When your pet is ill or injured prompt, effective care is imperative. We are equipped to provide that care in most instances. A thorough physical exam will start the process. Accurate patient history, careful examination, a stethoscope, ophthalmoscope, video otoscope and thermometer along with experience can identify many problems.
Minor problems may be diagnosed and treated after a physical exam. Some conditions may require further laboratory testing to accurately diagnose. Our in house laboratory allows us to rapidly run fecal exams, routine blood tests including CBC and complete serum chemistry panels and heartworm tests.We can also perform microscopic examination of samples for bacteria and other organisms. More specialized laboratory testing is available by sending samples out to veterinary diagnostic labs.
Sometimes we need an internal examination. Radiography and ultrasound are noninvasive means of examining size, position and structure of internal organs.
If your pet needs surgery to remove a mass, repair a broken bone, retrieve a gastrointestinal foreign body or an exploratory to help diagnose a condition, we can perform these surgeries safely with modern anesthetic techniques and a laser to replace a scalpel. Your pet can be hospitalized and cared for when his condition is stable. More critical cases are referred to local specialty hospitals that have critical care departments.
When there is oral disease such as gingivitis, broken teeth or masses we can help with dentistry, periodontal care, oral surgery and dental extractions. We refer to a board certified veterinary dentist for more complicated restorations and root canal therapy.
We have in our pharmacy many medications to treat a wide variety of conditions from infections to heart disease to glandular imbalances.