PETS ARE FAMILY TOO!
We work hard to maintain an excellent staff of doctors, receptionists and technicians. Our staff is a GREAT team, with the right mix of skills and backgrounds, and has been carefully chosen to provide the best care for your pet. Our staff members regularly participate in continuing education programs. Most have special interests or areas of expertise within the practice.
We take pain relief very seriously. We employ preventative pain management strategies using local anesthetics, narcotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Medications are dispensed for all surgical procedures, wounds dental extractions, and senior arthritis management.
We utilize a state of the art, full service, outside diagnostic laboratory to obtain comprehensive and accurate laboratory data. However, if your pet is sick or injured, and immediate results are needed, our in-house laboratory gives us the ability to get results in minutes.
We provide all types of soft tissue and most orthopedic surgical services. If your pet requires surgery, our doctors will make sure that you understand all aspects of the surgery and all options available. We take great care to make sure that your beloved pet is treated as is it were our own.
Our surgical laser offers several advantages over conventional surgery in many procedures: decreased tissue trauma, decreased postoperative swelling, decreased bleeding, decreased pain and sterilization of the surgical field.
We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also have an on-line pharmacy available to our clients.
We offer digital radiology. Digital radiology provides images literally in seconds. These images can be enlarged and enhanced to improve diagnostic capability. The images can also be electronically transmitted to a board certifies veterinary radiologist for review and the consultation report can be returned in minutes if needed.
Allows non-invasive imaging of the abdomen and chest. Many diseases can be accurately diagnosed with ultrasound alone.
After completing a yearly comprehensive physical examination, our veterinarians will evaluate your pet’s age, breed, and lifestyle to determine the risk of potential disease. After discussing your pet’s needs, we will custom design a preventative health care plan and vaccination schedule for your pet.
Parasitic zoonoses are diseases of animals that can be transmitted to people. The growing popularity of cats and dogs and the high rate of worm infections can result in widespread soil contamination from infected eggs and larvae. At Dumfries Animal Hospital we offer advanced parasite control to help keep your pet and your family safe.
The number one health problem diagnosed in cats and dogs over 3 years of age is periodontal disease. Dental disease puts stress on your pet’s immune system and can lead to serious liver, kidney, and heart disease. We provide an extensive dental care program. When dental services are needed we use the safest anesthesia available, advanced monitoring, fluoride treatment, ultrasonic scaling, and polishing. Preventative dental care can add years to the life of your pet.
When in the hospital your pet will be under a doctor’s personal supervision. A veterinary assistant is assigned to monitor the condition and vital functions of each patient. They assure every patient has clean bedding, food, water, and caring attention. We also have a live-in assistant that will check your pet after hours.
Our staff will call you often to inform you of your pet’s progress. Additionally, our caregivers are available to answer any questions or concerns.