Our hospital offers primary care services that cover every pet’s basic needs. These services include spays and neuters, health exams, laboratory and pharmacy services, dental care, and much more! Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about the primary care services available to your pet.
Our hospital offers Dental Radiographs (X-Rays) as part of our extensive Dentistry Services. In the course of dental treatment, specially designed dental radiology equipment allows your veterinarian to view structures that lie below the gum line. The location of tooth root infections, the extent of peridontal bone loss and the identification of bone cysts and tumors can be identified using dental x-rays.... Read more
VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital offers thorough Ear Exams as one of our many extensive Dermatology Services. Conditions of the ears can be extremely uncomfortable and even painful. Symptoms like head shaking, scratching and pawing at the ears, rubbing the ears on the floor or furniture, whining, and abnormal odors are common.... Read more
Our hospital offers emergency care. If you suspect your pet may be having a medical crisis, err on the side of caution and seek medical attention immediately. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to assist your pet when it is needed most.... Read more
VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital is here to help you with euthanasia and end of life decisions. There comes a time in the life of all pets when the possibility of a recovery to a comfortable existence is highly unlikely. Pet parents must consider all possibilities to relieve their loved one's suffering.... Read more
Our hospital is proud to offer our clients a complete diagnostic laboratory. Our in clinic laboratory machines can perform complete blood cell counts, complete chemistry panels, including liver, kidney, and pancreatic enzyme function tests, glucose, and electrolytes. Additionally, our hospital can send samples out to a diagnostic laboratory ensuring that we have a wide range of diagnostic capabilities.... Read more
Our hospital offers many General Surgery Services. General surgery includes a variety of common and elective procedures performed under general anesthesia. Examples of common surgeries include: spay (ovariohysterectomy), neuter (castration), lump removal and biopsy, laceration repair, abscess and wound repair, exploratory surgery, removal of gastrointestinal foreign bodies, enucleation (eye removal), cystotomy (removal of bladder stones), and skin biopsy.... Read more
Our hospital offers geriatric (senior wellness) medicine services for your older pet.
When your pet reaches his or her “golden years,” they require special care. Your veterinarian will recommend certain screening tests that can help provide an early diagnosis for some of the common diseases that affect older pets.... Read more
At VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital, we have multiple doctors who are accredited by the USDA to provide Health Certificates for pets that are traveling.
If you travel with your pet, a Health Certificate may be required for domestic and international travel. These regulations are necessary to control the spread of infectious animal diseases.... Read more
AT VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital, we provide 24-hour hospitalization, 7 days a week. We are fully staffed with doctors and licensed veterinary technicians around the clock.
Your pet may require hospitalization for a variety of reasons, from a brief stay for diagnostic testing to several days for intensive care.... Read more
At VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital, we are fully equipped with in-house laboratory analyzers that allow our veterinarians to quickly obtain diagnostic results on a variety of samples to achieve an accurate and rapid diagnosis. This is especially important for our 24-hour emergency service, when timely results are important in order to make the best decisions regarding treatment and monitoring. We are able to perform complete blood counts, complete blood chemistries, urinalysis, blood gases, ionized calcium, lactate, and coagulation (blood clotting) times.... Read more
For your convenience, our hospital has an in-house pharmacy, enabling you to pick up your pet's medications at the time of your visit.
While no hospital carries every medication, we keep the most commonly prescribed medications in stock. If your pet requires a medication that we do not carry, call ahead and we may be able to order it for you.... 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
Our hospital offers an intensive care unit (ICU) for treating your pet during times of critical need.
Pets requiring ICU are often very ill and require specialized nursing staff and veterinarians to treat them through a crisis. The nursing staff are also often trained in advanced techniques and monitoring and may also have undergone additional certification.... 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
VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital offers oxygen therapy for the treatment of many acute cardiac, respiratory and blood disorders. Oxygen may be provided to patients by a nasal catheter (cannula), oxygen cage, hood or mask. Close veterinary monitoring of these patients is required to maintain oxygen flow, avoid potential complications of oxygen usage and to insure that expected therapeutic goals are being met.... Read more
Keeping your pet pain-free is crucial to maintaining his or her quality of life. At VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital, our veterinarians use a multi-modal approach to pain management that includes anti-inflammatories, opioid drugs, local anesthetics, general anesthetics, and even epidural anesthesia to effectively combat pain at all levels. Dr.... 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 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
At VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital we offer Video Otoscopy.
Video Otoscopy uses a specialized fiberoptic otoscope to provide a detailed, magnified image of the external ear canal and eardrum of dogs and cats. The image is superior to that which we can obtain with a traditional otoscope.... Read more