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 (such as Tonopen), 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
  • Rehabilitation is the use of therapeutic exercises combined with additional modalities to improve the recovery of patients with both acute and chronic conditions Pets of all ages, sizes and breeds can benefit from rehabilitation ... Read more

  • Orthopedic surgery involves surgery of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments Fractured bones and torn ligaments are some of the most common injuries seen by the veterinary surgeon In many cases... Read more

  • 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 involves... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Our hospital offers Echocardiography as one of our many cardiology services. 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.... 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

  • Ophthalmology deals with diseases and problems of the eye. Pet eye diseases that you may be familiar with include cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachments, and corneal ulcers. Ask our staff what specific ophthalmology services we can provide.... Read more

  • Bone fractures, usually the result of a too-close encounter with a car, used to be the most common surgical orthopedic problem presented at our hospital.

    However, now the most common orthopedic problem is a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament, similar to the injury that football players sometimes get. This injury is often seen in young, healthy dogs that were simply running and playing.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers reproductive services for your pet. These services may include hormone therapy, artificial insemination, prenatal care, ultrasound, birthing assistance, and Cesarean births if needed. If you have any questions about your pet's reproductive health, we encourage you to please speak to one of our doctors for additional information.... Read more

  • Soft tissue surgery refers to any surgery that doesn’t involve bone.

    The most common soft tissue surgery performed at VCA Mission Animal and Bird Hospital is the removal of masses or lumps.

    Most of these, once removed and tested, are benign (non-harmful).... 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

  • 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