We recommend that you bring your pet in for a yearly check-up. This will enable us to determine if your dog or cat is healthy and will detect hidden diseases or abnormal conditions early.
A medical assessment is done on every visit whether your pet is coming in for a yearly check-up, vaccination or a particular problem. A thorough examination is done from head to tail.
For our senior pets, we recommend blood work and urinalysis to be more proactive and to enable us to address problems early. Since most cats and dogs suffer from arthritis in their later years, detecting this problem and managing it properly make them happy and enable them to live comfortably. It is our goal to help your pet live a long, happy life.
Having your puppy examined as early as possible is vital in determining your puppy's health. On your initial visit, we ask that you bring a stool (fecal) sample so we can check for intestinal parasites. We offer a Puppy Package that covers all necessary vaccines, fecal examination, flea and parasite control.
Determine your kitty's health as early as possible. We offer a Kitten Package that covers the core vaccines for the kitten's first year of life, fecal examination, Feline Leukemia Virus (Felv) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) test, as well as flea and parasite control.
Professional teeth cleaning under general anesthesia is recommended once a year or once every 2 years if regular brushing is done at home.
Fleas are a common problem here in California. It is one of the most common causes of skin disease and internal parasites such as tapeworms. Monthly use of flea products as prevention and treatment is highly recommended. We carry both topical and oral flea treatmentsin our pharmacy.
HEARTWORM TESTING & PREVENTION
A heartworm test is recommended annually. Several oral heart worm medications are available in our pharmacy to prevent heart worms and intestinal worms.
The most common laboratory testing we provide is blood work which can identify certain blood diseases, infections, kidney and liver diseases, and some hormonal abnormalities. We have an in-house blood machine and use an external laboratory service as well.
We perform soft tissue surgery in our clinic. We also provide spays (female dogs, cats and rabbits) and neuters ( male dogs, cats, and rabbits). In more complicated cases, we have a Board Certified Surgeon come in to the clinic or we can refer you to a veterinary surgical facility.
We have upgraded to a digital X-ray machine which enables us to provide clearer and more defined images. These images are sent to a board-certified veterinary radiologist for evaluation.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive, non-painful diagnostic method. In-house ultrasound is done by a board-certified veterinary radiologist.
Pain management, especially for post-surgical patients and senior patients, is a major concern for most pet owners. We try to customize treatment options especially for our geriatric patients.
VETERINARY SPECIALISTS' REFERRAL
As a general practice, when cases become more involved and need more advanced care, we refer to specialists in different fields, such as internists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, and cardiologists, who are experts in their particular field.
Toe nail trim
Microchip pet identification
Private and communal cremation