Our ICU medical treatment room is equipped for all manners of medical procedures and patient care including
emergencies, dentistry, hospitalization and monitoring of sick or injured pets
Preventative medicine starts with a comprehensive "head to tail" physical examination at least once a year. Based on your pets' exam findings, age and lifestyle, we may recommend specific screening tests, treatments or vaccinations to protect against certain diseases or parasites.
We recommend only using those vaccinations that have been shown to be safe and effective, are necessary to prevent a disease that poses a realistic threat to your pet or are required by state law. Not all vaccines are appropriate for every pet. We review our vaccination protocols continuously and use only those vaccines we believe to be the safest and most effective available.
Radiographs (X-rays) are an important diagnostic tool for evaluating internal organs, orthopedic conditions and injuries due to trauma. Digital radiography allows for enhanced analysis of skeletal and soft tissue structures. Contrast radiography can further define and reveal subtle abnormalities that may confirm a diagnosis. The digital format also allows for consultation with a board certified radiologist with the click of a mouse.
We perform a variety of orthopedic and soft tissue surgical procedures.
Our surgical suite is equipped with central oxygen, a medical gas evacuation system, surgical suction, electrocautery and equipment for monitoring EKG, blood pressure, respiration, SpO2 and core-temperature during anesthetic procedures.
Ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive and non-painful way to evaluate organs, diagnose certain conditions and determine the stage of many disease processes. Ultrasound is particularly useful in detecting fluid in body cavities and recognizing changes in soft tissues and can aid in the collection of diagnostic samples. Ultrasound can also be useful in determining the expected "due date" for pregnant animals. Ultrasound can usually be easily performed on awake animals without sedation or anesthesia.
Laboratory diagnostics include both in-house and outside labs. We have an in-house lab for blood chemistry analysis, complete blood counts, fecal examinations and parasite screening. We also perform microscopic evaluation of tissue samples and fluid analysis.
Blood screening and laboratory tests can be a valuable part of a preventative medicine program as well as an invaluable diagnostic aid in determining the cause of illness in sick pets.
We recommend annual heart worm testing and parasite screening and strongly encourage periodic blood health profiles for older pets.
For special testing we also will use a number of outside commercial labs.