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We offer digital radiology to diagnose diseases ranging from arthritis, to bladder stones to intestinal obstruction. With crisp images and interpretation available by board-certified radiologists, we limit the number of retakes and your pet’s exposure to radiation is minimized. Fear free handling techniques are used for radiology to ensure pets are not stressed and to reduce staff exposure to radiation.
We work hard to make your pet’s medical care feel like a day at the spa by admitting them to help them relax, feeding them lots of tasty treats, and diffusing calming pheromones into the air and dimming lighting around their beds.
Dermatology is the cuddliest part of veterinary medicine, helping pets with both skin and ear health. Skin disease can cause great suffering in pets through pain, itch and even strong odours. Many conditions respond to treatment for the three common allergies: fleas, environmental and food. We use our microscope and laboratory to identify and treat secondary infections while working with you to get to the bottom of a dermatological problem.
Normal ears should have soft pink skin and be free of discharge. We check ears routinely throughout the year because ear disease is the most common illness veterinarians treat which is unfortunate because it can cause a great deal of pain and suffering. Otitis externa is a condition where the ears are inflamed, secondary infections by yeast and bacteria commonly occur in the damp warm environment. Food allergy and pollen allergy are the most common.
Determines the organisms causing infection so we can ensure the medication we choose will be effective
Obtaining ear cytology sample
Processing ear cytology samples
Lump Testing and Diagnosis
We all get worried when we find a new lump but a testing by needle aspirate can be reassuring or lead to an effective treatment. “Don’t wait aspirate” any lump larger than the tip of your pinkie finger that has been present longer than 3 months.
We place a numbing bandage before the iv catheter, use padded nonslip beds in kennels and dim lighting and a quiet environment to ensure your pet’s stay in hospital is restful.
The electrocardiogram (ECG) is a recording of the heart's electrical activity from the surface of the body used primarily to identify abnormal heart rhythms and to help identify heart enlargement. Listening to the heart is our most useful tool with changes to its sound and rhythm alerting us to disease affecting the heart or the rest of the body.