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Primary Care

Primary Care At The Place For Healing

Compassionate continued care for a long, healthy life. Our goal is to empower you to anticipate potential health issues and minimize the need for extensive treatments. Through our comprehensive check-ups, expert advice, and proactive health and wellness programs, we strive to alleviate the challenges and uncertainties of pet ownership.

Our goal is to help our patients in any way we can to support them and promote their longevity and the quality of their life as they age.

Regular Wellness Exams

Regular check-ups allow our team to uncover  health problems early,  provide consistent preventative care, and support your pet’s overall health. As your pet ages, comprehensive wellness exams every 6 months with periodic monitoring of blood work and urinalysis really helps the doctor understand the bigger picture of your pet’s health and unique needs.

Dental Care

Good dental hygiene and oral health are one of the most important aspects of your pets’ well-being. Our goal is to show you how to maintain your pet’s teeth and how to best utilize preventative food, chews, toys, and brushing to keep the teeth and gums healthy. With good prevention, expect less anesthesia, extractions, and, most importantly, painful infected teeth.

Pain Management

Pain management does not start and stop in the surgery suite. A pain-free lifestyle involves many treatments for chronic pain, as well. Treatments such as acupuncture, laser therapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), medications, supplements, exercise, weight loss, and environmental enrichment are all involved in a balanced pain-free life for your pet.

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention

The basic standard of good preventative medicine involves protecting your pets from diseases and maintaining a healthy life style. We will assess each pets’ risk factors for exposure to deadly diseases and recommend the approach that best suits your pets’ lifestyle and risk. It may be different for different pets. Prevention is the key to a long and healthy life for your pet, and the adage “An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure” is so true!

Internal Medicine

Our team can provide diagnostics, treatment, and complete care for many common complex diseases such as Addison’s (hypoadrenocorticism), diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, immune-mediated diseases, Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism), lymphosarcoma (also known as lymphoma) to name a few. While we are not board-certified internal medical specialists, many of these diseases can be readily diagnosed and treated by general practitioners.

Ultrasound and Digital Radiology

Digital radiology is much quicker, and by adjusting the technique on the computer, the patient and staff exposure to radiation is minimized. We may use our ultrasound unit to diagnose and monitor the internal architecture of the organs such as the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, stomach, spleen, pancreas, heart, small intestine, colon, adrenal glands, urinary bladder, and prostate. Along with certain blood work, our ultrasound unit allows us to monitor the treatment of internal medicine diseases.

Common Questions

How often should I schedule a check-up?

This will depend on quite a few different factors, most importantly the age of your pet and any pre-existing conditions that they may have. For aging pets, a check-up every 6 months is recommended.

What can I do to help my pet live a longer, happier life?

Preventative medicine also consists of other aspects of health that clients can accomplish with minimal effort, and go a long way. We will discuss maintaining a healthy weight and what diet is best for your pet. Also, dental prevention is stressed throughout your pets’ life to avoid frequent dental cleaning.

Do the dental treatments hurt?

Some dogs and cats are especially prone to dental decay and may need dental extractions and gingival surgery. When working in a pet’s mouth, any motion could be extremely harmful. For this reason, anesthesia is required for even the most docile pets.

Your First Visit

For the first meeting, our doctors will run a series of tests to provide a baseline snapshot of your pet’s health. Our goal is to help our patients in any way we can to support them and promote their longevity and the quality of their life as they age. 

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