Pet Services

State-of-the-art pet heath care technology, professionals who know your pet by name.

At Sherlock Bones, we’re staffed and equipped to provide a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the needs of most pets (and pet parents). And because we have several veterinarians practicing at Sherlock Bones Animal Hospital, we can care for many types of pets— including yours:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Pocket Pets
  • Reptiles
  • Birds

Call 317-428-2530 if you have any questions about a particular animal or breed.

Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide that extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient’s vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.

Behavioral Counseling: We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling, and aggression. We can also recommend, and provide referral information for outside behavioral consultants, or basic obedience classes and puppy socialization and training classes.

Boarding: We provide pet boarding as a service to our clients. All boarders receive personal attention from our caring staff. Pets may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours Monday through Saturday.

Dentistry: Good dental care will help your pet avoid periodontal disease, loss of teeth and more serious complications that can arise from excessive tartar buildup. As pets age, untreated, tartar buildup leads to gum erosion and bleeding gums. These conditions create a direct pathway for bacteria to not only harden into tartar but to circulate to the vital organs where it can easily— and needlessly— cause infections in heart valves and kidneys that can be fatal. Our cleaning procedure involves anesthetizing your pet and using an ultrasonic scaler to remove tartar buildup from the teeth. We then polish the teeth followed by an antiseptic rinse and a fluoride treatment. During the cleaning process it’s not uncommon to find teeth that need to be extracted, and if we find that’s the case with your pet we will administer an injection for pain relief after the procedure. Depending on the degree of gum disease, antibiotics may be needed before or after the cleaning— or both. Our procedure includes a pre-surgical blood screening to check liver and kidney functions and make sure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. For pets who fall in the senior range (generally 7 years or older), we advise doing more in-depth blood work, along with a urinalysis. 

Dietary Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet’s nutritional need for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance, and longevity as well as prescription diets for specific health and medical needs.

Emergency & Urgent Care:  Emergencies can be things such as serious injury, seizure activity, abdominal swelling and poison ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible, it’s best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.  We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty six days a week who are trained, equipped and ready to handle any urgent pet heath need.

Electrocardiography services:  We provide ECG services on site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.

House calls: Some patients are too sick to travel or do not do well in a new environment, therefore we offer to our clients the option of our doctors coming to their home to care for their animals. We also are available to pick up and deliver patients if needed. Please ask our staff for details.

Grooming: Professional grooming with us includes the following: Bath, brush, nail trim, ears plucked and cleaned, pattern clipping where appropriate, shave down when desired, and anal glands expression when requested. We also offer additional services upon request: nail filing with Dremel tool, nail painting, and express grooms.

Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for hematology, serology, urinalysis, parasite testing, ear cytology, and skin cytology. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.

Microchipping: The microchip identification system used at our hospital is by HomeAgain. The microchip itself is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted beneath the skin between the shoulder blades. The procedure is very quick and the pet does not have to be under anesthesia for it. Each microchip has its own nationally registered number which can be found by using a microchip scanner.

Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, joint supplements, and flea and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet.

FlavoRx medication flavoring: The next time your pet needs a prescription, ask us to flavor it with FlavoRx. For an additional fee you can choose from a variety of flavors including, but not limited to, Angus Beef, Chicken Pot Pie, Salmon, Tuna, Peanut Butter, Banana Bread, and many others. Using this flavoring system can also help prevent boredom for pets on long term medications.

Radiology Services: The right course of treatment begins with the right diagnosis. We’ve invested in digital imaging technology to provide the safest, highest quality images possible so we can make the most accurate possible diagnosis.

Therapeutic Laser: Love is…relieving their pain with the latest breakthrough in technology. We are proud to offer K Laser Class IV laser therapy for your pets. Its beneficial uses include alleviating chronic pain, accelerating healing and rehabilitation. 

Ultrasound: This technology plays a major role in early diagnosis of many health problems. Ultrasound can distinguish the difference in soft tissues and reveal differences between fluid-filled and solid tumors. Ultrasound imaging captures real time images that can be analyzed much easier and more accurately than some x-rays. It is particularly advantageous in imaging moving targets such as the heart and blood. No other technique can provide the same structural and functional information that can be obtained by ultrasound imaging.