Veterinary Services in Irmo, SC
As a full-service veterinary medical facility in Irmo, SC, we are proud to provide area residents with comprehensive veterinary care and services. We value all of our patients and treat every animal as if they are our own. We work with pet owners to educate and inform them about the best ways to care for their pets, and are dedicated to helping your pets live a long, healthy, and happy life. We work hard to make sure our patients always have access to the latest products and technologies. We cater to both emergency and non-emergency veterinary needs, and will make sure you, as a pet owner, are provided with the knowledge and educational resources to enhance the care you give your pets and the bond you share with them.
Services offered by Dutch Fork Animal Hospital include, but are not limited to:
Through our stray fund, Dutch Fork Animal Hospital is able to help many stray animals find their forever homes. If you are interested in improving the lives of deserving animals in Irmo, SC and beyond, we invite you to check out our adoption page or donate to our Stray Fund on PayPal.
You may regularly bathe your pet, but we can treat them to a luxurious experience. Our baths cleanse and remove debris, dirt, and odors, leaving your pet revitalized and fresh. If your pet is constantly itching themselves, our medicated baths contain soothing agents to help calm the itching. Each bath we provide includes an ear cleaning, anal gland expression, and a nail trim.
Many of our staff’s pets, our clinic cat, Willow, and some client pets are on stand-by to donate blood when a blood transfusion is needed. We make sure that these donors are healthy, well vaccinated, and screened routinely. They have saved many cats and dogs in emergency situations.
Our facility features some of the latest technology, which allows us to complete blood counts, measure electrolytes, and perform blood chemistries in the matter of a few minutes. We are also able to perform some endocrine testing and drug level testing on sight. We also work closely with an many outside labs to provide specific testing that is not available in a bedside manner or to bundle test and provide more information at a lower cost.
Boarding / Kennel Services
We know pets can become part of the family and are like our children. If you have to leave them behind during a trip or outing, they deserve to stay in a place where they are safe and cared for. Our kennel attendants treat every animal in their care as if they are their own. We provide loving care, supervised, individual outdoor time, and plenty of attention to keep them active and happy. If your pet is in need of medication or has a prescription diet, we will gladly administer it to them.
Our kennels feature a variety of accommodations for your dogs or cats including luxury boarding areas, cat condos, large family runs, and more.
Boarding Charges (per night):
|Cat Suite||$23.47 ($16.67 for 2nd cat)|
|Cat Condo||$19.47 ($16.67 for 2nd cat)|
|Small dog cage||$20.00|
|Large dog cage||$21.62|
|Family Runs||$30.71 for 1st dog, additional dog(s) $20.00|
|Luxury Runs||$42.69 for 1st dog, additional dog(s) $20.00|
We offer Sunday boarding pick-up between 5:00 and 6:00 PM for your convenience for only a half day charge.
Day Boarding Prices:
For more information about our boarding services and accommodations for cats and dogs, please contact our office or click here.
Cryotherapy is the use of localized subzero exposure to treat growths. The treatment is painless and can help remove growths in as little as one or two treatments. We have recently embraced the use of this method and have had great results in our patients. If you are interested in this service, please give us a call today.
Believe it or not, dogs and cats are susceptible to many of the same dental ailments as their human counterparts. Regular professional dental cleanings are important to maintain your pet's best health. Our office uses safe and modern ultrasonic scaling to clean each tooth thoroughly, both above and below the gum line. This helps break down calculus, prevent periodontal (gum) disease, and leave your pet's mouth healthy and clean. Polishing treatment creates a smoother, lustrous surface on the tooth that is more resistant to plaque build up. Additionally, fluoride treatments strengthen the enamel and decrease tooth sensitivity.
For more information about canine oral health please download our Canine Dental Health article.
For more information on feline oral health, please download our Feline Dental Health article.
Additionally, you can contact our office with any additional questions.
Digital Dental Radiography
Dental X-rays allow our staff to check for damage beneath the gum line while we are cleaning your pet's teeth. Like traditional dental radiographs, this is an important tool in preventative care, and helps to diagnose issues before they become bigger problems.
Our state of the art digital radiology equipment helps us evaluate a variety of systems within your pet including the musculo-skeletal, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), reproductive, and urinary systems.
Emergency and Critical Care
Emergency care is offered during regular business hours. Additionally, we use the services of a fully staffed, local emergency center. We know that every second counts in an emergency, so we have a mobile resuscitation unit, which is equipped and stocked to administer the basic ABCs of life support: Airway, Breathing, and Circulation/Cardiac compressions.
Fully Stocked Pharmacy
Our facility offers a wide range of the latest and best veterinary medications that are prescribed as needed to our patients.
Hospice and Euthanasia Services
We know saying goodbye to your longtime friend is painful, so we work with clients to ensure their pet is comfortable to the very end. We will help take care of the remains as directed by the client.
Immunization and Wellness Care
Whenever possible, we strive to provide every pet and pet owner with preventative care options. Our goal is to prevent disease and illness before it arises. An investment in this type of care is beneficial for both pets and their owners. Our wellness programs are catered to your pet's specific needs. Treatment includes: comprehensive exams, internal parasite testing, flea control, heartworm testing, spay and neutering services, vaccinations, and blood tests during all life stages.
This is a treatment option for patients with ailments such as hip dysplasia, wounds and ligament sprains, osteoarthritis, and post-orthopedic surgical recovery. The K-Laser uses near-infrared and red wavelengths to increase circulation at the affected site to promote heating. Please contact our office today to learn more about K-Laser treatment today!
Our Microfinder microchips are easily recognized by scanners in animal shelters and hospitals nationwide. This method is safe and convenient. The device is made with an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) complaint microchip that is designed to help pet and pet owners be reunited. The setup is done during your visit and there is no annual fee.
While all pets can benefit from a balanced diet, some pets require a special food regimen. Our staff is trained and qualified to help you choose the right diet for your pet, which will help them remain healthy, active, and happy.
If you believe your pet is suffering from Glaucoma, this is the test we will perform. It measures the inside pressure of the eye via a digital reading.
Despite having a sunny disposition and happy personality, veterinary patients can feel discomfort and pain under the same circumstances as their owners. Recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is an essential part of our patient care. Together with our staff, we will help you identify if and when your pet is in pain.
Pet Sitting Services
If boarding services do not suit your pet and you would like someone to come to your home to take care of them while you are away, you can count on Dutch Fork Animal Hospital. Many of our employees enjoy pet sitting and will gladly come to your house to take care of your babies. Every staff member treats your pets as if they are their own. If you are interested in scheduling a pet sitting "stay", please give our office a call today! We will help you schedule a visit with one of our pet sitters, including:
- Full-time receptionist with DFAH
- Skilled sitter for "regular" boarders
- Will feed medicate and play with your pets
- Cannot do in-home/overnight stays
- Visits 2-3 time daily (depending on work schedule)
- Direct Contact: 803-238-2452
- Full-time Receptionist at DFAH
- Has years of experience as a Veterinary Assistant
- Great sitter for pets with special needs / medical conditions
- "Cat Whisperer"
- Will medicate and give injections
- Can do in-home care
- Direct Contact: 803-667-2431
For more information about our wonderful staff members, please visit our Meet the Team page.
Spay & Neutering: Why is Spay/Neutering separate from Surgery?
It can be a big decision to spay or neuter your pet, so we work to help all of our pet parents know the facts. We know putting your pet under anesthesia can be scary, but we are here to answer any questions you have, and give you the information you need to shed light on the procedure and situation.
Aside from preventing accidental pregnancies and reducing territorial behaviors, spaying or neutering your pet can prevent and reduce their risk for certain types of cancer and infections. For more information about the benefits of spay and neutering, please contact our office.
For more information about Spay and Neuter Services, please download our Guide to Spay and Neutering.
Dutch Fork Animal Hospital carefully screens all patients to make sure it is safe to operate on them. We tailor each service to the individual patient, and offer the most advanced surgical techniques. Our facilities feature state of the art technology including: heated surgery tables, advanced sterilization techniques, full blood testing, intensive after-surgery care, and ECGs. All veterinary and technical staff are fully trained, which ensures your pet receives the best care. Additionally, a board certified surgeon is available for consultations and performs surgeries right here at Dutch Fork to provide specialized procedures without the need to go to a different hospital.
We always make your pet a top priority during procedures, and our technicians carefully monitor your pet's wellbeing.
Ultrasound technologies are non-invasive and use sound waves to painlessly examine internal organs. This procedure is used to examine the heart and abdominal organs. Pregnancy exams are also available. We have also started offering Wellness Ultrasounds as an early detection tool.
Wisdom Panel – Mixed Breeding Test
As more people are adopting mixed breed dogs, there is an increased interest in determining the genetic makeup of mutts. Completing a genetic analysis of your dog can help you determine what disorders they may susceptible to, what kind of diets they should receive, and how their ancestry affects their personality, body type, and training regimens.
During your next visit, please ask one of our staff members about genetic testing. We will gladly answer any questions you have.
Contact Dutch Fork Animal Hospital in Irmo, SC today!
For additional questions, concerns, or comments about our services, please give us a call at 803-781-7483 or fill out a contact form. We look forward to hearing from you and caring for your cat or dog!