Hospital Care Area
Warm and comfortable cages and runs are available for hospitalized pets, and our professionals are capable of giving intravenous fluids and medications, oxygen and blood products. All hospitalized pets are given the personal care and attention we would give our own animals.
As you enter the Animal Wellness Center, you will be cheerfully greeted by a staff member and offered a comfortable seat in our reception area, where you and your pet can enjoy toys, magazines and a TV with videos that educate or entertain. Waiting times are minimized by our fully computerized patient administration procedures, but if you do have a short wait — feel free to peruse our display of prescription pet food, training aids and pet supplies, which are available for sale in the front area.
Our clean and comfortable exam rooms will make you and your special pet feel right at home. Each is well stocked with dog and cat treats, as well as the necessary equipment to perform complete physical examinations.
Our technicians are proficient at performing the majority of lab work in-house; including complete blood counts, blood chemistry profiles, fecal exams for parasites and urinalyses. This enables us to immediately determine the best course of treatment for your pet, Additional testing may be performed at one of our commercial laboratories, and those results are usually available within a few days.
The treatment area is the “hub” of the hospital. We utilize this room for our medical and dental procedures, as well as inducing anesthesia. It is set up with gas anesthesia, modern dental instruments, patient monitoring equipment and a well-stocked supply of medications for hospitalized pets.
We utilize digital radiography for more comprehensive diagnostic information that we can instantly email to specialists for review. This highly sophisticated equipment reduces patient exposure to radiation and is a green technology, as it eliminates the use of x-ray film and the hazardous chemical used to develop it.
Our surgery suite is used for sterile orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. Using the safest gas anesthesia, each patient is constantly monitored by a certified technician using monitors, which continuously record seven parameters of patient status. AWC veterinarians perform many elective and non-elective surgeries, but they may call in board-certified surgeons for more complex procedures.