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Westside Animal Clinic offers a wide range of medical and surgical procedures that include but are not limited to the following:

Physical Examinations
Nutritional Plans & Special Diets
Pet Care Products
Prescription Medicines
Emergency Care
Flea & Tick Control
Vaccinations
Spay & Neuter
Preventive Medicine
Hematology Laboratory
Radiology
Allergy Testing & Desensitization
Anesthesia
Pre-surgical Blood Work
Pain Management
Orthopedic Surgery
C-Section
Exploratory Surgery
Dental Care & Surgery
Tumor Removal
Urinary Surgery
Heartworm Exam & Prevention
Dermatology
Euthanasia & Cremation

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT EUTHANIZE HEALTHY ANIMALS

 

LABORATORY & DIAGNOSTICS
 

Hematology (bloodwork)
In-house lab to quickly obtain results for assessing organ function and blood counts. This time saving procedure allows us to start proper treatment as quickly as possible.

Radiology
Diagnostic x-rays may be referred to outside specialists for review and consultation when indicated.

SURGERY

(soft tissue and orthopedic)

Anesthesia

We use gas anesthesia (isoflurane) for most procedures. This is similar to that used in human hospitals and is one of the safest inhalant anesthetics available. The patient's status is monitored with an anesthetic monitoring device that constantly measures oxygen level, heart rate, and respiratory rate. These indices help us recognize potential problems quickly and respond accordingly.

 

Pre-Surgical Blood Work

We strongly recommend blood work (hematology) before any surgical procedure, especially for pets five years of age or older. These procedures can be performed in our lab. If results indicate any concerns. Surgery may be postponed unless there is some life threatening situation that requires immediate attention.

I.V. Catheter

We recommend placing an I.V. catheter during some surgical procedures. If an emergency should occur, ready I.V. access is available. This can save critical time.

Pain Management

Controlling pain is very important to our staff. We firmly believe there is no excuse for animals to suffer unnecessary pain. We use both injectable and oral medication in the hospital and dispense oral pain medications for use at home.

Orthopedic Surgery

A variety of both internal and external procedures are available for fracture repair.

C-Section

We are available to assist your pregnant pet during a difficult delivery.

Exploratory & Foreign Body Removal

Both dogs and cats have a tendency to sometimes swallow objects that may become lodged in various areas of the digestive system. Such objects include, but are not limited to socks, string, pantyhose, pecans, and many others. Once, even a cell phone.

Dental

This area of pet health care is often overlooked. Ignored, the mouth may become painful and develop an offensive odor. Bacteria can also affect internal organ systems, especially the heart valves. This situation can result in a valvular insufficiency leading to congestive heart failure. Some caretakers express concern over anesthesia in older dental patients. This misplaced concern can be a double-edged sword. The affects of dental disease often pose a greater risk than the anesthesia. Today's much safer gas anesthesia, anesthetic monitoring devices, and pre-anesthetic bloodwork contribute to minimize these concerns.

Tumor Removal

Most, but not all, tumors (lumps and bumps) should be evaluated for surgical removal.

Urinary Surgery

Urinary calculi (stones) can cause a urinary blockage creating an emergency surgery situation. Post-surgery, dietary issues usually need to be addressed.

Spay & Neuter

Millions of unwanted stray animals are euthanized annually. Responsible owners have their pets neutered. Spaying the female dog has many benefits which include prevention of pyometra (pus in the uterus), the mess associated with the heat cycle, not attracting every male dog in the neighborhood, or having to raise and adopt out an unwanted litter often of mixed parentage. Females spayed early in life tend to be healthier older adults. Neutered males tend to be less aggressive with much less desire to roam.

HOSPITALIZATION
 

Occasionally pets require hospitalization. During this time away from home, the following are available to your pet.

I.V. Pump
Administers a calculated daily amount of intraveinous fluids.

Special Diets

Vital Signs Monitoring

Climate Controlled
Climate controlled and clean hospital environment.

 

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

 

Our goal is to achieve the highest potential for your pet's health and well being. Through annual preventive health programs, like those listed below, your pet can be protected against the most common threats.

Vaccination recommendations closely follow guidelines as set forth by the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Animal Hospital Association.

 

Feline Programs
 
Rabies Vaccination (annual as required by law)
Rhino, Calici, Chlamydia (suggested annually)
Physical exam/consultation (annually)
Fecal flotation exam for internal parasites (as needed)
Nutritional Plan
External parasite control (fleas/ticks)
Birth control (spay/neuter)

 

Canine Programs
 

Rabies Vaccination (annually as required by law)
Distemper, Parvo, Hepatitis, Lepto-5, Parainfluenza, Corona, Bordetella (suggested annually)
Physical exam and consultation (annually)
Nutritional Plan
External parasite control (fleas/ticks)
Birth control (spay/neuter)
Fecal Floatation exam for internal parasites (as needed)

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