Veterinarian Medical Services

The examination room is where we become acquainted with you and your pet. We thoroughly evaluate your pet's overall health condition by checking it from head to tail. If your pet does need medical attention, we fully explain what we do, how we do it, and what the best method of treatment would be. Should your pet need to be hospitalized we offer state of the art laboratory facilities and diagnostic tools. We'll be happy to answer any questions concerning your pet and our hospital. A few of our services include:

 

 

 

 

Pet Wellness Exams

pet wellness exam

Prevention is the key when it concerns your pet's health. Our veterinarians recommend that your pet receives a physical exam at least once a year, and more frequently as your pet ages. Regular physical exams are just as important for your pet as they are for you. Exams give a complete picture of your pet's health and are useful in detecting diseases and other health problems in the early stages - before they become more difficult, and expensive, to treat.

We listen to your pet's heart and lungs, evaluate his or her vision, check for unusual lumps, look inside his/her ears, look at your pet's teeth and oral cavity and check your pet's joints for swelling or stiffness to complete the physical examination of your pet. We may also perform routine blood and urine tests as well as tests for internal or external parasites. During the exam, we also discuss home health care options for your pet. We are happy to answer any questions about any of your pet’s health needs

On Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm we conduct a vaccination clinic where you can stop by at your convenience for a quick shot. Discount vaccines are available. No appointment is necessary.

Avian & Exotics Medicine

Due to "prey" instincts and their stoic nature, many Avian and Exotic pets will never show signs of illness - until it is too late to treat. That is why it is important that you be proactive concerning the health of your pet. We treat all pets, from dogs and cats to birds, exotics and pocket pets. We recognize that all species deserve the highest-quality medical care available. Here is just a few of the types of exotics we treat:
  • Avian: Smaller Breeds
  • Rabbits
  • Ferrets
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Rats and Hamsters
  • Reptiles: Tortoise & Iguanas

Surgery

glendale pet surgery

Glendale Small Animal Hospital ensures that your pet will be under the best care in surgery, by our veterinary staff which has over 30 years of experience in the field.  To help insure a complete and speedy recovery, your pet recuperates under our constant and careful observation in our state of the art facility.

Dog & Cat Dentistry

Your pet needs good dental health care as much as you do. GSAH offers your pet complete dental health care.  If your pet has swollen gums, crooked or broken teeth or excessive tartar build-up, it could mean your pet has dental problems that need our attention. A regular examination of your pet's teeth and gums help prevent dental problems. Whether it's a simple teeth cleaning, correcting bad breath, whitening discolored teeth, caps for chipped teeth, or braces for show dogs, GSAH Dental Care facilities is ready to help.

K-Laser Therapy

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Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. It is a treatment that can help with:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Tendinopathies
  • Edema & Congestion
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Muscle Sprains
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Post-Traumatic Injury
  • Post-Surgical Pain
  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Burns
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Rehabilitation
  • Post-Orthopedic Surgical Recovery

Radiology

glendale pet xray

We now employ state of the art digital radiology that has the ability to capture and store x-rays in digital form.  The quality of the image enhances our ability to make accurate diagnoses.

Ultrasound services are also available through our in-house technology or through a mobile team when advanced diagnostic work is necessary.

 

Laboratory Services

vet lab

Because a sick pet cannot tell us what is wrong, we have an advanced in-house laboratory so that we can perform diagnostic tests, including fecal exams, pre- anesthetic panels, comprehensive panels and heartworm tests in less than an hour. Having quick lab results allows us to treat your pet more promptly and with more appropriate therapy.  In addition, we work with a nationwide veterinary reference laboratory that allows us to consult with specialists to assist us diagnosing more challenging cases.  

Pharmacy

glendale vet pharmacy

Both you and your pet benefit from our large, well-stocked pharmacy. We maintain an inventory of most veterinary pharmaceutical products so you don’t have to wait weeks for shipped medication. Our pharmacy is also stocked with the latest flea and tick treatments, heartworm preventatives, and a variety of prescription diets, all of which keep your pet in good health and prevent and control health problems. We offer the newest generation of antibiotics, where a single injection will last two weeks and you do not have to struggle giving your pet an unwanted daily medication.

In addition, we offer the latest Nutriceuticles for your pet’s pain and discomfort from arthritis. These supplements have no long-term side effects and are safe for long time use

Nutrition Counseling

Proper nutrition and exercise are essential to a pet's good health. Proper nutrients are necessary for every organ system in the body to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies and even excesses are a major problem in veterinary medicine.

Did you know...?

  • Over 60% of the pets over the age of 3 are overweight?
  • Maintaining a pet at his/her ideal body weight can improve life expectancy by up to 20%. That means a 10 year old fit dog could live an extra 2 years at the right weight.
  • Most skin problems have a nutritional component to them?
  • Pets can become hypersensitive (allergic) to feeds with too much waste product or additives?
  • Many gastrointestinal disturbances can be linked in inappropriate diet?
  • Nutritional issues are the number one cause of medical problems in captive birds and reptiles?

When we examine your pet, we will evaluate their nutritional status and make specific recommendations regarding proper nutrition for your pet. We have a variety of prescription diets for each life stage and medical condition for your pet. In addition, we stock Limited Antigen type diets for those pets with special dietary needs.

Behavior Counseling

Behavioral counseling services relieve the stress that behavior problems can cause you and your pet. Many times, behavior problems have a medical cause. Our behavioral counseling services help you recognize, validate, and categorize behavior problems in your pet. We work with you to develop a treatment plan to help alleviate your pet's behavioral problems.

Microchipping

microchip for pets

Every year, millions of pets go missing and many never return home. Microchipping your pet is a safe, easy way to prevent this tragedy. A microchip about the size and shape of a grain of rice is implanted under your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The microchip contains a unique number that corresponds to a national pet database that includes your pet's vital information. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country have special scanners that allow them to detect and read the microchip, leading to a fast, safe recovery for your pet. We use the ResQ and Home Again microchip systems which are iso-compatible internationally.

Mixed Breed Analysis

microchip for pets
The DNA test detects Chihuahua, Japanese Chin & Toy Fox Terrier in Riff.

Have you ever looked into your dog's eyes and wondered, "What kind of dog are you?" Now you can find out-scientifically. Using the wonders of DNA analysis, we take a blood sample from your dog and in return you will receive a book with photos and explanations of just exactly what breeds are part of your dog's heritage. Why is this important? The combination of breeds affect a dog's behavior and can go to better diagnosis of possible conditions to which certain breeds are prone. Obvious and not-so-obvious physical traits plus behaviors like digging, herding and barking all come from the various breeds in a dog’s family tree. Once an owner understands a dog’s natural tendencies, it makes it possible to create a tailored training, exercise and nutrition program to fit his one-of-a-kind needs.