These are some of the veterinary services the Marina Pet Hospital offers. If you would like to discuss how these or other services might help your pet, please give us a call.
General Pet Exams Most of our office visits are prompted by an owner who notices something is not right with their pet's health. Our goal is to identify what the problem is and how to get your pet over the problem. We have extensive diagnostic tools and experience. We also strive to give all the treatment options that are avaiable keeping in mind that the owner's finances are a factor in choosing the path to a solution.
Emergency Care If you feel that your pet has an emergency, don't delay care. Prompt veterinary care gives your pet the best chance of successful recovery. Appointments are not necessary for patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Call us in advance, if possble, so that we may better prepare to help your animal. If a 24 hour facility will be required for your pet, we will direct to a location which can provide that support.
Surgery Often a health problem with a pet requires surgery for a suceesful recovery. We have the facilities and doctors (either on our staff or available to call on) to give your pet the surgical care it needs. From the more routine (minor mass removal and wound repair) to the more complicated (cancer surgery, foreign body removal, joint surgery etc...) we can let you know what the surgical options are to help your pet regain its health.
Vaccinations Unless properly vaccinated, your pet is at risk of contracting one of several, possibly fatal, infectious diseases. Vaccinations early in life can prevent some of the most important and common of these diseases. Additionally, routinely vaccinating your pet can keep up their immunity and is almost always cheaper than paying for treating a sick pet later. Properly maintaining your pet's immunity through vaccines will also help keep everyone's pets healthy by reducing virus transmission in the general pet population.
Micro Chipping A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is implanted between the pet's shoulder blades under the skin with a needle and special syringe. Little to no pain is experienced - most animals do not seem to even feel it being implanted. Once in place, the microchip can be detected with a handheld device that reads the chip. This chip means your pet has a much greater chance of being traced back to you if it is lost.
Dental Care Bad breath and stained teeth are unappealing, but many pet owners aren’t aware that poor dental condition may be a symptom of serious disease. By regularly providing dental care for your pet, you are paying attetion to an important factor in their overall health while at the same time making them a more comforable companion for you and your family.
Radiology Radiology (X-Ray) is a frequently used diagnostic tool which provides our veterinarians with a view of the internal body systems and the skeletal system. We have x-ray on site at the hospital. This allow us to more quickly determine what is causing the animal's problem and what the best course of treatment is.
Laboratory Services Because your pet can not describe symptoms to let us know what might be wrong, we often recommend blood tests to give us the answers we need. We have laboratory tests available at the hospital. We also send some tests to outside laboratories. These tests can often be the most cost effective way to detect the exact cause of your pet's difficultes.