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.
VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art Digital Radiology Services. Digital radiographs ("x-rays") are essentially film-less radiographs. Traditional radiographs use photographic film to capture images whereas digital radiographs use a digital image capture device (computer) to record the x-ray image.... Read more
VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital offers Electrocardiograms as part of our Cardiology Services. An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a tracing 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
At VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital we provide on-site specialty endoscopic procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Cook Olson, our full-time board-certified internal medicine specialist.
The types of endoscopic procedures available at VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital include:
Rhinoscopy - allows examination and biopsy of the nasal passages
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (Upper GI endoscopy) - allows examination and biopsy of the esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine as well as non-invasive retrieval of foreign objects from the esophagus or stomach.... 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
Oncology is the specialty of cancer medicine.
At VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital all of our doctors are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in dogs and cats. Cancer is usually diagnosed through a combination of blood tests, x-rays, ultrasound, and cytology or biopsy.... 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
VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital offers ultrasound (sonogram) examinations as a non-invasive procedure to evaluate internal organs.
Ultrasound can be used to examine the abdominal organs, reproductive organs, eyes and heart. If the heart is being examined, the ultrasound is called an echocardiogram.... Read more