Clients can expect individualized care for their pet. We are able to accommodate individual pets to make sure their visit with us is welcoming and met with very little stress. We have been known to perform medical tasks in a client’s car because their pet was more comfortable in there.
We will follow up about any concerns with your pet in a timely manner and provide reminder phone calls/emails if your pet is due for vaccines, testing or more medications.
We provide a full range of vaccines to protect your pet. Our core vaccines are performed with a full examination, and upon discussion, you and your veterinarian can decide if your pet needs additional protection based on their lifestyle.
We can also provide a wide range of blood work panels that will give us insight as to how well your pet’s organs are functioning.
With a small blood sample, we can see how well your pet’s internal organs (such as kidney, liver or pancreas) are functioning.
If there are any issues at this point, you and your veterinarian can create a medical plan that works individually for your pet.
Heartworm/tick testing is also offered yearly in the spring for all of our canine patients.
Protecting your pet from internal and external parasites is a very important part in maintaining your pet’s health and can even protect your family from parasite infections as well. Parasite infections can affect your pet in different ways from mild GI upset to even death. At Chedoke Animal Hospital we can help you establish a parasite prevention plan that suits your pet’s needs.
A well-balanced diet is just as important to your pet’s health as it is to ours. Speak with our staff to help you decide which diet fits into your pet’s life stage. We would be happy to explain how our veterinary diets work and help dispel some of the common myths surrounding the ingredients found in your pet’s food.
We offer spay and neuter surgeries for dog, cats and rabbits. Spaying or neutering your pet not only prevents unwanted pregnancies, It also provides many other health benefits to your pet such as: decreased roaming, no heats, decreased marking behaviours and a decrease in the chance of developing reproductive cancers.
If your pet is up to date with their vaccines and has been to the clinic within the year, all you have to do is book a pre-surgical visit. At this time, the paperwork will be signed, questions answered, and your pet with have a pre-surgical examination that includes an electrocardiogram (ECG) and pre-anesthetic blood work. This way, on the day of surgery, all you have to do is leave your fasted pet in our care to have their surgery.
All animals that have surgeries here at Chedoke Animal Hospital are given intravenous (IV) fluids and necessary pain medications to ensure your pet is comfortable and safe both before and after surgery. While in our care, a Registered Veterinary Technician monitors your pet before, during and after surgery. If you have any questions regarding to how surgeries are performed, contact the clinic and we’d be happy to answer them for you.
A wide variety of non-elective surgeries, such as mass removal, bladder surgery (cystotomy) and orthopedic procedures can be done at Chedoke Animal Hospital.
We strive to provide the most up-to-date surgical practices for our clients. We currently offer our surgeries to be performed using a surgical laser. Use of the laser clots the blood vessels and seals the nerve endings as the incision is made. As a result, the amount of blood lost, as well as pain during and after surgery, is decreased compared to traditional scalpel blade surgeries.
We are pleased to have this option available to our clients. Laparoscopic surgery uses a special instrument called the laparoscope. The laparoscope is a long slender device that is inserted into the abdomen through a small incision. Attached to this device is a small camera that allows the surgeon to view the abdominal and pelvic organs on a video screen. These instruments usually are inserted through additional small incisions in the abdomen. Some of the benefits include less pain and small incision sites, which result in a quicker healing time.
Laparoscopic surgery is often used for gastropexies (tracking down the stomach in large-breed dogs to prevent bloat), spays and bladder surgeries.
Your pet’s oral health is important to maintaining your pet’s overall health. We are proud to offer routine dental cleaning to aid in the prevention of oral disease. By the age of two, the majority of all pets have some form of dental disease. Poor oral hygiene can lead to poor organ health as well. If your pet needs dental extractions, we are able to do them at the clinic. We also have digital dental x-rays available to check on your pet’s teeth below the gum line, just like your own dentist uses.
Digital x-rays allow us to see a picture into your pet’s internal health. These images help the doctors diagnose any soft tissue or bone injuries that your pet might have as well as assess the chest and abdominal organs. As our equipment is digital, these x-rays can be read immediately.
We are now able to offer cardiac and abdominal ultrasound right here in the clinic. These ultrasounds are reviewed by a specialist, who will send a report of their findings with along with their recommendations for further treatment.
What is it?
Cold laser is a light source that penetrates deep into the desired area, stimulating a change in the damaged or diseased tissue. This can increase wound healing, tissue regeneration and blood circulation, all while decreasing inflammation. As a result, it decreases pain for your pet. We can use this therapy after routine surgeries, dental extractions, arthritis, soft tissue injuries, wounds and hip dysplasia.
We are here to provide the best care to your pet when you need us most. Our staff is always striving to learn new advancements in veterinary medicine so that we may be able to offer even more options to you and your pet.
Hospitalized patients are monitored by veterinarians and our Registered Veterinary Technicians throughout the day as they receive their treatments. Hospitalized cases are transferred to an overnight emergency hospital for around-the-clock care. This ensures your pet will be monitored closely while in our care.