Soft Tissue Surgery
We offer many surgical services, both routine and emergency, with the safest anesthetics and monitoring equipment. We always recommend blood work before anesthesia to ensure that your pet is healthy enough to be placed under anesthesia. Blood work can reveal abnormalities that cannot be seen outside of the body and your pet may be hiding! Our anesthesia is hand tailored for your pets individual needs and if blood work shows abnormalities, we alter the procedure by using different drugs or taking precautions to keep your pet safe! Every patient placed under anesthesia gets an intravenous catheter, fluid therapy, and full anesthesia monitoring for heart rate, rhythm, and oxygenation status.
Whether your pet needs a spay, neuter, foreign body removal, mass removal, and much more, our doctors can provide the highest quality service for your pet.
Splints happen. Let us be there for you when your pet sustains an orthopedic injury.
Orthopedic surgery and exams relates to medicine dealing with correction of bone or muscle injuries. This can include fractures, breaks, ligament and muscle injuries, arthritis, and any abnormalities your pet may have been born with.
Pets who become suddenly lame or become stiff over time should come to our clinic to be evaluated by our doctors for management of injuries or arthritis. Common injuries include fractures, cranial cruciate ligament tears (equivalent of ACL tears in humans), arthritis, elbow dysplasia, and hip dysplasia. Your pet's body, similar to our bodies, usually try to help areas of instability by laying down more bone. This can lead to increased inflammation and wind-up pain over time which can add complications to treating your pets discomfort.
Did you know that we have a board certified surgeon (Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons) who comes to our clinic to perform high quality surgeries and corrections for orthopedic complications? Surgeries that involve cutting into bone and replacing hips or elbow joints can be intensive - trust that your pet is in the best care with our surgeon who has specialized in orthopedic surgery and further education in his field!
Orthopedic injuries can be frustrating - let us help your pet feel the best they can!
Why is dental healthy important in your pet? Well, for the same reason it’s important for us! Regular teeth cleanings can prevent cavities, gingivitis, excessive tartar, and tooth root abscesses from occurring! Dental disease can be very painful but it can also lead to the bacteria in your pet’s mouth ending up in their blood stream - especially if they have gingivitis which leads to sensitive gums that easily bleed. This bacteria can lead to serious disease, especially in the kidneys and even in the heart.
Dental disease isn’t always obvious - the worst of it usually hides around the teeth in the back of your pets mouth that aren’t visualized regularly. Once cavities and gum recession are noticed at home, it is usually too late to save the tooth which can result in costly extractions later in life. Our pets usually hide any pain in their mouths which means that you may not notice that anything is wrong until they start dropping food or refusing dry food. Remember, treating a small problem is always easier than treating a bigger one!
In our smaller pets, such as rabbits and rodents, dentistry is also very important! Unlike cats and dogs, these pets have teeth that grow continuously throughout their entire life! They naturally wear them down on hard, crunchy foods but if an improper diet is being fed at home, their teeth can become overgrown. This can cause painful conditions where the teeth grow into the cheeks, gums, and can even trap the tongue to the roof of the mouth, preventing them from eating.
Our dental cleanings are done under full anesthesia with an intravenous catheter, fluids, and full monitoring equipment to keep your pet safe. Every tooth is examined, x-rayed, scaled, polished, and we apply a protective fluoride treatment at the end. Every dental procedure includes bloodwork and full mouth digital dental x-rays at no additional cost.
Help extend the time between dental cleanings by brushing your pet’s teeth at least three times a week with non-fluoride toothpaste and adding hard dental treats to their diet.