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
  • 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

  • X-rays are a powerful and useful tool at VCA County West Animal Hospital for the wellness of your pet. Digital images are displayed on a computer screen, providing us a faster, more accurate view of your pet's bones and internal organs. We have a state-of-the-art digital x-ray machine that produces excellent images.... 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

  • The veterinarians and staff at VCA County West Animal Hospital are highly trained to perform a vast array of surgical procedures - everything from spays and neuters to complicated emergency, orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries.

    Prior to surgery, your pet receives a thorough physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that might endanger your pet's health. Because not all problems can be detected on examination, we also suggest pre-anesthetic blood and urine testing.... 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

  • Ultrasound is an important diagnostic tool because it allows us a look into your pet's internal organs, chest and abdomen without surgery or sedation. It is invaluable for making treatment decisions for various types of conditions. We perform in-house ultrasounds for guided cystocentesis and basic screenings.... Read more