Lebanon Pet Wellness Services

Pet Wellness Services for the Upper Valley

Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital

Preventive Wellness Care

When it comes to keeping your pet healthy, prevention is the key. Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital emphasizes wellness exams and preventive care as part of your pet's overall health care plan. We recommend your pet undergo a thorough wellness exam at least once a year. A "nose to tail" wellness exam can spot diseases and health care problems in your pet before they become more difficult to treat.

Routine exams also help our staff and veterinarians develop a complete picture of your pet's health. Along with a physical exam and routine laboratory tests, we may also ask you about your pet's behavior at home, his or her diet and lifestyle and other questions. This helps us evaluate potential health care issues your pet may face. Exams are also an excellent time for you to ask us any questions about your pet's health care.

Puppy & Kitten Wellness Series

You've welcomed a new puppy or kitten into your home - congratulations! Bringing a new animal companion into your home is a big step. We offer special discounted rates for your new puppy's or kitty's vaccine booster visits. The first visit is often slightly longer than a normal exam and gives us time to pass along important information about caring for your new companion. We also take the time to answer any questions you may have. Please bring in a fresh stool sample, as well as any medical information or medications that came with your new puppy or kitten.

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Emergency Care

For after-hours medical emergencies or questions, please call Small Animal Veterinary Emergency Services (SAVES) at 603-306-0007. SAVES is open on nights, weekends, and all holidays. If you live south of exit 13/I89, the closest hospital is the Capital Area Veterinary Emergency Service (CAVES) in Concord, New Hampshire.

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Does your pet have a microchip? Each year, millions of pets go missing and many don't make it back home. Microchipping your pet is a simple, effective way to prevent this tragedy. About the size and shape of a grain of rice, identification microchips are encoded with your pet's vital information and implanted beneath your pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of reading these microchips - if your pet is lost, the microchip is scanned and the information is used to reunite you and your pet. Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital uses the Home Again microchip system.

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Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital


Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, many diseases that were once fatal to pets can now be prevented through vaccinations. Every pet has unique needs when it comes to vaccinations - that's why we will work with you to tailor a vaccination protocol that's specific to your pet.

For puppies and kittens, we recommend a series of vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and 16 weeks of age. For adult pets, the vaccination protocol is tailored to the individual pet. For older pets, we use an extended protocol on core vaccines. Certain vaccines must be given every 6 months (bordetella, for example) or annually (feline leukemia, the Lyme vaccine, or the Leptospirosis vaccine). Core vaccinations are typically given every three years. We recommend an annual exam and wellness plan as part of your pet's vaccination program. Certain breeds or very small dogs may need a special vaccine schedule to minimize side effects.

Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital uses the highest-quality engineered vaccines from reputable companies that are prepared with strict safety standards. We strive to remain on the forefront of progressive, positive, evidence-based vaccination protocols.

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Specialty Consultations

Dr. Kim Jones and the staff at Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital are available to help guide you through every stage of your pet's life. If your pet is acting up at home (destroying furniture, inappropriate elimination, etc.), we offer behavioral consultations to try to get to the root of your pet's behavioral issues. For pets who have dietary problems or need to lose weight, we can provide nutritional counseling. Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital also offers laser therapy and acupuncture consultations for pets who are recovering from surgery or experiencing chronic pain. There are many options for pain management. We can help select and tailor a protocol for your pet. We can even help you in your search for a new pet. Please ask a staff member for details about our consultation services.

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Internal Medicine

Your pet has access to a full complement of veterinary medical care at Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital. If we are unable to provide a specific test or treatment, we partner with specialists to provide the most current effective protocols.

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Ancillary Services

DNA Testing

Do you often wonder about your mixed-breed dog's heritage? Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital offers DNA testing that can identify your mutt's genetic make-up. DNA testing can provide valuable insight into your pet's behavior and potential breed-specific health issues. Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital also offers blood typing and placement on the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals' registry of hips, elbows, and thyroid function. Inter-state and international travel health certificates are also available at Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital.

Cancer Treatment

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, many pets diagnosed with cancer can successfully beat the disease and go on to lead happy, healthy lives. Pets do not suffer the same side effects associated with chemotherapy as humans and most animals respond well to chemotherapy treatments. We have partnered with a veterinary oncologist to facilitate appropriate cancer treatments. In addition, we provide palliative care and pain management treatments.

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Pain Management

Our doctors are dedicated to providing the most effective and safe pain management to veterinary patients. This continually evolving education can be applied to:

  • Dental pain and dental surgery
  • General surgery and post-op healing period
  • Orthopedic and neurologic pain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Hospice/end of life

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Small Animal Physical Therapy

Whether your pet is recovering from surgery or suffers from a chronic condition, he or she can benefit from regular physical therapy. We partner with Judy Coates, MSPT, CCRT, in Lebanon, NH. She is not a veterinarian but has completed special training to be a canine rehabilitation therapist. You will need a veterinarian referral for her services.

Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital

Common Conditions Treated With Canine Physical Therapy

  • Aging Issues
  • Dysplasia - Hip and Elbow
  • Arthritis
  • ACL Injuries
  • Muscle Strains / Tendonitis
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Disc Disease
  • Luxating Patellas
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Post-Surgical Conditions
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Spondylosis
  • Fibrocartilaginous Embolism
  • Deconditioning

Available Therapies For Dogs

  • Class IV Laser - accelerates tissue repair and decreases inflammation
  • Low Level Laser - similar to a Class IV but less potent
  • Electrical Stimulation - improves muscle strength, reduces swelling, increases circulation and provides pain relief.
  • Joint Mobilization - stretches the joint capsule, enhances joint lubrication and promotes normal joint mechanics.
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization - stimulates circulation, realigns collagen fibers, breaks up adhesions and increases fiber elasticity.
  • Range of Motion - enhances joint movement and improves muscle flexibility.
  • Exercise Protocols - improves strength, range of motion, proprioception and core stability.
  • Cold Therapy - decreases pain, inflammation, tissue bleeding and swelling.
  • Heat Therapy - increases tissue extensibility and blood flow and reduces pain and muscle spasms.
  • Home Exercise Program Instruction

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