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If you need a veterinary care clinic in Irmo, SC, look no further than Dutch Fork Animal Hospital. We are dedicated to helping your pets achieve their best health, and will work with you to make it happen. Our professional staff is dedicated to providing your dogs or cats with superior service and excellent care. Our state of the art facility is comfortable, clean, and efficient.

For adult patients (1-6 years old), it is recommended you bring your pet in for an annually. Bi-annual visits are recommended for senior patients (7 years and older). Annual visits include a full physical exam, a heartworm test, which also screens for tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma, and a fecal flotation exam. The veterinarian examines your pet from head to tail. This includes a thorough examination of their heart, lungs, skin, coat, eyes, ears, mouth, and abdomen.

When you come in for your first visit with Dutch Fork Animal Hospital, please bring any medical history forms you have for your pet. We recommend keeping a journal of your pet's health throughout their lives, as it helps to track behavioral and physical shifts in their health. If you have a record like this, please share it with our team. If not, share any information you think will be important. In some cases, you may be referred to a veterinary specialist who has advanced expertise in areas like surgery or internal medicine.

For more information about our services including boarding options and pet sitting, please contact us today, or feel free to browse the rest of our website. We've worked hard to assemble a variety of resources for pet owners, so they can help their pets live full, happy lives.

Patient Forms

We encourage you to fill out the patient forms below to save you time during your visit. You can print out and fill in the required information and bring the forms with you to your appointment. Alternatively, you can fax us your completed forms at 803-781-7462.

Payment Options

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Here at Dutch Fork Animal Hospital, we accept a number of payment methods for our veterinary services. We gladly accept cash, checks, Visa, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express. To continue providing high quality veterinary care for all patients, we request payment be made at the time services are rendered. This ensures we can continue to utilize the best medical technologies, and provide your pets with the highest level of care. Additionally, it keeps us focused on our patient's needs and minimizes costs.

If you would like to receive an estimate on pet surgery or hospitalization costs, please call our office today. We provide estimates on all services provided, so if you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time.

If you have extenuating circumstances, please speak with DeeDee Ashley, our office manager for further options.

Discounts

Our veterinary clinic offers discounts to veterans, senior citizens, and local area rescue groups. Pre-approval is required for rescue group discounts, so please call us at 803-781-7483.

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Pet Insurance

Pet insurance is a popular option for many families. Pet insurance coverage varies from company to company and plan to plan. A policy can vary from emergency coverage only, to covering accidents, illnesses, vaccinations, and other issues you pet may face.

To learn more about pet insurance coverage, please visit one of the following sites: