Where Pets Come First
Alton Veterinary Clinic has an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional medical and surgical care, along with client service of the highest quality. All members of our team are fully invested in continuing education in a field that changes frequently. This ensures our patients are getting the best progressive care possible. From client service staff, technicians, surgical technicians and doctors we make clear to all clients that their pets are in the best, most caring and loving hands possible. If your pet has a problem, we have a problem, and we will work to get them through it as if they were our own. If you have a puppy or a kitten, we work to get them protected, and love to watch them grow, and stay with them for the entirety of their lives. Here at Alton Veterinary Clinic, whether you need preventative care, a diagnosis on a problem, help in an emergency situation, or a surgical procedure, we will strive to put all we have into getting you the best outcome. Our goal here is to have you know that you are not just a number, and that you are part of our family. We want you to be comfortable, and confident that your pet is receiving the best medical care, along with extraordinary client service.
We strive to provide phenomenal progressive care
Pet Wellness Exams
As caring owners, you want the very best for your pet. That’s why we encourage you to schedule regular Pet Wellness Exams. By seeking to prevent problems before they arise, you’re ensuring your pet extended health and happiness.
Veterinary Diagnostic Labs
We have the ability to help diagnose your pet in a matter of minutes if necessary. We can provide CBC, Chemistry, and Urinalysis results right in our clinic.
We utilize digital radiography to assist in diagnosing your pet. We also have a digital dental radiography machine to help us diagnose dental specific contitions. Dental radiographs are performed under anesthesia only, usually during a dental procedure.
Laser therapy is a light therapy that is used to treat a variety of conditions. We have used it to treat wounds, arthritis, infections, gingivitis, swelling/edema, IVDD (disc disease), aural hematomas, and we use it to treat every incision post-operative.
Some of our surgical services include: routine spays and neuters, lump removals, wounds, foreign body removal, gastropexy, dentistry.
Before any surgical procedure we perform pre-operative testing to ensure your pet is in great shape to undergo anesthesia.
All of our patients get a tailored anesthetic protocol based on age, underlying conditions, and results from pre-operative testing
All of our patients are monitored from the beginning to the end of their surgical procedure by one of our well trained technicians.
Your pets health and safety are our top priority!
Dr. Scire attended Chi University for their acupuncture program. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) has 4 main components, one of which is acupuncture. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles, into specific points on the body, to achieve a therapeutic effect. There are 173 points in animals. Although this is considered eastern medicine, modern studies have found that acupoints are located in the areas of the body with high density of nerve endings and lymphatic vessels. Studies also indicate that stimulation of these points induces the release of endorphins, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters. Acupuncture is very safe and most treatments take under 30 minutes. The entire visit is 1 hour so that we can do a full TCVM exam. A TCVM exam consists of in depth questions about your pets behavior, personality, and preferences as well as physical characteristics. Results can vary from immediate to taking several treatments, depending on the patient and conditions being treated. Acupuncture isn't painful and does not require sedation. Most pets, after their initial visit, rather enjoy it. Studies have shown acupuncture can provide pain relief, promote healing, help with gastrointestinal disorders, and have anti-inflammatory effects. Acupuncture is recommended for musculoskeletal problems, neurologic disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, chronic conditions, and in hospice patients who are unable to receive other treatments or medications. Sometimes acupuncture is combined with the use of TCVM herbs to increase efficacy. Dr. Scire is also currently undergoing training for TCVM dietary food therapy. We hope to offer this service in the future.
Dr. Angela Scire
Dr. Scire began her education at Florida Southern College where she minored in both chemistry and psychology, and majored in biology. She then went on to receive her DVM from Louisiana State University in 2005. After graduating she returned to her home state of New York (Long Island) to practice for 7 years in a private hospital. Dr. Scire and her husband then decided it was time to move somewhere with better views! She bought Alton Veterinary Clinic in December of 2012 and began practicing in New Hampshire in January of 2013. Dr. Scire enjoys seeing the wide variety of pets present in the lakes region from Chihuahuas to Great Danes! Dr. Scire prides herself on providing progressive care to all her patients and fostering a warm family like atmosphere at the clinic. In her spare time she enjoys being at her property with her husband and 3 dogs, hiking, or traveling when she can take time off from running the clinic.
We offer outstanding care for all types of animals. Contact us today to book an appointment. Please note we do have a 24 hour cancellation policy.
5 School St, Alton, NH 03809, USA
(603) 875-5555 (call or text)