Pet First Animal Hospital

2212 53 Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34203

(888)994-8004

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*Pet First Animal Hospital is AAHA Accredited! We a fully equipped veterinary facility offering wellness exams and vaccinations, surgeries including orthopedics, spay and neutering, mass removals, and eyelid surgery.  Our veterinarian Dr. Taylor also offers services such as dermatology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, neurology and emergency procedures. Pet First Animal Hospital has a dental suite, an x-ray machine, and an in-house laboratory. We offer bathing and utilitarian shave- downs. Pet First Animal Hospital also has a full selection of flea and heartworm medication, a stocked pharmacy, and prescription foods. All products are sold to our clients at competitive prices with a full guarantee.  We have higher standards for your pet's veterinary care because we are AAHA accredited. This means that we have been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence in order to become accredited.  AAHA accredited practices are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine.  Please click here to schedule an appointment!

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Wellness Vaccination Programs

Our wellness and vaccination programs are designed to prevent disease and prolong lives. Disease prevention is always less expensive than having to pay for treatment of a disease. An example of an expensive disease to treat is parvovirus. Parvovirus treatment can cost $1,000 or more, while a single parvovirus vaccination will usually cost less than $100. 

Early diagnosis and treatment of a disease can lead to a longer, healthier life. Kidney disease, if diagnosed early, is treatable by modifying or adding supplements your pet's diet to potentially extend their lives. There are many other conditions to which an early diagnosis is advantageous. 

Pet First Animal Hospital - Veterinarian - Bradenton, FL

Pet First Animal Hospital - Veterinarian - Bradenton, FL

 


Puppy Wellness

Our Puppy Wellness Program is designed for your puppy to receive all the benefits of veterinary services from age 6 to 16 weeks. With this service, your puppy will receive a series of examinations and vaccinations for rabies, distemper, and parvovirus, as well as testing and treatment for worms and parasites.  Some worms are visible to the naked eye, but most worm burdens are diagnosed by examining the stool of your puppy under a microscope.

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Kitten Wellness

Our Kitten Wellness Program is designed for your kitten to receive all the benefits of veterinary services from age 6 to 12 weeks. With this service, your kitten will receive a series of examinations and vaccinations for rabies, panleukopenia (distemper), and leukemia, as well as testing and treatment for worms and parasites.  A microscopic fecal examination will allow us to evaluate the presence of these worms, and the wellness examination will also allow our veterinarian to check for other types of worms that can affect your kitten.

Pet First Animal Hospital - Veterinarian - Bradenton, FL

Pet First Animal Hospital - Veterinarian - Bradenton, FL

       


Medical Services

Dr. Taylor, our veterinary staff, and our facility allow us to deal with a variety of medical conditions your pet may experience. In the unfortunate event of illness or injury, we are equipped to handle a wide variety of emergency situations. In some cases, your pet may require hospitalization and further diagnostic tests. Our website describes the medical services we offer in more detail. Please click here to schedule an appointment!

  • Complete Medical Assessment
  • Cardiology (Heart)
  • Flea Control
  • Dentistry                   
  • Radiology (X-rays)
  • Dermatology (Skin)
  • Endocrinology (Hormones)
  • Ophthalmology (Eyes)
  • Gastroenterology (Intestinal)
  • Neurology (Brain) 

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Surgical Services

Dr. Taylor provides full surgical services at Pet First Animal Hospital, including routine spay and neuters, mass removal, and orthopedic surgeries.  We are AAHA accredited, and you can have the peace of mind during this difficult time knowing that your pet will benefit from receiving the best surgical techniques and sterile practices.  AAHA sets standards for us to minimize the risk correlated with surgery.  The well-being and comfort of your pet is extremely important and is always our highest priority. 

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Anesthesia & Patient Monitoring

Anesthesia and patient monitoring varies greatly among clinics. When you choose your veterinarian, be sure to question the types of anesthetics used and the protocols for monitoring anesthesia, and also make sure that you choose a veterinary hospital that is AAHA accredited. Often the more expensive anesthetics are safer to use, however anesthetics are also also chosen for other reasons including their ability to control pain.

Since we are AAHA accredited, we are required to use monitoring equipment.  Our monitoring equipment is brand new, and is able to track your pets vital signs including temperature, pulse, heart rate, and blood pressure.  This is extremely important when your pet is under general anesthesia so that our veterinary team can be notified right away if there are any changes in your pet's condition.

Often the more expensive anesthetics are safer to use, however anesthetics are also chosen for other reasons including their ability to control pain.  Pet First Animal Hospital uses the following types of anesthetics:

  • Local Anesthesia
  • Tranquilization/Sedation
  • General Anesthesia

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Pain Management and Control

We understand pain management is of great concern to pet owners.  Pet First Animal Hospital has a variety of veterinary medications available to manage your pet's pain before and after surgery and in the event of trauma. We would be pleased to discuss the options available to you and your pet under any of the above circumstances.

 


Microchip Pet Identification

Microchipping has become a very popular, safe way to permanently identify your pet and you as the owner if your pet becomes lost. Microchipping involves injecting a small electronic chip (about the same size and shape as a piece of rice) just under the skin in the neck.  The injection is comparable to a regular vaccine injection.

If your pet becomes lost and is transported to a humane society, they will be able to scan your pet for the chip and contact you.  We highly advise you to use both a Microchip Pet Identification and a collar with your contact information on your pet.

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Boarding

Planning on going out of town for an extended period of time or even just for a night?  Pet First Animal Hospital offers boarding services for your cats and dogs.  You can have peace of mind knowing that your pets are being cared for by our loving veterinary technicians.   Of course, Dr. Taylor our veterinarian is always nearby as well.  Please give us a call to schedule your reservation.

 Pet First Animal Hospital - Veterinarian - Bradenton, FL


Surveillance Screenings

Why do our pets need surveillance screenings?

Firstly, our pets cannot speak; they cannot tell us if they feel off color, unwell, or have any other indications of internal illness. We need to examine them every 6 months and perform some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent.

Secondly, pets will actively mask signs of illness until late in the course of disease, which stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation.

Use the age chart below to find your pets age in "human" years as well as the screening testing recommended for each stage of life.

Our veterinarian, Dr. Taylor believes the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pets live longer, healthier lives.
Please contact us for more information or to set up an appointment!

These are approximations and may vary by gender, species and breed.

Blue/
Lilac
 

Every 12 months - Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health)

Every 6 months - Urine Specific Gravity ( a urine test to check how well the kidneys concentrate urine - there is no charge for this test) 

Green 

Every 12 months - Annual Health Profile (a blood test checking red and white blood cell counts and a more comprehensive internal organ screen)

Every 6 months - Urine Specific Gravity  

Yellow 

Every 12 months - Senior Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including Thyroid testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts and urine specific gravity)

Every 6 months - Urine Specific Gravity +/- Urine Dipstick  

Red 

Every 6 months - Golden Years Health Profile (comprehensive interal organ screen including Thyriod testing, electrolytes and red and white cell counts) 


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