For many, our pets are a beloved and cherished member of our family. We know you want the best for your dog or cat, and that starts with routine examinations by your veterinarian. We would be honored to provide the veterinary services you need.
You will find that our compassionate, caring, friendly staff are a step above the rest. We will treat your pets as we treat our own, with kindness, dignity and respect. We take a lifespan approach to each of our patients and are dedicated to being there all the way from beginning to end- starting with puppy/kitten vaccines, working through illnesses and traumas, allowing older pets to age with grace and dignity, and finally, helping families handle end of life decisions with compassion and empathy.
Annual Wellness Exam
We Offer Health Certificates For Travel
Just like you, regular visits to the doctor are an essential part of maintaining your pet’s health and longevity. Unlike you, however, pets age considerably faster than their human counterparts, at a rate of approximately 7 years to our one. That is why it is even more crucial to get your pet in to their veterinarian for regular check-ups and an annual wellness exam.
Dental disease is a common problem that can affect pets as young as 2 years old, and may be missed without regular visits to your veterinarian. As pets age, they can start to show symptoms of arthritis pain, which can be alleviated through certain diets, joint supplements, and medications.
We offer a wide variety of surgical services, from routine elective procedures to more advanced surgeries. Common surgeries we perform are:
- Dew claw removals
- Mass removals/biopsies
- Oral surgeries
Surgeries we do not see as often, but have the capabilities to perform include:
- Exploratory surgery
- Foreign body surgeries
- Cherry eye surgery
Oral health is very important to maintain your pet’s health and quality of life. Reddened gums, bad breath, and excessive tartar can lead to mouth pain and discomfort. Left untreated, dental disease can cause damage to other organs such as the liver, kidneys, or heart.
Our pet dental health package includes:
- A Complete oral exam
- IV fluids throughout the procedure
- Ultrasonic scaling
- Fluoride treatment
- Oral surgery
Our veterinary laboratory is equipped with in-house blood machines that allow us to quickly diagnose abnormalities in major organ systems. Some of the diagnostics we are able to perform include:
Tells us what the red blood cell count, white blood cell count and platelets are. Results can help us diagnose anemia, infection, etc.
A blood chemistry panel will test liver and kidney enzymes, blood sugar, and electrolytes to name a few. Information from this test can help us in the diagnosis of diabetes, kidney insufficiency, liver disease, and some endocrine abnormalities.
Tests for the presence of protein or blood in the urine, glucose, and evidence of infection. Our microscopic examination of the urine sediment can also help us to diagnose bladder crystals and stones, as well as certain kinds of bladder cancer.
Examines stool for evidence of parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, giardia, coccidia, and tapeworms.
Feline Leukemia/FIV(Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) Testing
Important tests that are recommended for any new kitten to your household as well as outdoor cats. Feline Leukemia/FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) are potentially fatal diseases and can be passed across the placenta, thus infecting young kittens, or spread by cat fights or prolonged close contact. We recommend testing kittens to make sure they are negative prior to introducing them to other cats in the household, as well as testing outdoor cats that are regularly getting in fights.
An in-house test that provides results in 8 minutes. Parvovirus is a life threatening disease that mainly affects young puppies that have been improperly vaccinated. Being able to quickly diagnose this deadly disease is the first step towards recovery.
Outside Laboratory Services
We are able to send out blood and tissue samples to high quality, veterinary diagnostic laboratories for more specialized testing.
Advanced Pet Pain Management
Many studies in veterinary and human medicine have proven that a multimodal approach to pain management allows for faster healing time, decreased stress to the body, and a more comfortable patient. What this means is giving multiple types of pain medications before, during, and after surgery. In the past, veterinarians used to believe that keeping an animal in some level of pain after a procedure would keep them quiet, thus promoting healing. In fact, this widely believed tenant is just plain untrue.
At Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, pain management is important to us. All pets undergoing a surgical procedure are pre-medicated with injectable anesthetics to lesson anxiety and begin the pain management process. A local block is given at the surgical site, which numbs the area for several hours post-operatively, so your pet wakes up from their procedure quiet and comfortable. In addition, pets are sent home with several days of anti-inflammatories, which promote healing by decreasing inflammation.