Medical Grooming

Healthy Skin is Pain-Free Skin

Medical Grooming

A healthy coat and nails is important to over all health. Hair matts are painful, pull at the skin, and predispose the pet to skin infections. Overgrown nails cause strain on the joints and feet from abnormal weight distribution.

Technician Offered Services:

  • Nail trims
  • Nail trims with Dremel
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Anal Gland Expression

Doctor Offered Services:

  • Sedation for tech services
  • Anesthetized full body clips (ex. feline lion cuts)


Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Grooming

1. Do I need an appointment?

A: Yes, please call to schedule, we’ll be happy to help!

2. My pet is scared of nail trims, is there anything we can do?


Although we use the calmest and gentlest techniques possible, sometimes we cannot overcome a prior trauma or severe anxiety. 

A doctor’s consultation can determine if short acting anxiolytic therapy, sedation, or anesthesia is the best option to eliminate fear and stress in this process.

3. Is grooming all that important?

Definitely. Unmanaged hair coats and overgrown nails are painful.

What Pet Parents Say About Us

Dr. Brekke and the entire staff at Crossroads Animal Hospital are the absolute best. The office staff and vet techs are friendly, caring, and patient. My dog is actually happy to be seen here! The office is bright, spotlessly clean, and beautiful. I highly recommend Crossroads – they provide high quality, compassionate care and truly get to know the families they serve.