Looking beyond the obvious
Finding the answers, even when things get complicated
When should you request a referral to an ACVIM board certified veterinary specialist?
- Your pet’s disease is uncommon, complicated, or undiagnosed after standard testing.
- You would like an informed, neutral second opinion of your pet’s condition.
- The outcomes of the current treatments are not going well or as expected.
- Your pet requires a sophisticated procedure that is offered by a specialty hospital.
- Your pet can benefit from 24-hour monitoring provided by a referral hospital.
Our days consist of a wide variety of assessments, diagnostics and treatments for patients living with complicated medical issues. Some examples of ailments we see include the following:
- Weight loss
- Decreased appetite
- Heart arrhythmia
- Heart murmur
- Liver disease
- Kidney Disease
- Immune Mediated Disease
- Cough / Labored breathing
- Urinary Problems
- Joint pain
- Prostate Disease
- Abdominal masses
- Nasal Disease
- Fluid accumulation
- Neurologic abnormalities
Minimally Invasive Procedures:
The initial consultation includes a physical examination and a review of history, signs/symptoms and any previously performed lab tests. Further evaluation and treatments may include minimally invasive procedures such as the following:
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Ultrasound guided fine needle aspirates or biopsies of internal organs or growths
- Ultrasound guided extraction of fluid (abdominocentesis, thoracocentesis, pericardiocentesis)
- Care of hospitalized patients utilizing in-house and reference labs and advanced treatments
- Endoscopy to view and biopsy regions non-surgically
- Small intestine
- Urinary Tract
- Digital Radiographs
- CT Scans
- Blood transfusions
- Bone marrow aspiration or biopsy
- Blood pressure
- Tracheal stent placement for collapsing trachea
Our specialists and dedicated staff will work hard to provide you information about your pet’s health.