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Dr Jere Butcher graduated from The University of Kentucky with a degree in Animal Sciences in 1981, and Auburn University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1984. He practiced in Kentucky for 3 years, then moved to Zanesville, Oh for 7 years before purchasing The Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic in 1994. It has been a perfect fit as Dr Butcher likes small town life plus his wife JoAnn is from Coshocton County. Dr Butcher says "I have the perfect job, as I can fulfill my dream of helping people and their pets. Plus I get to take my dogs to work with me every day!"
Our office is fully computerized which allows us to efficiently schedule appointments for you and your pet. Our team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. We are open for scheduled appointments Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8am -- 5pm, and Saturdays 8am -- Noon.
Available during our regular business hours, for our valued clients and for new clients as scheduling permits. After hours and on holidays, call the main office phone and get information on contacting the doctor.
The Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic accepts payment via cash, debit card (with proper ID), MasterCard, Visa, and Discover, and American Express. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients' needs, customer service and minimizing costs, we do not bill.
*If none of these options are available to you, we also accept Care Credit, a medically-oriented revolving credit line that gives you a choice between "6 months no interest if paid in full in time" or convenient extended payment plans. You can easily apply online at the Carecredit website. We provide cost estimates for all surgeries and are happy to do so for even the simplest workup on request. Please feel free to discuss costs with the doctor.
The Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic services are limited to dogs and cats, plus 'pocket pets' such as guinea pigs, rabbits, etc.
As nutrition and early intervention improve, our pets are living longer, healthier lives. We are here to help! Let us recommend a program tailored to your pet's needs. This will entail regular physical exams and various screening tests based on age, breed, and health status.
Especially important for younger patients, we offer up-to-date vaccination programs tailored to your individual pet. We stay informed about emerging diseases and new vaccine products, so we can offer what they need, when they need it!
We offer Datamars ISO microchip implantation (ISO frequency, the internationally preferred choice). All microchips are registered at the time of implantation, and this is included in the fee. All local shelters and many veterinary hospitals can scan for these chips if a loose or injured animal is brought to them.
Where time is of the essence, we can perform most routine laboratory tests in house using Heska brand state of the art lab equipment. Same day results are usually available for fast efficient diagnosis of many medical conditions. We also utilize Idexx Laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations:
Our state-of-the-art surgical suite enables us to perform most soft-tissue surgical procedures, whether elective, diagnostic, or emergency. We also work with a number of veterinary specialty centers and can provide referral for those pets who need it.
Should your pet require general anesthesia or sedation, The Pleasant Valley Veterinary team will tailor a protocol to meet their needs. We utilize the safest available agents to maximize control and comfort, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.
Our on-site, digital X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs at some of the lowest exposures in the industry, to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. If needed, we can quickly send copies of x-ray images to specialists anywhere in the world. In addition, if a specialist's opinion is warranted, we can easily upload the images and request a consultation, often getting results in a few hours or less.
We maintain an extensive inventory of pharmaceuticals, shampoos, and supplements as well as flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet.
Pet Laser Therapy for dogs and cats is one of the most exciting new treatment modalities of the new millennium. Simple, rapid and painless - actually pleasant - pet laser therapy is being used to improve healing of wounds and infections, reduce the pain of arthritis, and even help dogs walk again after surgery. Therapy laser uses low frequency. These invisible lasers can penetrate tissue without damaging it, and there they "excite" the cells without damaging them. Because it works at the mitochondrial level, it has no effect on bacteria, so it can be used where infection exists. This has the effect of stimulating or speeding the process of healing, and decreasing inflammation that can cause pain. When a pet is accepted for laser treatment, the initial series is a minimum of 6 sessions spread over a 2-week time frame. The Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic uses a K Laser brand Class IV therapy laser. It is considered one of the most advanced and superior therapy laser available. Call The Pleasant Valley Vet Clinic for more information on Laser Therapy.
Pet dental care is one of the most important services we provide. Depending on the amount of tarter and other factors, general anesthesia may or may not be required. We routinely perform professional cleaning, polishing and complete assessment of oral health. We offer a range of treatments to reduce future problems and in some cases can salvage diseased teeth. All levels of dental extractions are available and full pain control is always provided. Call for a consultation.
This is one of the most difficult decisions that we as pet owners will ever have to make. The Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic will be there when it's time to say goodbye. We offer a variety of options, and will customize our procedure to meet your needs, including burial services, plus cremation services through Miller-Kaser Cremation Services.