On Monday, Animal Clinic of Antioch is set to open at 9:00 am and will offer a variety of services to furry friends in Contra Costa County.
Located at 2204 A Street in Antioch, Animal Clinic of Antioch will be Dr. Harpaul Sandhu third practice. Sandhu is the owner of two other successful practices, Ygnacio Animal Hospital in Walnut Creek and Animal Clinic of Benicia which was voted best pet hospital in Solano Count.
Dr. Sandhu graduated and received his veterinary degree from Punjab Agricultural University in 2009. He has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Bay Area, California since 2010 and has worked in both the corporate field and private practices. Prior to 2010, he also volunteered his time at animal shelters in the San Joaquin County.
Dr. Sandhu has extensive experience in soft tissue surgery and a background in orthopedic surgeries such as patella luxation, TPLO, femoral head ostectomy, in addition to general preventive pet care. He is also an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association.
He says he is excited to be opening a clinic so close to home. The clinic will service dogs and cats—with some exotics. He also plans to work with local rescue groups having worked in a shelter in the past.
“My hometown is Brentwood and this location is right in my hometown area. It is a perfect opportunity not only for me, but for my community. I am definitely excited to be working here five-days a week and plan to open up on the weekends as well,” said Dr. Sandhu.
Dr. Sandhu loves working with Animals that he is excited to come in everyday to work with animals, help them feel better and make sure they are walking out of his clinics happy.
“I have so much fun, I get up early every morning excited to get to work,” explained Dr. Sandhu. “It’s rewarding when a pet comes in sick, losing hope, and you can help fix.”
Dr. Sandhu says that the first visit to the clinic offers a free exam and his pricing will be competitive with the area rates.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your pet.