Homeward Bound Animal Clinic

1809 4th AVE SW
Rochester, MN 55902




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Veterinary Consultation


During a veterinary consultation appointment, our team can address various health concerns or provide routine check-ups for your pet. We will start with a detailed medical history as well as a complete physical examination, which will help us assess your pet's overall health. Diagnostic tests such as bloodwork, X-rays, or ultrasounds may be recommended to gain a deeper understanding of your pet's condition. A consultation also provides an opportunity for pet owners to ask questions, discuss concerns, and receive guidance on maintaining their pet's well-being.

Concurrent vaccinations during the appointment will be at DVM discretion. 


Example concerns for veterinary consultation: 

  • Ear Infection
  • Dental Concerns/Mouth Pain
  • Broken Nail
  • Itchy Skin
  • Hot Spots
  • Lumps or Bumps
  • Long Term Digestion Issues
  • Loose Stool
  • Limping
  • Sneezing
  • Goopy Eyes
  • Occasional Coughing
  • Illness or Injury
  • Recheck Chronic illness prescription renewal
  • Lethargic
  • Sudden and/or Severe Vomiting and Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Open Mouth Breathing in Cats
  • Concerns for Toxic Ingestion (Call Pet Poison Hotline First)
  • Concerns for Foreign Object Ingestion
  • Straining to Urinate or Defecate
  • Sudden Eye Discoloration or Bulging
  • Extreme Pain
  • Large Wound
  • Surgical Needs
  • Hit by Car/Trauma Incident


Exotic Routine Wellness:

  • A Complete Physical Exam
  • A Complete Nutrition and Husbandry Review
  • Fecal Screenings
  • Oral examinations, and
  • Body condition scoring.
  • We also provide routine spay and neuter procedures for most species.

We provide dental care for ferrets, including intraoral radiographs and tooth extractions as well as dental care for rabbits, and rodents, including skull radiographs, incisor trimming, shortening of cheek teeth, and simple extractions. We also provide dental care for bearded dragons, who are prone to periodontal disease.


Exotic Sick Animal:

We are able to provide management of certain diseases such as gastrointestinal stasis, head tilt, mite infestations, nutritional deficiencies, and infectious disease. We are also able to perform mass removals and provide wound care to a variety of species. Please be as detailed as possible in species and illness when booking the appointment.


We are able to administer Deslorelin implants for management of adrenal disease in ferrets. 


Full laboratory diagnostic services are provided through Avian and Exotic Animal Clinical Pathology Labs and Idexx Labs. 

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50 45th AVE Southwest 
Rochester, MN 55902

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