All Services

Radiology (X-rays)

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Digital imaging X Rays, the  I-vision DR1417 system as well as digital dental radiology is used at both our locations (Oakville and Mississauga). The quality of the imaging at the very minimum is amazing!

Radiology (x-rays) is a diagnostic test that is routinely used to provide information regarding a  bones, gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, intestines), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, genitourinary system (bladder, prostate, uterus), teeth, and various abdominal organs (liver, kidneys, spleen). It is often used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools such as bloodwork and ultrasound to help identify the possible cause of your pet’s illness.

Images are immediately available for viewing by our veterinarians so that we can more quickly diagnose and treat your pet.

 

Health Care for Companion Animals

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Our Oakville-based veterinary team is proud to offer comprehensive health care for dogs, cat, rabbits, ferrets, rodents, pocket pets, and birds in a compassionate, caring, and understanding environment.

 

Surgery-Orthopedics

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Orthopedic surgery may be necessary for a variety of reasons, including fracture repair, cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture repair, degenerative conditions (e.g. hip/elbow dysplasia), infections and tumours. 

Our most common orthopedic surgery involves tearing or rupture of the CCL of the knee, a very common soft tissue injury in large breed dogs.  There are many procedures available for CCL repair, including tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) and lateral fabella technique.  Based on the size and conformation of your pet, we will recommend the most appropriate procedure. These surgeries are routinely performed by Dr. Warren at our hospital. 

Dr. Warren has undergone extensive continuing education to be able to perform an array of orthopedic procedures including luxating patella repair, fracture repair and femoral head ostectomy. All our patients are monitored by an experienced veterinary technician and advanced equipment tracking their vital signs (including heart rate, respiratory rate, ECG and blood pressure) while under anesthesia 

 

Surgery-Soft Tissue

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Soft tissue surgery includes surgeries not associated with bone. Our doctors are experienced surgeons and perform an array of soft tissue surgeries including:

  • Mass removals and biopsies
  • Cystotomy (i.e. surgery to remove bladder stones) 
  • Gastrointestinal foreign body (i.e. surgery or endoscopy to remove an ingested object that has blocked a pet’s digestive tract)
  • Laceration / Wound repair 
  • Brachycephalic airway surgery (i.e. surgery to allow certain breeds to breathe more easily)

The most common soft tissue surgery performed at our clinic is the removal of masses or ‘lumps’ on animals. Most of these masses or ‘lumps’, once removed and tested, are benign (non-harmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a ‘lump’ is necessary to improve the outcome in your pet if the mass is cancerous. Lacerations are also common in pets and suturing will reduce the chance of infection, improve healing time and reduce scarring. Brachycephalic dogs are breeds of dog whose skull bones are shortened, which gives their nose a “pushed in” appearance. Examples of these breeds include Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pekingese, Chinese Pugs and Boxers. Brachycephalic airway syndrome refers to a set of upper airway abnormalities (narrow nostrils, long soft palate, everted laryngeal saccules and a small diameter trachea) that affect brachycephalic dogs and can make it more difficult for them to breathe. Surgery to resolve these airway abnormalities can improve our patient’s quality of life by allowing them to breathe more easily. All our patients are monitored by an experienced veterinary technician and advanced equipment tracking their vital signs (including heart rate, respiratory rate, ECG and blood pressure) while under anesthesia 

Laser Therapy-Class IV

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The Class IV CUTTING EDGE Laser has been a wonderful addition to our professional services. Pets are a part of your family and we want them to have the best quality of life – laser therapy can help us achieve that goal. Laser therapy is convenient and does not require the use of sedation or restraint. It can be combined with other medications and can be part of a tailored multimodal approach to therapy. Patients with any of the following conditions have benefited from this therapy:

  • Arthritis
  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Tendonitis and Soft Tissue Inflammation
  • Back Injuries
  • IVDD and Neurogenic pain
  • Gingivostomatitis
  • Post operative Orthopedics
  • Wound Healing
  • Others

Most pets feel better in 12 to 24 hours after treatment. Pets with chronic conditions have schedules customized and the patient may have therapy weekly or twice per month as needed. We will make every effort to provide a number of testimonials before the year end. In the meantime, do not hesitate to talk to us.

Ultrasonography

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Ultrasonography, or ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique often used in conjunction with radiography. Ultrasonography allows imaging and visualization of the body’s organs and deeper structures. It can be very useful in the evaluation of the heart, kidneys, liver and gallbladder, and urinary bladder. It is often used to confirm and monitor pregnancy in dogs can cats.

An ultrasound may be performed while the animal is awake, although occasionally mild sedation is required in order for the patient to be relaxed. A transducer (a small hand held tool) is moved across the skin surface of the body, emitting sounds waves which are directed into the body. The sound waves bounce off the various organs at different wavelengths depending on the density of the tissues and the amount of fluid present within them. The waves are reflected back through the transducer to produce an image on a viewing monitor.

Ultrasonography is a painless procedure with no known side effects and we commonly use it at our hospital as a very useful, non-invasive diagnostic tool.

Puppy Wellness

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The first year of your puppy’s life is an important one! Providing the building blocks for optimal health and a strong immune system will give your new pet everything he or she needs to help live a long, healthy life with your family. Our comprehensive wellness program includes:

  • a vaccination program individually tailored to fit your puppy or kitten’s lifestyle and requirements
  • fecal examinations to check for the presence of gastrointestinal parasites
  • deworming and parasite prevention
  • nutritional consultation to find the proper diet
  • discussion on the merits of pet insurance
  • spaying or neutering

Kitten Wellness

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The first year of your kittens life is an important one! Providing the building blocks for optimal health and a strong immune system will give your new pet everything he or she needs to help live a long, healthy life with your family. Our comprehensive wellness program includes:

  • a vaccination program individually tailored to fit your puppy or kitten’s lifestyle and requirements
  • fecal examinations to check for the presence of gastrointestinal parasites
  • deworming and parasite prevention
  • nutritional consultation to find the proper diet
  • discussion on the merits of pet insurance
  • spaying or neutering

Dentistry

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Dental disease is the most commonly diagnosed disease in our pets, with 85% of dogs and cats over the age of 3 suffering from some degree of periodontal or oral disease. Common signs of dental problems include halitosis (bad breath), gingivitis (red, irritated gums), tartar and plaque buildup, changes in eating and chewing habits, pawing at the face, and generalized depression or lethargy.

Untreated dental problems have the ability to affect not only the teeth themselves, but also the overall health of your pet. Bacteria, food debris and tartar and plaque accumulation can lead to the deterioration of the gingiva (gums) and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay leads to irreversible periodontal disease, and, if left unchecked, may result in tooth loss. Bacteria in the mouth can also easily enter the blood stream, and serious kidney, liver and heart problems may occur as a result.

At your pet’s annual health and wellness examination, we will thoroughly examine his/her teeth, and make recommendations on any treatments, or preventative measures that are necessary.  Home care including brushing, dental chews, dental food, or water additives may be recommended if minimal plaque and tartar is present. During the more moderate to severe periodontal disease, we may recommend a thorough dental cleaning to remove all tarter and plaque both above and below the gum line, and well as periodontal probing to evaluate various problems. Our hospital offers complete dental care including digital dental radiography and surgical tooth extraction. These procedures are done under general anesthetic for both the safety and comfort of your pet, as well as to ensure a thorough job is done.

If you are unsure of the current dental health of your pet, or you are concerned there may be an issue, we are pleased to offer our clients a complimentary dental assessment.

Endoscopy

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Endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure in which a long tube with a small camera attached is inserted into the body in order to visualize the internal surface of the organs. Although endoscopy must be performed under general anesthetic, it is a non-surgical tool, and there are no incisions required. Endoscopy allows visualization of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. It can be useful for gross examination, biopsies, bacterial and fungal cultures, and may even help retrieve foreign objects that have been ingested.

We are very happy to be able to offer diagnostic endoscopy at our veterinary hospital.