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Services At Crystal River Animal Hospital

At Crystal River Animal Hospital, we believe vet visits should be a positive, stress-free experience. That means warm and friendly greetings from familiar faces and open, honest communication. It means genuine compassion in the same reassuring, gentle manner with which we handle our own pets. We want you and your pet to feel like you're part of our family, simply because you are! Are you in the market for a caring, experienced vet in Crystal River or surrounding areas? If so, we invite you to stop by or contact us to make your appointment! We can't wait to meet you and your paw family!

Digital Otoscope

The Veterinary Digital Otoscope is a special purpose digital video camera combined with a high magnification lens and multiple ultra-bright LEDs.

This innovative device streams high quality live video to a computer or TV, enabling the user to view and record crystal clear images or videos.

The digital Otoscope is one of the best tools we have. We use the digital Otoscope to demonstrate to our clients the success of our therapy on many chronic ear infections. Nothings shows success like a before and after treatment photo.

Laser Therapy

Therapeutic lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a photochemical reaction and therapeutic effect. Physiological effects include increased circulation, reduced inflammation, pain reduction and enhanced tissue healing. Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005.


An ultrasound exam is a way of looking inside your pet’s body (liver, kidneys, and intestines) without having to perform surgery.  The ultrasound machine sends sound waves into the body and then listens for the echoes, the machine then uses these echoes to form a picture of the inside of your pet!  Don’t worry, these sound waves are too high in pitch for us, or any of our patients, to hear and produce no harmful effects as a diagnostic tool.

We may use Ultrasound on your pet for one of the following reasons:

  • Abnormal bloodwork
  • Vomiting or diarrhea that has lasted for a long time
  • Weight loss with no change in eating habits
  • Chronic infections
  • Change in urinary habits
  • Baseline ultrasound for future examination (geriatric patients)
  • Recheck on previous problem
  • Cancer staging
  • Fluid in chest or abdomen
  • Pre-surgical
  • To permit biopsy
  • Pregnancy and pregnancy check

Digital X-Rays

We try to remain on the cutting edge of medical technology. Digital x-rays are a tool that we use to look inside the body in a completely non-invasive way. Digital radiology allows us to see and create images of all your pet’s internal organs.

Digital x-rays give us a view of the internal organs in your pet's body that we otherwise could not see. It is a tool that allows us to detect and prevent illness.

The use of digital x-rays is safe and we are highly trained in its application.

Boarding & Medical Boarding

Crystal River Animal Hospital offers boarding as well as medical boarding for your pet. If you are going out of town and need a loving and caring place to board your pet while you are a way, we are an excellent pet boarding facility.

If we have diagnosed your pet, and it is too sick to return home with you or you are unable to care for your pet properly during its rehabilitation period, we can also provide medical boarding for you. Thus ensuring that it will receive the best medical attention necessary during its stay with us.

Equine Services

We also provide veterinary services for your horses including Laser Therapy, Thermal Imaging, Coggins Test, and Vaccinations.