Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services: Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs. We have in-house CBC, chemistry, electrolyte, and coagulation-time machines, and can obtain results for diagnosis of many problems in under 25 minutes. We have the ability to test thyroid levels, and diagnose pancreatitis in dogs and cats with rapid testing in-house as well.
We also have in-house kits for diagnosis of the tick-borne diseases common in our area: Lyme disease, Ehrlichia (two types), and Anaplasmosis. The results of the tests are available in only 8 minutes!
Other infectious diseases we can test for in-house include: Feline Leukemia, Feline Immunodeficiency virus, and Heartworm disease in dogs and cats. We can screen for intestinal parasites using traditional microscopic analysis of stool, and we diagnose skin, urine, and ear infections using special stains of samples and microscopy.
Surgical Services: Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures. In addition to spay and neuter, our doctors are able to perform many other procedures.
For treatment of tumors, we are able to biopsy and diagnose tumor type, and perform removal or if needed, amputation to maximize comfort and life.
For eye problems, we correct cherry eye, eyelid conditions such as entropion and ectropion, and remove eyelid tumors.
We are able to help pets with surgical correction of bone fractures, and are pleased to provide correction of several common knee conditions, including torn meniscus, torn cruciate ligaments, and dislocating kneecaps.
We also are confident in treating major surgical emergencies. Twisted stomach, intestinal foreign bodies, lacerations, and twisted bowel are all procedures with which we are familiar.
Finally, our doctors are proficient in oral surgery, which is often necessary for proper extraction and post-op healing of large teeth, oral tumors, or jaw fractures.
Above Left: Dr. Gardner spays a black lab. Above right: Dr. Rider administers chemotherapy to a dog with lymphoma.
Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. After an evaluation by the veterinarian, an individual anesthetic plan is made for your pet. We have several different types of medication to use choose from, depending on the pet. We take into account the age, species, breed, and current health of the animal, and recommend pre-op blood testing to give us maximal information for planning anesthesia. Because we believe age is not a disease but a consideration, we do not rule out caring for a pet's dental or surgical needs simply because they are a senior, or even because they may have a heart condition or other concern such as diabetes, seizures, or kidney issues. We are able to plan for and adjust our protocols for each pet, even if they have prior health concerns. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures. A certified veterinary technician monitors your pet's heart rate and rhythm, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, temperature, and respiration continuously throughout any anesthetic procedure, and stays with your pet until she is fully awake and able to breathe, swallow, and sit up on her own. All animals undergoing anesthesia and intubated and most have an iv catheter placed for quick delivery of medications and fluids as needed during their procedure.
Internal medicine consults: We offer referrals to an internal medicine specialist who helps us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.
Radiology/Ultrasound Services: Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment and ultrasound machine provide high quality images to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.
Dentistry: Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, full mouth dental x-rays, tooth extractions, and oral surgery.
Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, coagulation evaluations, urinalysis, and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Permanent identification: We offer microchip identification, and in addition, our HomeAgain microchips can also let us scan your pet's temperature to avoid a thermometer!
Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry prescription diets.
Behavioral Counseling: We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression. Thunderstorm and noise phobias are also a major concern that we are more than happy to help address.
Emergency Care: We will see an emergency cases we can during regular business hours. For after hours emergencies, we recommend you call Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists (Port Washington) 262-268-7800 or Green Bay Animal Emergency Center at 920-494-9400
Grooming: We have an outstanding groomer on staff. Our groomer has been providing her services at this location for 17 years. She has experience with all types of dogs and does a wonderful job. Cats are groomed by the technical staff and lion cuts are available for medium and long-haired cats.