Illness doesn’t always have a physical cause. Our doctors will help determine the cause of such disorders as separation anxiety and obsessive behavior, and then develop a treatment regimen for the client.
Birds, Reptiles, Rabbits and Small Mammals
Veterinary medicine for exotic pets is growing as the popularity of these animals increase. With better public education in health, nutritional and environmental management, all species have a greater chance for living longer and healthier lives. We employ staff veterinarians who possess experience in the care and treatments of exotics.
We have the ability to visualize the inner surfaces of the lungs using a small, flexible scope. This procedure is done under anesthesia, and enables the veterinarian to identify any lung or airway abnormalities, as well as take samples that can be sent for diagnostic evaluation.
We work with a board-certified oncologist via telemedicine to offer chemotherapy options through our Internal Medicine service. Chemotherapy for pets is focused on continuing the best quality of life possible. We offer staging for many types of cancer, as well as offer a range of chemotherapeutic options, ranging from definitive therapy to palliative care.
Cystoscopy allows for visualization of the urethra and urinary bladder using a small flexible scope. It may be used as a diagnostic tool in the event that your pet has chronic urinary problems.
Regular professional 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 buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. Advanced dental care is available.
Digital Radiology – or Digital X-rays – help our veterinarians evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular(cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems.
Emergency and Critical Care
In any emergency, seconds count. Our experienced staff is backed up by our mobile resuscitation unit, stocked and equipped to administer the ABCs of basic life support – Airway, Breathing, Circulation/Cardiac compressions. Emergency care is offered during regular business hours. In addition, we use the services of a local, fully staffed emergency center.
Dr. Hall, our Internal Medicine Specialist is experienced in diagnosing and treating many diseases of the endocrine system, including Cushing’s Disease, Addison’s disease, as well as diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
High-tech fiber optics permits direct visual examination and biopsies of your pet’s gastrointestinal system. This allows for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of oral, esophageal, stomach, colon and even upper intestinal tract disease. Foreign objects can also be removed without the need for surgery.
We offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology. All patients are carefully screened for safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Surgical services and facilities include: board certified surgeon available for consultation; fully trained veterinary and technical staff, to ensure the safest, most efficient, state-of-the-art procedures for your pet; heated surgery tables for greater comfort; advanced sterilization techniques; ECG and oxygen saturation monitors; intensive after surgery care and full blood testing.
Saying goodbye to a long-time friend is painful. We work with clients to ensure their pet’s comfort and dignity. Services include taking care of the remains as directed by the client.
Dr. Hall, our Internal Medicine Specialist, is experienced in diagnosing and treating many immune-mediated diseases, including immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, and immune-mediated polyarthritis.
Immunization and Wellness Care
We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in Wellness programs has rewards for both pets and owners. Our Wellness programs are designed specifically for your pet and include: Comprehensive physical exam; internal parasite testing; heartworm and flea control; vaccination program; spay and neuter package; and specialized blood tests for all life stages.
Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained and certified staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.
We stock a wide range of the best veterinary drugs in the animal healthcare field for dispensing to our clients for their convenience.
Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care.
Rhinoscopy allows for visualization of the nasal cavities, as well as the region of the soft palate. This procedure is conducted to diagnose diseases of the nasal cavities, and allows the veterinarian to take tissue samples that can be sent out for diagnostic evaluation. This procedure may also be conducted in conjunction with other kinds of imaging (CT, radiographs) to visualize the structure of surrounding bone.
Specialists on Staff
Sometimes conditions arise that require veterinarians with specialized training. Our staff includes Dr. Geasling, board certified in Companion Animal Practice (http://www.abvp.com/), Dr. van Ee, board certified Veterinary Surgery (http://www.acvs.org/), and Dr. Hall, board certified in Internal Medicine (http://www.acvim.org/).
The veterinary technician in charge of the anesthesia/surgery area is a Veterinary Technician Specialist in anesthesia; one of only 10 in New York State (http://www.avta-vts.org/site/view/57373_Home.pml).
Our veterinary surgeon is equipped to perform eye surgery, neurosurgery and complex orthopedic surgical procedures.
Ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that allows for visualization of the abdominal organs using sound wave technology. Ultrasound allows the veterinarian to visualize the gastrointestinal tract, liver, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder, pancreas, abdominal lymph nodes, and adrenal glands. This can be used to detect any abnormalities in the abdomen, as well as potentially take small samples of cells from any abnormalities using ultrasound technology to guide the needle, a process called an ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirate.
Upper and Lower GI Endoscopy
These procedures allow for visualization of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, and can be used to further investigate chronic cases of vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal problems. They can be used to identify abnormalities, potentially remove foreign bodies, and obtain small tissue biopsies that can be sent to the lab for diagnostic evaluation. GI endoscopies are conducted under general anesthesia.