Advanced Care

Advanced care services are services that go above and beyond what a general hospital visit may be for your 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

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  • 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

  • Our hospital offers a variety of cardiology services Cardiology is the branch of veterinary medicine that treats diseases of the cardiovascular system, which includes the heart and blood vessels This encompasses... 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

  • Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive, drug free, surgery free, and pain free treatment. Also called low-level laser therapy, cold laser therapy uses beams of light to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood circulation. Following treatment, pets experience less pain and swelling of the affected area, allowing for an increase in range of motion, mobility, and healing.... Read more

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

  • Radiology or x-rays help our veterinarians evaluate musculoskeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. We use digital radiography, which means we no longer use standard films or x-ray viewers. The digital processor turns the image into a computerized image.... Read more

  • 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. X-rays show the size, shape and position of the heart and the ultrasound allows your veterinarian to see the internal structure and function of the heart.... 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 heart beat, 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

  • OFA x-rays are used to identify hip dysplasia in dogs. OFA stands for the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and is an organization that was created to aid breeders in helping reduce the incidence of hip dysplasia. Dogs must be over 2 years of age and the x-rays must be taken using general anesthesia for accurate diagnosis.... Read more

  • Cancer does appear to be becoming more common in pets, most likely because they are simply living longer. The most important point to realize about this dreaded disease, however, is that just as in people, many forms of the disease can be easily treated, managed, and even cured. Early detection and specialized care are leading to increased survival and cure rates in almost all the types of cancers that afflict pets.... Read more

  • Ophthalmology deals with diseases and problems of the eye. Pet eye diseases that you may be familiar with include cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachments, and corneal ulcers.

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  • Our hospital offers a wide range 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 may 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 reproductive services for your pet that may include hormone therapy, artificial insemination, prenatal care, ultrasound, birthing assistance, and Cesarean births, if needed. If you have any questions about your pet's reproductive health, we encourage you to please speak to one of our doctors for additional information.

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  • 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).

    There are many other soft tissue procedures performed and your veterinarian will discuss what your pet requires.... Read more

  • When an eye problem develops and a detailed exam is needed, the doctor will often use a device called a tonopen ... Read more

  • This non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs, primarily the heart and abdominal organs. Pregnancy exams are also available. These examinations are done with the pet completely awake and lying on a comfortable cushioned table.... Read more