Services

We’re here for all your pet’s needs.

We’re a full-service veterinary hospital in Sumner, WA.

We pride ourselves in offering full-service veterinary care to our clients and will promise to be there through good times and bad. Whether it’s a simple vaccination or rehabilitating your pet from an injury, we’re here to help in any way possible. Click below to learn more about the services we offer.

WELLNESS & PREVENTIVE CARE

Annual wellness exams evaluate your pet’s overall health, detect problems before they become serious and keep them on track to living a long, healthy life. We follow your pet through the many phases of their lives. From specialized and preventive care during their younger years to regular wellness checks as they age in order to prevent and detect problems before they arise. We know your pet is important to you, and that’s why we work hard to ensure they are given only the best in care through all the years of their lives. 

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DENTISTRY

Annual dental exams and cleanings are recommended to protect your pet from many health problems and help them maintain a healthy and clean mouth. Studies show that 50% of all dogs and cats have some form of periodontal disease. That number jumps to 80% in pets that are three years of age or older. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause infection, pain, and tooth loss over time. It can also lead to serious health problems like microscopic changes in the heart, liver, and kidneys. Because of this, we recommend an annual veterinary dental health care examination for all pets.

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DIAGNOSTICS

We’re equipped to perform routine radiography services to identify many types of illness or injury when pets are sick or suffer a trauma.

Radiography, also known as X-rays, is one of the most common and valuable medical diagnostic tools. X-rays are highly useful for screening areas of the body that have contrasting tissue densities or when evaluating solid tissues.

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SURGICAL SERVICES

Spay & Neuter

Spaying or neutering your pet can help them live a longer and healthier life, minimize behavior problems, and help control the population of unwanted dogs and cats. We believe this decision about your pet is between you and your doctor and should be considered carefully.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly 12,500 puppies are born in the United States each hour. Spaying females or castrating males eliminates unwanted litters, which contribute to thousands of euthanasia procedures and millions of stray animals. Additionally, these procedures can minimize behavior problems and help your pet live a longer, healthier life by reducing the likelihood of certain cancers and tumors.

Soft Tissue Surgery

We perform soft tissue surgery for a number of medical reasons. This common surgery can be used for most anything non-joint or bone-related.

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery can help pets who suffer from joint problems, torn ligaments, and broken bones and even help correct congenital problems.

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Laparoscopy
Laparoscopy

Laparoscopic surgery gives veterinarians the ability to explore the abdominal cavity using a miniature camera instead of performing a traditional open procedure.

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END OF LIFE CARE

The decision to say goodbye is never easy. With the support of Sumner Veterinary Hospital, you will never have to make it alone. We promise to make your goodbye as easy and as comfortable as possible for you, your pet, and your entire family. Our empathetic and compassionate team will guide you from start to finish.

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LODGING

No matter where you’re going, or where you’re coming from, rest assured that our priority is keeping your furry friend happy, healthy, and safe.

When it comes to choosing where your pet should stay while you’re away, look no further than Sumner Veterinary Hospital! Our convenient location, specialized care, and calm atmosphere make us the top choice for lodging among pet owners. We strive to make this feel like your pet’s second home.

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GROOMING

While grooming should be done on a consistent basis, the frequency to which your pet needs to be groomed will depend somewhat on daily routines, coat type, age, and general health. In addition, your pet will benefit from regular brushing to remove any loose hairs and dead skin cells to rid the coat of debris and external parasites and to disseminate skin oils that form along the hair shafts.

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Rehabilitation

If your pet is suffering from an injury or illness related to the neurologic and musculoskeletal systems, physical rehabilitation can be extremely beneficial.

Rehabilitation services are vital to ensuring that your pet can eventually regain their comfortability in order to live a happy and healthy life. We can create and implement a rehabilitation plan for your pet to help them recover from an injury, manage a condition, and increase mobility.

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Training

As of December 31st 2020, Sumner Veterinary Hospital will be closing It’s A Dog’s World training facility.

We have very much enjoyed and appreciated all of the students and their owners that have come through our training facility over the years.

Should you need classes for puppy training or private lessons, please reach out to Argus Ranch for your training needs. www.argusranch.com

Since 1983 Sumner Veterinary Hospital has been providing top notch care to all the pets that come through our door and over the next few months, you will see some changes happening throughout our facility that will prepare us for future growth.

These changes will not impact our business operations. We will continue to provide 24-hour hospitalization and top notch care for your pets.

Diet & Nutrition

Proper diet and nutrition can help your pet fight against disease, maintain a proper weight, and promote the overall well-being of your pet.

Maintaining healthy body weight is a very important aspect of a pet’s overall physical health. Good nutrition can help provide your pet with a happier, safer, and longer life. There are many nutritional supplements that can help fight against disease, maintain a proper weight, and promote the overall well-being of any animal.

Why is maintaining a healthy weight important?

Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a pet that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animal and can cause 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. The best way to make sure your pet’s needs are being met is to consult with us about a specific diet for your pet and their lifestyle. Our staff will help your pet battle unhealthy weight gain and counsel you on the best nutritional options available.

When is a diet change needed?

Pets should be fed a balanced wellness diet based on a number of factors, including their life stage, breed or size, activity level, and any health issues they have. Diet changes are recommended when they enter a new life stage. For example, transitioning is recommended from puppy or kitten to adult or from adult to senior, which is usually around age seven. Diet changes may also be recommended if your pet develops any issues that could be treated with a prescription diet, such as obesity or a food allergy.

How diet and nutrition can help your pet

We will help you make the right dietary changes for your pet so that they can stay on track living their happy and healthy lives. A healthy diet and good nutrition can reduce or even eliminate the following problems:

  • Pet allergies
  • Itching and scratching
  • Dull coat
  • Arthritis
  • Joint and hip problems
  • Intestinal disorders

Skin and coat supplements are a great way to keep your pet looking and feeling their best. Arthritis and joint supplements can be helpful for many pets as they age.

Travel Certificates

Traveling with your pet—both domestically and internationally—takes special planning and preparation.

Be sure to check with your destination for any special pet requirements well in advance of your trip, and call us to schedule time for any necessary paperwork, examinations, or testing prior to your departure.

Domestic Travel Certificates

Are you traveling domestically within the USA? As a federally accredited veterinarian practice, we can issue travel certificates for your healthy pet so they can travel with you.

If you are planning on traveling by plane, boat, or car with your pet to another state, your pet may require a domestic health certificate.

As a federally accredited veterinarian practice, we can issue travel health certificates (Certificate of Veterinary Inspection) for your healthy cat, dog, or other animals so that they may travel with you.

Why does my pet need a certificate to travel?

Health certificates are federal documents that indicate your pet is healthy to travel and won’t pose a health risk to other pets or people.

Animal health requirements may differ from state to state; even airlines may have their own pet travel requirements. Check with your airline and the states you’re traveling to see if they require a health certificate. We highly recommend checking https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel/interstate-pet-travel.

When should I start the process?

Since animal health requirements may differ between states and airlines, we encourage you to contact our accredited veterinary practice to obtain a health certificate as soon as your travel dates are solidified.

Certificates must be issued within 10 days of travel. It is important to note that a pet must be at least eight weeks old and fully weaned before traveling. Again, we highly recommend looking at the APHIS website for specific information. The process should be started early to allow time for meeting requirements.

How can I obtain a domestic health certificate?

First, check with your airline and destination states to see if a travel health certificate is required.

If a certificate is required, your pet must have a passing health exam and up-to-date rabies vaccinations to travel. If all of these requirements are met, we will issue a travel certificate for your pet.

We will work with you to determine your needs, based on your travel destination. Since requirements differ by each state and airline, we encourage you to gather information as early as possible.

International Travel Certificates

Going out of the country? As a federally accredited veterinarian practice, we can issue travel and acclimation certificates for your healthy pet so they can travel internationally with you.

We understand that your pet is family and that when you travel, you want them right by your side. As a federally accredited veterinarian practice, we can issue travel health certificates (Certificate of Veterinary Inspection) for your healthy cat, dog, or other animals so that they may travel internationally with you.

Why does my pet need a certificate to travel?

Only pets in good health are permitted to travel by plane or boat. The country you are traveling to may have specific health requirements that must be met before your pet can enter. Certain health requirements may include up-to-date vaccinations, a passing health exam, etc. Health certificates ensure that your pet is healthy to travel and isn’t susceptible to transferring diseases to other pets or people.

When should I start the process?

Certificate timing varies greatly by country—for example, rabies-free territories such as Australia and New Zealand take six months. We strongly encourage checking the APHIS website as early as possible.

How can I obtain an international health certificate?

Before you start the process, you need to determine the destination country and dates of travel.

We will work with you to determine the health certificate requirements based on your travel destination. Since requirements are determined by each country and can change frequently, we suggest you check the current pet travel health requirements for your destination country on the USDA website.

We will perform a health exam to determine if your pet has any sign of disease or health risks that could pass along to others while traveling. We will also ensure that your pet has all the required vaccinations to travel. Once all requirements are met, we will issue a certificate indicating that your pet has been cleared to travel.

DAYCARE

We care for pets seven days a week, including on holidays. Convenient location, specialized care, and well-trained, compassionate staff make us the top choice among pet owners. We treat every pet as if they were our very own family pet and strive to make their stay with us as comfortable and fun-filled as possible. We hope that they will think of our facility as a home away from home.

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Arthritis

Sumner Veterinary Hospital is now offering…

The Once-A-Year Elbow OA Pain Treatment
Synovetin OA® is a different approach that offers an easy and long-lasting way to treat your dog’s limp and offer the pain relief he or she needs to become an active, life-loving pet again.

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