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Comprehensive Deafness Testing for Your Pet

St. Francis Animal Hospital of Columbia is one of the few testing centers in the area which offers the BAER hearing test to determine potential deafness, brain stem disease, or middle ear disease.

  • BAER test for 1 patient - $110

  • BAER test for 2 patients - $90 per patient

  • BAER test for 3 or more patients - $65 per patient


Hearing Evaluation

The BAER test is ideal for identifying deafness in breeds predisposed to hearing loss, which are:

  • Australian Cattle Dog

  • Australian Shepherd

  • Bull Terrier

  • Catahoula Leopard Dog

  • Dalmatian

  • English Cocker Spaniel

  • English Setter

Each ear is tested independently, and puppies which are deaf in one ear can still pass on the gene for deafness. If you're a breeder, you should not use a partially deaf dog in breeding programs.

We can schedule appointments to test an entire litter in one visit, and there is no office visit charge! Sedation, if necessary, is $20 per patient. 

Location

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Office Hours

*Hours to see the doctor are by appointment only. Office open Saturday, but presently no doctor appts.

Monday

8:00am

7:00pm

Tuesday

8:00am

7:00pm

Wednesday

8:00am

7:00pm

Thursday

8:00am

7:00pm

Friday

8:00am

5:00pm

Saturday

8:00am

12:00pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00am 7:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am 7:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am 7:00pm
Thursday
8:00am 7:00pm
Friday
8:00am 5:00pm
Saturday
8:00am 12:00pm
Sunday
Closed