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If you live in West Jefferson or the surrounding area in OH, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Paul Stephenson, Dr. Tracy Arvin, and Dr. Stephanie Schaefer are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care. West Jefferson Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital. We offer a wide range of veterinary services which include preventative medicine, hospitalization, surgery, dentistry, grooming, and boarding. Our Veterinarians are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her doctor. Preventative Medicine Happy pets make happy owners. The best way to ensure our pets happiness is to keep them healthy. We recognize that every pet is different inside and out from their personality to individual health. Our veterinarians and staff are trained to help keep them their healthiest based on age, weight, diet and behavior, exercise, individual needs and existing medical conditions. Since obesity is a common problem linked to additional medical conditions, proper nutrition for our pets is an essential part to their overall health. Like children, vaccinations for pets help build up their immunities to protect them from harmful and sometimes fatal diseases for a healthy life. Help protect your new puppy or kitten by scheduling an exam and vaccines as soon as possible. We recommend annual exams, boosters, heartworm tests, and fecal tests to keep your pets their healthiest. Please call to schedule your pet(s) for annual exams and vaccinations. urgery We offer a wide variety of surgeries which are performed in our hospital. All of our pets are required to be up to date on their vaccines while staying in the hospital. We perform surgeries on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Our surgery patients are dropped off either the morning of the surgery betweem 7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. or before 7:30 p.m. the night before. We ask that these pets do not have any food after 8 p.m. the night before a surgery so they are able to metabolize the anesthetic effectively and safely. Please call if you have any questions about a surgery, need an estimate or to schedule an appointment. Dental Around four months of age, dogs and cats begin to get their permanent teeth. It is important to keep an eye on their dental health from an early age. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats start to show signs of oral disease by age three. A yellow/brown tartar along the gum line, inflamed gums, and frequent bad breath can all be signs of dental disease. Without proper dental care, plaque and tartar buildup can lead to periodontal disease and oral pain. Daily brushing of your pet's teeth can help prevent plaque and calculus. If you are unable to brust their teeth, provide them with hard chew toys and dry food to help break down any plaque buildup on the teeth. Flavored toothpaste and toothbrushes are dusigned for your pet and can help aid in the dental health. At West Jefferson Animal Hospital, we offer pet dental exams, professional cleanings and extractions. Please call to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly receptionists. Radiology We offer digital x-rays that are done in the hospital. The majority of our radiographs are done during surgery in the morning since some pets may need to be sedated. Those pets that need sedation should have their food withheld 12 hours before any sedation is given. Radiographs of the chest allow us to see the size and shape of the heart and whether there are any lung conditions