27027 SR 56, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Michele Lentovich, DVM
Jalan Wishik, DVM
Courtney Pellerin, DVM
Dr. Audrey Guida, DVM
Sree Reddy, DVM
- Emergency & Critical Care
- Cold Laser
- Behavior Medicine
- Dental Care
- Wellness Exams
- Parasite Prevention
- Senior Care
- House Calls
- Holistic Medicine
- Hospice & Euthanasia
- Pain Management
- Mobile Services
- Puppy & Kitten Care
- Rabbits & Small Mammals
Seven Oaks Pet Hospital uses diagnostic ultrasound, which has been proven to be a powerful tool in both veterinary and human medicine. Our diagnostic ultrasound is part of our state-of-the-art medicine we practice at our hospital, and are pleased to offer such a high level of care to our patients.
Ultrasonography uses ultrasound waves that produce an image. These waves come from a small probe that is held gently against the pet’s skin. This procedure is completely painless, is non-invasive, and does not use radiation. The waves sent by the machine either continue through or bounce back, creating contrast and thus an image of the internal organs. Ultrasound waves generate excellent images of abdominal organs, including the liver, spleen, gallbladder, and kidneys in real time. It can also detect pregnancy in animals and help diagnose stages of cancer.
Ultrasound has also been useful in cardiology, as it can evaluate the heart as it beats. This can help detect abnormalities in the motion of heart valves, blood flow, contractions of the heart muscle, and heart defects.
Call the veterinarians at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital at 813-235-0688 to find out if ultrasonography can help diagnose your pet.
If your pet experiences an emergency, call 813-235-0688, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If your pet experiences an emergency and is brought to Seven Oaks Pet Hospital, our caring veterinarians and staff understand that the emergency is traumatizing for both pet and owner. Our compassionate veterinarians and staff are highly skilled professionals dedicated to providing emergency treatments to your pet, working with you to create a treatment plan specifically formulated for your pet.
Seven Oaks Pet Hospital understands the special relationship owners have with their pets, often cared for as a member of the family. Our expert staff is here when you need us, whether emergency care or just a professional phone call is needed to provide the best veterinary care for your pet.
In the event that you take your pet to another clinic for an after-hours emergency, call us during normal business hours to transfer your patient’s care or to update our records with the emergency. We will work with you and veterinarians involved in the healthcare of your pet during this time.
Call us at 813-235-0688 for all emergencies. Keep our phone number in a convenient place for when you need it. Help is just a phone call away!
At Seven Oaks Pet Hospital, we take treating your pet’s pain seriously, and we have many options for improving your animal friend’s quality of life.
Cold laser therapy—also known as PBM or Photobiomodulation —is a non-invasive, painless, and drug free treatment that has been shown to reduce pain, inflammation and speed healing. It has been effectively used to treat many acute and chronic conditions, including:
- Post-surgical healing
- Sprains, strains, and fractures
- Degenerative joint disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease,
- Periodontal disease
- Lick granulomas
- Hip dysplasia
- Tendonitis and arthritis
- Wounds, cuts, and bites
Using a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damage, laser energy induces a biological response in cells which increases blood flow to the targeted area, stimulating the release of pain-relieving hormones.
Your pet may feel gentle and soothing warmth during the treatment, which generally takes anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes. Most patients see positive effects after 3 to 5 sessions.
Contact us to find out if cold laser therapy is right for your pet!
Your pet’s behavior affects its relationship with you, your guests and those involved in outside activities. If a pet is having a behavioral problem, it can threaten these relationships, making it difficult for everyone involved. Seven Oaks Pet Hospital understands the consequences of a behavioral problem, because we understand the importance of your bond with your pet.
Some behavioral issues are housetraining, anxiety, aggression and other troublesome and embarrassing problems. The veterinarians and staff at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital have extensive experience and are qualified to diagnose and address behavior problems, taking into consideration possible physiological issues that could be causing the problem. Our ultimate goal is restore the bond you have with your pet and environment.
Occasionally animal owners will blame themselves for these problems. This is not always the case. It can stem from an issue not addressed during training, a learned behavior from animals your pet encounters, or a physical issue that may not be related to behavior.
If your relationship with your pet is being strained because of a behavioral issue, call the veterinarians and staff at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital at 813-235-0688 for a skilled evaluation and diagnosis in order to manage and eventually eliminate the issue.
The Importance of Dental Care
Proper dental care is not just important for your pet’s teeth and gums. Over time, plaque and tartar can build up, leading to bad breath, reddened gums, and bacteria in the mouth. This can result in drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth.
Poor dental health can lead to many other problems, some of which can be fatal. Bacteria can infect the gum tissue and roots of the teeth resulting in heart and kidney disease; two serious conditions associated with poor dental health. However, all of these problems can be avoided with regular visits to your veterinarian and proper dental care.
When you bring in your pet to Seven Oaks Pet Hospital for its annual exam, or if your pet is experiencing any of the clinical signs listed above, our veterinarians will examine your pet’s teeth and gums to determine if your pet’s teeth require special treatment. This may involve cleaning at home, a change in diet, an anesthesia-free dental cleaning, or a detailed dental cleaning where anesthesia is required.
Our veterinarians and staff want your pet to live a happy and long life, and proper dental care directly affects that. Call us at 813-235-0688 to find out how we can improve the health of your pet with a dental care plan designed for your pet.
If it is recommended and your pet is approved for an anesthesia-free dental, the veterinarians and staff at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital will perform this procedure. During the procedure, your pet is awake, much like your regular dental exams, but the pet will rest on its side. The technicians involved clean the surfaces of the tooth, which includes the interior and sub-gingival curettage.
The technicians involved have years of experience and work with our veterinarians to detect tooth abnormalities, detect early signs of periodontal disease, and polish the teeth. We take special care to ensure your pet is as stress-free as possible. This procedure is not for every pet, but we strive to provide this to pets that would benefit from it.
Wellness examinations are another key role in preventive care for your pet. Whether you have a kitten or puppy, a middle-aged pet, or a senior, wellness exams are not only used to determine if you pet is “well,” but are also used to find any problems and monitor changes if regular wellness exams are given. The goal of wellness exams is to give the veterinarians at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital the information needed to provide the best possible care to our patients.
A wellness examination begins by getting your pet’s weight, and will include questions involving your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and a full medical exam by our veterinarians. This is also an excellent time for you to ask us any questions you may have involving your pet’s health, and we will make recommendations suitable for your pet if necessary. Annual vaccinations and parasite testing are usually done at this time, which can help prevent minor to fatal diseases. Wellness examinations can often detect early signs of illness before they progress.
Not only is a wellness exam beneficial for the health of your pet, but we want to establish a relationship with you and your pet, getting to know his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other important information. No question is too silly or small during this examination – we want you and your pet to have a long, happy, and healthy life together!
Call the veterinarians at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital at 813-235-0688 to find out how regular wellness exams can improve the health and quality-of-life of your pet.
A trip to the groomer’s can obviously leave your pet looking and smelling great, but a little good grooming goes a long way toward helping your pet feel better, too. Did you know that a bath and a brush out assists in controlling external parasites, soothing skin conditions, and keeping wounds clean after surgery or injury? And that’s just the beginning of the benefits.
At Seven Oaks Pet Hospital, we offer a full range of grooming services, including:
- Nail trims
- Ear cleaning
- Parasite control consultation and treatment
- Anal gland expression
- Full groom
- Teeth brushing & mouth rinse
- Paw butter application
- Mani/pedi with wide color selection
- Spa packages
In addition to the obvious cosmetic improvements, grooming also helps maintain cleanliness of genital areas, prevents matting, and decreases the likelihood of your pet developing a wide array of skin conditions and allergies.
We recommend you have your pet groomed every 4-6 weeks, depending on lifestyle, age, and coat. Pets will need an updated rabies vaccine prior to their grooming appointment.
Vaccines are one of the most parts of preventive veterinary care for your pet, and can help your pet live a longer, healthier life. Vaccines protect your pet from many deadly infectious diseases and have saved millions of pets’ lives and have nearly abolished some fatal diseases altogether. However, the threats that vaccines protect against are still prevalent, and without routine examinations and vaccinations, your pet can become infected, leading to a potentially fatal outcome.
The veterinarians at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital cannot stress enough the importance of vaccinating your pet on a regular basis, as they are one of the easiest forms of prevention. This does not mean that our veterinarians give each recommended vaccine available to every patient. We recommend vaccinations depending on the specific lifestyle, risk factors, and previous vaccine history of our patients, and understand that these variables change as your pet ages or travels. This leads to better veterinary care and fewer procedures. We create a specific vaccine program for every patient.
Our veterinarians are well-educated about vaccines and our goal is to provide the best options for care, gathering information from you and giving our recommended vaccine protocol. This protocol will help the overall health of your pet, prevent the risk to infectious diseases, and lead to a longer and healthier life for your pet.
Protecting your pet with vaccines is our primary goal, so call us at 813-235-0688 to discuss your pet’s vaccination needs.
Parasite control is an important part of preventive care for your pet. Parasites like fleas, ticks, roundworms, and heartworms can be easy to prevent but if infected, can cause serious illnesses and even death in pets.
For example, fleas can transmit tapeworm, and ticks can transmit Lyme disease. Heartworms are caused by an infected mosquito biting your pet, leading to worms that live in your pet’s lungs and heart, causing serious damage to these organs. Some diseases are zoonotic – meaning that they are transmittable to humans – such as roundworms and hookworms, and can be diagnosed with a simple fecal test. The veterinarians and staff at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital promote preventive medicine, as it can easily save the life of your pet.
If your pet is infected with a parasite, you may be able to see the parasites, but in some cases, you may not notice until your pet begins to show clinical signs such as diarrhea, hair loss, or lethargy. In other cases, your pet may not show any signs of illness at all.
Fortunately, there are many preventive medications available for parasites, and the veterinarians and staff at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital are here to prescribe or recommend medications available to protect your pets and family. Our diagnostics are also available at annual examinations or as part of our wellness plans, in order to detect these parasites, preventing additional problems or pain for your pet. Call us at 813-235-0688 to find out more about preventive medicine for your pet.
Pets are considered “seniors” at around 7 years of age, and pets age at a rate much faster than humans. Just like humans, our diet, exercise, and health change as we age, and your pets’ visits to the veterinarian are just as important as your trips to your doctor.
The veterinarians at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital cannot stress enough the importance of regular examinations for your pet, as they can help detect medical problems, helping discern between “normal” aging and a medical problem. More often than humans, however, problems go unnoticed until the problem has become serious.
Whether you have a younger pet and you need to establish a primary care veterinarian, or you have a senior pet, we recommend routine wellness examinations, bloodwork, and other routine diagnostic testing to evaluate changes to your pet’s health. A senior pet examination will also allow our veterinarians to make recommendations and encourage you to be involved and aware of the changes to your pet’s health.
Call us at 813-235-0688 to find out how we can improve the wellbeing and quality-of-life of your senior pet!
The veterinarians and staff of Seven Oaks Pet Hospital offer at-home veterinary exams for pet owners with limited mobility, restricted transportation or commitments that prevent visits to the hospital in Wesley Chapel, Florida. House calls can also be provided for pet owners with multiple pets, very large dogs, or pets that are scared or simply don’t react well to a trip to the veterinary clinic. Some pets exhibit behaviors specific to their home environment, and a pet may need to be seen at home in order for our veterinarians to give an accurate examination.
We offer these special at-home services in order to provide the best veterinary care to our patients. Call us at 813-235-0688 to find out if your pet could benefit from an at-home veterinary examination.
Holistic veterinary medicine is defined as a comprehensive approach to health care, taking into account the whole patient and the physical and social environment, not just treating specific clinical signs. Seven Oaks Pet Hospital uses a holistic approach to veterinary medicine in order to ensure the best treatment plan is offered. For instance, if your pet has gastrointestinal signs and allergies, our veterinarians will consider that these two issues are part of a single issue and the animal is treated as a whole.
This does not mean that conventional medicine or medications will not be part of the diagnosis and treatment plan, but they may be used in addition to homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal formulas and/or nutritional management. Call the veterinarians at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital at 813-235-0688 to find out how we can care for your pet holistically.
At Seven Oaks Pet Hospital, we understand that pets are treated as a member of the family, so when the time comes to discuss the option of euthanasia or hospice care, it is a very sensitive matter. Our veterinarians and staff will discuss with you every possible option for your pet, and will answer any questions until you are 100% sure of any decision you make.
As with all of our services, we strive to give every patient a long and healthy life, but when the capabilities of veterinary medicine still cannot provide comfort to an animal suffering needlessly, we offer the option of hospice and euthanasia services. If you decide that euthanasia is a final decision for your pet, we will discuss anything required in order to help you through this difficult time. We understand that the decision is influenced by medical, financial, ethical, religious, moral, and sometimes legal considerations, and therefore a thorough discussion is recommended.
The staff and veterinarians at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital are compassionate and caring, as we empathize with you during this difficult time. We will discuss your pet’s remains and make every effort to accommodate your wishes during this time. Call us at 813-235-0688 to discuss hospice or euthanasia with one of our veterinarians or staff members.
At Seven Oaks Pet Hospital, we provide holistic, high-quality veterinary care that focuses on the entire patient as a whole, and this involves managing pain. If a patient is in pain, it can affect them physiologically, leading to overall poor health and wellbeing.
The veterinarians and staff take pain management seriously, which includes helping prevent pain for certain diagnoses, and anticipating pain before certain procedures. For example, a pet may exhibit clinical signs of pain due to arthritis, but only at certain times. Our veterinarians and staff are skilled in recognizing signs of pain and developing plans specifically designed for each patient.
Pain management isn’t just for older pets; surgical procedures like spays, dental cleanings or orthopedic surgeries may require pain medication, and we will treat each patient on an individual basis to determine what medications are necessary to get your pet happy and healthy. Call us at 813-235-0688 to find out how we can improve the health of your pet with accurate pain management.
If you have a new puppy or kitten, congratulations! We consider pets part of the family, and just like humans, it’s important to associate your new puppy or kitten with its health care team.
In your puppy or kitten’s first visit to Seven Oaks Pet Hospital, your pet will receive a complete examination, with plenty of compassion and care from our staff, making it as pleasant as possible. We will provide you with information about vaccinations, proper parasite control, and how often we recommend bringing your new family member in to get checked out. We will discuss any new concerns you have, whether they're about house-training, behavior or diet. We want to educate you to be the best pet owner, giving your pet a great start in life.
We will also discuss our wellness plans with you, which are perfect for animal owners who don’t want to pay for annual or bi-annual visits in one lump sum. Our wellness plans have options that are specific to the veterinary care best suited for your pet, with affordable payment options so that your pet can stay healthy with regular examinations and emergency care.
Our puppy and kitten wellness plans offer multi-pet discounts. Some other universal benefits include:
- 12 affordable monthly payments
- All necessary annual vaccinations, diagnostic tests and results
- Preventive care examinations with vaccinations
Call the veterinarians and staff of Seven Oaks Pet Hospital at 813-235-0688 to get your puppy or kitten’s health off on the right track!
Rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters and other “pocket pets” have become increasingly popular. These pets often need the same veterinary and preventive care as cats and dogs, including being spayed or neutered, in addition to nutritional and behavioral management. The veterinarians at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital offer the best care for your small mammal, including vaccinations and annual or bi-annual examinations.
At your small mammal’s wellness visit, our veterinarians will perform a physical examination, answer any questions you may have, and discuss diet and at-home recommendations to ensure the health and longevity of your pet’s life.
As the field of veterinary medicine advances, exotic pet owners have greater access to the best healthcare for their pets, leading to longer and healthier lives. Contact us at 813-235-0688 to find out how we can improve the life of your small mammal. Our highly trained staff and veterinarians are trained in the handling and treatment of your exotic pet.
Modern-day acupuncture is a combination of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM) and western veterinary health care. The ancient art of acupuncture, which has been used in China for more than 3,000 years, is based on the belief that all things are connected—people, plants, animals, planets, the atmosphere etc.—and that there is a balance between these.
Seven Oaks Pet Hospital provides acupuncture with the same mindset, combining it with nutritional therapy, exercise, herbal supplements, and other recommendations to create this balance.
The well-known Yin and Yang symbol represents the balance between these connections, such as day with night, hot with cold, and male with female. With this belief within the veterinary health system, there must be a balance between parts of the body, mind and spirit, and illness is simply a representation of an imbalance within these. The balance is created and maintained through an energy called qi (pronounced “chi”), and acupuncture is used to promote this balance of energy.
TCVM uses acupuncture to recover the balance of qi along particular points of the body, stimulating the flow of energy. There may be a blockage or excess of energy at a particular point, and acupuncture is used to create clear pathways for the energy to flow.
Seven Oaks Pet Hospital uses acupuncture as part of a holistic approach to veterinary care, using it to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Chronic arthritis
- Endocrine disorders and thyroid disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders such as vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and inflammatory bowel disease
- Geriatric patient management to improve general quality of life
- Heart disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Immune system disorders
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Nausea in cancer patients to improve appetite and help immune system
- Pre- and post-operative pain management
- Respiratory disorders such as upper respiratory infections, chronic bronchitis and asthma
- Separation anxiety
- Skin conditions
- Spinal cord trauma, including paresis and paralysis
- Urinary incontinence and retention
In addition to the commonly used acupuncture technique, the holistic approach at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital may also use aqua-acupuncture, which is a specifically formulated dose of of saline-diluted vitamin B12 injected into an acupuncture point in order to stimulate the point without having the needle stay in place. Herbal formulas are also used, which have doses that are surprisingly more sensitive to the patient than acupuncture; this is because some are used to rebalance excess or deficiencies. However, these herbal formulas can enhance the use of acupuncture.
In addition to acupuncture and herbal formulas, an informed and articulated nutritional plan can be one of the best forms of therapy in many instances to promote health. A healthy diet is an essential part of your pet’s healthcare, as it is a continuous necessity.
Most acupuncture treatments and herbal formula treatments are created specifically for your pet while others use classic formulas utilized by people and animals for thousands of years. Call the experienced veterinarians at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital at 813-235-0688 to find out if acupuncture could supplement your pet’s health.
Routine and Specialty Surgeries
Seven Oaks Pet Hospital offers routine and specialty surgeries, from spaying or neutering to Cruciate ligament repair. Our veterinarians and highly trained staff are skilled in performing surgeries, ensuring that your pet receives the best surgical and post-operative experience. Continuing with our holistic approach to veterinary medicine, we focus on patient safety, pain management, and using the most up-to-date surgical procedures, putting your concerns to rest.
While our veterinarians and technicians perform surgery, this event can be stressful for a pet and owner, but our staff of compassionate, caring professionals keep you informed before, during, and after surgery. The facilities at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital not only provide exceptional surgical expertise, but compassionate postoperative care, managing any pain and providing rehabilitation your pet may need. We are here throughout the entire process, addressing any concerns and answering any questions you may have.
We believe that pets heal better when they are in a comfortable environment, and we strive to get your pet home as soon as possible. We will review postoperative care and medication instructions with you and are available 24/7 at 813-235-0688 if any problems arise or if you have any questions. We are always just a phone call away.
If your pet requires surgery, or you are a current client whose pet may require surgery, rest assured that your pet will be cared for no matter how minor or complex the procedure – we treat every patient with the utmost compassion, care, and medical expertise.
Scalpless Surgery and Radiowave Surgery
Seven Oaks Pet Hospital offers scalpless surgery and radiowave surgery. Our veterinarians will discuss with you whether the procedure your pet requires qualifies for these surgeries, as they offer distinct benefits, including:
- Decreased post-operative pain, swelling, blood loss, and infection: Radiowave surgery seals nerve endings as it cuts, preventing infectious agents along the length of the incision, while using low-temperatures to prevent tissue destruction.
- Quicker recovery: With less tissue destruction, healing is hastened and your pet can recover more quickly.
- Safer than laser surgery: There are no safety hazards involved with radiowave technology, and radiowave surgery does not burn the tissue, unlike laser or high-temperature electrosurgery.
Laparoscopic Biopsies and Spays
Laparoscopy is the use of a small camera on the end of a flexible hose that magnifies the internal structures of the abdomen, viewable on a TV monitor throughout the examination. Laparoscopy is used in biopsies, but at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital, is also used to aid in common spaying.
In a laparoscopic spay, two or three small incisions are made in the abdomen, less than ½” long. With the use of the camera on the laparoscope, the ovarian ligament is carefully cut and cauterized. This reduces pain, decreases the recovery time, and is less traumatic than traditional spays.
Some advantages of laparoscopic spays versus traditional spays:
- Smaller incisions are less painful and reduce recovery time.
- Controlled cuts minimize pain and bruising
- Reduced surgical time and fewer complications.
- Allows for excellent visualization of abdominal organs.
- The entire surgery is performed through a few tiny incisions rather than a large abdominal opening.
In large breed dogs, gastropexy (a surgical procedure to prevent bloat) can be performed at the time of the spay.
Seven Oaks Pet Hospitals offers digital radiology (or x-rays), which allow our veterinarians to view inside the body, which includes bones, heart, lungs, and abdominal organs. Our radiology service is a critical part to our high-quality medicine and diagnostic testing, and is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive. The procedure requires your pet to lay still for short periods of time and images are taken using very low doses of radiation. The dose of radiation is so low that even pregnant females and very young pets can have radiographs taken.
Radiography is extremely helpful to view the size, shape, and position of organs that may be influenced by a certain medical condition, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord injuries, and a variety of other conditions are also viewable by radiography.
Call the veterinarians and staff at 813-235-0688 to discuss if radiographs can be used to help in the diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation of your pet.
Snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles and tortoises—bring us your reptiles and amphibians!
Seven Oaks Pet Hospital welcomes reptiles and amphibians. Our veterinarians can advise you about proper care, feeding, and maintenance of your pet, as well as treat illnesses and conditions specific to their species.
Many of these pets require a very particular environment to thrive, and it’s important you have a veterinarian experienced in their care to help. We see a wide variety of pets, so if your companion is something smaller—or a little more exotic—than a cat or dog, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
We understand that a pet is part of the family. Our goal is to provide each one with a long, healthy and happy life. The day your pet enters our hospital it becomes part of our family too. From new puppy and kittens to graying seniors, we are there every step of the way. Our comprehensive suite of veterinary services ensures that every aspect of their wellbeing is given the excellent care they deserve.