Annual diagnostic and wellness checkups are an important part of your pet’s life. These checkups can help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection can improve Quality of Life and could potentially keep costs lower. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding illness, so any changes, even if seemingly slight, may be beneficial to let your veterinarian know.
Since our pets age faster than we do, it is even more important to bring your pet in for annual exams and blood work. Since many diseases and conditions worsen as the pet gets older, we are able to adjust treatment as needed.
Because you spend the most time with your pet, you are the pet’s expert, as well as his or her greatest advocate. Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioral changes in your pet, as well as any other concern you might have.
Advanced Medical Care
In addition to general medicine we also offer advanced medical procedures. We are a full-service hospital, offering everything from healthy to emergency care, grooming and boarding.
Your pets’ surgeon will perform a full exam to assure your pet is healthy enough to undergo their procedure. During the presurgical exam they will also review our recommended pre-surgery blood work to make sure they can be safely anesthetized. All patients are monitor from induction to full recovery with a pulse oximeter, which measures heart rate and blood oxygenation. We also give our clients the option of EKG comptometer, BP and core temperature monitoring. We use surgical gowns, caps, masks and gloves. All sutures are state of the are materials individually sterilized.
We also offer using a laser as a cutting tool versus a blade. This has show to reduce trauma to the skin and cauterize nerve endings, allowing the pet less pain at the surgical site.
IV Catheter and Fluids are an additional option that you can choose. Offering fluids during any surgical procedure aids kidney functions and helps the pet maintain a normal body temperature and blood pressure during anesthesia. It also allows doctors easy access to a vein if an emergency arises.
If your pet should need xrays, we have a state-of-the-art digital xray machine. Xrays are done on site, with minimal exposure to radiation. Since the xrays are taken on a digital machine, we are able to view them on a computer screen and can email them to specialists for consults if needed. We can also copy them onto a CD for you to take with you. Our veterinarians are also able to dental xrays during your pets’ dental procedures. This helps us see an entire tooth structure, as 70% of the tooth is below the gum line.
Broken Bones, Dislocations and Fractures
Cancer and other Benign Masses
Obstructions or Foreign Bodies in the stomach and intestines
Bladder and Kidney Stones
Hip Dysplasia - OFA Certifications
Tooth Root Abscesses, Oral Tumors, Fractures
Ultrasounds are a great tool for diagnosing many illness's. Our office has a digital ultrasound, also offering us to option to send the ultrasound for consults or emailing them to a specialist if a referral is needed.
Stem Cell Therapy is an all-natural, non-invasive procedure in place of or in conjunction with long-term drugs. The procedure is done in house, with typically a quick recovery time. The stem cells are harvested from the fat cells with in your pets abdomen, processed and injected in the problem site. We use MediVet to store/bank the cells, if you choose and can repeat injections as needed.
Laser therapy helps stimulate cells quicken repair time. The laser is a warm light that soothes and relive pain and discomfort. It helps with surgical incisions, osteoarthritis, and muscle damage.
In House Labwork
In emergent cases, we offer in house lab work versus sending out to the lab. This will help us quickly diagnose your pet and get them feeling better faster.