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
End of life decisions for our pets are never easy. Our staff understands the pain that comes with this choice, and we are here to help you cope in this difficult time.
Sometimes, a healthy recovery and comfortable existence for sick, injured, or elderly pets is not possible.... Read more
Our hospital offers many general surgery services that include 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.
As these procedures usually require general anesthesia, please refer to our anesthesia service for more information.... 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 pets 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 flag any potential problems with your pet's health, but they 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
VCA Stoney Creek Animal Hospital offers in-hospital diagnostic testing of blood, urine and stool as well as microscopic analysis of other tissues and fluids when quick answers are needed. We also utilize outside referral diagnostic laboratories to complement the services of our own laboratory.... Read more
For your convenience, our hospital has an in-house 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
Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care. We have a full complement of oral and injectable medications for the management of post-operative pain and the treatment of acute or chronic pain due to conditions such as arthritis.... Read more
Radiology (X-rays) helps our veterinarians evaluate a variety of organ systems. Radiographs are important in assessing bones and joints for such problems as arthritis and fractures, heart and lungs for cardiac failure or pneumonia, urinary system for kidney stones and the intestinal tract for foreign bodies. These are just a few of the problems evaluated using our digital x-ray system.... Read more
Things to consider regarding spay & neuter surgery
Important points to realize:
Neutering is a surgical procedure in which the testes of the male are removed. This procedure helps control pet overpopulation, reduces unwanted sexual behavior such a s mounting and decreases the incidence of certain male related health problems such as prostate gland disease.... Read more