275 West Olentangy Street (Powell Road)
Powell, Ohio 43065
(614) 889-PETS (7387)
Your pets physical exam is important!
Best Friends is dedicated to the proper care for your pet. Through education, preventive care, and careful management of medical needs, we will help you enjoy your pet for as many years as possible.
Our pets cant tell us where they hurt and they often mask their pain. A comprehensive physical exam and careful discussion with the client allow us to detect abnormalities and uncover disease. Early detection and treatment are essential to prolonging the quality of your pets life.
Many symptoms initially look harmless, but changes in weight or appetite may signal liver, kidney or heart problems. Lumps and bumps under the skin can be cancerous. Ear infections and abscessed teeth are both common and painful, but may not be obvious to owners until seriously advanced. A comprehensive physical exam is the basic tool our doctors use to evaluate your pet's health status and to help you make informed decisions about the care of your special companion.
Routine vaccinations are one of the best ways to protect the health of your pet. In order to make fact-based decisions on how to vaccinate your pets, the doctors at Best Friends spend much of their time reading veterinary journals and attending continuing education conferences.
If you walk into a pet store today you will likely be bombarded with information about pet food. Unfortunately, much of the information is just marketing and not based on any science.
Ask on of the doctors or technicians about what is the best food for your pet and we can help you navigate the pet food world.
A fantastic article written by a veterinary nutritionist will help answer many of your questions about pet foods.
The prevention of parasites, weather fleas , ticks or heartworms is vital in our area. We carry the safest most effective preventative medications.
Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the diagnosis of many disorders. We are often able to take and develop radiographs while you wait. We also have digital dental X-ray for efficient, quality images of your pets teeth to determine the extent of periodontal disease found below the gum line.
The majority of our laboratory testing is performed by a commercial veterinary laboratory with twice-a-day specimen pickup, and most results are available within 24 hours. Our in-house laboratory equipment allows us to do a complete biochemistry profile when results are needed right away. Additionally, we perform pre-operative screenings, heartworm testing, FELV/FIV testing, pancreatitis screens, Giardia antibody testing, Parvovirus testing, and urinalyses in-house. We also perform fecal centrifugations in the hospital on patients with vomiting or diarrhea; otherwise all routine fecal samples are sent to our outside lab.
Endoscopy is a minimally invasive technique that allows a visual examination of internal organs and body parts without surgery. In many cases performing a procedure endoscopically allows for it to be done as an outpatient procedure, a less painful and traumatic alternative for both patient and owner.
Best Friends Veterinary Hospital is located conveniently in Powell, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. We maintain a complete inventory of pet pharmaceuticals, supplements, shampoos, heartworm preventives and parasite treatments to meet the needs of your cat or dog.
Our veterinary pharmacy is competitively priced and our products are guaranteed by the manufacturers.
Did you know 85% of adult pets have periodontal disease? If left untreated the bacteria that cause periodontal disease will travel from the mouth into the blood stream and begin to affect the heart, kidneys and liver and unfortunately, has even been linked to early death. The good news is, periodontal disease is preventable. Even if you miss the prevention window and the disease process has begun, there are steps you can take to control the disease even though it cannot be cured. Whatever the grade of periodontal disease your pet is experiencing we can treat it. We begin with a professional dental cleaning with your pet comfortably under anesthesia.
We understand that surgery is a stressful time for pets as well as their owners. We attempt to do everything possible to make the event as comfortable, safe and convenient for everyone involved. We perform scheduled surgeries Monday through Friday and when emergencies arise, we fit them into our schedule whenever necessary. We have learned that our clients prefer the comfort of a private veterinary practice versus a large specialty hospital or intimidating veterinary teaching hospital, so we try to do as much on site as possible. Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures.