Phone 603-529-4999
91 North Stark Highway
Weare, NH 03281
Email Us

Veterinary Services

Weare Animal Hospital offers a comprehensive, compassionate approach to veterinary medicine and surgery. Our veterinary services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young and healthy pets, early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.

Click here to watch Weare Animal Hospital videos and to see helpful tips and animal care information sheets about pets we treat.

We accept CareCredit to pay for pet health needs. CareCredit is endorsed by the American Animal Hospital Association and is widely accepted by veterinarians across the United States.

Preventative Medicine

Medicine to prevent or diagnose many problems commonly seen in cats, dogs, and exotic pet.

READ MORE

PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Here at the animal hospital, we recommend annual or semiannual examinations along with appropriate vaccinations, fecal testing, and baseline blood work to prevent or diagnose many problems that we commonly see in cats, dogs, and the exotic pet. We all know the saying that “one human year equals seven dog or cat years” so having that annual pet exam is the same as if we received our own physical examination every seven years.

We tailor our well pet exams to their lifestyle, breed type, age and what is happening locally. We offer a wide variety of vaccinations that upon examination will be recommended for you and your pet's lifestyles. For example, about 1 in 7 of our dog patients test positive for Lyme bacteria exposure. We have a very effective preventive Lyme vaccine for dogs and recommend its use. About 21% of our dog patients test positive for intestinal worms (some of which are transmissible to people), so we recommend annual fecal examination.

Other areas where a proactive preventive approach helps include: preventing pet obesity, good dental hygiene, flea and tick control and heartworm preventative.

Exotics and Bird Specialty Care

Exotic pets have unique needs and the staff is experienced and equipped to handle them.

READ MORE

EXOTICS AND BIRD SPECIALTY CARE

In 2000, Dr. Dutton founded the Exotic and Bird Specialty Clinic of New Hampshire, a veterinary practice dedicated to meeting the veterinary needs of exotic pets. Pets such as ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, chinchilla, rats, mice, birds and reptiles.

These exotic pets have unique needs and the staff is experienced and equipped to handle them. Over twenty years of experience in the field makes the Exotic and Bird Specialty Clinic of NH a vital resource for both the owners and referring veterinarians.

The Exotic and Bird Specialty Clinic of New Hampshire is located right here within the walls of the Weare Animal Hospital. Most of Dr. Dutton’s caseload is exotic pets. He is a Board certified Avian Specialist and also obtained the Veterinary Specialist in Avian Practice status in 2008. In 2012 he became an Exotic Companion Mammal Specialist as well.

Dr. Dutton has been at the forefront of exotic pet practice for over 30 years, beginning with his work treating wildlife at Benson’s Animal Park in Hudson, NH. He founded the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) to help further veterinary knowledge of these pets in 2000, and the group now has over 900 members around the country and internationally.

In his spare time, when he finds it, Dr. Dutton lectures locally and nationally on exotic pet healthcare, teaches a class about exotics to Veterinary Technician students at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH, and also volunteers his time and resources for the NH Audubon and local registered wildlife rehabilitators.

Dental Care


Your pet's dental health is just as important as your dental health is to your general health.

READ MORE

DENTAL SERVICES

Your pet's dental health is just as important to his or her overall health as your dental health is to your general health.

There are two critical components of your pet’s veterinary dental care: oral examinations and dental cleanings. We provide routine annual dental examinations and should your pet require dental care we offer full dental cleanings with extractions on an as-needed basis.

Veterinary dental care begins at the puppy and kitten life stage. AAHA recommends that veterinarians evaluate puppies and kittens for problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings and oral development. As your pet ages, your veterinarian will look for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease and oral tumors.

We perform a basic oral examination on patients while awake, often in the exam room with you. However, a short-lasting anesthetic is required in order to provide a complete and thorough examination as well as dental cleanings.

The AAHA Dental Care Guidelines recommend regular oral examinations and dental cleanings, under general anesthesia, for all adult dogs and cats. AAHA recommends these procedures at least annually starting at one year of age for cats and small-breed dogs, and at two years of age for large-breed dogs.

Video Otoscope


The video otoscope lets us determine the extent and cause of chronic ear infections in dogs.

READ MORE

VIDEO OTOSCOPE

We employ a variety of endoscopes to better visualize certain organs.

A very common use here at the Weare Animal Hospital is using the video otoscope to determine the extent and cause of chronic ear infections. Seventy-five percent of dogs with a chronic ear infection lasting more than six weeks have a torn ear drum or middle ear infection. By using the video otoscope, we can determine the type of infection and use the same instruments to help heal the middle ear and ear drum.

Ultrasound and Digital X-Rays

We use the latest and most cost-effective diagnostic tools to view internal organs.

Read more:
ULTRASOUND
DIGITAL X-RAY

ULTRASOUND

We commonly use ultrasound, either by itself or in conjunction with x-rays, to help examine your pet’s internal organs. Using high frequency sound waves, internal organ structure is better visualized and helps determine the next steps in therapy. We routinely perform pregnancy ultrasounds, cardiac ultrasounds and find it extremely helpful in diagnosing foreign-body ingestions.

DIGITAL X-RAY

Our hospital is equipped with the latest digital x-ray capabilities. With this cost-effective diagnostic tool we are able to visualize important internal structures quickly. This is one of our most widely used medical tools, alongside our In-House Blood Analyzers.

Hospice and End of Life Care

We provide the best care for as long as your pet needs us. We are here for you.

READ MORE

HOSPICE AND END OF LIFE CARE

Here at the Weare Animal Hospital we understand this is not an easy subject. However, we pride ourselves on our compassion and understanding of this difficult time and will try our best to accommodate you and your family's needs. Our goal is to provide the best care for your pet for as long as your pet needs us. We are here for you.

Pain Management


Our staff and equipment are up to date in the latest to make your pet as comfortable as possible.

Read more:
OVERVIEW
STEM CELL THERAPY
COLD LASER THERAPY

PAIN MANAGEMENT (OVERVIEW)

Simply put, “Pain hurts,” and we want to minimize it for your pets. To achieve that goal, our staff and equipment are up to date in the latest that Veterinary medicine has to make your pet as comfortable as possible. Dr. Dutton earned a post-doctoral Master of Science degree in Veterinary Pain Management and became certified in Pain Management by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.

Building on that, the rest of the staff receive continual education and experience on ways to best avoid, minimize, and control pain in pets.

We employ a variety of techniques including medications, cold laser, and physical therapy. Each plan is tailored to your pet and their specific needs.

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

This is an exciting new area for veterinary medicine and includes the use of adult pet stem cells and other tissue derived factors.

Stem Cell Therapy

Cutting edge therapy is now available at the Weare Animal Hospital for dogs with arthritis. Both Dr. Dutton and Dr. Barlow are credentialed in Stem Cell Therapy by Vet-Stem. This exciting new therapy uses your own dog’s adult stem cells (derived from their fat) to promote your dog’s own healing processes. Currently it is approved for arthritis and certain autoimmune diseases.

The process consists of obtaining a fat sample from your dog under sterile conditions, having Vet-Stem process the sample to collect the adult stem cells, and then 2 days later after the original fat collection injecting the cells into the traumatized or affected area.

Brief Overview

Vet-Stem Regenerative Cell (VSRC) therapy has demonstrated successful therapeutic outcomes in horses with tendon and ligament injuries, fractures, and joint disease, it is now being used to treat arthritis in dogs. Since 2005, select clinics have treated dogs with arthritis and orthopedic soft tissue injuries.

Current canine orthopedic application: osteoarthritis and orthopedic soft tissue (tendon and ligament injuries).

Platelet Rich Plasma

The process consists of separating out platelets and other healing factors from your pet’s own blood, concentrating them, and then injecting them into the affected joint. Research has shown that many pets benefit although the exact method is still being actively researched.

COLD LASER THERAPY

Cold laser therapy is a noninvasive procedure that uses light to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood circulation. This stimulation helps to repair tissue faster. We have found cold laser to be as effective as acupuncture in many conditions.

Cold laser therapy treats the surface of the skin, while hot laser treatments affect deeper tissues.

Laser therapy can treat acute and chronic injuries, sprains and strains, arthritis, swelling due to disc problems of the back, and musculoskeletal abnormalities. It also helps to regenerate nerve tissue after surgery.

Nutritional Products

We are equipped with a wide range of proper nutritional needs for your pet.

READ MORE

NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS

The Weare Animal Hospital is equipped with the proper nutritional needs for your pet. We carry a large range of prescription diets to best support your pet and their health. We are firm believers that diet plays a large part in keeping your pets healthy, and our team is dedicated and educated in helping you choose the right food for your pet.

Surgery


Preventative and therapeutic surgeries, from routine to complex.

READ MORE

PREVENTATIVE AND THERAPEUTIC SURGERY

There are a number of preventive and therapeutic surgeries we perform. They can range from spays and castrations all the way to “cherry eye” repairs, torn anterior cruciate ligaments, and repair of medial luxating patella. We combine appropriate anesthesia protocols along with pain management to increase the comfort and safety of your pet here in our hospital.

We are also able to perform biopsies, tumor removals, intestinal resection and anastomosis, and eye entropion surgery along with others in our AAHA certified Hospital.

In-House Blood Analyzers

Giving us critical information in a time sensitive situation.

READ MORE

IN-HOUSE BLOOD ANALYZERS

Having high tech blood analyzer equipment in our hospital provides us with critical information that may be needed in a time sensitive situation. This gives us up to date, real time results, which will help us diagnose and treat your pet much quicker than ever before.

We pride ourselves on having the most up to date diagnostic equipment availalbe. With this cost-effective diagnostic information at our fingertips, we are able to practice the best medicine at the best price for our clients and patients.

Orthopedic Screenings

For dogs genetically prone to bone and joint conditions.

READ MORE

ORTHOPEDIC SCREENINGS

Dogs genetically are prone to a variety of bone and joint conditions. Hip dysplasia is the most common one encountered. A very sensitive, early test we can perform is PennHip x-rays.

Dogs as young as sixteen weeks can be tested for hip dysplasia. If discovered this early, a simple preventive surgery by 20 weeks of age can dramatically reduce hip arthritis in the dog’s later years. In addition to PennHip, we also perform numerous other orthopedic studies allowing for O.F.A. certification of your dog’s joints.

Pharmacy


A wide range of pharmaceuticals available at our hospital.

READ MORE

PHARMACY

For your convenience, we have a wide range of pharmaceuticals available on-site at our hospital. If there is something your pet needs that we don't have, we also have our online pharmacy (operated by a trusted and viable veterinary pharmacy) that you can access directly from this link: http://weareanimalhospital.vetsourceweb.com/index.pml.