How old should my pet be for its first visit to the veterinarian?

Your pets first examination is usually done between six and eight weeks old.

Why should my pet be current on vaccinations before undergoing surgery?

Your pet may be exposed to various infectious diseases during his or her stay at the veterinary clinic, despite the best efforts of veterinary staff to provide clean disinfected rooms, cages and tables.

How old does my pet have to be to get spayed or neutered?

Five months old is a good time to have your female spayed or your male neutered.

My pet vomited, what should I do?

Vomiting is a symptom of a great variety of problems that affect the gastrointestinal system. Some are mild and self correcting; other causes are life threatening.  Please call our office to have your pet seen.

Why does my pet need a yearly physical exam?

There are many problems that can be diagnosed by the trained eyes, hands and ears of a veterinarian; which many owners would over-look until it may be too late.

I think my pet has fleas, what should I do?

Fleas are common and fighting the flea battle is not an easy one!  Often times owners fail to realize how long and extensive treatment programs must be to avoid re-infestations (6 to 12 months).  Treatment includes not only treating your pet, but also treating the environment the pet lives in.  The easiest way to prevent a flea outbreak is to use a veterinary recommended flea product that includes an insect growth regulator to assist in breaking the life cycle of the flea. We have a number of products to choose from depending on your pets particular life style.

How did my pet get intestinal worms?

Young puppies and kittens can be born with worms that have infected them by crossing the placenta and the mammary gland, if their mother had worms.  Some types of worms are found in the environment of the pet and others are spread from fleas and/or catching and eating rodents, rabbits or other wildlife.

How long should I apply Flea and Tick Preventatives?

These products should be applied monthly to protect your pet from fleas and ticks.  We live in an area that is endemic for tick diseases.  We diagnose tick diseases every week in both of our locations and strongly recommend you use a veterinary recommended tick preventative at least March through November.  We carry a number of products to best suit your pet's particular lifestyle.

My pet has diarrhea, what should I do?

Diarrhea has a wide variety of causes and therefore has a wide variety of treatments to choose from.  Some causes are mild and self correcting; other causes are life threatening.  Please call our office to have your pet seen.

Choose Animals Inc Vet  because if your animal isn't as healthy as a horse, we'll work like a dog until the cows come home to get them purring like a kitten again! 

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Watkins Vet Clinic
415 School Ave. S
P.O. Box 189
Watkins, MN 55389
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  • Phone: 320-764-7400
  • Fax: 320-764-7401

Kimball Vet Clinic
581 Linden Ave. E

P.O. Box 358

Kimball, MN 55353
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  • Phone: 320-398-3600
  • Fax: 320-398-3601

Maple Lake Veterinary Clinic
500 East State Hwy 55

P.O. Box 340

Maple Lake, MN 55358

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  • Phone: 320-401-1300
  • Fax: 320-401-1505


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Mission Statement

Our goal and policy is to treat our clients as we would treat our families, and to treat our client’s animals as though they were our own.

Our patients are the heart of our practice and the reason we are here. At all times our clients and patients will be treated with respect, dignity and compassion.

Being of service to our clients and patients is the purpose and mission of our practice.

We pledge and guarantee that we will always do our very best to serve you and to provide your animals with the care they deserve.

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