small animal services  Rexburg, ID

Small Animals

Small Animal Medicine refers to the treatment and diagnosis of smaller animals, such as dogs and cats but also many other species of animals.

Our staff is highly trained and experienced in how to care for small animals like dogs and cats, as well as exotic and pocket pets. Working with animals is our passion and we strive to provide the highest level of care possible for your pets.

Advanced Digital X-rays  Rexburg, ID

Advanced Digital X-rays

At Upper Valley Veterinary Clinic in Rexburg, ID , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.

In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.

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Allergy Testing  Rexburg, ID

Allergy Testing

Dogs and cats can be allergic to almost anything, similar to allergies in people. Pets can be allergic to allergens in their household environment, outside environment, or even their food. Symptoms can range from itchiness and ear or eye infections to constant licking, and even vomiting or diarrhea. Many pets suffer from allergies which can directly affect their quality of life, as well as their owner’s.

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Behavior Management  Rexburg, ID

Behavior Management

We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners are faced with. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners, so it is our goal to work with you towards a solution.

There are many behaviors that can be negative or destructive, and many pet owners feel helpless in bringing peace to their home. We want you to know that we are here to help, and that undesirable behaviors can be corrected.

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Everyone needs a place to hang his collar, even if it’s just for a little while! We offer a safe, comfortable, affordable environment for animals that, for whatever reason, must be away from their human companions from time to time.

Dogs, cats and pocket pets are kenneled in a climate controlled area. Our kennels allow visual contact with our staff throughout the day. As time permits, our staff will interact with your pets. Our boarded pets are not locked away in a separate room. Dogs are walked three times a day in our exercise yard. Horses and cattle can be boarded on a limited short-term basis.

Checking In and Checking Out.     Pets may be admitted and released from our boarding facilities during our regular business hours, which are Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays 8:00 am to Noon. We are closed on Sundays.

Boarding Rates.     Give us a call at (208) 356-4271 for current rates. We do offer day boarding. We can give medications to your pet, when needed while they are staying with us, for an extra fee. If we feed the food you provide we will discount your boarding fee.

Food.     We feed Science Diet Adult food to our boarding pets. If your pet has special dietary needs or if you prefer to have us feed your own food, our staff will do so.  Please provide our staff with the food and specific written instructions.

Grooming while Boarding.     We offer discounted grooming while your pet is here boarding. We try to schedule the grooming so your pet can go home fresh and refreshed at the end of his/her stay. Please ask us about this service if you are interested so that we can get your pet scheduled to visit our “pet beauty parlor” while they are staying with us.

Vaccinations.     For the safety of your pet and our staff, we require proof of vaccinations by a veterinarian. Acceptable proof of vaccines includes faxed medical records, invoices, or signed vaccine certificates. We also accept phone confirmation direct from the veterinary clinic where the pet was vaccinated. If you do not have current vaccine information for your pet, we can give the immunizations for you while they are here.

Dogs:  Must be current on Parvovirus, Distemper, Advenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, and Leptospira (DA2PLP), Rabies, and Bordetella (Kennel Cough).
Cats: Must be current on Distemper, Calcivirus, Rhinotracheitis, Leukemia, and Rabies.
Other Pets and Livestock: Please call and get current information for your pet.

Reservations.     We do require you to call and set up a boarding reservation. You can reach us at (208) 356-4271. We board on a limited basis. Holiday reservations fill early. The holidays our business is closed include President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day, and the half days before and including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For some holidays we do have a waiting list in case of cancellations.

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Reproduction  Rexburg, ID


We offer all types of assistance with reproduction and breeding, from semen collection to vaginal cytology so you know when the best breeding day will be. We offer artificial insemination (AI) as well as assistance with natural breeding.

We can check for pregnancy with ultrasound and are able to determine the number of puppies fairly accurately on late term radiographs (safe for mom and the pups!) so you know exactly what to expect. We are of course ready to help if you have questions about any part of whelping, and will be close by in case of emergency. We are here to help you succeed.

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C-Section  Rexburg, ID


We are highly skilled when it comes to c-sections for breeds such as English Bulldogs, Frenchies and Pugs. These breeds have large heads that can become stuck in the mother’s birth canal.

Over 80% of bulldog litters are delivered by c-section, and because of their body type certain breeds will typically need a c-section to give birth, or whelp.

That’s why we are proud to have expert surgeons who are knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to performing c-sections on these breeds. As a pet owner you want the best for your pet, and that is what our surgeons provide.

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Dental Care  Rexburg, ID

Dental Care

Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.

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Dermatology  Rexburg, ID


Your pets’ skin is the largest organ of the body. Allergies, parasites, infections, autoimmune diseases and cancers can all affect your pet’s skin.

We offer specific diagnostic tests like allergy testing, fungal testing, cultures and biopsies, along with the most cutting edge treatments to ensure the health of your pets’ skin.

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Emergency & Urgent Care  Rexburg, ID

Emergency and Urgent Care

Our staff is dedicated and well trained to handle emergencies of all types. If you’re experiencing an emergency, please call us immediately. Our team of professionals will be able to determine the best course of action for your pet.

Geriatric Care  Rexburg, ID

Geriatric Care

Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work becomes even more critical.

Annual exams and blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us valuable information about your pet’s health. We understand the changes your pet will have as they become older, and we also know the importance of keeping your pet healthy as they enter their golden years.

Please call us today at (208) 356-4271 to learn more about caring for your senior pet.

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We are happy to provide grooming services for our clientele. Our groomer is willing to work with you to help you obtain the perfect hair cut for your best friend! Call today to set up an appointment.


  • Shave Your Dog
  • Bathe Your Dog
  • Brush Your Dog

Our groomer grooms by breed, but will also do a shave down when requested. She is one of the few dog groomers in the Rexburg area who will do the larger breed dogs such as Collies, Labs, Standard Poodles, and Airedales. It is not uncommon during busy times for us to groom 25 or more dogs a week.


Our groomer’s experience is not limited to dogs. She shaves, bathes, and brushes cats too. As with most animals, cats need to be cleaned and groomed for a good healthy life with you.

  • Shave Your Cat
  • Bathe Your Cat
  • Brush Your Cat


  • Early drop off
  • Medicated Baths
  • Grooming (Pre-Boarding)
  • Grooming (Post-Boarding)
  • Ear infection Treatment by a Veterinarian while here
  • Well-health Exams & Vaccinations by a Veterinarian while here

We offer early drop off for your grooming convenience (7:30 am – 5:00 pm weekdays).

Our groomer will do medicated baths and can have our veterinarians treat your pet for problems such as ear infections or well-health exams and vaccinations while they are here.

With a scheduled appointment we have grooming available for your pet just before it goes home from boarding.

We are pleased to be able to offer these excellent services to our clients in Southeastern Idaho. Feel free to contact us today with any of questions about our pet grooming services in Rexburg.

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Health Certificates  Rexburg, ID

Health Certificates

If you want to travel internationally with your pet, you need to plan ahead. Since each country is different, you will have to contact the embassy or consulate where you are going to find out what you need to do.

Though every country has different requirements, most require a health certificate that is done by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. Luckily, we have a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are not a client, you need to make sure you bring your pets’ records in with you to the examination.

At the time of your pets’ examination, we will go over the forms that you need. There are times when we will have to run some tests to ensure that your pet is healthy enough for travel. We may also have to treat your pet prior to traveling.

You will always need a health certificate and proof of vaccination. You may also need a microchip and blood tests. Many countries require that your pet get treated for parasites prior to travel. You may also need certificates for the airplane ride.

Since each country is different and we can’t stay up to date will all of the changes in each one, it is important that you call ahead and know what you need. Then, we will make sure that your pet is all ready to go!

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Hospice and Euthanasia  Rexburg, ID

Hospice and Euthanasia

Saying goodbye to your pet can be extremely difficult. The process can be emotionally and mentally draining. We don’t want you to be alone at the end stages of a pets’ life, and we promise to do everything we can to make it easier on you and your pet. Most of all, we promise to treat each case with compassionate and understanding care.

Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize a pet, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. But every pet owner is inevitably faced with making that tough decision, and we want to be there alongside you to aid in any way we can.

If you have special requests, please let us know and we will be sure to accommodate them. Dealing with the end of a pets’ life is never easy, but we want to do whatever we can to make the process less difficult.

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In-House Laboratory  Rexburg, ID

In-House Laboratory

We are very proud of our laboratory. We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too! We are able to run heartworm tests, leukemia and FIV tests, and full blood work for those who are interested in it. There are also many other tests we offer our patients.

The best part of being able to run laboratory tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets much sooner than if we had to send the blood work out to another laboratory. Whenever your pets are not feeling well, we can offer you results and a diagnosis in minutes instead of making you wait a day (or more) for the results.

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Laser Therapy  Rexburg, ID

Laser Therapy

We are proud to announce we are now offering laser therapy, an innovative new way to treat pain and inflammation in pets. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects such as improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Multiple studies have shown laser therapy can help with a variety of problems including arthritis, joint pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains, dog/cat bites, feline acne/asthma, hotspots, post trauma/surgery pain, hip dysplasia, lick granulomas and snake/bug bites.

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Onsite Diagnostics  Rexburg, ID

Onsite Diagnostics

We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets’ condition or illness better. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.

Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully and provide a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. We use many tools such as radiology, lab tests, and various other equipment and tests.

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Microchipping  Rexburg, ID


At Upper Valley Veterinary Clinic, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.

But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.

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Nutritional Counseling  Rexburg, ID

Nutritional Counseling

Upper Valley Veterinary Clinic offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Rexburg, ID and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet or would like more information about your pet’s nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.

Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.

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Orthopedic Surgery  Rexburg, ID

Orthopedic Surgery

We offer a variety of solutions and treatments for your pets’ orthopedic issues. We understand that orthopedic problems can be a big challenge for both pets and pet owners so we are dedicated to working with you and communicating with you throughout the process.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our orthopedic capabilities or how we can care for your pet, please contact us today at (208) 356-4271.

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Parasite Prevention  Rexburg, ID

Parasite Prevention

The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.

At Upper Valley Veterinary Clinic, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.

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Pain Management  Rexburg, ID

Pain Management

Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.

We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.

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Pharmacy  Rexburg, ID


It is our goal to provide you with complete veterinary care in a professional and accessible atmosphere. That is why we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pets’ prescription needs.

Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pets’ medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.

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Preventative Care  Rexburg, ID

Preventative Care

We believe the best way to promote overall health is through preventative care. Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pets’ health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems.

We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often health problems that go undetected can become more severe issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.

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Puppy & Kitten Care  Rexburg, ID

Puppy and Kitten Care

Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Upper Valley Veterinary Clinic, we are here to help you with your new addition.

First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.

We are also here to help you raise him or her to become a well-behaved and healthy adult by discussing many topics with you. Our friendly staff is well prepared to discuss vaccinations, nutrition, behavior, socialization, neutering, and much more! No question is off limits so please bring any questions along to your appointment. We are here to help you succeed at raising a good pet!
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Rehabilitation Therapy  Rexburg, ID

Rehabilitation Therapy

If your dog has recently had surgery or been injured, one of the best ways to improve muscle mass and hasten your pets’ recovery is with physical therapy. Our knowledgeable staff can direct you in providing safe, muscle building exercises for your pet. These exercises may range from simple sit-to-stands to more progressive activities targeting specific muscles or groups of muscles. Whether your pet has had surgery to repair a cruciate ligament and requires rehabilitation therapy, requires passive range of motion after a back injury, or needs specific stretches for muscle sprains and strains, our staff is ready to work with you to develop a physical therapy program for your pets’ recovery.

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Spay and Neuter  Rexburg, ID

Spay and Neuter

When is my pet old enough to be spayed or neutered? Vets are often asked this question, especially when vaccinating puppies and kittens. No one wants to be surprised with an unexpected litter! Spay is the common term for surgically sterilizing female animals while the word neuter refers to males.


Many clinics now perform spaying and neutering at about four months (16 weeks) of age.  Newer generations of anesthetic drugs allow us to safely do surgeries at a younger age.  When you spay or neuter while young, it is less stressful to the animal than waiting until they reach sexual maturity.  Many clinics now offer laser surgery which reduces post-surgical pain and speeds recovery time.

If you find that your pet is unexpectedly in their first heat cycle, surgery can still be done but it is more complicated, risky, and expensive.  If you schedule the surgery at four months of age, you can avoid the possibility of ending up with a young pet in heat or pregnant inappropriately.  Should you choose to have surgery performed during this time, your veterinarian can give you recommendations, advice, and aftercare instructions about surgery.


There are some definite advantages to spaying or neutering early.  Besides avoiding the risk of pregnancy, future cancer of the mammary glands are reduced by up to 80%.  Male animals are less aggressive and less likely to be injured while roaming or fighting.  Urine spraying to mark territory is also reduced.

Spay and neuter surgeries can be performed on pets older than four to six months.  The advantage of early surgery are past, but the surgery can still be performed safely.  Animals that have been used for breeding are often spayed or neutered when they are older and no more offspring are desired.  In some cases, such as when there is cancer or infection of the reproductive organs, surgery must be performed on an older pet to save its life.

The best time to spay or neuter a pet may vary with the individual animal or its circumstances and health status.  It is best to have the animal examined and to consult with your veterinarian about the best time to have surgery performed.

Spay and neuter services in Rexburg are available for your pets and animals at Upper Valley Veterinary Clinic. Give us a call today at (208) 356-4271 to schedule an appointment today to meet with our veterinarian.

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Ultrasound  Rexburg, ID


Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.

We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.

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Vaccinations  Rexburg, ID


At Upper Valley Veterinary Clinic in Rexburg, ID , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.

It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.

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Wellness Exams  Rexburg, ID

Wellness Exams

At Upper Valley Veterinary Clinic in Rexburg, ID , we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.

Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets’ health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!

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