Wellness Exams and Preventive Care
The veterinarians and staff at Woodinville Animal Hospital understand your pets are family too. That is why we treat them as such by offering comprehensive annual examinations tailored to fit your pet’s particular needs. From new puppy and kitten plans to more involved geriatric evaluations, we are dedicated to providing for your pet’s lifelong health care needs. Yearly examinations are the foundation of your pet’s wellbeing and provide an invaluable baseline from which to refer throughout his or her life.
Puppy and Kitten Plans
Puppies and kittens come into the world full of possibilities and we understand their needs are specific. Many diseases are easier to prevent than to treat, so much effort is placed on preventative care. During the first year of life, your new puppy or kitten will need vaccinations, internal parasite control, spay or neuter and introductory oral health examinations. In addition, certain dietary, weight management and behavioral conditions may be best addressed during these formative years lending to a long, healthy and happy relationship with your new pet.
Senior Wellness Examinations
As your pets age, their needs change. At Woodinville Animal Hospital, we help your pet transition through life’s changes with knowledge, compassion and respect. Thorough yearly Wellness Examinations are necessary components of ensuring a long, happy life for your pet. With immediate access to in-house and referral laboratory equipment, radiologists for radiographic review and other diagnostic tools, our veterinarians can gather needed information and act on it quickly. These diagnostic tests not only help monitor your pet’s normal health, but also can be used to pick up early indications of heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and other diseases that can impact your pet’s life span.
Surgery at Woodinville Animal Hospital is always taken seriously. Anesthetic procedures of any kind can be stressful and frightening, but with our in- house laboratory, modern anesthetic protocols and thoughtful pain control measures, the veterinarians and staff take every step possible to ensure a safe and effective procedure. Preoperative blood work is used to make sure your pet is healthy enough to receive anesthesia. Balanced anesthesia, meaning a combination of injectable and inhalant agents, and the use of patient monitoring equipment, maximizes the safety of general anesthesia. And combinations of injectable, local and novel pain control measures such as therapeutic laser means your pet recovers from the surgical procedure as comfortably as possible. In addition to the general surgical procedures typically offered at Woodinville Animal Hospital, Dr Mark Davis, a board certified small animal surgeon, offers advanced soft tissue and orthopedic procedures in house when indicated.
Dentistry and Oral Health
Your pet’s oral health is important to more than just their teeth. Poor dental health can have a whole body impact, lead to poor eating and can cause infections in other organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver. That is why we recommend regular dental examinations at Woodinville Animal Hospital. Regular dental and oral examinations can pick up more than just problems with your pet’s teeth. Full oral examinations can be used to screen for conditions such as oral cancer or trauma. When cleaning or extractions are indicated, general anesthesia and thoughtful post- operative pain control ensure the best possible results.
In addition to preventative care medicine, our veterinarians are experienced and knowledgeable in more advanced medicine and can help your pets with some of the following conditions:
- Ophthalmology- diseases of the cornea, eyelids, eyelashes, lacrimal (tear) system and globe, such as glaucoma.
- Endocrine- diseases of the thyroid, adrenals (Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease) and pancreas (diabetes).
- Gastrointestinal- diseases of the liver, stomach, small and large intestine, gall bladder and biliary system.
- Cardiolovascular- diseases including valvular dysfunction(murmurs), arrhythmias, pericardial disease, congenital malformations and veins and arteries(hypertension).
- Urogenital- diseases of the kidneys, bladder and ureters.
Board certified radiologists and a board certified cardiologist are available for in house procedures on a case-by-case scheduled basis. For those cases that exceed our veterinarians or facilities capabilities, local referral to a wide range of specialists is available.