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Many clients are surprised by the various types of services that our hospital is designed to offer. In addition to assessing and treating any medical problems your pet may encounter, we also provide the following preventive services.
Preventive Health Care Services
Protecting your pet against contagious disease. Vaccinations are customized to the lifestyle of your pet and will be discussed with you during your visit.
General Physical Examinations
A thorough ‘nose to tail’ physical examination to ensure your pet is healthy. Even with technological advances, the examination is often the most valuable diagnostic tool and should be done at least annually. This also gives you the opportunity to discuss any general questions or concerns you may have regarding your pet’s health.
Since our pets are skilled at hiding illness, and also age at a much faster rate than we do, it is easy for the early warning signs of illness to go unnoticed. It is therefore important to consider periodic laboratory testing to assess your pet’s internal health. Early detection and treatment of an underlying disease or condition can result in your friend living a longer and healthier life.
Pre-anesthetic blood test
To increase safety, this blood test is performed prior to your pet receiving a general anesthetic. It tests organ function and checks blood cell counts to tell us if your pet is able to have surgery.
Puppy & Kitten Health Visits
Welcoming a puppy or kitten is an exciting event! Checkups ensure that your new friend gets off to a great start and allows us to cover a range of common issues from health to behavior. Such topics may include obedience and house training, nutrition, dental care, microchipping, deworming, and surgeries such as spay, neuter.
We offer complete surgical services including spays and neuters, tumor and lump removal and soft-tissue surgery. Laser surgery is offered for most surgeries and is performed by Dr. Baraliya. The benefits of laser surgery include:
less pain and swelling which promotes quicker recovery
less bleeding which simplifies surgery and may reduce the level of anesthesia
less risk of infection
less trauma for your pet
All patients are carefully monitored before, during, and after surgery by a Registered Veterinary Technician to ensure a safe and comfortable recovery.
Good nutrition is as important for pets as it is for people, especially since your pet’s nutritional needs change with age. With so many different types available, choosing the right pet food can be a challenge. We provide analysis and recommendations of your pet’s diet to enhance overall health.
X-Ray & Ultrasound
These tools allow us to literally ‘look inside’ your pet for answers that are not externally evident. They help in the diagnosis of foreign objects (swallowing something they shouldn’t have), bladder or kidney stones, and tumors. They can also identify abnormalities in the organs such as heart, liver, lungs, spleen and kidneys. All our ultrasounds done by an sonographer and are sent to a Board Certified Veterinary Internist and or Cardiologist.
During your pet’s checkups we perform a weight check and assign a visual score based on your pet’s ideal weight. We can then offer programs designed to provide guidance in helping our overweight ‘pouchy pooch’ and ‘fatty feline’ friends.
Dental Health Consultations
As also your pet’s dentist, we can recommend ways to keep your pet’s mouth in ‘purr-fect’ and ‘grr-eat’ condition. Our dental treatments range from preventive care, such as products that you can use at home, to more advanced dental care including in-hospital dental cleanings. Dental radiographs, extractions of damaged and or diseased teeth and complete oral examinations
Digital Dental X-rays
Less radiation exposure to your pet
Less anaesthetic time to develop vs the traditional way
A vital diagnostic tool for detecting dental diseases/issues at an earlier stage
Taking your pet to the veterinarian once a year is the same as a person seeing their doctor once every seven years. This is why semi-annual checkups and blood screening are important to help identify potential problems early on and keep your pet’s golden years comfortable, happy, and healthy.
Protecting your pet from unwanted intestinal parasites. This includes those that you can and can’t see. Parasites can be passed on to other pets and some can be passed on to people in the home. Regular prevention and detection will help keep everyone safe from parasites.
Heartworm/Flea & Tick Prevention Medication
Heartworm disease is spread by mosquitoes. “Heartworms” are worms that live in the heart and arteries of the lungs and may grow to be 14 inch long adults. To safeguard your pet, an annual screening test is performed and then monthly preventive medication is dispensed. Some of the monthly treatments can also prevent your pet from suffering pesky flea bites – not to mention saving your home from a potential flea infestation.
Ticks are rapidly becoming a problem throughout Canada and by 2020 it is estimated that 80% of Ontario will be infested with ticks. Because of this, we also recommend adding prevention to help keep your pet free of the diseases carried by local tick populations.
Our hospital kennels are located in the main treatment area so that we can keep a watchful eye on our patients. Whether they are ill or recovering from surgery, you can find us spend the time monitoring, holding, talking, and interacting with our patients to help them get better sooner.
Emergency Services during Hospital Hours
We offer emergency services for your pet during our regular hours, but please call in advance so that we are well prepared for your arrival to ensure prompt assessment and treatment. If your pet requires overnight care, we can refer you to an overnight emergency animal hospital until we reopen. This ensures your pet is ALWAYS monitored for changes in their condition.
Medically Supervised Boarding for Cats