Small Animal Services

Lunsford Veterinary Care Center provides a full service small animal hospital for dogs and cats. Your pet’s medical needs can be addressed during scheduled out-patient appointments or you may elect to schedule an admit (drop off) appointment to allow more flexibility in your schedule. If you'd rather, we can come to you; we offer house calls for small animals, too. Pets with serious illness or injury are often hospitalized for continuous and more intensive care. All surgery appointments are admitted at least for the day and frequently will require an overnight stay.


In order to provide the best care for our patients, critical patients that require ongoing supervision of a doctor are referred to the local animal emergency clinic during hours that our hospital is closed in the evening or on weekends and holidays. Our doctors will consult with you about the risks and benefits prior to making these arrangements.

One of our primary focuses is client education. From puppies and kittens to young adults, seniors and geriatric pets, our goal is to guide you with what is needed through each stage of your pet’s life to help prevent disease and provide early detection and intervention for treatable conditions to maximize the quality and length of their life. We want to help you understand the importance and value of regular check-ups, immunizations, parasite detection and control, nutrition, weight management, spaying/neutering, dental care, and routine blood screening.


We treat each pet as an individual and will work with you to determine the best protocol for you and your pet’s lifestyles. All pets should receive a full physical exam once a year to twice a year as they age. We hope by focusing on wellness and preventative care, we are able to help your pet live a longer life by your side.


Preventative and Wellness Care

After a thorough physical exam, the doctor will recommend any necessary diagnostics and then prescribe the necessary treatment and provide consultation about care. The majority of conditions can be treated as out-patients. Patients requiring more extensive or extended care may be hospitalized for daily treatments, intravenous fluids and medications, etc.


We routinely treat ear infections, skin disease, eye disease, vomiting, diarrhea, hyper- and hypo-thyroidism and urinary tract disease. Patients requiring specialty diagnostics like ultrasound or endoscopy may be referred to local diagnostic facilities or to a veterinary specialist. We will work together to ensure the best care possible for your pet.

Internal Medicine

Our hospital has a large surgical suite where routine and advanced surgeries are performed under sterile conditions. All patients are assessed for surgical risks prior to anesthesia and surgery. We use the safest anesthetic protocols available, and patients typically have IV catheters and fluids. Vital signs of all patients are monitored continuously throughout their procedure using electrocardiography (ECG), pulse oximetry, blood pressure, and body temperature sensors to ensure their comfort and safety.


Most orthopedic surgeries and some more advanced soft tissue surgeries are referred to veterinary specialists after pain management and stabilization with us. We will work together during your pet's follow up care.


Bad breath? Dental care is an important part of your pet’s overall health. Besides helping your pet maintain a healthy mouth, routine dental care can help protect your pet from other diseases like kidney disease and heart disease. Dental disease not only looks and smells bad, it hurts!


Our veterinarians include an oral and dental screening in each annual examination and make recommendations based on what they see. A more thorough oral exam can be performed while your dog or cat is under anesthesia for its routine cleaning or for dental therapy. With better exposure, sometimes our veterinarians discover broken teeth, foreign bodies, or tumors in your pet’s mouth. It is our goal to perform preventative care with regular teeth cleaning to prevent the development of periodontal disease and tooth loss. Sometimes dental disease is already present and our veterinarians can perform any necessary extractions or discuss more advanced therapies.


Diagnostic radiology is utilized to locate and define internal abnormalities for treatment. It can also be used to rule out defects for certifications, like OFA and others. We also have a portable x-ray unit for use in the field if necessary.

Digital Radiology (X-ray)

We perform on–site testing for a large variety of conditions. This allows us to more quickly diagnose problems and initiate appropriate treatments as soon as possible.


Our equipment allows us to perform such tests as Complete Blood Counts, Blood Chemistry Profiles, Thyroid tests, Heartworm Testing, Fecal Parasite testing, Parvovirus tests, Giardia tests, Feline Leukemia and FIV, Skin scrapings to detect mange, cytology for ear mites and infections, dermatophyte (ringworm) cultures, and so much more.


Additional test can be submitted to an outside laboratory via overnight courier with most results received within 24 hours.

In-House Laboratory Testing

LVCC offers comfortable, caring boarding services for your pets. We strive to minimize the stress for your pet and ensure their health and safety. Our facilities are clean and free of odors. Runs and cages are cleaned twice a day or more as needed. We offer clean, soft bedding during their stay, but you may also bring bedding and/or toys that comfort your pet and remind them of home if you like (though these items should be able to be cleaned or laundered.) Residents with us are fed Hill’s Science Diet during their stay. Special attention is given to monitoring your pet’s appetite and they are weighed regularly to alert us to any change in weight. You may feel free to provide your pet’s regular diet +/- treats, especially if your pet has a sensitive stomach or is a picky eater.


We have trained staff who can administer most medications that your pet may require. Pets requiring extensive medications and/or therapy may be charged an additional fee. Also, our animal care attendants and veterinary assistants are further trained to recognize any health related problems and will alert our veterinarian if anything abnormal is observed. We hope this gives you added peace of mind while we are caring for your pet.


In order to protect the health of our boarders and prevent the transmission of disease between households, we require all pets to be current on their core immunizations and to be free of external parasites (fleas & ticks). You will need to provide proof of current vaccinations by a licensed veterinarian. If your pet is an active patient at our hospital, our hospital records will reflect the status of your pet’s immunizations.


Any patient found to have live fleas and/or ticks while in our facility will be treated at the owner’s expense using an appropriate medication (i.e. Credelio, Frontline Plus,Capstar.)


Because we do not have regular office hours on the weekends, we offer a 5 pm Saturday and Sunday pick up and drop off time to accommodate different schedules. You can discuss this with our reception staff when scheduling.



While staying with us, your dog will be exercised in a fenced outdoor yard three times a day during the work week and twice a day on the weekends. Pets from the same household will be exercised together even when housed separately indoors, so they are able to visit and minimize each others' stress. To ensure their safety, pets will not be exercised in the same yard with other unfamiliar dogs.


As an added touch, dogs that have been staying with us 3 nights or more will receive a complimentary bath before going home.


Core vaccinations for dogs include:

1. Rabies vaccination (1 or 3 year product)

2. Distemper / Adenovirus / Parvovirus (1 or 3 year product)

3. Bordetella (kennel cough)

4. Canine Influenza



Cats are housed in our cat condos away from the dogs in their own room.

Multi cat households have the option to allow their cats to mingle between multiple units with their housemates. Once or twice a day they are allowed access to the entire room to encourage exercise and exploration. Fresh litter and litter boxes are provided daily and are scooped as needed throughout the day.


Core vaccinations for cats include:

1. Rabies vaccination

2. FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis / Calicivirus / Panleukopenia)


We enjoy this extended chance to get to know your pet better!!


Our facility is equipped with 1 raised bathtub and 1 walk in bathtub to enable our staff to comfortably and safely perform baths on all sizes of pets. The staff is trained to give routine cleansing baths, deskunking baths, and medicated baths. We also routinely perform such procedures as nail trims, anal gland expressions, and ear cleaning.You can request additional treatments when you drop off your pet.


Office Hours


7:30am- 5:30pm

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Call for an Appointment 479.361.9417

                                      222 Fiori St, Springdale, AR 72762 [email protected]

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