Primary Care

Primary care services performed at our hospitals are the basic services every pet needs. These services include spays and neuters, health exams, laboratory and pharmacy services, and dental care. Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about all of the primary care services we offer your pets.
Available Services
  • Pets can suffer from allergies to elements in the environment around them, as well as certain ingredients in their foods, just like people can ... Read more

  • Anesthesia indicates the use of medication to block sensation, typically resulting in unconsciousness Anesthesia is induced using a variety of medications, both injectable and inhaled ... Read more

  • Dogs and cats don't often get cavities But they do frequently suffer from other types of dental disease Periodontal or gum disease, in fact, is the number one illness found in both dogs and cats... Read more

  • We offer digital dental x-rays.  All clients are given copies of their pet’s dental x-rays to take home with them.

    Dental tartar is firmly adhered to the surface of the teeth.... Read more

  • It is important to have your pet’s teeth examined and cleaned on a regular basis to protect their teeth and gums. Our specialized dental services include:

    • Ultrasonic scaling
    • Polishing
    • Fluoride treatment
    • Tooth extractions
    • Oral surgery
    • Endodontics (root canals)


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  • Our hospital offers thorough ear exams as one of our many services. Symptoms like head shaking, scratching and pawing at the ears, rubbing the ears on the floor or furniture, whining, and abnormal odors are common.

    Conditions of the ear occur frequently in dogs and cats and result from a variety of causes.... Read more

  • Our staff will help you cope with euthanasia and end of life decisions. Unfortunately, there comes a time in the life of all pets when the possibility of a recovery to a comfortable existence is highly unlikely. Caretakers of an animal must at this time consider all possibilities to relieve the pet's suffering.... Read more

  • Determining the correct diagnosis of your pet’s problem is very important in the successful treatment and ultimate recovery of your pet. Whatever the reason you come to see us be it diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, surgical services or emergency treatment Camino Animal Clinic is available to care for your pet. Our thorough services and combination of latest techniques with experienced methods ensure your pet is always treated like one of our own.... Read more

  • Our state-of-the-art surgical suite has the most advanced surgical equipment. We monitor the patient’s vital signs, including blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation during surgery. We utilize the best available inhalant anesthetics (Sevoflurane) to provide the safest anesthetic experience, especially for our older or high-risk patients (liver, kidney, or heart disease).... Read more

  • When your pet reaches his or her "golden years" they require special care and your veterinarian will recommend certain screening tests. The tests enable your veterinarian to provide an early diagnosis for some of the common diseases that affect older pets, so that they can manage those diseases more effectively. In addition to this testing, twice-yearly examinations will be recommended to ensure your pet receives the best care as he or she ages.... Read more

  • There are two types of health certificates available, one which approves pets for travel within the continental United States, and another which approves them for international travel.

    Acquiring a health certificate will require you to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. Your pet will receive an overall exam during which the doctor will be able to certify that your pet is healthy and safe for travel.... Read more

  • It is important to detect medical problems as early as possible. Health checks begin with a puppy or kitten’s first weeks and extend through the senior years. Yearly examinations are recommended until your pets become “geriatric” at around 7 years of age.... Read more

  • Hospitalization involves admitting your pet into the hospital for monitoring or necessary medical care. Your pet will have their own cage or kennel within the hospital building and will be monitored closely by technicians and veterinarians throughout their stay. Your pet will receive medical treatments (such as medications, fluid therapy, and physical therapy) as directed by your veterinarian.... Read more

  • Our in-house diagnostic facilities include urinalysis, cytology (ear swabs, urine, blood, skin, etc), fine needle aspirates, skin scrapings, and fecal analysis.

    Our analyzers offer:

    • Two-minute run time on complete blood count and 8-min run time on serum biochemistry
    • Real-time answers allow us to share results and recommendations with you, face-to-face, while minimizing time.
    • More complete medical information
    • We are able to run multiple samples simultaneously and we can run up to 25 tests on a single sample

    What is a SNAP test, you may ask? A small blood sample is combined with antibody “linked” to an enzyme.... Read more

  • Our in-house pharmacy offers convenience for clients requiring medications for their pets. We can provide prescriptions in different forms to help make it easier for you to medicate your pet. We also work closely with an outside pharmacy that can compound medications to your pet’s specific needs.... Read more

  • Surgical suites are rooms designated for use during surgery only. These rooms are kept as clean as possible to minimize bacteria and other infectious organisms that would be capable of contaminating a surgical wound.

    Many surgical suites are designed with separate ventilation from the rest of the hospital as this helps maintain cleanliness of the room.... Read more

  • Internal Medicine is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, management and nonsurgical treatment of disease affecting the lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas, spleen, intestinal tract, urinary tract, endocrine system and neuromuscular systems. Management of these conditions is typically done with diet, exercise and medications.

    If your veterinarian feels your pet has a more advanced or specific problem, they may recommend referral to an Internal Medicine Specialist who has additional internship and residency training beyond veterinary school and has taken a set of examinations certifying them as a specialist within that field.... Read more

  • Our hospital maintains an isolated area to prevent the spread of contagious disease from potentially infectious patients to others in the hospital.

    These procedures include the appropriate use of disinfectants, the proper disposal of infectious materials, and the wearing of disposable gloves, boots, masks and gowns while handling infectious patients.

    All these measures are meant to keep our patients and staff healthy.... Read more

  • Pets experience pain just like humans do. When your pet is experiencing a severe medical condition or suffering from an injury, they may require pain medication. We utilize pain management during many medical and all surgical procedures.... Read more

  • Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss in dogs and cats. Periodontics involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the tissues that surround the teeth. These conditions include gingivitis, periodontitis and gingival recession.... Read more

  • Radiology is the study and science of x-rays. X-rays are used to help your veterinarian diagnose a problem or a disease in your pet. X-rays are capable of detecting arthritis, fractures, bony tumors and other forms of cancer; heart enlargement and congestive heart failure; bladder and kidney stones; stomach or intestinal foreign bodies; pneumonia and other lung diseases and much more.... Read more

  • In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet's surgical needs.

    Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers Sevofluarne Anesthesia for your pet. Anesthesia is the use of medication to block sensation, typically resulting in unconsciousness.

    There are several forms of gas anesthesia available, however, a newer gas, called Sevoflurane, allows very precise control of a pet's anesthesia level.... Read more

  • Our hospital routinely performs spays and neuters, the surgical sterilization of female and male dogs and cats. Spaying involves removal of the uterus and ovaries of female dogs and cats and is called ovariohysterectomy. Neutering involves removal of the testicles of male dogs and cats and is called castration.... Read more

  • There are several problems that may affect your pet's urinary tract, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder crystals or bladder stones, kidney disease, incontinence, and even cancer. Finding a comprehensive solution to those problems, whether that be dietary changes, medications, or surgery, our team of veterinarians are here to help your pet with successful treatment.

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