We're pleased to offer the following services in our Taylorsville/Kearns/West Valley City Veterinary Clinic:
Appointments are preferred in order to give you and your pet the best attention and service. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies do occur. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
To offset being closed on Saturday, we are now open at 7 AM Monday through Friday for early drop-offs if you need to get to work or can't make it in during regulars hours for an appointment. (There may be a small boarding and care charge for the day, depending on the case, but for most there is not additional charge.)
Doctor appointments are generally from 8 - 10 AM and 2 - 4:30 PM. By special request earlier appointments between 7 - 8 AM may be made available on Monday and Friday. Depending on the surgery schedule each day (usually 10 AM - 1 PM), appointments between 10 AM - 12 PM may also be made available.
- In-house IDEXX CBC, Chemistry, and electrolyte panels
- Specialized testing through the IDEXX reference lab
- In-house Heartworm/tick born disease testing
- In-house feline FeLV/FIV testing
- In-house parvovirus testing
- Ultrasound, Echocardiography, Endoscopy (referred in)
- Digital Computed Radiography (CR) for better detail, less radiation exposure, and the ability to get rapid specialist consultation for difficult cases.
General Soft tissue and Orthopedic Surgery
- General elective and advanced soft tissue procedures
- Advanced orthopedics including TPLO for ACL tears, fractures, etc.
Note: We do not do puppy tails or ear crops. Puppy dewclaws only are accepted.
We also no longer offer cat declaw procedure. We feel the best way to do this procedure is with a laser, which we do not have. We would be happy to refer you to another clinic that can provide this service.
- Routine ultrasonic and hand scaling and polishing
- Oral surgery
- Dental x-ray
- Bonded sealants
- Local anesthetic for pain
With our integrated diagnostic equipment, software, and radiology system we can send ECG, x-rays, cytology slides, and blood results for rapid consultation and 2nd opinions with board certified experts.
Penn Hip Certified
PennHIP is a scientific method to evaluate a dog for it's susceptibility to Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD). The radiographic procedure involves special positioning of the dog so that the dog's "passive hip laxity" can be accurately measured. In simple terms, passive hip laxity refers to the degree of looseness of the hip ball in the hip socket when the dog's muscles are completely relaxed. Research has shown that the degree of passive hip laxity is an important factor in determining susceptibility to developing Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) later in life. Radiographic evidence of DJD, also known as osteoarthritis (OA), is the universally accepted confirmation of CHD. Dr Benson has been doing PennHIP evaluations for over 12 years, and is one of only 15 veterinarians in Utah certified to perform this procedure. For more information about this procedure go to: http://research.vet.upenn.edu/Default.aspx?alias=research.vet.upenn.edu/pennhip
Emergency & Urgent Care
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 5 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle most urgent care needs. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
If the emergency occurs later in the day or your pet is critical or needs constant monitoring we will refer you to either:
Advanced Veterinary Care (AVC) 801-942-3937, 1021 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Utah Veterinary Center (UVC), 801-278-3367, 308 West 7200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84047.
For possible poisoning questions:
Pet Poison Helpline, an animal poison control center based out of Minneapolis, is available 24 hours, seven days a week for pet owners and veterinary professionals that require assistance treating a potentially poisoned pet. The staff provides treatment advice for poisoning cases of all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, large animals and exotic species. As the most cost-effective option for animal poison control care, Pet Poison Helpline’s fee of $39 per incident includes follow-up consultation for the duration of the poison case. Pet Poison Helpline is available in North America by calling 800-213-6680. Additional information can be found online at www.petpoisonhelpline.com.
Another option, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, is the ASPCA Poison Control at (888) 426-4435, a $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.
Types of Pets Seen
Here at West Lake Animal Hospital, our goal is to provide more in depth knowledge and quality care to our small companion animals: dogs and cats. We refer exotics, birds, and "pocket pets" to the following animal hospitals for exotic pets: Creekside Animal Hospital or Wasatch Exotic Pet Care
West Lake Animal Hospital accepts payment via cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Care Credit, and pet insurance. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered. For more details see our New Patient Center under the payments tab.
We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.
West Lake Animal Hospital offers discounted services to senior citizens, military, and local area rescue groups. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.