Preventative Health Care
Our animal companions are genetically designed to be strong and health- to be well, not ill.
Mistaken lifestyle choices can lead to diseases ranging from obesity to cancer. Biodynamic food choices, regular exercise and environmental stimulation, basic home-care techniques, and carefully tailored vaccine selection are just a few of the keys to a healthy vital immune system. Let us guide you in creating a healthy home and lifestyle for your dogs and cats.
We are dedicated to providing state of the art care for our patients. Most diagnostics are performed on site within an hour.
- Thyroid and Liver panels
- Urine analysis and Cultures
- Fungal Cultures
- Blood typing (essential for critical care and to support our on site community blood bank)
- Pancreatic Lipase Isoenzyme testing
- Felv & Fiv testing
- Parvo testing
- Giardia testing
- Dermatophyte (ringworm) screening
- Heartworm screening
- Pregnancy testing
- Ethylene glycol testing
- Ultrasound (abdominal and Cardiac)
- Radiography- dental as well as general
- Rabies testing (including FAVN for export)
- Genetic testing
We are also happy to arrange MRI and CT studies as these are not done on site.
The scope of our surgical practice reaches from the simplest snow-board laceration repair to tibial tuberosity advancement orthopedic surgery (aka ACL surgery).
Surgical patients may be admitted through our general medicine clinic, as well as our emergency service. We treat each patient as an individual, carefully tailoring pain prevention protocols, fluid therapy choices, and anesthetic considerations to allow speedy, comfortable recoveries. Communication is the keystone of our surgical service. If you are considering a surgical procedure for your pet, we would be happy to sit down and review any questions or concerns you might have.
Additional surgical services we offer include:
- Oncologic & Reconstructive surgery
- Abdominal & Gastrointestinal surgery
- Urogenital Surgery
- Head & Neck surgery
- Respiratory surgery
- PennHIP Hip Dysplasia Screening
Though we are not a 24 hour facility, we are available for emergencies 7 days a week from 8:30am to 6:30pm. We know emergency situations can be a scary time for both you and your pet, and we are well equipped to guide and comfort you through the diagnoses & treatment process.
Please call ahead so we can adequately prepare our hospital team for your arrival.
Dentistry & Digital Radiology
Dogs and cats have teeth too!
Dentistry for animals is a complex and complicated topic requiring advanced training. Many human medical specialties are dedicated solely to this field (Dentists, Endodontists, Orthodontists, Periodontists, Dental technicians and Hygienists).
We have a special interest in Veterinary Dentistry, and have invested focused time and training to develop our preventative and therapeutic dental program. We have developed specialized pain prevention protocols, and utilize dental radiography to evaluate pathology below the gum line. We are careful to use state of the art pain prevention techniques for our patients, including class IV laser therapy and needle-less acupuncture as well as local anesthetics and central acting pain control so our patients have a relaxed comfortable experience. Our dental patients benefit from IV fluid support, electrocardiography, blood pressure tracking, and pulse oximetry while under anesthesia for their comprehensive dental evaluation.
Our dental evaluation starts with the removal of plaque, tartar, and calculus. We then carefully search for pockets around the crown of every tooth, taking full mouth digital dental radiographs. Once the oral cavity and teeth have been evaluated, we chat with our dog-or-cat’s parent to plan treatment options.
Therapeutic & Class IV Laser
What will the application of laser therapy do for my pet?
Laser therapy applied with the Companion therapy laser system provides a sterile, pain-free, surgery- free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion will benefit from this revolutionary new approach to Veterinary medicine.
Laser therapy is the only course of treatment that actually stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in increased circulation from the body, an anti-inflammatory reaction, relief from pain and an acceleration of the healing process.
What to expect during a Companion Laser Therapy treatment session for your companion?
Simply put, it provides relief.
As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy, much like you, experiencing a good massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate. Angry feline companions will start to purr and most of our canine companions will actually fall asleep during their therapy session.
Frequently, after therapy, the quote is heard: “Our young animal is back” or “she acts like a puppy again.” – Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves the quality of life for your best friend.