Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital

626 Saint George Road
South Thomaston, ME 04858

(207)354-0266

harborroadvet.com

Bathing

Although Harbor Road does not employ a professional groomer, our kennel staff will be very happy to bathe and brush out your pet.  This service also includes a nail trim.  Plan on dropping off your pet first thing in the morning, and pick-up is generally between 1 and 4, depending on how long your pet takes to dry.  Pets being groomed must be current on vacccinations.  Please call for more information and to schedule a bath for your pet.


Behavior

Illness doesn't always have a physical cause. We have access to trained animal behaviorists via fax.  A detailed questionnaire, filled out by you, helps these behaviorists determine the cause of such disorders as separation anxiety and obsessive behavior.  They can then develop a customized treatment regimen for your pet.


Boarding

Pets are like our children - we feed, nurture and lavish attention on them. Our highly qualified kennel attendants do the same when you can't be there. We provide tender loving care (such as brushing and cuddling), and supervised outdoor walks for your dogs.


Dental Care

Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet's teeth. We use modern and safe ultrasound to clean each tooth thoroughly - above and below the gum line. Our technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup.  We also carry many dental products to help you maintain your pets' good dental health.


Emergency and Critical Care

Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital participates in an emergency rotation with three local hospitals.  We rotate evening and weekend emergency coverage with them.  If you are a current Harbor Road client and you have an emergency, call the office number and the answering service will contact the on-call hospital.

Emergency coverage is only available to current* Harbor Road clients.  If you are NOT a current Harbor
Road client, please call the the Animal Emergency Clinic at 878-3121.

Large Animal Clients:  Please be aware that these hospitals do not practice large animal medicine,
so you must have other arrangements for your large animal emergencies made ahead of time.

*Current means that a Harbor Road veterinarian has examined your pet within the last year.
 


Hospice / Euthanasia Services

Saying goodbye to a long-time friend is painful. We work with clients to ensure their pet's comfort and dignity. Services include taking care of the remains as directed by the client.


House Calls

We will do our best to accommodate requests for house call.  Please be aware that some procedures are better done here at the hospital where the doctor has access to our staff and equipment.  If you do require a house call, please call as far ahead as possible, as this gives us the best opportunity to arrange the schedule to suit you.


Immunization and Wellness Care

We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in wellness care has rewards for both pets and owners. Our wellness recommendations are designed specifically for your pet and include: comprehensive physical exam, internal parasite testing, heartworm and flea control, vaccination program, spay and neuter surgery, quality prescription and non-prescription diets, and specialized blood tests for all life stages.


Laser Therapy

Harbor Road is pleased to have Class IV therapeutic laser treatment as part of our patient care.  In fact, we routinely integrate laser therapy into our treatment protocol for spays, laceration repairs and dental extractions.



Microchipping

Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer our patients the AVID microchip, which is a tiny computer chip that has an identification number programmed into it.  It is encapsulated within a biocompatible material.  The whole device is small enought to fit inside a hypodermic needle and can be simple injected under the skin of your pet, where it will stay for life.  This provides a permanent identification which cannot be lost or altered.

 


Nutritional Counseling

Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.


Pain Management

Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care, and have several products available to help keep your pet pain-free.


Pharmacy

We stock a wide range of the best veterinary drugs in the animal healthcare field.


Radiology

Radiology - or X-rays - help our veterinarians evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems.  Harbor Road is pleased to be able to offer our patients digital radiography.


Surgery         

We offer the best surgical techniques for all of your patients.  Patients are carefully screened and anesthetics are specifially tailored to your pet.  Our  doctors have advanced training and years of experience in all routine and soft-tissue surgeries.  Every surgical procedure is monitored by our staff for ECG, pulse oximetry, blood pressure as well as intensive post-operative care, and our doctors believe in providing pain control before, during and after your pet's procedure.