Compassionate care for your four-legged family members.
At Valley Veterinary Clinic, we take the health care of your companions seriously. We adhere to our standard of care to ensure each and every patient is treated with respect and to the best of our ability. Learn more about our services and standards of care below!
- Our goal is to provide high quality, complete veterinary care personalized to fit the needs of your animal based on lifestyle and risk factors.
- Patients in the hospital will have blankets, towels, and comfortable accommodations.
- Surgical patients will recover in a quiet, clean, and spacious cage for their protection.
- A technician will be with every animal through anesthetic recovery and until they’re awake. Aftercare will be attentive and timely.
- Only a qualified, licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine will perform surgery.
- Surgical instruments are never “shared” between patients. A fresh, sterilized pack of instruments is used for every patient.
- Surgery takes place in a separate, enclosed operating suite.
- New sterile individual sutures are always used.
- Surgeons and technicians are dressed in appropriate surgical attire.
- Qualified, trained veterinary technicians are present with all animals from the beginning until “wake-up” during surgical procedures.
- Every patient will receive appropriate pre-anesthetic laboratory work and gas anesthesia based on the specific surgical need. This requirement is not optional.
- Every animal will be monitored during surgery for blood pressure, cardiac function (EKG), oxygen saturation, thermal regulation, fluid rate, and anesthesia levels by a trained veterinary technician.
- All animals in our care will get the best possible pain management, which includes pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative selections. The choice of medication will be based on the procedures, duration, and the doctor’s recommendation. We use a combination of epidurals, local nerve blocks anesthetics, anti-inflammatory, and osteoarthritis prescriptions. Patients also receive Class IV Therapeutic Laser treatments for pain management and to assist with healing.
In addition to the standards of care listed above, all dental procedures require:
- Full-mouth dental x-rays. This requirement is not optional.
From the first visit and throughout their entire life, we’ll be there to provide the absolute best care for your pet. Our pet preventive health care measures can maximize the fullness of that life both in terms of what your pet can do and for how long.
These visits include:
- Annual physical exams: Many of our younger patients have annual exams, but for aging pets or those who have medical conditions, we recommend exams every six months.
- Vaccinations: While dogs and cats have some of the same vaccinations like rabies and distemper, they also have different vaccination needs based on the diseases that can affect their species. Our veterinarians will work with you to set up a comprehensive vaccination schedule to protect your pet.
- Dental exams: Just like humans, pets need to have regular dental care both at home and at the veterinary office. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease.
- Parasite prevention: We will work with you to set up the best tick preventive plan for your pets.
Did you know that poor oral health can lead to infections that can spread through the bloodstream to affect major organs such as your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart?
Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath; loose, broken, or missing teeth; yellow or brown teeth; red, inflamed, or bleeding gums; difficulty or pain when chewing; pawing at the mouth; and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help.
We are proud that we have the most up-to-date equipment to treat dental disease, including digital dental X-rays. This allows us to detect if there is any disease beneath the gum line that we would not be able to see otherwise. We are often able to see undetected abscesses, broken teeth, resorbed roots, retained roots, and more thanks to dental radiographs.
Valley Veterinary Clinic is able to process a wide array of diagnostic laboratory tests with our in-house laboratory.
Our tests include things like:
- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- Fecal tests
- Parasite tests
- Digital X-rays
- …and more!
Therapeutic Laser Treatment
Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that is used to promote tissue repair and to relieve pain and inflammation. The therapeutic or cold laser emits low-level light that penetrates tissues and produces biochemical reactions within the cells. These reactions promote cell regeneration and healing and can decrease inflammation and pain. Laser therapy is used for a variety of conditions, including post-operative pain management and healing; chronic wounds; traumatic injuries; sprains and strains; arthritis; and others.
Our team is highly skilled and experienced in performing a wide variety of pet surgeries using modern techniques and cutting edge equipment, always adhering to the strictest standards of safety and care. We provide surgical options in a clean and safe environment. Most importantly, our veterinary team can closely track each animal’s vital condition before, during, and after surgery. Your pet is in safe hands at Valley Veterinary Clinic!
There have been many advancements in digital X-ray technology, and we can now manipulate the digital images that we take. This allows us to diagnose issues that may not be seen on a traditional X-ray.
Pharmacy and Pain Management
With our fully-stocked pharmacy, you won’t have to go far to find all of your pet’s medications. Our team will work with you to create pain management plans tailored specifically to your pet and supply all supplements and medications right from our pharmacy.