Veterinary Medical Services
Dog & Cat Complete Medical Assessments & Physical Exams
Medical Services: During a physical exam the doctor will thoroughly assess your pet’s eyes, ears, skin, mouth, respiratory, circulatory and musculoskeletal systems for any abnormalities. From this examination plus the history you have provided, the doctor will determine if any additional diagnostic tests are needed.
Additional diagnostic tests can range from something as simple as an ear swab to look for ear mites to a blood and/or urine test. Others may be as extensive as an x-ray, endoscopy, ultra sound, or an MRI.
Get Rid of Fleas with Flea Control
As the warmer weather brings more outdoor activity, it’s an unfortunate fact of life that fleas become a problem. You may not know that there are new breakthroughs in prescription flea control products that can eradicate fleas once and for all. These products only require once a month treatment, and are very cost effective. We’ll be happy to advise you about the products that are right for your situation.
Dog & Cat Teeth Cleaning
Dentistry is an important part of any pet’s health. Dental disease does not only cause pain and discomfort, but may also lead to more serious conditions. It is known that poor dental hygiene can be responsible for heart, kidney and liver disease due to showering the bloodstream with bacteria. Halitosis (bad breath) and premature tooth loss are the more obvious effects of poor dental care. Daily brushing is the best prevention for dental disease but we understand that is not always possible to perform on all pets. Our veterinarians will discuss the alternatives available to help keep your pets teeth clean and healthy. When that is not enough to manage your pets’ dental health, a dental exam and cleaning under anesthesia can be performed. Sometimes dental x-rays are needed to assess the health of the tooth and/or teeth and determine what needs to be done. We are happy to provide these medical services to all our clients.
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Our digital radiograph allows us to x-ray animals with more precision and less radiation than traditional equipment, providing more accurate diagnoses in a shorter period of time. All of this without creating any additional cost to you! When these medical services are needed there is no need for a referral from another hospital and we can provide the service while you wait.
Endoscopy for Dogs & Cats
Animal Care Clinics is proud to be one of the few general practices in Central Ohio to have its own endoscope. An endoscope has two primary functions. First, it acts as a camera to view the esophagus, stomach, and intestines that are normally not visible by the naked eye. Secondly, it can biopsy affected areas or remove items from the intestinal tract. It is particularly useful to remove foreign bodies (e.g. socks) from the stomach and small intestines.
Although general anesthesia is still required, it allows for the removal of foreign bodies without surgery, significantly decreasing recovery time. The endoscope can also aid in diagnosing esophageal strictures, esophagitis, oral cavity masses, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel disease, and other disease processes in the gastrointestinal tract. Your pet may have this procedure done at our Westerville Oh Location.
Dermatology (Skin) for Animals
Dermatology refers to the study of the skin. Skin disease is a frequently observed problem in dogs and cats. Diagnosing a skin problem in your pet may simply require an examination by a veterinarian; however, most skin diseases or problems require additional steps to accurately obtain a diagnosis. Additional diagnostic procedures may include blood work, urinalysis, skin scraping, biopsies, etc. The cause of skin problems range from hormonal disorders to the common flea. You should book an appointment for your animal if you notice any excessive itchy behavior, loss of hair, and / or the presence of scabs or scale on the skin.
It is unfortunate when our loving pets are diagnosed with troubling diseases such as cancer. Often, when an early diagnosis is made, several steps can be taken to alter the outcome of these illnesses. Between surgery, therapy and supportive care, many of these patients go on to live a happy life. Chemotherapy is an option for therapy that can be performed at our clinics. Chemotherapy patients are attentively observed for reactions or side effects. Their progress is monitored closely by the veterinarian and team, always keeping your pet’s health and well-being first.