People and pets routinely died from infections before penicillin, the first antibiotic, was introduced in the first half of the 20th century. Today, veterinarians use antibiotics to treat many typ ...View Article
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Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems.
Emergency Care: Please contact the Michigan Veterinary Specialists for after hours emergency care. Their number is: 616-284-5300.
Surgical Services: Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures. We offer referral to local surgical specialists for any procedures we are unable to perform.
Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.
Internal medicine consults: We offer referrals to both internal medicine specialists and other talented local practitioners who perform ultrasounds, endoscopic procedures and help us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.
Radiology Services: Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.
Electrocardiography Services: We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.
Dentistry: Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery.
Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Permanent identification: We offer microchip identification.
Pharmacy: We maintain a large inventory of pharmaceuticals, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.
Individualized Flea Control Programs: We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.
Dietary Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.
Behavioral Counseling: We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as separation anxiety, excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, and house soiling.
Boarding: We do not provide routine boarding services. We prefer to concentrate solely on high-quality medical care for your loved one. Hospitalization of sick pets is available.
In Home Euthanasia: Say good bye to your beloved pet in the comfort of your home. Please see our In Home Euthanasia page for more details.