At Veterinary Care Center, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.
Exams and Consultations
Our staff will get a chance to talk to you and see if you are having any trouble with your pet. We will also go over diet, preventative medicine, and exercise to ensure that your pet is as healthy as possible. Then, one of our veterinarians will do a complete physical examination on your pet. It is always good to have a baseline in case your pet ever becomes ill. We also want to monitor your pet’s weight, ensuring that your pet stays a healthy weight. It is much easier to start a diet when a pet is a pound overweight instead of fifteen! Our veterinarian will also look for any potential problems. Our goal is to catch any problems before they become major ones. The sooner that we are able to catch a problem, the easier it is to treat it and the more likely that your pet will make a full recovery!
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is a safe, non-invasive procedure that uses light to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood circulation. The results of laser therapy is reduced inflammation and pain along with increased healing speed. Laser therapy can be used to treat a wide range of aliments in our pets, from acute and chronic injuries, sprains and strains, arthritis, swelling due to degenerative disc disease, hip dysplasia, ear infections, open wounds and hotspots. We use cold laser therapy as apart of our post-op care for our surgical procedures to promote a faster recovery.
In a typical treatment session, the laser wand is applied directly to or above the affected area for about 5 to 20 minuets. Your pet's fur doesn't even need to be trimmed or shaved for the treatment. Although the sessions are quick, the therapy initiates the healing process which continues to actively reduce pain and inflammation for up to 24 hours after a session. For additional information on laser therapy, watch this video: https://youtu.be/9N1Js3OnvuM
We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology along side our highly experienced and trained surgeons and technicians. Our surgical team is prepared to accommodate most surgical procedures for your pet, from routine spay/neuters and dentistry to complex and emergency procedures. Every patient receives a pre-anesthetic blood screen, patient specific anesthetic protocol, complete vital monitoring, and compassionate recovery care.
We realize that it can be stressful for pet parents to have their pet undergo surgery. We want to assure your pet is in good hands, we will communicate with you about the things you need to know before, during, and after your pet’s surgery. It is our goal to make the entire process goes smoothly and to eliminate the stress and worry of surgical procedures.
There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets and other animals. This makes proper vaccination vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to. It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region along with your pet's lifestyle. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the recommended vaccinations for your pet.
Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure, and is completely safe. This microchip is registered with your pet’s vital information, and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you.
Regular checkups and wellness bloodwork allows us to establish a baseline in your pet’s health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems. We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular bi-annual exams. Often times health problems that go undetected can become more serious issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
Our hospital provides a wide variety of in-house diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. We offer a full service in-house diagnostic laboratory, to be able to diagnose and treat your pet promptly. We have comprehensive in-house bloodwork, which means we are able to run your pet's bloodwork and have the doctor discuss the findings during your appointment. Digital radiographs help us look for trauma, injury, or a foreign object that may of been swallowed. We also offer veterinary ultra-sound, which we can use to evaluate your pet's internal organs, examine suspicious masses and even for pregnant pets. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible, and our diagnostic tools help us do that.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to over-feed a pet that knows how to beg. But being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems as they get older. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range.
Pets’ nutritional needs change as they enter different stages of their lives. The best way to make sure your pet’s needs are being met is to consult with us about a diet made specifically for his or her lifestyle.
We're pleased to offer the following services at Veterinary Care Center:
Emergency & Urgent Care
We have a highly skilled veterinary team on duty six days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as accidental ingestion of rat poison, hit by car, or chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.