Our Veterinary Services

What We Do

Wellness Exams
At our veterinary hospital, we offer comprehensive pet wellness care to help keep your furry friend healthy and happy. We recommend routine exams at least once a year, and more often for older pets or those with chronic health conditions. During a wellness exam, our veterinarian will check your pet from nose to tail, looking for any signs of illness or injury. We’ll also take the time to answer any questions you have about your pet’s health and offer guidance on nutrition, exercise, and preventive care. By investing in regular wellness care, you can help your pet enjoy a long and healthy life.
Full Veterinary Services
We provide full veterinary care for your beloved pet, including surgical services such as spay and neuter, as well as pet dentistry. We understand how important your pet is to you and your family, and we are dedicated to providing the best possible care. We also offer a wide range of other veterinary services, including vaccinations, routine check-ups, and diagnostic testing. No matter what your pet’s needs may be, we are here to help.
Vaccinations are an important part of preventative veterinary care. They help to protect pets from a variety of infectious diseases, including rabies, distemper, and Bordetella. Many of these diseases are highly contagious and can be fatal, particularly in young or immunocompromised animals. By getting your pet vaccinated, you can help to keep them healthy and safe. Vaccination schedules vary depending on the animal’s age, health, and lifestyle, so it’s important to talk to us about what’s best for your pet.
Parasite Prevention
At Homestead Animal Medical Clinic, we are committed to providing the best possible care for your pet. Part of that care involves preventing diseases from parasites such as fleas, ticks and heartworm. These parasites can cause a variety of problems for your pet, including skin irritation, infection, and in the case of heartworm, potentially fatal heart and lung damage. We offer a variety of products and services to help prevent these diseases, including vaccinations, monthly preventatives and routine testing. We will work with you to develop a parasite prevention plan that is right for your pet. Call us today to learn more about how we can help keep your pet healthy and safe.
Lab Evaluations
When it comes to veterinary services, lab evaluations are an important part of providing quality care for your pet. By performing routine blood work and other tests, we can get a better picture of your pet’s overall health. This information can be vital in detecting early signs of disease or illness, and it helps us to make informed decisions about treatment options. In many cases, lab evaluations can also help to identify potential problems before they become serious. Whether it’s a simple blood test or a more complex genetic screening, the information gained from these tests can be invaluable in keeping your pet healthy and happy.
International and Interstate Health Certificates

It’s important to have the proper health certificate when traveling with your pet. An interstate health certificate is required when traveling between states, and an international health certificate is required when traveling outside of the United States. We can help you obtain the correct health certificate for your destination. The health certificate will specify any vaccinations that are required for your pet, as well as any other necessary medical treatments. Once you have obtained the proper health certificate, you can be confident that your pet will be able to travel safely and enjoy a healthy vacation.


International Pet Travel – Regulatory Updates 

EU and UK Update Rabies Proof of Vaccination Requirements (USDA)

Recently, the USDA shared that the European Union and the United Kingdom updated their requirements for pets traveling on a rabies “booster” vaccine into their countries. Effective immediately, all pets traveling on a “booster” vaccine must prove that the pet has not lapsed in vaccination coverage since the “primary” rabies vaccination.

What qualifies as a “primary” rabies vaccination?

According to EU and UK rules, a “primary” rabies vaccination is the first vaccination the pet receives after its microchip or any lapse in coverage. The “primary“ vaccine is also only valid for one year, regardless if the pet is an adult animal and receives a 3-year vaccine.

If the pet is traveling on a “primary” rabies vaccination, ensure the vaccination was given more than 21 days before travel to the EU or UK country. These countries require a 21-day wait period after a primary vaccination before entry.

What about booster vaccines?

According to the vaccine manufacturer’s label, If a pet gets its next rabies vaccination within one year of receiving the “primary” rabies vaccination, it would be considered a “booster” and valid for 1-3 years.  However, if the pet lapses in coverage— even by one day—the next rabies vaccination is considered a “primary” vaccination and only valid for one year.

Unlike “primary” vaccinations, “booster” vaccinations do not require a 21-day wait period. However, if the pet travels less than 21 days after a “booster,” the previous rabies vaccination must also be included on the health certificate.

How do I prove there hasn’t been a lapse in vaccination coverage?

To prove no lapse in vaccination coverage, you must submit copies of ALL rabies certificates for rabies vaccinations given after the “primary” vaccination. Make sure to include the “primary” vaccination certificate.

Want to simplify your paperwork?

If timing allows, after scanning the microchip (use the date you scanned the microchip as the implant date), give the pet a 1-year rabies vaccination. This will qualify as a “primary” vaccination and will only require the rabies certificate for this new vaccination. No additional rabies history will be required. Remember, the 21-day wait period would still apply as this is a “primary” vaccination, so ensure the rabies vaccination is given at least 21 days but less than one year before travel.