We’re pleased to offer the following services at Blue Lake Animal Care Center
Blue Lake Animal Care Center is proud to offer a variety of surgical services. These include, but are not limited to soft tissue surgery such as mass removals, laceration repair, spays, neuters, and porcupine quill removal. We also offer orthopedic surgery services, such as bone fractures, limb amputations, and cranial cruciate ligament injuries of the knee(stifle). Our experienced staff can safely perform the simplest to some of the most advanced procedures your pet may need.
Emergency & Urgent Care
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty during office hours who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care situation your pet may have(additional fees apply). Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet’s life. Emergencies can be things such as stomach bloat, injuries from vehicles, seizures, bone fractures, inability for pets to urinate, and more. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible, it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency, and we can prepare for your arrival.
We are also available for urgent care(fees apply) when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to try to “squeeze” you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen between appointments.
There are currently no hospitals that offer after-hours emergency care in South Lake Tahoe. If your pet requires after-hours emergency care, please contact:
If your pet is experiencing behavioral problems, we may be able to help identify whether the condition is medical vs. psychological, and help to improve the life of both you and your pet. Dr. Szumel has additional training and a personal interest in helping these pets live a quality life.
Sick Pet Exams
When your pet is sick or injured, you want to know that he/she will be cared for in a professional and caring manner. Blue Lake Animal Care Center prides itself in offering the latest medical care for your pet. Furthermore, our compassionate and honest staff will take care of you as well, making sure all your questions and concerns are answered. We value the trust you place in us to provide the best veterinary care available.
Often, the best medical care is the type given before something is wrong. Vaccinations, dental care, and regular check-ups are essential in preventing small issues from becoming giant ones if not taken care of early. Furthermore, it can actually save money in the long run.
Types of Pets Seen
At Blue Lake Animal Care Center, we can care for many types of pets:
- Pocket Pets*
*Select veterinarians only. Call us for more information.
Blue Lake Animal Care Center offers discounted services to senior citizens, active duty military, and service dogs. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.