Because life is better with pets.
Weathered Rock Veterinary Clinic is a locally owned, small animal veterinary clinic in Jefferson City, MO. Our staff love animals and believe life is better with pets. At Weathered Rock Vet Clinic we dedicate ourselves to provide pets with excellent medical care and owners with the education to give pets long, happy, healthy lives.
New Services Offered at Weathered Rock Vet Clinic!
Dr. French and staff are now registered to perform the best hip dysplasia screening test in dogs: the PennHIP certification.
Watch an informational video.
All dogs can benefit from PennHIP testing. For pet dogs found to be at risk to develop hip osteoarthritis, early intervention such as JPS surgery at 16 weeks and weight control can help prevent or lessen the severity of canine hip dysplasia. For working/service dogs, identifying a dog with healthy hips can extend the working life of the dog. For breeding dogs, early detection of at-risk hips can allow the breeder to make early, informed decisions as to which dogs to keep in breeding programs
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
• Is the most commonly inherited orthopedic disease
• Leads to hip arthritis causing pain, stiffness, and diminished quality of life
• Has no medical or surgical cure
• Afflicts more than 50% of the dogs within some breeds
• Clinically affects large breed dogs more severely than smaller breed dogs
THE KEY FACTOR: Hip Laxity is the key factor in the development of Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD). The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint, with the ball of the femur (femoral head) fitting into the hip socket (acetabulum). Hip laxity refers to the degree of “looseness” of the ball in the hip socket. Studies have shown that dogs with looser hips (excessive hip laxity) are at higher risk to develop hip dysplasia than dogs with tighter hips (minimal hip laxity).
THE SOLUTION AIS -PennHIP Hip Improvement Program The research-based hip-screening procedure known as PennHIP has proven to be the most accurate and precise method to measure hip laxity. It can identify—as early as 16 weeks of age—dogs that are susceptible to developing hip dysplasia. This offers breeders the opportunity to make early decisions on breeding stock, and allows veterinarians to advise pet owners on lifestyle adjustments and preventive strategies to minimize the pain and progression of the disease.
COVID 19 WRVC update 6/15/20
Weathered Rock Veterinary Clinic is still open and caring for animals as a curbside and drop off clinic. We want you and your pets to stay safe. If special arrangements need to be made please call ahead.
If you are sick, please reschedule your appointment.
We are offering drop off with distancing appointments. These appointments allow us to talk with you over the phone and pick up your pet from the parking lot without you ever having to come inside. You can wait or come back when your pet is done. We will call you to get you checked out over the phone.
We have added a new type of appointment, a telemedicine visit, for folks who cannot leave their home. Telemedicine appointments are video phone consultations with a veterinarian through Facebook Messenger. Telemedicine appointments are designed to help people who cannot get their pets to the clinic due to quarantine restrictions. Appointments are scheduled. Clients will need the Facebook Messenger app downloaded onto their smartphone to use the video chat function. Telemedicine appointments are $45, plus any treatment prescribed. Medications can be mailed as needed. Due to the nature of many diseases, some pets may still need to come into the clinic for an exam, diagnostics or treatment. If the pet comes in for the same complaint within 48 hours, the $45 appointment fee will be applied to the clinic office visit.
We can mail you refill medications as needed. Also, check our online pharmacy for refills of medications and prescription food options. Pet food can be mailed to your doorstep!
Let us know if there is any other way we can help you.
Weathered Rock Vet Clinic
The AVMA has a fantastic website with guidance on COVID 19 as it relates to veterinary medicine. https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19
Pets need vet care just like food and love!
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