Our Services

Some of our services include: X-Rays, Dental Procedures, Therapeutic Laser, etc.

Cryosurgery

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Cryosurgery is surgery using the local application of intense cold to destroy unwanted tissue. It is helpful for removing small lumps or skin tags.
If you have any questions about cryosurgery or want to know if your pets lump is able to be removed by this method, please contact the clinic for a consultation. 

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Lab Work

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We are able to evaluate both blood and urine in the clinic in a short period of time. Our Veterinary Technicians use our in house lab machines to run a blood sample in a matter of minutes.
This is a very valuable resource for our sick patients, as we can often start treatments as early as that same day, which can make a big difference in the outcome of treatment.

If we need to run a larger, more in depth blood or urine panel we send the results out to the Idexx Laboratories and usually have results anywhere from 24 hours to a few days depending on what kind of test is submitted.

Idexx Laboratories are also able to provide fungal testing, fecal testing, as well as testing on biopsies and masses, etc.

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Laser Therapy

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What is laser therapy?
Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, noninvasive treatment to reduce pain and inflammation and speed healing.

Our class IV deep tissue laser therapy uses a beam of light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it.

For more information about our laser therapy please visit the Companion therapy laser website.

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Wellness and Prevention Yearly Plans

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Yearly Wellness Packages:

Veterinary medicine isn’t all about treating sick animals; it’s about keeping animals well.  Our goal is to prevent diseases, through vaccinations, parasite control, spaying and neutering, and other interventional treatments, but also to promote wellness with regular comprehensive physical examinations, lifestyle assessments, nutritional counselling, and risk management.  We will tailor a wellness plan to suit your pet’s individual needs based on their age, sex, breed, lifestyle, and environment.

King Hopkins Pet Hospital now has annual wellness packages. You pay one yearly fee for a package of treatments recommended for your pet, which gets you an over all discount on those services as well as additional discounts on other services and supplies.

 

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Nutrition

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What your pet eats is probably the most important choice you can make to affect their health on a daily basis.  Our veterinary team has extensive training in the science of nutrition, and can help you make the right choice for your pet. Does your pet have special dietary needs?  We have an array of therapeutic diets in both dry and wet form that are formulated to help manage different disease processes or life stages.

Check out our section on feline nutrition here.

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Parasite Prevention and Control

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Internal parasites can cause diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, flatulence, and poor hair coat.  They can also cause more serious problems, such as blindness, neurological problems, coughing, asthma, heart attack and death.
Our pets can get intestinal parasites from ingesting the eggs or larvae directly, through grooming themselves or each other, from their mothers via the placenta or the milk, or indirectly, by ingesting a secondary host such as a mouse or a flea.

Fleas can cause problems for pets ranging from minor to life-threatening. Not only can these parasites cause severe itching, irritation, and allergies, but they can also transmit tapeworms and diseases. Fleas can infest dogs, cats, ferrets, mice, and rats. And fleas don’t just stay on pets; they can bite people, too

It is very important to have your dogs blood tested yearly for heartworm in April. Then once tested negative, we can start your canine companion on heartworm prevention for the remainder of mosquito season.

Ticks are becoming a much bigger threat every year. Ticks become active even in the middle of winter if it is warm enough. It only has to reach 4 degrees for ticks to venture out and look for a host to feed from. With Lyme disease becoming a scary threat for people and animals, it is very important to have your dog on year round tick prevention.

Cats, humans and dogs should also be monitored for ticks and have them removed promptly to avoid spread of disease. 

Some parasites are a risk to other species, including humans.  And, while dogs and outdoor cats are at a greater risk, indoor cats can still become infected.  For more information on parasites, please contact the clinic. One of our veterinary technicians or doctors can answer any questions you may have.

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Anesthesia and Sedation

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We understand that you may be worried about your pet undergoing a procedure that requires anesthesia or sedation.  Let us help you worry a little less.  While it is impossible to completely remove all risk from an anesthetic procedure, trust that we take every precaution to  minimize that risk and make your pet’s experience less scary, less stressful, and less painful. Please feel free to share any questions or concerns you may have regarding your animals procedure.  We are here to help.

  • Your pet’s comfort and safety are our primary concerns.  We focus on one patient at a time, ensuring that your pet receives 100% of our attention.
  • We evaluate a basic preanesthetic blood screen on your pet before any anesthetic procedure.  We want to know that they are healthy inside and out before we administer anesthetic medications.
  • Your pet will receive supplementary HEAT therapy during and after surgery and anesthesia.   Anesthesia reduces the body’s ability to regulate temperature, and animals can become VERY cold VERY fast.  A cold pet has an increased risk of anesthesia complications, and has an increased perception of pain.  By providing constant warmth, your pet will be more stable during anesthesia, recover more quickly, and experience less pain.
  • Multimodal PAIN control describes the simultaneous use of different pain medications that work on different parts of the body at the same time, in order to minimize pain perception and also minimize the dose of drugs needed (ie, more effective and safer).  Techniques used may include local blocks (freezing), injectable opiods, injectable anti-inflammatories, transdermal patches, transdermal creams, and oral medications.  Our doctors and staff are highly skilled at anticipating and interpreting pain, and will tailor the pain protocol to each patient based on his/her needs.
  • BALANCED anesthesia is another medical phrase that refers to the use of more than one anesthetic drug in a single patient in order to maximize the effect while minimizing the risk.  Each patient’s anesthetic needs are evaluated, and a protocol is designed specifically for that patient.  Drug dosages are calculated according to the patient’s weight and the effect desired.
  • Intravenous FLUID therapy is essential for any anesthetic procedure.  Fluids provide essential hydration to patients, especially if they have been fasted and may be slightly dehydrated.  Fluids also support the cardiovascular system, by maintaining the blood pressure and circulation.  Intravenous catheters allow for painless administration of medication, and provide immediate IV access for giving drugs in an emergency.
  • We use the best MONITORING equipment as recommended by veterinary anesthesiologists.   However, no amount of expensive machines will help your cat without trained and experienced veterinary NURSING staff to properly set up, read, and interpret the machines and adjust the anesthesia accordingly.  We have at least one but usually two veterinary technicians working with the doctor at all times during any anesthetic procedure.
  • We are cat lovers, too.  We understand that you worry not just about your cat’s health, but also his/her well-being.  Each patient receives warm, clean blankets or towels, treated with Feliway or Adaptil prior to use.  Feliway and Adaptil are a natural pheromone (scent hormone) that has been shown by independent veterinary behaviouralists to reduce anxiety and fear in cats and dogs, and to promote a sense of comfort and ease.  We also use Feliway in our exam rooms prior to every appointment, and on all towels used for handling feline patients.  We also have bandannas avalable that we spray with Adaptil to help calm your dog during their visit. While it does not work perfectly in every patient, we have seen dramatic results in our hospital.
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Pain Management and Control

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We now know that animals experience pain in much the same way as people, but we also know that our pets are very good at hiding signs of pain.  We use our experience and training to identify the often hidden signs of pain, and apply our knowledge of pain medication and pain relief strategies to prevent and manage pain, both before and after surgery and in the event of an injury or infection. We can also ease pain caused by chronic disease, such as arthritis.

Dentistry and Dental X-Rays

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Imagine what your mouth would feel like if you never brushed your teeth or went to the dentist. For many dogs and cats, this is a painful reality. Dental (or periodontal) disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.

Common signs of dental disease include:

  • Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Changes in eating or chewing habits
  • Pawing at the face
  • Loose teeth
  • Depression

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Even if your pet doesn’t have these symptoms, we recommend that you have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year. Bacteria and food debris accumulate around the teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay can result in irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.

Dental disease can also affect other organs in the body: Bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause serious infections in the kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart. If these problems aren’t caught and treated quickly enough, they can result in death. A physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if infection in the mouth has spread.

We offer dental prophylaxis and extractions as well as digital dental radiography. (x-rays)

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Schedule your pet’s FREE dental exam today! We can also show you how to brush your their teeth and recommend foods and treats that will help combat plaque, tartar, and gingivitis.

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Spaying and Neutering

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Spaying:

Spaying your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your animal live a longer, healthier life. Spaying will not change your pet’s personality.

By spaying your female pet, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the pacing and crying that happens with female cats and dogs as well as the bloody discharge from female dogs.

Spaying, which involves removing the ovaries and uterus, is a surgical procedure and must be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Sedation for more information on what we do to keep your cat safe.

 

Neutering:

Neutering your cat has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents male animals from reproducing, can help your pet live a longer, healthier life. Neutering will not change your pet’s personality.

By neutering your pet, you’re reducing or eliminating his risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases like FIV in cats. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behavior, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying.

Neutering, which involves removing the testicles, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the animal under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Sedation for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.


To set up an appointment to have your pet spayed or neutered or to learn more about this procedure, call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay or neuter your pet, please call us so we can discuss your concerns.

Starting September 18th

We will be open 24 hours from Monday to Thursday.
We will close at midnight on Friday until we open back up at 9:00 am on Sunday.

To accommodate your busy schedules, we will now be available even if you just want a late appointment, or need to come by late to pick up supplies.