Crossroads Animal Hospital
Crossroads Animal Hospital
65 Jefferson Court, Gordonsville, VA 22942
- Preventative Care
- Behavior & Nutrition
- Microchip Identification
- Laser Therapy
- Surgery Services
- Dental Care
The proactive approach to veterinary care.Preventative care is a pet’s first line of defense against illness and injury. Scheduling regular exams for your pets allow us to prevent, diagnose and treat disease in its early stages, often before you notice any symptoms. Treatment is more effective when it starts earlier, so preventative care helps your pet live a long and healthy life with you.
Preventive Health MeasuresSemi-Annual Veterinary Exams: Our comprehensive exams evaluate a variety of health areas including: temperature, eyes, ears, skin, coat, lung and chest health, internal health, oral hygiene and visual responsiveness. Pets age five times faster than humans and coming in twice a year allows us to be more proactive with your pet's care. Vaccinations: Updated vaccinations and booster shots are the easiest and most effective way to prevent many common diseases and infections like distemper, rabies, and parvo in dogs or panleukopenia, rabies, and rhinotracheitis in cats. Dental Care: Your pet’s teeth and the health of their mouth can affect every aspect of their life. Annual teeth cleanings maintain and improve your pet’s well-being. Parasite Control: Preventing and eradicating parasites like fleas and ticks are easy when you administer anti-parasitic medication to your pet regularly. Skin and Coat Care: Grooming and washing are key for maintaining proper pet hygiene. Skin and hair health prevents mange, matting, bacterial infections and more. Nutrition: Proper nutrition supports all of your pet’s bodily processes, bolstering their immune system and ensuring normal aging, growth, and development. Behavioral Evaluation: Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions. Identifying these shifts helps us identify and treat the root cause. Senior Animals: Preventative care becomes more significant for aging pets. We recommend twice-yearly exams for pets of all ages, but especially elderly dogs and cats. As pets get older, they are prone to many age-related diseases that become increasingly difficult to diagnose and treat. To keep senior pets healthy and happy, we must adjust many preventative health measures to better suit their changing medical needs.
Going out of town? We have you and your pet covered!Crossroads Animal Hospital offers overnight boarding for both cats and dogs. Our guests enjoy safe, clean facilities with staff supervision during the day. Your pet will get plenty of exercise and socializing time and enjoy a private indoor run during their stay. Our cat guests enjoy private “condos” with separate spaces for food, litter boxes and resting.
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Indoor runs
- On-leash walks 2-4 times per day
- Private “condos” for cats
- Food, water, and bedding for the duration of their stay
Required VaccinationsAll pets that board with us must be current on all vaccinations including bordetella, distemper, parvo and rabies for dogs and FVRCP and rabies for cats. Pets must also have had a negative fecal test in the past year and be current on flea and tick medication. If your pet needs updates on any of these requirements, we are happy to help! Fecal tests and flea and tick preventative can be taken care of on the day they are dropped off for boarding, but we recommend scheduling an appointment to update any vaccines at least 2 weeks before your boarding reservation. Are you ready to head out of town? Our boarding spaces go quickly so contact us today to make a reservation.
Help your pet stay on its best behavior.Pets can’t tell you something is wrong, so it’s important you are able to spot unusual shifts in mood or behavior. These changes are often a symptom of an underlying medical issue and could indicate more serious health problems. If you notice your pet acting abnormally you should schedule an appointment with us immediately. Our experienced staff can determine the medical cause for your pet’s unusual behavior and work thoroughly to fix the problem, helping them return to their happy and loving selves.
You are what you eat. Preventative care starts with food.A nutrition-rich diet is your pet’s first line of defense. Proper daily nutrition is an important factor in keeping your pet healthy, bolstering the immune system and supporting normal development in younger animals. Every pet’s nutritional needs are different, making feeding them more complicated than it seems. Pet food education is a great way to learn important facts about beneficial nutrients, food safety, and breed-specific feeding requirements. Your pet depends on you to make the right nutrition choices for them, make sure you know how. We offer a variety of nutritionally balanced diets as well as prescription diets.
Royal CaninWe carry Royal Canin Veterinary Diets and currently stock the Urinary SO, GI and Ultamino formulas for cats and dogs. The feline dry formula is available in two sizes, 7.7 lbs, and 17.6 lbs. The canine dry formula is available in three sizes, 6.6 lbs, 17.6 lbs, and 25 lbs. If you need another prescription formula, contact us for price and availability. We can special order certain formulas for our clients. Learn more about the different specialty foods that are available through Royal Canin. Keep in mind that we only carry those that are specially formulated to manage specific medical conditions. These diets, and more, can also be purchased through our online pharmacy partner.
Purina ProPlanWe also offer Purina Veterinary Diets for our patients, including GI diets, urinary and kidney specific diets. For more information on the Purina ProPlan diets, please visit www.purinaveterinarydiets.com. To find out which Purina food is comparable to other prescription diets that you may be using, check out the Conversion Chart.
Specialty DietsIn addition to Royal Canin and Purina ProPlan, we also carry additional high quality and specialty diets including Blue Buffalo and other hypoallergenic diets. You can purchase any of our prescription or specialty diets in the hospital or online. Have questions or concerns about pet nutrition? Schedule an appointment with us today.
Keep track of your petNearly 1 in 3 pets will become lost during their lives. Microchip implants are an incredibly simple, inexpensive and effective way to find lost pets, keeping them out of animal shelters and back where they belong. These tiny chips serve as a permanent pet identification system that cannot be removed or damaged, reuniting you and your pet quickly. By supporting this practice we hope to prevent some of the nearly 8 million animals that enter US shelters each year.
A simple processThe microchip is contained in small biocompatible capsule smaller than a grain of rice, ensuring that the device is non-toxic, hypoallergenic and completely safe. An easy, nearly pain-free procedure then places the transponder just under the skin where a special biopolymer keeps the device in-place inside the animal. These microchips are rated for 25 years, meaning it never has to be removed or recharged during your pet’s lifetime. The transponder works by passively transmitting radio waves with an animal-specific tracking number that, when connected to the central database, displays the pet’s name and owner contact information. Should your pet run away or get lost, a simple scan of the chip will allow the proper authorities to determine the owner’s identity and return the animal accordingly. We believe microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available, helping reunite more than 15,000 lost pets to their owners every month. To learn more about the benefits of pet microchips or schedule an appointment, online or contact us today!
The (non)cutting-edge of veterinary scienceLaser therapy is an innovative new technology used to treat acute and chronic injuries. The non-invasive treatment stimulates cell regeneration by increasing blood flow to the targeted area. This is used to accelerate the healing process following surgery, alleviate joint pain and treat degenerative diseases.
How it worksLow-level, also known as cold, laser therapy focuses red and infrared light on tissue at and below the surface of the skin. The light energizes the cellular mass, producing a structural protein called collagen used to repair tissue. Lasers continue the healing process by supporting vascular dilation and synthesis, increasing blood circulation to the affected region. The stimulation releases the bodies own pain-relieving hormones, generating mild pain management properties. The process generally takes between 5-10 minutes, with the majority of patients seeing positive effects after 3-5 uses. The treatment continues to relieve pain and fight inflammation for up to 24 hours following the session. Conditions benefitted by laser therapy
- Hip dysplasia
- Post-surgical incisions and soft-tissue trauma
- Arthritis and degenerative joint disease
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neuromuscular disease
Our on-site laboratory facilities host precise diagnostic equipment used in preventative care and early detection.
In-House Laboratory ServicesCrossroads Animal Hospital offers complete in-house diagnostics, including urinalysis, blood analysis, fecal parasite screening and more. Our veterinary staff can conduct many lab tests right in the hospital that allows them to accurately diagnose illness and determine the best course of treatment for your pet. [vc_column_text]
Common Veterinary Blood Tests Complete Blood Count (CBC): Examines the cell part of the blood and determines the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, the hemoglobin level and the hematocrit in your pet.
Chemistry Panel This tests kidney function, liver function, and electrolyte levels.
Digital RadiologyVeterinary diagnostic imaging creates composites of the internal body used to discover disease or injury. We employ advanced digital imaging technologies operated by skilled veterinary professionals, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients. Radiographs, or x-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. These popular tests can detect a number of abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and dental disease. Radiography remains one of the most popular and accurate non-invasive diagnostic tools in the veterinary industry. Some specialized x-rays may require anesthesia. Orthopedic radiographs often require the patient remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. The duration of sedation is usually short and patient recovery is swift.
UltrasoundAn ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. This composite reveals important information about internal processes including the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems, helping identify a disease, blockages, and internal injury. An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen, and gallbladder. This tool is essential when assessing overall heart health and treating disease. Because an ultrasound doesn’t require radiation, it is also used to monitor pregnancies and fetal health in breeding pets. When used in conjunction with other diagnostics tools like radiographs (x-rays), ultrasonography can detect a broad range of abnormalities including cardiovascular disease, skeletal fractures, some forms of cancer, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and organ disease. Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds rank among the most precise diagnostic tools in the veterinary industry.
Surgery is an effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders. While invasive, surgical procedures remain the backbone of veterinary medicine, delivering unparalleled results to the field of pet healthcare. Crossroads Animal Hospital is proud to offer advanced surgical facilities and equipment. We continue to utilize innovative surgical techniques and technology to remain at the forefront of veterinary medicine. Our hospital provides a large number of surgical services ranging from standard spaying and neutering to advanced, highly specialized procedures.
- Soft-Tissue & Mass Removals
- Spay & Neuter
- Oral Surgery
- Wound Repair
- Foreign Body Removal
- Abdominal Exploratory
Your pet’s world revolves around its mouth.Regular dental care is essential for keeping your pet healthy and happy. Without proper dental hygiene routines, pets develop periodontal disease, which is the most common disorder affecting our pets nationwide. By age three, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. At advanced stages, dental disease can significantly impact a pet’s quality of life. It can cause mouth pain, which makes eating difficult. Plus, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause heart, liver and kidney complications. Pets are good at hiding pain, so it’s important for pet owners to take steps to prevent periodontal disease from striking in the first place. Periodic dental exams help maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent future complications and at Crossroads Animal Hospital, we offer complete pet oral health services, including:
- Full-Mouth Radiographs
- Ultrasonic Cleaning
- Subgingival Scaling
- Nerve Blocks
- Extractions (if needed)
- Comprehensive Oral Exams and Assessments
- Emergency Oral Services
Brushing Your Pet's TeethOne of the most effective ways to help prevent periodontal disease in both cats and dogs is with daily teeth brushing. Starting a regular brushing routine as puppies and kittens will gradually allow your pet to become comfortable having their teeth brushed. Be sure to use a toothbrush and toothpaste made for pets as human toothpaste contains ingredients that may hurt your pet’s stomach. Finger brushes work well for smaller dogs and cats but you’ll need a larger brush with a handle for big dogs. Getting used to brushing might take several sessions, so be patient. Your pet’s gums may bleed a little at first, but it’s only an emergency if they don’t stop bleeding.
The Importance of Year-Round Dental CareEvery month is pet dental month at Crossroads Animal Hospital and we stress the importance of consistent, comprehensive dental care for your pets all year long. That's why we proudly offer 5% off your pet's dental cleaning if booked within 30 days of an exam and oral health assessment. Don't wait for dental month to take care of your pet's teeth! If you have questions regarding your pet's dental health or to schedule a dental cleaning, please call us today.
Crossroads Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital conveniently located in Gordonsville, Virginia – a community that we have proudly served since May of 2010. We offer boarding, dental cleanings, digital radiographs, ultrasound, in-house bloodwork, surgical services, laser therapy, routine and preventative care, microchipping, boarding and more!
The entire team of professionals at Crossroads Animal Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of life and health of your pet. Our world-class staff combines cutting-edge veterinary technology with decades of experience to provide the highest level of care for your animal companions. We know that your pets are part of the family and our goal is to provide each one with a long, healthy and happy life. Schedule an appointment today and come see what we can do for you and your pet!