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 simply 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 include laboratory assessments, as well as more complex diagnostics, such as x-rays, to aid in determining the source your pet’s discomfort and illness.
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.
Avian Exotic & Pocket Pets with Dr. Tracy Manley
Non-traditional pets have extra needs compared to dogs and cats so we book extra time with them to ensure that all aspects of your pet’s health and care is being addressed. In addition to a complete physical exam, your pet will receive:
- A housing assessment to discuss where appropriate
- Habitat size and type (i.e. cage, terrarium, aquarium)
- Furniture, perches
- A nutrition assessment
- Type of diet and treats
- Amount fed
- A hygiene assessment
- Does your pet need water soaks, misting, bathing, dust baths, brushing or other grooming?
Whether your pet is furred, feathered, quilled, scaled or naked, we want to help you provide them with the absolute best possible care!