Our experienced veterinary team provides comprehensive medical care, ranging from routine to advanced procedures and treatments.
Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial. Below you will find a list of treatments that we currently offer in-house.
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Do you need advice regarding the redirection of unwanted behaviors such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling, or aggression? We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners face. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners. It is our goal to work with you towards a solution.
When it comes to orthopedic care, prevention, detection, and treatment of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments are an important and vital part of keeping your pet up, running, and healthy. In addition to a thorough physical exam, we use laboratory tests and radiological findings to determine the cause of your pet’s pain and/or the extent of their injury or illness.
Whether a pet has a congenital heart condition or a cardiology issue that has developed over time, diagnosing a heart condition early can allow your pet to lead a long, healthy life and avoid heart failure. Call us if your pet starts breathing rapidly or coughing, loses his or her appetite, tires easily, seems weak, or has trouble exercising.
The endocrine glands include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, adrenals, ovaries, and testes. Each of these glands secretes a type of hormone into the bloodstream that regulates various body systems. These serious, potentially life-threatening conditions are much more manageable when caught early, allowing us to begin proper treatment.
The goal of animal chiropractic therapy is to analyze and locate subluxations and correct them without using surgery or drugs. The therapy focuses on restoring and preserving your pet’s health by reestablishing communication between the nerves and the rest of the body for optimal healing. Chiropractic therapy can help injured, sick or healthy animals alike.
Physical rehabilitation is often prescribed for arthritis, mobility limitations, degenerative neurological conditions and/or orthopedic surgical recovery. Depending on the condition, exercises are performed to increase range of motion, improve balance, and overall muscle strength. Pain reduction is an important part of rehab and is managed through a variety of modalities.
Underwater treadmill therapy utilizes the buoyancy, resistance, and hydrostatic properties of water to promote an increased range of motion of the joints in a controlled environment. Warm water promotes muscle relaxation and pain management while buoyancy allows for an effective but low-impact workout. This modality is most beneficial in cases of injury, post-surgical situations, conditioning, and/or weight management.
Manual Therapy and Massage
Manual therapy techniques include joint mobilization and soft tissue mobilization. The therapies help to improve range of motion, increase local circulation, and assist in the return to normal, everyday life after an injury or surgery.
Therapeutic ultrasound is considered an effective treatment modality for rehabilitating musculoskeletal conditions such as restricted range of motion, pain, and muscle spasms. It also promotes healing. An ultrasound can provide both thermal and non-thermal stimulation.
Electrical stimulation is the administration of an electrical current generated by a stimulator that travels through leads to electrodes placed on the skin to depolarize the motor nerve and produce a muscle contraction. Electrical stimulation is used to increase range of motion, increase muscle strength, assist in muscle reeducation, and reduce pain, edema, and muscle spasms.
Our doctors work with you to determine the cause of pain and teach you how to recognize pain in your pet. Acute or chronic pain affects your pet’s ability to physically function and can also have a detrimental effect on their well-being and state-of-mind. Pain management is one of our primary considerations when treating a pet for any medical condition.
Home Exercise Programs
Each canine patient and problem is unique; therefore, each needs a customized exercise program. Clients will be sent home with an at-home exercise program that is customized for their pet’s problem. Exercises will be demonstrated to all owners before the patient is sent home.
Measuring & Fitting for Carts and Braces
Every pet is uniquely sized and shaped. We have worked extensively with various companies such as Doggon’ Wheels, Eddies Wheels, and Therapaw and are very familiar with custom fitting their products to assist your pet with mobility.
Laser therapy is often used in conjunction with physical therapy or rehab and is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and aid in healing. Laser therapy is good for post-surgical patients, chronic arthritis, skin conditions, muscle strains and sprains, joint or disc disease, wounds, bites and burns.
Hip dysplasia is a common condition that affects dogs and can cause debilitating and painful conditions for your pet. OFA Hip & Elbow evaluation/certification helps pet owners and breeders to evaluate the hip joint before breeding. We strongly recommend OFA Hip & Elbow certification before breeding a female, before the purchase of a puppy, and/or to evaluate your pet's hip condition.
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles into body tissues in order to relieve both localized and general pain and inflammation. The most common conditions treated with acupuncture include arthritis, developmental bone disease, disc disease and tendon or ligament injuries. Acupuncture can also help, nervous disorders, skin problems, kidney disease, diabetes, GI disorders, respiratory problems and much more.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is a holistic approach to healing. Along with nutrition management and acupuncture, it comprises a system of diagnosis and systemic treatment commonly known as Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. Chinese medicinal herbs are used in dogs and cats for a variety of conditions. Herbal treatments tend to be gentler than medication and may take longer to see clear results.
Hospice & Euthanasia
Deciding when your pet may need hospice care or euthanasia is a very personal and private decision, but that doesn’t mean you have to make this difficult choice on your own. Our hospice and humane euthanasia services are conducted with respect, compassion, and care. If you are worried you have a sick, elderly, or terminally ill pet that is suffering, call us to learn how we can help.
Exotic Pet Care
We recommend that all newly acquired exotic pets be kept separate from your other pets for one month after purchase. They should also receive an initial health evaluation by your veterinarian prior to introduction to your other pets. We offer a wide array of wellness services for exotic pets.
Pocket pets refer to smaller household pets such as guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, mice, rats, gerbils, and hedgehogs. Each pet is different and requires different care. We will guide you in your pet’s care, provide helpful tips for keeping your pet safe and we offer treatments (such as vaccination, parasite screening, and spay/neuter) to keep your pet healthy.
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