Annual Wellness Examinations
Our pets age five to seven years for every one of ours, making yearly physicals even more necessary than our own. Therefore our veterinarians strongly recommend annual wellness examinations to ensure that your pet receives the best preventitive medicine and that any problems with their health can be addressed early. Vaccinations will be customized to your pet's lifestyle.
At any point pets can become ill and require assistance. We strive to provide the very best care for your pet by listening carefully to you and performing a thorough physical exam. Our Doctors use state of the art diagnostics when needed, and the latest information and medications to get your pet back to feeling better in the shortest time possible.
Senior Pet Care
Because pets age so quickly, we offer Senior Wellness Programs to enhance your older pet's well being and promote eary detection of abnormalities and disease. These programs include a comprehensive physical exam, blood test for the evaluation of major metabolic pathways, electrocardiograms to evaluate the heart, and radiographs to assess the lungs.
Our surgical suite is equipped with the latest anesthetics and monitoring devices. All animals undergoing surgery have their blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen levels monitored throughout the procedure. Our doctors believe strongly in providing aggressive pain management before, during and after your pet's surgical procedure.
Maintaining good oral health can add years to your pet's life and can make their later years more comfortable and happy. The following are signs and symptoms of poor oral health:
During an annual visit, the doctor will examine your pet's mouth for signs of early gum disease and point out areas of tartar build-up or decay. If you notice any of the warning signs listed above, do not wait for the next annual visit. Call our office and set up an appointment today.
Hospitalized patients are examined daily by our veterinarians who communicate progress to their owners directly. Patients receive round the clock treatments and attention from our 24 hour veterinary technicians.
In most cases, owners are encouraged to visit their hospitalized pet in our private visiting room. this can often boost the patient's moral, which may factor into the recovery process.
Our in-house laboratory allows us to have results of many blood test in less than an hour for critically ill or injured pets. For more in depth or routine testing, we use an outside laboratory that can often have results to us in less than 24 hours.
Our on site radiograph equipment provides high quality x-rays to help our veterinarians evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular, pulomary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems.
For more complex procedures or cases, we utilize a variety of surgical and medical specialists to be sure your pet gets the best care available. Certain specialties, such as Neurology, Acupuncture, Orthpedic Surgery, and Ultrasound, are routinely available at Westside.
Westside provides advance care for all kinds of creatures including but not limited to birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, gerbils, ferrets, potbelly pigs, hedgehogs, prairie dogs, turtles, iguanas, and various other reptiles. We have even seen an occasional skunk.
We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea & tick/heartworm preventatives and prescription diets to meet the needs of your pet.
Boarding is available for established patients. Vaccinations and annual examinations must be current. Reservations can be made up to three months in advance and holiday or get-away weekends fill quickly. Patients with medical needs will be given preference when space is limited.