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Jackson Creek Veterinary Clinic offers a wide range of veterinary services for pets in the following areas:

  • Pet wellness and vaccination programs to prevent illnesses
  • Animal medical services for diagnosing and treating health conditions
  • Pet surgery including spay and neuter
  • Pet dental cleanings and treatment to avoid serious dental diseases
  • And many more

If you’re ready to see our expert veterinary team in Jackson, call Jackson Creek Veterinary Clinic today at (209) 223-3504 or make an appointment now.

Preventative Care

Bringing your pet in for an annual diagnostic and wellness checkup can help reassure you that your dog or cat is healthy or help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your pet live longer. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behavior might be easy to overlook. And, depending on the disease, some pets don’t show any symptoms.

Dogs and cats age quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams. In addition, the risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age.

During your pet’s wellness exam, we will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail. We will also make sure your pet receives appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We will perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, fecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. We may also recommend that your pet receive dental care.

When your pet is nearing his or her senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup so we’ll know what’s normal for your pet. This will enable us to keep track of any changes.

Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioral changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have.

Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam! If you have any questions about our adult wellness program, please let us know.

Senior Wellness Care

Diagnosing diseases and certain conditions early is important throughout a pet’s life, but it becomes even more critical when your dog or cat enters his or her senior years. The risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age. In addition, dogs and cats may not show any signs of even serious diseases until they are advanced.

Senior status varies depending on your pet’s breed and size. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs, and cats generally live longer than dogs. We can help you determine what life stage your pet is in.

Before your dog or cat reaches senior status, we recommend that you bring your pet in for a baseline exam and diagnostic workup. This will give us a record of what’s normal for your pet so we can keep track of any changes. In most cases, we suggest this checkup for when your dog turns 7 years of age or your cat turns 8 years of age. Thereafter, your senior pet will benefit from more frequent veterinary exams and diagnostic testing.

We can treat many symptoms that are commonly attributed to age, including those associated with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (similar to Alzheimer’s in humans). We can also improve your pet’s quality of life in many ways: by identifying and preventing or reducing pain, recommending a nutrition and exercise plan, and suggesting environmental modifications.

We will tailor a senior wellness plan to your pet’s individual needs. If you have any questions, we can discuss our senior wellness program in more detail. Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam!

Puppy & Kitten Wellness Plan

Congratulations! You’ve just adopted a new puppy or kitten, how exciting! A new puppy or kitten can bring so much energy and joy to a family.

It is vitally important that puppies and kittens receive proper vaccinations to protect and strengthen their immune system. Certain vaccines must be boostered, not be started too early to avoid over-vaccination, but not to have too long of breaks between boosters.

Our Puppy/Kitten Wellness Plans make it a breeze to get everything your new family member needs. These packages group together everything your puppy or kitten will need to start out life on the right foot, and save money at the same time! The cost of the plan is due at the initial exam, and each additional visit to booster vaccinations is completely covered under the wellness plan. Vaccination schedules should start at 8 weeks of age, with boosters every 3-4 weeks, with final vaccinations being given at 16 weeks of age.

In Amador County, Rabies must be given no earlier than 16 weeks of age, and must be given by law.

Wellness Puppy Plan – $185.00 (without plan would be $227.00)

Includes:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • DHPP or DHLPP series (Distemper-Parvo combination)
  • Bordetella (oral; if injectable Bordetella is needed, the necessary booster in 3-4 weeks is not included)
  • Rabies
  • Fecal test (if test is positive, recheck fecal test is also included)
  • Three doses of dewormer

 

Wellness Kitten Plan – $215.00 (without plan would be $245.00)

Includes:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • FeLV/FIV test
  • FVRCP series (Distemper-Panleukopenia combination)
  • FeLV series (Feline Leukemia)
  • Rabies
  • Fecal test (if test is positive, recheck fecal test is also included)
  • Three doses of dewormer

Vaccine Clinic

All remaining 2020 Vaccine Clinics have been canceled until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back here and on our Facebook page for updates.

Our Vaccine Clinic is always the first Saturday of every month, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

We offer vaccines and some tests at discounted prices. It is on a first-come, first-served basis. When you arrive, please take a number from our table outside. When your number is called, we will bring you inside to get any vaccinations or tests you need. There is no limit to the number of animals you can bring to a vaccine clinic. See below for pricing and clinic dates, and call us at (209) 223-3504 with any questions.

Rabies vaccine (feline and canine) $12

Distemper-Parvo 5-in-1 combo vaccine (DHLPP) $20

Distemper-Parvo 4-in-1 combo vaccine (DHPP)   $18

Bordetella vaccine (Kennel Cough)  $15

Leptosporosis Booster $16

Canine Heartworm Test (Heartworm only) $35

Feline Distemper vaccine (FVRCP) $15

Feline Leukemia vaccine (FeLV) $18

Feline Leukemia/Feline AIDS Test $40

*Prices subject to change. 

Amador County License Fees*

*County license fee payments must be separate cash or check only.

 

Unaltered       Altered     Senior Discount (65+, Altered Only)

1yr $20.00       $10.00        $5.00

2yr $36.00       $16.00        $8.00

3yr $54.00       $24.00        $12.00

 

2020 Vaccine Clinic Schedule

January 4th

February 1st

March 7th

General Surgery

We perform many types of soft tissue surgeries at our clinic. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. These surgeries can provide many benefits to pets.

Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed on pets is the removal of masses, or lumps. Most of these masses, once removed and tested, are found to be benign (nonharmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a lump is necessary to improve the outcome in your pet if the mass is cancerous.

Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how soft tissue surgery might be able to help your pet.

For spays and neuters, we can give rough estimates over the phone. For more complex surgeries and dental procedures, it is best to give you a health plan estimate after an exam and discussion with a veterinarian.

Spays & Neuters

Spay

Spaying your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Spaying will not change your pet’s personality.

By spaying your female pet, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Spaying, which involves removing the ovaries and uterus, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety.

Neuter

Neutering your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents male animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Neutering will not change your pet’s personality.

By neutering your pet, you’re reducing or eliminating his risk for sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behaviour, including roaming, fighting, mounting, and spraying. In addition, neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Neutering, which involves removing the testicles, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his safety.

We offer basic and comprehensive spay and neuter packages.

Our comprehensive spay and neuter packages include everything associated with the spay/neuter surgery that our veterinarians recommend:

  • Pre-anesthetic bloodwork
  • Intravenous catheter placement and IV fluids during surgery
  • Advanced anesthetic monitoring
  • E-collar to prevent licking
  • 4 days of post-operative pain medication

This package is for any families wanting to follow all recommended pre-anesthetic precautions or any dogs and cats whose age or heat status prevent using our basic spay/neuter package:

  • animals over 2 years old
  • animals currently in heat (additional fees apply), or who have been in heat within the past 30 days
  • animals who have been pregnant in the past
  • animals who are pregnant now (additional fees apply)

If none of the above is true for your pet, and you do not want to opt for the comprehensive spay/neuter package, you can opt for the basic spay/neuter package. This includes only the post-operative pain management; additional options can be added on (pre-operative bloodwork, intravenous fluids, etc) if you elect to do so on the day of surgery.

X-Rays

We offer full digital X-ray (or radiographs) services, including Barium swallow studies. If we are worried about possible fractures, obstructions, bloating, congestion, or constipation (among many other possible concerns), an X-ray can give much insight into what is happening internally. After an X-ray is taken, our doctors will consult with you to go over each X-ray thoroughly. We can also email X-rays to our clients, other hospitals, or a specialty radiologist if need be.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan (or sonogram) can give us a lot of useful information about the internal structures and functions of your pet. We can even check on little ones in a pregnant pet! Our ultrasound machine aids in the collection of sterile urine or cell samples for testing.

Dental

We offer full dental services, including comprehensive dental cleaning and extractions. Eileen Peters is our Veterinary Dental Technician with 24 years of experience in dentistry, as well as being a Registered Veterinary Technician for 41 years. You can view some of her work in our “Dental Before & After” photo album.

Orthopedics

We perform many types of orthopedic (bone) surgeries in our clinic. Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we occasionally refer them to board-certified orthopedic surgeons to perform back surgery and other very complex surgeries.

Leg fractures are the most common orthopedic problem presented at our clinic and usually result from a mishap with an automobile. They can be treated in a variety of ways depending on the location and type of fracture. We can apply a cast to treat certain fractures; however, many fractures will require surgical intervention:

  • “Pinning” stabilizes the fracture by inserting a long stainless steel rod into the middle of the bone across the fractured area.
  • “Plating” involves attaching a flat stainless steel plate to the bone using screws on either side of the fracture.
  • “External fixation” stabilizes fractures using a series of pins on the outside of the leg that pass through the skin and into the bone on either side of the fracture.

Please contact us if you have any questions about these procedures or if you think your pet might benefit from them.

Acupuncture/Homeopathic Medicine

Dr. Jules Wurzler is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and can provide acupuncture therapy for your dog or cat. Acupuncture is a great treatment to help with your pet’s pain, whether it is chronic pain, acute pain from an injury, or post-surgical pain. Acupuncture therapy is a non-invasive and affordable therapy that can provide your pet with rest and comfort. Acupuncture is also beneficial for weakness, appetite stimulation, chronic diseases such as IBD and kidney disease as well as general wellness support.

Acupuncture is a treatment that involves the stimulation of point, typically achieved through the insertion of specialized – small- needles into the body. Acupuncture points typically lie along the body’s Meridian Channels along which Qi (energy) flows. Most of the acupuncture points and Meridian Channels we use on our animal patients are transposed from humans, although many are specific to the species. Our animal companions generally tolerate treatment well, however some do better than others. If you are interested in seeing if your patient is a candidate for acupuncture treatment please schedule an appointment for an Acupuncture Consultation.  Due to COVID-19, Dr. Jules is performing the treatments without owners present at this time.