The staff at Animal Medical Clinic has state of the art diagnostic capabilities at its disposal. These include a tonopen for measuring intraocular (internal eye) pressure, a Doppler blood pressure unit, computerized ECG machine, an ultrasound machine, in-house serology, chemistry, and Complete Blood Count (CBC) machines. In addition, we use outside laboratories and work closely with board certified veterinary specialists such as an endocrinologist, cardiologist, dermatologist, and internist/oncologist. Our goal is to correctly diagnose a problem in order to provide proper treatment.
We offer the most current anesthesia protocols available for pets, including the use of isoflurane and sevoflurane gas anesthesias and a variety of injectible anesthetics. We routinely perform all general surgeries including spays, neuters, declaws, soft tissue surgeries (thyroidectomies, tumor removals, organ biopsies, c-sections), and orthopedic surgery.
We have state of the art digital x-ray equipment. X-Rays are taken and processed for view in 4 seconds. If necessary, the images can easily be sent via the internet for review by a board certified radiologist.
You can also view your pets x-ray’s (48 hours after taken), once they are archived by going to a website and entering your unique x-ray identification number.
A healthy mouth is essential to the overall health of your pet. We use an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque from teeth and have high and low speed compressed air dental drill units. We are equipped to do extractions as well as fillings and root canals.
The use of ultrasonography in veterinary medicine offers an alternative to invasive diagnostic procedures. We offer abdominal ultrasounds to determine pregnancy and to look for disease and tumors in the abdomen. It also gives us the capability to perform needle biopsies, usually without the risk of anesthesia. We also perform cardiac (heart) ultrasounds to diagnose cardiomyopathy and other heart conditions in dogs and cats.
Ultrasound images can easily be sent via the internet for review by board certified Radiologists or Cardiologists.
Our canine and feline patients are accommodated in climate controlled areas. Dogs are walked and exercised twice daily in a fenced area. Unless you elect to feed your own food, all dogs are fed Science Diet Maintenance.
Accommodations for cats are in a separate area from the dogs. Cats are fed and cleaned at least twice daily. Special diets and needed medications are administered as necessary.
Preventative Health Care
We strongly recommend yearly check-ups to keep your pet healthy and detect problems early. Early diagnosis allows a better chance of successful treatment.
Vaccinations are by far one of the most cost-effective medical treatments available and can save your pet from unnecessary suffering or premature death, and can help save you from big veterinary bills.
For dogs we recommend vaccinating for distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, bordetella (kennel cough) and leptospirosis. For dogs that are exposed to ticks, Lyme vaccine is available. Mature dogs can receive a 3 year Distemper, Hepatitus and Parvovirus. Rabies is required by law to be administered yearly,
For our cats we suggest vaccination for Feline Distemper and Respiratory complex (feline viral rhinotracheitis, and feline calicivirus), as well as Feline Leukemia Virus. Under new Arkansas law your pet can receive a 3 year Rabies vaccine after the age of 1. Ask one of our veterinarian if your pet qualifies.
Through the use of progesterone timing to predict the period of peak fertility in dogs, we can advise clients on optimum timing for breeding activities. We also offer artificial and surgical insemination services.
In 2008, we performed over 90 surgical implants on English Bulldogs, English Mastiffs, and other difficult to breed pets.
Timed C-sections are done routinely on Bulldogs and Mastiffs. This keeps you from staying up all night long waiting for your bitch to deliver at 3:30 in the morning.