Briarcrest Veterinary Care Center offers a full range of veterinary services to care for your pet. Learn more about our complete line of services here, and why they are important to maintaining the health and happiness of your pet.
General Medicine and Services
Examinations – At Briarcrest, we offer comprehensive examinations that help evaluate the overall health of your pet. Regular physical examinations can detect problems in their early stages, before they become serious illnesses requiring prolonged treatment. Preventative medicine is the easiest, least expensive and most important way to keep your pet healthy. Early detection ensures prompt action that may solve the problem before serious consequences occur.
Emergencies and Urgent Care – Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care need your pet has. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.
Vaccines – Immunizations are a crucial part of your pet’s health care. Some immunizations are recommended yearly while others are given every three years. Usually administered during an annual exam, we work with you to develop an individual vaccine protocol that best suits your pet’s needs.
Microchip Identification – This unique form of identification is an easy, yet permanent way to bring your pet home quickly should he / she become lost. The microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for his / her entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.
Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned it is easy for you to be contacted.
Surgery – We perform a variety of surgical procedures in our operating room, from routine spays and neuters to advanced orthopedics, tumor removals, organ surgery, etc. When appropriate, laser technology enables us to perform procedures with less bleeding, pain, and swelling.
Endoscopy – We utilize endoscopes to perform diagnostic and therapuetic exams. These include upper G.I., colonoscopy, bronchoscopy(lung), rhinoscopy(nasal), laparoscopy (abdominal), otoscopy(ear), endoscopic-aided biopsy, and foreign body removal.
Lab – Our onsite laboratory is equipped with the latest technology to aid in diagnoses and provide healthy pet baseline data. Often, lab tests can be performed while you wait for results. We perform pre-operative profiles on our surgical patients. We are very proud of our advanced in-hospital laboratory.
Nutritional Counseling – Proper diet is an important part of your pet’s health. Should your pet need a new diet due to health concerns or you are just looking for a healthy alternative to your current brand, we offer individual consultations and nutritional plans to help keep your pet healthy.
Imaging – Our doctors and technicians obtain radiographs when indicated with the use of our digital radiograph equipment that produces rapid computerized images. Our ultrasound equipment captures sonographic images of abdominal organs and echocardiograms of the heart.
Behavior Counseling – Pets often show illness or anxiety through improper or changed behavior. Let our staff help you determine what is appropriate behavior and what you can do to change inappropriate behavior.
Dermatology – Hair loss and constant scratching can indicate fleas, food allergies or other more serious skin conditions. We provide specialized dermatological services to all of our patients including allergy testing and desensitization treatments.
Dentistry – Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet’s health. Infections are more common in the mouth because they can go undetected for long periods of time. Our veterinary staff regularly performs oral exams, dental radiographs, cleanings and periodontal care as part of our comprehensive health care goals.
Some Signs of Dental Problems include:
- Bad breath – one of the first signs of dental disease
- A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
- Red and swollen gums
- Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
- Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
- Loose or missing teeth
Dental problems, if left untreated, can often lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver.
Baths and Nail Trims – Hygiene is important. We gladly offer baths and nail trims to our patients. We do not provide complete grooming services. We can administer sedation and help with difficult grooming problems.
Boarding – We are not a boarding facility, however we specialize in boarding for our geriatric and special need patients with medication and medical needs.