Pet Services


Looking for veterinary services in Boise?

Basic Services:

  • Boise City Licensing:
    Cats and dogs living within city limits need to be licensed. We offer licensing for the City of Boise. The fee is based on the age of the pet and whether or not they have been fixed. Please call or stop by today for pricing or other questions.
  • Nail Trims:
    We can trim your pet’s nails during a regular visit or you can make an appointment just to have their nails trimmed.
  • Soft Paws:
    Soft paws are an excellent alternative to declawing a cat. They are vinyl caps that are glued to the cat’s claws that prevent damage from them from scratching. Soft paws generally last for 3-4 months.
  • Health Certificates
    Planning a trip out of state? Your pet will need a health certificate from a veterinarian. We are happy to provide you with one. Your pet will need a current rabies vaccine and a routine exam by one of our vets. We also provide International health certificates. Depending on what country you go to the process can take some time and there are specific time limes that must be met. Please contact as soon as you know that you will be taking your pet to a new country.
  • Drop-off Services:
    For those days when life is busy and you don’t have time to spend at the vet. Ask about dropping your pet off to be seen by the doctor while you attend to other things.
  • Dentistry:
    A free dental exam can be done at any appointment. We perform dentals Monday through Friday. A dental includes placing an IV catheter, general anesthesia, dental x-rays, ultrasonic cleaning, polishing and the first application of Oravet. The patient also receives a complimentary physical exam and a nail trim.
  • Pharmacy:
    There is a pharmacy right in the clinic. Most medications that are prescribed can be purchased at the clinic. Some prescriptions can be called/faxed to another pharmacy for the client’s convenience. Please allow 24 hours for prescription refills.
  • In/Out Clinical Laboratory Services:
    There are some blood, urine and fecal tests we are able to do in our clinic. For more in depth results we send the samples to a lab and usually have the results the next day. In addition to blood, urine and fecal tests, we also send out cytology, biopsies, and skin and ear scrapings. 

Specialty Services:

  • PennHip Registration:
    University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement (PennHIP) is a program that was developed to test dogs susceptibility to hip dysplasia. There is no surgical or medical cure for hip dysplasia but diet, medication and certain activities can slow the course of the disease. Veterinarian’s that have completed special training to perform the PennHIP procedure can diagnose and help treat. The procedure is done by taking x-rays of the dog’s hips while they are completely relaxed under anesthesia. More in depth information can be found at or by contacting Ada Animal Hospital.
  • Soft Palate Reduction Surgery:
    Soft palate reduction surgery is performed on dogs that have an elongated soft palate to reduce the length of the soft palate. This problem is often seen in Boston Terriers, Pugs, Bulldogs and Boxers. All surgeries are done with an IV catheter in place and a technician monitoring vitals while the patient is under anesthesia. All patients who under go surgery receive a complementary physical exam and nail trim.
  • Dog DNA Testing:
    Mars Veterinary has developed Wisdom Panel, a mixed breed analysis. A blood sample is sent to the lab to determine what breed(s) are in your dog’s background.
  • Euthanasia:
    A topic that is never easy, but we understand that it is needed. Whether you are present or choose not to be, we treat your pet with kindness and compassion.
  • Cremation:
    We partner with Memorial Pet Care for cremations. Through them you can have your pet cremated communally and have the ashes spread on a tree farm in Donnelly or you can have your pet privately cremated and have the ashes returned in a wooden urn.
  • Laser Therapy: 

Laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free, non-invasive technique that can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. The main goal of this treatment is to facilitate improved function and mobility.

  • Herb Supplements: 

We have various herbal supplements available for purchase.  Consult with the Veterinarian as to which would be the best for your pet’s needs.

Extra Services:

  • Boarding:
    Our boarding facility is open all year. We board dogs, cats, ferrets and rabbits. Dogs are required to be current on their bordetella, DHPPC, and rabies vaccine. Cats are required to be current on their FVRCP and rabies vaccines. Prices are based on the weight of the animal and length of stay. For more detailed information see the boarding section of our website.