We're pleased to offer the following services at State Avenue Veterinary Clinic:

State Avenue Vet Clinic believes in Pre-anesthesia Sedation for fearful pets, upcoming stressful procedures and some behavioral issues.   Although this is a proven added benefit to fulfilling an enjoyable experience for your pet's veterinarian appointments, it is ALWAYS our policy to provide Pre-Anesthesia medications prior to upcoming sedated procedures, such as; Sedated Nail Trims, and any surgical procedures.


Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Emergency & Urgent Care 

After-hours and weekend emergencies are for current clients only. Please call our regular office number(s) and follow the voice prompts to leave a message. The on-call veterinarian will return your call promptly. 

We are also available for urgent care/same-day appointments during business hours when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment.  Please call prior to arrival at the clinic. 

Types of Pets Seen

At State Avenue Vet Clinic, we can care for many types of pets:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Horses*
  • Rabbits*
  • Ferrets*
  • Pocket Pets*

*Select veterinarians only. Call us for more information.

Equine Services

  • Full Service Medical and Surgical Facilities at our Dickinson location
  • Prepurchase exams
  • Mare Reproductive Care and Breeding
  • Joint injections
  • Lameness (including mobile digital radiology services, ultrasound)
  • Endoscopy
  • Wellness Care (vaccines, annual examination, dental care)
  • Health Certificates/Coggins Testing
  • Surgery (including colic surgery)
  • Farm Call Services

Companion Animal and Exotic Services

  • Full Service Medical and Surgical Facilities
  • Dentistry (including periodontal treatments and digital dental radiology)
  • Oncology (including chemotherapy services)
  • Orthopedic Surgery and Fracture Repair (*TPLO for anterior cruciate ligament injury)
  • Physical Rehabilitation 
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ultrasound Services and Telemedicine Services
  • Digital Radiology and Telemedicine Services
  • Exotic pets (excluding birds and reptiles)
  • Dermatology Services
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Behavioral  Counseling
  • Acupunture

Post-Op & Preventative Rehabilitation, Laser & Acupuncture Therapy

  • Strength Training
  • Laser sessions to promote advanced healing
  • Acupuncture for neurological stimulation

Golden Year Senior Care

  • Comprehensive Physical Examination
  • Behavioral Screen
  • Blood Chemistry Tests
  • CBC
  • Urinalysis
  • Thyroid Screen

Comprehensive Dental Treatment

Behavior Consultation

  • Low Stress Handling
  • FEAR FREE Certification
  • Happy visits with a technician
  • Desensitization
  • Counter-conditioning
  • Socialization
  • Behavior modifications
  • Fear issues
  • Separation anxiety
  • Noise phobias
  • House soiling
  • Urine marking
  • Inappropriate scratching

We are now offering laparoscopic services. This means we are using a small camera and other medical equipment, inserted through small 1 cm incisions, to be able to look around the abdomen and assist us with procedures such as spays, gastropexies and biopsy of tissues such as the liver.  FAQ: 
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Q: Is this the same technology that is used in
human surgery?
A: Yes. We utilize the same level of technology
that has become the standard of care in
human medicine over the past 25 years.

Q: If an open procedure is done with a
small incision, is there a benefit to
A: The visualization and magnification of
laparoscopic equipment allows a more
precise surgery with ultimately less trauma
and pain. Reduced pain may also require
less anesthesia during the operation. Plus,
multiple smaller incisions have less risk
of infection and heal more quickly.

Q: How long will my pet need to be confined
after laparoscopic surgery?
A: This is one of the biggest benefits of
minimally invasive surgery! We recommend
2-3 days of reduced activity. However, they
will still need to avoid baths and swimming
for 7-14 days.

Q: Is it dangerous to only remove the
A: There is no real benefit in removing the
uterus of a young, healthy animal. Initially,
it was believed to prevent problems later in
life. However, many papers have since
refuted this rationale. Malignant uterine
cancer is very uncommon in dogs. By
simply removing the ovaries, hormones that
may cause uterine cancers and infections
are eliminated.

Laparoscopic procedures are considered minimally invasive because of the much smaller incisions that are made therefore helping decrease healing time, decrease pain, and less importantly smaller scars. 

Laparoscopic Spay 
During a laparoscopic spay we use a three- port technique to be able to visualize and remove the ovaries in their entirety, ensuring the prevention of reproduction and decreasing the risk of mammary cancers.  

Why choose a Laparscopic Spay?
Laparoscopic spays have been shown
to cause 65% less pain than traditional
spays. This means a faster recovery and
less trauma to the patient.

There is less risk of infection with smaller
surgical incisions.  Activity restriction is only recommended
for the first 2-3 days after a LAP spay versus 7-14 days for a traditional spay.  Improved visualization and magnification increases operative precision and reduces blood loss.

Laparoscopic Gastropexy
Prophylactic gastropexy is recommended for all at-risk breeds, such as Great Danes and Mastiffs. By performing a gastropexy, where the stomach is attached the body wall, we are able to prevent the life threatening event called gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV) or bloat. Giant-breed dogs and large-breed dogs are at a much higher risk than smaller dogs for developing GDV. Laparoscopy allows excellent visualization of the stomach and body wall, results in a much smaller incision and boasts very quick recovery times.

Laparoscopic liver biopsy
Direct visualization of the liver during laparoscopy provides more comprehensive information than ultrasound and allows us to chose an appropriate location for sampling. 

The use of a scope into the ear canal or into the nasal passages lets us dig a little deeper and give us a better chance of identifying the cause of itchy ears and chronic sneezing.

Laparoscopic procedures are considered minimally invasive because of the much smaller incisions that are made therefore helping decrease healing time, decrease pain, and less importantly smaller scars. 


State Avenue Vet Clinic accepts payment via cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and CareCredit. Though we apologize for the inconvenience, we do not accept checks. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.

We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.


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