Veterinary services for dogs and cats in Alachua.
Veterinary services offered at our Alachua clinic.
Hilltop Family Vet is a full-service animal hospital offering comprehensive veterinary care services.
Pet Digital Radiography
Pet digital radiography is a safe, efficient, and detailed way to gain insight into what’s going on inside your pet’s body. You are now able to have immediate access to in-depth X-ray images of your pet, as well as professional evaluations.
Pet Urgent Care
As pet owners, we always want the best care for our furry friends, especially when they are in need of urgent medical attention. This is where urgent care services for vets come in. Hilltop Family Vet is designed to provide prompt and immediate medical attention to pets who require urgent care but whose condition is not severe enough to require a visit to the emergency room.
A veterinary check-up is never something you should skip. However, many owners prefer to do this to avoid handling an upset cat. Our team practices cat-friendly handling techniques to ensure that your cat feels at ease throughout their entire visit at our veterinary clinic.
Prophylactic dental cleanings are recommended annually for most pets. By three years of age, most dogs and cats have a significant level of periodontal disease. Your veterinarian will recommend dental cleanings based on what is most appropriate for your pet’s life stage and lifestyle.
Pet Nutrition Consultations
Our team is skilled and trained in determining the particular nutritional requirements of each patient. We are able to evaluate your pet and select the best meal for them. We’ll even give you recommendations on how often and how much to feed your pet to achieve the best outcomes.
Pet Palliative & Hospice Care
At Hilltop Family Vet, we offer pet palliative and hospice care for our patients in Alachua, FL. Palliative care is a type of medical care that focuses on providing relief from symptoms, pain, and stress without curing the underlying condition. Hospice care is a type of palliative care that is provided to terminally ill patients who are no longer seeking treatment for their condition.
Pet Routine Bloodwork
Routine bloodwork is critical to identifying early changes in your pet’s health. 1 in 7 young adult dogs and cats, 1 in 5 seniors, and 2 in 5 geriatrics have significant findings on routine blood screenings that require follow-up and/or treatment.
Pet Spay & Neuter
Spaying and neutering your pets at the appropriate life stage is extremely important for population control, prevention of undesirable behavior issues, and prevention of several conditions, including cancer.
Pet Wellness Care
Pet wellness care is an important part of keeping your pet healthy and happy. At Hilltop Family Vet, we offer comprehensive pet wellness care services to keep your pet on the path to good health. We believe that prevention is the best medicine, so our pet wellness care services are designed to identify problems early and provide the necessary care to keep your pet healthy.
We offer state-of-the-art ultrasound services for our patients. Ultrasound is a type of imaging that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It is safe, painless, and non-invasive. Our team is highly trained and experienced in performing ultrasound examinations on dogs, cats, and pocket pets, and we are committed to providing the best possible care.
Pet Allergy & Dermatology
One of the most common skin issues cats and dogs can face is allergies. Pets have allergies, just like people, and their environment can make them worse. The majority of pets, unlike people, do not experience respiratory issues when their allergies are acting up. They develop rashes and inflamed skin instead, which can result in severe itching.
Pet Exotic Care
Our practice offers specialized care for a wide range of species, including birds, reptiles, small mammals, and in some cases, wildlife. Our doctors have undergone extensive training outside the usual veterinary curriculum to gain the knowledge needed to treat these very special species. If you have questions ranging from husbandry (feeding, habits, etc.) to handling, our knowledgeable staff will be able to help.
Pet Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. Acupuncture focuses on encouraging the body’s natural healing responses to aid in the treatment of pain and other ailments by inserting small needles at specific points of the body.
No more side eye from Fido.
You and your pet will feel right at home. We strive to make our animal hospital feel like your home away from home. Our experienced animal care staff handle patients gently and work hard to create an environment free of fear and anxiety. We want your pet to relax during their visit — so you can too. We’ve designed our Hilltop animal hospital to make ear copping, spays, neuters, and other surgeries as comfortable as possible.