A veterinarian should evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year.
We recommend this because bacteria and food debris accumulates around a pet’s teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay results in irreversible periodontal disease and even tooth loss. There are other reasons why you should pay close attention to your pet’s dental health.
Dental disease can affect other organs in the body: bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and may cause serious kidney infections, liver disease, lung disease, and heart valve disease. Oral disease can also indicate that another disease process is occurring elsewhere in a pet’s body. A thorough physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if this is the case. We can recommend and demonstrate preventative measures you can begin at home
to avoid costly dental procedures with your pet in the future.
We have a Mobile Digital Ultrasound and Board Certified Specialists come to our hospital to help diagnose your pets medical condition and to help determine the cause of particular illness and determine the most effective treatment plan.
The utmost care is taken by a registered sonographer to achieve diagnostic quality images. Then, a board certified specialist interprets study results.
A quick turnaround time helps reduce the apprehension that clients feel while waiting for results and allow doctors to proceed with treatment as quickly as possible.
River Bridge Animal Hospital & Laser Therapy Center offers our clients a state of the art surgical facility. The doctors offer a full range of soft tissue procedures and referral capability for more advanced orthopedics. All surgical patients are monitored with blue tooth technology. We monitor ECG, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, respiratory rate, and temperature. Our surgical cases are supported with IV. fluids through I.V. infusion pumps, and I.V. warmer. We also maintain body temperature with a Bair Hugger warming system.
Here are some of the biological effects of therapeutic lasers:
- Accelerated Tissue Repair And Cell Growth
- Faster Wound Healing
- Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
- Anti-Pain (Analgesic)
- Improved Vascular Activity
- Increased Metabolic Activity
- Improved Nerve Function
- Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
River Bridge Animal Hospital & Laser Therapy Center offers on-site radiology and within minutes we can have your pets x-rays taken and ready for interpretation. We are proud to offer digital radiographs. These radiographs allow us to magnify areas of concern and lighten and darken the image without having to retake the x-ray.
We also offer radiograph interpretation with a board certified Veterinary Radiologist.
In House Bloodwork
Our on-site laboratory offers our patients fast results. Having the ability to run diagnostic bloodwork allows doctors to initiate rapid treatment, helping your pet feel better faster. The office is also affiliated with a large off-site laboratory for extended diagnostics.
As a full service hospital, we have a fully stocked pharmacy to treat our patients. For patients with special medication needs, we are affiliated with local compounding pharmacy companies. Medications are often available within 24 hours.
We offer baths on a daily basis. Our baths include an ear cleaning, expression of the anal glands, and a nail trim. We use a variety of shampoos based on your pet’s skins and needs. Our groomer Bill is here Monday through Friday. Your pet is welcome to stay the day with us to make your grooming appointment more convenient.
Dog Hotel – Your dog will be individually leash walked three to four times daily during their stay here. We strive to make comfortable accomodations with personalized attention. If your pet requires special food or medication please notify us at check in. Medications will be administered with a nominal charge.
Kitty Ville – Our feline boarding is quiet and clean. The cats are housed on the far side of the hospital away from the stress of barking dogs. Your feline friend will be given individual attention and interaction several times daily. Food will be monitored and bathroom habits.