our x-ray machine generates digital images that are stored immediately and permanently to your pet’s computerized medical record. the images can be enlarged, rotated, and otherwise manipulated to more easily visualize and diagnose skeletal and soft tissue diseases. additionally, the images can be burned to a cd for you to take home, or sent via the internet for specialist consultations. we also perform ultrasounds to help aid in the accurate diagnosis of your pet's illness.
the therapeutic laser is used for the treatment of pain and accelerated tissue repair. it is a non-painful, non-invasive modality that treats many conditions (ie: osteoarthritis, post-surgical pain, ear disease, oral disease, and skin infections).
the co2 surgical laser reduces the pain and swelling associated with invasive procedures. our surgical laser offers precision cutting while sealing blood vessels and nerve endings resulting in reduced discomfort and faster healing times.
surgical patients will have pre-anesthetic lab work, an intravenous catheter, endotracheal intubation, state-of-the art monitoring equipment, pain management, and patient warming devices to help ensure a safe and comfortable procedure and recovery. from “routine” procedures such as spays and neuters, to abdominal exploratory surgeries and beyond, we will cater an anesthetic protocol to your pet’s unique needs.
orthopedic and complex surgeries that might otherwise be referred to a specialty facility can be scheduled in advance with one of our talented surgeons. we are proud to offer our clients this convenient and often money-saving option.
one size does not fit all when it comes to vaccinations. we take age, breed, and lifestyle into account when we design a vaccine protocol that will be safe and effective for your pet. some vaccines carry a higher risk for side-effects versus the chance that your pet may actually fall ill to the disease they immunize against. over-vaccination may lead to certain cancers and autoimmune diseases as our pets age, so it is important to minimize vaccinations when medically prudent.
microchipping is the safe and professional way to identify an animal. while collars may fall off and identification tags may get lost, a microchip stays with your pet for life. each microchip contains a personal, one-of-a-kind identification number that associates an animal as part of a family. the personal information connected to each chip includes the animal’s guardian, veterinarian's information, alternate contact and the animal's personal information. the microchip is smaller than a grain of rice and is completely harmless. just like a vaccination, the microchip is injected under the skin of an animal (typically in the scruff of the neck) where it remains safely for life.
dental care is very important for your pet’s long-term health. although you might initially only notice your pet’s unpleasant breath, untreated dental disease can lead to problems within your pet’s heart and kidneys. we will check your pet’s teeth during each routine examination. we will make recommendations to you that may include anesthesia-free scaling and polishing, a general anesthetic deep cleaning, and various home-care products that are easy and fun to use. if a general anesthetic cleaning is required, we will radiograph each oral quadrant using our state-of-the-art digital dental radiograph machine to assess tooth root health and plan the best procedure for your pet.
we have the ability to diagnose and treat many common eye ailments. our facility can test intraocular pressure and tear production, check for lesions on the cornea and for abnormalities within the anatomy of the eye. while some complex ophthalmic conditions may require a visit with a specialist, we can get some of the initial diagnostics out of the way and refer your pet to a trusted eye care center in your area.
we offer cardiac auscultation, digital thoracic radiographs and electrocardiograms to determine heart health. our pharmacy stocks a wide range of medications to treat heart disease. we work closely with veterinary cardiology specialists to individualize your pet's treatment.
acupuncture has been utilized successfully as a healing modality for the treatment of disease for thousands of years. acupuncture needles stimulate nerves, blood flow, muscles, and connective tissue in order to restore and maintain health. the most commonly treated conditions are musculoskeletal pain, neurologic disease (including seizure disorders), kidney failure and immune disorders.
we offer serum antibody allergy testing. this blood test checks for food, environmental, and inhalant allergies specific to your pet’s home zip code. it is a minimally-invasive way to determine why your allergic pet may be so uncomfortable. test results include food recommendations and can be used to prepare a customized treatment protocol for injections that can be administered either in our facility or in the comfort of your home.
companion animals can also suffer from depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, aggression, and other mental diseases. medications and behavior modification can help to alleviate symptoms and help these pets become more manageable in a home environment.
diagnostic testing is available from both our in-hospital laboratory and our outside reference laboratory. blood tests can check for vaccine immunity, various viruses, endocrine problems, organ function, cell counts, and much more. although most people only think of running lab tests when the patient is ill, we also recommend routine screenings based upon age, health status and other factors. additional tests include biopsy, fecal exams, cytology and urinalysis. some results can be obtained while you wait while others may take a few days.
during these tough economic times, we encourage the use of online pharmacies so that you can get the best value on your pet’s prescriptions and special diets. you can order many of these products through the pet portal link on this website. in our hospital, we offer starter packs of prescription diets and predominantly stock veterinary-only labeled pharmaceuticals. we will often give you a written prescription so that you can pick up needed generic drugs at a local human pharmacy of your choice at a lower cost. we stock a full range of medicated shampoos, parasite preventatives, neutraceuticals, vitamins and dental health supplies.