The experience and knowledge of our staff combined with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities allow us to provide the highest quality of treatment for a wide variety of veterinary medical conditions. While we hope no such conditions befall our beloved patients, we are thoroughly prepared to handle them with superior care and compassion. Below please find more details on specific medical services we offer.
Complete Medical Assessment
To ensure a proper diagnosis, we often need to examine your pet. We begin a medical assessment by looking at your pet’s eyes, ears, and skin and checking his or her cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and skeletal systems for any abnormalities. We will perform blood and/or urine tests as necessary to check your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system, including the thyroid and adrenal glands. Based on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests, such as radiography (x-rays), endoscopy (internal scoping), ultrasound, or biopsy.
If you’re concerned that something may be wrong with your pet, please call us to schedule a medical assessment. Depending on the symptoms, we may ask you to bring in your pet right away.
Flea and Tick Control
One of the most common conditions seen in companion animal medicine, flea and tick treatment and prevention is not only essential for your pet, but for your home and family as well. These parasites not only cause irritation and discomfort to your pet, but are also capable of transmitting disease to animals and humans alike. Luckily, as common as flea and tick problems are, they are relatively easy to treat and prevent. We offer a range of preventative products and parasite control information, as well as effective treatments should exposure to these parasites occur.
Diagnostic Imaging Procedures
While the first step in evaluating the health of your pet is almost always a physical examination, the answers to your animal’s health questions often require the use of diagnostic technology that allows us to see beyond the physical exam. Our diagnostic imaging equipment, including state-of-the-art digital radiography, endoscopic imaging, and soundwave ultrasonography provide our doctors the ability to assess your animal’s health from the inside out. These practices afford us the opportunity to diagnose conditions clearly and conclusively with minimal invasiveness, ultimately improving the overall experience your pet has while in our care.
Oral disease is one of the most common yet most treatable and preventable ailments our pets face. Tartar build-up, chewing habits, traumatic injury and many other causes often lead to development of oral disease that, if left unchecked or untreated, can develop into serious deterioration of your pets teeth and health, ultimately lowering quality of life. Our animal dentistry program assesses the condition of your pets teeth and oral cavity, cleans away debris and tartar build-up, and treats problematic areas of deterioration. We recommend an oral evaluation at least once per year, often coinciding with a general wellness evaluation.
Skin disease is yet another common ailment experienced by many companion animals and can often result in extreme discomfort for your pet. Although it can occur independent of other ailments, skin disease is often secondary to an underlying primary condition, and is thus very useful as diagnostic evidence in exploring the overall health of your pet. Therefore, a dermatological assessment can not only address obvious skin disorders, but may also provide a road map to detecting and treating less obvious (but potentially more serious) health concerns.
Heart disease is a serious life-threatening condition that, like most ailments, has a better prognosis the earlier it is detected. Although most common in older pets, heart problems can affect pets of any age and lifestyle. Like many other diseases, heart problems may persist without any obvious physical evidence, often going undetected until it is too late. However, many heart problems can be identified with trained physical examination and diagnostic procedures including EKGs, radiographs, and ultrasound. In addition we maintain a close working relationship with local veterinary cardiologists for consultation if necessary.
Assessment of Hormone Function
Knowledge of an animal’s hormone function, a study known as Endocrinology, can be invaluable in diagnosing and treating your pet’s condition. Hormones are the chemical signals that the body uses to run its different systems, a concept we take advantage of in that imperfections in these systems are often reflected hormonally. By assessing these hormone levels, we have yet another diagnostic tool at our disposal to evaluate the overall health of your animal.