Examinations, both wellness and those for sick pets, are done by appointment Monday-Saturday.
Surgical Procedures are performed in our fully equipped surgical suites Monday-Friday. The veterinarians of Animal Medical Center routinely perform a wide range of procedures including: spay/neuter, soft tissue, orthopedics, and some ophthalmic procedures. Our orthopedic procedures are completed by one of our two veterinarians with certifications in this area.
The digital radiography unit at Animal Medical Center takes images of your pet with less radiation, faster results and better imaging detail. We offer these services in-house to allow our veterinarians to evaluate the internal structures of our patients including both bones and soft tissue organs. We also offer OFA and Penn Hip imaging studies.
Thanks to Dr. Welch, flexible endoscopy is now available at Animal Medical Center. The flexible endoscopy allows for the examination of the nares, nasopharynx, oropharynx, esophagus, stomach, upper small intestines and the colon. We can also perform endoscopic diode laser surgery.
Animal Medical Center offers ultrasound as means of diagnostic imagining. Dr. Cather has years of experience in performing ultrasounds for our patients. Our ultrasound machine has helped us to diagnose various abdominal, intestinal, liver, kidney, bladder and heart diseases much more quickly and accurately.
Dr. Hoffman trained in veterinary acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture society and she studied Chinese Herbal Medicine via distance learning classes with the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies in Australia.Through her continued education in these areas, Dr. Hoffman is able to provide acupuncture and herbal therapy for an array of veterinary conditions. Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat painful conditions such as arthritis and degenerative disc disease. By applying fine needles to defined points on the body, the patient produces natural chemicals of the body which mediate pain. Acupuncture is also effective as an adjunct therapy for numerous other diseases and conditions of the body. Chinese Herbal Medicine offers a more gentle approach to treating most disease conditions making treatment of many chronic and geriatric conditions more acceptable for the patient. Dr. Hoffman has found herbal therapies to be particularly effective in managing allergies, chronic gastrointestinal conditions, diseases of thyroid and adrenal glands, as well as cancer.
Laser therapy is a relatively new therapeutic procedure that offers significant benefits for veterinary patients. Our deep tissue laser therapy uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. This induces a biological response in the cells which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation and faster healing time. There are a wide range of medical conditions that have been proven to benefit from laser therapy. These conditions include: musculoskeletal disease, skin and wound care, and bladder disease.
At Animal Medical Center we have a full in-house laboratory, allowing us to run tests quickly and with accurate results. These tests include heartworm/lyme testing, FeLV/FIV combinations testing, fecal floatation, and full blood panels. We also work very closely with multiple referral labs for additional testing.
At Animal Medical Center we strongly encourage that all pets be microchipped. This minor procedure can be performed in our office. The microchip is a very small (roughly the size of a grain of rice) and is inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades. A pet microchip uses a radio frequency to transmit the ID number stored on the microchip to the scanning device that reads the pet's unique number and displays it. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters are equipped with a scanner capable of detecting and reading microchips in case your pets gets lost.
At Animal Medical Center you will find a wide range of medications in our fully stocked pharmacy. This also includes, flea/tick prevention, heartworm prevention, shampoos, and prescription diets. For the convenience of our clients we have also partnered with Vetsource to provide an online pharmacy. Vetsource allows pet owners to request medication from their computer. Once a veterinarian at our facility has approved the medication it is billed and shipped directly to the pet owner.