Routine Services Include
Annual Wellness Examinations
New Puppy or Kitten Exams
Senior Pet Care
Vaccines and Microchips
Annual Wellness Exams:
The comprehensive physical exam is the most important service we provide because every diagnosis begins here. The doctor will check all aspects of your pet's health including eyes, ears, teeth, skin, joint mobility, and behavioral issues. We have many other services at our disposal including the ability to perform blood analysis, radiographs, and urinalysis. The physical exam allows the doctor the ability to determine which diagnostic tests will be most beneficial.
Along with the wellness exam, parasite screening, and deworming, the doctor and staff will devise a vaccination plan to suit the individual needs of your pet.
One in three pets will become lost in their lifetimes. According to the American Humane Association only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats will find their way home. That is why we strongly recommend that your pet be microchipped. Chips are inserted under the skin with a single use syringe much like a vaccination. These chips transmit your pet's unique number when scanned with a hand held microchip reader.
Our hospital is equipped with in-house diagnostic services including radiology, laboratory facilities, ECG, and glaucoma screening. Preanesthetic testing screens for undetected health problems. This helps limit the risk of anesthesia and is recommended for all surgical procedures. When an injury or illness strikes we can provide information quickly so as to improve chances of a positive outcome.
Our surgical services encompass a wide variety of procedures including but not limited to:
Soft Tissue: foreign body removal, biopsy, tumor resection, eyelid surgery, enucleation, intestinal resection and anastomosis, hernia repair, bladder stone removal as well as OVH (spay) and neuter.
Our surgical patients are monitored by a technicians using the safest anesthetics available and digital equipment which allows us to maintain optimal sedation and address any changes in our patient's condition immediately. We provide pain management before and after surgery.
This is mandatory for all surgical procedures. You may be contacted if the doctor feels additional pain medication is necessary. Pain management is tailored to your pet's individual needs.
Periodontal disease is the most common infection seen in veterinary medicine today. There are clear indications that oral health status has a profound effect on your pet's general health. Regular dental visits are strongly recommended to remove the plaque and tarter that cause bacteria. All dental procedures including ultrasonic scaling and polishing are done under general anesthesia. Extractions may be necessary if teeth are loose and painful. The adverse effects of bad teeth on the overall health of your pet greatly outweigh the anesthetic risk.
We provide dietary counseling for each life stage as well as weight management and reduction. We may recommend prescription diets that provide the necessary nutritional requirements to benefit your pet.
A mosquito borne illness, heartworm disease is common in our area. It affects dogs and cats. Our clinic strongly recommends an annual test for this disease and with a negative result, a preventative medication is prescribed.