People and pets routinely died from infections before penicillin, the first antibiotic, was introduced in the first half of the 20th century. Today, veterinarians use antibiotics to treat many typ ...View Article
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In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our high class service and a state of the art veterinary facility. We have become a chartless practice in order to provide better service. By computerizing all documents and results, we provide a consistent level of charting. When you bring us medical records from another facility, we will scan those into your dog or cat's computer file. This, also, is part of our effort to become green. We now can send reminders by email, as well postcard, for those owners who prefer one less paper document.
Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body and tail, and all his assorted cavities. We perform baseline blood profiles beginning at age 7. Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian may be in order. Like you, your pet can lose his teeth due to decay and neglect. It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change vets, it's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.
Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes. Try to find a vet with whom both you and your pet feel comfortable. Try to have it convenient, choose a clinic with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning. Because of the general risks inherent to anesthesia, we will perform blood work to evaluate red cell numbers, renal perfusion and the electrolytes before your pet is anesthetized. During the procedure he might need an IV drip; antibiotics may be necessary before and after. Following surgery, we can contact you by phone, or by text, if you so prefer. We know you want to follow the progress of your dog or cat. We want you to be updated and stay respectful of your daily schedule. Texting may be a great option for you. Ask us!
We may refer you to a specialist, veterinarians who have completed advanced studies in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, and emergency care, if your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge and experience.