Small Animal Services

small animal services

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. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:

Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.

Surgical Services:

Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures.

Ultralase Surgical Laser:

If indicated or requested, a surgical laser can be used instead of a scalpel. The surgical laser decreases capillary bleeding by cauterizing the small blood vessels as it cuts. In the same way, the laser also cauterizes nerve endings to help decrease local pain.

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 in-hospital referrals to an internal medicine specialist who performs ultrasounds, endoscopic procedures and helps us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.

Radiology Services:

Our on-site, digital X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.

Electrocardiography Services:

We provide 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 complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription and nonprescription diets, including Hills Science Diet and Royal Canin foods. All varieties are not always in stock but can be ordered upon request.

Individualized Heartworm Preventative/Flea Control/Intestinal Parasite 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 heartworms, fleas, and intestinal parasites in your house, in your environment 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. We carry a full line of prescription and nonprescription diets, including Hills Science Diet and Royal Canin foods. All varieties are not always in stock but can be ordered upon request.

Behavioral Counseling:

We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression. We also can provide contact information to animal behaviorists and trainers.

Emergency Care:

After hours or weekend emergencies will be referred to Rabun Animal Hospital. Please call 706-746-5100 and follow the instructions to reach the veterinarian on call in conjunction with Rabun Animal Hospital.

Cold Therapeutic Laser Therapy:

Low-level cold laser therapy is a proven, non-invasive, drug-free solution for medical conditions such as: chronic joint pain, chronic non-healing wounds, muscle strains and tears, post surgical pain, tendon and ligament injuries, bone fractures, hip dysplasia, and many more.