Dr. Tami Lovesky and the Homer Animal Clinic offers health care as it relates to your puppy or kitten, adult or senior pet. Vaccinations and wellness examinations, a full surgical suit, offering soft tissue and general surgery, an in-clinic laboratory allowing for faster diagnosis and treatment for sick pets and surgical cases, radiographic imaging, a large pharmacy, the full line of Hill's Prescription Diet as well as Hill's Science Diet and the most popular Purina Pro Plan and Purina Prescription Veterinary Diets. Clients of the Homer Animal Clinic can take advantage of our many services, ranging from pet foods and medications, micro chipping, our boarding facility, which offers a large fenced in yard, large runs and constant care, house calls, and the experience of caring for dogs and cats for over 20 years. We're helping pets live longer, healthier lives with client service and compassion our utmost priority.
Regular wellness exams allow use to evaluate your pet’s general health and become aware of any health problems before they become serious illnesses.
Routine blood testing, urinalysis (urine testing) and other tests are recommended for all pets in their “senior years.”
Many canine diseases can now be prevented through vaccination. A vaccination schedule prepared by your veterinarian can thus greatly contribute to good health and a longer life span for your dog. Below are the most important diseases for which vaccines are currently available:
SPAY & NEUTER
You have made the right decision to spay/neuter your pet.
Spaying or neutering is one of the most important preventive health measures you can provide for your pet.
Spaying/Neutering helps pets live longer, healthier lives and reduces pet over population.
For females, the risk of mammary cancer is significantly reduced if she is spayed prior to the first estrus. Spaying also eliminates heat cycles and their associated problems, such as often life threatening pyometria (an infected uterus).
Keeping your pet's teeth and gums healthy is actually very easy. First, ask your veterinarian about a professional prophylaxis that cleans the teeth. Next, feed your pet a larger kibble specially made for dental care, such as Hill's Prescription diet food, t/d. This food scrubs the teeth clean as your pet chews. Also, start brushing your pet's teeth. Ask your vet to teach you how to do this properly.
Several factors contribute to oral health problems including age, breed, congenital defects, type of food and genetics. Dental disease is more common in older animals, small dogs are prone to overcrowded, misalligned teeth, making them harder to clean, and sticky foods can lead to a more rapid buildup of plaque. Plaque turns into tarter in as little as 24 hours. Tarter accumulation on the teeth results in gingivitis, and chronic, low grade infection in the blood stream that can lead to kidney disease, heart valve infections or infection in the liver.
As clients of the Homer Animal Clinic, please take advantage of our large runs, kennels and large fenced in yard at the Tully Animal Clinic
Your pets will love the large fenced in grassy yard. The runs and kennels are
air conditioned / heated. Dogs are walked 2 times a day, but can go out as many times as requested. Bedding and bowls are provided, but please feel free to bring your pets own food and a favorite toy.
Home Again Microchips are available to our clients. Placement should be done during an anesthetic procedure like a spay or neuter, but can be placed during any scheduled appointment. The chip must be registered with the Home Again company to activate the chip at a relatively inexpensive cost. There are different registration plans that cost different amounts.
We want our clients to know it is our priority to provide the finest veterinary care to our patients and it is our goal to assure that you, the owner, are well informed and comfortable with the decisions made regarding your pets care.
Tami M. Lovesky, DVM, A.A.S. attended State University of New York at Delhi for undergraduate studies and obtained an Associates degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology. She then finished required undergraduate studies at Binghamton University while working full time in a local veterinary hospital as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Dr. Lovesky holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated with honors in the top five percent of her veterinary medical class in 2002, and finished her clinical year of veterinary medical school at Cornell University. She worked in the Binghamton area as an associate veterinarian for only three short years before pursuing two hospitals of her own, The Animal Clinics of Homer and Tully, which were purchased in May of 2005. Dr. Lovesky is a sole practitioner between the two clinics. She attends continuing education seminars at Cornell University annually and has special interests in soft tissue surgery, clinical pathology, ophthalmology and oncology.
66 South West Street
Homer, NY 13077
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays
2:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, Friday & Sunday