As you walk into our reception area you will be promptly greeted by one of our very friendly Patient Care Coordinators. We do not have separate areas for dogs and cats so we ask that you have your dog on a leash and your cat in a carrier. If your cat is really nervous, we may ask you to keep him in the car until an exam room is available.
Our in-house laboratory equipment can perform a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Chemistry profile within 20 minutes. This allows the doctor to provide fast and appropriate medical treatment decisions if your pet is not feeling well.
In addition to the equipment that runs bloodwork, we also analyze fecal and urine samples, skin scrapes, and ear swabs in our laboratory.
The exam room is where the doctor performs a full nose to tail exam. We want to ensure your pet has a pleasant visit and we use several different fear-free techniques to achieve this, such as offering treats, examining your pet on the floor or in the bottom of his carrier, or providing a blanket with calming pheromones such as Feliway and Adaptil.
We take great pride in ensuring a safe surgery for your pet. While anesthesia will always hold some risk, we do our best to minimize it. All patients receive a preoperative exam and bloodwork prior to anesthesia. On your pet's day of surgery, he will receive an IV catheter and IV fluids. While under anesthesia, a PA certified veterinary technician is always at his side and will monitor his heart rate and rhythm, respiration, body temperature, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure. Your pet's safety is our highest priority and we are happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your pet's upcoming anesthetic procedure.
There is an array of things that happen in the treatment area. If we are "bringing your pet to the back," this is where we would take him to draw blood, give vaccines, or trim nails.