Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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Preventative & Diagnostic Exams: For annual exams, new health issues, and preventative care. We spend the time with you and your pet to do a thorough physical exam, address all your concerns, and provide excellent care including vaccinations, disease screening, parasite control, nail trims, and nutrition consultations. If your animal is experiencing an illness or another concern, we are here to help. See our extended services below.
Blood work: Routine screenings are an excellent mode of monitoring the health of your pet and detecting problems early. Our blood machines are in house and give us results in minutes. These tell us a bout the organ and metabolic status of your pet, including electrolytes, liver and kidney function. It also provides complete blood count (red/white cell count), giving us more information not related to the organs (such as infections or blood disorders like anemia). We are also able to email your blood work results if you would like.
Microscopic Exam: Sometimes the tiniest things can cause the biggest problems. We use our microscope to look at anything from itchy skin and ears to full urine & fecal analyses. If your pet has a lump, we can take a sample with a needle to get fast results and give us an idea of what it is.
Radiographs: We offer x-rays to aid in diagnosis of problems, such as vomiting. Our xrays are now digital, allowing for faster images & the ability to send them to anyone. We strive to include you in all we do. Any time an x-ray is performed, the doctor will go over the image & findings with you.
Surgery: We do all kinds of surgery at our clinic! It sometimes surprises people. We are small, but we are not limited. We do everything from spays & neuters to more involved procedures, including ACL repair, fracture repair, eye surgery, mass removals, abdominal surgery. If your pet is in need of a surgical procedure and you're not sure if we offer it, ask! You might be surprised. The safety of your family member is the most important thing to us. During surgery, we monitor heart rate by 2 means (including ECG), oxygen saturation, respiration, blood pressure, temperature, and fluid rate. Blood work is performed prior to all surgical procedures in order to tailor sedation protocols to your pet's needs.
Dentistry: 80% of animals over the age of 3 have dental disease. Dental care is a huge part of your pet's overall health and we strive to provide exceptional care, including full dental cleanings. These are performed under general anesthesia and animals are monitored with the same equipment as above. We use an ultrasonic scaling machine and polisher to get your animal's teeth clean & healthy again.
Ophthalmology (Eyes): A full fundic (back of the eye) exam is performed with every physical exam. If we suspect a problem, we have special stains that detect defects in the eye. We also have a Tonopen, a device which measures intraocular pressure. It is a useful tool in the diagnosis of glaucoma.
Boarding: We offer boarding for cats. Our facilities are bright, sunny, and warm while staying private thanks to our tinted floor to ceiling windows. Our clinic cats will ensure your cat is never lonely. If your cat is in need of any additional medical care - whether it's an annual exam or daily medications - we will provide anything your pet needs while you are away.
Grooming & Exotics: In every cat is the heart of a lion. Let their personality roar with a lion cut (done with sedation if necessary). We do see the occasional pocket pet and are able to perform spays / neuters on rabbits. Nail trims are an important aspect of care that we are more than happy to provide to your guinea pig, ferret, rabbit, and more! Please call to ask about our other services.
Ultrasound exams: Ultrasound is a more sensitive imaging device that allows us to get a better look at the structure of organs. With this we can see things beyond what an xray can such as where a mass is located and if it has spread. This is also a very useful tool in emergencies to see if there is fluid in the body where it shouldn't be. With this we can also examine the heart (echocardiogram).
Laser therapy: Laser is a safe, non-invasive drug-free option for pain relief. It is most often used in arthritis management but has many applications. Ask us for further details.
Emergencies & After hours care: Our clinic is capable of handling most emergency situations (trauma, seizures, toxicities, etc.) - please call us immediately if you suspect your pet is in need of immediate medical attention. Although our clinic is closed nights, weekends, and most holidays we are always available if there is anything you need. You can reach Dr. Hill directly on our after hours number. If your pet needs overnight or critical care we may refer you to a 24 hour facility but we are happy to do any initial diagnostics & stabilization.
End of Life Care: The hardest part of sharing our lives with our pets is saying goodbye. We are here to answer any questions you have and allow you to be with your animal through the entire process in privacy. We also offer house calls.