Our Services

Our Services


Preventive Health Care


Comprehensive Physical Examinations

Physical examinations on a regular basis are critical for the maintenance of the health for your pets.  A hands on physical examination coupled with blood work and other diagnostic tests are all parts of a comprehensive evaluation of their state of health.  This will enable us to identify conditions in your pets before they cause severe disease and enable proactive measures to enable a long, health life for your beloved companions.

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Kitten Health Care

It is essential to begin a proper health care plan right from the start with your kitten.  The initial check up will determine if your kitten is healthy or detect any health issues.  In addition to a physical examination, fecal checks and blood testing will aid in the evaluation of health.  We will also set up a vaccination schedule to insure your kitten will be free of certain serious and we will also counsel you on proper kitten care.

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Puppy Health Care

It is essential to begin a proper health care plan right from the start with your puppy.  The initial check up will determine if your puppy is healthy or detect any health issues.  In addition to a physical examination, fecal checks and blood testing will aid in the evaluation of health.  We will also set up a vaccination schedule to insure your puppy will be free of certain serious diseases and we will also counsel you on proper puppy care.

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Senior Health Care

As pets age there are significant changes to their bodies.  Their nutritional needs also change.  We offer a comprehensive senior profile to completely evaluate the physical state of your pet.  The profile includes a physical, blood work, radiographs, ECG, fecal and urine analyses as well as other evaluations to determine what will be needed to ensure your pet will have a good quality of life in their senior years.

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Vaccinations

Vaccinations are essential to protect your pets against many serious and deadly diseases.  By keeping these vaccinations updated and current you assure maximum protection for your pets. There are a wide variety of vaccines that can be used but we set up a vaccination protocol based upon the potential risks to which your pets may be exposed. We utilize vaccinations that are administered annually and some every three years.

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Parasite Control

Our pets are exposed to all kinds of parasites, those that live on their skin and those that invade the internal organs.  Parasites can produce varying degrees of damage, some fatal, and some pet parasites can affect humans, causing zoonotic disease.  Our hospital is equipped with the diagnostic tools to detect these parasites and the medications to eliminate or prevent them.  We require routine screening testing for parasites to insure the health of your pet.

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Health Certificates( Federal and International)

We provide the health certificates for domestic or international travel for your pets.  A physical examination is required at the time of the issuance of the certificate as well as proof of current vaccination status before a pet can be issued a health certificate.  For international travel each country’s specific requirements need to be checked and additionally the certificate will have to be validated at the USDA office.  Depending upon the type of certificate issued it may have a 10 day or 30 day duration.

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Diagnostic / Laboratory Services


In House (On Site) Laboratory

Our in house laboratory is something in which we take great pride.  The capability to generate test results quickly is so important when dealing with critically ill animals. The sooner a diagnosis is determined, the sooner proper therapy can be started.  A lab technician is always on duty whose job it is to process the lab work.  We are able to conduct complete blood counts, blood chemistries, urinalyses, fecal evaluations, Gram stains, cytology, coagulation profiles, some endocrinology testing, heartworm testing, feline leukemia/FIV testing and many other tests.

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Digital Radiography

X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool.  We have improved our capability with digital radiography.  We are able to take better radiographs and with manipulations further improve their detail for better diagnostic value. We are also able to enlarge the images for an even better look at areas of interest.  Another advantage is that we can transmit the images via email to specialists so they can give us evaluations of cases without the hassle of mailing radiographs as we used to do in the past.

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Electrocardiography

An electrocardiogram is useful in the evaluation of heart function.  We conduct ECG’s to evaluate cardiac patients and also as a monitoring tool during surgical procedures.  However, other diagnostic tests are also needed to get a full evaluation of heart function.

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Doppler Blood Pressure Monitoring

Yes, pets do suffer from high blood pressure, just like people.  That is why it is important to be able to monitor blood pressure.  We have a Doppler blood pressure monitor so we can conduct such evaluations.  We also use it routinely as a monitoring tool during surgical procedures and as part of our senior profile.

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Surgical Services


Dentistry

Proper dental care is essential so that your pet can live a long and healthy life.  Dental disease can lead to gingivitis, tooth loss, oral abscesses, systemic diseases affecting internal organs such as the kidneys, liver and heart as well as other problems.  Routine preventive care such as regular brushing at home is very important.  If tartar builds up or dental disease develops then a dentistry including scaling, polishing and gum treatments is required. In serious disease, dental extractions may be needed. We perform all necessary dental procedures and also have digital dental radiography to evaluate the tooth roots and surrounding bone.

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Surgery

We perform routine surgical procedures such as spays and neuters, feline declaws and other more advanced surgeries. Dr Staunton can perform a wide variety of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries, such as extracapsular cranial cruciate surgical repair, patellar luxation repair and various abdominal surgical procedures. He is also certified to perform Veterinary Stem Cell Regenerative Therapy.

When your pet is under anesthesia they have an intravenous catheter with fluid administration, placed on equipment  that monitors the heart, breathing, blood pressure, blood oxygenation and they are continually evaluated by a surgical assistant, who is a certified veterinary technician.

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Class IV Therapy and Surgical Lasers

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We have a Class IV therapy laser for the treatment of all sorts of disease conditions in our animal patients: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, and wildlife. Laser therapy is being used worldwide in both people and pets. The application of laser therapy is a powerful tool in providing care through the relief of pain and swelling, as a local and systemic anti-inflammatory mediator, as a superior means of healing wounds or injuries, as a stimulation of the acupuncture points (needleless acupuncture) and as a solution to many persistent dermatological disorders. In addition, we have a diode surgical laser which increases our surgical capabilities. We are now able to perform surgeries such as laser declaws in cats.

 

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In House Pharmacy

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In House Pharmacy

We have an in-house pharmacy so we can provide you with medications we prescribe for your pets. We also compound certain medications as well. This is a convenience for both you and your pet!

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Hospitalization Facilities

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Hospitalization Facilities

On the occasion where you pet may need to be hospitalized we have treatment wards and also temperature/humidity controlled incubators if needed. In addition, we have an isolation ward, with airflow directed out of ward directly outside, to limit any cross contamination if an animal with a contagious condition is hospitalized.

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Microchipping

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Microchipping

Microchipping is a means to help identify a pet if it escapes or is stolen. Most veterinarians, shelters and police departments have scanners so the microchip can be read and then traced back to the registered owner. The microchip is inserted under the skin near the shoulders.

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 Necropsies
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Necropsies

In the unfortunate circumstance that your pet may pass away at home and you would like to know why, we conduct complete necropsy (necropsy in pets, autopsy in humans) procedures. Many times the cause is apparent but sometimes samples may have to be taken and submitted to an outside laboratory to complete the diagnostic process.

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Pet Cremation Services

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Pet Cremation Services

When a beloved pet passes away we offer several options for the final disposition of the body, including burial and multiple options for cremation. We deal only with very reputable companies so you can rest assured your beloved pet will be handled with dignity and taken care of as you request.

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Pet Products

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Pet Products

Check our online store for a variety of products for your pets! Access the store by clicking "Home Delivery" at the top of the page.

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Exotic Animal Medicine

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Small Mammal Medicine

With the addition of Dr Staunton we have once again begun to see small mammal patients for examinations, treatment and surgery.

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Pet Bird Medicine

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Comprehensive Physical Examinations

Birds hide their illnesses so it can be difficult to determine when a bird is sick, until it is too late. That is why regular physical examinations are so very important for pet birds. In addition to a "hands on" exam, laboratory work is essential to evaluate their state of health, including a complete blood count, fecal exam and other tests deemed necessary. We pride ourselves on our thorough avian physical examinations as well as our in-house laboratory that can generate results within minutes.

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 Diagnostic / Laboratory Testing

Because birds do not always display signs of disease, laboratory testing is of utmost importance in evaluating their health. We pride ourselves on our in-house laboratory and the ability to generate lab results rapidly. In critically ill birds, it can be life-saving to have results quickly and generate the diagnosis without waiting for results on lab work that was sent out. However, there are certain tests that do require the use of an outside laboratory.

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 Digital Radiography

X-ray are a very important diagnostic tool in pet bird medicine.  We have digital radiography at our practice and this technology has been a great addition, especially with pet birds.  We are able to manipulate the images to help improve the quality and, what is so helpful with pet birds, enlarge the images so that tiny bird radiographs are much more easily visualized.

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 Fully Equipped Bird Hospital

We have a fully equipped bird hospital so that we can treat birds that are too sick to be sent home for treatment.  We have temperature and humidity controlled incubators for hospitalized birds.  for birds with potentially contagious diseases we also have an isolation treatment ward.  We are able to administer gavage feedings, nutritional support, medications, fluids, nebulization therapy and other treatments for sick birds.

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Surgical Services

We perform a wide variety of avian surgical procedures including orthopedics, tumor removals, reproductive tract surgeries, exploratory laparotomies, trauma/wound repairs and many others

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In House Pharmacy

We have a wide variety of medications used to treat pet birds.  In addition, there are medications that we formulate or have formulated at an outside pharmacy that we keep in our pharmacy.  In this way the medication that we prescribe for your bird are readily available on site for your (and your bird’s) convenience.

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Microchipping

Microchipping is a means to help identify a pet if it escapes or is stolen.  Most veterinarians, shelters and police departments have scanners so the microchip can be read and then traced back to the registered owner.  Microchips in pet birds are implanted in their breast muscles.  We implant chips in small parrots/conures or larger birds due to the size of the microchip.

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Blood Sexing/Surgical Sexing

Most pet birds are not sexually dimorphic(different appearance of males and females) so that the only way gender can be determined is through either surgical sexing or blood sexing.  Surgical sexing is an actual surgical procedure involving anesthesia and was used extensively in the past.  However, with the advent of the accurate, non-invasive blood sexing technique (DNA from a drop of blood is used to determine gender) this has become the preferred technique.

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Grooming

We perform grooming services for pet birds, including beak trimming, beak malocclusion trimming, pedicures and wing clipping.  We recommend that birds be up to date with yearly physicals before such procedures are performed as birds hide disease and quite often beak/nail overgrowth may be a sign of underlying disease.

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 Health Certificates( Federal and International)

We provide the health certificates for domestic or international travel for your pets.  A physical examination is required at the time of the issuance of the certificate as well as proof of current vaccination status before a pet can be issued a health certificate.  For international travel each country’s specific requirements need to be checked and additionally the certificate will have to be validated at the USDA office.  Depending upon the type of certificate issued it may have a 10 day or 30 day duration.

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Necropsies in Pet Birds

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Pet Bird Products

Check our online store for pet bird products.

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Wildlife


Wildlife

We are dedicated to help sick and injured wildlife.  We work closely with licensed wildlife rehabilitators, in particular Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation,  as well as local animal control officers.  We will provide the medical treatment required and then they take over the continued care until the animals are released to the wild.  This work is closely regulated by the federal government.

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