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Providing Exceptional Pet Healthcare

Ensuring Happy & Healthy Pets

in Putnam County since 1980

We know how important your four-legged companions are to you, and we’re here to make sure you have access to quality, affordable healthcare. Dr. Shawn Sette and his amazing team of compassionate and friendly veterinarians and technicians have been serving pet owners in our wonderful Hurricane, WV community for nearly 30 years.

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Services & Treatments

Allergy & Skin Disorder Treatments

While we often think about how people can be allergic to cats and dogs, it’s also true that our four-legged companions may have allergies of their own. One of the most common causes of red, itchy, and irritated skin in pets is allergies. This may be an environmental allergen, such as dust or pollen, an allergy to flea saliva, or a problem with the ingredients in their food. We can help control the uncomfortable symptoms through accurate diagnosis of an allergy and treatments that minimize the effects. For food allergies, we also offer nutritional counseling to help you find the diet that works best for your pet.

 

Other Causes of Itchy Skin in Pets

  • Atopy
  • Food allergy
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Seborrhea
  • Flea infestation
  • Lice, mites or other parasites
  • Pyoderma
  • Viral or fungal infections

Behavior & Nutritional Counseling

Behavior

It’s very common for pet owners to struggle with problematic behaviors in their pet, but we’re here to help! One of the first steps with a behavioral issue is to rule out a potential medical cause. Illnesses can sometimes show up as a stressed-out or anxious pet, making them more prone to destructive behaviors. After medical conditions are ruled out, we use scientifically tested approaches and holistic care to help change troublesome behaviors and improve pets’ and their owners’ quality of life. With humane training methods and techniques, it’s possible to save animals’ lives and enhance their relationship with their owners.

Nutrition

We know just how important a healthy and balanced diet is for your furry family member. With all the options out there, it can be difficult to figure out what’s right for YOUR pet. We can offer advice on both the type and amount of food for your pet to make sure they stay healthy. For animals with chronic health conditions, diet is often essential in their treatment plan. We work closely with several high-quality pet food companies with scientifically proven results.

Spay & Neuter

Getting your pet spayed or neutered is important for preventing animal overpopulation here in Putnam County and for your pet’s health. We offer affordable spay and neuter procedures for cats and dogs to prevent unexpected litters and ensure a longer, happier life for your pet. Hurricane Animal Hospital’s team of dedicated veterinarians and staff are committed to providing compassionate, state-of-the-art surgical care in a safe environment so that you can worry less. All procedures performed under anesthesia are carefully monitored by our experienced veterinary team. Pain control is also a critical component to a healthy recovery, and we will provide every patient with appropriate pain medication for their procedure. If you have any questions about when to schedule your pet’s spay or neuter procedure, please feel free to give us a call.

 

Benefits of Spaying & Neutering

  • Reduces the risk of breast cancer in females
  • Reduces the risk of prostate problems in males
  • Eliminates uterine or testicular cancers or infections
  • May reduce roaming and aggression
  • Eliminates the heat cycle in females

Pet Surgery & Orthopedics

Aside from a standard spay or neuter procedure, most pet owners hope their pets can go through life without ever needing another surgery. But when accidents and illnesses do happen, we’re here to help with safe options for surgical interventions. The team here at Hurricane Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing safe, effective surgeries to help your pet through medical emergencies.

Common Pet Surgeries

  • Spay & neuter
  • Bladder stone removals
  • Wound treatments & laceration repair
  • Lateral ear resections
  • Repairs of cruciate ligaments
  • Caesarean sections
  • Urinary tract obstructions
  • Mass removal & biopsy
  • Gastrointestinal surgery to remove a foreign object
  • Bone fracture repair
  • Medical patella luxation repairs
  • Stenotic nares repair

Anesthesia

If your pet is going to be placed under anesthesia (such as with a soft tissue or orthopedic surgery) we may talk to you about running a few blood tests to ensure their overall health before the procedure. You can also review our suggestions for preparing your pet for anesthesia.

Veterinarian in Hurricane, WV | Hurricane Animal Hospital
Animal Hospital in Hurricane, WV | Hurricane Animal Hospital

Cancer Care & Chemotherapy

Cancer will touch 1 in 4 of our beloved pets. Cancer accounts for half the deaths in pets over 10 years. At Hurricane Animal Hospital, we no longer view cancer as the end of quality living. The most effective treatment of any disease is early diagnosis, and that’s just as true for cancer as any other condition. We recommend annual blood screening to monitor organ function for all pets starting at seven years of age. These early detection screenings are our first line of defense against most diseases in pets. We also perform complete examinations on our patients every visit and want to see them AT LEAST once a year for this exam until age seven and then every six months. Cancer can affect any area of the body and any body system. In dogs and cats, cancers are most common in the skin, lymph nodes, gastrointestinal tract, blood, and/or bone.

Concerning Signs

  • Any new lump or bump or swelling
  • Difficulty going to the bathroom
  • Weight loss
  • Foul breath or drooling
  • Any change in an existing lump or bump
  • Bloody urine
  • Limping or change in gait
  • Lethargy or weakness

Our comprehensive cancer care focuses on quality of life. Our patient-specific protocols include methods to ensure any treatments we implement do not compromise your pet’s desire to eat, play, love, and live. LIVING with cancer is our focus, rather than concerning ourselves with just treating cancer.

We are with you every step! Our veterinarians work with veterinary oncologists, and together we develop the best plan of attack against cancer. We formulate plans that consider prognosis, convenience, comfort, and concurrent medical issues your pet may have. We monitor your pet’s progress and any side effects of the treatment and address all of your concerns. We understand the emotional impact of cancer, and we are committed to helping you navigate the options for your pet.

End-of-Life Care

One of the most difficult parts of being a pet owner is having to say goodbye to your beloved companion. We know these difficulties all too well and feel it is important that the timing of your decision for end-of-life be appropriate for every individual client and their pet. We offer hospice care treatments for critical pets near the end as well as a loving environment for euthanasia when the time has come. In-home euthanasia is also available. If you’re unsure about whether it’s time to consider euthanasia, one of our veterinarians can perform a quality-of-life exam to give you an idea of whether they’re in pain and the likely progression of any diseases or conditions they may have. You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. Our compassionate team is here to help provide support and advice when you need it most.

Vaccines & Wellness Care

We’re here to help make sure your pet is staying healthy & happy over the years. For most adult cats and dogs, that includes an annual wellness exam and boosters for vaccines. Kittens, puppies and senior pets generally need to come in to see us a little more often to get everything they need. Each pet’s preventive care needs will depend on a combination of their lifestyle, breed, and age.

 

Wellness & Preventive Care

  • Wellness Exams
  • Dental Health Checks
  • ​Heartworm & Flea Prevention
  • Early Detection of Disease Testing
  • ​Microchipping with HomeAgain
  • Vaccinations
  • Senior Pet Exams
  • Genetic Health Analysis
  • Behavior & ​Nutritional Counseling

Pet Dental Care

Just like in people, our pets can experience dental health problems. From sore gums and gingivitis to toothaches and advanced periodontal disease, poor dental health can pose a serious risk to your pet’s overall health. Good dental health starts with an exam and regular dental cleanings here at the hospital. We can talk to you about how to take care of your pet’s teeth at home to avoid the buildup of plaque and tartar, too. Keep in mind that untreated periodontal disease may allow harmful bacteria to enter the bloodstream, causing damage to internal organs. It can also cause painful tooth decay and tooth loss.

 

What Are the Signs of Gingivitis & Periodontal Disease?

  • Bad breath
  • Drooling or difficulty chewing and eating
  • Vomiting
  • Swollen, red, receding, or bleeding gums
  • Discoloration of the teeth
  • Loose teeth
For more information about our veterinary services please contact us at 304-757-2287 today!
Hurricane Animal Hospital

2120 Mount Vernon Road

Hurricane, WV, 25526

Hospital Hours*

Monday | 7:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Tuesday | 7:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday | 7:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Thursday | 7:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Friday | 7:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed

*Hours are subject to change due to emergencies, uncontrolled circumstance, or training meetings, Please call to confirm.