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Hilltop Family Vet
16402 US-441
Alachua, FL 32615

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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.

Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine  
Stem Cell Therapy and Therapy Laser
Allergy Testing  
Rast Allergy testing through Idexx Greer Laboratory
Cat Friendly Handling 
Our team practices cat friendly handling techniques to ensure that your cat is comfortable during their visit. These techniques include seeing cats in dedicated "cat" rooms and using equipment for cats that has not been used on dogs. We also incorporate Fear Free handling techniques for cats including wrapping them in towels and blankets and using cat pheromones to promote calming. We even offer treats to cats - mini marshmallows are a big hit!
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 lifestage and lifestyle.
Dental Radiography  
Full mouth dental radiographs are recommended with every dental procedure. These images allow us to visualize disease below the gumline, and often identify painful abscesses and periodontal disease requiring treatment that otherwise may have been missed.
Skin conditions are one of the most common issues we contend with in veterinary medicine. Between infections, allergies, parasites, and neoplastic conditions, we see a wide range of skin disease and are well-equipped to treat your pet with the most current diagnostic tests and medications available.
Extractions & Oral Surgery  
General Surgery  
Palliative & Hospice Care  
Pet Vaccinations 
Vaccinations are recommended for several preventable and communicable diseases, some of which can be transmitted to people. Our veterinarians will recommend the appropriate vaccinations for your pet's life stage and lifestyle.
Physical Examinations 
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.
Spays & Neuters  
Spaying and neutering your pets at the appropriate lifestage is extremely important for population control, prevention of undesirable behavior issues, and for prevention of several conditions including cancer.
Wellness & Preventive Care  
Exotics/Avian/Wildlife Care 
Our practice offers specialized care for a wide range of species including birds, reptiles, pocket pets, 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, habitats, etc) to handling, our knowledgeable staff will be able to help.
Diagnostic Ultrasound 
Ultrasound is a complementary modality to radiography, and they are often used together for the best evaluation of a patient. Our team offers high quality in-house diagnostic ultrasounds in a number of different ways. In critical situations, we may use our ultrasound to evaluate the severity or extent of trauma by looking for internal bleeding or compromised bowel. We also use our ultrasound to look for cancer, evaluate heart disease, look for foreign material within the stomach or intestines, and even to look for things like bladder stones. Our doctors have spent years becoming proficient in their ultrasound techniques to best serve you and your pet.
Digital Radiography 
Digital radiography is one of the most commonly used diagnostic modalities within our hospital. We can use radiographs to evaluate disease in almost every body system. Some of the most commonly diagnosed conditions include orthopedic problems (fractures and sprains), heart disease, lung disease, gastrointestinal issues (foreign bodies, enteritis, bloat), and to evaluate patients for neoplasia. Our doctors also frequently request the interpretation of their radiographs by boarded veterinary radiologists, to verify the conditions seen and to provide the most comprehensive diagnosis.
Reptile Care 
Dr. Marnie Knight Thomas offers veterinary care for snakes, lizards and much more.
Small Mammal Care 
Dr. Marnie Knight Thomas offers veterinary care for rabbits, rats, guinea pigs and other small mammals.
Avian Care 
Dr. Marnie Knight Thomas offers veterinary care for all breeds of bird and avian species.
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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.

“The vets and technicians are always positive on greeting us upon our arrival. Their service is fast, friendly, and always puts our pets best interest first. I am happy that I switched to this vet service.”

—Therese B.

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