Out pets can’t always tell us what’s wrong or what hurts. We have several diagnostic tools at our disposal to help us find the answers.
Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available.
The veterinarians and staff at our clinic are ready to provide your pet with cutting edge veterinary medical care. From wellness exams and vaccines to advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures, your dog, cat or ferret will receive high quality care at our hospital.
Chemistry - assess organ function;
CBC - complete blood count
Rule out infection and presence of crystals and/or abnormal cells
Test for intestinal parasites
Radiograph - Digital X-ray
This allows us a peak at the inside of your pet. We can use this to rule out bone fractures/ abnormalities, identify degenerative joint disease (arthritis) and assess organ size/shape.
Needle aspirates and skin scrapes
Dental Care For Your Pet is Very Important
Brushing your dog or cat’s teeth is often not an every easy task. Tartar/plaque builds up and traps bacteria in the gum line. The gingivitis that ensues can cause issues with the liver and kidneys, plus deteriorating health of the individual teeth. But what we really notice is the bad breath that accompanies it when we get those puppy kisses.
A dental exam is performed with the yearly physical. At that time we can decide what is needed in your pet’s case to promote the best dental health. In some cases at home care is all that is needed ( routine brushing/rinses, dental chews, water additives ). In other cases general anesthesia is required for a full periodontal exam and treatment.
Oral mass removal/biopsy
Teeth scaling and polish
Spay / Castration
Soft Tissue Surgery
Mass Removal / Biopsy; Hematoma Tacking; Laceration / Wound Repair
When medically necessary
Hernia repair (umbilical and inguinal)
Cystotomy (bladder surgery)
Gastrotomy / enterotomy (stomach and intestinal surgery)
Enucleation (removal of the eye); Eyelid Mass Removal; Corneal Scape/Grid; Conjunctival Grafts; Pocket Imbrication (cherry eye)
Vaccinations Are Important For Your Pet to Prevent Disease.
Many of these diseases are deadly, fortunately many are rarely seen due to our access to these life-saving vaccines. But if pet owners decline to vaccinate their pets, we will see a resurgence of these deadly diseases that will affect our pet populations, especially as we see more and more pet socialization (boarding, grooming, dog parks and doggie day care) and travel. Our vaccine recommendations are given on a case to case basis depending on your lifestyle and your pets chance of exposure.
Canine Core Vaccines
Rabies; DHPP - Distemper, Hepatitis, Para-influenza, Parvovirus; Lepto
Canine Non-core Vaccines
Bordatella; Influenza; Lyme
Feline Core Vaccines
Rabies; FVRCP - Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calci, Panleukopenia
Yearly vet visits are recommended for all pets. There are many conditions that if caught early can be treated and even cured to extend your pet’s life. Most of these conditions in their early stages will not have signs that a pet owner may see at home, but may be identified by a veterinary professional.
Heart worm and tick-borne disease testing; Feline leukemia / FIV testing; Fecal screening; Blood chemistry / CBC; Radiology
There are so many choices out there for your pet’s diet. As veterinary professionals we have been educated in what is best your your specific pet. We can advise you in what, when and how much you should feed.
Parasite Control and Prevention
Intestinal parasites; Fleas/Ticks, Mites; Lice
We want the best for our pets and we want them to live their best life. We can help. As your pet ages you may see changes in their ability to move and wonder if they are experiencing pain or senility. You can use us as a tool to keep your pet comfortable and improve their day to day quality of life.
Behavior issues are common. Whether it is typical puppy/kitten issues or separation anxiety or dog/cat aggression or inappropriate urinations. These are all things that with the right guidance can be improved and in many cases resolved.
Improves the Flow of Qi To Increase the Quality of Life
In some cases medical treatment is not enough to keep your pet comfortable. Acupuncture can be used in coordination with western medicine to give your pet the best quality of life. Acupuncture can be used to assist in the treatment of GI issues, skin problems (allergies, itching, rashes), urinary/ kidney disease, heart disease, lung disease (asthma/bronchitis), neurological issues (seizures, spinal cord disease), behavior (anxiety and/or aggression), chronic health problems due to arthritis/lameness or cancer.