Pet Services

We offer the following services:

  • Wellness appointments - individualized care based on your pet's life style
  • Treatment for acute and chronic illness
  • Emergency (both medical and surgical emergencies are available during business hours)
  • Radiology
  • Dentistry
  • Boarding
  • Grooming, nail trims, anal gland expression
  • USDA Licensed to issue health certificates for interstate and international travel
  • Microchip implants
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Application of Soft Paws (rubber caps for cat's nails)

Preventive Medicine

AVMA Guidelines for Feline Preventative Healthcare
Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare Feline Guidelines

AVMA Guidelines for Canine Preventative Healthcare
Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare Canine Guidelines

Surgery

At Good Friends Animal Hospital, we take even the most routine surgeries very seriously. Although the surgery itself may be routine, the need for pre-anesthetic bloodwork to reduce complications associated with conditions that may alter your pet's ability to safely undergo anesthesia and excellent intra-operative monitoring should not be overlooked. Our hospital has the latest multi-parameter monitor (Cardell Touch) currently available on the market. This allows a dedicated anesthesia technician to constantly monitor heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, EKG, oxygen saturation levels and rectal temperature. Additionally, all patients undergoing general anesthesia have an IV catheter placed and receive fluids throughout the procedure. The fluids help your pet to metabolize the anesthesia and rates can be adjusted as needed based on the blood pressure. Additionally, the IV catheter gives us access in the event that the patient would develop complications and require injectable medications to increase the heart rate etc. Our patients also receive active warming with a circulating water blanket to help regulate their body temperature during anesthesia. The following surgeries are performed at the hospital:
  • Routine spay and neuter
  • Declaw
  • Gastrotomy/Enterotomy to remove GI foreign bodies (things your pet ate that got stuck!)
  • Preventative gastropexy (securing stomach to body wall to prevent bloat in predisposed breeds – like Great Danes)
  • Emergency surgeries, (GDV/Bloat, Splenectomy (removal of spleen due to disease or bleeding), laceration repair, C-section)
  • Cystotomy (removal of bladder stones)
  • Mass removal (tumors)
  • Enucleation (removal of diseased eyes)

Dr. Norrell preforms a Cystotomy procedure



Our New multi-modal monitor and circulating water blanket

Dental Care

Pets have teeth too!, and a healthy mouth creates a healthy pet. Dental tartar, gingivitis, infections and disease can cause a variety of health problems. Bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream easily and travel to the heart, kidneys and other organs causing damage. Chronic low-grade infections tax your pet's immune system. Dental problems can also cause pain. Your pet's mouth, teeth and gums should be examined at every check up. An annual cleaning is recommended, as well as brushing your pet's teeth at home or using specific dental products between cleanings. We have invested time and resources to educate our staff and acquire the necessary equipment that allows us to offer comprehensive dental care including:

  • Dental exams & cleaning
  • Dental x-rays
  • Tooth extraction
  • Oral surgery




Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests

An in-house laboratory is invaluable for getting quick answers to medical questions. Analyzing urine, blood or other samples allows us to accurately diagnose and treat many conditions within minutes. Laboratory capability is critical to the all-around health of your pet. Normal results are important, as they give us a benchmark against which to measure changes later on. Regular testing allows us to detect diseases at early stages when we have a better chance to treat them. In accordance with the American Animal Hospital Association guidelines, Good Friends Animal Hospital recommends annual blood and urine tests for all dogs and cats over the age of seven. In addition to a comprehensive in house laboratory, we also have accounts with laboratories across the country that allows us to perform diagnostic tests normally only available at specialty hospitals. Having this option in combination with a board certified internal medicine consultant allows us to treat more complex cases than traditionally seen in general practice. Below is a comprehensive list of tests that can be performed at our hospital. More detailed information about a particular disease or test is available by clicking here.

Questions?
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