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.

VCA Shaker Animal Hospital is proud to partner with the board certified veterinarians at Veterinary Specialties Referral Center of Pattersonville in order to provide advanced surgical care for your pet.

Benefits For Your Pet
Your pet benefits greatly from the expertise and experience of the board certified veterinary surgeons at Veterinary Specialties Referral Center of Pattersonville. Board certified veterinary surgeons undergo many years of specialized education and training. Board certified veterinary surgeons often specialize in particular areas of surgery (for example, some may focus on orthopedic surgery, while others may focus on complicated soft-tissue procedures). The result is advanced, highly-specialized surgical care for your pet.

Click here to learn more about the board certified veterinary surgeons at Veterinary Specialties Referral Center of Pattersonville.

Available Services
  • Our hospital offers Advanced Dental Care techniques, including services such as root canals, root planing, crown placement, crown restoration, preparation and bite impressions, vital pulp therapy, Cap application, gingival (gum) surgery, and orthodontics. These procedures are also offered by board certified veterinary dentists. .... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • What is Cryosurgery?

    Cryosurgery is the use of extreme cold produced by a liquid nitrous oxide gas (or, in specific instances, liquid nitrogen) to destroy diseased tissue. The super-cold probe freezes and destroys the immediate and surrounding cells. After cryosurgery, the frozen tissue sloughs off and, in most cases, is replaced partially or completely with healthier scar tissue.... 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