A Full Service Animal Hospital Serving Longmont, CO
Examinations – thorough and compassionate examinations with attentive listening to our client’s concerns and our patient’s problems are what we take pride in providing as our BEST service.
Client education on their pet’s health is very important to us. We spend anywhere from 30-90 minutes with our clients and patients depending on the depth of the problem.
General Anesthesia – when needed we provide general anesthesia usually with an injectable drug for induction followed with Isoflurane gas. Anesthetic monitoring is done with a stethoscope, EKG, and pulse oximeter.
Teeth Cleaning (Dentistry-Oral ATP) – general anesthesia is needed to do a thorough and complete oral exam and teeth cleaning. We hand scale and use an ultrasonic scaler to remove all the tartar from all sides of the teeth. Each tooth is then probed to look for any periodontal pockets to indicate the tooth is unhealthy. A dental x-ray machine is used to take x-rays if needed. All teeth are then polished.
X-rays of great quality can be taken of any part of the body.
In-hospital lab work such as bloodwork to check kidney and liver values, urine and fecal testing.
An outside laboratory, Idexx, is used for all cytology, histopathology, and extensive blood work.
Heartworm testing for dogs, according to the American Heartworm Society (http://www.heartwormsociety.org), should be done annually.
Follow-up calls – we routinely call to check on how treatment plans are going.
Surgery – we have a dedicated surgery suite that we perform spays, neuters, bladder surgery, intestinal surgery, eye surgery, tumor removals, and more. Since our goal is to always provide the best care for our patients and clients, there may be times when a surgeon is brought in to perform a surgery or the patient may be referred to a referral center for surgery and post-op care.
Consulting about various subjects from helping people chose the right pet for them to counseling on nutritional supplementation.
Pain management– is provided for patients that may be experiencing acute and chronic pain.
Vaccinations – we use Zoetis vaccines and vaccinate each patient based on their lifestyle.
Declawing – While declawing is a very controversial subject, if things are done well the cat should not have any long-term side effects. The most important thing about declawing is what is done after the declaw. Too much activity too soon after the declaw bruises the end of the bone and therefore causes long-term favoring of the paw(s). Pain management and cage rest, for 7-14 days post-declaw, are the MOST important things for a successful declaw.