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 dental care services. Specifically 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 periodontal bone loss and the identification of bone cysts and tumors can be identified using dental x-rays.... Read more
Have ever wondered about the DNA makeup of your mixed breed pet? We can help! The procedure is very simple and only requires a small blood sample to be drawn by one of our veterinary technicians or assistants. This sample is sent off to an outside laboratory where a complete analysis will reveal your pet????????s heritage. Results are usually available within 3 to 4 weeks.... Read more
Our hospital offers thorough ear exams as one of our many extensive derrmatology 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
Our staff 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. Caretakers of an animal must consider all possibilities to relieve the pet's suffering.... Read more
VCA Chestatee Animal 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. We also have a refractometer, the piece of equipment required to measure total solids in blood serum and specific gravity in urine, a microscope to examine ear and skin cytology, and centrifuges to prepare blood samples and measure packed cell volumes, a means of assessing anemia.... 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
There are two types of health certificates available, one which approves your pet 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
Wellness Exams not only help to flag any potential problems with your pet????????s health, but are also important in creating an overall medical history for your pet. By meeting regularly with your pet, your veterinarian is able to become better acquainted with his or her personal history, and is able to offer more personalized care.
For pets who are 6 years and younger, Wellness Exams are recommended at least once a year.... Read more
Our hospital offers hospitalization Services. 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.... Read more
For your convenience, our hospital has a 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
Our hospital offers a variety of internal medicine services. 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.... Read more
This hospital maintains an isolated area to prevent the spread of contagious disease from potentially infectious patients to others in the hospital. Our personnel are trained and isolation procedures are followed to keep patients safe. 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.... Read more
Our 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. 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. Some of our veterinarians even offer alternative services such as acupuncture or chiropractics for additional pain relief options.... Read more
At VCA Chestatee Animal Hospital, all of our veterinarians are skilled and experienced in performing more routine surgical procedures. These procedures include, but are certainly not limited to, canine and feline spays, neuters, and certain mass excisions. Contact us today for more information!.... 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