X ray Services
Our onsite x ray equipment provides quick answers to help us manage your pets’ health.
Most x rays can be done without sedation. However, at times, sedation is required in order to ensure the comfort of your pet. Also, less physical restraining means a better quality image.
Another benefit is, this allows us to step away from the x ray machine ultimately minimizing exposure for both us and your pets.
Making the decision to say goodbye to a beloved pet is incredibly difficult.
However, we will assist you in the process. We'll guide you through the first stages of the decision, outline the procedural details and review all the available options for after care.
All our services are provided by Gateway Pet Memorial, a trusted Canadian company. gatewaypetmemorial.com
We use a commercial veterinary lab for most of our services.
We do this to provide the broadest and most up to date testing available in veterinary medicine.
Our doctors can also access their wide base of specialists to advise on more complicated case management.
In house testing includes hours of microscope use to give immediate information when managing infections and assessing lumps.
The choice of pet food can impact the health of your pet.
We'll advise you regarding all the life stages your pet will journey through and what choices should be made when it comes to optimizing their health. The effective management of many health conditions involves dietary considerations as well.
We carry an extensive line of diets that assists both you and us in maintaining your pet's health under all these circumstances.
Pets need dental care too.
Daily brushing or the use of a proven dental care diet is ideal but, in many situations, this is not possible. When required, we can perform a full dental cleaning and assessment. This requires a general anesthetic which includes intravenous fluids, careful monitoring and of course pain medications as required.
Our assessment of the mouth includes full digital x rays to ensure that everything looks healthy both below and above the gum lines.
If diseased teeth are discovered, we will perform oral surgery to carefully remove the tooth and close the site afterwards to speed healing.
All dentals requiring extractions receive a complimentary follow up oral assessment.
The best way to manage illness is to prevent it.
We can advise you on the proper nutrition and weight management strategies and help you choose a vaccine protocol that works for your pet and their specific risk factors.
We will also suggest parasite prevention medications to avoid the risk of disease and monitor your pet using routine screening tests. Finally, as your pet ages we can advise you how to best maintain their health through their senior years as well.
Emergency and Critical Care
If you feel your pet requires urgent care, please call us right away and our staff will assess the situation.
For care outside of the normal clinic hours please contact the Animal Emergency Clinic of Durham Region at (905) 576-3031.
They are located in Whitby at 1910 Dundas Street E unit B101. animalemergencydurham.com
If we are closed, they are open.
We provide a wide array of surgical services.
By spaying our female pets and neutering our males we keep them healthier, avoiding unwanted behaviors, certain cancers, infections and the potential complications of unplanned pregnancies.
We also perform a wide variety of other procedures as required in the maintenance of your pet’s health.
With all our surgeries, your pets receive supportive intravenous fluids, close monitoring of heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation and of course, pain medication both during and after the procedure.
All our surgeries include a complimentary follow up assessment of their recovery and a detailed post-operative care plan.