Advanced Surgical Procedures
Our talented doctors and staff provide excellent care while your furry loved one is under the safest anesthetic possible for his or her specie, age, and health condition. Our doctors perform safe and effective advanced surgical procedures such as cystotomies, exploratories, and enucleations. Does your pet have a fractured bone? No worries, our doctors are talented and precise in orthopedic surgery. Depending on the type of fracture, the doctor may place a pin or a plate in the affected area. Some fractures require being seen by a specialist; we are happy to refer you to a trusted veterinarian. Torn cruciate repairs are also performed at Huntington Veterinary Hospital.
When a loved one gets cancer, coping can be difficult for everyone in the family. Our doctors are here for you and your pet in your time of need by offering chemotherapy treatments and constant understanding and care.
Set up a behavior consult with one of our talented veterinary technicians. They will be glad to help direct you in how to overcome common behavior problems such as chewing, mouthing, urinating and aggression in your cat or dog.
Bad teeth can lead to many serious health problems, including cardiac complications. By cleaning their teeth, we can help your pets live long and healthy lives. Dental cleaning at HVH may include cleaning, polishing, radiographs, extractions, and preventative treatments. Schedule an appointment today to get your pet's teeth checked and to hear more information about the benefits of dental cleanings.
Diagnostic Services on Site
Huntington Veterinary Hospital has a variety of diagnostic instruments located at our facility. Our ultrasound machine allows our veterinarians to non-invasively examine the inside of your pet’s body. Ultrasound studies allows our doctors to evaluate organ size and structure, look for masses, and even look for puppies/kittens during pregnancy checks, though some may need to be refered to a specialist. Think your dog has a broken bone? Our fast x-ray (radiograph) machine can help us find broken bones and some soft tissue abnormalities. If your pet has eaten something they should not have, we can take an x-ray to see if it is stuck. When trying to find a possible foreign body, we perform a “Barium Series.” This test entails the pet drinking strawberry-flavored dye and the staff taking multiple x-rays; this allows us to watch the dye move through the gastrointestinal system. Our electrocardiogram (ECG) machine is an essential instrument when evaluating cardiac function. The ECG monitors the electrical activity in the heart. Did you know that cats and dogs battle high blood pressure, too? Get your animal's blood pressure checked today at Huntington Veterinary Hospital! We also have instruments to analyze intraocular pressure for glaucoma. Our in-house bloodwork machines are routinely used for (but not limited to) the following: Check organ functions, glucose checks for diabetes, hyper/hypothyroidism, heartworm checks, and FeLV/FIV feline tests. In-house urinalysis and fecal evaluations are also routinely performed.
Dietary and Nutritional Counseling
Battling weight is a major issue in veterinary medicine. Excess weight on your pet can lead to many health issues including heart, lung, arthritis, and more. A staff member at HVH would be glad to evaluate your pet's weight (Body Condition Score) and weight-loss plans. Some dogs need to be on medication to aid in their weight-loss plan. If you think your pet is over-weight, stop in for a free weight check and schedule an appointment for a consult.
Examinations and Vaccinations
Every pet that comes in for an appointment gets a through exam by a doctor or veterinary technician. We offer annual vaccines (DHLPP and FVR/Feleuk/Calici), Rabies (1 year and 3 year), and elective vaccines (Bordetella and Lyme). We also carry puppy/kitten vaccines for those animals that are less than 9 weeks old. A HVH staff member would be happy to answer any questions you have about vaccinations and vaccination schedules.
As our furry loved ones age it is important to get wellness checks every year. We have in-house bloodwork machines that we can use to make sure their organs are staying healthy. We can also monitor their heart function with electrocardiogram and blood pressure readings. We have medications and prescription food to aid in the fight against arthritis. Have an aged loved one going under anesthesia? No worries, we use up-to-date, geriatric-safe anesthetic. We continually monitor your pet's heart and lung function throughout the entire procedure.
Since a microchip is a permanent form of identification, it offers more protection than just an identification tag. Microchipping pets is becoming very popular in both small and large animals. A small microchip (inserted with a needle) is placed between the shoulder blades, underneath the skin. The small microchip has a specific identification number for each individual animal. If your pet gets loose, any vet or shelter can scan for the microchip. After the microchip has been placed, you will register it under your name with all of your information. That way if your pet happens to get away from you, they can be safely returned to you as quick as possible.
Routine Elective Surgical Services
The doctors at Huntington Veterinary Hospital routinely and precisely perform surgeries such as ovariohysterectomies (spay), neuters, and lumpectomies. The staff at HVH recommends getting your pet spayed or neutered at around six months of age. Spaying decreases the chance of your pet getting mammary cancer. Spaying also eliminates the chance of the life-threatening condition, pyometra. Neutering decreases the chance of territory marking, roaming, and testicular cancer. Elective surgeries such as feline declaw, puppy dewclaw removal, and tails docking are also routinely done at Huntington Veterinary Hospital.
Wellness and Preventative Medicine
Our doctors can prescribe medications to help lengthen your pet's life. We have medications to aid in arthritis prevention, kidney and liver failure, heart failure, diabetes, behavior issues, and many other conditions.