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Full Service Veterinary Care For Your Pets!



Full Service Veterinary Care For Your Pets!

At Smith Veterinary Hospital, we are dedicated to taking care of your pets and animal friends.  Our veterinarians are some of the finest in the area.  Smith Veterinary Hospital offers you and your pet high quality, affordable veterinary care and surgery.



Our thanks to all of you who donated to our


We received 400 pounds of food which we donated to the animal shelter and $1,000.00 worth of toys!




Modern Facilities


We offer progressive veterinary medicine in a modern facility with state-of-the-art medical equipment and treatment options.  We stress preventative medicine to protect your pet from potential health problems.


We also provide pain management to ensure that your pet will enjoy the best possible quality of life. Smith Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to helping your four-legged friends maintain a long, healthy and happy life!




We Care About Your Pets


We are a full service Veterinary Hospital facility. Our veterinary services include microchip location technology, X-ray, surgery and an in-house laboratory.


Click Here for our Veterinary Services




Veterinary Care For ALL Your Pets!



Dr. Erin Sanders will advise you on the care and treatment of your

pocket pets, reptiles and exotics.



CLICK HERE for a copy of

“Quick Facts About Reptiles & Amphibians”



Meet Our Staff


The talented, experienced and compassionate doctors and staff of Smith Veterinary Hospital are dedicated to providing you and your pet with the very finest in veterinary health care.


CLICK HERE to meet our

Veterinary Staff


Dr. Sanders and Abbott





What’s Normal For Your Pet?


Pulse Rates

(beats per minute)


Small dog (<30lbs)

100-160 bpm


Medium to large dog (30+lbs)—60-100 bpm


Cats—160-220 bpm

Breathing Rates

(breaths per minute)


Dogs: 10-30 bpm

(up to 200 pants/minute)


Cats: 20-30 bpm

(up to 300 pants/minute)



Body Temperatures


Dog: 100.2-102.8 F

Cat: 100.5-102.5 F

Ferrets 100-104

Rabbits 101-104

Chinchilllas 98.6-100.4

Pulse Rates


Ferrets 200-400

Rabbits 130-325

Rats 310-500

Guinea Pigs 240-310

Chinchillas 100-150

Respiratory Rates


Ferrets 33-36

Rabbits 30-60

Rats 70-146




Got A Great Picture Of Your Pet?


Visit our online Pet Gallery

to meet some of our favorite friends!


CLICK HERE to put your pet’s

photo on our gallery.






Visit our Rainbow Bridge where we pay tribute to our pet companions we have lost.







Smith Veterinary Hospital is located at

330 West Avenue I,  Lancaster, CA 93534

CLICK HERE for complete contact information

January 24, 2011 - Posted by | av exotic pets, av full service veterinary, av pet care, av reptiles, av veterinary hospital | , , , ,

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