FAQs

M, T, Th, F ► 7:30am – 7:00pm
Wed ► 7:30am – 6:00pm
Sat ► 8:00am – 2:00pm
Sun ► Closed – Doctor on Call After Hours

We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, and Care credit. We do not offerin house payment plans. All services must be paid for at the time they are rendered.

Call us at 513-755-9700 or existing clients can use the petlocity app. If you need to change or cancel your appointment, we ask that you contact our office as soon as possible.

We do our best to get clients in and out as quickly as possible and in general, wait times are less than 10 min. Please note that critical patients take precedent over wellness visits.

Please click here for a list of emergency situations requiring a visit to Liberty Veterinary Hospital, Care Center or MedVet.

Yes, dogs, cats and exotics! Liberty Veterinary Hospital is happy to provide on-site boarding facilities to our medical clients. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible about leaving your pet with us.  If you have questions regarding our boarding policies or facilities, please feel free to give our staff a call or stop by for a guided tour.  We will be happy to show you our specially designed areas for your furry friends.Please see our boarding brochure for more information and details on requirements.

We offer dog grooming Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Appointments are required and grooming patients must show proof of negative fecal test within the last 6 months, & be up to date on our vaccine protocol.

Yes, we offer obedience training for all of our canine clients with Carousel Critters Dog Training Center.

Yes – cats only.We have an ever changing selection of kittens and cats from Animal Friends Humane Society. Stop by LVH for a visit, or visit Animal Friends to view currently available cats.

From the heartworm society; “Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body.”
Because pets are vulnerable to mosquitoes all year, we recommend year-round heartworm prevention for all pets and annual heartworm tests are required for heartworm medications.

Infection rate does decrease in cold weather but, pets are still at risk! Outdoor parasites tend to move inside during winter months, which means your pet can still become infested when you may not see the parasites outside. Fleas can also live on wild animals year-round due to the warm body temperature that these animals have under their thick coats. This allows for the transfer of fleas to your pet. Remember, you can be a carrier of some parasites as well!

Trying to determine if your pet is in pain can not only be stressful, but difficult. Animals are masters of disguise and can hide pain and illness. Please click the links below for more detailed information on how to determine if your pet is in pain.

https://libertyvet.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/painmanagement_dogs_web-1.pdf

https://www.aaha.org/globalassets/02-guidelines/pain-management/painmanagement_cats_web.pdf

There are several reasons why your pet needs a physical exam. To start pets can’t talk, & they are good at hiding their pain. Twice yearly exams help the veterinarian diagnose & treat (or ideally prevent) problems before they become serious. Dogs and cats age faster than humans. One human year is equal to 7 pet years (on average). Imagine only going to your doctor once every 7 years. Significant health changes can occur more rapidly. The risks of cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, heart disease, and other serious conditions all increase with age. We can help them live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Many pet diseases can be prevented by vaccination.   Even if kept indoors, your pet can be exposed to viruses carried in the air or on clothing.  Vaccination is inexpensive protection against costly treatment or premature death of your pet.  Annual boosters are necessary to continue protection.

Vaccinating your pet is one way to not only protect them from preventable diseases but protect humans. Rabies is a preventable virusbut is 100% fatal if contracted by any mammal. The rabies vaccine is also required by law.

Please speak to your veterinarian about which vaccines are needed for your pet. This is often based on the pet’s lifestyle and will be tailored to your individual pet.

Kennel cough is an infectious bronchitis of dogs characterized by a harsh, hacking cough that most people describe as sounding like “something stuck in my dog’s throat.” This bronchitis may be of brief duration and mild enough to warrant no treatment at all or it may progress all the way to a life-threatening pneumonia depending on which infectious agents are involved and the immunological strength of the patient. An uncomplicated kennel cough runs a course of a week or two and entails frequent fits of coughing in a patient who otherwise feels active and normal. Uncomplicated cases do not involve fever or listlessness, just lots of coughing.

Because it is common for Bordetella to be accompanied by at least one other infectious agent, kennel cough is actually a complex of infections rather than infection by one agent.

Classically, dogs get infected when they are kept in a crowded situation with poor air circulation and lots of warm air (i.e., a boarding kennel, vaccination clinic, obedience class, local park, animal shelter, animal hospital waiting room, or grooming parlor). In reality, most causes of coughing that begin acutely in a dog are due to infectious causes and usually represent some form of kennel cough.

The incubation period is 2-14 days. Dogs are typically sick for 1-2 weeks. Infected dogs shed the Bordetella organism for 2-3 months following infection.

Generally, a spay or neuter is recommended around the age of 6 months, before your pet reaches sexual maturity. Our veterinarians will advise you when the best time for your pet to have this surgery performed.

Depending on what surgical procedure is being performed will determine exactly what and how to prepare your pet. Our veterinary staff will walk you through this process.

In general, your pet should not have food or water after 12:00 p.m. the night before the procedure.

If your pet is on daily medications, please be sure to discuss this with your veterinarian.

Please speak to a member of our veterinary staff on our visiting policy.

We do not have a veterinarian on staff that is specialized in exotics, although we can offer some preventative care to different species. Please call our office to further discuss your options.

If you purchase one of the Royal Canin Diets, prescribed by our veterinarians, through our hospital, there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Just bring the opened bag or unopened cans into our office and you will receive credit for the product.

Medications are generally not returnable for credit. Please discuss this with our veterinary staff.

We don’t recommend any one insurance but are happy to copy or email records for claims.