Spaying is the procedure where the uterus and ovaries are removed from a female. Having a female “fixed” before she first comes into heat can help reduce the risk of certain cancers and infection.
Neutering is the male equivalent of spaying, where the testes are removed. Having a male “fixed” around the age of 6 months can limit the development of poor behavioral traits and aggression, as well as helping to avoid risks of prostate issues and cancer.
The simple procedure of micro-chipping has helped reunite thousands of pets with their families; without proper identification 90% of pets never make it home. The procedure is similar to a vaccination and takes just a few seconds with no anesthetic required.
To grow into strong, healthy dogs and cats, puppies and kittens need good veterinary care from an early age. We offer a wide variety of vaccinations as well as blood and fecal tests to ensure that your new pet gets the very best start in life.
We offer our clients and their fur-kids the highest possible standard of surgical techniques, using the latest technologies.
Regular professional tooth cleaning is important for the maintenance of your pet’s oral health. As with humans, healthy teeth and gums are important for overall physical health.
Diagnostic imaging is non-invasive and comes in several forms. We are able to offer both radiographs (X-rays) and ultrasounds, depending on your pet's needs.
Some pets, such as those who suffer with food allergies, obesity, urinary or metabolic diseases require special pet foods, but all pets benefit from a healthy balanced diet. Our trained staff will happily advise you on the right diet for your pet, helping to keep them happy, healthy and active!
Behavioral problems are common complaints; solutions to behavioral issues can sometimes be remedied by a consultation with our staff, but more serious issues may require a referral to a veterinary behaviorist.
Before any surgery, rest assured that your pet will be screened to make sure they can safely undergo the procedure, and that any anesthetics used will be specifically tailored to your pet’s needs.
Our fully trained veterinary and technical staff will be on hand to monitor ECG, blood pressure and oxygen saturation during the procedure, and provide intensive after surgery care.
Recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care; our technicians are trained to monitor for pain and, if necessary, round the clock overnight care can be provided through your choice of veterinary emergency clinic.
Pet dental care starts with a good oral exam under anesthesia; that’s followed up with a digital dental x-ray to help us identify problem areas.
We clean each tooth thoroughly, both above and below the gum line; polishing the teeth creates a smooth, lustrous tooth surface that is more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.
We can also help with advanced dental care, including root canals, caps and braces, by providing a specialist referral.
Radiographs, or X-rays, are the most common form of imaging used by veterinarians. They are particularly useful for diagnosing issues like broken bones, arthritis, foreign items in the digestive tract, and other common concerns.
Ultrasound is a painless diagnostic procedure that uses sound waves to penetrate internal organs and creates screen images that can be viewed to check for issues. Our ultrasounds are provided by a mobile specialist that comes to our clinic to preform the ultrasound. Ultrasounds need to be scheduled a few days in advance.
A veterinary behaviorist is a veterinarian with advanced training in the normal and abnormal behaviors of animals, the underlying disease states that may contribute to behavioral changes, the general psychology of learning and in therapeutic medicines.
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