Offering Specialty Medicine
Specialists are veterinarians with advanced training and experience in a specific field of medicine. Similar to your primary veterinarian, specialists begin their training with 4 years of undergraduate study followed by 4 years of veterinary school. In addition, specialists are required to complete competitive and intense residency programs typically requiring 3-5 years of additional training in their field. Specialists receive national board certification by fulfilling clinical training, research, scientific publications, and extensive examination requirements.
The Specialists at PetCare offer progressive and highly effective specialty care for your pet. Compassion and dedication matched with experience and state of the art diagnostic capability will provide you peace of mind if your pet ever needs a specialist consultation. PetCare has specialists in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Oncology.
Exceptional care requires advanced diagnostics including quick access to radiography, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT) scanning. Our doctors are able to obtain clear, detailed X-ray images using the most advanced digital radiography system available. Digital radiography uses less radiation than traditional systems and provides the highest quality images that may then be transmitted electronically or by disc to other doctors or hospitals.
Ultrasound allows us to safely and rapidly view organs using penetrative sound waves. As a complement to X-rays, ultrasound allows our doctors to visualize the body three dimensionally. Among other things, ultrasound allows a beating heart to be measured and photographed, a small mass in the spleen to be identified, or a pregnancy to be accurately evaluated.
In 2008, PetCare introduced computed tomography (CT) to our imaging center, taking patient diagnostics and care to the next level. The CT scan allows doctors to investigate parts of the body that are difficult to evaluate with X-rays or ultrasound. A scan of the brain, chest, or abdomen can provide critical information when more detail is necessary.
PetCare has an on-site helical computed tomography (CT or CAT) scanner to provide state-of-the-art, non-invasive diagnostic capability. CT scans can provide essential information to help diagnose many illnesses ranging from cancers to liver shunts to traumatic injuries, as well as help with determining patient prognosis and surgical planning.
The addition of a CT scanner augments PetCareís other imaging capabilities of digital radiography, digital dental radiography, ultrasound, and echocardiography.