If you have an emergency outside of regular business hours, we recommend you contact the following emergency facility:
Animal Emergency & Critical Care Center of Brevard
2281 W. Eau Gallie Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935
(24-hour emergency facility)
APCC Mobile App
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) free mobile app provides a wealth of knowledge in the palm of your hand. With quick access to potentially life-saving information and our hotline 24/7/365, the ASPCA APCC app helps keep your pet safe year-round. The ASPCA is dedicated to helping you and your pet, and this is another way we are able to do just that.
With just a few swipes, you can:
- Gather critical information on substances that may be harmful to your pet based on their species.
- Easily select which item you are searching for in our quick selection menu.
- Gain complete access to colorful images for easy identification, level of toxicity, side effects, and actions to take for each item listed.
- Complete access to our chocolate wheel and rodentislide, quickly helping you determine the level of severity for your pet if these substances are consumed.
- Quickly contact our 24/7/365 hotline number, with full access to our specially trained veterinary staff and toxicologists in a click of a button.
For questions, or if you are having any issues downloading our free app, please contact our Client Services department at email@example.com.
Thousands and thousands of pets are lost each year, leaving behind their terrified owners. It is devastating for owners to spend weeks and months looking everywhere for their beloved pets, before giving up and facing the realization their favorite pets are not coming home. Unfortunately, this happens way too often.
Lucky for you, there is something you can do to ensure you won’t lose your pets (or, if you do, you can easily find them). Even better, the procedure is quick and easy to do. All it takes is a simple visit to the veterinary hospital to get microchips for your pets. Then you can avoid the heartache that comes with a lost pet.
Here at Young’s Animal Hospital, we are very proud to offer microchipping for your pets. Our goal is to keep your pets safe and at home. If not, we want them easily returned home. This can be accomplished with a microchip.
Microchipping is a safe procedure we offer. Basically, we insert a tiny chip under the pet’s skin. It is quick and relatively painless.
Once microchips are implanted, it is important to register them. If not, your pets will not be able to be returned to you. This won’t take much time, but it will save you a lot of heartache.
Anytime a lost pet is brought in, veterinarians and animal shelters are urged to scan them for a microchip. If a microchip is located, the owner can be found. We truly believe that microchipping is the best way to bring pets home to their owners!
Save yourself the heartache and stress by microchipping your pets. Contact us to schedule your pet’s appointment today.
We now offer boarding services for dogs and cats, including diabetic patients. You can have peace of mind knowing your pets are being cared for in a safe, caring environment.
We are accepting reservations, and remember, the holidays can book up very quickly, so don’t delay!
Some important things to know:
- In order to board at Young’s Animal Hospital, dogs must be current on the following vaccinations/services:
- Da2PP (Distemper/Parvo) Vaccine or showing titer protection
- Canine Influenza
- Negative fecal test within the last 6 months
- Cats must have the following vaccinations:
- FVRCP (Feline Distemper) Vaccine or showing titer protection
- All pets will be given a Capstar for fleas at check in at no extra cost
- We strongly recommend that all vaccines be given at least 10 days prior to check in for maximum protection
- Boarding Costs
- Dogs – $25 per night
- Diabetic Dogs – $35 per night
- Cats: $20 per night
- Diabetic Cats: $30 per night
Call today for more information and to schedule your reservations!
321.267.3841, Option 0
Remember, check in will take approximately 15 minutes. To save a little time, you can complete the boarding release form in advance and bring in to your check in appointment. The form is available by clicking here.
We are authorized to sell Brevard County license tags to our current clients. We have tags on-site, and will file the registration with the county on your behalf.
Dental disease is one of the most common and prevalent diseases we see. It is estimated that around 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats more than three-years old have some form of the disease. This disease can travel through the bloodstream if left untreated. This results in subsequent illnesses, including heart, liver, and kidney disease.
Routine daily dental care is critical to your pet’s dental hygiene, and includes tooth brushing, oral rinses, chews and treats, etc. However, routine examinations by a veterinarian are critical for good dental health. During this examination your veterinarian may recognize teeth that may be causing your pet pain. Your veterinarian may recommend a professional dental cleaning under anesthesia. In addition to full scaling and polishing like you receive at your dentist, we also take full-mouth radiographs. The radiographs are a critical component of your pet’s dental care because a large amount of dental disease occurs below the gumline and cannot be seen while cleaning the teeth. During the procedure, your veterinarian will surgically extract any diseased teeth that are causing your pet pain.
The importance of dental care cannot be exaggerated. Contact us today at (321) 267-3841 if you have any questions about dental health or the services we provide.
Sometimes in order to properly diagnose a patient, we literally need to be able see inside the pet in the least invasive way possible. Here at Young’s Animal Hospital, we utilize 2 methods of diagnostic imaging: radiography and ultrasonagraphy. Each of these modalities are useful in certain circumstances.
Radiology: Also known as x-rays, this is the diagnostic of choice when examining bony structures. For example, when we are concerned about a possible broken bone. This is also the best way to be able to count puppies or kittens if your pet is pregnant. Radiographs also allow us to examine soft tissue structures such as the heart and spleen for size and shape, and is frequently used to check for gastrointestinal obstructions.
Ultrasonography: Ultrasounds allow us to better examine the structure and texture of internal organs. This is helpful because it allows us to look within an organ if we are concerned about possible cancerous masses associated with individual organs as well as checking the viability of a pregnancy (but is not good to give a puppy/kitten count)
Both modalities have many additional uses that your doctor will discuss with you if s/he feels imaging is appropriate.
At Young’s Animal Hospital, we recognize the importance of proper nutrition in your pet’s health. No one diet is perfect for all pets, and we are here to help you navigate the confusion that often accompanies choosing between the best diet for your pet among the tremendous variety of foods available.
Sometimes, the advice given will be based on a particular disease your pet may have, for example diabetes, kidney disease or environmental allergies. One of the most common diseases seen in veterinary medicine is obesity. Obviously, diet plays a very large part in combating that disease, and we would love to help you and your pet develop an appropriate diet/weight loss strategy.
Contact us today if you have any questions or concerns, or would like to set up an appointment to talk about your pet’s weight at 321-267-3841.
Here at Young’s Animal Hospital, we are pleased to offer electrocardiography to our patients. Heart disease is quite common in pets, so having the ability to monitor it is becoming more necessary.
For this reason, we are proud to be able to offer electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG) to our patients. It is a very non-invasive test since we only have to place clips on certain locations on a pet’s body, yet we can gain so much information from it.
An ECG/EKG is a record of the electrical activity of the heart. We can evaluate heart rhythm of your pets. We also look for any arrhythmias or other abnormalities. An ECG/EKG can also be used to look for heart enlargement, which is a very common sign of heart disease. ECG/EKGs are used not only to diagnose heart disease but also to monitor the progress of patients diagnosed with it.
If you have any questions about heart disease or electrocardiography, feel free to contact us today at (321) 267-3841.
Here at Young’s Animal Hospital, we love dogs and cats, but also understand the place in our clients’ hearts for less conventional pets like small mammals, reptiles and birds. We understand that caring for them requires special knowledge and experience. We know that proper care is essential in order for them to have long and healthy lives, and are dedicated to helping you understand how to best care for them.
Our team is highly trained and educated in caring for and treatment of non-conventional and exotic pets, so you can rest assured that your pets are in good hands. Our technicians are skilled when it comes to restraining your pets without inflicting unnecessary stress.
An in-house laboratory is very important to diagnose urgent and emerging conditions, as well as screening for conditions like heartworm disease, and feline AIDS and leukemia. Having an in-house laboratory with full blood work, cytology, fecal examination and urinalysis abilities allows us to diagnose your pets much faster than we could if we had to send all samples to an outside laboratory.
Once we are able to diagnose your pets, we are able to start treatments and recommendations to help your pet recover as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about our in-house laboratory, feel free to contact us today at (321) 267-3841.
Internal medicine can be challenging, since it involves working with patients suffering from nonspecific signs such as lethargy, weight loss, appetite loss, vomiting, and many other symptoms.
In order to appropriately perform thorough workups, we may need to perform blood work, imaging (x-rays, ultrasounds), or other diagnostics.
Once we have a diagnosis, we will go over your treatment options. When recommended, hospitalization can be provided. Otherwise, we will discuss an appropriate treatment plan with you.
If you have any questions about internal medicine service, please contact us today at (321) 267-3841.
Trupanion medical insurance can pay your veterinary bill in minutes.
When your pet gets ill or injured, we want you to be able to focus on the health and well-being of your pet. Medical insurance can help you deal with unexpected veterinary expenses and provide your pet with the best medical care. Trupanion can cover a significant portion of your veterinary bill (up to 90% of eligible costs*) in minutes. With a Trupanion policy, our clients often pay only their part of the bill at checkout and leave the hospital without waiting for claim approvals and reimbursements. You can learn more about Trupanion coverage and direct payments at Trupanion.com.
*Terms and conditions apply. Please see the policy for complete details at Trupanion.com/pet-insurance. **Trupanion will process the claim according to the terms of the policy. Actual claim payment may be different from the estimate you provided to your client. Trupanion is a registered trademark owned by Trupanion, Inc. Underwritten in Canada by Omega General Insurance Company and in the United States by American Pet Insurance Company, 6100-4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108. Please visit AmericanPetInsurance.com to review all available pet health insurance products.
We are proud to have a fully stocked pharmacy so that our patients can get the medications that they need, in the dosages that will work best for them.
We know and understand how important it is to have medications for your pet, no matter the reason. We don’t want your pet to run out of medication when he or she is on something long-term. We also want to have enough medications on hand so that if you pet is not feeling well, he or she can get better quickly by taking medications right away!
If your pet is on long-term medication, we will gladly refill his or her prescriptions so be sure to call us before you run out!
Young’s Animal Hospital is proud to offer our surgical services to our clients.
It is our goal to offer you and your pets the very best surgical care. In order to do this, we work hard to provide the highest quality anesthetic protocols and surgical procedures. Our surgical team is dedicated to the care of their patients. We pride ourselves in using the safest anesthetic protocols available and take precautions to maximize safety, including but not limited to, pre-anesthetic bloodwork, IV catheter placement with IV fluids, and constant monitoring by a designated surgical technician while the Dr. is performing the procedure.
We also know and understand how stressful your pet’s surgery can be for you. We want to make sure you, as an owner, understand the procedures your pets are undergoing. Our staff will answer any questions that you may have. We will also keep you informed about how your pets are doing throughout their entire stay.
In addition to the surgical services our full-time doctors provide, we also have a board-certified surgeon available for orthopedic and advanced surgical procedures.
If you have any questions about your pet’s procedures, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (321) 267-3841. We will gladly answer any of your questions.
Here at Young’s Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer specials for our dedicated clients and their pets.
We know how expensive it is to take good care of your pets. You want to feed your pets a high-quality diet and spoil them with treats and toys. You also do your best to give your pets the veterinary care they deserve. You come in yearly and keep your pets up to date on their vaccinations. Whenever your pets are not feeling well, you bring them in to get them the care they deserve.
We all know that the costs associated with owning pets add up, which is why we are proud to offer specials for our dedicated owners. Simply click below to print your coupon or show it to us on your phone and save some money.
Also, our specials change regularly, so please check back often for more sales and specials.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (321) 267-3841.
Class 4 therapeutic laser therapy is a noninvasive method that uses light energy at a certain frequency that penetrates a pet’s tissue to stimulate cell regeneration and increase the circulation of blood. Laser therapy is used to patients who suffer from arthritis or have other soft tissue injuries. It effectively treats both acute and chronic problems like sprains, strains, swelling, arthritis, wound healing and much more. We apply it after nearly every surgery and every surgical dental extraction to accelerate healing.
Many people worry that their pets won’t tolerate laser therapy. However, most pets find it relaxing and enjoy it. They also like how much better they feel with treatment. It takes only a few minutes, and owners often report an improvement after just one treatment. Owners of painful pets are pleased when they see their pets become more mobile and more like themselves as they start to feel better.
If you have any questions about laser therapy, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (321) 267-3841.