We are a full service companion animal hospital with a commitment to providing high quality veterinary care to our patients. Our services are designed to provide routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and prevention of disease, and complete medical and surgical care as the need arises.
We understand that pets are family members and we are dedicated to providing quality health care to your pet. We can provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures at our hospital and when necessary we work closely with local referral and specialty practices to make sure that your pet gets the best care available. We like to think of ourselves as your pet's "family doctor". We are not an emergency or specialty practice, but we are fortunate to have practices nearby that specialize in emergency medicine as well as other disciplines and can provide coverage 24 hours daily every day of the week. It is Dr Marcoux's belief that practicing emergency medicine and other specialties requires equipment and staffing that is impossible for most veterinary practices to provide. If called upon we will do our best to provide your pet with emergency services until they can be transferred to an emergency facility.
We have chosen to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. The AAHA was founded in 1933 and is the only association that provides voluntary accreditation to companion animal hospitals. We are one of 3000 traditional hospitals and numerous referral hospitals in the United States and Canada that have made a commitment to meeting the highest standards of veterinary care. Our practice has been successfully evaluated by an AAHA practice consultant on approximately 900 standards that directly correlate to the care we provide to your pet. We have been accredited since 1986 and have undergone inspections every 3 years since our initial accreditation. These standards are periodically reviewed and updated to ensure that they remain consistent with changes in veterinary medicine and technology.
Dr Marcoux purchased what was then called Lawrence-Methuen Animal Hospital in 1978. There has been a long history of Veterinary Medicine being practiced in this building. Drs Moulthrop and Yeomans established a mixed animal Veterinary Practice here in the 1920s. Dr Martin Hoffman purchased the building from Dr Yeomans in the 1950's. Dr Marcoux was told this building used to house a carriage repair shop before it became an animal hospital. Because it is an older building, that was not initially built to house an animal hospital, the building has undergone multiple renovations. Despite the fact that we practice in an older building we are very well equipped with the latest technology. We have digital conventional X-ray, digital dental X-ray, and completely computerized medical records which are not found in the majority of veterinary practices in the United States. We employ pulse oximetry monitors, continuous blood pressure monitors, continuous ECG monitors and core body temperature monitors on all of our surgical procedures so that we may provide our patients with the safest anesthetic and surgical experience possible. We also utilize warm water circulating thermal blankets on all of our surgical procedures and we have a Bair Hugger warming system that utilizes warm air to warm patients when needed. We also have a very well equipped dental procedure room with high and low speed dental drills. All of our doctors and staff attend regular continuing education conferences so that we can keep up to date on all the latest technologies and procedures.
Our goal is to be your family veterinarian. Dr Marcoux has been practicing Veterinary Medicine since 1975 and is now seeing some third generation clients. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr Micheal Burke has been with Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital since January of 2010. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsyvania. Dr Rebecca Mandeville received her undergraduate degree from Colby College and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. We strive to provide good veterinary care to your pet. We know that there will sometimes be financial constraints that will not always allow us to do as much as we would like for your pet. Please remember that our job is to look out for your pet's health. It is your job to determine what level of care you can afford to provide. We understand that not all of our clients can afford the highest level of care and we will do our best to treat your pets with the resources that are made available to us. If there is a level of care that we cannot provide we will guide you to a facility that can provide that level of care. There are now specialty practices in veterinary medicine that can provide a level of care comparable to that of human medicine.
If you have any questions or concerns please bring them to the attention of anyone on our staff. Our job is to try and keep your pet healthy.