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Forward Booking

When you gone to your Dentist or to your Doctor visits and the staff asked you about your next appointment? A year from now? That is just too far out! At first you may think that you have no idea what you will be doing in a year, but let's face it:
We are ALL busy and we all FORGET to schedule our appointments.

This is no different for our pets. Have you run into that situation where you are going out of town in a few days and your pet needs their vaccines updated before they can be boarded? Or has your senior pet needed their semi-annual visit and it wasn't on your calendar already?           This is how Forward Booking can help!  You will not have to worry about when your pet's next annual appointment is because it will be scheduled a year in advance. You also have the piece of mind that we will send you a reminder a month before and confirm your appointment the week that they are due. If you need to change the date and time, we can help you with that as well. 

Pet Dental Care at Hazel Dell

What happens when your pet comes in for a dental cleaning here at Hazel Dell Animal Hospital?
During an Exam:

 The first step for when your pet might need a dental cleaning is for one of our doctors to perform an annual exam.  It can be difficult for owners to recognize periodontal disease in their pet, but not all pets need a cleaning every year. Most dogs will need a cleaning every 1-3 years and periodontal disease not only shows up above the gum line, but below the gum line too.  Dental disease may also be noticed when your pet comes in for reasons other than their annual exam. 
The night before: To minimize the risk for anesthetic complications we ask that you to pick up your pet’s food bowl, at 8pm. Then, tuck everyone into bed and get a good night’s sleep before coming in to drop them off for their procedure.  In the morning you’ll pick up their water bowl too.

Meet Kourtney

Kourtney joined HDAH in January of 2014. She brings with her over 13 years of veterinary experience. Kourtney started in the veterinary field at the age of 15. She grew up in Carmel and graduated in 2010 from Purdue University with a degree in Biology, but knew Veterinary Medicine is where she wanted to stay. She currently works here and at Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Fishers. 

She has worked in both general and emergency practices. Kourtney and Jonathon live in Carmel, where she shares her home with two Standard Poodles, George and Rebel, a cat named Sonora and a cockatiel named Norman. In her spare time, Kourtney enjoys seeing movies, swimming and walking her dogs.

Winter Weight

Purrrr! It’s Cold Outside!

During the winter months some pets may acquire “winter weight”. We as pet parents usually see these extra couple of pounds because although we do not exercise our pets as much in the winter, we continue to feed them the same amount of food year round. So how can we avoid this and keep our pets safe from extreme temperatures? Here are a few tips and tricks to keep the fun going this winter!


Playing fetch with your dog (or cat)  is a great way to get them moving! You can even play too! Make it a race to see if you can beat your dog to their toy!

Toy Scavenger Hunts

Dogs love scavenging – have your dog sit and stay while you hide their favorite toy around the house. When you give your release command, encourage your pet to go find their toy!

Catnip Toys

Catnip toys can really get kitties moving! Pet parents can also hide them around the house and encourage their cat to sniff them out!
Play Hide & Seek

Hide & Seek is an exciting way for pets to get exerci…

Meet Chrissy

Fun Facts about Chrissy
1. Chrissy LOVES to cook!  2. She and her husband like to frequent concerts. 

Chrissy is a Registered Veterinary technician who has worked off and on at Hazel Dell Animal Hospital since 2005. She has been working in small animal hospitals for over 18 years. Her dedication to the clients and patients here is genuine. Chrissy lives in Broadripple with her husband Trent, daughter, Berlynn and son, Graham.  They share their home with her Siamese kitties Topaz, Havana, and Fidel; as well as a calico cat named Gemini. A Quaker Parrot, named Kiwi also lives there. In her spare time she enjoys running on the Monon and volunteering at her children’s schools.