Veterinary Hospital

Providing Full Service Medical, Dental & Surgical Care

At Dr. Boyd’s, we provide personalized care for dogs and cats in our fully equipped veterinary hospital. Our exam rooms provide ample spaced for your family, your dogs and cats, and our team to meet together. We want to create an experience that is transparent and in which you are fully involved. Next to the exam rooms is our full service veterinary hospital.

John O. Wesson, DVM

John O. Wesson, DVM

Dr. Wesson graduated from Harvard University and from the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, he was a U.S. Navy helicopter pilot. His special medical interests include ultrasound, thermal imaging, laser therapy and surgery. He enjoys spending time with his wife, two children and their small herd of cats.
Charlie Jackson, DVM

Charlie Jackson, DVM

Dr. Jackson graduated from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical year at Lincoln Memorial University. Before veterinary school, she started at the University of Southern California as a screenwriting major. Quickly, her love for science, medicine, and most importantly animals, redirected her career path. Since discovering her love for veterinary medicine, she’s worked at zoos, shelters, and emergency hospitals. In her free time she likes hanging out with her Coconut Retriever, Sage, binging Netflix documentaries, and travelling at every opportunity.

Vet Hospital Room

State of the art equipment

We have an in-house laboratory, pharmacy, operating room, ultrasound room, thermal imaging, digital x-ray room and dental suite with digital dental x-ray. We use state of the art equipment to provide comprehensive monitoring of vital signs during anesthetic procedures. For many specialty surgical procedures, it is also possible for board-certified surgeons to perform procedures here in our operating room, with the full support and involvement of our veterinarians. For surgery patients, we provide post-operative convalescent care, and this service is available no matter where the surgery was performed.

Schedule an Appointment

If you have questions about any of the services offered in our veterinary hospital, please ask to speak to one of our doctors. Appointments are available for scheduled and walk-ins Tuesday – Saturday between 7:00am – 7:00pm. As dog and cat owners ourselves, we recognize that your dogs and cats are members of your family, and we approach every aspect of their care with that in mind. We will openly discuss all of your options, address all of your concerns, and keep you well informed at every step of the way.

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Veterinary Exam

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At your dog’s or cat’s semi-annual or annual exam, our doctors will examine their teeth, eyes, ears, coat, weight and other parameters. At this time, we can also discuss any health concerns or subtle changes that you have noticed in your pet. This allows us to have a flowing dialogue about your dog’s or cat’s health and any recommended diagnostic tests or therapies.

Dogs and cats should have a comprehensive physical exam at least once a year. For our older patients, we recommend exams every 6 months. These help our doctors to detect problems early, which is vital in helping our patients to live the longest, healthiest, and most comfortable lives. Also, for our geriatric patients, we recommend blood work and blood pressure measurement every 6 months. These provide glimpses into our patients’ internal function, which combined with our physical exam findings, helps us to provide gold standard care for you and your pet.

One Simple Wellness: Ask us about our One Wellness Plan, one package for ALL stages of your Pet’s Life!

Vaccinations / Parasite Screening

In order to have fun, all dogs and cats are required to maintain current vaccinations. However, if your dog or cat is not current on his or her vaccines, we can administer them for you when your pet arrives here at Dr. Boyd’s.

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Fecal Ova / Parasite Test & Giardia Elisa Test

All Pets checking in at Dr. Boyd’s must be free of all intestinal parasites as documented by a “current” fecal examination (within the past 6 months) which includes ova and parasite testing, as well as a Giardia ELISA test, antigen testing for Roundworms, Hookworms and Whipworms; as well as direct microscopic exam for all other GI parasites.

There are many types of internal (or gastrointestinal) parasites; Roundworms, Whipworms, Hookworms, Tapeworms, Coccidia and Giardia. Coccidia and Giardia, along with all of the various worms’ eggs, are extremely small organisms which cannot be seen without laboratory microscopic magnification. Unfortunately, there is not one perfect fecal examination test that can accurately confirm the presence, or absence, of each one of these parasites.

Years ago, the standard fecal examination test was the “fecal floatation.” This fecal floatation test is plagued with frequent false negative results (i.e. many parasites were missed); consequently, this floatation technique was replaced by most veterinarians with the newer “fecal centrifugation” test as their standard testing protocol. Centrifugation is desirable over floatation techniques because it provides for significant concentration of the microscopic eggs and parasites. This concentration makes the eggs and parasites easier to visualize under the microscope. Easier microscopic identification means more accurate diagnosis and less frequent false negative results.

Fecal Centrifugation has one clear shortcoming when it comes to the identification of gastrointestinal parasites…Giardia. It has been shown that Giardia infections are frequently missed utilizing a single fecal centrifugation test (i.e. more false negatives). Giardia is shed intermittently, so even if your pet has Giardia, a fecal centrifugation may not be able to confirm its presence, despite the most keen eye and best laboratory equipment. This is potentially a big problem. Giardia is one of those “Zoonotic” intestinal infections that can be transmitted not only from pet to pet, but also potentially back and forth between humans and their pets (dogs and cats). In order to control this zoonotic disease, we are utilizing a relatively new, more sensitive test called the Giardia ELISA test. This test is an enzyme-linked assay which looks for a specific antigen (or protein) of the Giardia organism. Giardia ELISA testing is very specific and rarely misses a Giardia carrying animal (i.e. rarely a false negative).

If your veterinarian does not routinely run a Giardia ELISA test, please request this testing to be done prior to your pet’s stay with us. However, if it is more convenient for you, we can submit this testing for you once you pet arrives at our facility.

It may be possible that some veterinary practices do not provide, or are opposed to running this Giardia ELISA test. Please know that if that situation ever occurs, you and your pet will not be turned away. Rather, we would confirm the situation with a phone call to your veterinarian, then offer you two options: either perform a single Giardia ELISA test for you as a courtesy at no charge; or, you can elect to have your pet isolated from the remainder of the pets staying at Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort at no additional charge. After that particular stay, in order for your pet to enjoy all that Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort has to offer, a “negative” Fecal Centrifugation test along with a “negative” Giardia ELISA test would be required every 6 months.

I hope this clarifies our position on internal parasite control measures here at Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort. Please direct any questions you may have to one of our doctors on staff, thank you.

DR. BOYD’S IS A FLEA FREE ZONE

We pride ourselves on maintaining a clean, happy and healthy environment for your dog or cat. If we find fleas on your pet while here at Dr. Boyd’s, a dose of “Capstar”, which quickly eliminates all fleas within 20 minutes and continues working for up to 24 hours, will be given immediately.

Extended Nursing & Recovery Care Boarding

Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort provides extended nursing recovery care for pets needing special medical attention. At Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort, we recognize that compliance with veterinary instructions is a significant factor affecting both the outcome of a specific treatment plan and the healthy recovery of your pet. Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort provides extended nursing recovery care for pets needing special medical attention. At Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort, we recognize that compliance with veterinary instructions is a significant factor affecting both the outcome of a specific treatment plan and the healthy recovery of your pet. Surgeries can go beautifully, but unless post-operative care instructions are carefully followed, even the best treatment plans can fail.

Here are some classic examples in which we feel “Recovery Care” could be the perfect solution for you and your pet:

  • Post-op care, following surgery to treat an abscess or other trauma.
  • Ophthalmic disease or injury requiring frequent administration of medication
  • Wound care, to treat burns, lacerations, hot spots and allergic reactions
  • Orthopedic surgery post-op care, requiring strict management of activity levels, assistance walking, laser therapy, and physical rehabilitation; as frequently required following fracture repair, CCL surgery, and hip surgery, among others.
  • Neurology cases requiring observation or assistance; such as those requiring assistant to change position, stand, walk or relieve themselves.

You will appreciate that your pet’s discharge instructions will be carried out thoroughly in a safe and nurturing environment, without you personally having to do the dirty work. And it’s the dogs and cats who are the biggest winners, receiving round-the-clock attention with plenty of love to lead them towards a speedy recovery

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Teeth Cleaning

Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort offers a range of dentistry services, including professional teeth cleaning. Your dog or cat’s dental hygiene is vital to their health. The health of your pet’s teeth and can greatly affect their quality of life. We can provide relief from discomfort due to gingivitis, to the smell of your pet’s breath reduce bad breath, and help to give you the best quality of life together.

Professional teeth cleaning procedures at Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort always include scaling of the teeth to remove plaque and tartar accumulation above and below the gum line, followed by a polishing of the teeth to smooth out any surface irregularities.

Dental radiographs, dental “charting”, tooth extractions, restorations, root canals, oral surgeries, advanced periodontal therapies and other various medical management procedures are often discussed and recommended at the time of teeth cleaning and are all available here at Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort. Although these advanced procedures are frequently viewed to be “necessary” by the clinician and can be highly beneficial, they are not part of a “routine” teeth cleaning. Such procedures can easily be discussed in detail, and even scheduled, during a post-cleaning consultation in which the pet owner is you are given an accurate cost estimate for all of the recommended additional services.

Fresh Breath Sundays

We are excited to announce the grand opening of Dr. Boyd’s low cost Fresh Breath Sundays! Safe and effective teeth cleaning to eliminate bad breath, control gingivitis, and prevent dental disease in dogs and cats for only $395.

Everyone already knows the importance of regular dental hygiene in both people and pets; and yet, most pets never have their teeth cleaned because it’s just too expensive and too mysterious. As a result, many pets are forced to suffer from advanced periodontal disease, painful gums and even abscessed teeth before any action is taken. Our new Fresh Breath Sundays program is designed to change all of that.

  • Dogs and cats who have no significant gingivitis or periodontal disease can simply make an appointment to come in for a Fresh Breath teeth cleaning every six months. 
  • Dogs and cats with progressive or advanced oral disease still need to be scheduled for one of our existing comprehensive dental procedures (ie teeth cleaning with oral surgery and/or extractions).  After that, these pets can come in for an inexpensive Dr. Boyd’s Fresh Breath teeth cleaning every six months.
  • Your pet gets everything: a complete oral examination, pre-anesthetic blood testing, I.V. catheter and fluids, inhalational anesthesia, comprehensive anesthetic monitoring, thorough and complete teeth cleaning, recovery care, as well as a personalized at-home dental care strategy.
  • Cats and tiny dogs are born with a very small amount of attached gum tissue – and it is the gum’s job to protect the teeth and surrounding bone.  Consequently, it only takes a small amount of periodontal disease to destroy their natural gum line defenses which leads to everything from nasty infections and bad breath, to loose and missing teeth.
  • Senior dogs and cats often face multiple health concerns and simply cannot afford to be slowed down by ongoing periodontal disease.  Painful, abscessed gums can severely reduce a senior pet’s energy level, causing them to act much older than they really are, and unfortunately live shorter lives.
  • Any dog or cat who does not yet suffer from dental disease would be the perfect candidate for Dr. Boyd’s Fresh Breath teeth cleaning program. Just like in people, periodontal disease can be prevented if teeth cleanings are preformed regularly every six months.
  • Teeth brushing
  • Antiseptic mouth rinses
  • Dental chews & bones
  • Dental X-rays
  • Antibiotics
  • Periodontal laser therapy
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Surgery

As a full service Veterinary Hospital we offer a wide range of surgical procedures. We are committed to providing the gold standard of care for your dog or cat during procedures ranging from mass removals, to spays and neuters, to more advanced soft tissue and orthopedic procedures.

When your pet is having a surgical procedure done at Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort, we monitor major vital parameters to help minimize the risk associated with such procedures. During anesthetic procedures, we monitor heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, blood pressure, pulse oximetry (blood oxygenation), exhaled CO2 and EKG. We also administer intravenous fluids under anesthesia to help maintain blood pressure and the perfusion of vital organs.

Our doctors and staff diligently monitor your dog or cat’s well-being from the minute you check-in. Our doctors will perform a pre-anesthetic exam upon drop off, review all pre-anesthetic bloodwork, customize an anesthetic plan to your dog or cat, and be involved in every step, from anesthetic induction, to monitoring and recovery. We use the latest multi-modal pain management to ensure your dog or cat’s comfort following all surgical procedures.

We realize that while your pet is having a surgical procedure there are a lot of questions and concerns that surround the procedure, so our doctors and staff will discuss all aspects of the procedure beforehand. We also send you home with a care sheet upon discharge to clarify all aspects of your pet’s care and recovery when you get home.

If you prefer to have our professionally trained staff care for your pet following surgical procedures, we have a Recovery Care Boarding option available, which will cover everything from specialized care based on your pet’s surgery and requirements, to administering medications, and updates on your pet’s condition.

Imaging

Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort offers the latest digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound and thermal imaging technologies!

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Dr. Boyd’s COVID-19 Protocol

New COVID Protocols
Beginning immediately, we are now allowing families to come into our lobby
directly without calling from the parking lot. For everyone’s continued
safety, please keep social distance from one another while in our lobby.

Boarding/Daycare/Bathing/Grooming Drop Offs:
Please come into the lobby and check in at the front desk with a Concierge.

Veterinary Hospital Visits:
Please come into the lobby and check in at the front desk with a Concierge,
then wait either outside or in the lobby. Depending on the reason for the
visit, our staff will advise you on your next steps.