North Dekalb Veterinary Clinic offers a wide range of medical services for dogs and cats. While we cover your pets medical problems from pediatrics to Senior care, preventative health care is our primary focus. Our preventative care services include vaccinations based on risk assessments, parasite prevention, geriatric health screening, blood pressure monitoring, and obesity management.
Surgical services include: soft tissue surgery for such things as reconstructive wound repair, skin biopsies, tumor or mass removal, and repair of certain hereditary defects; abdominal surgery for bladder stone removal, intestinal surgery for foreign body removal or biopsy, liver and pancreatic biopsy, and splenectomies; and elective surgery for spays and neuters. We do not offer surgery for elective tail docking or ear cropping. Feline declawing is done only in special circumstances to be determined by the doctors. Thoracic surgery and orthopedic problems are generally referred to more qualified board certified surgeons.
Anesthesia services include the use of both injectable and inhalation (gas) anesthetics for general anesthesia as well as the use of local anesthetics for certain procedures. Anesthetic protocols for each case are determined on an individual basis depending on physical exam and laboratory results. All patients undergoing anesthesia are required to have pre-anesthetic labwork performed- even for elective spays and neuters. We also emphasize integrated pain relief/control via a combination of preemptive, intra-operative, and post-op pain relieving medications.
Modern anesthetic equipment greatly improves anesthetic safety by allowing constant monitoring of respiratory and cardiovascular function via electrocardiography(EKG), pulse oximetry, blood pressure monitoring, and capnography (Lung function monitoring).
Behavioral consultations are offered for a number of different issues including separation anxiety and phobias in dogs and litter box issues in cats. All behavioral consults must start with a full medical workup to rule out health issues as a complicating factor in the pets behavior. Behavioral problems that we do not feel comfortable handling may referred to behavioral experts such as the behavioral service at the University of Georgia. In addition, we also utilize a few local trainers obedience issues and house training.
Our services cannot be provided without good pharmaceutical support. While we have a well stocked in-house pharmacy, we realize that we cannot carry every possible product that our patients may require. In addition to our in-house pharmacy, we rely heavily on local “human” pharmacies, compounding pharmacies, and our online pharmaceutical partner-Vetcentric.