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, diagnostic imaging, or therapies. Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about our services in advanced care.

We also offer therapeutic laser treatments for post-operative recovery, orthopedic injuries, rattlesnake envenomation, traumatic wounds and other injuries.



Available Services
  • VCA Valley Animal Hospital and Emergency Center is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology such as ... 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 an advanced diagnostic imaging tool called CT (computed tomography) scanning Pets who may require a CT scan include those with neurologic disorders (disk disease, seizures, etc )... Read more

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

  • Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic medical procedure that is used to assess the interior surfaces of an organ by inserting a tube into the body. It is an essential diagnostic tool for pets with disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The endoscope instrument has a built-in camera at the end of either a rigid or flexible tube, allowing for both visual inspection and photography.... Read more

  • Dog and cat orthopedic surgery is surgical treatment for conditions and disorders which involve the bones, joint and their surrounding structures. As in human medicine, there are now advanced surgical procedures to repair traumatic injuries, correct developmental conditions and congenital (birth) defects, as well as treat many bone and joint disorders.

    VCA Valley Animal Hospital Orthopedic Options:

    Patella luxations
    Elbow dysplasia
    Osteochonritis dissecans (OCD)
    Fragmented coronoid process of the elbow
    Ununited anconeal process of the elbow
    Biceps tendon repairs
    Shoulder instability problems
    Hyper-extension injuries
    Internal plating for fracture fixation
    External skeletal fixation for fracture repair
    Achilles tendon rupture
    Arthrodesis Carpal, tarsal bone injuries and luxations
    Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO)
    Extra capsular ACL repairs
    Femoral head and neck excision
    OFA x-rays: Hips and Elbows
    Penn Hip x-ray studies
    Joint taps
    Arthroscopy: Joint problem diagnosis and treatment
    Total Hip Replacement (Cemented and Non-Cemented)
    Triple Pelvic Osteotomy
    Limb Deformity Correction and Alignment
    Fracture Repair: pins & wire, bone plating and external fixators
    Joint Luxation Repair
    Joint Arthrodesis (Fusion)
    Tendon and Ligament Repair
    Limb and digit amputation

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  • 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

  • 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