Advanced Care

Advanced care services go above and beyond a general hospital visit for pets. Advanced services may be items such as specialized surgeries, eye treatment, diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, or therapies. Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about our services in advanced care.

Available Services
  • Our hospital offers advanced dental care techniques, including services such as root canals, root planing, crown placement, gum (gingival) surgery, and orthodontics ... Read more

  • Rehabilitation is the use of therapeutic exercises combined with additional modalities to improve the recovery of patients with both acute and chronic conditions Pets of all ages, sizes and breeds can benefit from rehabilitation ... Read more

  • Orthopedic surgery involves surgery of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments Fractured bones and torn ligaments are some of the most common injuries seen by the veterinary surgeon In many cases... Read more

  • Chemotherapy, also known as chemo, is the treatment of cancer with one or more drugs Chemotherapy may be used to try to cure a pet of cancer, prolong his or her life, or simply make his or her symptoms ... Read more

  • Our hospital offers an advanced diagnostic imaging tool called CT (computed tomography) scanning Pets who may require a CT scan include those with neurologic disorders (disk disease, seizures, etc )... Read more

  • Our hospital offers dermatology services Our veterinarians will perform a detailed history, physical examination and basic medical ... Read more

  • Our hospital offers a number of diagnostic imaging services Diagnostic imaging refers to the techniques and processes used to create images of your pet's body or body parts for medical purposes ... Read more

  • Our hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art digital radiology services. Digital x-rays are essentially film-less x-rays. Traditional x-rays use photographic film to capture images whereas digital x-rays use a digital image capture device (computer) to record the x-ray image.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers echocardiography as one of our many cardiology services. An echocardiogram is an ultrasound (sonogram) exam of the heart. Many times both radiographs (X-rays) and ultrasound of the heart are recommended for best evaluation of heart disease.... Read more

  • Our hospital routinely performs electrocardiograms as part of our cardiology services. An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a readout of the electrical activity of the heart. If your veterinarian hears a heart rhythm abnormality (called an arrhythmia) in your pet's heartbeat, they will recommend an ECG.... Read more

  • Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic medical procedure that is used to assess the interior surfaces of an organ by inserting a tube into the body. It is an essential diagnostic tool for pets with disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The endoscope instrument has a built-in camera at the end of either a rigid or flexible tube, allowing for both visual inspection and photography.... Read more

  • Radioactive Iodine Therapy is now considered the treatment of choice for feline hyperthyroidism.

    Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid glands produce an excess of a hormone that controls your cat's metabolic rate, accelerating wear and tear on his or her internal organs. In order to stop this excess hormone production, Feline Radioactive Iodine (I-131) treatment is given.... Read more

  • Radioactive Iodine Therapy is now considered the treatment of choice for feline hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid glands produce an excess of a hormone that controls your cat's metabolic rate, accelerating wear and tear on his or her internal organs.

    In order to stop this excess hormone production, Feline Radioactive Iodine (I-131) treatment is given.... Read more

  • Among many surgery services, VCA Alameda East offers laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is becoming popular in the veterinary world due to the benefits of this modern surgery technique. Laparoscopic surgery, often called the "keyhole surgery" consists of a small laparoscopic camera and a light source that is inserted in an incisions (less than 1 inch long) that displays images on a monitor to allow veterinarians view the inside of the animal.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers laser surgery services. Laser surgery is performed using an intense beam of light (laser) that is precisely focused to cut tissue, instead of the traditional scalpel. The energy contained in the laser beam vaporizes the water found in body tissues, allowing a precise "cut" that seals blood vessels and nerve endings, resulting in less bleeding and pain.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), an advanced form of diagnostic tool. Having an MRI scan is a non-invasive procedure similar to taking an x-ray, but an MRI relies on a very powerful magnetic field to create an image of soft tissue, then uses a computer to process the resulting information. MRIs are an important tool for diagnoses of certain conditions.... Read more

  • Cancer is becoming increasingly more common in our pets, simply because they are living longer. However, the most important point to realize about this dreaded disease is that many forms can be easily treated, managed, and even cured. With early detection and specialized care, survival rates and even cures are increasing in almost all types of cancer that affect pets.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers a variety of orthopedic surgery services to cope with a wide range of injuries and conditions. In the case of a broken leg, for example, our surgeons can perform such procedures as bone plating, pinning and/or wiring to successfully mend the fractured bones. On the other hand, if your pet experiences a knee ligament injury, procedures such as a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) or extracapsular repair may be recommended.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers many soft tissue surgery services. Soft tissue surgery refers to surgery on any body part excluding: bones/joints (orthopedic surgery), heart (cardiac surgery), or nervous system (neurologic surgery). Examples of common soft tissue surgeries include gastrointestinal surgery (to remove foreign objects or removed diseased sections of intestine), bladder surgery (to remove stones or polyps), liver surgery (to remove masses or diseased lobes), and spleen surgery (often to remove diseased spleens or masses).... Read more

  • Our hospital offers ultrasound (sonogram) examinations as a non-invasive diagnostic procedure to evaluate your pet's internal organs. Ultrasound can be used to examine the abdominal organs, reproductive organs, eyes and heart. Ultrasound is non-invasive and well tolerated by most pets.... Read more