Regular professional dental cleaning is important to the maintenance of your pet's teeth. We use modern and safe dental ultrasonography to clean each tooth thoroughly (above and below the gumline). Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface that is more resistant to plaque buildup.
We use safe anesthetic agents and commonly give intravenous fluids while the patient is undergoing dental cleaning and other surgeries. We also offer a pre-anesthetic exam and blood work as part of our routine dentistry.
See our Pet Dental page.
See our Anesthetic protocol and recommendations page.
X-rays help our veterinarians evaluate musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive technology using sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal abdominal organs. Pregnancy exams are also available.
See our Ultrasound page.
We offer advanced surgical techniques and technology. All patients are carefully screened for safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Our well trained veterinary and technical staff ensures the safest, most efficient procedures. Some of the technology we use includes: heated surgery tables for greater comfort and better recovery, ECG, oxygen saturation monitors, blood pressure and respiration monitors. We monitor your pet extensively during and after the surgery and we provide take-home pain relief as needed.
See our Anesthetic Protocol page.
Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care.
Illness doesn't always have a physical cause. Sometimes pain and stress are manifested by destructive or or inappropriate behavior. Ask our veterinarians about behavioral concerns in your dog or cat.
By working with you and observing your pet, we may be able to provide treatment options for such behavior problems as separation anxiety, aggressive and compulsive disorders.
NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING, Prescription Food and quality pet food
Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained staff are available to help you choose the right diet to help your pet stay happy, healthy and active. We sell several brands of pet food including, Hills Science Diet and Medi-Cal.
We cover all areas of internal medicine, including cardiology, ophthalmology, neurology, dermatology, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, oncology and endocrinology.
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annual WELLNESS exam and IMMUNIZATION
The Annual Wellness Exam provides an overall physical indication of your pet's health. We recommend that all pets over 8-years-old be examined by a veterinarian every year. The comprehensive physical examination measures all major body systems and vital statistics including, cardiac health, respiration, urine, weight, skin, coat, teeth, ears and eyes.
Internal parasite testing (deworming and flea control) and vaccination are also recommended.
Blood and urine testing are measured in our veterinary laboratory. Results are often available the same day.
Call our hospital for more details.
DAY CARE For Hospitalized Patients
While your pet is in the hospital, our staff frequently check their health status and comfort levels.
As the hospital ward cages are within our main treatment area, we can monitor and examine your pet throughout the day. Many pets while in the hospital enjoy the human interaction, and they often watch our staff and clients move around the large treatment room.
See our Pet Loss and Grief page.
Saying goodbye to a long-time friend is painful. We work with clients to ensure their pet's comfort and dignity. We offer the compassion for your privacy and grief in our private furnished client lounge.
Cremation and ash retrieval are available on request.
Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the most widely used microchip products to increase the chances of a safe recovery.
GROOMING AND BATHING
"Doggies Only" is our small and medium size dog grooming facility, independently operated by
Jo-Ann McBride. Call her office for appointments (250) 426-0634.
Treat your pet to a luxurious bath and your pet will feel fresh and revitalized. Bathing will also remove unpleasant odor. Our skilled dog groomer will clip your dog's fur to suit its breed or your preference.