Advanced Care

Advanced care services are services that go above and beyond what a general hospital visit may be for your 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
  • Our hospital offers advanced dental surgeries, including bonded sealants for chipped teeth, guided tissue regeneration for advanced jaw bone loss, and complicated extractions

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  • Our hospital offers a variety of cardiology services Cardiology is the branch of veterinary medicine that treats diseases of the cardiovascular system, which includes the heart and blood vessels This encompasses... Read more

  • Class IV laser therapy utilizes infrared light which interacts with tissues at the cellular level. Metabolic activity increases within the cell, producing a cascade of beneficial effects. Laser therapy decreases pain and inflammation and promotes faster healing time.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers dermatology services Our veterinarians will perform a detailed history, physical examination and basic medical ... Read more

  • Our hospital offers a number of diagnostic imaging services Diagnostic imaging refers to the techniques and processes used to create images of your pet's body or body parts for medical purposes ... Read more

  • Radiology (X-Ray) is a frequently used diagnostic imaging tool which provides our veterinarians with a view of your pet’s internal body systems and the skeletal system. Our hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art digital radiology services. Using digital radiography, your pet’s veterinarian can view images of your pet’s body and internal organs to assist in determining if your pet’s systems are normal, and the diagnosis and re-evaluation of medical conditions or trauma.... Read more

  • An echocardiogram is an ultrasound (sonogram) exam of the heart. Many times both radiographs (X-rays) and ultrasound of the heart are recommended for best evaluation of heart disease. X-rays show the size, shape and position of the heart and the ultrasound allows your veterinarian to see the internal structure and function of the heart.... Read more

  • Our hospital routinely performs electrocardiograms as part of our cardiology services. An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a readout 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

  • Common conditions treated at IVS include KCS (dry eye), glaucoma (elevated eye pressure), and corneal ulcers.   We are also capable of surgically correcting cherry eye, droopy lower eyelids, and removing the eye (enucleation) if needed to prevent lifelong pain.

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  • Our hospital offers a wide range of Orthopedic Surgery services to cope with a wide range of injuries and conditions. In the case of a broken leg, for example, our surgeons may perform such procedures as bone plating, pinning and/or wiring to successfully mend the fractured bones. On the other hand, if your pet experiences a knee ligament injury, procedures such as a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) or extracapsular repair may be recommended.... Read more

  • VCA Irvine University Park Animal Hospital provides soft tissue surgeries for a variety of different conditions. Our surgeons are experienced in abdominal surgery (foreign material ingestion, pyometra, gastropexy), skin surgery (episioplasy for recessed vulvas, lump/mass removals and biopsies), laparoscopic biopsies, eye surgeries, and more! All within our on-site surgical suite.

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  • At IVS we are always striving to be on the cutting edge of medicine. Stem cell therapy is now being used in research studies for a variety of different diseases- oral inflammation, arthritis, disc/back disease, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Imagine what stem cells will treat in 5, or 10 years!

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    If your pet has a condition that could benefit from stem cell therapy, a small surgical procedure is performed at our hospital.... 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