Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:
Our hospital is equipped to provide in-patient diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.
Our state-of-the-art surgical suite and experienced surgeons allow us to provides
a wide variety of soft tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures.
Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety,
especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.
Radiology Services: Our on-site modern X-ray equipment provides high quality digital radiographs (x-ray films) to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. Digital radiography is faster and more environmentally friendly. Digital films also allow us to email x-ray studies to veterinary specialists--often getting results from board certified radiologists within 24 hours. We have also invested in a high quality ultrasound unit. Our doctors have been taking specialized trainining and are becoming more proficient with its use. We hope to continue to improve our sonographic skills as ultrasound can be a very valuable diagnostic tool for our patients.
Electrocardiography Services: We provide ECG services on-site as well as fax or email consultations with cardiology specialists.
Dentistry: Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions, and minor oral surgery. We have digital oral radiography and utilize this service on every pet that comes in for a dental cleaning. This tool is critical for our veterinarians to catch tooth decay that can't been seen with the naked eye.
Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Permanent Pet Identification- Microchip ID Implants: We offer microchip identification implants using Home Again Microchips. A Home Again Implant helps ensure your pet will return home safely if lost and turned in to a shelter. Nearly all municipal shelters use microchip scanners to determine if lost pets have been microchipped. Microchips serve as a permanent form of ID that can help protect your pet in the event they are lost or stolen. Microchips can be implanted in most pets any time after 8 weeks of age without anesthetic, but we commonly insert the microchips while pets are sedated for routine spays and neuters.
Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, medicated shampoos, as well as parasite control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your traveling pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets for specific dietary needs like food allergies, renal (kidney) disease, and hepatic (liver) disease conditions.
Flea Control Programs: Although fleas are not common in this region of Alaska, from time to time we see flea infestations in our local pet population. If you have flea problem we will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard, and on especially those on your pet.
Dietary Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.
Behavioral Counseling: We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.
Emergency Care: Please call our main telephone number (262-4581) for instructions on how to contact the on-call doctor for after-hour emergencies.