Our staff at Princevalle Pet Hospital is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
- Pet Vaccinations and Exams
- Laser Therapy
- Health Certificates
- Preventative Care
- Dental Care
- Advanced Digital X-rays
- Spay and Neuter
- Wellness Exams
- Nutritional Counseling
- Parasite Prevention
- Onsite Diagnostics
- In-House Laboratory
- Allergy Testing
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Geriatric Care
- Cat Boarding
- After Hours Emergency
- Sick Pet Care
- Cold Laser Therapy
- AHA Accreditation
- Fear Free Handing
Pet Vaccinations and Exams
At Princevalle Pet Hospital, our goal is to improve your pet’s health and well-being so you can enjoy many happy years together. That’s why we strongly believe in the power of preventative care in the form of pet vaccinations and exams. Annual or bi-annual examinations are the foundation of any comprehensive pet wellness plan. When our veterinarians examine your pet regularly, they’re able to get a better understanding of your pet’s baseline health. To further protect your pet’s health, we also offer medication for the prevention of internal and external parasites.
About the Wellness Exam
Every wellness exam includes a complete nose-to-tail assessment of your pet’s health and typically includes:
- Weight check
- General physical examination including the eyes, ears, and skin.
- Temperature assessment
- Evaluation of the oral cavity
- Listening to the heart and lungs
- Mobility or lameness exam
Since pets age more rapidly than humans do, it’s vital to catch potential problems before they become serious. This is why we need to assess your pet once or twice per year (depending on their age) in order to detect changes as they develop.
Once the examination has been completed, we will determine an appropriate vaccination schedule for your pet. Keep in mind that vaccination protocols are not “one size fits all.” There are some required core vaccines, such as rabies, but your pet’s vaccination needs will be determined by factors such as their species, age, lifestyle, risk of exposure, and medical requirements. As proponents of personalized pet care, we tailor a vaccination schedule to fit your pet’s unique set of needs.
Having your dog or cat fully vaccinated also goes a long way toward protecting your pet’s health. Vaccines are used to deliver disease-fighting antibodies to your pet’s immune system. These antibodies act as additional support, better equipping their body to fight off disease.
If you have any questions during the wellness examination, feel free to ask the veterinarian. We know that well-informed pet owners make the best pet owners. We want to equip you with the information you need to care for your precious pet and keep them as healthy as possible.
Does your pet have arthritis? Is your pet suffering from inflammation that makes it hard to get around? Is there a wound that refuses to heal? If this accurately describes your pet’s situation, then we have good news for you: At Princevalle Pet Hospital, we can help your pet heal faster and feel better using our cutting-edge laser therapy treatment.
Laser therapy is a state-of-the-art treatment used to accelerate healing and relieve pain that accompanies a variety of health conditions. Whether your pet is recovering from an injury, healing after surgery, or simply dealing with the effects of ageing, laser therapy can help provide relief.
In this treatment, a deep-penetrating light is used to release endorphins into your pet’s body, stimulate the restoration of cells, and reduce inflammation. Laser therapy is non-invasive; many pets even find it relaxing. This alternative treatment can reduce inflammation, speed healing, and alleviate pain without the risks of surgery or drugs.
Conditions That Laser Therapy Can Treat
Pet laser therapy is an effective treatment for a variety of chronic, acute, and post-surgical conditions. This treatment has been scientifically proven to reduce inflammation and stimulate healing. Laser therapy can help with:
- Degenerative joint disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Wound healing
- Sprains and fractures
- Ear infections and other skin conditions
- Lick granulomas
About the Treatment Session
If you’re thinking about bringing your companion in for pet laser therapy in Gilroy, here’s what you can expect:
- Your pet’s treatment schedule will be determined by their veterinarian.
- Treatments are conducted by a certified staff member.
- We provide pets with eye wear to protect them from the laser’s concentrated light.
- Your pet will feel a gentle and soothing warmth during treatment.
- Most laser therapy sessions are over in a matter of minutes.
Pet laser therapy can vastly improve the quality of your pet’s life. If you have any questions about laser therapy, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation, please feel free to contact us.
If you want to travel internationally with your pet, you need to plan ahead. Since each country is different, you will have to contact the embassy or consulate where you are going to find out what you need to do.
Though every country has different requirements, most require a health certificate that is done by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. Luckily, we have a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are not a client, you need to make sure you bring your pets’ records in with you to the examination.
You will always need a health certificate and proof of vaccination. You may also need a microchip and blood tests. Many countries require that your pet get treated for parasites prior to travel. You may also need certificates for the airplane ride.
Since each country is different and we can’t stay up to date will all of the changes in each one, it is important that you call ahead and know what you need. Then, we will make sure that your pet is all ready to go!
We believe the best way to promote overall health is through preventative care. Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pets’ health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems.
We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often health problems that go undetected can become more severe issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
Dental care is one of the most overlooked aspects of a pet’s wellness. Owners often assume that the worst side effect of dirty teeth is bad breath, but that’s definitely not the case. Neglecting oral health has far more serious side effects than just bad breath. It can result in gum and severe periodontal disease, which can eventually lead to serious disorders, such as heart, liver, and kidney disease. Unfortunately, poor oral health is very common in American pets; more than half of all dogs and cats aged 3 and up have some form of gum disease. The good news is that this can be treated with regular dental cleanings.
About Our Dental Services
Your pet’s oral health is extremely important to us. During every wellness exam, we will evaluate your pet’s oral health. If there’s evidence of gum disease, tartar buildup, or damage to your pet’s teeth, we will recommend a professional dental cleaning. At the time of exam, an estimate will be provided. Please understand that this only an estimate, and a complete oral evaluation can only be completed once a patient is under general anesthesia.
Our pet dentistry services include:
- Pre-operative blood work
- Intravenous fluids
- Careful monitoring by a trained technician throughout the procedure
- Ultra-sonic scaling
- Hand scaling (if needed)
- Polishing of teeth
- Fluoride treatment
- Digital dental radiography
- Pain control (if necessary)
Once a complete oral examination and digital dental radiographs have been evaluated, the veterinarian will make a decision based on the findings. In some cases, dental extractions or oral surgery may be needed.
At-Home Dental Care
The health of your pet’s mouth shouldn’t depend solely on annual dental cleanings. We recommend that you and your family be proactive about your pet’s oral health. Daily brushing is the best method of preventing plaque and tartar buildup.
The sooner you get into a dental hygiene routine, the better. If you start brushing your pet’s teeth while they’re still young, it’s more likely that they’ll adjust to the practice. This will make future dental care much easier in the long run. If you have any questions about our pet dentistry services, or if you need recommendations for dental products, feel free to contact us.
At Princevalle Pet Hospital, we understand that when your pet is scheduled to undergo a pet surgery procedure, your first thought may be the risk of anesthesia. This is perfectly natural. Your pet is more than just an animal, rather he or she is a beloved and treasured member of your family. That is why we are dedicated to treating your pet with the utmost care. We are accredited by AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association), which means we abide by the highest possible surgical standards. Therefore, we strive to make every anesthetic procedure as safe as possible for your pet. Our veterinary staff is trained to manage the risks that may be involved in their anesthetic procedure.
Before Your Pet’s Surgery
In order to properly prepare for your pet’s surgery, please be aware of the following:
- Owners must sign consent forms prior to any surgery and/or anesthesia.
- We recommend pre-anesthetic blood work to minimize the risk of anesthesia.
- We admit patients between 8:00 and 8:30 on the morning of surgery.
- Please provide a phone number where you can be reached at any time during the day.
About Our Surgical Suites
We offer two surgical suites for the comfort and safety of both our feline and canine patients. These dedicated areas are used for no other purpose except pet surgeries. Included in the suites are a heated surgical tables, monitoring equipment, which allows us to monitor your pet’s ECG, oxygen saturation levels, and blood pressure. All patients are monitored by a trained technician throughout their surgical procedure as well as during their recovery to ensure their warmth, comfort and well being.
When your pet is ready to be released, we will go over in-home care instructions with you in detail. We will also provide you a written copy of the care instructions for your reference. If you have any questions about our surgical services, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (408) 848-3443.
Advanced Digital X-rays
At Princevalle Pet Hospital, we use digital radiography (X-rays) to safely examine your pet’s internal organs and bone structures. This technology uses digital X-ray sensors to create an image in just a few seconds, using significantly less radiation than traditional film X-rays. This not only means that it’s safer for your pet, it allows us to get results back quickly so you don’t have to wait.
In addition to the above services, we also offer cardiac ultrasonography through a consultant. If you’d like more information about our pet diagnostics or if you need to make an appointment, feel free to contact us.
Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets’ life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets’ health, it’s also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
At Princevalle Pet Hospital, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.
But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.
At Princevalle Pet Hospital in Gilroy, CA , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
At Princevalle Pet Hospital in Gilroy, CA , we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets’ health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!
Princevalle Pet Hospital offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Gilroy, CA and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet or would like more information about your pet’s nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.
The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At Princevalle Pet Hospital, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.
We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.
There are times when a standard physical examination isn’t enough to detect and diagnose a pet’s medical condition. Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, health problems are being detected and treated much earlier, leading to longer lives for pets. While a thorough physical exam certainly helps our vets evaluate your pet’s health from the outside, our diagnostic services can help us understand what’s happening internally. We offer a variety of safe and non-invasive diagnostic care options that give our veterinarians much-needed insight into your pet’s health.
We offer a wide range of diagnostic tests both in our in-house laboratory as well as through outside laboratory services. Your pet may appear to be healthy on the outside, but the results of a blood test, fecal exam, or urinalysis can indicate otherwise. These tests are used to help us detect illnesses or diseases that are still in the early stages of development.
For example, blood tests can be used to evaluate the health of internal organs such as the kidneys, liver, pancreas, and adrenal glands. We can also analyze your pet’s blood to look for signs of infection, anemia, blood clotting disorders, diseases-related antigens, and other conditions.
We also offer fecal and urinalysis testing. Fecal exams are often used to detect the presence of internal parasites like roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, coccidia, and giardia. Urinalysis is a useful tool in evaluating the function of internal organs including the bladder and kidneys. Reviewing the results of a urinalysis exam can help veterinarians detect serious health problems.
Dogs and cats can be allergic to almost anything, similar to allergies in people. Pets can be allergic to allergens in their household environment, outside environment, or even their food. Symptoms can range from itchiness and ear or eye infections to constant licking, and even vomiting or diarrhea. Many pets suffer from allergies which can directly affect their quality of life, as well as their owner’s.
Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.
We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.
It is our goal to provide you with complete veterinary care in a professional and accessible atmosphere. That is why we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pets’ prescription needs.
Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pets’ medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.
We offer a variety of solutions and treatments for your pets’ orthopedic issues. We understand that orthopedic problems can be a big challenge for both pets and pet owners so we are dedicated to working with you and communicating with you throughout the process.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Princevalle Pet Hospital, we are here to help you with your new addition.
First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.
Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work becomes even more critical.
Annual exams and blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us valuable information about your pet’s health. We understand the changes your pet will have as they become older, and we also know the importance of keeping your pet healthy as they enter their golden years.
Please call us today at (408) 848-3443 to learn more about caring for your senior pet.
We will not be accepting any boarders until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We may resume this service in the future, after things return to normal. Thank you for your understanding!
Whenever you plan time away from home, one of the most important decisions you have to make involves who can take care of your cat. As a beloved family member, your cat deserves to be well-cared for.
Princevalle Pet Hospital offers cat boarding facilities that provide your cat with a safe, comfortable, and quiet home away from home.
About Our Cat Boarding Services
Here at Princevalle Pet Hospital, we offer our feline guests with a boarding area that is clean, quiet, and temperature controlled. The individual enclosures that house our boarders come in two sizes: a comfortable single unit or a more spacious double-sized unit. Our dedicated staff members provide guests with plenty of love and attention while they are in our care, so you don’t have to worry about them becoming lonely while you’re away.
We know that cats can have a difficult time adjusting to new surroundings. That is why we monitor each cat carefully. Our kennel assistant will ensure they are eating well and are as comfortable as possible during their stay. We feed them on a schedule you provide using their own food from home and can give them whatever prescribed medications they require.
Requirements for Cat Boarding
We happily welcome healthy cats who are patients of our hospital to our boarding facility. Vaccinations must be current, and your cat needs to be flea free. We only accept cats who are patients of Princevalle Pet Hospital for boarding at this time.
If you would like to learn more about our cat boarding services and requirements, feel free to contact us with your questions. We also invite you to come and take a tour of our facility prior to making a reservation.
Sick Pet Care
At Princevalle Pet Hospital, our goal is the same as yours – to keep your pets healthy and happy so you can enjoy your lives together. Even when your pets have wellness and preventative care plans in place, illnesses and injuries can still occur. When your pets are ill, we’ll do all we can to provide them with excellent veterinary medical care.
Symptoms of Illness
We know how frightening it can be when your pet is sick. Unfortunately, animals are conditioned to hide any sign of illness, injury, or weakness. The clues that something may be wrong could be very subtle. Here are some signs of illness that you should be on the lookout for:
- Weight loss
- Refusal to eat
- Excessive licking of the skin
- Chewing of the skin
- Diarrhea / Vomiting
- Behavioral changes, such as being less active, less playful, or irritable.
You may not know what to do when your companion starts exhibiting strange behavior that’s not typical for them. If you observe unusual symptoms in your pet, it’s important to get them care as soon as possible. The sooner your pets are brought in for treatment, the more likely it is that they will have a quicker full recovery.
How We Can Help
If your pet is showing signs of illness, bring them to us for immediate care. We’ll thoroughly evaluate your pet from nose to tail to determine what the problem is and prescribe the appropriate treatment. Depending on your pet’s condition, we may recommend diagnostic services in order to make a more accurate diagnosis. To provide the very best service to our patients, we offer a wide variety of pet diagnostics, including digital radiography (X-ray), blood chemistry analysis, CBC (complete blood count), urinalysis, and fecal examinations.
We’ll not only provide your ailing pet with medical care; we’re also dedicated to delivering the compassionate customer service that you need. When your pet is sick, you want answers, and that’s what we’re here for. Our veterinarians will carefully explain your pet’s condition and treatment options to you. We’ll take time to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have about your pet’s health.
If your pets are injured or displaying signs of illness, bring them to us to receive the medical care that they require. If you have any questions about the services we provide, feel free to contact us.