We're pleased to offer the following services at Meadowlands Veterinary Center:
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. We are open for scheduled appointments during our business hours:
Monday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Emergency & Urgent Care
Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments or as drop offs.
Because of Dr. Slobody and Dr. McKinley's experience, Meadowlands Veterinary Center can care for many types of pets:
- Rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters
- Turtles, tortoises
- Lizards (including iguanas, bearded dragons, and leopard geckos)
Since our pets' life span isn't as long as ours, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination, and for senior pets (7 years or older) we recommend 6 month check ups . Through annual examinations and preventive care we can help in finding serious health problems early. Here are some services we offer to help your pets:
Pharmacy: We have in stock a complete inventory of medications, vitamins, shampoos, conditioners, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to help keep your pets happy and healthy. We also carry a full line of Hills Science Diet prescription diets.
Dietary Counseling: We have technicians available to help guide you regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance, performance and for their senior years.
Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory is set up to have available for your pet organ screens, hemograms, electrolytes, and urinalysis with Early Renal Disease testing and fecal and skin parasite testing. We also work with outside labs for a wide array of screenings, histology and cultures.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services: Our hospital is able to provide diagnostic and therapeutic health care services for your pet including annual senior blood work, ACTH Stim testing and monitoring, Thyroid testing and monitoring, monitoring for chemotherapy patients and pets with auto immune disease.
AVID Microchipping: Microchipping your pet is a safe way to have permanent identification for you pet in case he/she gets lost. We also can scan pets to see if they are chipped.
Radiology Services: We provide in house, digital equipment that makes us capable to provide high quality radiographs to help with the diagnosis of many disorders.
Ultrasound: Ultrasound gives us an immediate look at your pet's organs, blood flow and make up that you cannot see on radiographs alone. We also provide echocardiograms for our cardiac patients.
Radiosurgery: Radiosurgery works by use of a radiofrequency electrode tip. The tip becomes energized by the radiowaves but does not become hot. The ultra high frequency waves provide specific and delicate tissue interaction. This results in a focused cutting and coagulating effect, which disintegrates and volatilized single cells minimizing the amount of tissue destruction. Healing is rapid and painless with the formation of a supple tissue identical to surrounding normal tissue. Benefits include: decreased post-opreative pain by sealing nerve endings as it cuts, decreased post-surgical edema, less blood loss, reduced risk of infection, quicker recovery, safer than laser and electrocautery and no burning and charring of tissue.
Laser Therapy: Laser therapy is the latest technology designed to give your pet fast pain relief and improve healing times. Benefits include shorter treatments, quicker recovery, drug free therapy when possible, non-invasive technology and free of any side effects. There are therapy protocols for back, hip pain, arthritis, ligament and tendon problems, rehabilitation, wound care and post surgical healing.
Specialty Referrals: We maintain a referral practice seeing many complex cases including orthopedics, laparscopic procedures, ultrasound, dermatology, and endoscopy to name a few.
Surgical Services: Meadowlands is Northern Ohio's Minimally Invasive Surgical Site. We offer a wide variety of surgical procedures including laparoscopic, orthopedic, exploratory, and radio surgery.
Anesthesia: We use the safest available anesthetics to provide ultimate safety, especially for our senior or high-risk patients. We are one of only a handful of practices to routinely use ventilators to control breathing and vital signs on every anesthetic case from time of induction until the pet is in recovery. Vital Signs we monitor during surgery include ECG, heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, CO2, core body temperature, and respirations.
Dentistry: Our dental services include teeth scaling and polishing, fluoride treatments, dental X-rays, and tooth extractions when needed.
Laparoscopy: Many procedures that once required a large abdominal incision can now be done using minimally invasive laparoscopy. Entire procedures can be performed through one or two tiny incisions using surgical telescopes and special video equipment that provides a full sized color image. This results in much less pain and a quicker recovery.
Endoscopy: Endoscopy serves many purposes in veterinary medicine. From foreign object retrieval to biopsy, endoscopy often eliminates the need for surgery and allows us to view video images of the upper and lower intestinal tract with minimal risk or discomfort.
Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy is used for treatment of minor skin irregularities. It destroys the function of cellular tissue while fibrous structures remain intact. The use of cryosurgery is now established in almost every major medical specialty due to its excellent healing properties, high degree of patient acceptance, and the relatively painless treatment it offers.The CryoProbe is designed for the treatment of skin injuries in skin care specialist, hospital outpatient and family doctor practices and now in the veterinary field. The instrument was named the most important discovery in cryotherapy in the last decade. Can be used for the treatment of warts, cysts and skin tags just to name a few.
Regenerative Medicine: Regenerative medicine utilizes the body’s own cells to heal and regenerate damaged tissues in acute and chronic conditions. Conditions that benefit include osteoarthritis, soft tissue injuries, tendon/ligament injuries, muscle injuries, certain spinal conditions. Therapies include PRP (platelet rich plasma) and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Stem Cells.
Digital Thermal Imaging: Digital Thermal Imaging measures energy radiated from the patient’s tissue. Differences in radiated energy can be associated with differences in temperature and viewed as color differences. Hotter areas depict increases in circulation and cooler areas depict decreases in circulation.
House Calls: If you and your pet cannot make it to us, don't worry we will come to you! We ask to schedule in advance due to booking a larger time slot for travel time.
Meadowlands Veterinary Center accepts payment via cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Wells Fargo Healthy Advantage Credit Card, Care Credit, and Scratchpay . So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.
We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.
For more information on payment options click on the tab New Patient Center at the top of the home page and from the drop down box payment options.
Meadowlands Veterinary Center offers discounted services to pet assure card holders.