Scripps Parkway Veterinary Hospital emphasizes preventive medicine and education when developing health plans that are individualized for each and every pet at our practice. Our focus on wellness helps our patients live the longest, healthiest, happiest lives possible. While we prefer to prevent disease, we are also prepared to diagnose, treat, and manage pet health problems. Please read further for descriptions of our many health care services.
Examinations: All health care begins with a comprehensive physical examination and consultation. The doctor will obtain a history, perform a thorough examination, and discuss the physical findings and recommendations. A complete physical exam is an essential part of veterinary care. Young, healthy pets should be examined at least once a year. Older pets, or those with on-going medical problems, require more frequent check-ups.
Medical: Our doctors have extensive experience in the various subdisciplines of medicine, including allergy, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, and more.
Dentistry: Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions, periodontal treatments, and oral surgery.
Anesthesia: We utilize the most current anesthetic agents and protocols to ensure the safest possible anesthetic episode for all our patients. Preanesthetic blood testing, Sevoflurane and Isoflurane inhalant anesthetics, balanced anesthesia protocols, intravenous fluids, and careful monitoring during anesthesia are all essential components of safe and uneventful anesthesia.
Surgery: Our doctors are also experienced surgeons, adept at performing minor surgery, spays and neuters, as well as more major procedures. For cases requiring additional expertise, we may enlist the assistance of a board-certified surgical specialist.
Laboratory: Our extensive diagnostic services include clinical pathology, parasitology, pathology/histopathology, microbiology, serology/immunology, and toxicology/therapeutic drug monitoring. Our on-site laboratory enables us to quickly obtain basic, important information when time is of the essence. For less critical or more specialized testing, our reference laboratory provides an expanded array of diagnostic capabilities.
Radiology (X-Ray): Our on-site x-ray equipment enables us to produce high quality radiographs to assist our doctors in diagnosing a variety of medical conditions. We use state-of-the-art digital technology to produce images of superior diagnostic quality.
Pharmacy: Our well-stocked pharmacy contains the medications we prescribe most frequently and trust the most. For less common medications or non-standard formulations, we work with a number of outside pharmacies. Written prescriptions are also available, upon request.
Prescription Diets: For our patients with special dietary requirements, we keep the most commonly used Hills Science Diet and Iams Veterinary Formula diets in stock. Less common formulations are available as special orders and can usually be obtained within one week.
Hospitalization: We provide daytime hospitalization services for serious conditions. We work with all the local specialty and emergency facilities when overnight or continuous hospitalization is necessary.
Parasite Prevention: An essential aspect of wellness care is preventing parasites that can cause serious disease in our pets. Some of these parasites can affect humans, too. We use and recommend only the safest and most effective products. Let us develop a parasite prevention program that protects both your pets and your family.
Vaccinations: The most effective way to prevent certain life-threatening contagious diseases is to vaccinate. We create individualized protocols based upon the risk factors unique to each pet. We recommend only "core" vaccines and actively employ strategies to reduce the number and frequency of vaccines. By eliminating inessential vaccines and avoiding excessive re-vaccination, we can protect our patients against serious diseases, while minimizing the chance of adverse reactions.