Welcome to the Dowlen Road Veterinary Center! As you approach the front door from the parking lot, you will walk into our enclosed porch. It houses some great retail/gift items, dog and cat food and treats, and a waiting area. Feel free to browse around and relax as you wait to see the doctor.
After visitors come in our front door, they check in at the receptionist's desk. Our retail area also occupies part of this room. Scales are conveniently located beside the receptionist's desk, so pets can be weighed at check in.
Here are our regular receptionists who are always ready to help you with a smile.
We are equipped with three examination rooms and two examination stations in the treatment/surgery area. Each room has a computer terminal for accurate record keeping and all the tools necessary for a complete exam. Exam room three is especially designed with an electric lift table, for our larger furry friends. During your exam is the best time to ask those questions! At the DRVC, we are all about educating the client on how to give the best pet care possible. Don't hesitate to ask, and we will also be happy to include a print out of the information you are seeking on your invoice.
This is the adjustable table that moves up and down. Your pet can easily walk onto the table in the lowered position and then be raised up for examination.
Our lab area is equipped with a Kodak CBC/QBC machine, and Idexx machine for running chemistries, and a microscope for reading urinalyses, fecals, and cytologies. Our pharmacy has a wide variety of medications to fit almost all of your pet's needs!
Our phone station consists of three multi-line phones, and three computer terminals. This is where all incoming calls are received, appointments scheduled, and customer concerns addressed. This also allows our front receptionists to concentrate on the client walking in the door.
The treatment area is primarily used for pets that have been dropped off for the day for exams, baths, etc. It can also double as an "exam room" as it is fully equipped with its own refrigerated vaccines, syringes, needles, etc.
Located to the right of the treatment area is our Isolation room. It has a seperate ventilation system from the rest of the clinic to prevent the spread of contagious conditions.
Our treatment and surgery areas are equipped for in house and emergency procedures. We have in house xray with automatic processing and developing. Surgery is complete with isoflurane gas and heated padding for the longer procedures. We also have a state of the art dental machine, ultrasound, and EKG. After surgery, heated kennels are available.
All the kennel areas are climate controlled. There are large runs in the main kennel area. We also have two isolation runs available for critical and/or quarantines cases which are on a separate ventilation system from the rest of the clinic. The treatment and surgery areas also serve as kennel areas for smaller pets.
The luxurious two-story Cat Hotel, located in the reception/retail area, provides a quiet oasis for our feline friends away from the sometimes "nerve-jingling" barks. Please remember to call ahead to book your pet(s) boarding reservations, especially during the holidays.
We have a large fenced in yard where the boarders are walked twice daily . . . on a leash of course. This space is also available for "off-the-leash" play time for an additional charge with boarding.