Radiographs are a useful tool to look for any problems in your pet. They are used to diagnose fractures, other bony problems, heart and lung problems and foreign bodies. They allow us to examine the shape and size of most of the internal organs. Radiographs take about 30 minutes and can aide in a diagnosis.
The microchip is a device used for permanent identification for your pet. It is about the size of a grain of rice and is placed under the skin between the shoulder blades. All veterinary clinics and animal shelters have universal scanners that are able to read the chip’s number. The shelter or clinics can then call the microchip company and obtain your information and contact you to return your pet. It is still important your pet has a proper collar and tag identifying you as their owner. If your animal is having a procedure requiring anesthesia we recommend micro chipping during that procedure.
We provide a wide range of soft tissue procedures. We routinely perform ovariohysterectomy (spays), castrations (neuters), mass removals, abdominal procedures, etc. We also repair lacerations & treat abscesses. We DO NOT perform feline de-claws. If your pet requires surgery the doctor will thoroughly explain the surgery and all options available. If a more specialized surgery is needed we work closely with a mobile specialist that will meet you in our clinic for a consult and/or surgery.
Each patient is evaluated for anesthetic risks prior to surgery. This will be done with a routine pre-surgical blood tests. The anesthetics used are specified to each patient and provides the safest procedure, especially for our older or high risk patients. The patients are monitored during the surgery and recovery. We take great care to make sure that your beloved pet is treated as if it was our own.