Providing the Best Veterinary Care For Your Pets
Veterinary Services in Decatur, IN
Dr. Riggs with Red Barn Veterinary Care is proud to treat Decatur’s pets like family! As the most experienced veterinarian in the area, Dr. Riggs offers a variety of vet care services from annual checkups to amputation surgeries. No matter what may be ailing your cat or dog, Dr. Riggs is confident that she will provide the best care possible.
Get to Know Your Vet
How Can Dr. Riggs Help?
Wellness and Preventative Care
Wellness exams and regular checkups help to ensure your pet is in good health. Annual exams give Dr. Riggs the opportunity to evaluate your pet’s health and ensure there are no red flags.
The exams keep you and Dr. Riggs up-to-date with your pet’s health and allow Dr. Riggs to possibly detect any potential problems before they could become serious.
One of the best ways you can provide care for your pet is to vaccinate them against the many preventable diseases that exist. Consult with Dr. Riggs to determine which vaccinations are important for pets living in this region of the United States. She will be happy to discuss the disease risks and available vaccines with you to help your pet live a long, risk-free life!
Surgery, Soft Tissue, and Bones
Spay and Neuter
Dr. Riggs is highly trained and experienced in providing minor to extensive veterinary surgical procedures in-office. Surgical procedures include soft tissue and orthopedic, spay and neuter, tumor removal, amputations, and more.
She will gladly and openly communicate everything you need to know about your pet’s care before, during, and after the surgery so that the entire process can run smoothly for everyone involved.
Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering your pets provide a variety of health benefits to help them live long and happy lives, and enjoy behavioral benefits. Of course, spaying and neutering helps to decrease the number of homeless cats and dogs that are euthanized every year as well.
Parasites like fleas, ticks, and heartworms can pose a serious threat to your pet’s medical health and yours if they are not properly prevented. Dr. Riggs believes it’s imperative that you protect your pets from parasites in order to protect them and the house they live in.
Cats and dogs needs dentistry work, too! It’s important to keep your pet’s teeth clean to help keep them healthy. If your pet doesn’t receive consistent dental work, serious issues can arise. Some may get by with a simple cleaning and removal of tartar, but others may require extractions of teeth. Dr. Riggs will be happy to share with you what over-the-counter tartar treatment products she recommends for your pet’s specific needs as well!
Laser therapy is a great, non-intrusive option to help pets recovering from surgery or living with arthritis or other diseases. It works by stimulating the cells in the body to promote pain relief and healing. Laser therapy is recommended to help:
- Post-surgery recovery
- Ear infections
- Wounds and burns
- Hip dysplasia
- And more
Dr. Riggs offers radiology at Red Barn Veterinary Care as well. Whether your pet ate something it shouldn’t have or had an accident with possible broken bones, x-rays can help the doctor to see what is going on and diagnose the issue. From there, she can recommend further treatment or surgery.
Dr. Riggs is trained in veterinary ophthalmology so she can provide checkups on pets with a history of eye complications, diagnose optical diseases, and provide treatment and surgeries. With Red Barn Veterinary Care, you won’t have to drive your pet all over Indiana in search of a specialty vet; Dr. Riggs is experienced and highly trained to provide veterinary services to the entirety of your pet.
Common behavioral issues include excessive barking, food aggression, aggression towards other pets, and separation anxiety. Pet ownership should be a positive experience for both the pet and the owner. Dr. Riggs is qualified in behavioral counseling and can help work with you and your pet to create a happy and safe relationship.
New Patient Information
If you are not a current patient of Red Barn Veterinary Care yet, welcome! The best way to get in touch with us to set up your cat or dog’s first appointment is to give us a call at 260-728-2276. If we don’t answer, we are probably assisting other furry friends and encourage you to leave a message. Dr. Riggs looks forward to meeting you and your pet soon!
Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed