With a board-certified theriogenologist on staff, Hope offers a range of breeding services.
One of the services that distinguishes Hope Animal Clinic is the reproductive services we offer. Dr. Fuller is board certified in veterinary reproduction and is a member of the American College of Theriogenologists and the Society for Theriogenology. This certification required an additional three years of training beyond the Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and included oral and written examinations by reproductive specialists.
As a reproductive specialist, Dr. Fuller and his trained staff provide reproductive services to professional breeders and private pet owners from all over the South. Using hormonally-timed insemination protocols, Dr. Fuller and his staff provide surgical and non-surgical artificial insemination with fresh chilled or frozen semen. Semen collection (including fresh chilled and semen freezing) are available along with breeder consultations. Call Hope Animal Clinic to set up a consultation or to get more information about the breeding services we offer.
Rabies vaccines will be required for all breeding animals coming into the clinic. Rabies is required for all pets in the State of Alabama.
The Rabies vaccine is a killed virus and can be given to a breeding female unlike other Modified Live vaccines. However, to err on the side of caution, we would recommend having a Rabies vaccine administered prior to the heat cycle.
Please be prepared to give us proof of Rabies vaccine at time of the first progesterone test. If your pet is not up to date, we will require the Rabies vaccine to be administered prior to starting the breeding process.
Please arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and no later than 11:00 a.m. on Saturday for progesterone testing. If you arrive after these times, your progesterone results may not be available until the following morning.
Please arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and no later than 11:00 a.m. on Saturday for progesterone testing the DAY BEFORE your pet’s whelping date. After reviewing the progesterone results, we will advise you as to an anticipated schedule for your pet’s c-section.
On the whelping date, please arrive at the clinic prior to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and prior to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Frequently asked questions at Hope are often related to optimal methods of administering medicine. Here are some methods to ensure safe and stress-free medication tolerance for your pet.