I stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help minimize or alleviate serious health problems. I offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your animal companions feeling their best:
Flexible Scheduling and individualized plans based on the needs of the pet and people involved
Personal Consultation to assist people in making decisions about having a pet, general pet care, and concerns involving individual pets
In-Home review of housing and general care options
Wellness Exams: routine and sick-patient physical examinations
Surgical Services: I provide options and referrals for in-hospital procedures
Emergency Services: Phone consultation in emergency situations In-home emergency care Referral for cases in need of immediate in-hospital critical care.
Vaccinations: Initial vaccinations and routine booster vaccinations for cats, dogs, and ferrets
Claw, Beak, and Wing Trimming
Microchipping: These days, more folks are electing to have their cats and dogs microchipped. This is a safe, painless, relatively low-cost method to help identify the owner(s) of an animal, should that animal be lost. Many veterinary hospitals and shelters have a scanner that can read microchips. Let me know if you are interested in having this procedure performed for your pets.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services: I discuss, as is appropriate, options for referral to local hospitals equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.
Analgesics/Sedation: I utilize the safest available analgesics and sedation protocols to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for older or high-risk patients.
Internal medicine consults: I offer in-hospital referrals to an internal medicine specialist who performs ultrasounds, endoscopic procedures and helps with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.
Laboratory: I submit laboratory samples to the Cornell Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, parasite testing, and specialized tests. I also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Permanent identification: I can provide microchip identification. See "Microchipping" above.
Dietary Counseling: Guidance available regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight loss/maintenance and performance.
Behavioral Counseling: Advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.
****Palliative End-of-Life Care and Management of Terminal Illnesses
****In-Home Compassionate Euthanasia
Counseling, Close Contact, and Consultation Support for those facing the loss of a beloved animal
Emergency Care: Once I have established a professional relationship with a client, I provide emergency contact information.