Canine Services

Certified PennHIP Testing Services

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We are excited to announce that one of our veterinarians, Dr. Chris Thomson, is now certified to perform PennHIP testing. During this process he takes three radiographs of the patients hips and submits them for evaluation. The information gathered during the evaluation will give an estimate of the pets potential risk for osteoarthritis (OA) from canine hip dysplasia (CHD) later in life.

Accurate testing can be performed as early as 16 weeks of age. Knowing the risk and beginning preventative care early in your pets life can prevent or reduce the severity of canine hip dysplasia.

Typically clients associate PennHIP Testing with breeding dogs. The PennHIP evaluation allows breeders to decide which dogs will best serve their breeding program. The procedure can be equally informative and useful in non-breeding dogs as well.

Click here to learn more about PennHIP Testing from Antech Imaging Services. You can also give us a call at 318-473-8177 to speak with a technician or doctor about the procedure and cost.

Companion Therapy Laser

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We have a new non-invasive way to treat your small or large animal. In late 2011 we added a therapy laser to our hospital. The therapy laser works to increase blood flow and decrease inflammation in the affected area. It has proven to be successful in many of our patients with Osteoarthritis. The therapy laser can be used to treat many issues ranging from arthritis to ear infections and even speed healing time on wounds.

To schedule your complimentary therapy laser session click here and in the comment section please let us know how you learned about our offer.

Before and after images of real life cases studies

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Atoptic Pedal Dermatitis- Before and after 24 hours      Acute Otitis Externa- Before and after 5 days of of therapy laser treatment

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Lick Granuloma- Before and after 8 weeks of therapy laser treatment

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Acute Lameness- Glasha was treated with medication for  pain and inflammation. She was also cage rested for 8 weeks. She was seen by three veterinary practices. Amputation of  the left front leg and rear leg was recommended. After the fourth therapy treatment, Glasha greeted her owner in an  exam room bearing full weight and jumped into her lap.

In the video below, Dr. Jessica Duncan talks about the therapy laser and gives a demonstration.

Board Certified Surgical Services

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Dr. Kathleen Mullins is a board certified small animal surgeon who travels to make specialty surgeries possible for our patients and clients. We are excited to have her services available at our hospital where you and your pet are surrounded with well-known faces and a familiar environment.

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Preventative Medicine

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We offer a full range of vaccines for Dogs and Cats of all ages. Vaccines protect your pet from potentially deadly diseases. We recommend talking to one of our veterinarians about what vaccines your pet needs. Some vaccines, such as rabies, are recommended for all pets, while other vaccines are species specific or based on your pet’s exposure level to the disease prevented by that particular vaccine.

Keeping your pet free of heartworms is important for their health as well. Heartworms are a potentially fatal parasite transmitted by mosquitoes that primarily infects dogs and cats. However, Heartworm infection is preventable in dogs and cats.

For Dogs we recommend Proheart 6, which is an injectable heartworm prevention that is administered by your veterinarian to your pet twice a year to prevent heartworms.

For cats we recommend Revolution. Revolution is a topical applied directly on the skin between the shoulder blades. It is a preventive for fleas, flea eggs, heartworms, ear mites, roundworms and hookworms.

Boarding

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Our boarding facilities are designed to make your pet’s time away from home as comfortable as possible. For the larger pets, we offer nice size indoor runs. For our smaller friends, we offer indoor cages in a variety of sizes. All canine boarders are allowed out into our secure yards at least twice daily for exercise. Additionally, all canine pets boarding with us for three or more nights receive a complimentary bath, ear cleaning and nail trim before going home.

For our feline friends, we now offer a room dedicated all to them. The room is designed with two large windows and a door constructed mainly of glass to allow plenty of light into this area.

Remember, all pets must be up to date on vaccines prior to boarding.

Any dog that boards three or more nights recieves a complimentary bath, ear cleaning, and nail trim. Click here to request a boarding reservation.

(Once your request is recieved, a team member will call you to confirm your reservation.)

 

Special Annoucement for Holiday Boarding:

In honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday, our hospital will be closed Thursday November 24th through Sunday November 27th to allow our staff time with family and friends. We will re-open on Monday November 28th.

Latest drop off time for boarders- 5:00pm on Wednesday November 23rd. Earliest Pick-up time for boarders- Monday November 28th 7:00am

In honor of the Christmas Holiday, our hospital will be closed Saturday December 24th through Monday Decmeber 26th to allow our staff time with family and friends. We will re-open on Tuesday December 27th.

Latest drop off time for boarders- 3:00pm on Friday December 23rd. Earliest Pick-up time for boarders- Tuesday December 27th 7:00am

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Indoor kennels for our small friends

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Feline boarding area

Secured outdoor runs for exercise

Dentistry

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Regular professional dental cleaning is important to maintaining your pet’s teeth. We use modern and safe ultrasound to clean each tooth thoroughly – above and below the gum line. Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque build-up.

Spaying

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Spaying your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Spaying will not change your pet’s personality.

By spaying your female pet, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Spaying, which involves removing the ovaries and uterus, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.

To set up an appointment to have your pet spayed or to learn more about this procedure, call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay your pet, please call us so we can discuss your concerns.

Neutering

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Neutering your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents male animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Neutering will not change your pet’s personality.

By neutering your pet, you’re reducing or eliminating his risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behavior, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Neutering, which involves removing the testicles, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.

To set up an appointment to have your pet neutered or to learn more about this procedure, please call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to neuter your pet, please call us or stop by so we can discuss your concerns.

Ultrasound

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An ultrasound exam is a way of looking inside your pet’s body (liver, kidneys, and intestines) without having to perform surgery. The ultrasound machine sends sound waves into the body and then listens for the echoes, the machine then uses these echoes to form a picture of the inside of your pet!

Ultrasound exams are performed for many reasons. In human medicine, most of us think about ultrasound exams during pregnancy. However, in veterinary medicine, because ultrasound is a safe, repeatable way to look inside the body, it has become a very useful tool for many other situations.

Ultrasound allows us to examine internal organs for location, size, shape, texture and blood supply. Unfortunately, ultrasound does not always give us a clear picture of how well the specific organ is working; this may be determined by other tests such as blood work or additional imaging.

Digital Radiology

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We are proud to announce that we now offer digital radiography to our patients. This technology is fairly new to the veterinary field. What differentiates this system from “traditional processing” is that no chemicals are used in the developing stage making it better for the environment and the images that veterinarians have to work with are much clearer and can be manipulated in ways previously not allowed. Additionally, these images are saved on a hard drive and can easily be shared with specialists via the internet or removable disk.