Immunization and Wellness Care
We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in Wellness programs has rewards for both pets and owners. Our Wellness programs are designed specifically for your pet and include: Comprehensive physical exam; internal parasite testing; heart-worm and flea control; vaccination program; spay and neuter package; and specialized blood tests for all life stages.
Annual exams are key in maintaining the well-being of your pet, because we can identify illnesses and metabolic changes that often may go undetected. Exams become even more important when we are dealing with senior pets. Remembering, one human year is equivalent to approximately 3-7 years in a pet’s life. Therefore, senior pets should have a bi-annual wellness exams due to the many rapid changes that occur with age.
Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet's teeth. At the West Springs Veterinary Hospital we use a modern and safe ultrasonic scaler to clean each tooth thoroughly - above and below the gum line. Our trained dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. A fluoride treatment is then applied to the teeth to help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.
West Springs Veterinary Hospital is also able to provide Digital Dental Radiology. Many conditions can be missed without dental X- rays. High resolution Digital Dental Radiographs show the tooth pulp, roots, crown and surrounding bone of each tooth with dramatic clarity. This information helps our doctors uncover hidden conditions such as tooth abscesses, cavities, resorptive lesions and fractures which can cause pain in your pet. Often the owner is not aware of the problem since most animals will continue to eat.
Radiology – or X-rays – help our veterinarians evaluate muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. We use Digital Radiography (DR) technology that provides high resolution X-ray images at a low radiation dose most often encountered with film.
Dgital x-rays have the advantages of rapid image acquisition as well as a vastly superior quality when compared to other x-ray systems. We are able to view the images from different computers throughout the hospital. Another benefit is that x-rays can be electronically sent for viewing by a Radiology Specialist if this is indicated. Unlike in human medicine, our technologists are always in the room with your pet. This means that your pet is never alone while the x-rays are being taken.
Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the most widely used microchip products to increase the chances of a safe recovery.
Hospice and Euthanasia
Saying goodbye to a long-time friend is painful. We work with clients to ensure their pet's comfort and dignity. Services include taking care of the remains as directed by the client, memorial clay paw prints and personalized urns.
Proper food management is an integral part of your pet’s health. Our staff is qualified to assist you in choosing the best diet designed to meet your pet’s specific needs at every stage of life. We believe providing precisely balanced nutrition is an investment in your pet’s good health.
Here at West Springs Veterinary Hospital, we take your pets health very seriously. All patients are carefully screened for safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Surgical services and facilities include a fully equipped surgical suite, fully trained veterinary and technical staff to ensure the safest, most efficient, state-of-the-art procedures for your pet. We provide warming systems for greater comfort of the patients; advanced sterilization techniques and anesthetic monitoring equipment; intensive after surgery care and full blood testing.
West Springs Vet is excited to be able to offer Laser Surgery as an alternative option to traditional surgery. Please click on the link below to find out more about Laser Surgery.
We understand that patients sometimes require more specialized care which may include referrals to orthopedic surgeons or rehabilitation specialists. We are proud to be able to offer referral services to a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon as well as a Certified Rehabilitation Veterinarian at one of our sister clinics, Springbank Pet Hospital.
Springbank Pet Hospital has a wide range of rehabilitation therapies that include, Laser Therapy, Acupuncture, Water Treadmill Therapy, Therapeutic Ultrasound and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy.
Please click on the link below to find out more information about their alternative therapies.
Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care. We tailor our pain management protocols specifically for each patient and circumstance.
Dr. Dand developed a special interest in behavior when he worked for a year with one of the few board certified behaviorists in North America. He can work with you to make sure you have the best relationship with your pet.
Raising a young puppy or kitten can be challenging. We help owners learn more about animal behavior so they can build a strong bond with their pets. If any questions or concerns arise, our staff are more than willing to help in any way they can.
We stock a wide range of the best veterinary drugs in the animal healthcare field.