Complete Medical Assessment
Our veterinarians are dedicated to the well- being of their patients from the first visit through to the golden years. They will provide a thorough examination of your pet assessing their eyes, ears, teeth, skin, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal and skeletal systems for any abnormalities. They will work with you to set up a vaccine protocol and parasite control program depending on the lifestyle of your pet and family. When any abnormalities are detected, they will advise you of the best treatment options for your pet. These options may require medications, dietary change or further diagnostic testing.
Dental disease can lead to a wide array of other health issues for your pet. For this reason we will monitor your pets dental condition at every visit. Early detection of dental problems may be prevented or delayed by good oral hygiene at home and the use of special diets aimed at reducing the build-up of tartar and plaque on your pet's teeth. In the event that your pet needs a dental prophylaxis, our fully trained staff can provide the safest procedure for your pet. Our dentals now include full mouth x-rays.
Dermatology is the study of the skin. Many animals suffer from skin conditions at some point in the course of their lifetime. Signs of skin problems include but are not limited to excessive itching, chewing and hair loss. Some conditions may be caused by a simple flea bite, while other conditions may require additional testing such as skin scraping, blood testing or biopsies. In extreme cases our patients may be referred the dermatological specialist at North West Veterinary Dermatology Services in Vancouver, BC.
An electrocardiograph can provide valuable information regarding your pet's cardiovascular system. If detected early heart conditions can sometimes be managed with medications to allow your pet to enjoy a normal lifestyle. When severe heart conditions are uncovered with the aid of the EKG, the results can be forwarded to Cardio-Pet (a group of veterinary heart specialists) for consultation.
Flea & Parasite Control
A single flea on your pet can cause a major problem in your household; we stock a wide variety of flea prevention products to protect both your family and your pet. Internal parasites also cause health issues to the gastro-intestinal system of your pet and zoonotic infections to your family. Children are especially vulnerable to zoonotic parasites. Zoonosis refers to a parasite or disease that can be passed from an animal to a human. We strongly encourage regular deworming to ensure a healthy relationship for your family and pet.
Our clinic is equipped with the latest Abaxis in house laboratory, enabling us to collect and test blood samples on site with results in as little as a few minutes. This allows us to treat our patients quickly in case of an emergency and/or severe medical distress, when time is of the essence. We can also provide in house testing for internal parasites, infectious diseases like Canine Parvovirus, Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids. When more extensive testing is needed, we rely heavily on the True North Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory located in Langley, BC and Idexx Laboratory in Delta, BC.
Nutrition plays an important role in the overall health of your pet. Our nutritional consultants, Kirsten and Jennine can advise you on the best choice to ensure a long, healthy lifestyle. We stock a wide array of veterinary diets to promote growth, maintenance and disease management for our patients. Obesity in animals can cause numerous other health issues like diabetes, mobility problems, etc. If you have an overweight pet, speak to either of them about weight loss options.
We strongly believe in the safe return of your pet should they be lost or stolen. We offer tattooing and micro-chipping as a way to properly identify your pet. Tattoos are a series of letters and numbers placed in the ear while under anesthetic, usually at the time of a spay/neuter. Microchips can be implanted without anesthesia however we usually perform this service while in for surgery. For more information click here: Petid co
Our pharmacy is fully stocked to provide our patients with the latest in veterinary medications to manage, control or cure their health issues. On occasion, due to special circumstances, we may use compounding pharmacies to tailor medications to a specific patients needs.
We are equipped with the latest in digital X-ray equipment, and we also have the capabilities for dental radiographs. Digital radiographs produce excellent quality images and can be used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide an array of valuable information regarding the health of your pet. Challenging cases can be referred to a boarded radiologist for interpretation.
A tonopen is a small handheld instrument used to measure the pressure in your pet's eyes. This device allows us to test for eye conditions such as glaucoma (high pressure) or uveitis (low pressure). Some conditions can be managed with eye medications, however severe problems may warrant a referral to a veterinary eye specialist and/or surgical correction or enucleation (removal of the eye).
Certain appointments may be set up with our Veterinary Technicians or one of our Veterinary Assistants. These include the following services;
- Anal gland expression
- Nail trims
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Collection
- Vaccinations (if annual exam up to date and okayed by a Dr.)
- Cartrophen Injection
- Ear Cleaning/Plucking
- Applying flea prevention
- Soft Paw Application (covers for cat nails to prevent damage to your home furnishings)