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
  • Our hospital offers Advanced Dental Care techniques, including services such as root canals, root planing, crown placement, gingival (gum) surgery, and orthodontics. These procedures are also offered by board certified veterinary dentists. .... 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

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

  • VCA Todds Lane Animal Hospital Digital Radiology

    The ability of a veterinarian to take quality radiographs (X-rays) has been improved dramatically over the last several years. One particular advancement has been the digital x-ray, which is much clearer than older film version and can be seen in seconds by a veterinarian. VCA Todds Lane Animal Hospital understands the need for not only superior diagnostic imaging but the effectiveness of having almost immediate test results when your pet is in pain or very ill.... 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

  • VCA Todds Lane Animal Hospital Laser Surgery

    VCA Todds Lane Animal Hospital was one of the first veterinary hospitals in Virginia to use this LASER technology. Our doctors have been performing laser surgery for over 10 years. The use of our carbon dioxide LASER largely replaces the scalpel in our office.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers OFA x-rays for identification of hip dysplasia in dogs. OFA is the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and is an organization that was created to aid breeders in helping reduce the incidence of hip dysplasia. Dogs must be over 2 years of age and the x-rays must be taken using general anesthesia for accurate diagnosis.... Read more

  • Cancer does appear to be becoming more common in pets, most likely because they are simply living longer. The most important point to realize about this dreaded disease, however, is that just as in people, many forms of the disease can be easily treated, managed, and even cured. Early detection and specialized care are leading to increased survival and cure rates in almost all the types of cancers that afflict pets.... 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

  • 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

  • Our hospital offers many Soft Tissue Surgery Services. Soft tissue surgery refers to surgery on any body part excluding: bones/joints (orthopedic surgery), heart (cardiac surgery), or nervous system (neurologic surgery). Examples of common soft tissue surgeries include gastrointestinal surgery (to remove foreign objects or removed diseased sections of intestine), bladder surgery (to remove stones or polyps), liver surgery (to remove masses or diseased lobes), and spleen surgery (often to remove diseased spleens or masses).... Read more

  • VCA Todds Lane Animal Hospital Ultrasound

    VCA Todds Lane Animal Hospital not only offers x-ray and chemical lab analysis on site, they also offer ultrasound services as well. Ultrasound is the use of high frequency sound waves to produce an image for identification and measurement of internal organs. Our veterinarians are able to measure the size of the liver, kidneys, heart and even the uterus of a female animal.... Read more