Nutritional Plans & Special Diets
Pet Care Products
Flea & Tick Control
Spay & Neuter
Allergy Testing & Desensitization
Pre-surgical Blood Work
Dental Care & Surgery
Heartworm Exam & Prevention
Euthanasia & Cremation
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT EUTHANIZE HEALTHY ANIMALS
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.
Diagnostic x-rays may be referred to outside specialists for review and consultation when indicated.
(soft tissue and orthopedic)
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.
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.
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.
A variety of both internal and external procedures are available for fracture repair.
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.
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.
Most, but not all, tumors (lumps and bumps) should be evaluated for surgical removal.
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.
Occasionally pets require hospitalization. During this time away from home, the following are available to your pet.
Administers a calculated daily amount of intraveinous fluids.
Vital Signs Monitoring
Climate controlled and clean hospital environment.
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.
Rabies Vaccination (annually as required by law)
Distemper, Parvo, Hepatitis, Lepto-5, Parainfluenza, Corona, Bordetella (suggested annually)
Physical exam and consultation (annually)
External parasite control (fleas/ticks)
Birth control (spay/neuter)
Fecal Floatation exam for internal parasites (as needed)
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