Compassionate veterinary care for the pets of Davidson and Wilmington, NC, and beyond.
When every second counts, we’ll be there. We utilize the latest technology and diagnostic equipment to make sure that we can find what’s wrong with your pet when it’s not obvious to the naked eye. Our knowledgeable staff and modern facilities are equipped to handle a wide variety of medical conditions, including emergencies. Because we can perform many diagnostic procedures in-house, we can often give you immediate answers and start treating your pet faster. In some cases, your pet may require hospitalization and further diagnostic tests. During those periods, we’ll be there to answer any and all questions you may have.
We are experienced in many aspects of internal medicine for dogs and cats, including but not limited to gastroenterology, neurology, dermatology and allergies, cardiology, oncology and cancer, orthopedics, and ophthalmology. We pride ourselves in working hard to find solutions for your pet so that you do not need to see a specialist, but when appropriate, we have a number of reliable specialists who will work with us to find answers for your pet. What makes us truly unique is the ability to integrate advanced holistic diagnostics like nutrition analysis and cancer screening and alternate treatments like acupuncture, chiropractic, laser, and herbal medicine to achieve the best possible results.
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We hope to see your pet at least once a year for a full nose-to-tail exam so that we can have a great baseline of their overall health over time. This information also helps us when they’re not feeling their best.
We are fully equipped to diagnose, treat, and help your pet get back to feeling their best.
Periodontal disease affects nearly all dogs and cats by the age of three years. It’s more important than you think! The bacterial infection in the mouth associated with periodontal disease has been associated with heart, liver, and kidney disease. This chronic infection also affects general systemic health and is a source of pain and discomfort for the pet. Dogs and cats often show no periodontal disease symptoms, so an oral exam by a veterinarian at least every 12 months is critical.
There is nothing worse than watching your pet suffer from itchy or red skin. When they’re uncomfortable, we’ll be there to help them feel better.
Skin problems are common in dogs and cats and can be caused by hormonal disorders, allergies, infections, or parasites such as fleas and mites. These issues can be particularly difficult to treat and should be addressed promptly.
When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use X-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems or provide a list of possible causes. We may also use X-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.
It is crucial for your pet’s vision that we detect and treat glaucoma and other problems with intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye) as quickly as possible. We can test your dog or cat’s eyes for excess pressure easily and safely. The test, performed with a device called a tonometer, is not painful and does not require sedation.
Although heart problems are found more often in older pets, these conditions can affect pets at any age. Heart disease is usually a life-threatening condition, but early diagnosis and appropriate therapy can extend your pet’s life. If caught soon enough, some forms of heart disease can be cured.
Identifying endocrine problems as early as possible is important in dogs and cats. These serious, potentially life-threatening conditions are much more manageable when caught early, allowing us to begin proper treatment.
We have special training and several years of experience in both abdominal and cardiac ultrasound. Ultrasonography, or ultrasound, is a diagnostic imaging technique similar to radiography (X-rays) and is often used in conjunction with radiography and other diagnostics. It allows us to visualize certain organs very thoroughly, including the heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, bladder, spleen, and intestines. We use the ultrasound to screen and monitor treatments for congenital and acquired cardiac diseases, including heart murmurs, feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, canine dilated cardiomyopathy, and congestive heart failure.
Watching your pet in pain is never easy. We know the issue of pain management is of great concern to pet owners today. As in human medicine, we have a variety of medications available to manage your pet’s pain both before and after surgery and in the event of trauma. We would be pleased to discuss the options available to you and your pet under any of the above circumstances.
We believe in strengthening the human-animal bond, and that starts with communication. If there are problems with your pet, we can help. We have invested many hours of extra training in pet behavior and are very comfortable helping improve pet behavior, including anxiety, aggression, litter box problems, and basic manners. When appropriate, we can direct you to the right trainer for your needs.
CHEMOTHERAPY AND CANCER TREATMENT
Like us, animals such as dogs, cats, ferrets, and rabbits can get cancer. Fortunately, however, some forms of cancer are curable. In addition, recent advancements in cancer treatment can dramatically extend the lives of many dogs and cats. Treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery may be used to stop the spread of cancer and remove or destroy cancer cells and tumors.
Our experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians provide many services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Although we handle most of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment is beneficial.
According to PetFinder, over 10 million pets go missing every year, and one in three pets will go missing at some point in their life. Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.
Exotic Pet Medicine
Our locations are proud to offer services to our non-traditional pets, including small mammals (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, hedgehogs, gerbils, chinchillas, rats, mice, and sugar gliders).
Small mammals and reptiles can become ill and rapidly decline in less than 24 hours. Therefore, if your pet seems sick, it should receive prompt medical attention. When you first adopt your exotic pet, our veterinarian should perform a thorough exam to assess its health and to discuss husbandry requirements. As well, annual physical exams are as crucial in non-traditional pets as they are in dogs and cats.