believe that special friends
deserve special care.
We know that our pets will
give us a lifetime of unconditional love and companionship.
And in return, it is our
responsibility to provide for them the best possible care throughout
And we know that your
pets are an important part of your family, too, so we set our
We demonstrate our commitment
to your pets, and to you, with our conscientious attention to
The gentle handling and
well-being of each pet in our care
Compassionate and competent
veterinary care focused on prevention
Emergency service, every hour,
The encouragement and
promotion of responsible pet ownership, including socialization in
Puppy Kindergarten and training at Hilltop Canine College
Participation in community
activities which promote the human-animal bond, including the Animal
Assisted Activity program at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Everyone on our team is a pet lover, and it shows! Our pets
are our "kids." We share our thoughts with them; they
understand. Some of them sleep with us. We send photos
of them to our families. We celebrate their birthdays.
Even the largest, at 160 pounds, is a lap dog!
And with you on our
and with gentle works, capable hands,
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Grooming at Happy Tails
Kindergarten Hilltop Canine
College Hilltop Pet
... we pledge to give your pets the
best possible care!
Together, we can make a difference...
Annual wellness examinations help us to define
baselines and detect diseases before symptoms appear.
Vaccinations and regular dental care are critical for the lifelong
health of your pet.
best Doctor in the world is a Veterinarian.
He can't ask his patients
what is the matter --
he's got to just know.
Will Rogers was right! That's
why we rely on your to tell us what is happening with your pet -
apathy lumps limping marked weight gain or loss
drinking bad breath licking
scratching difficulty moving
not using the litter box
frequent vomiting or diarrhea not
coming when called...
By sharing information and working
together, we can make a difference in your pet's life.
Complete & Accurate Information
We hold your pet in our hearts, and
sometimes their lives in our hands. In order to offer you the
peace of mind you deserve, we will recommend the same type of test
your Doctor gives you. Pre-anesthetic and diagnostic tests allow
for safer anesthesia and provide crucial information as we evaluate
your pet's treatment. A medical plan will help you to select
the best option for your pet and for you.
Emergency Care Every
Hour, Every Day
Just call either of our office numbers:
309-236-5912 or 800-689-5912.
If we are closed, our answering service will answer
your call by saying, "Hilltop Pet Clinic Answering Service."
The Answering Service will ask you:
Answering Service will then contact the Doctor on call. We
will be here when you need us.
The most important
in your pet's prescription for a good life?
.... acupuncture .... allergy testing
and treatment .... Animal Assisted Activity team ....
behavioral counseling .... birds .... cardiology
computer techs .... continuing education .... dentistry ....
dermatology .... dogs .... Doctors of Veterinary Medicine ....
emergency care .... gastroenterology .... groomers ....
grooming ..... gynecology .... internal medicine .... laser .... laser
therapy .... licensed Veterinary Technicians .... lodging ....
nephrology (kidneys) .... neurology .... nutrition .... obstetrics
.... oncology .... ophthalmology .... orthopedics ....
management .... parasite control .... pediatrics ....
assistants .... pocket pets .... podiatry ....
diagnostic testing .... radiology .... receptionists ...
.... senior care .... surgery .... ultrasound .... urology ....
vaccinations .... veterinary assistants .... Veterinary Information
Network .... wellness ....
at Hilltop Pet Clinic.
Until one has loved an
a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
You already know the importance of providing a loving
home, food and shelter, and veterinary car for your puppy.
Next on your list: Puppy Kindergarten.
In its first months, your puppy will develop
behavior patterns which will be a part of his life - and yours -
As a student in Puppy Kindergarten, your puppy will be
exposed to other puppies, large and small, and to children and men
and women. While your puppy is learning manners that will
enable him to truly become a part of your family, you will have the
opportunity to ask questions and share hints on housebreaking, crate
training, biting, nutrition, veterinary care, obedience and more.
Puppy Kindergarten meets
every Monday evening
at 6 pm at Hilltop Pet Clinic.
Bring your entire family for an hour of fun for you and your new
Hilltop Canine College
We believe the primary purpose of
dog obedience training is to assist you in working with your canine
friend. And working with you dog on a regular basis
establishes a bond of love and respect between you and your dog that
will enrich both of your lives for a lifetime.
Set your goals high! If you are willing to commit
the time to regular work sessions, your best friend will perform
beyond your highest expectations.
Classes available include basic obedience, advanced
obedience which focuses on the Amer9ican Kennel Club's Canine Good
Citizen program, and basic agility.
All classes take place at our Training Center at Happy
Tails Pet Lodge, located at 6920 30th Avenue in northwest Kearney.
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procedure having the greatest impact
on the length of a pet's life
is proper care of teeth and gums."
our pets could be taught to brush their teeth... Foul breath
and yucky teeth are unpleasant enough, but the bacteria produced can
lead to periodontal disease, a painful infection of the gums that
will spread through the bloodstream to the heart. liver and kidneys,
contributing to major health problems and shortening the life of
Without proper dental care,
including regular dental
ultrasonic scaling and polishing,
and home care including
tooth brushing , proper diet and healthy treats.
80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats will
show signs of oral disease by the age of three.
Oral disease is the number one health problem
diagnosed in dogs and cats.
Proper oral care
can extend the life of your pet by 25%!
Acupuncture, when administered by a properly trained Veterinarian,
is one of the safest forms of complementary medical therapy for
pets. Inserting very fine, sterile, disposable needles into
specific points on the pet's body allows the Doctor to simulate the
pet's nervous system in order to alter the pet's biochemical and
physiological properties and improve the pet's natural defenses.
We use acupuncture in combination with conventional
approaches to healing, including thorough history taking, physical
examination, diagnostic laboratory testing, ultrasound, radiography,
surgery, medicine, and physical therapy and hydrotherapy.
Conditions which my be treated with acupuncture
- hip dysphasia
- disc disease
- diarrhea, vomiting
- chronic constipation
- urinary tract disorders
- chronic pain
- nerve injuries
- skin disorders
- wound healing
- cancer treatment support
- depressed immune function
- dry eye
pets react to acupuncture? Most
become very relaxed, even sleepy. You'll find that sharing
this quiet time with your pet is very relaxing for you, too!
"1 in 3 pets goes missing during its lifetime, and
without proper ID, 90% never return home. A microchip for dogs
& cats gives the best protection with permanent ID that can never be
removed or become impossible to read."
Microchipping is safe,
and effective: HomeAgain reunites some 10.000 pets with their
owners each month. We inject the
microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, beneath the surface of
your pet's skin. The process is similar to a routine shot and
no anesthetic is required. With the microchip implanted, the
final step is to register you pet's microchip with
If your pet is lost and taken to an animal shelter or
veterinary clinic, they will scan your pet to read its unique ID
code. The code is then used by HomeAgain to identify your pet
and contact you.
Happy Tails Pet Lodge and Grooming at Happy Tails
Your special friends deserve a
With spacious, secure and
comfortable accommodations, lap times and tummy rubs, and Sunday
morning pancakes, we'll do our best to make sure your pets enjoy
their vacation as much as you enjoy yours.
For more information:
Hilltop Pet Cemetery
Our pets have a way of teaching us about
loving and loyalty and joy.
And what we have shared in their presence
can never be lost.
In recognition of this bond, and because
our own pets have been a very special part of our lives, we
established Hilltop Pet Cemetery in 1981.
You are invited to visit the
Cemetery, which is located northwest of Kearney at 6880 30th Avenue.
We provide 24-hour telephone service at 308-236-5912.
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Neil, owner of Hilltop Pet Clinic,
received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State
university. His special interests include behavior, dentistry
and orthopedic surgery. Family still at home include Yahu,
Gordon, Annie and Brady (miniature poodles), Fraser and Fiona
(Bearded Collies), Pete (a rescued greyhound), and felines
Peanut, Jingle, Pocy and Tonto.
Renee Lauby received her Doctorate in
Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, and then
interned in veterinary medicine and surgery at Oklahoma State
University. She is certified in Veterinary Medical
Acupuncture through the College of Veterinary Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. In
addition to rehabilitation, including acupuncture and laser
therapy, her special interests include cardiology, ultrasound,
internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Her favorite
lapdog is Indy, a Bedlington Terrier.
Pete and Salty are our rescued Greyhounds, and
our in-house blood donors. Before joining our family, Pet and
Salty were evaluated at Colorado State University and identified as
"universal blood donors." (Ask us about the world's fastest
Animal Assisted Activity Team
Interested in volunteering with your
cat or dog? It's a great way to share time with your pet!
Opportunities available include visiting at hospitals, care
facilities, and schools; the Library's Paws to read program,
parades, children's camp, and Kidz Explore.
We can help you get started: puppy kindergarten, basic
and advanced obedience classes, Canine Good Citizen testing - all
offered at Hilltop Canine College - are the perfect first steps for
preparing you and your dog to participate in animal assisted
activity programs. (Cats are also invited to participate; they
just don't need as much training!)
Our team volunteers some 7-- hours each year through
the Animal Assisted Activity program at Good Samaritan Hospital.
And two of our team members, Gordon, miniature poodle, and Franklin,
the greatest Dane, have been honored as recipients of the Planetree
Award at Good Samaritan Hospital for their contributions to
Want to know more? Ask Marla, Suz or Susan!
"Shhhh - don't tell the patients,
but this fun is actually therapy"
To read this Kearney Hub
by Debbie Epping
in July, 2010
(Pet Partners Program)
Our Animal Assisted Activity Team
Sundance Peanut Franklin
Funny Bones Caring Clowns
good Samaritan Hospital
Fraser Murphy Yahu
Peanut and Jingle
a loving mixture of Persian and Abyssinian
We'll be happy
to give you a tour
at any time, and
to answer any questions you
4507 First Avenue Place
Kearney, Nebraska 68874
(308) 236-5912 or (800)
Monday - Saturday 7:30 am until 6:00pm
Sunday 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm
24 Hour Emergency Service
6920 30th Avenue
Kearney, Nebraska 68845
(308) 236-5912 or (800)
Monday - Friday 7:30 - 6:00
Saturday 7:30 - 12:00
Sunday 5:00 - 6:00
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