Wellness & Preventative Care
A full physical assessment is performed on every patient, addressing body condition, neurological status, cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health, ears, eyes, skin, teeth, and any other concerns you may have.
For new puppies and kittens we recommend 3 monthly vaccinations at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age, as well as de-worming. As needed from 1 year of age on we advise they come in once a year for an annual check-up and vaccines. Rabies vaccinations are given every 1 to 3 years as deemed necessary as per lifestyle and temperament.
We set up a safe and effective preventative protocol for your pet for fleas, ticks, heartworm, and intestinal parasites, as well as wellness diagnostic panels for early disease detection.
In veterinary medicine, conditions arise that cannot be seen or detected on an external assessment. This is why diagnostics are so important. These tools allow us to see beneath the surface to identify, diagnose and treat a number of medical conditions.
Veterinary diagnostics that we can run in our clinic include:
- Digital radiographs: also known as x-rays, are used to see into patients to assess heart size, lung clarity, organ size, bone health, and to check for digestive foreign bodies, bladder stones, swellings and masses.
- Blood test: are used to check for anemia, blood infections, Feline Leukemia Virus, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, Canine Parvovirus, bleeding disorders, electrolyte imbalances, diabetes, thyroid diseases, kidney disease, liver disease and pancreatitis.
- Urinalysis: checks for inflammation, bacteria and crystals in the urinary tract, as well as kidney disease and metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
- Ear and skin cytology: checks for inflammatory cells, mites, bacteria, yeast and other fungi that can cause redness and itchiness.
Diagnostics that we can run through an external lab or specialist include:
- Specialized virus tests to check for specific respiratory or other viruses.
- Specialized metabolic tests to test for metabolic diseases such as Cushing’s and Addison’s disease.
- External lab histo-pathology and cytology to diagnose masses.
- Cultures of infections to test which antibiotics are most effective at treating them.
- Avian DNA sexing.
- Ultrasound: can be scheduled with a specialist to obtain a more detailed internal exam.
Brealey Drive Animal Clinic offers a variety of surgical procedures. Surgery is available for most body systems, and when appropriate we can bring specialists into the clinic.
Some of the surgeries that we perform:
- Castration of male: dogs, cats and most small mammals.
- Castration of female: dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets. Please contact us to discuss castration of other small mammals.
- Repairing wounds.
- Removal of lumps and masses.
- Removal of non-food objects from stomachs and intestines.
- Removal of bladder stones.
- Torn knee ligament repair, performed by an orthopedic specialist.
- Limb amputations.
- Dental surgeries.
Our Surgeries Include:
- Pre-surgical assessment.
- IV catheter placement & IV fluids.
- 24 hour pain injection and additional pain management for home recovery.
- Monitoring by veterinarian and veterinary technician, including ECG, heart rate, pulse, respiration rate, blood oxygen level.
- Quiet comfortable recovery with frequent monitoring.
Optional add-on: Pre-Anesthetic blood testing to assess anesthetic safety and to look for hidden illnesses. Our blood test checks: blood sugar levels, liver and kidney functions, electrolytes levels and checks for pre-existing anemia's and severe infections.
Our focus is to provide the absolute best possible care for your pet while in our clinic.
Dental disease is among the most common medical conditions affecting cats and dogs today. If left untreated, dental disease, also called periodontal disease, can contribute to damage of vital organs, including the heart, liver and kidneys. This can be prevented with routine dental veterinary services, as well as instructions in proper oral health hygiene at home.
Our staff is happy to discuss preventative care to ensure your pet has a happy healthy mouth.