Services at Foster Creek

 Vaccinations:

Puppies & Dogs:  We recommend bringing your puppy in at approximately 6, 9, and 12 weeks of age.  During these puppy visits, we will perform a comprehensive exam, administer necessary vaccines, de-worm and check for intestinal parasites.  Our staff will also discuss important topics for new puppy owners such as nutrition, house training and heartworm and flea prevention.  We will provide you with a complete puppy care kit and medical record to help you with this new addition to your family.

Once your animal has completed the puppy series, we recommend an annual visit to our office.  During this visit, we perform an annual examination, administer appropriate vaccines, perform heartworm and fecal tests and refill your heartworm and flea preventions.

Kittens and Cats:  We recommend bringing your kitten in at approximately 6, 9 and 12 weeks of age.  During these visits, we will perform a comprehensive exam, administer vaccines, de-worm, check for intestinal parasites as well as test for Feline Leukemia/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).  Our staff will also discuss important topics for new kitten owners, such as nutrition, heartworm and flea prevention and caring for your new kitten.  We will provide you with a complete kitten care kit and medical record to assist you with this new addition to your family.

We have chosen to use only PureVaxTM FVRCCP and Rabies vaccines which have been proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of feline sarcomas, a tumor that may occur with the use of other vaccines.

  • Our Feline Leukemia Vaccine is administered with the VET JETTM  transdermal vaccination system for enhanced immune response through targeted antigen presentation.
  • Once your animal has completed the kitten series, we recommend an annual visit to our office.  During this visit, we perform an annual examination and administer appropriate vaccines.

Seniors:  As your animal matures and reaches the age of 6, we continue the annual examinations and adjust the vaccination schedule according to your pet’s needs.  At this stage of your animal’s life, we encourage senior wellness blood work to ensure all internal organs are functioning properly and to help detect any underlying disorders.

In House Laboratory

At our Hospital, we have the ability to perform routine laboratory testing, including complete blood counts, serum chemistries and urinalysis, with same day results.   In the event your animal needs more comprehensive testing, we have access to outside laboratory services.

Dentistry
An important part of your animal’s health and well being is routine dental care and hygiene.  Oral disease can lead to systemic illness of your pet’s heart, liver, lungs and kidneys.  We recommend routine dental cleanings, home dental care and regular check-ups.  A dental cleaning includes a complete prophylactic cleaning with ultrasonic scaling, polishing, fluoride and an application of OraVetTM Barrier Sealant.  This sealant creates an invisible barrier that prevents plaque and tartar forming bacteria from attaching to the teeth.  In addition to routine dental care, we also perform tooth extractions and surgery when needed.

Radiology

In the event your pet requires radiographs, we offer in house digital diagnostic radiology. This allows for immediate state of the art radiographs that are of the highest quality used in medicine today. If needed, radiographs can be emailed to a Board Certified Radiologist for consultation.

Surgery

Our Doctor Staff offers surgical services in areas such as soft tissue, ophthalmic and orthopedic as well as routine procedures such as spays, neuters and feline declaws.   All surgical patients receive pre-operative blood work and pain control medication both during and after the procedure.  Our staff uses the latest in anesthetic monitoring equipment which includes EKG, blood pressure and heart rate, blood oxygen saturation and temperature monitoring.  For additional information, review our Surgery Release Form.

SurgiVet Vital Signs Monitor

In addition to anesthetic monitoring, our staff uses this equipment for diagnostics such as EKG, blood pressure and measuring blood oxygen saturation.

Tonometry

We have the capability to measure pressure in the eyes using the TonopenTM .  This is an important screening test to rule out ocular disorders such as glaucoma.   Glaucoma is an increase in ocular pressure, which may ultimately lead to blindness.  Most commonly found in cocker spaniels, toy breeds (maltese, shih tzu, poodle), chows and boston terriers.

Pharmacy

We offer a full service, on-site pharmacy with the latest in high quality medications.  In the event a special order medication is required, we can accommodate those needs as well.

Microchipping
Our Hospital offers Res-Q microchipping to quickly identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners.  This is a safe, simple and permanent form of pet identification that is registered with a national database.  The procedure is simple and similar to administering a vaccine.  Anesthesia is usually not necessary for implantation, but we recommend sedation.

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