Losing a pet can be a pet owner’s worst nightmare. Tags and collars identifying your pet can be break off or become illegible. A microchip, however, is permanent form of pet identification and is a fundamental part of responsible pet ownership. The Manning Veterinary Clinic strongly believes in microchipping pets.
A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice that is injected under the skin of a dog or cat. The microchip is registered in a database with your contact information. If your pet was to ever become lost, the microchip can be scanned by animal control officers, at shelters, and at veterinary clinics around Canada, North America, and in many foreign countries. Implanting your pet with a microchip can give you the peace of mind that if your pet were to ever become lost, they could quickly be identified and you can be contacted. Contact information can be updated online or by telephone to the EIDAP Microchip company. It is important to ensure that your contact information is kept current!
Please ask a staff member for details about microchipping your pet.
Traveling across the boarder? We can provide you with the required health certificate for travelling with your four-legged companions, both small (dogs and cats) and large (horses and cattle).
Because each destination has different entry requirements, we ask that you investigate your destination’s requirements prior to your appointment. Manning Veterinary Clinic cannot assume responsibility for ensuring all requirements are met and cannot be held responsible for quarantine, denial of entry, or costs incurred due to unfulfilled requirements for your pet.
Health Certificates for Travel
At the Manning Veterinary Clinic, being pet owners ourselves, we understand how difficult it is to say goodbye to your loyal companions. It is an unfortunate fact of life that our pets do not live as long as we do. As they get older their quality of life may come into question and dietary strategies and pain medication may no longer be effective.
We encourage you to talk to Dr. McCracken about these issues before they become urgent. We can provide you with information regarding your options, and taking the time to plan – as emotional as it may be – will lessen the stress for you and your pet. We care about the quality of life of your pet. Find out about your options, including crematory services, make some key decisions ahead of time, and ask us to add this information to your pet’s record. Taking the time to plan, as challenging as it may be, will lessen the pain and stress or you and your pet.
Our euthanasia services are conducted with the utmost compassion and respect to both you and your pet. We do everything we can to ensure your pet’s comfort and dignity during his or her last moments. We offer at-home euthanasia on a case-by-case basis.
To discuss the quality of life of your pet with Dr. McCracken, please call the Manning Veterinary Clinic today at 780-836-3770
Your pet is always welcome at Manning Veterinary Clinic’s spacious boarding facility! When you’re away your pet deserves a safe, comfortable place where staff provides a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for your cats, dogs, and other small animals. We offer boarding 7 days a week and we can accommodate to make arrangements to have an after hour drop off/ pick up as needed for an additional fee. The boarding kennel features 14 large indoor kennels and outdoor runs. If your family has multiple dogs, they may stay together in the same pen, which are quite spacious. If your dog is strictly outdoor we have some outdoor facilities as well, weather permitting. We want your pet to be as comfortable and at ease as possible. All pets spend the night in a clean, comfortable environment. Weather permitting, pets will be outdoors during the day where they will have access to shelter and shade, swimming pools, and toys. During the winter when temperatures are colder, pets will be walked or turned out at least 3 times a day.
Health care can also be provided to all pets who's owners choose to receive veterinary care while they board with us. The kennel also offers baths and nail trims. We ask that you bring your dogs own food with them and to ensure they have enough for their entire stay. We also offer Purina Veterinary Diet EN Gastroenteric food for an additional cost if you choose.
All boarding guests must be up-to-date with their vaccinations- this is standard for any reputable boarding kennel. If your pet requires vaccinations, we can provide vaccinations at an additional charge upon arrival. If your pet is found to have worms or fleas, they will be treated appropriately at an addition cost to you. This will ensure that our facility, your pet, and your home stay pest and parasite free.
We require that your boarding pet have the following vaccinations:
Dogs: Rabies, DAPPv, Bordetella (kennel cough)
Vaccinations & Parasites
Reservations are required for your pet’s stay with us. Animals may be picked up or dropped off during our regular business hours, 8:30am-4:00pm. If you require an after-hours drop off or pick up, we will do our best to accommodate you for an additional fee. Please call us at 780-836-3770 to book your pet’s stay or to request pricing information. Owners are welcome to bring their pet’s food, bedding, and toys, but all of these will be provided and are included in our boarding fees.
Puppies: We do not board puppies that are less than 4 months of age. Before this age, animals are not considered fully vaccinated and they may be at a greater risk of contracting diseases. Consider keeping your puppy with a family member who you know has dogs with up-to-date vaccinations.
One benefit to leaving your pets with us is that they are in constant proximity of the veterinarian and can receive immediate care if an emergency arises. If one of our staff notices a health problem with your pet she will notify the doctor. Dr. McCracken will then notify you, or your designated contact, and request permission to provide treatment. If you, or your designated contact, are not reachable despite our best efforts, Dr. McCracken will provide treatment at your expense as it would be unethical to leave an animal untreated. Please ensure you leave us with an up-to-date phone number for where we can reach you and an email address.
It is a requirement that every person who works in this practice love animals. Rest assured that we will provide your beloved pet with special care and attention. You will be able to enjoy your time away knowing that your animal is comfortable and well-cared for with us.
Please contact us to inquire about our boarding fees and to answer any questions you may have.
At Manning Veterinary Clinic, we want all of our clients to be able to offer their pets the very best preventative veterinary care possible. To that end, we have developed a broad range of Wellness Plans for pets of all ages, designed to provide them with a lifetime of quality veterinary care. By focusing on preventative care rather than reactive care, we can catch potential health issues early on, before they become more serious and more difficult to treat. And this is where wellness plans come in.
Wellness plans are packages of preventative care that include a range of different services to help keep your pet healthy. These services can include physical exams, vaccinations, dental care, and more. By enrolling in a wellness plan, you can ensure that your pet receives all the preventative care they need, without having to worry about the cost of individual services.
One of the key benefits of wellness plans is that they help detect illnesses and diseases in their early stages. This means that your veterinarian can treat them quickly, before they have a chance to affect your pet's quality of life or even become life-threatening. This can help ensure that your pet enjoys a long, healthy life.
Providing the very best preventative veterinary care possible is crucial for ensuring that our pets stay healthy and happy. Wellness plans can help make this process easier by providing a comprehensive package of preventative care services. By enrolling in a wellness plan, you can help ensure that your pet receives all the care they need, when they need it, and enjoy a long, healthy life by your side.
For more information on the Wellness Plans available from Manning Veterinary Clinic, please call us at 780-836-3770.
" True professionals! I have not had a bad experience ever. Been dealing with them for over a year. Jenn and her staff are super friendly and will do whatever it takes to give you the best service one could ever expect! -Ryan J
Manning Veterinary Clinic is dedicated to the health and well-being of your beloved pet. The prevention and early detection of disease gives us the opportunity to significantly improve your pets quality of life and longevity. This is especially true with periodontal (dental) disease, which is the most common health problem in pets. In addition to our regular dental health examinations, our team will have a number of educational materials and tips to help you with your pets home dental care program.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have periodontal disease by the age of 3.
In many instances, the changes associated with periodontal disease go unnoticed, pets may continue to eat and chew normally while coping with an underlying dental problem. Plaque and tartar accumulation can cause bad breath, gum disease and can increase the risk of an infection that may affect other organs in the body. This is why it is so important that your pet has a regular dental examination.
Prevention is the best approach to dental care. Some signs of periodontal disease include:
– Bad breath – one of the first signs of periodontal disease – A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
– Red or swollen gums
– Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
– Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
– Loose or missing teeth
Dental care is an essential aspect of overall pet health and should not be overlooked. Regular dental check-ups and treatments can decrease periodontal disease and gingivitis along with other oral health issues that can lead to pain and discomfort for your furry friend. If you suspect that your animal is in need of dental care, it is important to act quickly and schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. By calling the clinic at 780-836-3770, you can book an appointment and ensure that your pet receives the dental care they need to stay healthy and happy for years to come.
"I relocated to a remote community in November 2015 and posted in the local store, free to give away, was a cute little white dog called Peatree, roughly 10yrs old maybe more. When I saw her she was in pretty bad shape. After months of feeding and loving her, I brought her to the Manning Vet, to treat an issue in her eye. The vet, Jennifer, informed me that she needed dental work, stated the benefits and assured me that it would improve her quality of life.
I did not have pet insurance at that time and my husband had limited employment. Jennifer recommended a few options of payment and helped me to get a grant which covered a percentage. A date was set and I brought Peatree in for her dental surgery. She spent two days there and I was amazed at how quickly she recovered.
I never realized just how much Peatree’s dental issues affected her behavior and well-being. Before her dental surgery Peatree was anxious all the time and couldn’t relax. She never engaged and always appeared nervous. I just put it down to her past bad negative experiences. As the days went by, I saw her smile more, she appeared relaxed and her anxiety levels decreased and I got to see a completely different dog before me with her own little personality. Before her dental work, I was not able to pet her head now she loves when you pet her and greets me when I come home in the evenings.
Peatree has brought me so much joy and happiness. A year later, for an older dog, her health is pretty good and it has definitely increased the amount of years we have left with her..
I am extremely grateful to Jennifer and her team at Manning Vet for the care they provided Peatree. I would recommend this service for sure.” – Caroline G.
When it comes to wellness and medical exams, sometimes what we can’t see is more important that what we can. When a physical exam is just not enough, our staff has the specialized equipment that can be vital to making a diagnosis. Diagnostic testing provides Dr. McCracken with information regarding your pet’s health internal well-being without the need for invasive, expensive procedures. We can deliver your pet’s test results in a timely manner – often within a few minutes – minimizing the time you need to wait for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
In addition, routine blood and urine testing can show early evidence of diabetes, changes in kidney or liver function, or simply provide a baseline for future reference. It can be completed prior to dental or surgical procedures to reduce the risks of general anesthesia.
Very often, laboratory diagnostic tests help us determine the severity and cause of your pet’s condition. Manning Veterinary Clinic is equipment with an in-house diagnostic laboratory capable of performing a complete series of diagnostic tests. We maintain a full in-house laboratory for running a wide range of tests on blood, urine, feces, and other samples. We are able to run most blood and urine tests, such as complete blood counts, chemistry screens, electrolyte levels, clotting times, and urinalysis. We also offer in-house cytology cultures when needed.
Because protecting your pet’s health is our most important job, we collect and send samples to our reference laboratory partner, IDEXX laboratories.
We also have specialized equipment for measuring blood pressure and ocular pressures.
In-House Medical and Diagnostic Laboratory
Digital radiography is an essential tool for diagnosing many ailments and illnesses in your pet – as it has the ability to penetrate tissues and show your pet’s organs and bones. Radiographs are images used to detect conditions such as broken bones, tumors, bladder stones, and foreign bodies (toys, bone, or articles of clothing) in your dog or cat’s stomach. Digital radiographs also are useful for diagnosing heart and lung problems and can be used to evaluate cats and dogs for hip and elbow displasia. Radiographs are a common diagnostic tool for examining your pet’s bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity, and other areas. If it is suspected that your pet has a fractured bone, has swallowed a foreign object, or is suffering from an internal problem, an X-ray can likely provide us with the information we require.
Because X-rays are such a valuable diagnostic tool, Manning Veterinary Clinic has invested in a state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine. Our investment in digital X-ray technology reflects our commitment to offering a higher standard of care. There are many important advantages to digital X-rays:
– they are able to be viewed on a computer monitor within minutes – no more dip tanks
– the clear, detailed images can be manipulated so we can get a better view, leading to more accurate diagnosis
– they take less time to process, which means less time for your pet on the X-ray table (and less stress) and less waiting time for you
– no harsh chemicals are needed to develop the images, reducing potential harm to our staff and the environment.
In the event that the diagnosis is beyond our capabilities, we may offer you a referral to a specialist.
We offer ultrasound testing for pets as a non-invasive diagnostic tool to evaluate internal organs and tissues. Our trained veterinary staff use specialized equipment to create detailed images of the pet's organs in real-time. Ultrasound testing is a safe and painless procedure and can be performed quickly and easily during a regular visit to our clinic.
Manning Veterinary Clinic offers a wide range of basic surgical services, from spays and neuters to soft tissue and orthopedic procedures. We mostly handle routine medical and surgical cases, but may refer more complicated cases to specialists if we feel that it would be appropriate for the well-being of your pet. Your pet’s safety and comfort are incredibly important to us.
Anesthesia & Surgery
To optimize your pet’s safety, prior to surgery your pet is examined, and pre-surgical blood screens should be performed. Results from pre-surgical blood screens can be used to customize an anesthetic protocol appropriate for your pet.
Animals under anesthesia are fully monitored 100% of the time by a Registered Veterinary Technologist. While your pet is under anesthesia, multiple parameters are monitored and responded to accordingly. Our medical team is dedicated to keeping your pets safe throughout the duration of their surgical stay.
Our primary focus is on the safety and health of your pet. We understand that the decision to undergo surgery, no matter how minor, can often be difficult. Dr. McCracken and staff are happy to address any concerns you may have if you have any questions about your pet’s pre-op or post-op surgical care, please do not hesitate to call us.
We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:
– spays and neuters
– eye surgery
– foreign body removal
– caesarean sections
– dental surgery
– bladder surgery - some orthopedic procedures
In addition, we utilize pain management protocols which aim to prevent pain before it starts and to manage it until your pet is healed. Our first priority is to keep your pet safe and comfortable during and after its procedure. For every pet who undergoes surgery in our clinic will go home with medication to control post-operative pain.