On Adams Ave and Brookhurst Street
Behind Woody's Restaurant and Stater Bros.
Adams Pet Hospital Cares For Your Pet Like They're Part Of Our Family!
Adams Pet Hospital is a comprehensive animal hospital that puts your pet first. We strive to provide the finest veterinary care to our patients. Our facility boasts some of the newest technologies that help us better diagnose and treat your pet. Whether your pet needs a regular checkup to get their vaccinations up to date, or your pet is suffering from an injury, we are here and ready to help.
Our hospital has been privileged to serve the Huntington Beach, CA area for over 30 years. It is the mission of our staff to provide the best veterinary care possible. We know that your pet is an important part of a family, we believe that they deserve the same high standard of care that any other member of your family would need. While patient care is extremely important, we also work to keep you happy and informed. Through our reminder system, you will never miss an appointment or vaccination. We keep detailed records of each visit so your pet doesn’t miss their next vaccination or appointment.
Adams Pet Hospital is a full-service animal hospital that is dedicated to nurturing the bond between you and your pet. Not only do we care for your pet when they are sick, but we also want to help you learn how to keep your pet happy and healthy with preventative health care. In addition to standard medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care, we also offer boarding for your dogs or cats; as well as microchipping so you can sleep easy at night knowing your pet is never going to be out of reach.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Wellness exams are a vital component of what is known as “preventive medicine”. The goal of preventive medicine is to find and treat diseases BEFORE they become serious. This is typically much easier on the pet, the owner, and the pocketbook! That old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” holds true for our pets as well. There have been so many advances in veterinary medicine that many diseases which may have greatly shortened your pet’s lifespan in the past can now be managed (if detected early) so that your pet can live a longer, happier life.
We will perform a thorough evaluation of all body systems during your pet’s visit to the APC. It is amazing how much your pet’s health can change over a short period of time. Examples of the more common findings are;
painful joints, and
Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.
Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will use a handheld microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner’s contact information, and calls the owner.
Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.
We recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are more likely to not end up in shelters and tend to get home faster than those without tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed (overnight or for grooming); pets can also lose them. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly.
We can microchip ferrets, rabbits, birds, and other companion animals, too!
Dog & Cat Surgery
A wide range of dog and cat surgeries are performed here in at APC.
Intensive anesthetic monitoring is performed on all surgical patients by one of our AVMA(TM) ABVS (TM) Board Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist and the team.
Our focus on animal pain management is integral to the successful outcome of your pet’s surgical recovery.
Commonly performed surgeries include spay, neuter, and mass removal.
Vaccines are given to your pet to ensure that their immune system is able to fight off certain diseases. Vaccines are composed of a killed or modified version of the disease applied in small doses. By vaccinating, we are essentially teaching your pet’s immune system how to recognize and destroy diseases before they can cause your pet to become seriously ill.
A booster vaccine, usually containing the same elements as the first, is given 3–4 weeks later to provide even greater immunity. When cats and dogs become adults, their immune systems are more developed and boosters are only needed every 1–3 years, depending upon the vaccine type and risk of exposure to the disease.
Puppies and kittens start out life with varying amounts of immunity, obtained through their mother’s immune system through mother’s milk. Under 6 weeks of age, your pet’s immune system is not developed enough to make a good response to a vaccine. Therefore, it is very important to make sure they do not come into contact with other animals or places that may harbor disease until their immune system develops.
At 6–8 weeks, a healthy dog or cat can receive the first vaccines. Past the initial vaccine series, your Rocklin Road veterinarian will advise you regarding pet vaccine boosters for the best protection from disease.
Typical vaccines and preventives recommended for dogs include:
Start vaccination at 6–8 weeks
Repeat every 3 weeks until 12–14 weeks of age
Booster every 3 years
Rabies—Required by the County
First vaccination at 16 weeks of age
Booster at 1 year of age, and then every 3 years
Vaccinate at 6 weeks of age, repeat in 2–3 weeks
Particularly high-risk dogs may be vaccinated every 6 months
Bordetella—Start vaccine at 6–8 weeks of age, and then booster yearly
Given at 16 weeks and repeated 4 weeks later
Booster annually before snake season
First heartworm test after 6 months of age
Heartworm prevention should be given monthly
Testing for heartworms annually
View our Canine Vaccines handout describing various diseases, their symptoms, and the vaccines we recommend for dogs.
Typical vaccines recommended for cats include:
Feline rhinotracheitis/calici/panleukopenia or distemper
Start vaccination at 8 weeks of age
Repeat every 3–4 weeks until 12 weeks of age
Booster every 3 years
Rabies—Required by the County
First vaccination between 3–4 months of age
Booster at 1 year, and then every 3 years
Feline leukemia—Only for those cats potentially exposed to leukemia (usually outdoor cats)
Start vaccination at 9 weeks of age
Repeat in 3–4 weeks
Booster for at-risk cats annually
Feline leukemia/feline AIDS testing—We recommend testing every new kitten or cat that you adopt for these two deadly diseases. As with human AIDS, your new cat can go years without showing any symptoms of either viral infection. It is important for you to know the health status of the kitten you just adopted.
View our Feline Vaccines handout describing various diseases, their symptoms, and the vaccines we recommend for cats.
Visit our Pet Wellness page for more about caring for your dog or cat. To schedule an appointment for regular vaccines or to obtain a customized vaccination and prevention plan for your pet, contact the professionals at Adams Pet Clinic.
Don’t forget the importance of preventative medication for fleas and ticks and keep them away from your pet. Learn more about the importance of it.
IF YOUR PET HAS AN EMERGENCY DURING OUR BUSINESS HOURS, PLEASE CALL US TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR PET’S NEEDS. IF WE ARE UNABLE TO DO SO DUE TO SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS, WE WILL DIRECT YOU TO AN APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY FACILITY.
IF YOUR PET HAS AN EMERGENCY AFTER OUR BUSINESS HOURS:
Call the Central Orange County Animal Emergency Hospital at (949) 261-7979, located at 3720 Campus Dr suite d, Newport Beach. They are open from 6 pm to 8 am Mon-Thursday and 24 hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Please leave a message on our answering service 714-654-1605 so that we are aware of your pet’s emergency and can be in contact with the emergency veterinarian to maintain good continuity of care. Visit the Central Orange County Animal Emergency Hospital at the website
If you are unsure of what may be considered an emergency for your pet, please call us at 714-964-1605 or the above-mentioned emergency hospital, and we would be more than happy to get a doctor’s opinion on what the best course of action to take.
PET GROOMING FOR DOGS & CATS
Jane Doe, Independent Grooming Contractor
Professional groomer Jane Doe has been grooming dogs and cats for over 10 years, is excited to join the team at Admas Pet Clinic as an independent pet grooming contractor.
Currently, Jane has grooming appointments available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and the first Saturday of each month. To schedule a grooming appointment, please call our hospital at 714-964-1605.
Pets arrive for their appointment in the morning. For those clients who have an early work schedule, Jane can accept drop-offs before our usual hospital hours. Please call ahead to make this type of arrangement. Once grooming is completed, pets may be picked up anytime before the hospital closes at 6:00 pm.
For the safety of your pet, we require that certain vaccines are up to date for any dog or cat that stays for grooming, boarding, or other services. Current clients of Adams Pet Clinic will have vaccination records on file—all other grooming clients must present records before grooming. Please contact us for more information about this.
When you must be away, you want to leave your pet with a reliable, responsible caregiver. Our pet boarding facility offers cozy, comfortable boarding with a staff committed to treating your dog or cat like family. You are welcome to take a tour between the hours of 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Dogs that stay with us are boarded in one of our indoor runs. Once-daily, your dog is let out to one of our outdoor runs while his or her main run is cleaned and disinfected. Weather permitting, your pet is taken outside twice daily for time to romp and enjoy the outdoors. Our kennel staff observes them closely while outdoors to ensure there are no escape artists and monitor bodily functions. If your dog has a favorite toy to play with outside, feel free to bring it and let the staff know you want your pet to have one-on-one attention.
Our boarding cats are kept in cages in a cozy laundry room, much like they might have at home. They are observed and talked to often, as the kennel staff frequents that area to wash and fold laundry. Litter boxes are cleaned regularly. Cat cages are cleaned and disinfected daily.
VACCINE & DISEASE CONTROL
Disease control is paramount in our boarding facility. As a veterinary hospital, we are particularly equipped and knowledgeable about your pet’s health. Adams Pet Clinic safety regulations require current vaccines against the common communicable diseases for all of our boarded pets. If you have your vaccines done somewhere other than at our clinic, please be prepared to show us vaccine records or provide us with the hospital name that vaccinates your pet. We also require treatment for external parasites (mainly fleas) if we see that your pet needs this.
It is our goal to communicate clearly with each client. Consequently, allow 15–30 minutes to check-in your dog or cat for boarding, especially if you are new to us or your pet has special needs or instructions. We will ask you for an emergency phone number where we can reach you or, if you are unavailable, a person that can make decisions for your pet. If you would like updates, feel free to call us anytime during your animal’s stay.
We encourage you to bring your pet’s food, feeding instructions, toys, blankets, and so on. We only ask that you label each item so we know who it belongs to when we launder it. We also warn you that some of your bedding may go home soiled if we haven’t had time to launder it the day you pick up your pet.
We offer bathing services by our kennel staff, so your pet is sent home clean and smelling sweet. If you board your pet for four nights or more, the bath is complimentary.
We also offer professional grooming by Jane Doe on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and the first Saturday of each month. Inform our staff when you make boarding arrangements that you would like your pet to be professionally groomed, and we can schedule grooming with Jane before you pick up your pet. Visit our Pet Grooming page for more information about that service.
We are not a 24-hour facility, and your pet will be alone during the night.
We are closed for drop-off and pick-up on the six major holidays, as well as Friday after Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas.
Pick up and Drop off hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. On Saturdays, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. Sunday pick-up is available by appointment only from 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm.
Safety comes first for your pet! Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is performed on all surgical patients in order to minimize risks associated with pet anesthesia. Along with the safest injectable agents and gas anesthesia, we continually monitor all pets with an electrocardiogram, capnograph, blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter, and anesthetic agent monitor, and use a ventilator on each patient to maintain perfect depth and rate of respiration.
EXOTIC PET CARE
Pet RabbitAdams Veterinary Clinic is happy to provide care for a wide range of pocket pets, exotics, and birds. We offer general preventive care, nutritional advice, and husbandry recommendations for your small pets. Each species of exotic pet has its own specific needs for care, diet, and housing.
Our veterinarians are experienced with treating and caring for many types of exotic pets including:
Low Cost Vaccinations: Walk-In Welcome -For Dogs and Cats on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Like most of us, our pets are not exactly thrilled about a dental either. First, it is very uncomfortable and second, they don’t know that it’s for their own good. Without anesthesia, it is thus virtually impossible to clean dogs’ and cats’ teeth. At least not as thoroughly as necessary.
The Benefits of Anesthesia Outweigh the Risks
Anesthesia always poses some risk of complications and it’s completely normal to be concerned about your pet’s safety. However, the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) and the majority of veterinarians agree that its benefits far outweigh the risks.
PROS OF PET TEETH CLEANING UNDER ANESTHESIA INCLUDE:
– Thorough removal of dental plaque and tartar. Even though the so-called anesthesia-free dental cleaning claims to be just as effective (but a lot safer and less expensive), it isn’t really an alternative to dental cleaning under anesthesia. What is more, it can cause more harm than good. It is impossible to thoroughly remove plaque and tartar if the animal is not anesthetized. This is especially true for the area below the gum line where plaque is causing the greatest harm. Your pet’s mouth may appear clean but it is not!
– Less stress and discomfort for the animal. No dog or cat will allow teeth cleaning without anesthesia unless being physically restrained. Besides the stress due to prolonged restriction, an animal that is not anesthetized may also experience severe psychological stress because they don’t understand what is going on. The last but not the least important, dental cleaning can be very uncomfortable and even painful. Anesthesia eliminates most of the stress and makes teeth cleaning a completely painless procedure.
– Less expensive in the long term. Although anesthesia-free dental cleaning is supposed to be less expensive, in the long term, it can cost you much more than having your pet anesthetized. This is because in anesthesia-free dental cleaning, the bacteria that cause periodontal disease are not removed from below the gum line. As a result, the disease can quickly spread to the tooth root or in the bone which can be very expensive to treat. Also, without anesthesia, the veterinarian can’t make a thorough exam of the mouth, throat and tongue or perform other dental procedures.
THE CONS? THE RISK OF COMPLICATIONS (THOUGH THEY ARE VERY, VERY RARE!)
Unfortunately, anesthesia isn’t entirely risk free. The good news is that complications are extremely rare. To reduce the risk of complications to the minimum and ensure that anesthesia doesn’t pose a health threat to the animal, every pet is examined and evaluated for their health status and physical condition before being anesthetized. Also, the progress of veterinary medicine including anesthesia in the recent years further reduced the risk of complications. Nevertheless, it is of utmost importance to understand both the benefits and risks of pet teeth cleaning under anesthesia. Here at Rocklin Road Animal Hospital we have a technician who’s only job is to monitor the patient while they are under for the procedure. If you have any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to ask your veterinarian.
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Adams Pet Clinic, in Huntington Beach, CA!
We’re pleased to provide genuine veterinary care for your pets!
ADAMS PET HOSPITAL
10130 Adams Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646 USA
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM