Veterinarians in Kettering, OH and Springboro, OH

Hours of Operation
Pets are seen by appointment. Phone lines open at 7:30 am.

Open for emergencies during business hours.

Mon - Thu • 7am - 7pm
Friday • 7am - 6pm
Saturday • 7am - 1pm
Sunday • Closed
7am - 8am is reserved for patient drop-offs. Appointments begin at 8am.

Mon, Wed, Thu • 8am - 6pm
Tue • 9am - 6pm
Fri • 9am - 5pm
Saturday • 8am - 12pm
Sunday • Closed
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Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility with locations in Kettering, OH and Springboro, OH. We are a progressive practice with 7 veterinarians, offering the latest advances in medical, surgical and dental care, as well as alternative therapies and nutrition, behavior, and lifestyle counseling. Our Kettering location also offers full-service grooming and boarding.

Find out why over 98% of our clients would refer friends and family to us! Please call or contact us online today to learn how the veterinarians and compassionate staff at Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.


It's National Veterinary Technician Week, and we want to recognize all of our skilled, caring, and super hard-working registered technicians! Pictured (from left) are Angie, Sandy, Jen, Corey, Linda, Kim, Dawn, Emily and Sarah! Not pictured (but also awesome) is Sherrie! All the techs at Bigger Road are Registered Veterinary Technicians. They've made a commitment to extensive training and ongoing education, and are the best anywhere. We can never thank them enough for all that they do! THANK YOU! ... See MoreSee Less

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Angela MorrisI recognize many of those faces! Happy tech week!3 days ago

Kitty FriedmanThese folks truly are awesome!3 days ago

Melody Diamond ClevelandAs a client with three dogs - Brodie, Belle and Bunny - I think you're all the best!3 days ago

Vicki Dishon DixThe best of the best, and Winslow approved!4 days ago

Missy Masten BauerThe best of the best!! Thank you ladies for all you do. Miss Morgan says thank you for taking great care of her this week. She is out running with her pack in the backyard having a blast. You would never know she was sick.4 days ago

Sarah MillsWoot woot!!! Way to go team!!!4 days ago

Sandra Cullens BuddeWay to go, ladies. Love, Gucci and Diva's mommy.4 days ago

Jenice WattsThose guys are AWESOME!!4 days ago

Shirley Jeanne EvansBigger Rd technicians are some of the best people I've worked with.4 days ago

Joni ArnoldYou guys are awesome! Thank you!4 days ago

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Dr. Blakelock and Dr. Conan Crocker teamed up this week to answer your #askbiggervet questions! We had too many great questions submitted this week to answer all of them here, so please call us if you have specific questions about your pet that aren't addressed. (937) 435-3262. Thanks for your questions! -- Courtney King Lemmerbrock asked: Is noisy breathing in older dogs (12 years old) ever a normal occurrence? My dog snores and just has noisy breathing most of the time. Dr. Blakelock answers: Noisy breathing in older dogs is not uncommon, but it is not necessarily normal. It can be caused by various things such as laryngeal paralysis or an elongated soft palette. Any breathing changes should be evaluated by your veterinarian to make sure it is not anything serious and whether there is any treatment indicated. -- Alysia Buckner Krummen asked: Do older female dogs experience doggie menopause? At what point is the risk greater than the benefit to spay an aged female? My 9 1/2 year old Komondor is having some weird symptoms I can't figure out. I swear she was just in heat. Dr. Blakelock answers: Older intact female dogs are at risk for pyometra (infected uterus), which is life threatening and requires immediate surgery. Any changes warrant an examination by your veterinarian. As far as risk versus benefit if a dog is otherwise healthy than there should be minimal risk with spaying, while being intact is being at continuous risk for a pyometra. -- Shannen McKelvey asked: What are the risks and benefits of extensive dental treatment on an older (8+ years) dog? What are some things to try to improve dental health in general? Dr. Crocker answers: Great question, Shannen! This is an important topic because dental disease affects approximately 80% of dogs and cats, and many times it goes unnoticed by the pets' owners. If a pet is suffering from dental disease, usually the benefits of providing relief outweigh the risks. People are often concerned about the general anesthesia required to treat dental disease in pets. However, age by itself is not generally considered to be a risk factor. If your pet's overall health is good, heart is normal, and testing reveals normal organ and bone marrow function, anesthetic risk is very low when performed with appropriate safety measures. Benefits of treating diseased teeth include improved energy level, improved quality of life, better breath, and removal of pain. Pain is a tricky thing to measure in pets. Pets with dental disease will often suffer in silence and show minimal or no outward signs of distress. Dogs feel pain just like we do, they just don't show their pain in obvious ways. So if a tooth root infection would hurt you, you can bet it will hurt your pet. One reason I am so passionate about providing good dental health to pets is that I have seen first-hand the sometimes dramatic improvements in pets' lives I can give them by treating their dental problems. The best things owners can do to promote their pets' dental health are to begin brushing their pets' teeth early in life, while developing a strong routine to continue throughout the pet's life, and to have their pets examined at least annually by their veterinarians to look for hidden signs of dental disease. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's time again to #askbiggervet ! Dr. Crocker is ready for your questions, and this time we'll be giving away a Nina Ottosson smart dog toy! Check it out: www.amazon.com/Company-Animals-Nina-Ottosson-Interactive/dp/B001KZ4U6O This month we're putting the spotlight on SENIOR WELLNESS, so we are especially interested in your questions about caring for senior pets. How it works: comment on this post, with your general questions about pet health, behavior, products, or anything else, and include #askbiggervet in your comment. On Wednesday, we'll select one or more questions and provide the doctors' answers. We'll also randomly select one submission for the free smart dog toy! (Don't worry, if you are the lucky winner and you only have kitties, we still have something for you!) Remember that we can't give patient-specific medical advice online - please call us - but we are happy to field your general questions! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Shannen McKelveyWhat are the risks and benefits of extensive dental treatment on an older (8+ years) dog? What are some things to try to improve dental health in general?1   ·  1 week ago

Courtney King LemmerbrockIs noisy breathing in older dogs (12 years old) ever a normal occurrence? My dog snores and just has noisy breathing most of the time. #askbiggervet7 days ago

Zach ButtsIf a dog misses that important time of socialization as a puppy how can an owner make up for that when a dog is older. Should an owner take baby steps when introducing new environment or just dive right in? Particularly when it comes to rescuing. #askbiggervet1 week ago

Shirley Jeanne EvansI have a 9 1/2 year old male cat . I have been feeding him and my 3 younger cats Healthy weight and Hairball formula from Iams. Does he need something formulated for senior cats?1 week ago

Heather OliveriPeople keep telling me that as dogs get older they will have conflict and I should look into separating my boys when they are unsupervised as they age. They have been together since they were little (one was a year old when we got the new puppy and are now 6 and 5 respectively). Is this something we should be watching for? Would it be out of the blue or would we see signs when we are with them?1 week ago

Alysia Buckner KrummenDo older female dogs experience doggie menopause? At what point is the risk greater than the benefit to spay an aged female? My 9 1/2 year old Komondor is having some weird symptoms I can't figure out. I swear she was just in heat.1 week ago

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SIMPLYNOURISH_Launch_5x5 RECALL: PetSmart Simply Nourish dog treats (10/9/2014)
PetSmart and Loving Pets Corporation have announced a recall of 1 variety of Simply Nourish Brand dog treats due to potential mold growth.

Mars Petcare has expanded their recall of Pedigree dry dog food RECALL EXPANDED to Ohio: Pedigree Dry Dog Food (9/2/2014)
As we reported last week, Mars Petcare recalled specific bags of Pedigree Adult dry dog food, sold at Dollar General stores in other states. Mars has now expanded the recall to include 55lb. bags of food sold at Sam's Club stores in Ohio.

Mars Petcare has expanded their recall of Pedigree dry dog food RECALL: Pedigree dry dog food – Ohio pet owners not affected (8/28/2014)
Mars Petcare has announced a recall of Pedigree dry dog food, affecting 22 bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food. The food was sold in Dollar General stores in 4 states, and Ohio pet owners are not impacted by the recall.

Protect Pets from Birds of Prey Protecting Pets from Birds of Prey (8/18/2014)
After receiving a report of a red-tailed hawk preying on a patient in the Kettering area, we wanted to share the following tips for keeping your pets safe from birds of prey.

Trifexis-Logo.193131124_std (1) Trifexis is still safe for your pet (8/1/2014)
You may have seen a recent news broadcast warning dog owners about the heartworm and flea product, Trifexis. We wouldn't normally comment on a story like this, but we wanted to make sure that all our clients know that our doctors are aware of the segment and we have investigated all the claims made.

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