Although humans and animals are different in many ways, some advances in human medicine are also very useful for veterinary patients. One of these advances, diagnostic ultrasound, has proven to be a powerful tool in veterinary medicine. As a practice, one of our goals is to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are pleased to offer ultrasound services as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients.
Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. This means that when we perform ultrasonography, we can see internal images of the patient’s body. Unlike some other imaging studies, like x-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation. Instead, ultrasonography uses high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body. Ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases.
An ultrasound machine generates ultrasound waves. The machine is connected to a small probe that is held gently against your pet’s skin. The probe sends out painless ultrasound waves that bounce off of structures (for example, organs) in your pet’s body and return to a sensor inside the ultrasound machine. The ultrasound equipment collects these reflected “echoes” and uses them to generate images that are viewable on a screen. Ultrasound waves can generate excellent images of abdominal organs, including the liver, spleen, gallbladder, and kidneys. It is also useful for assessing fetal health and monitoring pregnancy in breeding animals, and it can help us diagnose and stage (determine the severity of) some forms of cancer.
Because ultrasound images are produced in real-time, this technology can be used to evaluate the heart as it beats. This can help us detect abnormalities in the motion of heart valves, blood flow through the heart, and contractions of the heart muscle. It can also be used to assess the heart for defects. As we strive to provide our patients with the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer ultrasound as one of our diagnostic capabilities.
Anesthesia is always a risk, but at Galloway Village Veterinary all precautions are taken to make it as safe as possible for each pet. Anesthetic monitoring is done by a dedicated technician, under veterinarian supervision, and all pets are closely monitored while waking up, until alert and their body temperature is normal.
Galloway Village Veterinary's special cleansing baths remove dirt, debris, and that doggie pet odor - your pet will feel fresh and revitalized.
Pets can have a wide variety of behavioral issues, from simple housetraining problems to severe anxiety and aggression issues. Galloway Village Veterinary is well qualified and experienced in diagnosing and addressing behavior problems with an approach that combines skills from veterinary clinical medicine, behavioral medicine, and pet training.
Blood transfusion is a critically important service that can mean the difference between life and death for veterinary patients. Galloway Village Veterinary takes extreme care in performing this life saving procedure.
Galloway Village Veterinary offers worry-free and interactive boarding services for dogs and cats.
At Galloway Village Veterinary, we recognize that dental disease can lead to problems in the rest of the body. Reducing tartar and plaque reduces a reservoir of bacteria that is otherwise circulated to vital organs in the body, including the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Galloway Village Veterinary will be there for you when you need us. Our veterinarians and technical support staff are on premises working as a team with the expertise to respond to emergency calls and critical care situations.
You and your pet will benefit from Galloway Village Veterinary's well-stocked pharmacy. We maintain a large inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications, including flea, tick, and heartworm preventive products.
Galloway Village Veterinary offers full-service for all cats and dogs, no matter the size. You can now take care of all your pet's needs here at Galloway Village Veterinary.
Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals at Galloway Village Veterinary can help you through the painful experience of saying goodbye to a beloved pet.
Bringing a pet to the veterinarian's office can be a challenge for pet owners with limited mobility, restricted transportation, or commitments at home that make outside errands and other activities difficult. Galloway Village Veterinary is pleased to offer house-call services to accommodate special needs.
Lab work is vitally important to providing the best care possible for your pet. Galloway Village Veterinary utilizes both in-house and outside laboratories to give you the best options for your pet.
Microchipping is a safe, effective way to help ensure your pet's return to you if they ever get lost. Galloway Village Veterinary recommends microchipping as the most reliable form of identification for your pet.
Galloway Village Veterinary knows that nutrition plays a critical role in your pet's overall health and well-being. Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, our nutritional counseling services can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health.
Experiencing pain can affect the body's physical functioning and can have a detrimental effect on a patient's well-being and state of mind. That's why pain management is among Galloway Village Veterinary's primary considerations when we are treating a pet for any medical condition.
Veterinary examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet's health. The expert staff at Galloway Village Veterinary can recommend medications to help control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites.
Puppy and kitten wellness visits provide an opportunity to discuss your new pet's recommended vaccine schedule and the best plan for parasite testing, treatment, and prevention with the technicians and vets at Galloway Village Veterinary.
Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet. Galloway Village Veterinary's radiology service is staffed by caring, skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.
Veterinary medicine for exotic pets is growing as the popularity of these animals increases. When pet owners have access to the best information about nutritional and environmental management at Galloway Village Veterinary, exotic pets have a greater chance to live longer, healthier lives.
Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet's life, so don't forget to keep your senior pet's scheduled wellness appointments at Galloway Village Veterinary. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet's daily routine can change as your pet ages.