At South Saint Paul Animal Hospital, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.

Exams and Consultations

Our staff will get a chance to talk to you and see if you are having any trouble with your pet. We will also go over diet, preventative medicine, and exercise to ensure that your pet is as healthy as possible. Then, one of our veterinarians will do a complete physical examination on your pet. It is always good to have a baseline in case your pet ever becomes ill. We also want to monitor your pet’s weight, ensuring that your pet stays a healthy weight. It is much easier to start a diet when a pet is a pound overweight instead of fifteen! Our veterinarian will also look for any potential problems. Our goal is to catch any problems before they become major ones. The sooner that we are able to catch a problem, the easier it is to treat it and the more likely that your pet will make a full recovery!

Nutritional Counseling

Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to over-feed a pet that knows how to beg. But being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems as they get older. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range.

Pets’ nutritional needs change as they enter different stages of their lives. The best way to make sure your pet’s needs are being met is to consult with us about a diet made specifically for his or her lifestyle.


There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets and other animals. This makes proper vaccination vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to. It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet. Click Here For Vaccination Recommendations


Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure, and is completely safe. This microchip is registered with your pet’s vital information, and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you.

Preventative Medicine

Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pet’s health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems. We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often times health problems that go undetected can become more serious issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.


Our hospital provides a wide variety of in-house diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible, and our diagnostic tools help us do that.

  • Heartworm Testing
  • Fecal
  • Serum Profiles
  • Urinalysis
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Lyme Disease
  • Feline Leukemia/ FIV
  • Biopsies


We offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pet’s prescription needs. Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pet’s medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.


Extractions: Some times, it can become necessary to remove rotten teeth from your pet. Bad teeth can lead to serious infections that often result in heart and Kidney problems.

Ultrasonic Scaling: This procedure makes use of a machine that produces ultrasonic waves to breakup calculus (tartar & Plaque) that can build up on your pets’ teeth.

Crowns: Crowns can be use to repair teeth that have been cracked or chipped. A root canal is usually performed at the same time.

Fillings: A flat filling can be used in place of a crown in cases where cosmetics is not important.

Gingivectomy: Some times Gum tissue over grows as a result of inflammation or infection. This procedure will correct the problem once the teeth have been cleaned.

Heartworm and Parasites



We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and our surgeons are experienced and highly trained. We also realize that it can be stressful to have your pet undergo surgery. We want to assure you that your pet is in good hands, and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible. We will communicate with you about the things you need to know before, during, and after your pet’s surgery. It is our goal to make the entire process go smoothly, and to eliminate the stress and worry of surgical procedures.

  • Declawing
  • Neutering
  • Ophthalmic

  • – Entropion
    – Ectropion
    – Corneal ulcers
    – Eye lid Tumors
    – Enucleation

  • Cardiovascular

  • – Patent Ductus

  • Arteriosus

  • – Sub-Aortic Stenosis
    – Heartworm removal

  • Orthopedics

  • – Fracture repair
    – Amputations
    – Deformations
    – Dislocations
    – Ligament repair

  • Soft Tissue

  • – Lacerations
    – Tumors
    – Grafting
    – Ear resection
    – Bladder stones


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cardiology
  • Electrocardiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Reproductive

  • – Breeding soundness
    – Estrus detection
    – Artificial insemination
    – Brucellosis testing

  • Radiology

  • – Hip Certification(OFA)
    – Contast studies

    – Routine films

  • Dermatology

  • – Allergy Counseling
    – Parasitic allergies
    – Topical allergies
    – Atopical Allergies


  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Cushings
  • Immune mediated disease
  • Arthritis
  • Behavioral disorders

We treat the following:

  • Hamsters
  • Gerbils
  • Mice/Rats
  • Hedgehogs
  • Fish
  • Ferrets
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Birds
  • Snakes
  • Guinea pigs
  • Amphibians
  • Iguanas
  • Rabbits
  • Pot belly pigs
  • And More

Honey Bees

More information coming soon.

Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your pet.