Our experienced veterinary team provides comprehensive medical care, ranging from routine to advanced procedures and treatments.
Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial.
Below you will find a list of common specialty treatments, some of which we provide directly at Forest Creek Animal Hospital and some of which we will refer you to an outside specialist for. Please call us for more info about any of these services and how we can help.
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Do you need advice regarding the redirection of unwanted behaviors such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling, or aggression? We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners face. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners. It is our goal to work with you towards a solution.
Internal medicine veterinarians are qualified to perform advanced diagnostic services and create treatment plans for illnesses related to the internal body systems of animals. Our team will help diagnose and treat conditions of the GI system, kidneys, liver, heart, nervous system, endocrine glands, bladder, and respiratory systems. We also treat cancers, blood disorders, immune deficiencies, and infectious diseases.
When it comes to orthopedic care, prevention, detection, and treatment of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments are an important and vital part of keeping your pet up, running, and healthy. In addition to a thorough physical exam, we use laboratory tests and radiological findings to determine the cause of your pet’s pain and/or the extent of their injury or illness.
If you are concerned about your pet’s eyes or vision, we can help. Our ophthalmology team diagnoses and treats a variety of ophthalmological issues, including but not limited to, dry eyes, cataracts, corneal infection or trauma, and glaucoma. It is important to report any changes in your pet’s eyes or vision during your routine veterinary visits.
Whether a pet has a congenital heart condition or a cardiology issue that has developed over time, diagnosing a heart condition early can allow your pet to lead a long, healthy life and avoid heart failure. Call us if your pet starts breathing rapidly or coughing, loses his or her appetite, tires easily, seems weak, or has trouble exercising.
A cancer diagnosis for your pet can be scary. Our veterinarians want you to know there are more treatment options available now than in the past. We have years of advanced study and experience in treating pet cancers and almost every pet can be helped to some degree. For some pets, that may mean a cure; for others, we focus on palliative treatments that provide an improved quality of life.
The endocrine glands include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, adrenals, ovaries, and testes. Each of these glands secretes a type of hormone into the bloodstream that regulates various body systems. These serious, potentially life-threatening conditions are much more manageable when caught early, allowing us to begin proper treatment.
The goal of animal chiropractic therapy is to analyze and locate subluxations and correct them without using surgery or drugs. The therapy focuses on restoring and preserving your pet’s health by reestablishing communication between the nerves and the rest of the body for optimal healing. Chiropractic therapy can help injured, sick or healthy animals alike.
Physical rehabilitation is often prescribed for arthritis, mobility limitations, degenerative neurological conditions and/or orthopedic surgical recovery. Depending on the condition, exercises are performed to increase range of motion, improve balance, and overall muscle strength. Pain reduction is an important part of rehab and is managed through a variety of modalities.
Our doctors work with you to determine the cause of pain and teach you how to recognize pain in your pet. Acute or chronic pain affects your pet’s ability to physically function and can also have a detrimental effect on their well-being and state-of-mind. Pain management is one of our primary considerations when treating a pet for any medical condition.
Laser therapy is often used in conjunction with physical therapy or rehab and is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and aid in healing. Laser therapy is good for post-surgical patients, chronic arthritis, skin conditions, muscle strains and sprains, joint or disc disease, wounds, bites and burns.
Blood & Plasma Transfusions
Blood transfusion (including transfusion of blood products, like plasma) is a critically important service that can mean the difference between life and death for your pet. All blood is carefully screened for safety, handled carefully to ensure delivery of healthy cells, and administered by experienced professionals. Our staff has been extensively trained and will handle your pet with care and compassion.
Animal reproduction and breeding is a serious business. A vital component of a quality breeding program is education, which ensures that you are fully aware of the issues that may arise to guarantee the safety and health of your male or female dog or cat, and their offspring. Our services include breeding management, ovulation timing, artificial insemination, pregnancy diagnosis, and cesarean deliveries.
Hip dysplasia is a common condition that affects dogs and can cause debilitating and painful conditions for your pet. OFA Hip & Elbow evaluation/certification helps pet owners and breeders to evaluate the hip joint before breeding. We strongly recommend OFA Hip & Elbow certification before breeding a female, before the purchase of a puppy, and/or to evaluate your pet's hip condition.
Many pets develop arthritis in their joints as they age, affecting their mobility and overall quality of life. Canine Platelet Enhancement Therapy (C-PET) is a relatively new, minimally invasive, treatment technique that uses platelet-rich plasma from your pet’s own blood to accelerate healing, help relieve joint pain associated with osteoarthritis and slow the progression of disease.
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles into body tissues in order to relieve both localized and general pain and inflammation. The most common conditions treated with acupuncture include arthritis, developmental bone disease, disc disease and tendon or ligament injuries. Acupuncture can also help, nervous disorders, skin problems, kidney disease, diabetes, GI disorders, respiratory problems and much more.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is a holistic approach to healing. Along with nutrition management and acupuncture, it comprises a system of diagnosis and systemic treatment commonly known as Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. Chinese medicinal herbs are used in dogs and cats for a variety of conditions. Herbal treatments tend to be gentler than medication and may take longer to see clear results.
Hospice & Euthanasia
Deciding when your pet may need hospice care or euthanasia is a very personal and private decision, but that doesn’t mean you have to make this difficult choice on your own. Our hospice and humane euthanasia services are conducted with respect, compassion, and care. If you are worried you have a sick, elderly, or terminally ill pet that is suffering, call us to learn how we can help.