Our customized health care plans begin with prevention because this allows us to stay a step ahead of common illnesses. The more we work to keep your pet well, the more you’ll both be able to enjoy many years of healthy companionship. Of course, at any point should the need for medical attention arise, we are prepared to step in and assist by any means necessary. Our services include advanced diagnostic and surgical care, as well as dentistry and internal medicine.
In addition to our conventional veterinary care, we also offer several alternative treatment options. Veterinary acupuncture is available to naturally treat a wide variety of ailments, including arthritis and chronic pain. Laser therapy can be used to manage pain, improve mobility, and speed up the healing process following injury or surgery. Our goal is to provide for all of your loved one’s needs in one convenient location.
Learn more about our available services below.
Prior to surgery, our staff can provide an estimate of the procedure and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. Each individual patient is given a full examination prior to every procedure. We offer pre-surgical blood work to detect any abnormalities that may complicate the surgery. We use this information to develop an anesthetic protocol that is unique to your pet’s needs.
During the surgery, your pet’s body temperature is maintained with heated pads or water blankets. Your pet’s vital signs are monitored with the use of EKG, pulse oximetry, SPO2, blood pressure, and other devices. A certified veterinary technician is on hand to monitor your pet’s condition during surgery.
After the surgery is complete, your animal is observed in our recovery area by our nursing staff. A technician involved in the procedure will call you to update you on your pet’s condition.
Regular wellness exams also help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Knowing your pet’s personality and lifestyle will allow us to care for the specific needs and well being of your pet today and in the future.
The Animal Hospital uses the Datamar microchip system.
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Blood chemistry analysis
- Fecal analysis
These tests can play a vital role in your pet’s health care plan.
Our experienced, certified veterinary technicians play a key role in processing these important tests. This ensures quick, accurate, and same day results of your pet’s diagnostics. This information can open the window into your pet’s health condition and allows our veterinarian’s to develop a treatment plan for your pet. The Animal Hospital also works with a full service outside laboratory if more sophisticated tests are required.
- Bad breath – one of the first signs of dental disease
- A yellowish-brown crust of plaque in the teeth near your pet’s gum line
- Red and swollen gums
- Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
- Decreased appetite
- Difficulty eating or only chewing on one side of the
- Loose or missing teeth
The Animal Hospital offers many dental care services including regular cleanings, extractions, fillings, and root canals. Our state-of-the-art digital dental x-ray machine can reveal important pathology related to periodontal disease, gingivitis, infected teeth, and tumors.
Since dentals are performed under anesthesia, your pet receives a complete examination prior to the procedure and requires staying throughout the day in our hospital. After sedation, our trained technicians use an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque above and below the gum line. Next, a periodontal probe is used to check under the gum line for signs of periodontal disease. The teeth are then polished to smooth out imperfections on the teeth surface to prevent plaque and tartar buildup. A sealant can then be applied to the surface of each tooth to delay and prevent reoccurrence of plaque and tartar. Finally, the veterinarian will perform a complete oral examination on your pet. In most cases, your pet is able to go home the same day.
Dental care should not stop with the dental procedure. We offer a full line of dental oral hygiene products to maintain healthy teeth and gums. These include food, water additives, treats, an assortment of toothbrushes, toothpaste, sprays, and sealants. The Animal Hospital staff can educate you on these products. We can also demonstrate how to brush your pet’s teeth to help delay the build-up of plaque and tartar. Think of it as a great way for you to bond with your pet.
- Detecting heart and lungs issues
- Tumors within bones or soft tissue
- Bladder stones
- Joint disorders
- Obstructions in the stomach or gastrointestinal tract
Advanced procedures may also be examined with the use of x-rays. A barium series may be performed to evaluate your pet’s gastrointestinal tract for motility issues or obstructions, including ingestion of inappropriate objects. Urinary contrast studies can also be performed. These advanced procedures may be necessary for identifying difficult or chronic problems.