American Veterinary Hospital

201 Greenhorn Rd
Yreka, CA 96097


Veterinary Services

American Veterinary Hospital offers a wide range of veterinary services to keep your pets healthy:

Routine care and vaccinations: We thoroughly examine your pet during his/her annual wellness visit to ensure good health. Thorough examinations help us identify any early signs of disease that may otherwise go unnoticed.

We review vaccines and preventative measures with every pet owner so you may make an educated decision as to what specific preventative measures are warranted based on your pet’s particular environment and life style. Not all patients require the same vaccines and other preventative medications. We do not offer a “cookie cutter” approach to disease prevention. From vaccines, to intestinal parasites and heartworm prevention, we realize that each individual pet is faced with different risks. As such, Dr. Hendrickson and the staff of American Veterinary Hospital will work to continually help clients assess what preventative measures are warranted for each individual pet.

Diagnostics: Our hospital is equipped to provide for your pets’ complete health care needs. American Veterinary Hospital is equipped with the latest in diagnostic technology. Our diagnostic capabilities include digital radiography, doppler blood pressure measurement, ocular tonometry, and telemedicine.

We also have a fully equipped laboratory that gives us the capability to perform various blood and urine tests while you wait. When your pet is critically ill, we can get answers quickly and initiate treatment that same day .

Surgical Services: Our surgical suite gives us the ability to perform a wide variety of surgical procedures. American Veterinary Hospital offers all levels of surgery from spays and neuters, to major soft tissue surgery. For more complicated soft tissue, orthopedic, thoracic, and spinal surgeries, referral to a board certified surgeon is available. See our Surgical FAQ’s page for further explanation of our services. *Please Note - Surgeries are scheduled only for current patients.*

Anesthesia: We use state-of-the-art equipment to provide for and monitor patients undergoing general anesthesia. We use isoflurane gas anesthesia and we monitor blood pressure, cardiac conduction (ECG), and pulse-oximetry during the anesthetic procedure. Intravenous catheters, IV fluids, and fluid pumps are utilized for most surgical procedures, including spays and dog neuters.  These safeguards are vital to ensure the safety of your pet while it is anesthetized.  We are extremely successful anesthetizing patients of a variety of ages and believe that the most important factor in determining if your pet should undergo anesthesia is your pet's needs and well being, not your pet's age.

Dentistry: Dental disease is the most common disease found in pets over 3 years of age. American Veterinary Hospital has a full regimen of treatment for dental care including ultrasonic dental scaling and polishing and the use of a high-speed drill for complicated extractions and other dental procedures.  We offer a variety of options to help promote and maintain your pet’s dental health at home.

We also offer dental radiology as a part of our comprehensive dental care and treatment.  Just as your dentist takes radiographs of your teeth, dental radiology also allows veterinarians the opportunity to look beyond the obvious and better examine teeth and their supporting structures below the gum line exposing hidden, and often undiagnosed, problems.

Pain Management: We continually strive to provide the latest and most effective pain control for all of our patients that have undergone surgery or are experiencing pain from injury or arthritis.  We believe that post operative pain control should not be optional, and we will not perform any surgery without providing necessary relief for your pet.

Radiology Services: Our on-site radiology equipment provides high quality digital radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.  Radiographic images of your pet can easily be emailed to specialists or put on a CD for you to take with you.

Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.

Pet Microchipping: We offer microchip identification using HomeAgain.  Our service fee includes implantation, HomeAgain’s one time activation fee and the first year registration fees.  Microchipping your pet is a great way to ensure that they are able to return home if they are ever lost.  All pet shelters and most veterinary clinics have microchip scanners that can help your microchipped pet find his or her way home.  You can learn more at HomeAgain.

Nutritional Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.  We carry a full line of Hill's Prescription Diets and can easily order many other therapeutic diets to fit your pet's needs.