SERVICES WE PROVIDE
How We Provide Care
The competent and compassionate staff at Atlantic Veterinary Hospital strives to provide your pet with the highest quality of veterinary medical, surgical and dental care available. Our full service medical facility offers a wide array of services including physical examinations for wellness or illness, vaccinations, surgery, digital radiology, limited orthopedic surgeries performed on location, therapeutic laser, dental radiology, dental care, preventive medicine, weight loss and senior pet screenings. Our full on-site laboratory offers blood work, parasite diagnosis, cytology, cultures and urine analysis with convenient, fast results. For those that need more in-depth testing, we are able to send samples to both UPEI and Ontario for these services. We also have an on-site pharmacy where most of the medications your pet may need are readily available.
In addition to these comprehensive medical services, we also offer a wide variety of valuable services for our patients including:
Emergency/Critical Care (shared after business hours with several clinics)
Anal Gland Expression
Minor grooming services to patients requiring minor sedation and anesthesia.
Our puppy/kitten vaccination plans include all the necessary vaccines for your pet’s lifestyle, a flea/tick treatment with Revolution ®, deworming, toenail trimming, as well as complimentary examinations outside of the wellness/vaccine visits for any concerns that come up for the duration of the plan.
PUPPY AND KITTEN PROGRAMS
Adopting a new puppy or kitten is an exciting time for all! New pet exams are one our favorite parts of the day. The first year of a puppy or kitten’s life is also the time of the greatest financial commitment. Because of the importance of getting a great start in life, we have developed vaccination programs that benefit both your new baby and your pocket book.
Diagnostic tools allow us to see more in-depth picture of your pet’s health, beyond what a physical examination can tell us. At Atlantic Veterinary Hospital, we offer a range of diagnostic services to our beloved patients, including digital radiography (x-ray), blood/urine/fecal testing, cytology and electrocardiography (ECG). Our in-house laboratory allows us to get test results quickly, often the same day, so we can accurately diagnose illness and begin treatment in a timely manner.
We also work with several off-site laboratories where more specialized testing can be done, such as histopathology (the testing of lumps and masses that have been removed) and specialized blood tests.
Our ECGs are sent via Telemedicine to be evaluated by a Veterinary Cardiologist, providing the most accurate diagnosis.
X-rays that are more complex or have more subtle lesions can be sent via the internet to a Veterinary Radiologist who evaluates them and gives us their interpretation within 24 hours. This is of great benefit to our patients, especially during the winter months where travel to a specialist isn’t always ideal.
Each anesthetized patient has its pulse rate and oxygen levels monitored throughout the procedure. Higher risk patients also have blood pressure and ECG monitoring. Changes in values on the monitors allow us to make changes to medications and pain control to increase your family member’s comfort and safety. Pre-anesthetic bloodwork, especially in our senior patients, allows us to modify the drug protocols (or postpone the procedure) as another measure of safety.
We offer a wide range of surgical services including:
Soft Tissue Surgery (Including gastro-intestinal foreign body removal)
Cherry Eye Correction (gland of the 3rd eye lid)
Dental Surgery (extractions and mass removals)
Gastropexy (Stomach tacking)
Cystotomy (Bladder stone removal)
Extra-capsular Repair of Cruciate Ligament Injuries (Knee surgery)
Abdominal Surgery * Orthopedic Surgery
Should your pet require a more specialized surgery, we can also refer you to a board-certified orthopedic surgeon as close as Moncton.
Dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health issue in pets. Up to 80% of pets have early dental disease by the age of 3!! If left untreated, dental disease can spread to other areas of the body, with the potential to cause heart, liver, lung and kidney disease. For this reason, good dental health is a critical component of your pet’s overall health and wellbeing.
At Atlantic Veterinary Hospital, our veterinarians and techniques are well-versed in pet dental care. Both Dr. Morris and Dr. Blaney have attended additional continuing education seminars focused on pet dentistry.
A typical dental procedure includes the induction of a general anesthesia, complete dental cleaning (also known as prophylaxis or “prophy”), probing and x-rays of the teeth to assess their internal health, charting of the teeth to know which teeth are missing or what problem areas to watch, polishing, and any necessary extractions. After the procedure, a detailed plan to keep the pearly-whites shining will be discussed for you to implement at home.
At each check-up, the veterinarian will assess your pet’s teeth and address any issues with you. This helps us to catch issues early and be proactive at preventing the aforementioned problems. Between exams, if you notice that your pet is exhibiting symptoms such as bad breath, tartar buildup, inflamed gums, difficulty chewing or pawing at the mouth, contact us for an appointment right away.
We welcome you to come in and chat about prevention of dental issues at any time. Book an appointment to speak to a doctor or stop in to speak with the staff about how to brush your pet’s teeth as well as feeding options that are great for your pet’s teeth and overall health. Help us help you give your pet a happy, healthy smile!
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is a relatively new biotechnology that uses the science of photo bio-stimulation to speed healing. As the Therapy Laser reaches an injured area, this interaction of light and tissue encourages the productions of energy and certain chemical mediators inside the damaged cells.
The result is that the injured cells begin the cascade of events necessary for healing such collagen and enzyme production, cell growth, and increased blood flow. As our pets age, recover from trauma or surgery, or simply need relief from everyday aches and pains, this advanced technology offers drug-free, surgery-free, pain-free relief. There are no known side-effects of deep tissue laser therapy, and treatments are non-invasive. Laser Therapy for humans is commonly used by clinicians treating chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain. At least fifteen professional sports teams are using therapy lasers, and Laser Therapy traveled to the Beijing Olympics treating athletes from basketball players to race horses!
What will the application of laser therapy do for my pet?
Simply put, it provides RELIEF
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We are proud to offer Laser Therapy as a revolutionary new technology for treating pets.
Regular physical examinations are key in maintaining the health and wellness of your pet. We recommend these exams every 6 to 12 months, depending on your pet’s age and lifestyle. Seeing us at least once a year allows us to get to know you and your pet better and address any concerns or questions you may have.
Our goal at Atlantic Veterinary Hospital is to keep your pet as healthy as possible through illness prevention and early disease detection. We are able to achieve this through a comprehensive physical examination, a customized vaccination program for your pet’s lifestyle, intestinal parasite and flea/tick control products, preventive blood screens, and nutritional recommendations. Pain management is also very important to us, whether it be post-surgical or chronic pain management due to injury or illness.
At AVH, we firmly believe that prevention is the best medicine. Our goal is to work with you so that your pet enjoys a long, happy and healthy life. After all, the best way to treat any disease is to prevent it from happening in the first place!
No matter how routine, surgical procedures can be a source of stress for many pets and even more so for their owners. At Atlantic Veterinary Hospital, our goal is to make the experience as comfortable, stress-free and safe as possible for everyone involved. Our skilled, caring staff delivers compassionate care before, during and following each procedure.