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General Pet Care
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General Pet Care
Welcome to our veterinary clinic, where we provide high-quality care for your furry family members. Our general pet care services are designed to keep your pets healthy and happy throughout their lives.
Regular check-ups are essential for maintaining your pet’s health, and our experienced veterinarians will provide a comprehensive exam to evaluate your pet’s overall well-being. During the exam, we’ll check your pet’s vital signs, eyes, ears, mouth, and coat to ensure that everything is in good condition. We’ll also discuss any concerns you may have and provide advice on how to keep your pet healthy.
Preventative care is another essential component of our general pet care services. We offer vaccinations, parasite prevention, and regular wellness exams to help prevent common illnesses and diseases that can affect your pet’s health. By taking preventative measures, we can help ensure that your pet stays healthy and happy for years to come.
In addition to preventative care, we also offer a range of diagnostic and treatment services to help your pet when they’re not feeling their best. Our veterinary team is equipped to handle everything from routine illnesses to more complex conditions, and we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your pet’s specific needs.
At our clinic, we understand that pets are an important part of the family, and we treat each patient with the same level of care and compassion that we would want for our own pets. Our goal is to provide high-quality veterinary care that helps your pet live their best life.
Thank you for considering our general pet care services. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you and your furry friend!
At Veterinary Specialties, appointments are scheduled to allow time for your pet to become comfortable with the examination room and technicians. We offer both preventative care exams and sick exams. Our doctors will offer healthcare plans that are personalized to your pet’s needs. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. In the case of an emergency please contact our hospital immediately so that our trained staff members can advise you on your pets’ particular emergency 828-478-3500.
We strongly encourage our clients to bring their pets in for “Happy Visits.” When your pet comes in for a Happy Visit, it enters an exam room, receives petting, praise, and treats, and then leaves without a single “doctor thing” being done to it. We recommend several Happy Visits for each real visit your pet has to the hospital. Our goal with Happy Visits is to not have your pet associate our hospital with scary or painful events. We want the tail wagging on the way in and on the way out. There is no fee for a Happy Visit.
Our doctors perform multiple surgeries with the assistance of our trained technicians. We closely monitor all patients while under anesthesia with our state-of-the-art monitors. Parameters that are measured include EKG, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and percent oxygenation. We also use Sevoflurane as our anesthetic agent for the safety of your pets.
Our dental include a cleaning, polish, and fluoride treatment. We also offer full-mouth dental radiographs that are taken when needed on a case-by-case basis. We are equipped to perform dental extractions and oral surgery. We have a dental scaler, high-speed drill, and professional polishing equipment to treat pets with tartar buildup and dental disease. Dental cleanings are done under anesthesia with all the precautions and monitors used for any other surgery.
We offer a full in-house laboratory where we can run blood chemistries, complete blood counts, urine screening, tests for infectious diseases, cytology, and parasitic screens. We also use an outside laboratory for special chemistries and biopsies.
Digital Radiography and Ultrasound
Our in- house digital radiographs and ultrasound allow us to diagnose and treat our patients quickly and efficiently.
Laser therapy is the application of coherent light. Laser light consists of multiple light waves in which all the waves support one another. Laser therapy is a holistic, non-invasive, effective way to treat and manage many different conditions. The laser beam stimulates the cells and tissue to be healthy. It also reduces inflammation so that healing can begin. By reducing inflammation, the laser is also a great tool for helping to minimize the pain of many chronic conditions.
The Grady Laser has remarkable benefits for pets with problems such as:
Acute and Chronic Otitis, Intervertebral Disc Disease, Anal Glands, Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease, Hip Dysplasia, Cranial Cruciate Ligament, Chronic Pain and Inflammation, Degenerative Joint Disease, Dermatological Disorders, and Hot Spots, Postoperative wound healing, many other problems.