Outpatients are seen on an appointment basis during normal business hours. We request that you arrive on time for your scheduled appointment. If you are unable to do so, please call so that we may reschedule you for another time.
Emergencies are handled as they arise on an as-needed basis during business hours and after hours, or are referred to an emergency clinic.
The key to maintaining your pet's health is in preventive medicine. Steps should be taken to screen your pet for risk factors and early signs of disease. The earlier these are identified, the better the long term prognosis and the longer your pet will enjoy a happy, comfortable life.
There are many aspects of a preventive approach to your pet's health care. The most basic, and perhaps most important, of these is regular physical examination to identify risk factors and early signs of illness. An immunization program tailored to your pet's lifestyle and needs is also important. Providing appropriate nutritional support, maintaining a healthy weight and preventive home dental care will also help to prevent many common health problems.
We can assist and guide you in all of these components that will help your pet live a longer and happier life.
During your pet's wellness examination, before surgery or if your furry friend is not well, we may recommend laboratory tests of your pet's blood, urine, skin or fecal sample. These tests are very important to help your veterinarian understand your pet's health status or diagnose diseases.
We have full-service in-house laboratory equipment for blood chemistry, CBC, urinalysis, fecal test and cytology. On site digital x-ray allows us to take and interpret radiographs in minutes. When additional expertise might be beneficial, computer images can be electronically submitted to a board certified specialist for his or her "expert" evaluation and recommendations.
Your pet may get sick and require hospitalization. We understand the concern you have when your pet is sick and is away from home. We will do our best in order to get your pet well and get back to home.
We will keep you informed of your pet's health status and ongoing procedures.
Typically, we consult with you daily on procedures, testing and treatment as well as on how your pet is doing. We are always happy to answer your questions to the best of our ability, or find the answer for you.
We offer various kinds of surgeries including but not limited to spay/neuter/declaw/dewclaw removal.
When you schedule your pet's surgery, special feeding instructions will be given to you. The doctor will examine each patient on the day of surgery, prior to the scheduled surgical procedure and answer your questions at that time.
Special consideration for pain management and necessary laboratory tests prior to anaesthesia will be discussed at the time your pet is admitted for surgery.
The safety and well-being of your pet is our highest priority at all times. We strive to have the procedure and total recovery time be as painless as possible.
Veterinary dental care was largely ignored in the past. Dental disease causes a constant presence of bacteria in your companion's bloodstream that can lead to diseases of the heart, liver, lungs and kidneys. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, red gums, loose teeth, tartar on teeth, abnormal appetite/chewing and many others.
We take dental care very seriously, and would be happy to examine your pet and let you know what kind of dental care your pet needs. It may be as simple as regular brushing of the teeth or as complex as referral to a local dental specialist. Addressing your pet's dental problems today can make a big difference in your companion's quality of life and life expectancy.
Every month is a Dental Month at Speedvale Pet Hospital! We offer a special discount all around the year on your pet's dental cleaning. Your pet will receive a professional scaling, sub-gingival cleaning and polishing, plus anything else you may need!