We are a full-service veterinary hospital that provides preventive and wellness medicine, including individualized vaccine and life-stage care, surgical and dental services, internal medicine, physiotherapy/rehabilitation, radiography, and in-house diagnostics.
Wellness and Vaccination Programs
Help us keep your pet healthy by bringing them in for regular exams and vaccinations! Pets age far faster than people do, so significant changes in your pet’s health can happen in a short time.
Wellness programs allow us to diagnose diseases and conditions early, when they are easier to treat or manage. Often, we can help prevent diseases entirely, just by ensuring that your pet has received appropriate vaccinations and preventives.
We recommend that healthy pets visit us once a year. Puppies, kittens, senior pets, and pets with health issues or illnesses need more frequent checkups.
We’ll work with you to create a wellness program, including a vaccination and prevention protocol, specific to your pet’s needs while taking into account your busy schedule.
We want to ensure your pet is always parasite-free. Parasites like fleas, mosquitoes, and ticks can wreak havoc on you and your pet’s lives, not to mention spread diseases like heartworm and Lyme disease.
When used correctly, parasite control can keep your pet feeling happy inside and out. We design your pet’s protection specifically around his/her lifestyle to ensure the utmost prevention without giving medications unnecessarily.
We are equipped to handle a wide variety of medical conditions, including emergencies.
We can perform many diagnostic procedures directly in the clinic at our in-house lab, and therefore we can often give you immediate answers. Our goal is to start treating your pet faster. In some cases, your pet may require hospitalization and further diagnostic tests.
Our veterinarians provide many surgical services at our clinic, ranging from routine spay/neuter to advanced procedures. Our team will take precautions to ensure that your pet receives a safe anesthetic.
We perform a physical exam and pre-anesthetic blood tests before surgery, monitor your pet during surgery, and provide pain medication during recovery.
Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we occasionally refer them to specialists (board-certified veterinary surgeons) to perform complex operations when advanced equipment or training will be beneficial.
Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring
Anesthesia and patient monitoring varies greatly among clinics. When choosing a veterinarian, it's important to question the types of anesthetics used and the protocols for monitoring anesthesia.
During surgery and other medical procedures, our veterinarians and technicians monitor all patients to ensure their safety. We monitor every single procedure, regardless of whether it’s routine or more advanced.
The type of anesthesia we use depends on the procedure. Some require general anesthesia, while others may only call for local anesthesia.
For more specific information on our protocols, please contact us with any questions.
We know the issue of pain management is of great concern to pet owners today. No one, especially our staff, ever wants an animal to be in pain.
A pet can be in pain both before and after surgery, as a result of trauma, or from arthritis or other illnesses. As in human medicine, we have a variety of medications available to manage your pet’s pain, no matter the cause.
We would be pleased to discuss the options available to you and your pet under any of the above circumstances.
Dog and Cat Dentistry
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease by the age of 3.
Every meal leads to plaque deposited on teeth. If plaque is not brushed off, it will become tartar. Eventually the tartar can lift the gum line, exposing the deep structures of the tooth, allowing bacteria to invade, and eventually causing the tooth to loosen and even fall out.
Signs of dental disease are:
- Bad breath (“dog breath” is not normal or healthy!)
- Reluctance to chew food
- Swollen or bleeding gums
Left untreated, dental disease will cause pain for your pet. As well, bacteria can get out of the mouth and into the blood stream through the damaged root structures. These bacteria can then enter the heart, liver, and kidneys, resulting in severe disease.
Regular veterinary exams and preventive dental programs involving dental diets/chews and brushing can help significantly reduce your pet’s risk of dental disease.
Radiographs have a lot of uses in veterinary medicine. We can use them to look for changes in bones/joints (such as fractures or arthritis) or examine your pet’s internal organs like their heart, lungs, gastro-intestinal system, liver, kidneys, and more!
We recommend radiographs as part of our diagnostic work-up for many conditions.