Our large surgery suite is prepared for routine, soft tissue, orthopedic and emergency surgery. Patients are sedated with an injectable anesthetic and then intubated and maintained on an anesthetic gas/oxygen mix for the procedure. During the operation your pet is monitored by a technician and placed on an ECG, Pulse Oximeter, Capnograph and Blood Pressure to monitor their recovery after the surgery.
Clients can expect high quality films with our digital x-ray system. Patients often participate easily for films or if needed, can be given sedation beforehand. We use radiography as part of the examination when physical exam cannot tell us enough. Radiographs can confirm a number of diagnoses, including a foreign body, fractured bone and heart disease.
Your pet’s smile will shine after our technicians use the ultrasonic scaler to clean tartar from the teeth, then polish and apply a Flouride treatment while your pet is under general anesthesia. Dr. Sumney then examines the teeth and interprets any radiographs taken with our digital x-ray machine to determine if any teeth are damaged under the gum line and need to be extracted. Dental disease is a serious health risk for our pets. If teeth are left untreated and dental disease progresses, it could lead to infection elsewhere in the body or loss of teeth. When there is untreated dental disease, bone loss can occur. This can cause weakness of the jaw bone and lead to jaw fractures. Many clients do note that after their pet has had a dental cleaning they often are more playful and active. Consider how we feel when we have one cavity, most often our pets have several cavities or root abscesses at one time. After the teeth are cleaned, we recommend that you follow a dental care program at home. There are several options that we would be happy to discuss with you.
Our in-house lab enables us to receive results quickly. We have an Idexx Lasercyte to perform Complete Blood Counts, and Idexx Catalyst for Chemistry Profiles and an Idexx Snapshot Dx for Heartworm, Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Feline Leukemia and FIV testing. Our technicians are trained to evaluate urine samples, ear and skin cytologies and to detect parasites on fecal exams.
We offer the necessary core vaccines-Rabies, Canine Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptosporosis and Feline Distemper. We also offer non-core vaccines, based on your pet’s lifestyle needs-Lyme, Bordetella and Feline Leukemia.
Yearly parasite check
Yearly heartworm testing
Wellness recommendations include puppy and kitten health care and training, at-home dental care and parasite prevention