Preventative Wellness Exam
Adult — Bringing your pet in for a preventative wellness exam can help reassure you that your dog or cat is healthy and/ or help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Your pet will be thoroughly examined from the tip of their nose to the end of their tail, during their physical assessment. Appropriate vaccinations, preventatives, and/ or diagnostic testing (blood/ fecal/ urine/ etc.) will be discussed and determined based on their lifestyle.
- Weight consultation — An estimated 45% of all U.S pets are classified as overweight or obese. Obesity prevention is important to your pet’s longevity and preventing serious conditions like: arthritis, heart disease, and/or diabetes. Our doctors can help provide consultation on an optimal weight and a weight loss treatment plan.
Geriatrics — A comprehensive senior exam is essential in maintaining your pet’s health and wellness as it ages. Early detection of disease is key in treatment. There are a variety of age related changes that can occur such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, kidney, or liver problems. When caught early, these diseases can become more manageable.
Laboratory (In-House/ Out-House)
Heartworm/ tick (4DX) — Annual screenings are essential in detecting both heartworm disease (transmitted by mosquitoes) and/ or Lyme, Anaplasmosis, or Ehrlichia– three of the most common tick- borne diseases. Our in-house test can have results in as little as 8 minutes.
Hematology/ Chemistry (CBC/ CHEM) — A full blood panel can help diagnose multiple illnesses accurately and quickly, as well as, provide quantitative tracking for certain conditions. Tests can be done either in house or sent out to our outside lab. **Required for all surgical procedures.
Fecal — A comprehensive screening that tests for intestinal parasites and/or protozoa.
Urine — Routine screenings can help diagnose suspected UTIs (urinary tract infections) and/or give us insight to how the kidneys are functioning.
Thyroid (T4) — A basic total thyroid level can help indicate potential hypothyroidism (low thyroid activity) or hyperthyroidism (high thyroid activity). This basic test can be performed in house with further testing being sent to an outside laboratory if needed.
Radiographs — A non-invasive procedure that allows our staff to diagnose the state of your pet’s skeletal structures and body cavities. Imaging may also provide the presence of many foreign objects if you suspect an ingestion.
Ultrasound — A non-invasive technique that uses sound waves to capture images inside the patient’s body.
Endoscopy —The use of specialized video cameras to evaluate the esophagus and stomach in a minimally invasive manner. In most instances, endoscopy is performed for diagnostic purposes allowing visualization and sampling of abnormalities. It may also be the treatment of choice for esophageal and gastric foreign bodies, as it can be used to remove a variety of foreign objects with little risk to the patient.
- Ovariohysterectomy (spay)
- Castration (neuter)
- Lumpectomy (removal of a mass and/or masses)
- Professional dental prophylaxis & tooth extraction
- Cruciate ligament repair (CCL) – extra capsular method
- Luxating patella correction
- Basic Ophthalmic
- Laceration repair
- Aural hematoma
- Hernia repair
The goal of acupuncture is to allow energy, nutrients and blood to flow through the body without hindrance. When this flow is inhibited, pain and irritation can occur. Acupuncture allows us to restore this flow by using sterile needles on specific points throughout the body. Acupuncture can be performed in many manners such as with needles, with electrostimulation, with heat and with pressure.
Some of the conditions Acupuncture can be useful in the treatment of are below:
- Muscle soreness
- Neurological conditions
- Poor Appetite
- GI disease and more!
Veterinary Medical Manipulation
Veterinary Medical Manipulation focuses on restoring motion segment function as well as the health of the nervous system and joints. The effects reach throughout the body to help maintain health. Remember, the nervous system is the highway that tells the body how to move, if there is pain and keeps all organs functioning. The spinal cord is encased in the spine; restrictions in the bones and connective tissue can therefore inhibit nerve function.
Some of the conditions VMM can be useful in the treatment of are below:
- Improving performance
- Muscle Lameness
- Injuries from trauma
Diets & Supplements
Many of these diets can be purchased through our online store.
Standard Process — High quality, whole food- based nutritional supplements. Please click the “Standard Process” link (listed above) for more information.
Chinese herbal therapy — We offer assessment via Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine to determine a basic herbal therapy for your pet to help with various conditions such as anxiety, arthritis etc. This modality is very complementary with other services such as acupuncture.
- Planned Breeding Consults/Pre-Breeding Examinations
- Progesterone Test/Timing
- Brucellosis Test
- Genetic Panel Testing (CHIC/DNA)
- OFA Submissions
- Artificial Insemination (Vaginal Insemination with Fresh or Fresh Chilled only)
- Semen Collection/Evaluation/Fresh Chilled Shipping
- Pregnancy Confirmation Ultrasound (28 days post breeding) and/or Relaxin Blood Test (32-35 days post breeding)
- Radiographs for fetal count (45-55 days post breeding)
- Assisted Whelping
- C-Sections (Cesarean Sections)
- Neonate/Pediatric Puppy Care
- Cosmetic Puppy Procedures (Tail Docking/Dewclaw Removal 1-3 days of age)
Any questions regarding these services inquire to speak with our Reproduction Technician: Cassidy Erickson, CVA
End of Life Services
The word “euthanasia” literally means “good death”. As the only medical profession licensed to perform this gift, we take the utmost pride in having the technical and medical skills necessary to provide a peaceful end-of-life experience for your beloved pet. Our services include hospice (a type of care focused on providing comfort and pain management during their final moments), in- clinic euthanasias, and in-home euthanasias. Partnering with Midwest Cremation Services, we are able to provide cremation and memorial options including, but not limited to, private cremation (ashes are returned), communal cremation (ashes are respectfully disposed), paw prints, paw print plaques, paw print shadow boxes, and many others.