- Preventive Medicine
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Geriatrics Medicine
- Reproductive Medicine
- Digital Radiology
- Laser Therapy
- CT Scans and MRI
- Stem Cell
- On-Site Pharmacy
- Pet Boarding
- Farm Call
- End of Life Care
Preventative Health Care
Preventive medicine is the single most important type of medicine that veterinarians practice. Our doctors evaluate your pet’s overall health through annual and bi-annual physical exams. Using technologies, such as digital radiographs, labworks, etc., we are able to assess your pet’s vital systems, create a baseline of health, and proactively catch any situations that may need attention.
These exams can be life-saving, and help to extend a pet’s life. Our basic preventive services include vaccinations, fecal tests, deworming, dental screening, and geriatric physicals. We believe that preventive care is the best way to keep your pets happy and healthy. For every 1 human year, it equates to 4-7 human years in a dog or cat’s life. This is why the motto at Pou Veterinary Group is “It is better to prevent than to cure”. Start your puppy or kitten’s life out the right way, from the very beginning.
We are equipped to provide an array of surgical procedures – from routine spaying & neutering, growth & tumor removals, C-sections, cherry-eye surgery, to more complex emergency care. Our state of the art surgical suite is equipped with the latest cardiopulmonary monitoring systems, echocardiograms & anesthesia machines. Throughout the patient’s stay, our team members stay by their side, ensuring that they are always comfortable and recovering well in a pain-free environment, with pain management.
Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery
Our highly-trained surgeons offer progressive, cutting-edge orthopedic treatments. Together, they have a culmination of over 40 years’ experience and their procedures range from minimally invasive arthroscopy to total joint replacement. Our surgeons and nursing team will walk you every step of the way should your pet need any form of surgery. We are here to answer each and every question you may have. The following are a few orthopedic procedures our surgeons perform:
- Total Pelvic Repair or Replacement
- Luxating Patella Repairs
- Ligament & Tendon Repairs
- Plate & Pin Settings
- Simple & Complex Fracture Repairs
- Spinal Fracture Repairs
- Bandaging & Cast Placements
Our soft-tissue surgeries include:
- Mass and Growth(Tumor) Removals
- Foreign Body (and anything Gastrointestinal)
- Tissue Grafts
- Hernia Repairs (umbilical, diaphragmatic, perianal, and inguinal)
- Kidney & Bladder (Stone Removal)
- Perineal Urethrostomy
Aside from these, we perform neurological surgeries as well, including, but not limited to, cervical disc procedures. We also perform spinal taps.
Through dental screenings, we are able to ascertain the overall oral health of your pet. Our doctors high level of training, give them the ability to peer into your pet’s mouth to check for pain, halitosis, drooling, dysphagia, asymmetry, tooth resorption and for discolored, fractured, mobile, missing or extra teeth. They also check for inflammation and bleeding, loss of gingiva and bone, as well as changes in the range of motion or pain in the temporomandibular joint.
Did you know that changes in body weight, eating habits, or other behaviors can indicate dental disease? This is why routine dentals for your pet are so important. Bacteria under the gum can enter the blood stream and travel to the heart, kidneys and liver, causing them to shut down. Dental disease is the leading cause of most systemic issues.
As per the AHAA guidelines, “dental care is necessary to provide optimum health and optimize quality of life”.
During your pet’s physical exam, our doctors check your pet’s coat for a wide array of dermatologic issues that range from ectoparasites (fleas and ticks) to fungal infections, such as ringworm. Did you know that ringworm in dogs is contagious to humans? This is why we take great care in thoroughly examining your pet. Our doctors will also assess the overall skin health of your pet and make recommendations based on their findings. Healthy skin, in conjunction with and adequate amount of natural oil production, serves as the body’s natural defense system towards most dermatologic issues.
Geriatric typically refers to a pet who is over the age of 6 (for large breed) or 7 (for small breed). Many geriatric pets develop the same kind of health issues seen in older people. These include: cancer, heart disease, kidney, urinary tract disease, liver disease, diabetes, bone and/or joint disease, senility, blindness, and weakness. As pets age, they require more in-depth care and health screenings. At a minimum, once a year, your pet should have blood work done, along with digital radiographs. This helps our doctors catch many issues that from the surface can’t be seen. Many of these issues can be properly managed, and at times, disappear, if caught early.
Our doctors provide artificial insemination services, along with an assessment of overall health for breeding animals. Good practices can reduce the transmissible and contagious diseases that could not only hinder the health of the breeder’s animals but the offspring as well. Once your pet becomes pregnant, our highly-trained doctors will walk you through the process of what to expect during your pet’s pregnancy, and what to do if things don’t go as planned.
Nutrition is one of the most overlooked topics in regards to pet owners and, in our opinion, perhaps one of the most important topics to discuss with clients. A well-balanced diet can reduce the risk of arthritis, obesity, cataracts, endocrine disorders, skin issues, dental disease, urinary disease, gastrointestinal disease, etc. Think that dog food is just dog food? Think again. Our Royal Canin exclusive line of pet food has over 100 specialized diets that will not only allow your pet to live a healthy lifestyle, but it can potentially save your pet from having serious conditions. These specialized formulations address each size, lifestyle and breed with diets tailor-made for their unique characteristics.
Laboratory and Diagnostics
The vast majority of all lab work performed at Pou Veterinary Group are sent to certified laboratories. At these facilities, your pet’s blood work, or pathology samples, are analyzed by board certified veterinarians. Our outsourced laboratories examine your pet’s sample several times, before sending us the results. This ensures that your pet’s lab work is free of human error and is as accurate as can be. We typically receive labs the same day, within 24 hours. Rapid, accurate results allow us to diagnose your pet quickly. The sooner we have a diagnosis, the sooner our doctors can recommend a treatment plan to help your pet.
Our state of the art HD digital X-ray unit is fast and efficient! Our unit is fully equipped to take full body scans, dental images, contrast, and much more. Our unit emits less radiation, making it safer for our staff and your pet. In this day and age, when everything is Cloud-based, we have the ability to store all studies in our private cloud server. Images can be easily stored, saved on a disk, or sent via email. In cases where we may need to consult with specialists, we can send them your pet’s images in seconds, and get second opinions quickly, without having to wait. Time is of the essence and every second counts when it comes to your pet’s health.
Pet laser therapy is a cutting-edge technology which enables our doctors and veterinary team to provide non-invasive treatment for reducing pain and inflammation for your pet. It is a new innovated, drug-free, pain management option for your pet. Our hospital is one of the few to provide laser therapy. Our doctors and staff have undergone training and with laser therapy, we can heal your pets much quicker than traditional medicine alone. With laser therapy, the therapeutic benefits include: accelerated tissue repair, accelerated wound healing, improved circulation, improved nerve function, pain relief, reduced inflammation, reduced scar tissue formation, etc. Laser therapy has demonstrated positive benefits in treating post-surgical pain. Many acute and chronic conditions can be treated, including arthritis, degenerative joint disease, hip dysplasia, infections (such as ears), inflammations, sprains, strains and fractures, tendonitis, tooth extraction healing, pain relief and wounds. Laser therapy is a relaxing and soothing experience for your pet. Based on your pet’s needs, we will create a customized treatment plan to target their specific needs. In general, each session lasts approximately 10 minutes.
CT Scans and MRI
CT (Computed Tomography) Scans in pets are exactly the same as in humans. We utilize rotating x-rays around a patient to make cross-sectional images, which is an extremely rapid imaging modality. With CT Scans, we are able to study spines, skulls, identify tumors, etc. This helps our doctors better diagnose your pet and begin treatment. All studies are read by Board Certified Radiologists, usually within a few hours after the procedure is performed.
MRI’s (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) are used to visualize the nervous system. Your pet is placed in our machine, where images of the brain and spinal cord are taken. These images are of extremely high detail and resolution. The use of MRI’s is the golden standard in veterinary medicine, and help identify disc herniations, brain tumors, strokes, as well as many other conditions. All studies are read the same day by Board-Certified Neurologists.
Both CT Scans and MRI’s are non-invasive and non-painful forms of imaging.
Ultrasounds and Advanced Testing
Ultrasonography is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that can be used to assess your pet’s internal body structures for abnormalities which can aid in planning any appropriate treatments. We offer thoracic, abdominal, ocular, pregnancy and musculoskeletal imaging.
Echocardiograms and sample collections of certain growths (obtained via ultrasound guidance), are offered at our facility. All reports and labwork specimens are reviewed by Board-Certified Specialists same day as the procedure. Together, the doctors at Pou Veterinary Group & our certified specialists will determine the best treatment plan for your pet and their needs.
Pet Stem Cell Therapy
Under the guidance of our fully trained team, we use VetStem cell therapy to promote and increase natural healing, and diminish pain caused by arthritis, all by using the patient’s own stem cells. What are stem cells? They are the original cells in our bodies, in which new cells are derived. They are the building blocks of the healthy/forming body. By using the patient’s own stem cells, the patient has the potential to regrow their own tissues, bones and vasculature. For more information on this innovative therapy, contact our office, and one of our doctors will be more than happy to go into detail with you how this therapy works.
Pou Veterinary Group offers a fully stocked on-site pharmacy. Your pet’s health and safety is important to us. Having immediate and convenient access to your pet’s medications ensures that your pet receives the appropriate medication to meet their needs. Our pharmacy carries the latest in pet prescription products, delivered DIRECTLY from the manufacturer. This ensures the quality and authenticity of our medications, something that is not guaranteed by online pharmacies. Our veterinary staff will provide expert advice, and thoroughly discuss your pet’s medications, including: treatment indications, dosing, potential side effects, and administration tips.
Our pharmacy is open during normal business hours, and refills are completed same day. For faster service, use our refill tab to pre-order your pet’s medications and/or therapeutic food.
Your pet is part of our family! Whether you need to board for just a night, or an extended time, we are here for you. We provide everything that is needed during your pet’s stay. Our loving veterinary team will cater to your pet’s needs, and you can have peace of mind knowing that they are safe, happy, and healthy. Some of our services include: play time with our staff (minimum 3 times per day) and, pictures/videos emailed to you, or posted to social media, of your pets.
We can easily coordinate additional veterinary services while your pet is boarding with us. Additional services include: exams, vaccinations, dental cleanings, surgeries, grooming, laser therapy, labworks, nail trims, etc.
Boarded pets must be current on all vaccines and free from internal and external parasites. We require proof if vaccines were done elsewhere. All pets will receive a capstar upon entry, and if not up to date on vaccines, will be vaccinated. This ensures the safety of our other patients, and reduces the chances of anything contagious spreading. We are available to discuss with you any questions you may have regarding our boarding requirements.
Even your pet deserves a nice day at the spa! Our expert groomer has over 25 years of experience and always aims to keep your pet looking their best. A sample of our services includes: bathing (medicated or hypo allergenic), haircuts, nail trims, de-matting, anal gland expressions, ear cleaning, etc.
All grooming services are by appointment only. We recommend that all appointments be made at least 1 week in advance, as our groomer tends to be very popular, and books quickly. All pet’s must be current on vaccines and free of intestinal parasites.
We offer farm calls in the Horse Country area for livestock that cannot be transported to our hospital. For more information, please call our office. Farm calls are subject to an additional fee.
Pet End of Life Care
It is never easy to say good-bye to a loved one. End of life decisions is one of the most difficult situations a pet owner will encounter. Our compassionate veterinary team is available to discuss and support you during this difficult time. We will carefully explain your pet’s health and the medical treatment options available to your pet. This will help you make an informed decision for your pet.
We offer pet euthanasia services at our hospital. We understand that this is a very emotional and difficult period of pet ownership, which is why our compassionate staff is available whenever you need support. We provide a private, calm, and comforting environment for your use. You are welcome to bring additional family members for support. We work hard to accommodate any special requests.
Our staff will assist you in cremation services for your pet. You have a choice of a communal cremation or a private cremation. The communal cremation option takes care of all aspects of your pet’s cremation, including spreading your pet’s ashes. Alternatively, you can elect a private cremation, and your pet’s ashes will be returned to you in a cedar box, with a gold name plate.