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 hospital is striving to become Fear Free certified which means we take extra steps to ensure your pet has as positive an experience as possible and this means that you, the pet owner, will in turn have a more positive experience.
Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet from head to tail. Since 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 behaviour, 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 hospital with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anaesthesia, such as teeth cleaning. The general risks inherent to anaesthesia, especially for very old, very young or very ill pets, means that your veterinarian will often suggest a few exams, including blood work, urinalysis and even a chest X-ray, before your pet is anaesthetized. During the procedure he might need an IV drip; antibiotics may be necessary before and after.
We may refer you to a specialist, veterinarians who have completed advanced studies in specific areas of veterinary medicine such as surgery, internal medicine and emergency care, if your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge and experience.