Additional Services

We go the extra mile.
APPOINTMENT

More than just a veterinary hospital.

We make sure all of your pet’s needs can be taken care of under one roof!

Full Service Grooming Salon
We have two full-time groomers here, with over twenty years of combined experience. Angie and Rachel generally work Mondays, Tuesdays, alternating Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and alternating Saturdays, making scheduling your next bath, haircut, or nail trim for your pet a lot easier!

Requirements for grooming is as follows:

Cats

  • Rabies
  • Distemper (FVRCP)
  • Feline Leukemia (FeLv) or negative test within 30 days
  • Negative parasite exam or general dewormer given (Profender, Advantage Multi)

Dogs

  • Rabies
  • Distemper (DA2PP)
  • Kennel cough (Bordatella) *
  • Negative parasite exam

* If kennel cough has lapsed for more than one month or been given for the first time, then there is a 3 day period before your pet can be groomed.

We offer medicated and flea soaks, Lyme and mitaban dips, shave downs, dematting, undercoat removal – including the Furminator, teeth brushing, anal gland expression, conditioning treatments – including Avacado and Lanolin, nail polish and nail filing.

Please call us for more information and to schedule your next grooming appointment!

Veterinary Specialist Referrals
Our experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians provides many services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial.

Board-certified specialists, such as oncologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists, have extensive experience and training in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. Specialty clinics and university-affiliated referral centers have specialized equipment to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners.

We make referral decisions because we want to ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care and the best possible outcome. Be assured that when we refer a patient to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with his or her care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.

Chemotherapy and Cancer Treatment
Like us, animals such as dogs, cats, ferrets, and rabbits can get cancer. Fortunately, however, some forms of cancer are curable. In addition, recent advancements in cancer treatment can dramatically extend the lives of many dogs and cats. Treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery may be used to stop the spread of cancer and remove or destroy cancer cells and tumors.

You can help prevent some forms of cancer by having your pet spayed or neutered at an early age, but most cancers cannot be prevented. This is why early detection is one of our best weapons against this disease.

Regular veterinary visits can help us keep track of what is normal for your pet, as well as detect anything suspicious. However, because we typically only see your dog or cat once or twice a year, we also rely on your knowledge of your pet to catch any potential issues early. Contact us right away if you notice any changes in your pet’s physical appearance or behavior (such as lumps or bumps, sores that don’t heal, vomiting, diarrhea, or changes in eating habits).

Grief Counseling
Losing a pet can be extremely upsetting, sometimes even more so than you might expect. We have such a close bond with our pets, so letting go is never easy and is often filled with pain, sadness, depression—even anger. Our team understands these feelings, as many of us have also lost pets of our own. The emotions we go through are real and nothing to be ashamed of.

Whether your loss is recent or you’ve been grieving for weeks, we are here to help you through this sad transition. We can also help your children understand and cope with their feelings. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Behavioral Counseling
If you’re concerned about or bothered by an aspect of your pet’s behavior, we can help. Our expert can work with you and your pet to stop or change the behavior. Many aggressive, fearful, or inappropriate behaviors in dogs and cats can be modified through a combination of desensitization and counter-conditioning. These techniques can have dramatic results when applied properly. In some cases, medication can also help. Contact us for an appointment if you’d like to consult with our expert.
Microchip Pet Identification
Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.

Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will use a handheld microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner’s contact information, and calls the owner.

Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.

We recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are more likely to not end up in shelters and tend to get home faster than those without tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed (overnight or for grooming); pets can also lose them. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly.

We can microchip ferrets, rabbits, birds, and other companion animals, too!

Boarding
Ease your concerns about leaving your pet behind while you’re away: Let our qualified staff take care of him or her. We will provide your dog or cat with a safe, comfortable, “home away from home” atmosphere. We are happy to accommodate any special care or needs your pet might have. Just let us know when you make the reservation.

We provide amenities such as clean bedding and food and water bowls but feel free to bring your own if you’d prefer. Toys and other personal items that are washable are welcome. We will administer any needed medication and follow your specified feeding regimen. (Alternately, we can provide a high-quality diet and treats for no extra charge, although eating their own food tends to agree better with most boarded pets.) We can also provide grooming services before you pick up your pet.

Veterinary technicians regularly check on the pets, and our kennel staff monitors the boarding area. You have the added benefit of knowing that one of our clinicians will promptly begin treatment if your pet gets sick during his or her stay. Also, we can arrange for one of our veterinary team members to provide overnight monitoring for senior pets or those with certain health issues.

To keep all our patients as healthy as possible, we require pets that are boarding with us to be current on flea prevention as well as the following annual vaccines and lab work:

Cats

  • Rabies
  • Distemper (FVRCP)
  • Feline Leukemia (FeLv) or negative test within 30 days
  • Negative parasite exam or general dewormer is given (Profender, Advantage Multi)

Dogs

  • Rabies
  • Distemper (DA2PP)
  • Kennel cough (Bordatella) *
  • Negative parasite exam

* If kennel cough has lapsed for more than one month or been given for the first time, then there is a three day period before your pet can board.

DAYCARE – CANINE/FELINE

  • 1 – 2 days a week – $19.00 per day
  • 3 – 5 days a week – $15.75 per day
  • Canine double occupancy per run – $31.00 per day

 CANINE BOARDING

  • Single occupancy – $26.00 per night
  • Single occupancy – Special Needs/Hospital* – $34.00 per night
  • Double occupancy per run – $42.00 per night
  • Triple occupancy per run** – $14.75 adtl. per night
  • Separate feeding of double/triple occupancy – $5.50   adtl. per night per pet

 FELINE BOARDING

  • Single occupancy – $20.00 per night
  • Single occupancy – Special Needs/Hospital* – $28.00 per night

 

*Special needs is any pet requiring cooking of meals, over three meals a day, over three medications given    and any pet requiring assistance with walking

**Triple occupancy is based on size and temperament of pets and will be determined by staff

Please call us for more information.

Schedule your boarding reservation today! For a tour of our boarding facilities, feel free to drop by anytime.

Nutritional Counseling
Animals have various nutritional requirements depending on their age, breed and health status. Decisions regarding your pet’s nutrition should not be made without first consulting a veterinarian.

Geriatric animals have significantly different requirements than young growing puppies or kittens. Animals with diabetes or kidney disease also have different requirements.

Your veterinarian will be able to make informed decisions regarding your pet’s choice of diet given their age, breed and health status.

Contact us, directions, and a map!
Below you will find contact information for our veterinary hospital in Charleston, SC. Please contact us to make an appointment!

Address

704 Orleans Rd
Charleston, SC 29407
Click here for directions.

Hours

Mon-Fri: 7:30am – 6:30pm
Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sun: Closed

Contact Us

Phone: 843-766-7387
Fax: 843-766-7806
Email: info@animalmedicalwest.com
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For urgent matters, please contact us at 843-766-7387. Otherwise, you can email us by using the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We look forward to speaking with you!
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