Additional Information About Services Offered by Peaks View Animal Hospital

Immunization and Wellness Care

We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in Wellness programs has rewards for both pets and owners. Our Wellness programs are designed specifically for your pet and include: Comprehensive physical exam; internal parasite testing (intestinal parasites, blood borne parasites including lyme and heartworm diseases) and external parasite control (fleas and ticks); individualized vaccination programs based on your pets life style; spay and neuter services; and specialized blood tests for all life stages.

Internal Medicine

We cover all areas of internal medicine, including: Infectious disease, Parasitology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Endocrinology, among others.

Behavioral Medicine

Illness doesn't always have a physical cause. Dr. Les Mulligan has completed additional training to help determine the cause of such problems as separation anxiety, obsessive behavior, and elimination disorders. He offers special appointments to analyze your pets abnormal behavior and work with you to develop a treatment regimen for your pet. Please complete one of our behavioral questionnaires and return it to the office at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.

Emergency and Critical Care

In any emergency, seconds count. Our experienced staff is trained and equipped to administer the ABCs of basic life support – Airway, Breathing, Circulation/Cardiac compressions. Emergency care is offered during regular business hours. In addition, we use the services of a local, fully staffed emergency center during those hours in which we are not open. For after hours emergencies, please call the Animal Emergency and Critical Care at 434-846-1504.

Blood Transfusions

When the need arises, we collect blood from a list of prescreened donor animals that live with their owners. If you are interested in seeing if your pet qualifies for being a blood donor, please contact us. We are interested in quiet dogs over 60 pounds. Dogs must be pre-screened for blood type in order to qualify.

Digital Radiography

We are equipped with the latest in Eklin digital radiography. These highly diagnostic digital images allow our veterinarians to evaluate musculoskeletal, cardiovascular(cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, and urinary systems. With some difficult cases it is useful to get the opinion of a board certified specialist. The digital system allows us to immediately transmit the images to various radiologists, oncologists, surgeons and internal medicine specialists. Want to take your pets xrays home with you? Simply ask us for a copy on CD and we will be happy to make one for you.

Digital UltraSound

Often called a sonogram, this non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs, primarily the heart and abdominal organs. Pregnancy exams are also available.

Video Endoscopy

High-tech fiber optics permits direct visual examination and biopsies of your pet’s gastrointestinal system. This allows for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of oral, esophageal, stomach, colon and even upper intestinal tract disease. In some cases, foreign objects can also be removed without the need for surgery.

Bronchoscopy

High-tech fiber optics permits direct visual examination and sampling of your pet’s respiratory system. This allows for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the nasal cavity, trachea and lungs.

Soft Tissue Surgery

Whether it is a routine spay/neuter or a large complex mass removal, we offer the most advanced surgical techniques with safety always our priority. All patients are carefully screened for safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. All pets have individual anesthetic monitoring by our very experienced staff including oxygen saturation, EKG, blood pressure, and carbon dioxide levels. Surgical services include: spays, neuters, declaws, gastrointestinal and gall bladder procedures, mass removals, removal of urinary stones as well as others.

Orthopedic Surgery

We provide a vast array of orthopedic surgical services including fracture repairs (including bone plating), and cranial cruciate ligament repair (both traditional lateral fabellar suture technique and the newer, more advanced tibial tuberosity advancement which allows patients a much faster and easier recovery.)

Dental Care

Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet's oral and overall health. We use modern and safe ultrasonic technology to clean each tooth thoroughly - above and below the gum line. Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. Advanced dental care is available including tooth extractions, gingival flaps, and periodontal treatments. What you can't see is just as important as what you can see. Our digital dental radiography unit can assess if your pets periodontal disease has affected the vital bone that surrounds each tooth. Ask us about vaccinating your dog to help prevent or slow down the progression of periodontal disease.

Nutritional Counseling

Many health concerns can affect our pets and diet is the way to provide vital nutrients to our pets in order to help them avoid or recover from illness. Obesity affects greater than 50% of our pets. Studies show that by maintaining a healthy weight through out the life of your pet, you can extend his/her life by 2-3 years. Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet that is fed in the correct quantity. Our trained Doctors and staff are available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.

Birds

Providing proper medical care for birds requires specialized training and skills. Drs. Campbell and Serocki have over 18 years combined experience in treating avian and exotic patients. Both doctors hold memberships to AAV and can provide general health care, preventative medicine, behavioral consultations, labwork, diagnostic testing and minor surgical procedures. Should your needs be that of a board certified avian veterinarian and surgeon, we can facilitate your transfer to their care.

Rabbits, Ferrets, Rodents and other Pocket Pets

Providing proper medical care for rabbits and small mammals requires specialized training and skills. Drs. Campbell and Serocki have greater than 18 years combined experience in the care and treatment of rabbits and small mammals. Proper care and preventative medicine are the keys to having a happy healthy pet. They can advise you as to the dietary, maintenance, hygiene and medical needs of your furry friend.

Reptiles

Proper husbandry is crucial to the successful care of reptiles and amphibians. Dr. Campbell trained with Scott Stahl DVM, leading exotic animal veterinarian and herpetologist and can advise you as to the dietary, maintenance, hygiene and medical needs of your reptilian friend.

Microchipping

Microchips are small, permanent implantable devices, about the size of a grain of rice, which are placed under your pets skin. Each Microchip has its own unique number which is read by a scanner. The number is entered into a database with your contact information so you can prove identity of your pet if traveling (especially internationally) or if your pet should become lost or stollen. Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. This especially touched us as Dr. Henry traveled to Louisiana in 2005 to help with the Hurricane Katrina recovery. We offer the most widely used ISO microchip products, to increase the chances of your pets safe recovery.

In-House Diagnostic Laboratory

We are able to perform most routine laboratory tests and many advanced tests in-house using their state of the art diagnositic machines. This helps to speed up the diagnosis of critically ill patients when time is of the essence.

Fully Stocked Pharmacy

We stock a wide range of veterinary drugs for convenient dispensing during your appointment and for refills. We also offer prescriptions available through compounding pharmacies which offer alternatives for difficult to medicate pets.

Pain Management

Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care and allows our patients to heal more quickly. Whether your pet has just had surgery, has been injured, or is dealing with chronic pain from osteoarthritis or another chronic condition, our veterinarians can help to establish a safe and effective pain management protocol for him or her.

Chemotherapy

No owner ever wants to hear that their pet has been diagnosed with Cancer. The good news is that many drugs are now available that can help your pet to feel better and treat many forms of cancer. Our goal with Chemotherapy is to improve your pets quality and length of life. We work with many board certified oncologists to develop a personalized treatment plan that is right for you and your pet.

Hospice / Euthanasia Services

Saying goodbye to a long-time friend is painful. If the time comes when you need to ease your pets pain and suffering, we work with you to ensure your pet's comfort and dignity. We can set up a time to give all of you the special attention you need at this difficult time and help you to memorialize your pet as you wish. We offer crematory services with the option of the return of your pets ashes. If you wish to have a special urn for your pet, our staff can show you many different styles as well as arrange for the transfer of the ashes.

Bathing

Treat your pet to a luxurious bath. Our special, cleansing baths remove dirt, debris and that doggie pet odor – your pet will feel fresh and revitalized. If scratching is a problem, our medicated baths contain soothing agents that stop the itching. Services also include nail trim and ear cleaning.

Boarding

We know it's hard to leave your pet when you go away, so we strive to make your pets stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. We offer 3' x 5' indoor runs for large dogs and roomy cages for smaller dogs. Cats have cages in a separate room to give them a little extra peace and quiet. Dogs are walked at least three times daily in our large fenced in back yard. We feed both dogs and cats Hill's Science Diet based on their life stage. If you want your pet to continue on his or her regular diet, we will happily feed a diet that you provide. Should your pet require a special diet, we will happily feed a prescription diet at an additional charge.

We also welcome our avian and exotic friends. Please make sure when making reservations that you ask a staff member if you need to bring along their own food and housing.

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