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About OUr Services in Belgrade, MT

With our fully equipped in house laboratory we are able to run complete blood counts (CBCs), fibrinogen, chemistry panels, and electrolytes, urinalysis, clotting profiles, and many others which can be a very valuable tool in late night or a time sensitive emergency.

We also provide manual tests such as fecal egg counts, cytology, lactate, and IgG testing for foals.

In addition to our extensive list of in-house diagnostic capabilities, we partner with many outside laboratories to offer several other tests such as histopathology, cultures and sensitivities, therapeutic drug monitoring, progesterone levels, and Coggins testing for EIA.

Services Provided in  Belgrade, MT

Behavioral Medicine

Your pet’s behavior affects every interaction you have with him or her on a daily basis. Behavior dictates everything from meal time, to exercise time, to downtime such as relaxing on the couch with other family members. When a pet has a behavior problem, the consequences are far-reaching. Behavior problems threaten the bond you have with your pet by damaging the loving relationship that should exist between you. In extreme situations, a serious behavior problem can lead to euthanasia or surrendering a pet to a shelter. Pets can have a wide variety of behavioral issues, from simple housetraining problems to […]
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Surgical Laser

Surgical lasers procedures can yield superior results compared to scalpels. A surgical laser uses a very powerful and concentrated beam of light in place of a scalpel. Unlike a traditional scalpel, a laser seals small blood vessels and nerve endings as it cuts killing any bacteria in its path. Resulting in faster healing time, less swelling and reduces the risk of infection. Laser surgery can sometimes shorten the surgical procedure all together resulting in less time for your pet to be under anesthesia. Laser surgery provides incredible benefits to pets: less pain, less bleeding, less discomfort after surgery and even […]
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Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don’t wear collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet’s safe return. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely. A microchip […]
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Nutritional Counseling

From the very first day you bring a new pet home through the final days of its life, nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. Many pet owners take nutrition for granted, in part because the availability of so many nutritionally complete commercial diets has taken much of the guesswork out of choosing a suitable diet for a pet. However, did you know that your pet’s nutritional needs change with age and activity level? Did you know that specially formulated diets can assist in the management of various medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, […]
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Pain Management

The practice of high-quality veterinary medicine focuses on the entire patient – from medical issues that affect physical functioning, to emotional and psychological issues that affect well-being. Experiencing pain can affect the body’s physical functioning and can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s well-being and state of mind. That’s why pain management is among our primary considerations when we are treating a pet for any medical condition. Our approach to pain management involves anticipating potentially painful procedures and taking steps to manage pain from the outset as well as continuing to manage pain throughout your pet’s treatment and recovery […]
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Digital Radiology (X-Rays)

Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. As we continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients. A radiograph (sometimes called an x-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernable from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones. Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and it […]
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Hospice and Euthanasia Services

Are you having problems caring for a terminally ill pet at home? Does your pet have a medical condition that is painful or causing poor quality of life? Are you afraid that your sick or elderly pet is suffering? Saying good-bye to a beloved pet is one of the most difficult situations a pet owner will ever encounter, but trying to decide when it is time to say good-bye can be even more difficult. There are times when all the capabilities of medical science have been exhausted and euthanasia is the only way to prevent an animal from suffering needlessly. […]
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Senior Care

Did you know pets age faster than people and they can be considered “seniors” as early as 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages. But how can you tell the difference between “normal” aging and a medical problem? As in humans, some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become serious. Regular wellness visits are […]
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Emergency and Critical Care

Emergencies, accidents, and illnesses are unfortunate facts of life, but how many of us plan for the unthinkable before it happens? What would you do if your pet were suddenly sick or injured? Do you have a plan? Do you know where to go for help if your pet needed critical care or had to be hospitalized? We understand how upsetting it is when your pet is sick or injured. We also know that when your pet is hospitalized and needs critical care services, you want the very best level of care possible. For these reasons, we offer emergency and […]
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Pharmacy Services

When considering options for purchasing medication, pet owners have many choices, including online pharmacies and mail-order catalogs. But where can you truly get the best value for your money? Who can offer you the most reliable and personalized service? Who has the most complete medical information on your pets, and the ability to anticipate drug interactions or other problems that can result from inappropriately administering medication? Before you purchase your next prescription or medication refill, ask us about our fully stocked pharmacy. You and your pet will benefit from our well-stocked pharmacy. We maintain a large inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical […]
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Although humans and animals are different in many ways, some advances in human medicine are also very useful for veterinary patients. One of these advances, diagnostic ultrasound, has proven to be a powerful tool in veterinary medicine. As a practice, one of our goals is to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are pleased to offer ultrasound services as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients. Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. This means that when we perform ultrasonography, we can see […]
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House Calls

Bringing a pet to the veterinarian’s office can be a challenge for pet owners with limited mobility, restricted transportation, or commitments at home that make outside errands and other activities difficult. Pet owners with multiple pets or very large dogs may also have difficulty bringing their pets in for examinations and other veterinary care, and some pets simply don’t do well in a traditional office setting. In our continuing efforts to offer the best veterinary care to all of our clients and their pets, we are pleased to offer house-call services to accommodate special needs. House calls permit us to […]
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Parasite Prevention and Control

There was a time when parasites like fleas, ticks, and roundworms were considered mostly a nuisance. Now, however, we know that parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. For example, ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans. Another type of parasite, called a heartworm, is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your pet’s lungs and heart, causing damage to these organs, and sometimes even death. Intestinal parasites, like roundworms and hookworms, also threaten pets and are even transmissible to humans. You […]
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Puppy and Kitten Care

Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations on this addition to your family! One of the first things you should do when you bring your new pet home is to introduce him or her to us – your veterinary care team. Puppy and kitten visits offer a unique opportunity to get you and your new pet off on the right foot! Your puppy or kitten visit will include a full “nose-to-tail” physical examination. We will look for any signs of illness and make sure that your new pet is in good health. Do you have questions about nutrition, […]
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Wellness Exams

Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life. A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and […]
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Surgery – Soft Tissue

Hardaway Veterinary Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality of veterinary medicine. We offer the latest techniques in surgical services for our patients. With a combined 40 plus years of complex and routine surgery experience, our team of doctors offers a wide range of surgical knowledge and expertise. If surgery is the answer our team is equipped to deliver the best possible results. Soft Tissue Surgery: Surgery is available on both a hospitalized or out-patient basis depending on the surgery performed, the home environment of the pet, and the capability of the owner to manage the pets immediate post-operative needs. Before […]
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Pets today can live longer, healthier lives than ever before—in part because of vaccines that help protect them from deadly infectious diseases. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common. Unfortunately, many infectious diseases still pose a significant threat to dogs and cats that are unvaccinated. Although vaccine programs have been highly successful and vaccines are considered routine today, we (as caregivers) and you (as pet parents) cannot afford to become complacent about keeping pets up-to-date on their vaccinations. Many vaccines are available for use in […]
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Dental Care

Does your best friend have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth. Even if you’re using treats and chews to help control tartar, these are frequently not enough to keep dental disease in […]
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Orthopedic Surgery

Before any orthopedic surgery, it will be necessary to bring your pet in for an evaluation. The evaluation may include a digital X-ray of the injury, often necessary to determine the extent of the damage. This will allow your veterinarian to determine the seriousness of your pet’s condition and if orthopedic surgery is appropriate.  If it is determined that orthopedic surgery is needed, your veterinarian will prepare and discuss the surgical plan with you and answer any preliminary questions you may have. Depending on the surgical procedure, we may use bone plates, pins, screws, or artificial joints to make the needed repairs. All […]
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Although humans and animals are different in many ways, some advances in human medicine are also very useful in veterinary patients. One of these advances, endoscopy, has proven to be a powerful diagnostic and therapeutic tool in veterinary medicine. As a practice, we consider it a goal to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are proud to offer endoscopy as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients. A fiberoptic endoscope is a long, narrow tube with a tiny camera at the tip. An endoscope can be rigid or very flexible, depending on […]
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Here’s what our clients are saying
about their experiences at Hardaway Veterinary Hospital.

Belgrade, MT
Dr. Gordon is excellent, kind, and not afraid to spend some time with his patients!

Rolland S.

Big Sky, MT
Dr. McDowell and staff were great!

Josh B.

Three Forks, MT
I had a great experience with Dr. Arndt. She was really great with my dog, explained all of the treatment options thoroughly, and was really reassuring.

David & Sara B.

Springhill, MT
Crystal was amazing with my Lucy. She was professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable. Crystal is an asset to your vet tech team.

Gretchen & Dan F.

Sedan, MT
Dr. Tranel was absolutely amazing! She was sincere and thorough during a truly terrifying time for us with our dog Abbott. I will recommend you guys to my friends. A million thanks to all your staff for their helpfulness and compassion!

Kyrstyn & Brian S.

Gallatin Gateway, MT
I love how they care so much about the animals.

Alisha & Josh K.

Belgrade, MT
Dr. Hardaway and his entire staff have taken care of all my kids for the last 20 years. I could not ask for a more competent, or caring staff to always show compassion and care for each and every patient and their family.

Midg & Bill O.

Four Corners, MT
The staff at Hardaway Vet are wonderful compassionate people. I appreciate the extra time and care that you give my mini-Aussies.

Bobbi M.

Churchill, MT
Appreciate being told that the vet was running late. We understand that these things happen, but just letting us know was great. Also as always, a great job explaining the issues with us and really did a great job showing compassion.

Pat L. & Bob S.

Ponderosa Pines, MT
We love Dr. Arndt. She's so great with my dogs, extremely helpful and explains everything. It's very evident that she and the entire staff care for their patients.

Marjorie H.

Logan, MT
My appointment was a farm call with a follow up phone call as my horse is at the trainers. Excellent!

Carolyn & John Alm

Amsterdam, MT
I had a great experience with Mambo. The staff and Dr. McDowell were very accommodating and caring.

Jane B.

Manhattan, MT
Dr. McDowell was professional and thorough. I appreciate her competence.

William & Lois D.

Pony, MT
We're pleased with the facility, staff and care our dogs receive on every visit. We always recommend Hardaway Vet to other people.

Jerry & Velda S.

Norris, MT
Dr. Arndt and Alanna were more than accommodating. The animals were handled carefully and tenderly. Will continue to utilize Hardaway Veterinary Hospital as the best clinic in the valley.


McAllister, MT
The whole team seems to work very well together and everyone seems to really enjoy being there. Thank you for taking such great care of my pets.

Bob B.

Mammoth, MT
Very happy to get an appointment on the day we called and we were taken as soon as we filled out the information. We will be sure to return.

Wendy W. & Charles L.

Jeffers, MT
I am so happy I bring my beloved dog and horses to Hardaway. The staff is always very helpful, friendly, kind, and the veterinarians are very knowledgeable. My dog, Jett, also appreciates the variety of dog treats available during the visits.

Annie W.

Harrison, MT
I was amazed with Dr. Arndt. She is patient and caring, and explains everything thoroughly.

Gary R. & Carolyn S.

Bridger, MT
My puppy loved you all! Thank you for a great first experience.

Karla E.

Bozeman, MT
I was able to be seen the day I called, even though it was a Saturday. Dr. Arndt answered all my questions and spent extra time with my pet. It was very obvious that she is devoted to her job!

Tina S.

Belgrade, MT
I was extremely happy with the service that was provided by everyone. It was definitely worth the drive from Shields Valley! I have already recommended your facility to my friends. I really felt that Dr. Hardaway was genuinely interested in my dog Jackson.

Kent & Kathi H.

Ennis, MT
The staff and doctors are always kind and patient with us. They truly care about our pet and answer all our questions. Thank you!

Steve & Mary S.

Brandon, MT
Thanks for getting Chisum in at the spur of the moment! Everyone was so nice and such a great help. Dr. Hardaway is the best!

Renee & Tim S.

Alder, MT
Everyone at Hardaway Vet from reception to the doctor are so pleasant, caring and thoughtful. I wouldn't bring my pets to anyone else!

Pete & Sharon D.

Willow Creek, MT
Copper is treated like family when she comes in. The staff is absolutely wonderful and the doctors are fantastic.

Amy & Brian M.

West Yellowstone, MT
What a lovely experience. I'm glad my friends recommended you to care for Rocky.🙂

Josie C. & Nate P.

Big Sky, MT
Doctor Tranel was amazing with Bentley!! She got his procedure done within a few hours and he's feeling so much better!!

Emma & Austin D.

Belgrade, MT
Your staff was absolutely wonderful. I could tell that they have a love and appreciation for animals and it showed in how calm Piper was around everyone.

Cody & Shelly B.

Bozeman, MT
The staff is great at Hardaway and really seem to care about our pets!

Marty & Laurie S.

Belgrade, MT
I am so happy to be working with your clinic. Everyone was so nice. The vet was so great. She made us feel so important. We have not experienced the enthusiasm and caring from other clinics we have gone to in the past. Thanks so much!

Kristen & Dan E.

Whitehall, MT
Very professional, compassionate and available. We have seen several of the small animal docs but our preference is Dr. Hardaway. He feels like part of the family. That is why I drive an hour from Whitehall to take my fur babies to Hardaway Veterinary Hospital.

C. Norlinder

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