Only 12 - 15% of veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada have passed the rigorous evaluation process to obtain this designation. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different categories, including patient care, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, pet health records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education and are evaluated on approximately 900 specific standards of excellence within these categories. To maintain our accreditation, we then undergo this rigorous review by veterinary experts every 3 years.
The following article was submitted to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association by Dr. Steve Withrow, a giant in the field of Veterinary Oncology, and cornerstone of the Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center. I have greatly admired his work and philosophy for the past 30 years and have had the pleasure of knowing him personally for much of that time. He is a very compassionate and humane advocate for our four legged patients who cannot speak for themselves.
Bruno is a tremendous, full blooded, fully pedigreed 4 year old male Maine Coon cat. His littermate brother “Luigi” was featured in our Facebook videos introducing everyone to what a true Maine Coon cat really looks like. A large, long body with a full bushy tail are the most striking features of this magnificent breed. Bruno adds his own docile and regal personality to the equation. A very likable companion!
Lucky is a 10 year old Chocolate Labrador Retriever that is a big part of the Hunsecker family, loved by Mom, Dad, and two kids. He was adopted six years earlier and quickly became a fixture in the home. His muzzle and eyebrows are now noticeably grey giving Lucky a look of distinction and position, well deserved for his years of loyal companionship to the family.
With National Pet Dental Health Month approaching in February, we'd like to offer these tips for keeping your pet's teeth clean all year long!
Once daily brushing has been the goal, the "gold standard" of home dental care for a long time. But just like little children do not like to have their teeth brushed when you begin brushing their teeth for the first time, dogs and cats will object without fail the first time they feel the brush and taste the paste as well. Teaching your pet to accept a toothbrush, to consider it a normal activity, is a trained behavior involving a series of small steps over a period of time that yields tremendous benifits
This video demonstrates the extensive science behind Laser Therapy and how it works at the cellular level. We have seen significant and amazing benefit with many of our patients, applying Laser to speed healing and reduce pain in a variety of medical conditions.
Light therapy or LASER (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) is used for pain management, stimulating tissue healing and controlling inflammation. It is used to increase the speed, quality and strength of tissue repair. The effects of pain relief are due to the result of enhanced endorphin release. It is also known as phototherapy and low level laser therapy. The application of low power light causes bio-photons to travel to the damaged cells. This physiologically accelerates cell division by mitochondrial stimulation, increased leukocyte phagocytosis, and fibroblast and ATP production. The release of nitric oxide causes vasodilation and acts as a neurotransmitter, normalizing conductivity and releasing beta-endorphins. There are four classes based on their power. Most therapeutic or cold lasers are Class III (power ranging from one milliwatt to 500 milliwatts).