Oak Knoll Animal Hospital has been a St. Louis Park landmark for more than 30 years. One thing that has remained constant during that time is the overwhelming spirit of compassionate care that's a part of everything we do.
The medical staff at Oak Knoll is trained to practice the most current treatments available in veterinary medicine today. And they do it all with the same level of care that Oak Knoll Animal Hospital has always been known for.
From routine wellness exams to complex laser surgery, Oak Knoll Animal Hospital is still St. Louis Park's best choice for state of the art medical care combined with friendly, compassionate service.
We look forward to proving that to you!
The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine has implemented a new law regarding controlled substances. Veterinary Practices are required to do a Mandatory Identification Check on all people picking up Opioids / Controlled Substances. A valid ID would consist of a Driver’s License, Military ID or Passport. Effective immediately, Oak Knoll Animal Hospital will be checking identification of anyone picking up controlled substance prescriptions for a patient, and documenting accordingly in that patient's medical record.
Dogs that test positive for heartworm disease are treated with a series of injections that kill heartworms. The immature heartworms are killed with an oral dose of Ivermectin. During the treatment, owners are advised to keep the dog very quiet, with no strenuous exercise, which could hinder recovery and exacerbate the clinical signs of illness. We prescribe an antibiotic and prednisone to decrease inflammation as well to treat Wohlbachia, a parasite that often accompanies adult heartworms. Other medications are prescribed based on the degree of damage to the heart and blood vessels sustained as a result of infection. Cats are generally treated with a combination of prednisone, and a bronchodilator.
Written by: Becky Josephs, DVM
Keeping Your Pets Safe in Cold Weather
Most of us know about warm-weather related health hazards when it comes to our pets, but colder weather comes with its own set of potential problems. To insure your furry friends can enjoy our Minnesota winter, here are some tips to keep them safe and healthy this season:
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The numbers of ticks and tick transmitted diseases are on the rise in Minnesota and throughout the U.S. The SNAP 4DX test allows our staff to perform your dog's annual heartworm test as well as screen for exposure to 3 of the more common tick borne diseases in MN - Lyme, Anaplasma and Ehrillichia. Oak Knoll has offered this test for many years in lieu of a standard heartworm test, and many clients have taken advantage of this more comprehensive care option. Now we have been able to procure better pricing on this test and are excited to announce that in 2019 we are using this test exclusively for our annual heartworm testing. Those clients who have already been taking advantage of the test will be pleased at its lower cost. For those new to the test, take comfort in knowing we are providing optimal medical care for your dog. Please don't hesitate to call with any questions. We look forward to keeping your pets healthy in 2019 and beyond!
The staff at Oak Knoll Animal Hospital
I really like how you are open past 5pm. I work 7am-5pm. So the main reason I come was location, hours & reviews on Yelp.com. I did review you on that website saying how happy I am with the service I received. What I loved the most is even though my cat needed surgery, I said I only have this amount of money and you listened to my request. I appreciate that and the extra mile your staff went. I have honestly never been happier with a vet clinic. I will highly recommend this place.
...They understand my crazy, pleaseseelucythisminute frantic calls. They treat her so well, coo at her just like I do, and make me feel comfortable leaving her for her various stomach pumps, surgery's, teeth cleanings and shots. The prices are reasonable and the staff is amazing!
I'm so grateful you were able to fit me in immediately. The situation would have only deteriorated if we'd had to wait. You have set up an extremely pet-centric business model. I hope it's successful so you can continue to offer this kind of exceptional care. P.S., results were immediate for us and I have my doggy back
"This is a long overdue thank you to the dedicated and caring staff at Oak Knoll Animal Hospital, who have treated our 2 dear miniature schnauzers, who are now waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge, and currently our little rescue girl, a Yorkshire Terrier - Pomeranian mix. In particular, we’d like to acknowledge Dr. Smith, a veterinarian who offers the right combination of professional expertise, honest opinions, and compassion. In August 2013 we were on vacation in British Columbia when we received a call from our son that our sweet miniature schnauzer was having seizures. Throughout the next couple of days, until we could get home, Dr. Smith was in constant contact with us by phone, and even drove our little girl to a 24 hour emergency veterinary center, going above and beyond his responsibilities. We are grateful to Dr. Smith and the Oak Knoll staff, and will continue to put our trust of our beloved furry family members in their hands."
Wow! So kind and genuine, we could tell that your staff loves their work! We were also pleasantly surprised at how reasonable prices were; it's clear that you keep health for pets affordable
I really appreciated being able to get an appointment right away. The doctor was very friendly, helped me understand the issues, and was great with my cat.