters with supplemental fluids inter-operatively. Prior to surgery, we highly recommend pre-surgical blood work. Your doctor would not want to take you to surgery without blood work; would you want to take your pet? We have both conventional surgical equipment as well as a radiosurgical unit to minimize bleeding and enable us to do surgery on very small patients.

During Anesthesia we monitor:

  • Blood Pulse Oximetry (blood oxygen levels)
  • Respiration
  • Blood Pressure
  • ECG
  • End Tidal Carbon Dioxide
  • Body Temperature

Your pet will also be monitored throughout surgery by our talented veterinary technicians to ensure all procedures are safe.

Hospitalization & Treatment

In addition to providing hospitalization for our patients needing medical and surgical treatment, the center of the hospital is a large treatment area where animals needing special care and attention will receive:

  • Constant Observation
  • Intravenous Fluid Therapy
  • Oxygen
  • Recovery Time
  • Trauma Treatment

In addition, we have constructed a specially designed Isolation Facility with one-way air flow where those who might be contagious to our other patients are kept. For very small pets, we have a pediatric incubator where the pet can be warmed and given Humidified Oxygen and warmed fluids.

Senior Pet Care

Senior pets are usually those pets over 7 years of age who are especially susceptible to infection and the development of cancer. Because of this, twice-yearly visits for all geriatric pets are recommended. With regular examinations and age appropriate medical tests we can detect, address and treat illnesses and prevent problems before they begin. Remember that a year in a dog or cats life can be three to five years for a human. Here are a few of the special problems your aging pet may face:

  • Arthritis
  • Behavioral Changes
  • Dental Tartar
  • Gingivitis
  • Other Geriatric Illnesses

Pet Loss

  • At Home Euthanasia Services