Pet Wellness Exams
The annual wellness checkups we recommend at Charlestown Veterinary Hospital are crucial for your pet’s happiness and health. Preventive care is vital for the well-being of your pet. We advise having wellness checks, adhering to a vaccination schedule for your pets, and coordinating all aspects of wellness care with us.
Pet Illness Exams
When performing a complete disease assessment on your pet, one of our veterinarians will genuinely check them out from head to tail. The doctor typically begins by hearing the heart and lungs. They will evaluate the lung fields by listening to breaths and listening for any unusual heartbeats or noises. Then they will gently palpate the abdomen to feel your pet’s internal organs and look for abnormalities. They then examine the skin, hair coat, anal/genital region, ears, and eyes using specialized scopes. They finally inspect the mouth and teeth to establish your cat’s dental health.
Pet Allergy And Itchy Skin Relief
Skin disorders have several causes besides allergies. External parasites, a skin infection, or an underlying illness might also contribute to itchy skin. So that we can focus on treating allergies, it’s crucial to perform diagnostic testing to rule out these other illnesses.
To get a complete picture of your pet’s skin, we’ll perform blood tests, cytology (skin test) analysis, and other testing. Even better, we have the option to send a blood sample to a third-party lab for an allergy test that will reveal precisely what your pet is allergic to. With the findings, we might be able to develop an allergy injection that, over time, gradually lessens your pet’s sensitivity to the allergen.
Pet anesthesia is a routine technique that is frequently performed before surgery. At Charlestown Veterinary Hospital, we employ the most recent anesthetic techniques to guarantee your pet’s security and comfort. Our staff will perform a complete physical checkup on your pet before administering an anesthetic to evaluate their health. We will examine your pet’s medical background to uncover any potential concerns. Once your pet is sedated, our staff will closely monitor their vital signs. Although we recognize that this is likely a trying time for you and your family, our team is here to help you at every turn.
Pet Blood And Lab Services
Blood testing and other laboratory procedures are crucial for maintaining your pet’s health and identifying illnesses. The state-of-the-art laboratory Charlestown Veterinary Hospital has on staff allows us to deliver accurate laboratory results in a concise amount of time. The quicker we can identify a health issue with your pet, the faster we can treat it! We also collaborate with an outside lab to provide any specialty diagnostics your pet may require.
To meet all of your pet’s laboratory needs, we frequently use commercial veterinary laboratories for specialist tests and consultations.
Preventative dental care operations are expertly performed by our veterinary specialists with years of experience. These procedures keep teeth and gums healthy and clean while reducing plaque and tartar buildup. We get a behind-the-scenes look at tooth health via dental x-rays. Using cutting-edge, secure ultrasonic technology, each tooth is completely cleaned above and below the gum line. One of our dental experts then polishes the teeth before receiving a fluoride treatment to fortify enamel and lessen sensitivity.
Pet Ear Checks
While it may be humorous when your pet acts as though they cannot hear your commands, an actual ear issue is nothing to make light of. Significant discomfort, ear damage, hearing, and even life-threatening emergencies can be brought on by infections, tumors, and other issues. When that happens, it’s comforting to know that our vet at Charlestown Veterinary Hospital is available to give calming, reparative pet ear care treatments.
Pet Geriatric Care
We are aware that when animals get older, their needs start to change. They develop increased susceptibility to various illnesses and ailments, just like humans. They might have trouble moving around as they did when they were younger and acquire painful conditions like arthritis. We also understand that elderly pets deserve the most excellent care possible during their golden years because they are just as loving and loyal as their younger selves. It’s simple to make sure that your pet’s needs are addressed as they age, thanks to our specialized senior pet care services. We can assist you in keeping an older pet as healthy and content as possible.
Pet In-house Laboratory
Our in-house laboratory expedites testing and diagnosis for routine wellness visits and urgent care, saving critical time. Our knowledgeable technicians and doctors use our cutting-edge lab resources and equipment to better meet your medical needs for quick responses.
Pet In-house Pharmacy
The items you require are readily available in our pharmacy. Your prescriptions can either be picked up at the hospital or shipped to your home. Refills for Flea and Tick Preventatives, Prescriptions, Compound Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Supplements, and Prescription Diet Pet Food are available at our pharmacy!
Pet Pain Management
At Charlestown Veterinary Hospital, your pet’s pain management is our top focus. We think your pet should always have assistance managing its pain. This superior quality of patient care distinguishes us from other hospitals. Since animals are highly skilled at masking their suffering, you may consider visiting our facility if you are worried your pet might be in pain.
Pet Digital Radiology
A radiograph, often known as an X-ray, is an image that provides information about the inside of the body that may not be seen from the outside. Your pet’s bones and internal organs, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, can be examined with radiography. Radiology can be a beneficial diagnostic tool for precisely diagnosing your cat.
To diagnose and assess broken bones, blockages, arthritis, lumps, and cancers, digital x-rays are frequently employed. Digital x-rays are also used to confirm pregnancies and find things ingested.
Pet Spays And Neuters
No matter how old your pet is, it’s imperative to spay or neuter them. Use our spay or neuter services to extend their life and prevent the problem of animal overpopulation. For your new pet or an older animal you may have adopted, spaying and neutering wards off a slew of health issues. Our full-service veterinary hospital will treat you and your pet with the utmost respect and care.