Since our veterinary patients age 4 to 7 times faster than humans, we stress the importance of biannual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. Our animal hospital offers a wide range of pet health services to keep your companions feeling their best:
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services: Our animal hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.
Surgical Services: Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures such as dog spays, cat spays, dog neuters, cat neuters and cat declaws. We utilize sterile, aseptic technique for all surgeries. This means we use separate sterile surgical instruments, drapes, suture and materials for each procedure. Our surgeon wears a cap, mask, sterile gown and gloves for every surgery to prevent infection or complications. We are equipped to perform spays, neuters, cat declaws, dental extractions and growth removals. Additionally, Dr. Carr is able to perform many bone surgeries, exploratory surgery, intestinal foreign body removals, surgical biopsies, and other more extensive soft tissue surgery. Dr. Carr has performed many knee surgeries including repair of torn anterior cruciate ligaments ("football knee"), dislocating knee caps (luxated patella) and fracture repair (broken bones). We are able to perform surgical biopsies of growths and internal organs like the liver. For your convenience, most surgeries are closed with absorbable suture buried beneath the skin so a follow-up appointment for suture removal is unnecessary. This saves you making an extra trip to our office and prevents the patient from pulling the stitches out before healing is complete.
Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures. We utilize recirculating warm-water blankets for anesthetized patient to prevent loss of body heat. We implement multimodal pain control to keep your pet comfortable during and after surgery. We stay current on all the innovations in anesthesia and pain control to provide the best surgical experience for your pet.
Internal medicine consults: We offer referrals to an internal medicine specialist who helps us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.
Radiology Services: Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. We perform ultrasound studies on-site in concert with radiographs for the most complete imaging diagnostics possible. We are able to consult with board-certfied radiologists in our community for quick answers for those especially challenging cases.
Electrocardiography Services: We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.
Dentistry: Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, dental X-rays, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery. Dental procedures for dogs and cats are more akin to oral surgery since they often have advanced dental disease at the time of presentation. Because of this, they require general anesthesia to perform a complete cleaning and examination of the teeth and gums. We include intravenous fluids (IV) and pain control with our dental procedures for patient safety and comfort.
Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Permanent identification: We offer HomAgain microchip placement and identification. Microchips are an excellent, permanent traceable identification system. Stop by our office for information and to increase the chance of recovering your pet if they run away from home.
Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals including Simplicef, Previcox, Chondroflex 2 , vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products such as Nexgard oral chews, Frontline TriTak and Preventic collars; and heartworm preventatives Trifexis, Revolution, and Proheart-6 month injectable to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of Hill's Prescription diets and Healthy Advantage well pet diets for all life stages.
Individualized Flea and Tick Control Programs: We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet. Additionally, we carry Preventic collars, Nexgard oral chews and Frontline Tritak for tick control.
Dietary Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.
Behavioral Counseling: We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.
Boarding: We provide climatically controlled pet boarding as a service to our clients. All boarders receive personal attention under veterinary supervision from our caring staff. Pets may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours Monday through Saturday.
Bathing: Routine and therapeutic bathing services are available.
Emergency Care: Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies..