We’re pleased to offer the following services in our hospital:
General: “Preventative health care” from infancy to golden years in the most effective and efficient way to maintain optimum health for our patients. We want to identify problems before they happen.
Anaesthesia and Surgery: We provide a wide array of anesthetic and surgical services. Common surgeries such as spay and neuter, laser declaws and lump removals, to name a few, are performed daily. Orthopedic surgery, C- Sections, exploratory surgery and more complicated surgeries are all performed by our on-staff surgeons. Our Employees would be glad to provide you with more information regarding our anesthetic, surgical procedures and how the use the laser technology has greatly improved surgical technique and safety and comfort for your pet.
Boarding: Welcome to Beattie Pet Boarding and day care facility! We strive to provide happy, healthy, comfortable and safe environment for your pet. We offer various size accommodations depending on the size and comfort of your pet.
A spacious, bright, clean and modern boarding is part of our health care facility. The facility is fully heated and air conditioned and offer outdoor fenced in area for walks and exercise. Feline accommodations are located in a separate area especially for cats.
Cardiology: Pets can have heart problems just as in humans. Sometimes these are not even detectable to you at home. Exercise intolerance, loss of appetite, labored breathing or collapse, are symptoms that something is not quite right. During an examination, the veterinarian will listen to your pet’s heart and lungs. Identifying any irregularities. Other ways to examine heart/ lung health is to take a chest X-ray, perform blood work, perform and EKG or an ultrasound. Once the problem has been identified, the veterinarian may prescribe heart medications to make your pet more comfortable and control the symptoms. Please do not hesitate to consult one of our veterinarians for more information about heart failure and heart work up.
Comprehensive Examination and Medicine: Examination and consultations for pets of all ages . A Medical assessment is a “head to tail” physical examination of your pet. Our pets cannot tell us where it hurts so the veterinarian uses all five senses to examine the patient.
The Comprehensive physical examination includes: Weighing and body typing, checking the eyes, mouth and ears(both inside and outside), Listening to heart and lung sounds, feeling for any lumps and bumps, examine the skin and coat condition, checking under the tail and taking a temperature. Also talking to the owner, about elimination habits, eating routines, behavioral changes, exercise tolerance or any changes which may indicate concern. From this point other diagnostic tests may be recommended by the veterinarian to rule out problems or confirm all is well.
This is also applied to ages of your pet, especially seniors!
Dentistry: According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, by 3 years of age, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease. This represents the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets. Some signs commonly associated with oral disease include yellow or brown tar tar build up, red inflammation of gums, bad breath, a change in eating or chewing habits, pawing at the face, and/ or generalized depression.
Food particles, bacteria and saliva combine to form plaque around teeth at the gum line. The plaque combines with calcium salts in the mouth to form tar tar. Tar tar build up begins to migrate below the gum line and results in separation of the gums from the tooth. At this stage professional is needed as brushing alone will not remove the tar tar that is below the gum line. The pet will have to be anesthetized to assess the degree of separation below the gum line and to remove the tar tar both below and above the gum line. If left unchecked, more bacteria and food particles will accumulate and lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This results in permanent Periodontal disease that in turn can lead to the loss of a tooth.
Your pet’s dental disease may be a sign of other disease processes happening elsewhere in your pet’s body. A thorough physical examination combined with appropriate blood work can determine if this is the case. There are other reasons you should pay close attention to your pet’s dental health. Dental disease can affect other significant organs in the body. Bacteria in the mouth can circulate through the blood stream potentially cause serious kidney infections, liver disease, lung disease, and heart vulvae disease.A veterinarian should evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year.We can recommend and demonstrate preventative measures you can begin at home.
Note: we do dental radiography, clean and polish your pet’s teeth under anesthetic,extract teeth and do oral surgery if required.
Dermatology: How a pet feels is often visible by looking at their hair and skin coat.Coats may be dull and dry, red and balding,cause itchiness,smell bad or be a combination of all, and make your pet uncomfortable and unhappy.They do not have to suffer.The veterinarian through history, examination of pet and running few diagnostics can help your pet.Most common skin conditions are result of parasites (fleas, mange and other mites) and allergies (seasonal, food and contact), also more complicated skin conditions exist but are rare.
Grooming: The pet grooming department at Beattie Animal Hospital is designed with the needs of your pet in mind. Our pet groomer has many years of experience. A bright spacious area allows for easy access and convenience where your pet can be clipped, brushed,bathed and have a pedicure all in a matter of few hours.Or, if you prefer leave them for the day while you are doing other activities.
Contact the grooming department at 519-756-1770 or 519-756-1779 to arrange an appointment or drop in to see our facilities.
Digital Radiology (Digital X-Rays): X-Rays are routinely used as a diagnostic tool.They provide valuable information about pet’s bones,gastrointestinal tract, lungs, heart , bladder and various other organs.We do offer digital radiography! This does not require a film and harmful chemicals to process it. It requires less radiation, quick to get an image and can be seen in our consultation rooms in minutes. It is safer for pets and for our employees too.
Retail Pet Food Store: The retail department at the Beattie Animal Hospital works very closely with the veterinarians,veterinary technicians and groomers to supply our patients with their needs at home.Our customer service employees are kept up to date with latest in pet nutrition and pet supply items. We do carry all brands of prescription diets, life stage diets (puppy,adult and senior) and pet supplies to meet you pet’s needs.If you do not find any product in our store, by contact our customer service you can place an order and we will get it for you in few days.
Note: We will be adding a “Web Store” shortly so you can purchase pet foods and supplies on line and products will be delivered to your home. Please keep checking for our website for this update.
Ultrasound: Ask our customer service personnel for many other miscellaneous Pet related services!
Call Beattie Animal Hospital today at 519-756-1770 to speak to one of our veterinary team members!
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