Clinic Tour

Slideshow: Virtual Tour

Laser Therapy

Julie administering Laser Therapy.  A comfortable, stress-free environment is provided for Laser Therapy treatment in order for the pet to relax.  Laser Therapy is a painless, unobtrusive application of healing light applied directly to the surface of the skin.  This therapy can be used to treat multiple ailments and injuries in dogs and cats, including: post-surgical incisions, arthritis, ligament or tendon injuries, joint injuries, fractures, muscle sprains or strains, skin lesions or abrasions, post-trauma wounds, nerve injury, and musculoskeletal diseases.  The treatment aids in alleviating chronic or acute pain, reducing inflammation, reducing swelling, increasing circulation, speeding up healing and recovery, and releasing endorphins (the body's natural pain reliever).

Reception

Wendy making friends!

Reception

Jennifer and Mary ready to help you schedule an appointment or answer any questions!

Stan overseeing the hospital.

In house blood testing

 

We are proud to include in-house diagnostic laboratory services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.

Although many important diagnostic tests can only be performed by outside laboratories, other tests can be performed in-house. Having access to accurate in-house diagnostic test results can help our veterinary care team serve your pets' needs by expanding the testing options available to all our patients. We have the ability to perform diagnostics the day of a scheduled surgery or procedure or in the event of an emergency situation.

In House Diagnostics

Diagnostics available in house include an ear or skin cytology, blood smear, Heartworm/Lyme blood test (called a 4DX test), Feline Leukemia/Aids test, and Parvo test to name a few.

Dr. Shindle suturing a tooth extraction site after a dental cleaning with ultrasonic scaling

 

When a professional dental cleaning has been recommended for your pet, this means that the tartar level that has built up in your pet's mouth has advanced to the point that regular brushing or chewing devises will not remove it; or that oral disease is present and needs to be addressed appropriately.  Dental prophylaxis is most beneficial in preventing dental disease as it is with people.  If performed on a routine basis (as recommended by the veterinarian), many aspects of dental disease can be avoided in most pets!

The most common problems encountered in veterinary dentistry are periodontal disease in dogs and cavities (resorptive lesions) in cats.  Often times, these issues have become advanced by the time a prohylaxis has been elected.  Teeth with moderate to severe periodontal bone loss or large cavities typically require extraction (tooth removal).  Extraction of the teeth in large dogs and cats is very different than what is encountered in humans.  The roots are typically longer than the crowns (visible part of the tooth) and all the molars and most premolars are multi-rooted.  These extractions then become oral surgery requiring time and skill.  Advanced suturing techniques are often required to close extraction sites of large teeth (especially in dogs). 

Dr. Shindle performing surgery in the surgical suite.

We are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering,  mass removals, biopsies, to more complex surgeries.

Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest. Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care.

When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully.

Laser Surgery

Traditional surgery with a scalpel or scissors can bruise or crush tissue.  When we use laser, only an intense beam of laser light touches your pet, which minimizes the pain, swelling, and bleeding often associated with surgery.

What is a Laser?

A laser is a device that produces an extremely powerful and concentrated beam of light.  There are many exciting uses for lasers in medicine!

How does Laser Surgery work?

The laser has the unique ability to vaporize or "erase" tissue.  The laser can be used to make incisions, as well as to erase unhealthy tissue.  The laser seals more nerve endings, so patients are much more comfortable after surgery.  Not only does the laser kill any bacteria in its path, it also seals the lymphatics, so there is much less swelling post-operatively.

What are the advantages of Laser Surgery?

Your pet can now benefit from the same properties of a laser that human patients have experienced for over 20 years: less pain, swelling, and discomfort after surgery, and the ability to resume normal activities sooner. 

Post-surgical Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is the painless application of infrared, healing light waves to tissues. Laser therapy can be used on a variety of conditions to relieve pain and inflammation in a holistic, non-invasive way.

 Being demonstrated here, is laser therapy for post-operative recovery.

Laser Surgery

Notice the lack of blood in this surgery picture?  This mass removal was done with minimal to no blood loss!  The laser will help seal blood vessels during a procedure and minimize blood loss!