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Advanced Pet Care in Colonial Heights, VA

VetXpress Services

Advanced Pet Care

When your pet needs more than routine care, vetXpress is here for you. We offer advanced pet services for the additional needs of your pet. You can learn more about these services below.

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Pain Management

We take pain management for your pet very seriously at vetXpress, and we’re always looking for new and improved ways to give veterinary procedures that are less painful for your pet.

As a result, we have equipment that not only gives improved treatment with less discomfort, but also focuses on alternative pain reduction options for our pet patients. In addition to novel pain drugs, modern veterinary medicine has made significant progress in producing tools and supplements that allow us to treat pet medical problems more efficiently while lowering or eliminating the discomfort associated with the treatment.

Since your pet’s comfort and well-being are important, we will continue to keep pain management in the forefront of our ongoing efforts to provide the highest quality of service for the highest quality of life in your pets.

Chronic Disease Management
The first step in chronic disease management is diagnosis. Diagnostics like blood and urine tests help to determine if all body systems are functioning as they should. They also screen for genetic and breed-specific health issues and check for chronic conditions like kidney and liver disease. Early detection and treatment of chronic disease are critical to helping your pet live a long, healthy life with your family. Early management of chronic or age-related conditions is less costly and risky than emergency treatment once the disease progresses. We will help keep your pet happy and feeling good while battling their chronic issues.
Hospice Care

Hospice exists to provide support and care for patients in the last phases of an incurable disease, or at the natural end of life. Hospice definitely incorporates all of palliative care; and is defined as a philosophy, a specialized program of care, and in some instances, an actual place for the dying.

Hospice recognizes dying as a normal process, whether or not resulting from disease, and sees the end of life as an opportunity for growth. Hospice exists in the belief that patients in the last phases of life deserve this care so that they might live as fully and comfortably as possible. Through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, patients and their families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to them.

At vetXpress, we are here to help you help your pet during this difficult time and make sure they are as comfortable as possible in their final days.


Our team understands that this may be one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever have to make. Rest assured that most pet owners struggle with this decision, and it’s not one you’ll have to make alone. We’ll be by your side for as much time as you need to go over options and talk it through. Euthanasia is a peaceful and virtually pain-free process, but it is best to understand what will occur and how your pet’s body may react. Knowing these things may help you make your decision regarding euthanasia, and make the process less traumatic for you.

Being animal lovers and owners ourselves, we understand how hard it is to weigh the condition of your pet and his or her quality of life. We will take the time to discuss with you the physical and emotional factors involved in making end-of-life decisions and will give you the time you need to consider your pet’s unique situation.

If you decide that euthanasia is necessary, we will provide a quiet and comfortable place and will make the process as peaceful and painless as possible.

The decision to euthanize a pet is a difficult one, and we completely understand what you’re going through. It is helpful to prepare yourself for it, if possible, by becoming informed and making choices regarding the logistics ahead of time. We can help with that. It is important to have one or more friends or family members you can talk to and spend time with both prior to and after the euthanasia. The decision to be present during euthanasia is a personal one, and you need to do what is best for you.

If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to reach out. Our team is with you every single step of the way.