At North County Animal Hospital, we are pleased to offer outstanding veterinary medical care for your pet. From a routine wellness exam, to surgery, and all the required care thereafter, we are here to help you. So that we can provide the best service possible, we limit our treatment to dogs and cats. Another aspect of our service we are sure you will appreciate is that we have the ability to send out diagnostic results done in our building (such as x-rays and bloodwork) to board certified doctors for review. This allows Dr. Sinko to work with multiple doctors and makes it easier on clients and pets since they don’t have to go somewhere else for another appointment.

The list below shows some of the services we offer – if you have questions about something not listed here, please contact us and we will be happy to help! Or you may request an appointment.

Advanced Digital X-rays  Jupiter, FL

Advanced Digital X-rays

At North County Animal Hospital in Jupiter, FL , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.

In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.

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Behavior Management  Jupiter, FL

Behavior Management

We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners are faced with. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners, so it is our goal to work with you towards a solution.

There are many behaviors that can be negative or destructive, and many pet owners feel helpless in bringing peace to their home. We want you to know that we are here to help, and that undesirable behaviors can be corrected.

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Dental Care  Jupiter, FL

Dental Care

Pet dental care is as important to your pet’s health as it is to your health. Not only does poor dental care lead to bad breath, which is obviously unpleasant, but it can also lead to painful gum disease. Gum disease in turn can cause other serious illnesses, such as heart and kidney disease.

If your dog or cat has bad breath, that’s a very good indication of dental problems, and the sooner this is addressed, the more likely it can be brought under control. Bad breath is caused by bacteria, which causes plaque and tartar buildup. Yellowing teeth, loose or missing teeth, and red, inflamed gums occur as the disease progresses. The use of treats designed to control plaque are helpful, but they are not enough to prevent dental disease altogether.

Pet Dental Care of the Finest Quality

At North County Animal Hospital, we recommend that you allow us to assess your pet’s dental health with a cursory visual exam of teeth and gums to determine if there are issues that need to be addressed. If so, we might recommend a more in-depth analysis requiring sedation, or a thorough dental cleaning above and below the gums. In the event that your pet’s teeth are in good health, we can offer advice on how to keep them that way with good preventative dental care.

Pet dental care, including regular dental check-ups and teeth cleaning, can help prevent decay and other dental problems from developing. Your pet will thank you with fresh breath and a happy disposition. Your pet’s dental health is important to us, as we know it is to you. Contact our veterinary team in Jupiter to discuss your pet dental care needs and ask us how we can help. Call (561) 746-7496 today!

Non-Anesthetic Pet Dentals

We offer Non-Anesthetic Dentals on the first Tuesday of EVERY month. This service is only offered to current clients of North County Animal Hospital, and is by appointment only. Call (561) 746-7496 today to see if your pet is a candidate!

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Emergency & Urgent Care  Jupiter, FL

Emergency and Urgent Care

Our staff is dedicated and well trained to handle emergencies of all types. If you’re experiencing an emergency, please call us immediately. Our team of professionals will be able to determine the best course of action for your pet.

Geriatric Care  Jupiter, FL

Geriatric Care

Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work becomes even more critical.

Annual exams and blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us valuable information about your pet’s health. We understand the changes your pet will have as they become older, and we also know the importance of keeping your pet healthy as they enter their golden years.

Please call us today at (561) 746-7496 to learn more about caring for your senior pet.

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Grooming  Jupiter, FL

Grooming

Our certified groomers are accustomed to working with a variety of different breeds and species. While grooming your pets, we always go above and beyond. We can guarantee that your furry friend will be exceptionally clean!

We offer bathing (no hair trimming), and sedated shaving when absolutely necessary.

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Health Certificates  Jupiter, FL

Health Certificates

North County Animal Hospital is happy to offer international & domestic health certificate services to our clients who are preparing to travel with their pet. If you have a trip coming up, or would like to plan one, please read the details below regarding the differences between international & domestic travel with a pet, as well as where you can find more information on the requirements. If you have any remaining questions, you may call or contact us online!

 

International Health Certificates:

International travel can be very complex especially since each country has it’s own set of rules and requirements. Each of these requirements have to be met exactly as written and are usually time sensitive. With this being said, please let us know as soon as you know your travel dates. Listed below is the link for the USDA website that contains the most up to date database for most countries:

Domestic Health Certificates:

Domestic travel is significantly less complicated but can also be time sensitive so it’s still best to let us know your travel dates as soon as possible. The requirements for these certificates are given by whichever airline you choose to fly with. It is best to call the airline or check their website regarding when they require an examination of your pet prior to travel (usually between 10 to 30 days). Some airlines simply require a rabies certificate and nothing else so it’s always best to check.

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In-House Laboratory  Jupiter, FL

In-House Laboratory

We are very proud of our laboratory. We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too! We are able to run heartworm tests, leukemia and FIV tests, and full blood work for those who are interested in it. There are also many other tests we offer our patients.

The best part of being able to run laboratory tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets much sooner than if we had to send the blood work out to another laboratory. Whenever your pets are not feeling well, we can offer you results and a diagnosis in minutes instead of making you wait a day (or more) for the results.

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Laser Therapy  Jupiter, FL

Laser Therapy

We are proud to announce we are now offering laser therapy, an innovative new way to treat pain and inflammation in pets. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects such as improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Multiple studies have shown laser therapy can help with a variety of problems including arthritis, joint pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains, dog/cat bites, feline acne/asthma, hotspots, post trauma/surgery pain, hip dysplasia, lick granulomas and snake/bug bites.

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Microchipping  Jupiter, FL

Microchipping

At North County Animal Hospital, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.

But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.

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Nutritional Counseling  Jupiter, FL

Nutritional Counseling

North County Animal Hospital offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Jupiter, FL and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet or would like more information about your pet’s nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.

Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.

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Parasite Prevention  Jupiter, FL

Parasite Prevention

The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.

At North County Animal Hospital, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.

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Pain Management  Jupiter, FL

Pain Management

Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.

We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.

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Puppy & Kitten Care  Jupiter, FL

Puppy and Kitten Care

Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at North County Animal Hospital, we are here to help you with your new addition.

First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.

We are also here to help you raise him or her to become a well-behaved and healthy adult by discussing many topics with you. Our friendly staff is well prepared to discuss vaccinations, nutrition, behavior, socialization, neutering, and much more! No question is off limits so please bring any questions along to your appointment. We are here to help you succeed at raising a good pet!
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Spay and Neuter  Jupiter, FL

Spay and Neuter

If you are looking for a quality spay and neuter clinic in Jupiter, you have come to the right place. If you are still undecided about the surgery and are still researching, please read on. The decision to spay or neuter your pet can be a difficult one; no one wants to see their pet go through surgery. However, there are many advantages to spay and neuter procedures, and because of this, we highly recommend this surgery. It is beneficial to both you and your pet.

Here are some of the major reasons why:

Decrease Behavioral Issues

Your pet will no longer experience the overwhelming need to mate, which often makes males more aggressive, and can be a messy and frustrating experience during the female heat cycle. Your pet won’t continually have the drive to wander the neighborhood, which can be detrimental to their safety and well-being. Your pet will be a happier, calmer, and a more affectionate family member.

Increase Lifespan

Spaying or neutering your pet will afford them a longer and healthier lifespan. Your dog will likely live one to three years longer, and your cat could enjoy three to five more years in your company.

Decrease Cancer Risk

Dogs and cats that have been spayed or neutered have a much lower risk of developing cancer of the reproductive organs, a disease that is mostly fatal in cats and a large percentage of dogs.

Avoid Unwanted Pet Pregnancies

When your female cat or dog has kittens or puppies, you’ll be saddled with the responsibility of finding them a good home, which can be time consuming and expensive. You’ll also likely acquire some unplanned vet bills. Unneutered males contribute to the growing population of homeless animals in Jupiter. Some are saved from starvation and sickness and placed in shelters. Of these, some might be adopted, but unfortunately, due to large numbers, others might be euthanized. As a caring and responsible pet owner, you can help avoid this disturbing problem in Jupiter by spaying or neutering your pet.

Spay and Neuter Post-Surgery Care

Our competent spay and neuter team in Jupiter will provide you with easy-to-follow instructions for post-surgery care. Read the following tips to prepare for your pet’s optimal recovery after being spayed or neutered.

Bedding: Make sure your pet’s bedding is clean and dry to avoid infection to the surgery site.

Feeding: Feed your pet as you normally would, unless otherwise instructed by our vet. Don’t overfeed your pet.

Medication: Follow instructions for pain medication carefully. Never overmedicate, or administer medication meant for human consumption.

Activity: Limit your pet’s activity for the first few weeks after spaying or neutering. Keep cats from jumping to high places, and limit dogs to short walks.

Bathing: To help avoid infection, it’s important to keep the incision area clean and dry for the first couple of weeks after surgery. Keep your pet from licking the surgery site by having your pet wear a cone-shaped collar.

Observance: Make sure someone is available to monitor your pet’s recovery for the first 48 hours after surgery. Contact us right away if you see any abnormal behavior, including lack of appetite, lack of mobility or sluggishness, inability to urinate, discharge or bleeding of incision area, or unpleasant odor.

We strongly believe that the benefits of spay and neuter procedures far outweigh the risks. We strive to make sure that our patients at North County Animal Hospital have a quick recovery and experience as little pain as possible, so that they can live a long and happy life as part of your family.

Contact our spay and neuter team in Jupiter for more information or to schedule your pet’s appointment. We are ready to help – call (561) 746-7496 today!

How does a spay/neuter at a rescue compare to the procedure done in our hospital? Learn more here!

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Surgery  Jupiter, FL

Surgery

We are pleased to offer our clients the highest quality veterinary care. We want nothing but the best for our clients, especially during surgery. It is our goal to make sure that our surgical team is prepared to offer our clients the latest medical procedures. We look forward to learning about the newest medical advances in surgery and actively partake in continued surgical education.

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Vaccinations  Jupiter, FL

Vaccinations

Pet vaccinations are vital to shield dogs & cats from many infectious and often deadly diseases. Vaccinations can help your pet live a long, healthy life. Though vaccines have basically eliminated many diseases fatal to pets, there are still diseases that pose a significant threat to unvaccinated pets in Jupiter. As a caring and responsible pet owner, it is important to know which vaccines are essential to your particular pet, and when they should be updated.

There are some pet vaccines necessary to the health and safety of all dogs and cats, whereas some pet vaccines need only be administered dependent on your pet’s particular lifestyle. Factors can include their risk based on exposure to certain diseases due to their environment, or changes that occur throughout a pet’s life. We take all these factors into account when we recommend which vaccines your pet should have administered.

Over Vaccination?

Dogs and cats do build up some level of immunity and might not need to be vaccinated as often. This doesn’t mean that you do nothing. A vaccine titer (requires a small blood samples sent to the lab) is a valuable tool for Dr. Sinko to determine if indeed your dog has a sufficient immunity to the disease if they were challenged with it.

Rabies vaccination is required by the county/state for all dogs and cats over 4 months of age. Rabies is a zoonotic disease and can be transmitted to humans. Rabies is deadly. Rabies vaccination can be given every year or every 3 years. Again, there is a vaccine titer available if you are concerned with over vaccinating your pet.

Leptospirosis is an up and coming problem. The University of Florida Veterinary College reported to all veterinarians that they saw a significant spike in cases in 2014. Lepto can be difficult to diagnose as it doesn’t provide a clear cut set of symptoms. Symptoms can be vague and sporadic and lacking consistency. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease which means it CAN be transmitted from dog to human. Humans can contract the disease by cleaning up the urine of an infected or ‘carrier’ pet. Pets can contract leptospirosis from coming in contact with the contaminated urine of the primary carriers; raccoons, possums, rats and squirrels. We have plenty of those in Florida and adding the tropical climate and sprinkling re-claimed water makes it’s is a perfect environment for the disease.

Canine influenza is a newly emerging infectious disease caused by a “flu” virus. Just like human “flu,” canine influenza is highly contagious. In fact, unless a dog has already had the illness and recovers, virtually every dog exposed to the virus will become infected. Since 2003, there have been numerous reports of influenza outbreaks in veterinary clinics, kennels and shelters. The most common sign of canine influenza is a persistent cough. It’s hard to diagnose canine influenza because many times it can be confused with kennel coughsince the signs are very similar. Often canine influenza is not suspected until the illness becomes unusually severe or lasts an unusually long time. Canine influenza spreads the same way that human flu spreads – through direct contact (kissing, licking, nuzzling), through the air (coughing or sneezing), and via contaminated surfaces. A new canine influenza vaccine is available and has been proven to significantly reduce the severity of influenza and the length of time that a dog is sick. Please call us today to find out more information on canine influenza and if your dog should be vaccinated.

Our doctors at North County Animal Hospital are well-trained to assess the vaccination needs of your individual pet. We will recommend a vaccination program based on your individual pet’s risk factors, including a schedule for booster shots. It is our goal to make sure our animal friends live long, healthy, and happy lives, free from preventable diseases.

Scheduling pet vaccinations is an important decision in your dog or cat’s health and well-being – please don’t put this off. Contact our veterinary team in Jupiter and set up an appointment to discuss your pet’s vaccination needs. Call

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Prices

Communal Cremation
< 40lb – $510.00
41-80lb – $525.00
> 80lbs – $550.00

Private Cremation (You get the ashes back in a carved wood box)
< 40lb – $650.00
41-80lbs – $690.00
> 80lb – $780.00

We will always bring a veterinary technician to assist the doctor.
We do this only in medically necessary situations and records from your vet may be required if we haven’t seen the pet before.

At Home Pet Euthanasia

Euthanizing a pet is never easy. At North County Animal Hospital we recognize this and do things differently. Your family will be placed in a quiet room. We will explain the process in full and allow you and your family as much time as you need before beginning the process. Some families choose to stay and some don’t. Either way, it is a very personal decision and we respect either.

All pets regardless of age or condition will be sedated. Dr. Sinko will give an analgesic injection that will make your pet very sleepy and most often completely asleep. Believe it or not, most patients at other clinics aren’t sedated prior to euthanasia. By sedating a patient their passing is much more peaceful.

If you prefer, Dr. Sinko can come to your home for euthanasia.

We offer cremation and your family can decide if you would like the remains returned to you.

At Home Euthanasia Services

We offer at home euthanasia services for clients and new clients and patients.

When it’s time to say goodbye you can choose to do it in clinic or in the comfort of your home.

We bring everything necessary. We will discuss the entire process. You can choose to stay with your pet the entire time or some prefer to wait in another room once they are sedated. We are compassionate and caring and understand what a difficult time this is for your family. We will handle everything with love.

If you have any questions about euthanasia please feel free to call our office at (561) 746-7496 and Dr. Sinko will be happy to discuss it with you.

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Boarding

For Current Clients Only
North County Animal Hospital is happy to provide boarding for our current clients. We have 4 large dog runs, a huge fenced in backyard, and a separate cat condo room that will house 6 cats or more if they are family.

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Treatment for Parvovirus

Dr. Sinko is known as the “Parvo Doc” by many rescue organizations in the Jupiter area. Rescues often experience a high volume of parvo when dealing with puppies that have unknown vaccine histories. In working with them, we have gained a lot of experience in working with such a high volume of parvo cases.

Treating parvo is not “one size fits all”. Every parvo case treatment will differ slightly and the tests we do will differ depending on the pet, their symptoms, size and severity of disease. In many cases, we have discovered that the pets are not only are fighting parvo but will also be fighting another opportunistic disease. In a case like this, if you don’t know it and don’t test for it – then you aren’t treating it. This is like leaving a piece of the puzzle out and can be very dangerous.

Parvo lasts a full 7 days, and most pets recover at the 7 day mark. At North County Animal Hospital, we have about a 90% success rate with treatment.

Your pet’s survival and successful recovery depends on you bringing them in at the first sign and not letting their symptoms progress too far.

Parvo is a horrible experience to watch dogs go through, and our team is aware that this may be a difficult time for you and your pet. We are here to support you through the process. With our expert care, and your love through the entire treatment, your pet will have the best outcome possible.

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Blood Transfusions

Just like in human medicine, blood transfusions are a critical, life-saving component of your pets’ health care. There are a variety of situations and conditions that would necessitate a blood transfusion, such as physical trauma and other ailments.

We take the same safety precautions and measures in animal blood transfusions as we do in human ones, making the process safe and effective for donors and recipients. We understand that a blood transfusion can be stressful for you and your pet, so we want you to know that your loved one is in good hands.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about blood transfusions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes a flexible tool called an endoscope. The endoscope is a highly specialized tool that allows veterinarians to see inside your pet’s body in a minimally invasive way.

Endoscopy allows veterinarians to provide better and earlier diagnosis, making it a valuable tool to modern veterinary medicine.

Endoscopic procedures are used in a variety of different ways for a number of ailments. If you would like to learn more about how endoscopy can benefit your pet please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (561) 746-7496.

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House Calls

We understand that it is not always possible to bring your pet to our clinic. That is why we offer house calls and see animals in your own home.

There are many challenges in caring for an animal that cannot be moved from their location for one reason or another. Please let us know of any specific requests or conditions that will require special attention. We promise to communicate with you throughout the process to make sure it goes smoothly for you and your animal.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about house calls, please call us today at (561) 746-7496.

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Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine is a field of study that is specific to an animal’s inner body systems. We look at the function of various areas of your pets’ inside parts through non-invasive means, giving our doctors a clearer picture of your pet’s health.

Please contact us today at (561) 746-7496 if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, we would be happy to speak with you!

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