A cornerstone of any quality veterinary practice is wellness care. During wellness exams we will perform a “nose to tail” examination your pet, evaluating systems and looking for changes from previous exams (dental disease, lumps/bumps, weight changes, etc.). We will also review current recommendations to keep your pet healthy such as diet, exercise, vaccinations, and parasite control.
Dental disease is the most common abnormality found in the pet population. Nearly all pets will have significant levels of dental disease during their lives. Our dental plans involve management and prevention (brushing, routine cleanings) as well as treatment of existing disease. We provide dental cleanings utilizing dental radiography, ultrasonic tooth scaling, polishing, and dental remedial measures such as extraction when appropriate. You take great care of your pet - don’t forget their teeth!
Obtaining high quality radiographs (X-ray images) is a critical diagnostic tool that we employ daily. Likewise, ultrasound has become an increasingly valuable part of the diagnostic arsenal. These non-invasive modalities give us immediate and accurate information to help diagnose your pet’s condition.
We are pleased to offer the highest level of surgical care for your pet. Most routine procedures can be performed in our office, using the latest and best anesthetic and monitoring protocols. We routinely perform spays and neuters, soft tissue surgery of all kinds, and some orthopedic procedures. If your pet requires a more difficult or unusual procedure, we will guide your referral to a surgical specialist.
Unlike many small animal hospitals, we perform all of our procedures using a CO2 surgical laser. Procedures performed using this advanced tool benefit from decreased bleeding, greater patient comfort post-operatively, and often less surgical time. Some operations especially benefit from the use of the CO2 laser, including oral and ocular surgery, mass removals, surgical declaws, and digital and rectal surgery.
Sometimes, when your pet is sick or injured, time is indeed of the essence. We maintain a full in-house laboratory for those times when treatment might otherwise be delayed by sending lab work out of house. In-house laboratory capabilities allow us to diagnose and treat your pet faster, for better care and improved outcomes. With modern laboratory machines, results are received faster and more accurately than ever before.
Internal medicine includes most of the non-surgical problems and diseases that we encounter. After wellness care, internal medicine problems are the most frequent reason for visits to our veterinary hospital. We are trained to address problems in all areas of internal medicine, including:
Of course, if a problem arises that requires specialty care, we are willing and able to refer you and your pet to a specialist in any of these disciplines.
The second most commonly encountered problem in veterinary medicine (after dental disease) is obesity. We understand that it is very difficult for pet owners to navigate the increasingly complex world of pet foods and pet nutrition. That is why we make it a priority to include nutritional counseling and weight management into every discussion of your pet’s health and wellness. Our entire staff is highly trained to assist you in providing quality nutrition in appropriate quantities with the goal of helping your pet achieve and maintain a healthy weight.