Companion Animal Veterinary services
Chosen Valley Vet Clinic provides core pet care services for our small animal patients as well as diagnostic and emergency care. We provide individualized care that suits the needs of the pet and the pet owner. We offer various preventative wellness services to keep your companion pets healthy.
In addition to our traditional dog and cat companions, we also offer services to several other companion pets such as ferrets, rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, hamsters, and potbellied pigs. . Because these pets have a shorter life span than their dog and cat counterparts, it is even more important that they be seen by a veterinarian at least once a year, as they age much quicker than humans.
Chosen Valley Vet Clinic offers 24/7 small animal care services with an in-house diagnostic lab for quick diagnosis and treatment. All of our veterinarians are experienced in both small and large animal care.
Routine Pet Exams
Chosen Valley Vet Clinic offers routine wellness exams no matter the age of your pet. From young to old, we care for each and every animal with the same compassion and care.
- New Pet Wellness Checks
- Annual Wellness Exam and Vaccinations
- Senior Pet Wellness Checks
- Pet Dental Health Exams
Pet Vaccination Programs
Chosen Valley Vet Clinic feels it is important to follow a carefully planned vaccination program for your pet no matter the species. The most common programs are listed below. If you have questions or concerns about the details or timeline of these recommended vaccinations our veterinary team is happy to discuss them with you.
Dogs are vaccinated against rabies as early as 12 weeks. The first administration of a rabies vaccine is a three round booster program given about 4 weeks apart and then again at one year. After the one year anniversary dose, the rabies is then given every 2 years thereafter. Rabies is a required vaccination for all cats and dogs in the state of Minnesota. Rabies is transmitted from an infected animal via a bite wound. This disease is 100% fatal, and is transmissible to humans.
- Distemper/Parvo Combination Vaccine
We offer this vaccine with or without Lepto. This vaccine is recommended as an annual vaccination to keep your pet immunized against canine distemper virus, canine adenovirus, parainfluenza and canine parvovirus
- Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
This vaccination is recommended for dogs that are exposed to a large number of dogs in enclosed spaces such as boarding kennels and breeding kennels.
Lyme disease in pets is on an increase in SE Minnesota. Administering and annual vaccine in addition to a monthly flea and tick treatment is a good preventative to help protect your pet from contracting Lyme disease.
Cats are vaccinated against rabies as early as 12 weeks. The first administration of a rabies vaccine is a three round booster program given about 4 weeks apart and then again at one year. After the one year anniversary dose, the rabies is then given every 2 years thereafter. Rabies is a required vaccination for all cats and dogs in the state of Minnesota. Rabies is transmitted from an infected animal via a bite wound. This disease is 100% fatal, and is transmissible to humans.
- Feline Distemper Combo Vaccine
The CVRP vaccination is an important part of your cat's routine. It prevents three potentially deadly airborne viruses: rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia.
- Feline Leukemia (FeLV) Vaccine
Feline leukemia is a highly contagious illness that is transmitted through litter boxes, bites and the sharing of food or water bowls. Your kitten can get the first FeLV shot when she is just 8 weeks old. As with many other shots, the FeLV vaccination must be boosted at four weeks and again at one year annually the initial series is administered
A proper parasite treatment and prevention program is just as important as annual vaccinations for your pet. Chosen Valley Vet Clinic veterinary team can analyze stool and blood samples at our in-house lab and you will have the results before you leave your pet’s appointment. If treatment is necessary we can send you home with the appropriate medicine for a prompt safe approach.
- Flea and Tick Treatment and Prevention
- Heartworm Prevention
- Intestinal Parasite Prevention
- Lyme Disease Vaccination
In-House Diagnostic Lab Services
Chosen Valley Vet Clinic is fully-equipped with an in-house veterinary laboratory where we can perform a wide variety of tests. Because our lab is right here in our facility, many results can be obtained the same day, which means a diagnosis can be made faster. The faster a diagnosis is made, the sooner treatment can be initiated.
- In-House Chemistry & CBC Testing
- In-House Digital X-Ray
If more extensive testing or procedures is necessary we have access to overnight delivery and lab testing with the University of Minnesota and Marshfield Labs in Wisconsin. In most cases, we can have these lab results returned within 48 hours.
Pet Surgical Services
Chosen Valley Vet Clinic has a team of doctors that are able to perform most surgical services on small animals including spay/neuter, C-section, and soft tissue surgical procedures. If you have a pet that is injured or is experiencing an abnormal health issue that may require surgery, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule a diagnostic exam to decide if a surgical procedure is needed.
Ask us about a large group discount on spay/neuter surgeries
- Dental Cleaning and Extractions
- General Soft Tissue Surgeries
End of Life
The decision to euthanize your pet will be extremely hard to make. When the time comes to let the pet member of our family cross over the rainbow bridge, we can help you with peaceful euthanasia and cremation services.
- In Office or In Home options available
- Private Cremation
- Group Cremation
- Clay Paw Print Memorial
Microchip Pet Identification Services
A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will use a handheld microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner’s contact information, and calls the owner. Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly. We can microchip ferrets, rabbits and other companion animals, too!