As your pet grows older, he or she may develop a range of diseases and conditions associated with aging, such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis and kidney disease. Despite the health problems often ...View Article
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Small Animal Services & Topics
Small Animal Services
Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Geriatric animals and pets with specific health issues benefit from a semi-annual examination. Thorough exams and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:
Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using modern monitoring equipment, the patient's vital signs, including blood pressure, pulsoximetry, temperature, respiration, and electrocardiogram (EKG) are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.
Behavioral Counseling: We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression. With any behavior problem, especially elimination problems, a medical problem must first be investigated and ruled out. For advanced behavior problems, we offer referral to a board certified veterinary behaviorist or a certified pet trainer.
Dentistry: Our dental services include digital dental x-ray, teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery. We offer referral to a board certified veterinary dentist for complicated and advanced cases.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services: Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic screenings and laser therapy services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.
Dietary Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.
Individualized Flea Control Programs: We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas and other parasites in your house, in your yard and on your pet.
Internal medicine consults: We offer referrals to internal medicine specialists who perform ultrasounds, endoscopic procedures, and other advanced diagnostics to help us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.
Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. Serology testing includes in-house tests for canine parvovirus (CPV), giardia, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), canine heartworm, ehrlichia, anaplasmosis and lyme disease. We utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Laser Therapy: We offer Laser Therapy which is a drug-free way to speed healing and is applicable in the treatment and maintenance of many illnesses, diseases and wounds. We have seen incredible results using laser therapy in the treatment of arthritis as well as speeding the healing process of open wounds. Ask us about this revolutionary technology.
Permanent identification: We offer microchip insertion for identification.
Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.
Radiology Services: Our on-site, digital X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.
Surgical Services: In our surgical facility, we provide a wide variety of surgical procedures including spays and neuters, mass removals, limited ophthalmic surgery, wound repair, some orthopedic procedures, dentistry, and abdominal (laparotomy) surgeries. We offer referral to specialists who offer opthalmic, orthopedic, and other surgeries requiring more expertise and/or special equipment.
Vaccinations: Our vaccination protocol is determined by your pets' lifestyle. We will discuss the benefits and risks of vaccines to determine the most appropriate plan for your companion animal. Not all vaccinations are required yearly and some are only used in specific circumstances. Vaccinations for puppies and dogs include rabies (legally required even for indoor only pets), distemper, parvovirus, upper respiratory virus, lyme, leptospirosis, bordetella. Vaccinations for kittens and cats include rabies (also required even if an indoor pet), calicivirus, feline rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia, chlamydia psittaci and feline leukemia.