The natural choice
for pet care


Habitat is more than just a primary care hospital. We’re a progressive animal health advocate and compassionate champion of integrative pet care. Our local knowledge and gentle expertise changes pet’s lives and owner’s expectations.


The natural choice
for pet care


Habitat is more than just a primary care hospital. We’re a progressive animal health advocate and compassionate champion of integrative pet care. Our local knowledge and gentle expertise changes pet’s lives and owner’s expectations.

Integrative
Pet Care


At Habitat, we empower you to help and heal your pets with alternative and integrative care. This means we work with you to achieve optimal pet health through the balance of mind, body and spirit — treating the whole animal using both Eastern and Western traditions.

A Nurturing
Difference


Habitat is a source of love and nurturing that you will find without equal. We provide informative and supportive service and we form open and trusting relationships with pets and their people. You’ll find us to be highly informed, empathetic and enthusiastic in fulfilling our mission to help your companions enjoy better health and live better lives.

Full-Service
Hospital


Habitat Veterinary Hospital offers top-rated medical, surgical and dental veterinary care. Because we have an in-house pharmacy, lab, radiology facilities, and Intensive Care Unit, you can make one stop for all your pet’s medical care. Habitat is open for appointments during normal business hours and most Saturdays.

“Bauer means the world to me—and the fact that he meant the world to you for the 20 minutes we shared—could not have made me happier.” Darrell

The Habitat Team

“Habitat employees were outstanding. They called many times after the accident to check on my dog. Very friendly and amazing staff! Thank you Habitat!!”Shana

Services


Habitat provides integrative, compassionate care for dogs, cats, rabbits*, pocket pets*, birds* and many other exotic species*.  (* Select veterinarians only)

If you have any questions or concerns about your pet, always visit or call Habitat and ask to speak with one of our vets.

Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems. Thin sterile needles are used to stimulate energies and bloodflow at designated points on the body in order to relieve pain, enhance healing and strengthen the immune system. This natural approach can be used to resolve specific symptoms or enhance overall health.

Habitat has been successfully using acupuncture to treat:
•  Musculoskeletal Disorders
•  Dermatological Problems
•  Pain Management
•  Gastrointestinal Disorders
•  Respiratory Problems
•  Urinary Disorders

“It does not matter whether medicine is old or new, so long as it brings about a cure.” By combining both conventional and alternative pet therapies we will address all aspects of a pet’s life, from physical changes, emotional influences, diet and lifestyle to environmental factors. Habitat proudly offers the following alternative therapies; acupuncture, chiropractic, therapeutic Laser, food therapy and TCVM herbal therapies.
Animals need chiropractic too! Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) is a healing technology that locates areas of the animal’s nervous system that have fallen out of communication. Healing is induced by re-establishing communication. VOM exists in between veterinary medicine and chiropractic care. It uses a hand-held device that is similar to the device used in a popular chiropractic technique called “Activator Methods”, but is not to be confused with that technique. The differences between VOM and chiropractic are significant and distinct. Although similar, the neurology of animals is still different from that of humans!
Dental disease is one of the most frequently diagnosed problems in companion animals. At Habitat we provide everything from dental disease prevention to comprehensive teeth cleanings. While cleaning your pet’s teeth we also offer digital dental radiography. Radiography is critical for the accurate evaluation of periodontal disease, as 60% of the disease is hidden below the gumline. Our state-of-the-art software allows us to view images immediately with no chemicals, no wasted developing time and fewer retakes.
Radiology is an invaluable tool in assessing animals with all types of diseases. Our digital radiology equipment provides us with a quick and accurate method of diagnosing problems, while minimizing exposure to radiation. Most patients won’t need any sedation and results can be discussed at the time of your appointment.
Diagnosing your pet’s problems and providing a comprehensive treatment plan is our main goal. Our in house laboratory allows us to perform tests quickly and efficiently, lessening the time it takes to diagnose a disease. For more advanced laboratory tests we use West Vet Laboratory, a locally owned and operated veterinary laboratory.
In-patient hospital care for acute injuries and illness: When your pet requires more advanced treatments such as intravenous fluids, IV medications or monitoring our staff can help nurse your pet back to health. While we are not a 24hr emergency care facility, we do routinely see acute injuries and illness that we are happy to schedule for treatment as soon as possible.
In veterinary medicine, better care begins by listening to your clients. At Habitat we cannot stress how important you are in providing us with a history of how your pet is acting at home. With these clues and a thorough physical exam we can discuss prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. We are here to help provide you with the tools you need to help your pet feel better.
Pharmaceutical medications, herbal medications, supplements and vitamins. Habitat has a complete pharmacy available to provide your pet with a variety of treatment option.
Feeding an optimal diet will prevent many health problems in your companion and the best way to ensure that they live a long and healthy life. Skin and ear disease as well as more serious conditions such as metabolic diseases, arthritis and obesity can be controlled through proper nutrition. Habitat offers a variety of all natural premium diets, treats and whole food supplements providing the essential ingredients for the optimal health of your companion.
Finding a balanced wellness plan for your pet will allow them to live a long and healthy life.  We routinely consult clients with senior pets on diet, exercise, behavior changes and quality of life. Using an integrative approach we keep senior animals living longer than ever! When it’s time to make the hard decision to let your pet go we are available to talk you through the process and make sure they are as comfortable as possible in their last days. For this reason we do offer euthanasia as an end of life choice.
When the treatment of a disease requires anesthesia or surgery our staff will provide the best possible care. Patients under anesthesia are monitored continuously by a veterinary technician and assessed with state of the art equipment allowing us to adjust to any changes that might occur. After surgery a smooth recovery and pain control are our top priorities. Every pet is watched closely to ensure they are comfortable and recovering normally.
Annual Wellness Exams: At Habitat, we truly believe that prevention is the best medicine! A yearly wellness exam is an essential part of keeping your pet healthy. We strive to find the most appropriate treatments that are safe, successful and the least invasive for your companion, all while providing you with enough knowledge to put you in control of their healthcare decisions.

Vaccinations, de-worming, heartworm prevention, micro-chipping: Our philosophy of care is focused on disease prevention and well-being. This includes the use of vaccinations to prevent serious diseases. We understand that vaccinations can be confusing, that is why we are always happy to discuss your pet’s individual needs and tailor a vaccination schedule based on their lifestyle.

Appointments

Our receptionists will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability.

BY PHONE: (208) 429-1818

Habitat Veterinary Hospital kindly requests payment at the time services are rendered. We accept cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.

Resources


PET ADOPTION
The Idaho Humane Society
Petfinder.com
Simply Cats
Northwest Animal Companions

PET INSURANCE
Pets Best Insurance – a Boise-based national company
Pet Assure

PET TRAINING
Companion Training

VIDEO TRAINING TIPS & FUN PET VIDEOS
PetVideo.com – You can even upload your own pet video!

VETERINARY INFORMATION
Veterinary Information Network
Veterinarypartner.com
Dr. Sophia Yin

VETERINARY PRODUCTS
Standard Process
Thorne Research
PureVita

DOG DAY CARE (Sorry kitties)
Camp Bow Wow – SE Boise & Meridian
Companion Dog Resort – NW Boise

DOG GROOMING
Club Doggie – A local mobile groomer!