Medical Services

Preventative Medicine is a major focus in Veterinary Medicine today. Working with Pet Owners to avoid illness in their Pets is an important part of what we do. Unfortunately, illness cannot always be avoided and Pets are presented for a variety of medical conditions. Medical diagnosis begins with an appropriate history of what you, the Pet Owner, have observed. The Veterinarian will need to know what your concerns are and what you have seen. You will likely be asked questions to expand on the history you have given. Once the history is complete, the patient is examined and abnormal physical findings can be recorded. At this point, the Veterinarian can usually discuss the history and physical findings from a diagnostic or therapeutic viewpoint, outlining a plan for testing and/or treatment. In some cases a treatment will be apparent, in others more information will be required. (See COMPLETE MEDICAL ASSESSMENT). The importance of the initial consultation should not be underestimated. People often wonder how we do what we do when animals cannot talk. The simple answer is that we rely on you, the Pet Owner, to speak for them. Usually, the more information we can get, the better.

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    Geriatric Assessments

    Annual general physical examinations are the mainstay of good preventative medicine. A general physical does have its limitations however. Organ system diseases (such as liver disease or kidney disease etc.)…

  • Dentistry

    According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, by 3 years of age, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease. This represents the most frequently diagnosed health problem…

  • Radiology (X-rays)

    Radiographs are routinely used as a diagnostic tool. They provide valuable information about animal’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). They…

  • Flea Control

    A flea problem on your Pet means a flea problem in your home. Understanding the flea life cycle and methods for its control can be a daunting task. Ideally, one…

  • Dermatology (Skin)

    Dermatology is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin. Skin problems are one of the most common medical problems Veterinarians encounter. They can also…

  • Endoscopy

    This diagnostic procedure allows us to visualize body cavities such as the stomach, intestines, airways and nasal cavities. It certain situations, it can allow the collection of biopsy samples without…

  • Cardiology (Heart)

    Cardiology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart and circulatory system. In some cases, heart problems such as heart murmurs or irregular…

  • Tonometry

    We have the ability to test your dog or cat’s eyes for changes in internal pressure easily and safely. This process allows for the diagnosis of glaucoma and eye infections…

  • Ultrasonography

    This diagnostic procedure can allow us to visualize your Pet’s internal organs in a manner that is often more efficient than X-Rays. We sometimes describe an X-Ray like a photograph…

  • Endocrinology (Hormones)

    Endocrinology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of hormone secreting glands in the body. Endocrine diseases can manifest in a number of different ways.…