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We know that the constantly evolving news surrounding COVID-19 can be scary and a bit overwhelming. With that in mind, Dr. Cashwell would like to let you know about the measures we have taken to do our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Please promptly visit our COVID-19 Protocols page to learn more about our efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19!
Our hours are 8:00am until 6:00pm - Monday through Friday.
We are closed from 1pm until 2pm for lunch. No Saturday hours at this time.
We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your pet feeling their best!
Wellness care is tailored to your companion's needs. With regular, thorough physical exams and vaccinations appropriate to your pets' lifestyle, we can assist you in providing your pet the best possible care. In addition, periodic diagnostic blood testing can help identify problems so they can be treated early, or, if normal, provide comforting peace of mind.
We can provide advice regarding training and behavioral problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling, anxiety disorders and aggression. Referral to a behavior specialist is available if needed.
We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance. Our Veterinarians also appreciate the value of health management for specific diseases through diet.
Companion Animal Hospital offers HomeAgain microchip identification. Microchipping is a simple procedure that only requires a quick trip to the clinic. The microchip is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades.
10 million pets get lost every year. Without ID, 90% don't return home.
Over 94% of pets microchipped with HomeAgain have been reunited with their families.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services
Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pet's complete health care needs.
Senior Pet Care
Pets have many of the same medical conditions similar to humans as they age. Regular lab testing is even more important in senior pets to prevent, detect, and monitor diseases they may develop. Older pets may be treated for liver and kidney diseases, diabetes, cataracts, arthritis, incontinence and dementia. When the time comes, hospice-type care can be provided for your pet's peace and comfort.
Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, and parasite testing.
We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
We maintain a complete inventory of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products, and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet.
Specialty medications and flavored preparations may also be ordered for your pet through veterinary compounding pharmacies such as Pet Health Pharmacy.
We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures. Anesthesia is not "one size fits all" but is tailored to fit each individual animal.
Our dental services include ultrasonic teeth cleaning and polishing, as well as tooth extractions and oral surgery.
Home dental care is a very important part of your pet's overall health.
Our surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures. All anesthetized patients are observed by a surgical nurse with our multi-parameter monitor. It records ECG, SpO2, respiratory rate, temperature, non-invasive blood pressure, and airway gas monitoring of oxygen, CO2 and anesthetic gases. The results are then downloaded into the patients permanent medical record.
To learn more please visit our Surgical FAQ's page.
To understand more about our surgical procedures, and how we differ from other pet care facilities, please visit our Surgical Comparisons page.
Surgical specialists are available for orthopedic procedures when needed.
Meet Dr. Robert Horne
Board certified in surgery with orthopedics as a specialty.
Our modern veterinary facility has the capabilities to remove many skin lesions with little to no anesthesia.
At Companion Animal Hospital, we are committed to ensuring that your pet experiences as little pain as possible. Pain management treatments that include: both injectable and oral, before surgery, during recovery and to go home. We will take every precaution to eliminate your pet's pain and stress from surgery and treatment procedures. "Pain is inevitable - suffering is not."
Our on-site, digital X-ray equipment provides superior quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. Board certified radiologists are consulted as needed.
Pellets from a shotgun blast. While frightening and potentially dangerous, in this case they caused no permanent damage.
Bluetooth technology enables us to perform an ECG in the Exam Room quickly and easily without having to connect the usual lead wires. The results are transmitted to a monitor and into the patients record. Consultations with cardiology specialists are also available.
Disease prevention is one of the most important aspects of pet health care. Proper vaccination can spare your pets from such potentially deadly diseases as rabies, distemper, influenza, leptospirosis, canine respiratory disease and feline leukemia. Vaccine programs are based on and scheduled to each pets lifestyle and exposure risks.
Dermatology, Skin Problems & Allergies
Skin problems are commonly associated with allergies in dogs and cats, but may be also a sign of serious internal diseases such as hypothyroidism, Cushings disease or cancer. Severe itching may be triggered by allergies or infection, but only by thorough examination and possibly testing such as fungal and bacterial cultures, skin scrapings for mites, allergy testing, microscopic exam, and biopsy can the cause be determined and properly treated.
We offer referrals to multiple specialists who help us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases. Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Neurology, and Internal Medicine Specialists for your pet that are located within a 30 mile radius from Phenix City, AL.
Individualized Flea and Tick Control Programs
We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to protect you and your pet from fleas and ticks in your house, in your yard and on your pet.
We provide pet boarding as a service to our clients. All boarders receive personal attention from our caring staff. Pets may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours Monday through Saturday.
We offer routine and therapeutic bathing services.
Complete body clips are available. We do not have a groomer for cosmetic breed clips; however, we do shave downs for the summer or as needed medically.
Losing a beloved companion is a painful experience. They give us all the love they have and then one day, unfortunately, they leave us. Sometimes we must make a difficult decision. Our Veterinarians and staff are here for you during those hard times. We can recommend several caring, compassionate organizations that provide the services of burial and cremation in the Greater Phenix City, Alabama and Columbus, GA areas. They also can help you choose a keepsake or memorial of your pet. Please visit our page dedicated to Pet Loss for further information.
House calls are available by appointment only with approval from one of our doctors.