• BIRDS, REPTILES AND POCKET PETS
Veterinary medicine for exotic pets is growing as the popularity of these animals increases. With better public education in health, nutritional and environmental management, all species have a greater chance for living longer and healthier lives. We have a staff veterinarian who possesses experience in the care and treatment of exotic species.
• DENTAL CARE
Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet’s teeth. Over 80% of animals over the age of three have dental disease. We use modern and safe ultrasound to clean each tooth thoroughly – above and below the gum line. Doctors and technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. We have high tech dental radiography and perform advanced oral surgery such as bone grafts, enamel sealants and composite restoration.
• EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE
In any emergency, seconds count. Emergency care is available during the regular business day as well as after hours. Our experienced staff is equipped to administer the ABCs of basic life support â€“ Airway, Breathing, Circulation/Cardiac compressions. In addition, we use the services of a local, fully-staffed emergency center and our veterinarians are available to travel to your farm for large animals.
• GENERAL SURGERY
We offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology. All patients are carefully screened preoperatively, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Surgical services and facilities include: an independent surgery suite with a state-of-the-art CO2 laser; fully trained veterinary and technical staff to ensure the safest, most efficient, updated procedures for your pet; heated surgery tables for greater comfort; advanced sterilization techniques; ECG and oxygen saturation monitors; intensive after surgery care and pain management.
• ENDOSCOPY AND OTOSCOPY
South County Animal Hospital is equipped with both flexible and rigid endoscopes as well as a video otoscope. High-tech fiber optics permits direct visual examination and biopsies of a variety of your pet’s anatomy. This is a less invasive procedure and allows for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of oral, esophageal, stomach, colon and even upper intestinal tract disease. Many foreign objects can also be removed without the need for surgery. Our video otoscope can show us if your pet’s ear drum is ruptured and allows us to irrigate & suction both the outer & inner ear.
• LASER SURGERY
Lasers are a superior alternative to traditional surgery. Lasers replace scalpels in many procedures, and are useful for a wide range of conditions such as soft palate resections, cyst, tumor, and wart removal, and are used exclusively at South County Animal Hospital in declawing. Laser procedures result in less pain, less bleeding and less swelling. They reduce risk of infection and result in fewer post-operative complications.
This non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs, primarily the heart and abdominal organs. Pregnancy exams are also available.
Radiology â€“ or X-rays â€“ help our veterinarians evaluate muscular/skeletal, cardiovascular(cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. At South County Animal Hospital, we offer the latest in veterinary radiology techniques.
Pets are like our children â€“ we feed, nurture and lavish attention on them. Our highly qualified staff do the same when you can’t be there. We provide tender loving care. Call us today for boarding of your loving family member.
Treat your pet to a spa day! Our staff groomer, Tracy King, has over 11 years of experience so you can be sure your pet will feel fresh and revitalized and look great. We also offer medicated baths contain soothing agents that help stop itching. Services also include nail trim, ear cleaning and anal gland expression. When fleas and/or ticks are present on your pet we apply safe and effective treatments.
• HOUSE CALLS
Our mobile health unit can come to you if you are unable to bring your larger animal to the clinic. We are fully equipped to perform minor surgeries in the field as well as a variety of medical procedures.
• IMMUNIZATION AND WELLNESS CARE
We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. Our wellness programs are specifically tailored to your pet and include: comprehensive physical exam; internal parasite testing; heartworm and flea control; vaccination packages designed around your pet’s individual needs; spay and neuter protocol; and specialized blood monitoring for all life stages. We also offer microchipping important for a safe return in the event your pet is lost.
• PAIN MANAGEMENT
Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people. We understand that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care. South County Animal Hospital offers pre-, intra- and post-operative as well as chronic pain management.
• HOSPICE/EUTHANASIA SERVICES
Saying goodbye to a long-time friend is painful. We work with clients to ensure their pet’s comfort and dignity. Services include custom-made caskets, cremation and burial.
• LARGE ANIMAL FACILITIES
South County Animal Hospital is equipped to provide medical and surgical care for a variety of large animals, including (but not limited to) horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, or whatever else you can come up with! Our impressive hydrolic tilt chute can tame even the toughest customer.
• EAR CROPPING
SCAH is proud to offer both basic ear cropping and implanted ear cropping. We offer services for all breeds who normally receive ear crops. The implants are a new technology that can be used for initial cropping or for repair of a ear that has failed to stand. We commonly use the implants in Great Danes and Dobermans, but again can be used in ant failed crop.