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Good oral hygiene is an important part of overall health. At every physical exam, we check your pet's teeth for dental disease. Chronic infection of the gums can lead to heart and kidney disease. We provide cleanings and exams of the mouth under anesthesia to clean the teeth, pull any painful loose ones, check for any deep infections, and treat gum disease. We are also happy to demonstrate proper brushing techniques for your cat and dog that will enable your pet to go longer between anesthetized treatments.
Skin issues are often associated with allergies, but they also can be related to tumors, endocrine diseases, parasite infections, and immune disorders. We offer a range of in-house diagnosis and treatment options and can consult with outside specialists for advanced diagnostics and treatment.
Emergency and Critical Care
All of our staff has extensive experience in emergency and critical care, enabling us to carefully access and monitor even the most urgent and sick of patients.
We have in-house capabilities for diagnosing organ disease, anemia, parasites, and many cellular diseases. We also can send samples to a variety of labs across the country for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
We maintain a comprehensive inventory of pharmaceuticals and parasite preventatives for your pet. Our flea, tick, and heartworm prices are comparable to what you’ll find online.
Oncology and Cytology
Is that bump on my pet’s side something to worry about? This is a question we often hear. Frequently a simple aspiration of the mass with a needle can give quick reassurance that it is not worrisome. When needed, we can study the cells (cytology) or send biopsies to board-certified pathologists for diagnosis. This helps us best screen and treat our cancer patients.
Our in-house lab can quickly diagnose most of the common intestinal and bloodborne parasites. We also can send out to a diagnostic lab for other parasites. We recommend screening animals for parasites at least annually and having all pets on a monthly dewormer. We can also provide you with information about zoonotic parasites (ones that can infect people as well as pets).
With our digital x-ray unit, we can diagnose fractures, tumors, lung disease, hip dysplasia, and many other conditions. This state-of-the-art diagnostic tool produces images in just seconds, greatly reducing your pet’s exposure to radiation and its stress and discomfort on the x-ray table.
Occasionally an animal will have a disease that is best managed or treated by a specialist. We recommend referral of our patients to wonderful specialists in the area when needed or requested. While we remain the primary care veterinarian, referral enables us to provide the best of specialized care.
We can confirm pregnancies, aid in delivery when needed, perform C-sections, help with nursing issues, and assist with orphaned animals. We strongly recommend spaying and neutering all non-breeding animals to prevent pet overpopulation. Dr. Murawski has performed more than 14,000 spays and neuters. We provide high-quality spays and neuters, fairly priced.
We perform a wide array of surgical procedures with an emphasis on safe anesthesia and pain control to optimize outcomes for your pet. Most surgeries are scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays, and animals are usually able to go home the same day. More invasive or painful procedures may require overnight hospitalization. We are happy to review each procedure with you and answer any questions.
Wellness Care and Immunizations
We believe that preventive care is the foundation for a healthy, happy, long-lived pet, and we recommend annual exams for all of our canine and feline patients. Some pets need more frequent exams depending on age, exposure to disease, and other special circumstances. At every visit, your pet receives a full physical exam, and we address any questions or concerns you have.
Bathing and Grooming
We provide your pet with a full range of standard grooming services including baths (the basic variety to get rid of that “doggy” smell, plus medicated baths to treat skin and parasite issues). We also offer brushing, nail triming, anal-gland cleaning, and ear cleaning. We expect to offer cosmetic grooming soon.
We can provide guidance and treatment for problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling, separation anxiety, and aggression. We understand how difficult behaviorial issues can be. We can help.
We have comfortable kennels and spacious, glass-door runs for our canine guests. Our feline friends get a separate room complete with "cat condos," natural light, and a kitty jungle gym. All animals are given soft blankets or towels and kept in climate-controlled, clean areas. We exercise dogs at least twice a day, and cats enjoy a dedicated play area. Every animal receives special attention.
Microchips are tiny devices planted under the skin to identify animals even if they lose their collars. Shelters and emergency clinics routinely scan animals brought to them without any identification so they can contact the pet’s owner. We recommend microchips for all animals. The animal can be awake, but the implantation is usually best done when performing a sedated procedure since the needle is large.
Nutrition and Dietary Counseling
We’re happy to provide guidance about your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance, and performance. We carry a full line of quality over-the-counter and prescription diets.