Just like the medical problems that people encounter, our pets also may suffer from conditions that affect any part of the body. Sometimes a pet owner may not even be sure that there is something wrong since your pet can’t tell you.
Our professionals have the experience and training to see the subtle changes in the way your pet acts or appears. Like a detective searching for clues, we piece together the information to make an accurate diagnosis and tailor the best solution for you and your pet’s health needs.
The most common signs of illness in medical cases that we encounter are skin related disorders, diseases and trauma to the eyes and ears and gastrointestinal problems. At times, what appears to be a benign problem such as a lump in the skin or an upset stomach, may be an early indicator of a more significant problem.
Pain management is an integral part of every medical and surgical procedure
All pets will likely undergo a surgical procedure in their lifetime. Most pets will have an elective procedure (spaying/neutering) or may require surgical intervention for a gastrointestinal obstruction or tumor removal. In most cases, a client’s biggest concerns are comfort and safety.
Our highly trained doctors and nursing staff follow strict anesthetic protocols to ensure the safety of your pet. Pre-anesthetic blood panels are evaluated, prior to anesthesia, to alert us to any potential difficulties. During the anesthetic procedure, the patients are maintained on heated blankets and wrapped in Bair Hugger® warming units. ECG, blood pressure and oxygen saturation levels are continually monitored and supported with intravenous fluid therapy.
Pain management is an integral part of every medical and surgical procedure. Depending on the procedure, this may involve pre- and post-operative analgesic injections as well as local anesthetic blocks. Oral pain medications are often dispensed in order to maintain comfort levels at home. Studies show that actively managing pain before it becomes a problem actually helps speed up your pet’s recovery.