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.
Our hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art digital radiology services. Digital x-rays are essentially film-less x-rays. Traditional x-rays use photographic film to capture images whereas digital x-rays use a digital image capture device (computer) to record the x-ray image.... 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
Our hospital offers laser surgery services. Laser surgery is performed using an intense beam of light (laser) that is precisely focused to cut tissue, instead of the traditional scalpel. The energy contained in the laser beam vaporizes the water found in body tissues, allowing a precise "cut" that seals blood vessels and nerve endings, resulting in less bleeding and pain.... Read more
Our hospital offers PennHIP X-Rays, a diagnostic method developed by the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program (PennHIP) that uses unique x-ray views of a dog's hips to accurately identify and quantify joint laxity, or “loose” hips, often a predictor of hip dysplasia.
Both reputable breeders and our veterinarians use PennHIP X-rays as a screening tool for hip dysplasia. The use of PennHIP X-rays has proven to be one of the best techniques available to screen dogs for this condition.... Read more
Our hospital now offers Vet-Stem® Veterinary Regenerative Medicine, a revolutionary treatment for a range of arthritic conditions that afflict both cats and dogs, and that also shows promise in other areas, as well.
Veterinary Regenerative Medicine is currently being successfully used in the treatment of conditions that receive limited benefit from traditional therapies, such as osteoarthritis and other orthopedic problems. This type of Regenerative Medicine involves using adult stem cells obtained from the pet's own fat tissue, and so eliminates any concerns both about embryo use and rejection by the patient.... Read more
Our hospital offers ultrasound (sonogram) examinations as a non-invasive diagnostic procedure to evaluate your pet's internal organs. Ultrasound can be used to examine the abdominal organs, reproductive organs, eyes and heart. Ultrasound is non-invasive and well tolerated by most pets.... Read more