Client Services

Pet MicrochipsMicrochipping

A lost pet is a frightening situation with often devastating consequences. According to the American Humane Association, about 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen every year. A study published by the American Veterinary Medical Association revealed that dogs with microchips were 238% more likely to be returned to their families than dogs without them. For cats, the statistic is even more dramatic: those with microchips were 2,000% more likely to be returned home.

This is why the team at St. Francis' Pet Hospital considers microchip lost pet IDs a fundamental way to protect your pet and an important part of responsible pet ownership. We use the HomeAgain microchip system. Each microchip registers the animal with a unique identification number, which is filed in a database with your contact information. The contact information can be updated any time, and it is important to remember to do so whenever your information changes. If your pet is lost, the microchip can be scanned by animal control officers, at shelters, and at veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and in many foreign countries.

HomeAgain membership offers additional benefits such as proactive pet recovery and free access to ASPCA Poison Control. HomeAgain also comes with a number of very useful services to pet owners, such as their National Pet Recovery Database, Lost Pet Specialists, Rapid Lost Pet Alerts, Lost Pet Medical Insurance, Travel Assistance for Found Pets, and more.

This safe, reliable and permanent pet identification takes less than 10 seconds to implant and can save you and your pet days, weeks, or more of fear and anguish.

Pharmacy

Our commitment to your pet's health is also reflected in our fully stocked in-house pharmacy. When it comes to prescription medications, accurate dosage and administration are of the utmost importance. As your pet's prescribing veterinarian, you can trust that when you fill prescriptions at our pharmacy, your pet will receive the right medication, at the right dose, in the right form as quickly as possible. We will also provide you detailed instructions on the medication's use, discuss any side effects or interactions and even administer the first dose for you if possible.

At our veterinary pharmacy we maintain a comprehensive inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet your pet's needs.

Refills are easy, too - simply give us a call.

Veterinary House CallsHouse Calls

To provide you the most comprehensive veterinary care possible, we also offer house calls on a case-by-case basis. To put it simply: there are times when it is best that you and your pet remain at home, where you both are most relaxed and comfortable, and we come to you.

We can provide a variety of services in your home, including wellness examinations, blood draws, and other general services that do not require diagnostic and other medical technology.

Veterinary Care Referrals

If a particular case requires unusual or special care, we may refer you to a veterinary specialist. The cases most often referred to specialists involve complicated orthopedic or neurological conditions, advanced cardiac diagnostics and complicated dermatology and ophthalmology cases.

Certified veterinarians who specialize in specific areas of veterinary medicine often come to our practice. Their fields of expertise are generally cardiology and surgery. Several board-certified veterinary specialists who treat cases at our hospital give in-house demonstrations as a form of continuing education for our staff.

We work closely with local board certified specialists at Circle City Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital, IndyVet and Noah's Stop 11 Animal Hospital.

End-of-Life Planning

For many pet owners, even thinking about their pet's final days is difficult and emotional. Our animals are a part of our family. It is this strong bond, born from years of loyal companionship, that makes this time particularly hard to bear.

We encourage you to talk with our veterinary healthcare team about these issues before they become urgent. Find out about your options, including our crematory and burial services, make some key decisions ahead of time, and ask us to add this information to your pet's record. Taking the time to plan, as challenging as it may be, will lessen the pain and stress for you and your pet.

All of us at St. Francis' Pet Hospital will do our best to help you prepare for these important issues with the compassion and sensitivity they require. We offer at-home euthanasia on a case-by-case basis.

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