We appreciate the
trust and confidence you
show by bringing your
pets to us. Our clients
often regard their pets
as family members. We
understand this and
strive to care for our
patients and clients
with the utmost empathy,
compassion and skill. We
care for your pet as if
he were our own.
Save The Date!
Friday June 21st. - Dog Days of Summer Party at Manchester West! Please join us from 3 pm until 6 pm for lots of fun. Bring your pets, your kids, your friends, whoever you want.
• Fun contests for humans & pets to participate in with fabulous prizes from local businesses for both.
• We will have an agility course set up with a demonstration, then anyone can try it! We may even do some time trials to see who’s pet is the fastest.
• A doggy bandana painting station.
• Food and beverages for the humans.
• Treats, cooling pools and sprinklers for the pooches.
• Our friends at PNC will be providing hotdogs and hamburgers again!
• We will be drawing the winner of the Heartgard/Frontline entry contest.
Cruiser Turns 12 Years Old - Happy Birthday Cruiser!
As many of you know, when a pet reaches the age of 7, we consider them to be senior pets because their bodies age more quickly than ours. Your senior pet may be like Cruiser, appearing healthy, agile, and energetic. However, the danger is what you can’t see; the early stages of kidney disease, microscopic formations of crystals in their urine, early signs of diabetes, conditions affecting the liver, cancer. Most of these things are treatable, even easily treatable with something as simple as a diet change, if they are diagnosed in the early stages. Once a pet is showing external symptoms, they may still be treatable but damage is already being done to vital organs. At Manchester West, we recommend a Senior Profile each year after a pet turns 7. The profile consists of a major blood panel and a urinalysis. Our veterinarians can tell a lot about the status of your pet’s health from these diagnostic tests. Often times, when a test indicates the start of a medical condition, your pet’s doctor can change the course of the disease or even stop it in its tracks with a simple diet change or medication. Once the disease has progressed, there are typically fewer options for treating your pet and they become much more expensive and invasive.
Arthritis is another common problem as pets age. The good news is there are wonderful options for postponing the symptoms of arthritis and treating the discomfort. The key is identifying arthritic changes early. One tool we recommend for early diagnosis is the Canine Hip Dysplasia Screening X-ray which can identify if your dog has this disease before you begin to see symptoms of arthritis. Hip Dysplasia is a malformation of the hip joint that causes impaired movement as a pet ages. Diagnosing this condition early provides several options to slow the onset of arthritis caused by this disease. Since this x-ray is best done while a pet is sedated, we make it available at a discounted rate anytime our canine patients are being anesthetized for another procedure (spay, neuter, dental prophylaxis)– regardless of how young they are.
We have several informative YouTube videos with relevant information for the senior pet including Diagnosing Arthritis, Arthritis Treatment, Senior Pet Care, Aging Pets, Bladder Stones and Kidney Failure in Older Cats.
Click here to view our Channel.
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary
Dr. Roberts and our vet tech Michele made a trip to the beautiful Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary to help with the annual examination/vaccination program. 2 Bengal Tigers and 1 Lioness were anesthetized and fully examined including blood work, and ultrasound, then vaccinated. Did you know the same vaccines are used for the tigers/lions as for our domestic cats? All 3 patients received a clean bill of health! Check out the pictures on our Facebook page.
Ballwin Days Race
Thanks to everyone who visited with us at the Ballwin Days Race. We had a great time! The winners of our $100 veterinary services drawing are: Tim Blanner, Kay and Paul Barker, Barry and Sue Kraft, Kathleen Delisle, and Jenna Ruettgers. Congratulations!
New Videos Posted On Our YouTube Channel
We've just posted seven new videos on our YouTube Channel with a wide range of topics. You can view our experts as they talk about ear mites, the care and feeding of reptiles - meet Tortoise the Tortoise - the top ten signs of cancer in dogs and cats, thyroid disease, weight loss and the common causes of vomiting and diarrhea in pets. Click here to view our Channel.
Call Manchester West if you have
any questions - 636-458-9010.
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Our Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 7:30 am - 6 pm
Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 am - 8 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3 pm
Morning Drop Offs and Late Pick-Ups
If your pet requires medical attention
after hours, please call our main number
at 636-458-9010. The voicemail system
will provide instructions on how to
reach the doctor on call. In the event
of a voicemail system or pager failure,
you should contact the Animal Emergency
Clinic in Chesterfield Valley at
636-536-4991 or the Animal Emergency
Clinic in Kirkwood at 314-822-7600.
Manchester West Veterinary Hospital is
conveniently located just off Manchester
Road (Hwy 100), one mile west of
Clarkson Road at 16396 Truman Road,
Ellisville, MO 63011.
Our staff provides
your pet with
not found at all
Because of this
Care, our patients
receive the best
care at reasonable
Serving the cities of Chesterfield, Ellisville,
Wildwood, Ballwin, Eureka, St. Albans, Manchester, West
the greater St. Louis area since 1993.