Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available.
Approximately 85% of dogs and cats suffer from some degree of dental disease.
Proper dental care will increase your pet's quality of life. A dental prevents your pet from losing teeth, having a painful mouth, having difficulty eating, and developing bad breath. It can also help prevent bacterial infections in the heart and kidneys. We can also provide more complicated procedures, such as oral surgery, if your pet needs more advanced care. These procedures can aid in the early detection of problems with the teeth and surrounding bone that would otherwise be undetected.
Our Dental Suite is equipped with anesthetic monitoring as well as a digital dental x-ray machine
Our surgery suite allows us to perform many soft tissue surgeries and maintain a sterile environment. All of our patients are monitored for blood pressure, oxygen saturation, temperature, continuous EKG and respiratory rate and an assistant is always present to adjust the anesthesia to maintain the optimum level and insure the safety of your pet.
Our compassionate, caring professionals monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet. We address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care.
When your pet is ready to go home, we prepare you with instructions for postoperative care and medication. If you have any questions after your pet returns home, or at any other time during the postoperative period, we invite your call. Your questions are always welcome.
Geriatrics is an emerging subject with our profession. No longer do we have to accept the conditions associated with getting old so readily. Senior pets are encouraged to be seen at least every 6 months to be evaluated. Dogs and cats age at seven times our rate. This means blood work should be performed annually after the age of seven in most pets. Early detection of many age related problems can go a long way in the prevention of commonly occurring conditions. New medications and therapies are available for a myriad of senior conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, incontinence and senility.
Regular blood and urine testing is beneficial at all ages for early detection of disease, but is even more important in older pets to help detect "silent" types of disease such as kidney or liver problems that can go undetected until they are very advanced.
Our hospital is set up to allow us to keep hospitalized patients in a ward that is adjacent to the treatment area and easy to monitor. We have an oxygen cage that is temperature controlled and also have the ability to have continuous monitoring of vital functions and controlled IV fluid administration.
After hours, all critical care patients requiring overnight monitoring are transported by their owners to one of the emergency hospitals in the area.
Our hospital pharmacy is well stocked with many of the items that are used for the treatment of both sick and healthy pets as well as a number of over the counter products and prescription foods. We carry a line of heartworm and flea/tick products, please check with the receptionist for any rebates or offers that are running through the pharmaceutical companies exclusive to veterinary hospitals.
Laser surgery facilitates quick wound healing and makes it possible for your pet to resume its normal activities more quickly than with conventional surgical methods. Laser surgery reduces the amount of pain, bleeding, swelling, bruising, and tearing of tissue, while expediting your pet’s recovery time from surgery.
Advantages of Laser Surgery
Reduced Risk of Infection
The use of our carbon dioxide surgical laser in a surgical procedure offers the benefits of reduced blood loss and less post-surgical pain as compared to traditional methods. The laser cuts through tissue using a thin beam of high intensity polarized light. As the laser cuts, it seals small blood vessels thereby preventing bleeding while also “sealing” exposed nerves, reducing pain after the procedure.
Most Common Laser Procedures
Soft Palate Surgery
Anal Gland Sacculectomy
Laboratory/ In House Blood Testing
We now also offer in-house blood diagnostic for immediate results while you wait. Not all tests are available in-house and must be sent out to our analysis lab.
The Manetto Hill Animal Hospital is affiliated with Antech Diagnostics, the foremost Veterinary Blood Analysis lab in the country. Hematology, Pathology and Histology services are provided and evaluated by extensive network of laboratory specialists.
Most blood results are available within 1-2 days after draw. Pathology results typically within one week.
We strive to make every visit for every pet as stress- free and enjoyable as possible. Realizing that a special needs pet may have very different needs that a pet that boards in the Paw Season’s Hotel, we provide a separate area on our medical floor for these special guests.
Our trained staff will approach their care specifically for their specific needs.
A safe and permanent identification system. Microchip identification is the best way to insure your pet always has their ID with them. Tags often fall off or are never placed on the collar. This quick and easy system allows for lifelong fail safe identification so your pet can always find their way home.
Preventive Health Care
The Manetto Hill Animal Hospital provides a full range of preventative care services to ensure the health and happiness of your pet.
While we are always ready to treat health problems as they arise, we especially try to get our clients to take a prevention approach to their pet's healthcare. We try to tailor our vaccine recommendations to the risks that each pet faces and recommend complete internal and external parasite control.
Life style changes are as important for our pets as they are for us and we try to assess over all life styles that each pet experiences and make recommendations that can help to reduce risks of disease.
Healthy weight and proper diet and exercise in encouraged for all pets.
• Detailed annual examinations
• Semi-annual geriatric health monitoring
• Routine spaying and neutering
• Dentistry, teeth cleaning, and a variety of dental hygiene products
• Flea, tick, and heartworm products that meet our standards of safety and efficacy
• Vaccinations minimized and individualized for your pet's safety
• Nutritional supplements for healthy pets and those with special needs
Since 2008 we have been using digital radiography and realized immediately that it enables us to do much more than standard radiography.
The digital x-ray allows us to enlarge the image and focus in on different areas of interest. It also allows us to change the contrast and brightness which enables us to detect more subtle x-ray changes.
These x-rays can also be emailed to specialists and/or we can provide you with a copy of the pictures on a disc to be brought to a specialist if needed
We are pleased to offer advanced digital ultrasound services. Ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging tool. Our 2016 GE LOGIQ F6 Ultrasound can help image areas that are often difficult to read on conventional x-rays. As with the digital x-rays, digital ultrasound allows us to evaluate more closely and also allows us to get specialists to evaluate our ultrasound images and make recommendations as needed.
This can be the most difficult time in the pet-owner relationship. When the quality of life of your loved one may be come compromised, you may have to make a difficult choice. Our goal is to help make that decision with you at the appropriate time. As hard as it is, we always wish to do the kindest thing for our beloved pets in these difficult times. Saying good-bye to a long-time friend is painful. We work with owners to ensure that their pets have comfort and dignity in their final moments.