Additional benefits to patients include the following:
Ultimately, and simply put, laparoscopic surgery offers a gentle, fast, and minimally invasive surgical option for patients in need.
Surgeries we commonly do laparoscopically are:
Dental hygiene is an essential aspect of keeping your pet healthy and happy! Similar to what our human dentists recommend, we urge our clients to brush their pet’s teeth daily and to bring them for yearly dental cleanings
Regular Dental Care will help prevent:
Please ask us to discuss routine dental care at your next visit!
We also treat conditions such as jaw fractures, oral cancer, periodontal disease, stomatitis, and other conditions unique to veterinary medicine like feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions.
We have expertise in all areas of animal physiotherapy including:
Physiotherapy treatments we provide may include:
On your pet’s initial visit, we will perform a thorough assessment to determine which body parts are affected and the impact this has on the overall pet’s mobility and function. We will then discuss our findings with you, and with your input, devise goals of treatment and a rehabilitation plan that suits your individual pet’s needs. From here we can select a variety of treatments to use to get your pet on the road to recovery.
In conjunction with treatment provided in the clinic, we want to ensure your pet continues to work towards their rehabilitation goals while at home. We will provide you with a comprehensive home exercise and walking program including guidelines for exercise restrictions.
Regular reassessments are done to assess whether your dog is benefitting from his regimen or whether changes are needed.
Underwater Treadmill therapy enables us to speed recovery, accelerate muscle growth, re-educate walking, and keeping pets mobilising through their senior years.
Suitable for dogs recovering from a variety of injuries and surgeries, the underwater treadmill allows dogs to walk while the buoyancy of the water greatly reduces loading placed on painful or healing structures. The underwater treadmill is the perfect environment to assist us when retraining gait in spinal injured patients, allowing them to regain independent mobility.
Precise control of speed, exercise intensity, water depth and temperature, means exercise can be tailored to suit each individual patient. Progressions can be made easily and gradually through increases in speed, exercise duration and alterations to water depth, or by adding floatation devices.
Activity can be progressed from extremely gentle for older and frailer patients to a challenging workout, making it suitable for dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages.
Benefits of underwater treadmill therapy include:
A hydrotherapy assessment is required for all pets before they can commence underwater treadmill therapy. Please contact us to discuss your pet’s needs.
Therapy is mediated through the stimulation of various body systems: the nervous system, endocrine system, circulatory system and lymphatic system.
It is a safe and drug-free therapy, beneficial for many patients including those with:
Canine Cold Laser Therapy is a safe and non-invasive method of using Laser to accelerate the healing process of injuries in your dog. The following is a list of some of the treatments Laser Therapy can be used for:
Massage and manual therapy techniques include mobilization of extremity joints and spine, soft tissue mobilization, and myofascial release. These techniques help to regain normal joint function, provide relief for tired and stressed muscles and help your pet build the needed muscle to return to normal daily life after injury or surgery.
Positive Biological Effects include increased circulation, improved range of motion, enhanced soft tissue mobility
Microcurrent massage may be used for geriatric dogs with elbow and hip conditions as part of a continued pain management plan. With this treatment, a low volt, undetected current is attached to the therapist’s arm and to the patient with the current running through the therapist’s fingertips to facilitate soft tissue pain relief
While much of our focus is placed on the surgical aspects of oncology, We treat and accept referrals of all aspects of oncology and any type of tumour including:
Diagnosis of suspected neoplasia
Clinical stage determination
Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy
Surgical oncology and interventional oncology
1. Chemotherapy in Pets
The good news is that nearly all patients diagnosed with cancer have the potential to receive treatments that can improve outcomes and quality of life. Although we use the same drugs that are used in human oncology, the similarities in the chemotherapy experience stop there. In general, chemotherapy in dogs and cats is well tolerated. This is in part related to our goal to use protocols that maximize quality of life, our used of supportive medical treatments and the resilience of our pet animals. Most pets will experience some mild and self-limiting side effects including decreased appetite, energy, and attitude that should not last longer than 24-48 hours. The risk for more significant side effects includes a 1:10 chance of vomiting and a 1:100 chance of life threatening complications primarily associated with white blood cell suppression (neutropenia) and secondary infections. Our expectation is that the vast majority of dogs will have an excellent quality of life while on therapy. We are here to help serve you and your pet’s needs and look forward to helping you and your family. We encourage you to learn more about your pet’s treatment options by talking with one of our doctors. Compassion, hope, and innovation is what we are known for, while we extend quality of life, one pet at a time. Please give us a call to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you and your pet.
2. Surgical oncology and interventional oncology
Whenever possible, surgical removal of tumors should be pursued because this likely allows for the best possible outcome for a particular patient; however, this may not be pursued for various reasons. In those situations, interventional radiology (IR) options can be considered as definitive therapy or palliation.
Interventional oncology is used to (1) to restore patency to malignant obstructions through stenting, (2) to provide dose escalations to tumors without increasing systemic chemotherapy toxicities via superselective transarterial chemotherapy delivery, (3) to stop hemorrhage or reduce blood flow to tumors via transarterial embolization or chemoembolization, and (4) to provide therapies for those cancers with no safe or effective alternative options.
Heart diseases are quite common in animals and can be managed in most cases. We suggest that if your pet has the following symptoms, you bring your pet in for a checkup. A routine annual cardiac check after 7 years age is also suggested.
Our cardiac care focuses on diagnosing and treating disease of the heart and lungs which include:
We routinely perform corneal and intraocular surgical procedures like:
The eye is a very sensitive organ, the function of which may be affected even with mild insult to its homeostasis, due to direct injury or due to other local or systemic diseases. And because ocular tissues are extremely sensitive, even the simple task of getting the right therapeutic dose to the target ocular tissue by a method that does not damage healthy tissue becomes more challenging.
You should bring your pet to us if your pet is:
Signs of Vision Impairment Or Loss: