Shepherd of the Hills Veterinary Clinic Menu of Services in Branson

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Comprehensive Physical Exam | 20mins | $38

To help us determine the health status of your pet and find any potential problems we will check the following: obtain a temperature, pulse and respiratory rate. Perform eye and retina scan, external ear check and otoscopic exam of the ear canals. Examination of the mouth, gums, gingiva, teeth, tongue and throat. Perform a lymph node palpation. Check skin, hair and coat. Perform gender specific examination. Abdominal palpation to detect size, shape and texture of abdominal organs. Auscultation of the heart and lungs and musculoskeletal palpation and range of motion assessment.

Technician Appointment | $15

A brief appointment that does not require a physical exam can be done by the technician. Determined case by case basis.

Ear cleanings

Preventative Maintenance | $25

No active infection is present. Goal is to prevent infection.

Medical Cleaning of infected ear(s) | $35

Active ear infection is present so the canals must have the infectious material cleaned out. This procedure includes a microscopic evaluation of the ear contents.

Anal Gland Expression | $15

We use the internal technique as standard unless there is a reason to alter the method.

Dental Procedures
  • All dentals REQUIRE a negative heartworm or FIV/FeLV status AND a current rabies vaccine AND a current client-doctor relationship.
  • All dental procedures include
    • Pre-surgical Bloodwork levels 3 and 4
      • If the pet has had bloodwork performed within the last 6 months that was normal then the price may be reduced to reflect those services being waived
    • Physical Exam
    • IV catheter
    • Pre-medication with pain and anxiety meds
    • Toe nail trim
    • IV fluids
    • Anesthetic monitoring (ECG, indirect blood pressure, pulse oximetry and capnography)
  • Additional procedures performed at the time of dental (i.e. tumor removal, spay, neuter, etc) get a 10% discount off regular price
  • Payment plans may be offered for packages 3 and 4 spread over a 2-month period BEFORE procedure is performed. Any and all remaining balance due at time of service.
  • We offer a fixed price for all dental procedures based on the stage of your pet’s periodontal disease as defined by the American Veterinary Dental Collage.
Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
DefinitionMild plaque and tartar deposit, inflamed gingiva, no bone loss, pocket depth <2mm.Plaque and tartar extend to the root and there is gingival recession and root exposure with mild bone loss, furcation and pocket depth 2-4mm.Plaque and calculus extend down 4-8mm causing deep pockets and 25-50% bone loss. Ulcerated gingiva.Extensive plaque and calculus and severe inflammation and loss of gingiva with deep pockets of at least 8mm. 50% bone loss and tooth mobility.
Expected Anesthesia Time<30 mins30-45 mins45-75 mins>75 mins
Expected Tooth Loss01-34-910+
K9 <25 lbs$180$265$375$485
K9 25-50 lbs$190$300$440$520
K9 50-75 lbs$210$315$460$550
K9 75-100 lbs$220$335$475$565
K9 > 100 lbs$230$355$510$600
Feline$100$200$300$400
Spay and Neuter Surgery Packages

Our spay/neuter packages are provided as a service to the community to help alleviate the pet overpopulation problem, and to be sure all pet owners have access to an affordable spay and neuter option.  These packages are designed to provide a significant value as compared to the cost of other surgeries. This page has been prepared to ensure participants understand how the program works and what is included so there are no misunderstandings.

We are a full service for-profit animal hospital.  Our hospital does not receive any grants or outside financing to perform these procedures at these low fees. We use very high quality surgery and anesthesia protocols to ensure the best outcomes. Unlike non-profit spay neuter clinics we can provide a wider range of services that your pet may need and we are available for follow up care for your pet.

It’s the best of both worlds. The affordability of a non-profit spay and neuter clinic with the support of a full service veterinary hospital. This dynamic is made possible through our partnership with the Humane Society who provide us with our facility, a referral source of patients and they help spread the word about our affordable quality care.

  • All surgeries REQUIRE a negative heartworm or FIV/FeLV status AND a current rabies vaccine AND a current client-veterinarian relationship.
  • All Standard Surgery packages include
    • Physical Exam
    • IV catheter
    • Pre-medication with pain and anxiety meds
    • Injectable pain medication
    • Local anesthetic for intraoperative pain control
    • Pain medication to go home
    • Toe nail trim
    • IV fluids
    • Anesthetic monitoring (ECG, indirect blood pressure, pulse oximetry and capnography)
    • Tattoo near incision
    • E. Collar to go home to prevent licking and chewing of the surgical incision
    • Exception is feline neuters which do not receive IV catheter, IV fluids or anesthetic monitoring.
  • VIP packages include everything a standard surgery package does in addition to bloodwork AND microchip. (If pet is already microchipped OR the pet has had bloodwork performed within the last 6 months that was normal then the price may be reduced to reflect those services being waived.)
  • Spay/Neuter packages are designed for young, healthy pets with no underlying illness only.
Feral Cats

All feral cats get a 1 year rabies and an ear notch and a pain medication injection that lasts 3 days.

Cost: $75

FIV/FeLV test are optional for $38

Sick Pet Physical Exam | 30 mins | $48

Examination is the same as with the wellness except particular care and time will be dedicated to the problem(s) found and developing a plan to address the illness/inujury.

Recheck Physical Exam | 15 mins | $25

Examination will be brief and limited to the ailment that needs attention. Rechecks must be performed with 30 days of the initial presenting complaint.

Behavior Consult | 20 mins | $55

If your pet has fear, anxiety or stress we can help determine the best plan of action to help him/her overcome their anxieties. The plan may include referral to a trainer, pharmaceutical intervention or holistic alternatives.

Senior Panel | $105

$105 = Basic Panel = The sample will be collected and mailed to an outside lab. Turn around time is 1-2 business days. Results are full chemistry panel, CBC and thyroid.

$115 = Senior Plus Panel = Includes everything in the basic panel plus a urinalysis.

Shepherd of the Hills Veterinary Clinic Menu of Vaccines Provided

1 year Rabies Vaccine | $15

3 year Rabies Vaccine | $30 | (proof of previous Rabies booster required)

1 year DHPP Vaccine | $15

3 year DHPP Vaccine | $30 | (proof of previous DHPP booster required)

Leptospirosis vaccine | $18

Kennel Cough Vaccine | $15

We only use adjuvant free pure vaccines!

1 year Rabies Vaccine | $25

3 year Rabies Vaccine | $60 | (proof of previous Rabies booster required)

1 year FVRCP Vaccine | $15

3 year FVRCP Vaccine | $25 | (proof of previous FVRCP booster required)

Leukemia Vaccine | $25

Rabies Vaccine | $15

Distemper Vaccine | $20

Very Important Pet (VIP) Program

Benefits, Rules, and Regulations of VIP Packages

Benefits, Rules and Restrictions of the VIP packages


  • The VIP (Very Important Pet) wellness plans have been designed to provide the best possible care for your pet at the most affordable cost. All the products and services recommended here are what the doctor has specifically designed to protect your pet from parasites and promote the highest possible health allowing for a long and happy life.
  • Benefits included, other than a happy healthy pet, are 10% off selected services for 1 year and a picture and biography on our Facebook page.
  • Package prices do not include tax.
  • Doctor reserves the right at any time to postpone or modify the wellness plan based on health status of the individual. Additional services/ products outside of the required package services and products are not subject to discount on day of purchase.
  • All spays/neuters MUST be performed by 24months of age unless Doctor specifically determines otherwise which is based on individual medical needs.
  • All spays and neuters performed at Shepherd of the Hills Veterinary clinic will receive a green tattoo for identification purposes. It is very low profile and will be directly adjacent to the surgical incision.
  • If a person decides to un-enroll their pet from the wellness package VIP program at any time no money spent to that point shall be refunded and NO future discounts will be applied. Benefits already received by the pet will NOT be rescinded. A person MUST complete the wellness package to receive the full VIP benefits. These rules do not apply in the unfortunate event that the pet passes.
  • All spay/neuter VIP packages include a physical exam, IV catheter, pre-medication with pain and anxiety meds, injectable pain medication, pain medication to go home, toe nail trim, IV fluids (cat neuters excluded), anesthetic monitoring (ECG, indirect blood pressure, pulse oximetry and capnography), bloodwork AND microchip.
  • If pet is already microchipped then subtract $35 from the total cost of the VIP package
VIP Puppy Wellness Plans

Keep your puppy healthy for less with our VIP Puppy Program You want the best for your new puppy and so do we!

Our VIP Puppy Wellness Plans are designed to provide everything your puppy needs for the first 6 months of life plus an ongoing annual discount!

Who is eligible?

Any puppy between 6 – 15 weeks of age is eligible for enrollment in a puppy plan

Which package is right for my dog?

Regular Puppy Plan

4 visits - 4 payments of $195 ($115 Savings!!)

  • For small to mid-sized breeds
  • Includes spay or neuter
  • Most puppies fall under this plan

Large Breed Puppy Plan

4 visits and 4 payments of $215 ($92 Savings!!)

  • Large breed dogs (projected adult weight of 75# or greater)
  • Includes spay or neuter and pre-operative bloodwork.

Puppy Plan without spay neuter

3 visits and 3 payments of $185 ($50 Savings!!)

  • For dogs whose owners may want to breed their pet
  • Does not include the spay/neuter or pre-operative bloodwork.

What is included in the Puppy Packages?

All puppy wellness plans include

  • 3-4 Full head to tail wellness exams (Depending on Package)
  • 1-year Rabies vaccine
  • 3 DHPP (Distemper/Parvo/Parainfluenza/Adenovirus) boosters every 2 – 4 weeks. The final is a 1-year vaccine.
  • 2 leptospirosis boosters given 2 – 4 weeks apart and the second is a 1-year vaccine.
  • 1-year Kennel Cough vaccine (Bordetella)
  • 1-month supply of Heartgard
  • 1-month supply of Nexgard
  • 5-month supply of Simparica Trio
  • 10% discount on ALL services in the veterinary clinic for one year
  • 3 intestinal parasite screens (tests the feces for parasites)
  • 3 doses of Pyrantel deworming
  • Picture of your pet on our Facebook page
VIP Kitten Wellness Plans

Keep your kitten healthy for less with our VIP Kitten Program You want the best for your new kitten and so do we!

Our VIP Kitten Wellness Plan is designed to provide everything your kitten needs for the first 6 months of life plus an ongoing annual discount!

Who is eligible?

Any kitten between 6 – 15 weeks of age is eligible for enrollment in a kitten plan

Which package is right for my cat?

Regular Kitten VIP Plan

4 visits - 4 payments of $175 ($180 Savings!!)

  • Most kittens fall under this plan
  • Includes spay or neuter, preoperative blood work.
  • 4 Full head to tail wellness exams
  • 4 nail trims

Kitten Plan VIP without spay neuter

3 visits and 3 payments of $175 ($107 Savings!!)

  • For kittens whose owners may want to breed their pet
  • Does not include the spay/neuter or pre-operative bloodwork.
  • 3 Full head to tail wellness exams
  • 3 nail trims

What is included in the Kitten VIP Packages?

All Kitten VIP Plans include:

  • 3-4 Full head to tail wellness exams (depending on package)
  • Feline Leukemia/Aids Test
  • 3 intestinal parasite screens: Tests the feces for parasites
  • 3 doses of pyrantel deworming
  • 3 FVRCP (Feline Viral)
  • Microchip
  • Rhinotracheitis/Calicivirus/Chlamydia/Panleukopenia) boosters every 2 – 4 weeks. The final is a 1-year vaccine.
  • 2 leuekemia boosters given 2 – 4 weeks apart and the second is a 1-year vaccine.
  • 1-year Rabies vaccine
  • 6-month supply Revolution Plus
  • 10% discount on ALL services in the veterinary clinic for one year