Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best. Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs. Some of the ways we provide these services are listed below:
Anesthesia * Behavior Medicine * Dental Care * Dermatology * Diagnostic imaging * ECG - EKG -Electrocardiograms * Flea Control * Geriatric Medicine * Feline medicine * Laboratory * Microchip Implantation * Nutrition and Weight management * Pharmacy * Customized Vaccination programs * Specialist Consultations & Referrals * Surgery
Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs, including oxygen levels, temperature, blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate are monitored during all anesthetic procedures. An experienced and well trained staff member is constantly monitoring your pet directly and with specialized equipment to maintain the best level of anesthesia for the pet's safety.
Surgical Services: We perform a wide variety of surgical procedures.
Dentistry: Our dental services include digital dental radiographs, teeth cleaning, polishing and fluoride treatment, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery. We use local anesthetic nerve blocks and multi-modal pain management to help control any discomfort your pet may experience both during and after extractions. We stock special foods, treats and home care dental products to help you keep your pet's mouth as clean and healthy as possible and hopefully increase the length of time between your pet's professional dental cleanings under anesthesia.
Dermatology: We provide in-house testing for skin infections, ear infections, external parasites and mange. Most of our patients with Atopy (Inhaled allergy), Food Allergy and/or Flea allergy can be properly diagnosed and their disease managed, making your pet much more comfortable.
Internal medicine and surgical consults: We work with and offer referrals to veterinary medicine board certified specialists who perform echocardiograms, ultrasounds, endoscopic procedures, advanced dentistry and advanced surgical procedures to help us with the diagnosis and treatment of more complicated cases.
Diagnostic Imaging: Our on-site, modern digital whole body X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. This technology allows us to provide pet owners with a CD of their pet's radiographs as well as send the images to computers. Digital radiology is faster, shows more detail, is more environmentally friendly and reduces the amount of radiation your pet is exposed to. Ultrasound imaging is available to evaluate the internal organs and is often helpful in diagnosing internal organ conditions, such as kidney, gall bladder and intestinal diseases.
Electrocardiography Services: We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.
Feline Medicine: At ARKLE, we know all too well that cats are not "little dogs" and need to be handled differently. Dr Rox is a member of AAFP, American Association of Feline Practitioners, which helps her stay up to date on the latest in keeping kitties healthy. We also use a number of methods to make you cat's visit to the vet as low-stress as possible.
Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, electrolytes, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations. We have several heavily discounted lab "packages" so routine wellness blood and urine screens for your pet are as affordable as possible. For most routine blood screening test, the doctor will discuss the results with you the same day.
Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets. We have home delivery of many prescription items available through our on-line pharmacy, Vetsource. We also work with several compounding pharmacies to provide your pet with the correct strength of needed medications in an easy to administer form or flavor.
Individualized Flea Control Programs: We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.
Nutrition and Weight Management: We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance. We stock prescription foods designed specifically to help manage many diseases dogs and cats may develop. We offer a discounted "Weight Exam" for pets needing help shedding those unwanted pounds and can design specific nutritional plans for the individual patient.
Behavior Medicine: We offer behavior consultations to allow more time to diagnose and properly manage many behavior problems in dogs and cats such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression. We can also refer patients to trainers and behavior specialists when needed.
Geriatric Care: We have a lot of "senior citizen" dogs and cats and are happy to address their special needs with careful monitoring, individualized treatments and TLC. Remember, "Old" is not a disease! We offer a number of health screenings that provide early detection of diseases that are more likely to develop in older pets.
Permanent identification: We offer microchip identification.
Customized vaccination programs: We tailor your pet's vaccination program based on their age, lifestyle and risk factors as determined from the detailed history obtained during the examination and consultation. We do not believe that "one size fits all" programs or excessive vaccinations are best for your pet's protection and safety.
Emergency Care: Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies.