The physical examination is one of the most important components of your pet's veterinary care. The veterinarian will examine your pet from head to tail, as well as everything in between. Physical examinations allow us to detect any abnormalities that can go undetected at home and potentially lead to serious problems. A complete physical from head to toe to tail includes...
...checking dental health.
Looking through the otoscope deep into the ear canal.
Looking into the eye for clarity and any abnormalities.
Counting heart beats...
...and listening for any irregular sounds or murmurs.
Administrating appropriate vaccines.
The last and most requested treatment… the pedicure.
Majority of medications in stock necessary to help your pet feel much better.
We will discuss appropriate vaccinations based on your pet's lifestyle and risk factors. We will perform a physical examination to be certain your pet is healthy prior to administering vaccines. Rabies is always considered a "core" vaccine since indoor pets can be exposed to Rabies from rodents or through exposure to other household pets who do go outside.
Bringing your pet in for annual diagnostic testing can help reassure you that your pet is healthy or help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your pet live longer. Diagnostic testing also provides us with a baseline to know what’s normal for your pet and enables us to keep track of any changes.
Just like any other member of your family, your pet requires oral care too. Although a toothbrush, water additive or dental diet is a great way to care for your pet's oral health, they sometimes require a more comprehensive cleaning or extractions. A thorough dental cleaning requires having your pet put under anesthesia to perform dental x-rays and remove tartar from the teeth and under the gum tissue. For a full step by step video to see what happens behind the scenes during a professional pet dental cleaning click on the video below!
Veterinary Technician, Pauline documenting and monitoring patient during dental extractions done by Dr. Gillard.
Does the dental tray of instruments look familiar? Human dental care professionals use the same ones we use on your pets oral care.
Patient temperature, heart rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure are being monitored while patient is under anaesthetic for dental cleaning requiring a few extractions and dental radiographs performed.
Another happy client with a sparkling smile.
Microchips are a safe, permanent way of identifying your pet and protect them for a lifetime. A small rice sized computer chip is placed under the skin in the shoulder area of your pet, much like a vaccination injection. Should your pet go missing and be taken to a veterinary clinic or shelter, your pet can be scanned and identified.
Nutrition is the single most important thing you can do for your pet's health. We offer a wide range of prescription diets which provide optimal levels of key nutrients to support vital organs and help your pet live a long and happy life.
We can help you select a food that meets your pet's nutritional needs during different life stages, based on their age, body condition, activity level or medical condition.
Parasite prevention is a safe and effective way to protect your pet against heartworms, fleas, ticks, as well as other parasites that can cause severe illness in your pet. We offer oral and topical prevention and will recommend a treatment that fits your pet’s lifestyle and risk factor.
We offer a wide range of surgical procedures, ranging from routine spays and neuters to lumpectomy and exploratory surgeries. We perform a full physical examination and preanesthetic blood work before all of our surgical procedures in order to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. We always have a veterinarian and veterinary technician monitoring your pet closely throughout the anesthetic procedure and use IV fluids in order to help your pet stay hydrated and recover faster.
We have a full service radiology lab on premises enabling us to speed diagnosis. X-rays are used to create images of your pet's soft tissue, organs and bones. This procedure allows us to detect, diagnose and treat various diseases and injuries such as arthritis, pneumonia, bone tumors and broken bones. We also perform dental x-rays during our dental procedures in order to see what is happening beneath the gum line as most dental diseases occur in the tooth roots.
Dr. Greg McWatt examines the results.
We perform dental x-rays to see what is happening beneath the gumline.
Example of Dental X-Rays. An on-site service.
Ultrasound technology is used to create images of your pet's organs such as their liver, kidneys, bladder and pancreas in order to detect any growths, gallstones or blockages.
The loss of a beloved pet is often an overwhelming and emotional time. We will support you in making memorial arrangements that best suit your wishes.
We work with Gateway Pet Memorial Services to accommodate your aftercare requests. Private or communal cremation is available, as well as unique memorial products for you to remember your pet for years to come.
Domi (Baywood's patient) meets Tie Domi at his book signing at Indigo Barrie.