Annual dental exams and cleanings are recommended to protect your pet from many health problems and help them maintain a healthy and clean mouth.
Proper diet and nutrition can help your pet fight against disease, maintain a proper weight, and promote the overall well-being of your pet.
Annual wellness exams evaluate your pets overall health, detect problems before they become serious, and keep them on track to live a long, healthy life.
Parasites such as fleas and ticks can be very damaging to your pet’s health if infested. Preventive measures should be taken year-round to inhibit potential outbreaks.
Preventative care is an important aspect in maintaining your pet’s health. Proper vaccination is vital in protecting them against harmful diseases.
Microchip identification is the most reliable way to reunite lost pets with their owners.
Hayes Veterinary Hospital offers services for horses to keep them in peak condition, as well as care for bovines and other large animals.
Whether furry, scaly, or feathered, our vets at Entrance Road Vet Clinic have the experience to take care of your most exotic companions.
An ultrasound is a highly useful tool when evaluating heart conditions, internal organs, cysts and tumors, and diagnosing pregnancy.
We’re equipped to perform routine radiography services to identify many types of illness or injury when pets are sick or suffer a trauma.
Diagnostic testing can identify problems your pet may be experiencing so that proper treatment can begin before a condition worsens.
Allergies can make life uncomfortable for your pet. Protect them from irritation with proper testing and treatment to relieve any symptoms.
At Hayes Veterinary Hospital in DeRidder, LA, and Entrance Road Veterinary Clinic, in Leesville, LA, our veterinarians have the skill and expertise to perform soft tissue and some orthopedic surgeries for small animals. We realize that pet surgery can be a scary thing to face; yet, we take extensive precautions to minimize risks associated with anesthesia and ensure your pet has a safe procedure as well as a smooth recovery.
Spaying or neutering your pet can help them live a longer, healthier life, minimize behavior problems, and help control the population of unwanted dogs and cats.
We perform soft tissue surgery for a number of medical reasons. This common surgery can be used for most anything non-joint or bone related.
Cosmetic surgery may be performed on your pet.
Our veterinarians perform the following common procedures:
Spays and neuters
Skin tag removal
Basic eye surgeries
Cystotomy (bladder surgery)
Femoral head ostectomy (FHO) for hip dysplasia correction
For more complex procedures, we work with expert veterinary surgeons to provide your pet with the very best care possible. They’ll visit one of our hospitals, so you don’t have to worry about taking your pet anywhere else.
Pet surgery requires general anesthesia, which brings with it some minor risks of its own.
To reduce these risks, our veterinarians and surgical technicians take the following precautions:
Pre-anesthetic blood work and an exam – Prior to surgery, we perform a full evaluation of your pet’s health by checking for any underlying conditions that could affect your pet’s response to anesthesia.
IV catheter – If warranted, our trained surgical technicians will set an IV catheter to supply your pet with warmed fluids which help to stabilize their blood pressure, body temperature, and hydration.
Vitals monitoring – We monitor your pet’s vitals with our extensive monitoring equipment which tracks heart rate and rhythm, blood-oxygen levels, respiration rate, body temperature, and more.
Trained surgical technician – Each surgery patient is assigned a dedicated surgical technician to stay with them and monitor them from the very start of anesthesia until they are fully awake and ready to go home.
Pain medication – We minimize your pet’s discomfort with pain medication before, during, and after surgery. This also helps to reduce the stress caused by pain, which can hinder healing.
For more information about our surgical procedures, or to discuss your pet’s options, please contact one of our two locations for a consultation appointment!
Behavioral medicine focuses on the physical and emotional health of domestic animals so they can determine the cause of a behavioral problem.
Cardiology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart as well as part of the circulatory system.
Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.
Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine system and its functions. If your pet is suffering from any number of endocrine diseases or disorders, we can help them on their road to recovery.
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that focuses on disorders of your pet’s stomach and intestines.
Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with treating disorders of the nervous system.
We can diagnose and treat a number of eye conditions your pet may be suffering from.
Urinary diseases are some of the most common and severe disorders in pets. We can diagnose and treat many of these urological conditions.
Artificial insemination is an alternative way to breed animals. Our veterinarian practice can help you determine if artificial insemination is the best method of reproduction for your pet.
If your pet is pregnant or you are planning for pregnancy, consult with our doctors to have the right delivery plan.
Holistic & therapy services are only available at Hayes Veterinary Hospital.
Boarding & grooming services are only offered at Entrance Road Veterinary Clinic.
No matter where you’re going, or where you’re coming from, rest assured that our priority is keeping your furry friend happy, healthy and safe.
Regular grooming is essential to the maintenance of your pet's health. Keep your pet smelling and looking attractive, prevent parasites, and skin irritations.
International pet health certificates are only offered at Entrance Road Veterinary Clinic.
Are you traveling domestically within the USA? As a federally accredited veterinarian practice, we can issue travel certificates for your healthy pet so they can travel with you.
Going out of the country? As a federally accredited veterinarian practice, we can issue travel and acclimation certificates for your healthy pet so they can travel internationally with you.
Our pets are family and when they grow old, it can be more and more difficult to make them comfortable and ensure they are still enjoying life. At Hayes Veterinary Hospital in DeRidder, LA, and Entrance Road Veterinary Clinic in Leesville, LA, our veterinarians and staff offer compassionate and humane end-of-life pet care as well as cat and dog euthanasia at home or in one of our hospitals.
If you need guidance on after-care services such as burial or cremation, we would be happy to talk to you about our recommendations.
For older pets with chronic or terminal illnesses, or those who are simply growing older, we offer palliative and hospice care services.
Our focus is on doing all we can to make the final years of your pet’s life as pleasant and pain-free as possible.
Some of the palliative and hospice care services we offer include:
Herbal medicine (at HVH only)
Laser therapy (at ERVC only)
Dietary changes, including supplements
Pets can’t tell us when they’re ready to go on, but there are clear signs we can watch for that suggest they may be ready. Our veterinarians are here to offer you support and guidance, as well as to help you fully understand your pet’s condition, and the pain they may be in.
Some of the most important things to be aware of include:
Level of pain.
Does your pet seem to be in constant pain (limping, having difficulty getting up and down, crying out, whining)?
Do they still greet you at the door when you come home? Are they ready and willing to interact with the family?
Eating and drinking.
Are they eating and drinking? Do they still enjoy their favorite treats?
Sense of awareness.
Is your pet aware and responsive? Do they respond to commands, and respond to things they like (opening of a treat bag, grabbing their leash, etc.)?
You know your pet best of all. While we can counsel you about your pet’s condition and the level of discomfort they may be in, it is ultimately up to you to decide when it’s time to say goodbye.