About Pinebrook Animal Hospital

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Our Mission

Our doctors and staff are service-oriented, compassionate, and devoted to giving superior care to your pets. We promise to always serve you efficiently and readily.

Our Story

After tiring of practicing medicine in an all too rushed 10 doctor practice, Dr. Dubil opened Pinebrook Animal Hospital in 2012 with the aim of giving each appointment ample time to nurture the doctor-client-patient bond. At Pinebrook, we believe this relationship has become lost in our fast-paced society. Our boutique-style hospital atmosphere reflects the comforts of home while giving excellent care, from the moment you walk in and are greeted by a friendly face until the moment you leave.

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We are an AAHA-certified veterinary hospital in beautiful Park City, Utah that focuses on Fear Free interactions with your pets. We proudly serve the pets of Pinebrook, Jeremy Ranch, Summit Park, Kimball Junction, Snyderville, Emigration Canyon, Old Town Park City, and beyond. Easily book an appointment for your pet using our online system!

Pinebrook Animal Hospital Veterinary Services

We offer these cutting-edge diagnostics to better serve you and help your pet live the longest, fullest, most healthy life possible. That is our priority at Pinebrook for your furry family member.

Wellness Care
To assess your pet’s health, our veterinarian will do a number of things. First, they will take a complete medical history, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions with you. Then they will conduct a head-to-toe examination and give vaccinations (based upon your pet’s lifestyle) and discuss current nutrition recommendations. Wellness labwork will be collected, including parasite testing is also an integral part of the annual exam to make sure that your pet is healthy beyond what the eye can see. These labs include a complete blood cell count to make sure your pet is not anemic and doesn’t have any infections, a chemistry panel to make sure organ function is normal (kidney, liver, and electrolytes), and parasite testing (heartworms, intestinal parasites, and tick-borne diseases) to make sure he is disease-free. Last, the doctor will spend time answering all of your questions and going over any new information that is relevant for your fluffy friend.

Plan on arriving on time and spending about half an hour to 45 minutes in these exams. We have a lot to talk about! During the first seven years of your pet’s life, we like to see your pet once a year. As they age and have more health concerns, sometimes needing more care, we like to see your pet at least twice a year.

Hospice Care
Hospice care aims to meet the physical and mental needs of a pet faced with a life-limiting illness. It begins the moment a pet is diagnosed with a terminal condition and the family has decided not to pursue aggressive, curative therapies. Pet hospice focuses on caring, not curing. We understand that serious illness profoundly impacts not only the patient but the family as well. Our goal is to promote a caring community sensitive to the entire family’s needs, while also providing excellent care for a comfortable and full end of life.
Dental Care
We perform not only periodontal probing to find problem areas but also take digital dental x-rays for a complete assessment. Digital dental x-rays help us assess your pet’s oral health. In fact, two-thirds of our pets’ teeth are under the gumline and are not visible. X-rays show us what is under the gingiva which we cannot see. Studies have shown that without x-raying a pet’s mouth, 75% of significant dental problems are missed in our pets. When was the last time your pet had dental x-rays?

Digital dental radiographs allow assessment of the teeth (fractures or internal disease), the surrounding soft tissues (periodontal disease, stomatitis, cysts, draining tracts, abscesses, fistulas, tumors), the joints (TMI or mandibular symphysis), and the bone (jaw fractures). Digital x-rays can also reveal subgingival (under the gums) foreign objects, cysts, and tumors.

In order to ensure that the anesthetic dental procedure is as safe as possible, Pinebrook Animal hospital does several things. First, labs are run to make sure there are no last-minute problems that we need to know about, like an infection or kidney problems. Secondly, we run an EKG to make sure there are no heartbeat abnormalities before starting anesthesia. In addition, we place an IV to make sure we can have access to the bloodstream to administer saline and just in case we need to give an emergency medication. These costs, as well as the digital x-rays, are reflected in the base cost of the dental cleaning. If, however, we discover after taking x-rays that your pet needs some infected or abscessed teeth extracted, those costs will be additional, and we will inform you as to those costs.

We do everything to make your pet’s stay at our hospital comfortable, as well as sending home appropriate pain and antibiotic medication when necessary. If you are not sure if your pet needs a dental cleaning, please schedule a no-charge evaluation of their teeth so we can decide what their mouth needs!

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. Please contact us today to learn more about our hospice and euthanasia services.

There are many diseases and abnormalities that can cause the heart to not pump as well as it should, which means that heart diseases can affect your pet all day, every day, dramatically affecting your pets’ quality of life. We offer screening tests for heart murmurs, congenital abnormalities, and cardiac diseases that show up later in life, as well as specific cardiac tests such as echocardiograms and electrocardiograms.

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart, which allows your pets’ veterinarian to measure how thick the heart’s muscular walls are, how well the heart contracts, and how well the valves are working. Your pets’ veterinarian can also prescribe the appropriate medications after a successful diagnosis to keep your pets’ heart as healthy as possible. Some symptoms of diseases of the heart may include exercise intolerance, lethargy, collapse, and difficulty breathing. It is important for your pet to see the veterinarian if your pet has any of these symptoms.

Internal Medicine
Your pet’s health includes having healthy functioning internal organs. These organs can become diseased or damaged due to injury or hereditary factors. Veterinary internal medicine is involved with the diagnosis and treatment of your pet’s internal organs.

Being inside the animal’s body, damage and other symptoms of diseased or injured internal organs are often not visible. Plus, our pets are unable to alert us when they are suffering pain or other symptoms of internal organ problems. This is why periodic head-to-tail preventive care exams and good nutrition, especially in the case of older pets, are an important part of ensuring a long and healthy life for your pet.

Thanks to advances in modern veterinary medicine, we have numerous ways to diagnose and treat internal organ problems in pets. Our diagnostic tools and procedures, along with state-of-the-art laboratory techniques, make it possible to monitor and diagnose what is happening medically inside your pet without having to resort to exploratory surgery.

We want you to get your medications and products from reputable, trusted suppliers, so we have stocked our pharmacy with a huge inventory of quality brands and products that are properly stored under optimal conditions.

We carry popular items like flea and tick preventatives, as well as, heartworm preventatives and other medications. If you have any questions or want to learn more about our pharmacy, please contact us today.

Puppy & Kitten Care
Puppies and kittens are given vaccines typically start at about 8 weeks of age as the protective antibodies from their mother start to decline. These vaccinations are then boostered every 3-4 weeks until 16-20 weeks of age. In addition to vaccines, we test the stool of these furry babies to make sure they don’t have any parasites, as well as deworm them when we see them and start their parasite and heartworm prevention. We also talk about the needs of puppies and kittens: training, nutrition, spaying, and neutering, as well as any questions you may have. Pinebrook Animal Hospital offers Puppy and Kitten Wellness Plans that encompass all of these services at a discounted fee until they are done with their boosters.

Puppy Vaccinations

  • Distemper combination (DHPP)
  • Leptospira
  • Bordetella
  • Influenza
  • Rabies
  • Microchip (at time of spay or neuter, or earlier)

We recommend spaying and neutering your dog between 6-12 months of age, depending on breed.

Kitten Vaccinations

  • Distemper/upper respiratory (FVRCP)
  • Feline leukemia
  • Rabies
  • Microchip (at time of spay or neuter, or earlier)

We recommend spaying or neutering your cat around 6 months of age.

With the advances in digital x-ray technology, we can now manipulate the digital images that we take off a pet’s systems to see what is wrong. This has allowed us to detect things like hairline fractures and orthopedic conditions that were previously not visible.

Radiology (x-rays) is routinely used to provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). It can be used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of possible causes for a pet’s condition, identify the exact cause of a problem or rule out possible problems.

The use of radiology is safe, and our entire staff is highly trained. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of medical care possible, and this is just one of the many ways we achieve that.

Spay & Neuter
Spaying or neutering reduces the risk of:

Uterine disease
Known as pyometra, this potentially life-threatening condition in which there is an infection in the uterus, can be very expensive to treat. It is 100% preventable if your female is spayed.

Mammary tumors (breast cancer)
Over one-half of all mammary tumors are cancerous and can spread to other areas of the body in an unspayed female. Early spaying, prior to your female beginning her first heat cycle, reduces the incidence of this type of tumor formation to zero.

Testicular problems and cancer
This cancer, as well as prostatitis (an infection causing swelling of the prostate), can be avoided with early neutering. Benign prostatic hypertrophy, where the prostate grows in size and causes pain and trouble urinating is also eliminated in the neutered dog.

Behavioral problems
Unwanted behaviors, such as dominance aggression, marking territory, and wandering, can be avoided with spaying or neutering.

There are more puppies and kittens in shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized. Spaying and neutering your pets can help reduce the number of animals in need of homes.

Our veterinary team takes every precaution so that your pet receives the highest-quality care. We perform a physical exam and pre-anesthetic testing before surgery, monitor your pet during surgery and provide appropriate pain medication to keep your pet comfortable during recovery.

Making sure our patients remain safe during surgery and other medical procedures is extremely important to us. Our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians is skilled in using anesthesia and monitoring patients to ensure their safety and provide the most comfortable experience. Anesthesia and patient monitoring vary greatly from clinic to clinic. You can be confident that we use the most effective and up-to-date protocols. The type of anesthesia we use depends on the procedure. Some require general anesthesia, while others may only call for local anesthesia. We also closely monitor every procedure, regardless of whether it’s routine or more advanced.

We will communicate with you about the things you need to know before, during, and after your pets’ surgery. It is our goal to make the entire process go smoothly and to eliminate the stress and worry of surgical procedures. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. This means that when we perform ultrasonography, we can see internal images of the patient’s body. Unlike some other imaging studies, like x-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation. Instead, ultrasonography uses high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body. Ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases.
Behavioral Counseling
Pets can have a wide variety of behavioral issues, from simple house training problems to severe anxiety and aggression issues. This is where we come in. We are qualified and experienced in diagnosing and addressing behavior problems with an approach that combines skills from veterinary clinical medicine, behavioral medicine, and pet training. As you learn to communicate with your pet, you’ll watch your bond grow over time.