Our friendly, experienced staff provides comprehensive medical attention focusing on; Cardiology, Critical Care, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Radiology, Surgery, Spaying & Neutering as well as microchipping.
During Your Normal Visit We Do The Following:
○ Heart / Lung Auscultation
○ Heart and Respiration Rate
○ Scan for Microchip
○ Ear, Eye, Mouth, Gum, and Teeth Check
○ General Body/Skin/Hair Condition check
○ Palpation for Lumps and Lymph Node Enlargement
○ Evaluation of Motion, Limbs, Joints, Muscles and Spinal Column.
○ Depending Upon the Animal’s Age and Physical Condition, A Blood Screen, Blood Pressure Check, Urinalysis and/or Fecal Exam Might Be Needed As Well
If your pet requires any diagnostic testing, we can provide most of these services in-house. We offer the following diagnostic testing:
○ In-House Blood Work. Most common tests can be performed in less than 30 minutes
○ Bloodwork, including common testing such as ACTH stimulation tests for Cushings disease
○ Pregnancy Ultrasound
At East Hills Veterinary Clinic, we emphasize a team approach to the care of your pet. We are a primary care veterinary facility and are equipped to handle most emergencies and diseases here in our office. However, we are very lucky to have so many gifted Board Certified Specialists close to our practice. Some examples of these specialties include Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Opthalmology, Dentistry, Dermatology, and Oncology.
If your pet requires more intensive care, treatment or diagnostics, we will happily refer you and your pet to a Board Certified Specialist.
At East Hills Veterinary Clinic we offer full service dental care. From Dental x-ray, to scaling, polishing, and tooth extractions, we offer everything to keep your pet’s mouth healthy!
Have you looked inside of your pet’s mouth lately? It seems like an odd thing to do, but it’s a huge step towards proper pet healthcare.
Without regular cleaning, both at home and professionally, bacteria and plaque can build up on the teeth and gums causing bad breath, and gingivitis. If that isn’t bad enough, those bacteria can get into your pet’s bloodstream and cause damage to the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. The good news is that the oral diseases are almost entirely preventable, and many are treatable.
With dental disease, just like with any healthcare issue, the best defense is a good offense. Imagine what might happen if you hadn’t seen a dentist until you were 20! Start by having your pet’s teeth and gums examined and professionally cleaned.
A Dental Exam and Cleaning should be a part of your pet’s regular veterinary visits.
In Between Cleanings:
○ Brush your pet’s teeth
○ Stick with toothpastes made especially for pets
○ Seek out special dietary aids for pet’s teeth
○ Call us immediately if you notice oral pain or tooth loss
We at East Hills Veterinary Clinic are very concerned about pain management in pets. In keeping with this theme in our clinic, we have added the latest technology for joint and soft tissue pain problems, a “K-Laser” for Laser Therapy. This Laser reduces inflammation in joints and soft tissues which dramatically reduces pain. More importantly, though, is that Laser therapy is “biostimulatory”. This means it actually aids in repairing the damaged tissues and therefore improves strength and provides greater mobility. And there are no side effects!
Treatments last 3 to 8 minutes per site and require no anesthesia. Your pet will be very comfortable as this laser produces only a soothing warmth in the inflamed tissue. Laser Therapy for chronic conditions can require 5 or 6 treatments initially to get your pet to a very comfortable situation. Booster treatments are then required every 3 to 4 weeks to maintain the reduced pain and improved mobility.
Every year, millions of pets go missing. Dogs and cats that are microchipped have a much better chance at being returned to their owners than pets that don’t. This is because collars often come off after they run off, leaving no way of identifying the pet’s owner.
A microchip is very small – about the size of a grain of rice, and is about as easy to administer as a vaccination. If your pet should ever go missing, any shelter or veterinary clinic is equipped with a microchip scanner. Once scanned, your information will pop up.
Microchips are a safe, inexpensive, and durable way to ensure that you give your pet the best chance of returning home. It works best when paired with a traditional collar.