Providing Full Service Medical, Dental & Surgical Care

Open Every Day: Monday through Saturday: 9am – 6pm

At Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort, we provide personalized care for every pet and his or her owner. We will discuss all of your options during a private consultation, so you can be confident in our plan. We are available anytime to answer any questions and are happy to explain any recommended procedures in-depth, so you understand the process as well as the full benefits and potential risks.

As pet owners ourselves, we recognize that your pet is a member of your family, and we will treat the situation as such. We will openly discuss all of your options, address all of your concerns, and keep you well informed every step of the way.

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Exams

Irvine First Exam: FREE & Subsequent Exams: $59
San Diego First Exam: FREE & Subsequent Exams: $49

At your pet’s semi-annual or annual exam, our doctors will examine your pet’s teeth, eyes, ears, coat, weight and other parameters. At this time, we can also discuss any health concerns or subtle changes that you have noted in your pet. This allows us to have a flowing dialogue about your pet’s health and any recommended diagnostics or therapy.

Dogs and cats are recommended to have a comprehensive exam a minimum of once a year. For our older pets, we recommend exams every 6 months. These will allow our doctors to potentially find any signs of health conditions early, which is vital to helping your pet live a healthy and comfortable life. Also, for our geriatric dogs, we recommend blood panels and blood pressure measurement every 6 months. This allows us a glimpse into your pet’s internal function, which combined with our physical exam findings, helps us to provide gold standard care for you and your pet.

Vaccinations/Parasites

In order to have fun, each pet is required to be current on his/her vaccinations. However, if your pet is not current on his or her vaccines, we’ll administer them for you when your pet arrives here at Dr. Boyd’s.

Dogs:

  • DHP (Also known as Distemper/DAP/DHPP/DA2PP)- $21.00 – Annually
  • Lepto – $21
  • Parvo (Parvovirus) Vaccine – $21.00 – Annually
  • Bordetella Vaccine – $21.00 – Every 6 months
  • Rabies Vaccine** – $21.00 – 1st vaccine good for 1 year, required every 3 years after
  • Fecal Exam (Ova and Parasite with Giardia ELISA)- $69.00 – Every 6 months

Cats:

  • FvRCP (Distemper) – $21.00 – Annually
  • FeLV (not required) – $29.00 – For cats exposed to outdoor environments – Annually
  • Rabies Vaccine** – $26.00 – Annually
  • Fecal Exam (Ova and Parasite WITH Giardia ELISA) – $69.00 – Every 6 months

Dr. Boyd’s is a flea free zone

If we find fleas on your pet while here at Dr. Boyd’s, a dose of “Capstar”, which quickly eliminates all fleas within 5 minutes and continues working for up to 24 hours, will be given immediately.

Fecal Ova/Parasite Test & Giardia ELISA Test

  • Lab Testing – $69

All pets checking in at Dr. Boyd’s must be free of all intestinal parasites as documented by a “current” fecal examination (within the past 6 months), which includes ova and parasite testing as well as a Giardia ELISA test. If your pet has not been tested recently, we’ll do the necessary testing when your pet arrives here at Dr. Boyd’s.

At Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort we require that all pets be free of all internal parasites as well as external parasites (such as fleas and ticks). There are many types of internal (or gastrointestinal) parasites; Roundworms, Whipworms, Hookworms, Tapeworms, Coccidia and Giardia. Coccidia and Giardia, along with all of the various worms’ eggs, are extremely small organisms which cannot be seen without laboratory microscopic magnification. Unfortunately, there is not one perfect fecal examination test that can accurately confirm the presence, or absence, of each one of these parasites.

Years ago, the standard fecal examination test was the “fecal floatation.” This fecal floatation test is plagued with frequent false negative results (i.e. many parasites were missed); consequently, this floatation technique was replaced by most veterinarians with the newer “fecal centrifugation” test as their standard testing protocol. Centrifugation is desirable over floatation techniques because it provides for significant concentration of the microscopic eggs and parasites. This concentration makes the eggs and parasites easier to visualize under the microscope. Easier microscopic identification means more accurate diagnosis and less frequent false negative results.

Fecal Centrifugation has one clear shortcoming when it comes to the identification of gastrointestinal parasites…Giardia. It has been shown that Giardia infections are frequently missed utilizing a single fecal centrifugation test (i.e. more false negatives). Giardia is shed intermittently, so even if your pet has Giardia, a fecal centrifugation may not be able to confirm its presence, despite the most keen eye and best laboratory equipment. This is potentially a big problem. Giardia is one of those “Zoonotic” intestinal infections that can be transmitted not only from pet to pet, but also potentially back and forth between humans and their pets (dogs and cats). In order to control this zoonotic disease, we are utilizing a relatively new, more sensitive test called the Giardia ELISA test. This test is an enzyme-linked assay which looks for a specific antigen (or protein) of the Giardia organism. Giardia ELISA testing is very specific and rarely misses a Giardia carrying animal (i.e. rarely a false negative).

If your veterinarian does not routinely run a Giardia ELISA test, please request this testing to be done prior to your pet’s stay with us. However, if it is more convenient for you, we can submit this testing for you once you pet arrives at our facility.

It may be possible that some veterinary practices do not provide, or are opposed to running this Giardia ELISA test. Please know that if that situation ever occurs, you and your pet will not be turned away. Rather, we would confirm the situation with a phone call to your veterinarian, then offer you two options: either perform a single Giardia ELISA test for you as a courtesy at no charge; or, you can elect to have your pet isolated from the remainder of the pets staying at Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort at no additional charge. After that particular stay, in order for your pet to enjoy all that Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort has to offer, a “negative” Fecal Centrifugation test along with a “negative” Giardia ELISA test would be required every 6 months.

I hope this clarifies our position on internal parasite control measures here at Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort. Please direct any questions you may have to one of our doctors on staff, thank you.

Extended Nursing and Recovery Care Boarding

Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort provides extended nursing recovery care for pets needing special medical attention. At Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort, we recognize that compliance with veterinary instructions is a significant factor affecting both the outcome of a specific treatment plan and the healthy recovery of your pet. Surgeries and other treatments can go beautifully, however, when assigned nursing care instructions are not followed exactly, even the best treatment plans can fail. Here are some classic examples in which we feel “Recovery Care” could be the perfect solution for you and your pet:

  • Post-op care; such as, abscesses and traumas
  • Ophthalmic disease or injury requiring frequent treatments and administration of medication therapies
  • Wound Care; such as, burns, lacerations, hot spots and allergic reactions
  • Orthopedic cases (post-op) requiring strict management and handling; such as, fractures, ACL injuries and joint surgeries
  • Neuro cases requiring observation &/or assistance; such as, those who need to be turned over and/or massaged regularly, cannot stand or walk without assistance, etc.

You will appreciate that your pet’s discharge instructions will be carried out thoroughly in a safe and nurturing environment, without you personally having to do the dirty work. However, it’s pets who are the biggest winners, receiving round-the-clock attention with plenty of love to lead them towards a speedy recovery

Teeth Cleaning

Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort offers professional teeth cleaning procedures. A pet’s dental hygiene is vital to their health. The health of your pet’s teeth can greatly affect their quality of life; from discomfort associated with gingivitis, to the smell of your pet’s breath, we are dedicated to giving you and your pet the best quality of life together.

Professional teeth cleaning procedures at Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort always include scaling of the teeth to remove plaque and tartar accumulation above and below the gum line, followed by a polishing of the teeth to smooth out any surface irregularities. To do this level of detailed work within the mouth effectively, some human dentists must give their patients a sedative. However, veterinary patients aren’t nearly as cooperative nor as aware of what’s about to occur; therefore, dogs and cats typically receive some level of heavy sedation and/or anesthesia to accomplish a professional and complete teeth cleaning.

Dental radiographs, dental “charting”, tooth extractions, restorations, root canals, oral surgeries, advanced periodontal therapies and other various medical management procedures are often discussed and recommended at the time of teeth cleaning and are all available here at Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort. Although these advanced procedures are frequently viewed to be “necessary” by the clinician and can be highly beneficial, they are not part of a “routine” teeth cleaning. Such procedures can easily be discussed in detail, and even scheduled, during a post-cleaning consultation in which the pet owner is given an accurate cost estimate for all of the recommended additional services.

Surgery and Imaging

We are a full service Veterinary Hospital and provide a variety of surgical procedures. We are committed to providing the gold standard of care for your pet while having any surgical procedure. These procedures range from a mass removal, to spays and neuters, to more advanced procedures.

When your pet is having a surgical procedure done at Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort, we monitor major vital parameters to help minimize the risk associated with such procedures. With anesthetic procedures, we monitor: Heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, capnograph and EKG. We also administer fluids during your pet’s procedure to help maintain blood perfusion to vital organs, and maintain blood pressure.

Our doctors and staff are diligently monitoring your pet’s well-being from the minute you check-in. Our doctors will do a pre-anesthetic exam upon drop off, review all pre-anesthetic bloodwork, customize an anesthetic plan to your pet, and be involved in every step of anesthetic induction, monitoring and recovery. We use multi-modal pain management to ensure your pet’s comfort following all surgical procedures.

We realize that while your pet is having a surgical procedure there are a lot of questions and concerns that surround the procedure, so our doctors and staff will discuss all aspects of the procedure beforehand. We also send you home with a care sheet upon discharge to clarify all aspects of your pet’s care and recovery when you get home.

If you prefer to have our professionally trained staff care for your pet following surgical procedures, we have a Recovery Care Boarding option available, which will cover everything from specialized care based on your pet’s surgery and requirements, to administering medications, and updates on your pet’s condition.

Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort offers x-rays, dental x-rays, and ultrasound!