Our ultrasound allows us to perform advanced imaging of the abdominal cavity as well as certain parts of the thoracic cavity. With this modality we can localize disease to a specific organ and sample them without the need for surgery. We work with a telecytology service to get rapid results on these samples (often within hours).
Each scan includes a board radiologist review that usually returns in 2 to 7 business days. Some of the conditions it can help diagnose include intracranial disease, nasal/sinus disease, spinal disease, and musculoskeletal disease. It can also provide advanced imaging of the abdomen and thorax.
Our endoscopy unit allows for minimally invasive evaluation of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts, trachea and mainstem bronchi, as well as the oropharynx and nasopharynx. The endoscope allows us to take biopsies or other samples without surgery. It can also allow us to remove certain foreign bodies again without surgery. Anesthesia is required.
The goal with hydrotherapy is to encourage appropriate ambulation in an environment that add resistance and decreases strain on weight bearing muscles. This is very beneficial in pre/post-op patients to prevent disuse atrophy and help support the other healthy limbs.
PulseVet technology uses high-energy sound waves generated by a sparkplug within fluid, which then transfers into the tissues of the body to stimulate and speed the body’s own healing process. These sound waves release higher energy and result in deeper penetration than an ultrasound or laser. The high-energy sound waves stimulate cells and release healing growth factors in the body that reduce inflammation and swelling, increase blood flow, and help bones form, heal tissue, and enhance wound healing.
Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that has been proposed to treat inflammatory conditions that affect ligaments, muscles, and tendons, such as osteoarthritis. It may also help with bone regeneration after a bone fracture.
Our ultrasound also allows us to perform advanced imaging of the heart directly, known as echocardiography. Using the ultrasound in this modality allows us to view not only the structure of the heart but also assess its function as well. This highly informative, non-invasive and safe diagnostic tool allows us to determine the source and severity of heart murmurs as well as other heart abnormalities and conditions.
MMP Surgical Cruciate Repair
The MMP, compared to the TPLO, works by redirecting the force generated by the large quadriceps muscles to compensate for the failed cruciate ligament. This is achieved by cutting free, and moving forward, the part of the tibia (the tibial tuberosity) attached to the quadriceps muscle. The bone cut is called an osteotomy and the osteotomy is stabilized using a modern orthopedic implant material called Orthofoam. The porous titanium Orthofoam promotes remarkably rapid bone ingrowth and healing and this is key to the reduced convalescence and minimal pain seen with MMP surgery. We are here to help make an informed decision to if your pet is a candidate for this surgery or is better suited for a TPLO or other cruciate repair surgery.
OUR REFERRAL SERVICE DOCTORS
Dr. Angela Woodward
Dr. Woodward’s interests include solving advanced medicine cases, performing non-routine surgeries and ultrasounds.
Dr. Joseph Greene
Chief of Staff
Dr. Greene has training in internal medicine and advanced diagnostic techniques such as abdominal ultrasound. He received this advanced training during his internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Robert Temple
Dr. Temple has a special interest in animal rehabilitation and is working
towards his certification in physical therapy.