Services

 

Ultrasonography

Our GE Logiq-e Ultrasound is an invaluable diagnostic tool. It allows us to see organs and internal structures in action.

Digital Radiography

Our iCR 3600+ digital radiography system provides high-definition clarity and immediate results.

Endoscopy

Our Storz endoscope with camera head gives us a less-invasive way to see what is going on inside our patients and allows us to perform biopsies and other procedures using only a tiny incision.

Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery

Avian and exotic surgery is challenging and requires the use of specially designed equipment.  We utilize the Ellman Surgitron 4.0 Radiosurgical unit for many of our surgical procedures.  Radiosurgery does not burn or char the tissue and is safer than laser surgery.  Other benefits of radiosurgery include decreased blood loss, pain, and swelling, reduced risk of infection, and quicker recovery time.

Laboratory

Our Abaxis VetScan 2 enables us to process many labs and chemistries in-house, giving us the advantage of immediate results and more efficient treatments. From a small amount of blood, internal organ function can be evaluated to determine the overall health of your pet. The CBC (complete blood cell) count reveals infection, inflammation, anemia, and blood parasites. Blood chemistries reveal any trouble with internal organ function, including the liver and kidneys. Doing regular bloodwork will establish a baseline for your pet and can reveal problems well before physical symptoms manifest.

Microchipping

Every two seconds a family pet is lost.  Tragically, most never make it back home because their owners did not identify them.  With a microchip, your pet cannot leave home without his identification.  If your lost pet is found by a participating veterinarian or shelter, the microchip will be located using a special scanner.

Once the chip number is identified, the 24-hour hotline is contacted.  After a quick search of the database, you, your veterinarian, or your alternate is contacted, and your pet comes home!  Scanners are provided free of charge to any shelter that requests one.

The database maintains the information you provide to recover your pet.  Best of all, this information will always be available because the database is backed by Veterinary Medical Associations across the United States.  Once your pet receives his microchip, he is protected by it for the rest of his life.

Developed by a veterinarian, the microchip is the professional way to identify your pet and it is proven safe and effective.  A tiny microchip that contains a personal, one-of-a-kind identification number distinguishes your pet as a special member of your family.

The microchip is so tiny that it fits through a hypodermic needle.  Just like a vaccination, it is injected under the skin of your pet where it remains safely for life.  This inexpensive procedure can be done anytime, and best of all, protect virtually any pet you love… dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, exotics, even fish!  Everywhere your pet goes, the microchip is there, it is real protection that cannot fade or fall off.

Behavioral Consult

We offer behavioral consultation for pets that are having issues such as feather plucking or damaging, screaming, biting, or aggressive, defensive or antisocial behaviors.

Grooming

We offer nail trims for all exotic pets and full grooming for birds.

We recommend that all pet birds have their wings trimmed, unless they are in a home with a predatory animal (cat, for example), and may find themselves needing to fly away from danger.  Trimming the wings is helpful when training a new or fractious bird, because it often reduces the “attitude” the bird may display.  A bird in a high place feels he is the master of all he surveys, up to and including his owner.

Nail trimming is mostly for the owner’s comfort, as it is difficult to handle a bird, rabbit, or iguana with razor-sharp nails, but long nails can also become tangled in fabrics and potentially injure the animal.

Birds generally maintain their own beaks, but if the beak is excessively sharp, we can trim it a bit.  Some birds, especially those with a history of nutritional deficiency, may experience beak overgrowth or malformation.  In this case, a corrective beak trim would be necessary, and repeated trims along with changes in nutrition are often necessary to resolve such a situation.