Behavioral problems are the number one reason pets are taken to animal shelters. If you are experiencing a behavioral problem with your pet we offer examinations, counseling, behavior modification programs, and sometimes drug therapy to help resolve the issue. We can also refer you to veterinarians specializing in behavior medicine as the situation warrants.
CareCredit for Veterinary Health
Whether it's a routine checkup or emergency surgery, you shouldn't have to worry about how to get the best medical care for the pet you love. That's why we're pleased to offer CareCredit®, North America's leading client payment program. CareCredit® lets you say "yes" to the best treatment for your pet immediately, and pay for it over time with monthly payments that fit easily into your budget.
The credit card for health services
CareCredit® is the credit card exclusively for healthcare services. CareCredit® offers convenient monthly payment terms, zero hidden fees, and minimum monthly payments. You can use your CareCredit® card over and over for all your pet's fol-up care as well as annual exams and vaccines. So you can focus on what really matters, like playing fetch and learning new tricks.
For Veterinary procedures, CareCredit offers:
· Enjoy monthly payments
· Start your pet's treatment immediately
Learn more by visiting CareCredit.com or contacting our office. Ready to apply? Apply online for your CareCredit card today. Go to our "Related Links" button and look up the Care Credit Online Application. You'll be seeing clearer in no time. Apply Now.
Class IV Therapy Laser
Laser therapy uses deep penetrating light waves to allow your cat to heal faster after surgery, dental extraction, or any traumatic injury. It eases pain and improves mobility without the use of pharmaceuticals. Your geriatric cat may realize relief of aches and pains, and have more flexibilty and improved quality of life. These are some of the disorders that respond to laser therapy: arthritis, post surgical pain relief and speed of healing, ear infections, wounds, cystitis, insect stings, gingivitis, degenerative joint disease, and more. Ask us for more detail.
Complete Diagnostic and Ancillary Care
We offer a full range of diagnostic (radiography, blood analysis, etc) and ancillary services to diagnose and manage both minor and major health problems. Our team of experienced veterinarians and support staff are here to assist you with the outpatient and inpatient care needed throughout the life of your pet.
Comprehensive Physical Examinations
Early detection of health problems can allow for prompt treatment. At least once, and perhaps twice per year, your pet should have a complete physical examination. Remember, your pet's lifespan is shorter than ours and their health can change significantly over a 12-month period.
Dental Services and Teeth Cleaning
Proper dental care is as important for your pet as it is for you. In addition to preventing bad breath and periodontal disease it can also prevent infection from spreading through the blood stream to your pet's liver, kidneys, and heart. This bacterial shower can lead to permanent organ damage affecting your pet's overall health.
Diagnostic Laboratory Testing
Our extensive laboratory services provide information that is critical to the sick or injured pet. We have access to both an in-house and centralized reference laboratory for extensive diagnostic testing, allowing animals to receive appropriate treatment in a timely manner.
We are equipped with sophisticated instruments that allow us to measure many laboratory values.
As a compliment to our regular laboratory services, our in-house diagnostic capabilities allow us to get results pre-surgically, or in an emergency, within minutes.
We carry prescription diet foods and special low fat treats. Please check with your veterinarian for information regarding your pets specific nutritional needs.
We believe strongly in the judicious use of pain medication. Our philosophy is "when in doubt, knock pain out."
Pet Identification and Microchip System
A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath a pet's skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for the pet's entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.
Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned the registry is called and the owner can be contacted.
We stock an extensive drug inventory so medications can be dispensed before leaving the clinic.
We have a state-of-the-art x-ray machine that produces excellent quality radiographs (X-rays).
Radiographs are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical problems.
Senior Pet Care and Geriatric Pet Evaluations
In recent years, great strides have been made in recognizing the special needs and requirements of our "senior citizen" dogs and cats. Our veterinarians are well equipped with the knowledge and diagnostic tools to identify age related problems and formulate realistic strategies to allow our pets to live longer and healthier lives. If your dog is seven to nine years of age or older (depending on breed) or your cat is ten years of age or older, it is now in its geriatric years. We will be happy to discuss with you our recommendations for geriatric testing and geriatric diets.
Spay & Neuter
Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there are not enough homes for all the animals. As a result, every year 4 to 6 million animals are euthanized because there are no homes for them.
Spay and neuter your pet! In addition to saving lives, spaying and neutering can also drastically improve your pet's health and life expectancy. The idea that pets become fat or lazy when they are spayed or neutered is a myth. Sterilized pets lead healthier, longer lives. Spaying a female eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Neutering a male reduces the risk of prostate disease and testicular cancer. Neutering also makes your pet more affectionate and less likely to roam, get in fights, or become lost.
Surgery of the thyroid
Treatment for hyperthyroidism-See the category "Thyroid Surgery".
Our hospital is well-equipped to perform most minor and major surgical procedures from spays and neuters to more complicated emergency, orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries.
Prior to surgery, each patient receives a thorough physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that might endanger your pet's health. Because not all problems can be detected on examination, we also suggest preanesthetic blood & urine testing. These tests not only give us a more complete picture of your pet's health, but also allow us to tailor an anesthetic regime that is specific for your pet.
We offer a wide variety of anesthetic protocols tailored to your pet's individual needs. We use state-of-the-art anesthetic machines offering both isoflurane and sevoflurane anesthesia. Please discuss these options with our staff. We also utilize a variety of anesthetic monitoring devices including Doppler blood pressure monitors, respiratory monitors, and other cardiac monitoring equipment.
Pain management is an important part of our pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative anesthetic and medical protocol. All surgical patients, including those undergoing routine procedures such as ovariohysterectomy or castrations, receive pain control medications. We urge you to discuss operative pain management options with our staff.
We are skilled in the surgical correction of hyperthyroid diease. Our surgeon has over 30 years of experience in the successful correction of hyperthyroid disease. This can be a valuable alternative therapy for clients who choose not to medicate their cat for a lifetime or treat with radioactive I-131.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging procedure that complements X-rays and allows our clinicians to better visualize internal organs in the chest and abdomen. This painless diagnostic technique is normally done without sedation of your pet. Ultrasound is invaluable for making treatment decisions for various types of heart disease. It also allows us to biopsy organs such as the liver, kidney and spleen through a tiny "keyhole" incision. Using the ultrasound image as a guide, major surgery is avoided and your pet can often go home the same day.
Vaccinations and Preventative Medicine
Due to the many recent discoveries and innovations in veterinary medicine your pet can be protected against most major infectious diseases. Today many immunizations and preventative treatments are available that did not exist a decade ago. Our staff can assist you in deciding which preventative measures are necessary for your pet.