Services 2017-07-27T01:55:25+00:00

Health Exams

In order to lengthen lifespans and improve quality of life, dogs and cats should have routine physical exams. Preventative medicine is important because it allows us to find and treat problems or conditions early on, when treatment is simpler and less invasive. During your pet's exam, we will thoroughly check the different important systems in your pet's body, such as their vascular (heart), respiratory (lungs), skin, eyes, ears, and mouth. This also helps us establish a baseline of health for your pet, so that it will be easier for us to notice if/when something becomes irregular.


At the Animal Clinic of Oceanway we believe that good oral health provides a solid foundation for your pet’s overall health and wellbeing. Without the proper care and attention, your pet’s mouth can become a haven for dangerous bacteria that can lead to everything from bad breath and tooth loss to heart and kidney disease. In fact, periodontal disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in adult dogs and cats. The good news is: WE can prevent your pet from becoming a statistic, By YOU making a commitment ongoing dental care.

Our goal at the Animal Clinic of Oceanway is to make the professional care we offer(Dr. Mersereau and Megan have received specialized dental training under Dr. Ira Luskin at the Animal Dental Training Center in Baltimore Maryland) both affordable and accessible. We’re also experienced in the treatment and management of existing dental problems, and can perform the necessary procedures, such as extractions and minor surgery, to get your pet back on the right track to good oral health.

Early intervention will avoid significant long term costs for the care of advanced periodontal (gum) disease. We have structured our fees to enable you Pet Parents to engage in care at the early stage of gum disease. Please call today to schedule an exam for a dental estimate!

Grade I & II Dental Exam and Cleaning includes:
  • Intravenous catheter
  • Conscious sedation (twilight)
  • Thorough exam & cleaning
  • Brief stay in hospital
  • Digital dental x-rays
Services required prior to dental care:
  • Current exam (within prior 6 months)
  • Current heartworm prevention
  • Internal parasite free (exam within past year)
  • External parasite free (no fleas/ticks)
  • Pain medication
  • Extractions
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Gum surgery
  • Grade 3-4 gum disease
  • Requirement for preliminary blood tests (veterinarian to determine)
***Any of these exclusions may significantly alter the cost of dental care***


When your pet isn’t feeling well or has suffered an injury, they cannot speak to tell you what’s wrong. This can make it challenging to recognize that there’s something wrong so that the problem can be addressed in a timely manner – especially when the illness or injury cannot be easily detected on the surface of the skin. Veterinary diagnostics are important tools which allow our doctors to look beneath the surface to identify, diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions that are not easily identifiable through an external exam. The sooner we can determine what’s bothering your pet, the better the chances of a positive outcome.

Animal Clinic of Oceanway offers a wide range of diagnostic services to help manage the ongoing health of our patients, including digital radiography (x-ray), in-house testing for blood counts and serum chemistries, tonometry (glaucoma testing) and blood pressure assessment. Rest assured that whatever is ailing your animal companion, we’re well equipped and fully prepared to get to the bottom of it so we can get them back on the path to good health again as soon as possible.

For those special cases where more advanced testing is required or the opinion of a doctor with more specialized training is recommended, we are also able to provide referrals as well as arrange for these specialists to perform on-site diagnostic services right at our facility, for your convenience. This allows your pet to receive the highest level of care without having to travel or be seen in an unfamiliar place where he or she may feel nervous or uncomfortable.

The diagnostic services available through Animal Clinic of Oceanway allow us to get to the bottom of whatever condition, disease or symptoms your pet may be experiencing so that we can properly diagnose and treat the underlying cause with speed and accuracy. Our goal is to get your pet back on his or her feet and feeling better again as soon as possible.


At the Animal Clinic of Oceanway we understand that any surgery, no matter how minor or routine, can be a stressful experience for you and your pet. You want to be sure your cherished companion will be well cared for and receive the best possible chance at a positive outcome. We understand the questions and concerns you’re dealing with and we want to put your mind at ease. Rest assured that when you bring your furry family member to us for surgery, our team of highly skilled, caring and compassionate professionals will provide the very best available surgical care.

The surgical procedures performed at the Animal Clinic of Oceanway include a wide variety of soft tissue surgeries, such as lacerations, bite wound repair, abscess surgery, tumor removal, spay, and neuter procedures. We carefully monitor our patients before, during and following all procedures to ensure their safety and comfort at all times while in our care.

Before we ever even admit your pet for a surgical procedure, we take several precautions to reduce risk at every turn. We’ll examine your pet and run a series of diagnostic tests to make sure he or she is well enough to undergo surgery. This is especially important for animals that are older or that suffer from existing medical conditions. Once we know it’s safe to proceed, we’ll develop a customized pain management plan that is tailored specifically to your pet.

When your pet has been safely anesthetized, our veterinarians will get to work to diligently complete the procedure as efficiently and effectively as possible. Throughout the entire process, our compassionate, well trained nurses and assistants closely monitor your companion using the most modern equipment available. This monitoring will continue once surgery is complete and your pet is relocated to our quiet, comfortable recovery area.

You can expect a phone call/or text shortly after surgery is finished, at which point one of our staff members will explain how everything went and arrange a time for you to come for your pet. Before bringing your companion home, we’ll carefully go over any aftercare instructions we may have, which may also include an appropriate plan to manage your pet’s postsurgical pain. We want to help get them well and on the road to a speedy, comfortable recovery.

Whatever your pet’s surgical needs, you need not worry. The team at the Animal Clinic of Oceanway is prepared to provide you both with a positive, stress-free experience and have your furry friend back on his or her feet again as soon as possible.


If you’ve ever had to deal with a skin problem, you know how unpleasant it can be. Did you know our animal companions can suffer from many of the same dermatological conditions that we humans do, including allergies and infections? Having to deal with itchy, dry or painful skin can significantly diminish your pet’s quality of life. We can help make them more comfortable with our professional veterinary dermatology services. Our team of highly skilled professionals is experienced in identifying the root cause of a wide variety of skin conditions, including those that affect the ears, nails and foot pads.

Some of the dermatological disorders we can assist with include:
  • Allergies
  • Parasites
  • Skin infections
  • Paw infections
  • Skin cancers
  • Severe dandruff
  • Acute or chronic ear infections
  • Hair loss
  • Paw and nail disorders
  • Autoimmune and/or hormonal skin diseases
  • Any other problems with the skin, ears or paws
Once we reach a definitive diagnosis, we can then develop a plan to address and overcome the problem once and for all. We rely on a broad range of treatment methodologies, including topical creams, oral medications, therapies and, in extreme cases, surgery. We may even recommend making some changes at home. In many cases, simply making modifications to your pet’s diet and removing common items within your home that may be acting as irritants to your pet can reduce or even eliminate the problem altogether. Whatever the problem, rest assured we’ll get to the bottom of it and treat it in an efficient and effective manner to achieve the best possible results.

If you notice your dog or cat exhibiting any of the following symptoms, it may be time to schedule an appointment with us for a dermatological evaluation:
  • Excessive itching, scratching or chewing
  • Scabbing
  • Hot spots
  • Hair loss
  • Lumps
  • Rashes
  • Redness
Whether it’s an allergy, a parasite infestation, an infection or something else, if you suspect your companion is dealing with a skin, nail or paw problem, don’t make them suffer a moment longer. Bring them to our experts for assistance. Let’s help make your pet as healthy on the outside as he or she is on the inside.

Dog Training

Looking for training for your dog or new puppy?

Animal Clinic of Oceanway works with All Dogs Elite and Bold City K9 to offer professional training for your dog. Training is provided by a professional trainer and dog behavioral specialist with years of experience and a multitude of success stories. Several training options are available so you can choose one that works best for you: private sessions at your home, private sessions at the training facility, or dog bootcamp where your pet will board at the coach’s home.

What your pet will learn

Training can address challenges, such as:
  • Pulling on a leash
  • Not coming when called
  • Aggression towards people or other dogs
  • Jumping on visitors
  • Hyper or anxious behavior
Are you ready to have that loyal companion who is eager to please you and your family? Contact All Dogs Elite or Bold City K9 and tell them Animal Clinic of Oceanway sent you.

Here’s to many, many happy years with your pet!

Spay & Neuter

Spay & Neuter: Comparing Services…
Apples & Apples, or Apples & Oranges?

Consumers often price compare routine surgical services such as spay, neuter, and declaw. The Animal Clinic of Oceanway is publishing the cost of those services below for your convenience, but feel it is important to make you aware of what is included in our service at no additional cost, why it is included, and why those services are important. For the health and safety of your pet, please make sure you compare apples to apples before your pet goes “under the knife.”

Included in our service and critical for the safety of your pet while under anesthesia ~
  • Intravenous catheter: The catheter and line allows immediate access to your pet’s blood stream for emergency administration of drugs.
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring: The Animal Clinic of Oceanway utilizes doppler blood pressure monitoring. Doppler is the gold standard for non-invasive blood pressure monitoring. Falling blood pressure is the earliest sign of anesthetic or surgical complications. Careful monitoring of blood pressure allows us to intervene before it is too late. You would not want surgery performed on yourself without blood pressure monitoring, and we recommend you make sure your pet receives it.
  • A trained Veterinary Nurse: At The Animal Clinic of Oceanway during anesthesia, a Veterinary Nurse is dedicated to the monitoring of your pet from induction (going under) until recovery (waking up). Blood pressure, heart monitoring, respiration, and many other parameters are monitored throughout your pet’s anesthesia. Why is this important? You can have all the bells and whistles in the world attached but without someone paying attention they provide no protection.
  • State of the art anesthetic drugs and protocols: The anesthetic agents and protocols at The Animal Clinic of Oceanway were set up and reviewed by a board certified veterinary anesthesiologist. The Animal Clinic of Oceanway staff regularly participates in anesthesia continuing education to maintain proficiency and stay abreast of the latest developments in the field.
Other services included which are charged elsewhere additionally ~
  • In hospital pain control included: Your pet will receive state of the art injectable pain control during anesthesia.

The Animal Clinic of Oceanway Fees for Surgery

  • Ovariohysterectomy (Spay) up to 65lb: $325.00 ** immature females only**
  • Neuter up to 65lb: $240.00
  • Neuter over 65lb: $295.00
  • Fees for Cryptorchid Surgery are NOT included
  • Ovariohysterectomy (Spay): $249.00 ** not in HEAT or pregnant**
  • Neuter: $125.00
  • Fees for Cryptorchid Surgery are NOT included
Services or items included in the cost of the above services ~
  • Tranquilizer, Induction, Maintenance anesthesia
  • Catheter Placement
  • Injectable pain medications
  • Heart Monitor ECG During Anesthesia
  • Blood Pressure During Anesthesia
***A preliminary pre-surgical exam is required prior to the date of surgery at our current rates***

Bathing Services

We are happy to provide Bath & Blow Out services to aid in making sure your pet passes the smell test. Additionally, comb out service will be available on a case to case basis (as time and cost become factors in scheduling).

We offer bathing services on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Bathing services include routine washing, medicated bathing treatments, nail trimming, ear cleaning, coat brushing, and blow drying. All pets coming in for bathing services must be up to date on Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and Kennel Cough vaccines as well as annual heartworm and stool testing. We reserve the right to exclude any pet that may require physical restraint to accomplish the requested services.