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Small Animals

Discover exceptional small animal care at Hoof & Paw Veterinary Services located in Purcellville, VA.

We prioritize preventive health, advanced diagnostics, and compassionate treatment. Our comprehensive services cater to your animals' needs, offering personalized care and expertise to ensure their well-being and your peace of mind.

Our Services

Our team of veterinarians provides a wide range of wellness, diagnostic and surgical treatments for small animals using a fear-free approach.

We offer on-site labs for quicker results, digital dentistry, and an array of in-house surgical procedures so you can take comfort in knowing your pet is working with the same team from start to finish. We look forward to meeting your pets and providing top of the line care for your furry family members!

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Well & Sick Exams

At Hoof & Paw Veterinary Services, we believe in proactive pet care through comprehensive wellness exams. Pets often mask symptoms of underlying health issues, underscoring the significance of preventive care in identifying subtle changes before they escalate.

Our practice values the bond between you and your pet, emphasizing annual examinations as a cornerstone of their well-being. Through personalized vaccination plans tailored to your pet's specific needs and lifestyle, we are dedicated to prioritizing their health and longevity.

At Hoof & Paw our wellness and preventative services include:

  • Routine wellness examinations 

  • Vaccinations

  • Diet & Nutrition Counseling

  • Puppy & Kitten Care

  • Allergies & Dermatology 

  • Dental Care

  • GI upsets

  • Ear Infections

  • Parasite Prevention & Control 

  • Microchipping

  • Senior Pet Care

  • Exotic Pet Care

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Dental Care

Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian for early signs of problems and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

Potential signs of dental concerns: 

  • Bad breath

  • Broken or loose teeth

  • Extra teeth or retained baby teeth

  • Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar

  • Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth

  • Reduced appetite or refusal to eat

  • Pain in or around the mouth

  • Bleeding from the mouth

  • Swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth

Causes of dental problems: 

  • Broken teeth and roots

  • Periodontal disease

  • Abscesses or infected teeth

  • Cysts or tumors in the mouth

  • Malocclusion, or misalignment of the teeth and bite

  • Broken (fractured) jaw

  • Palate defects (such as cleft palate)

Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats – by the time your pet is 3 years old, he or she will very likely have some early evidence of periodontal disease, which will worsen as your pet grows older if effective preventive measures aren’t taken. Early detection and treatment are critical, because advanced periodontal disease can cause severe problems and pain for your pet. 

Our Hoof & Paw veterinary team will make recommendations based on your pet’s overall health and the health of your pet’s teeth and provide you with options to consider.

At Hoof & Paw routine dental services include:

  • Examination of your pet’s teeth and gums

  • Ultrasonic scaling of each tooth

  • Polishing the teeth to prevent future plaque buildup

  • Digital dental x-rays as needed to assess the teeth & gums

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Surgical Services

At Hoof & Paw Veterinary Services, your pet's well-being comes first. Our state-of-the-art facilities and skilled professionals provide a full spectrum of surgical services, from standard procedures like spaying and neutering to highly specialized interventions. 

 

We're more than a veterinary practice—we're your supportive partners. We recognize the concerns associated with pet surgeries, and our team approaches each procedure with compassion and expertise.

Our dedicated and compassionate team diligently oversees your pet's well-being before, during, and after surgery, providing exceptional attention to ensure their safety and full recovery.

At Hoof & Paw our surgical services include:

  • Spay & Neuter

  • Anesthesia

  • Dental Surgery

  • Mass Removal

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Complete Abdominal Ultrasound Exams

If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please contact us below to schedule a vet appointment at Hoof & Paw Veterinary Services in Purcellville, VA.

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Pain Management

At Hoof & Paw, we understand the complexity of managing pain and offer tailored, compassionate care to alleviate discomfort and enhance your animals' comfort.

 

Laser therapy is an innovative treatment that has gained popularity in recent years as veterinarians discover its benefits for pets. Used similarly to acupuncture, massage therapy, and other alternative therapies, laser treatment can be used in conjunction with or in place of medication to manage pain, inflammation, and wound healing.

Laser therapy helps tissue repair by causing the following:

  • Endorphin release

  • Vasodilation, which increases blood flow to bring in oxygen and cells involved in the healing process

  • Muscle relaxation

  • Decreased inflammation

  • Faster healing and repair

  • The main clinical benefits of laser use in pets include decreased inflammation, decreased pain, and improved wound healing.

Who can benefit from laser therapy?

  • Chronic arthritis

  • Surgical incisions

  • Traumatic injuries

  • Tendon and ligament injuries

At Hoof & Paw we offer laser therapy to help your pets with: 

  • Pain management 

  • Inflammation 

  • Would healing 

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Hoof & Paw Veterinary Services is Fear-Free Certified

At Hoof and Paw Veterinary Services we take pride in practicing a fear-free approach so you and your pet can count on a stress-free and positive visit each and every time.

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REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

Easily request an appointment online, give us a call or use the PetDesk app to schedule your pet's visit today!

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