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At Heidt Veterinary Hospital we provide a wide range of remarkable veterinary services.
Wellness care is essential to keeping your pet healthy and active in all stages of their lives. During our annual exams, your pet’s veterinarian will give your dog or cat a full physical exam and order any routine laboratory tests. Our veterinarians will also confirm that your pet is up to date on vaccinations.
Vaccinations + Preventative Care
We tailor each pet’s vaccination protocol according to his or her needs. We take into account age, exposure, environment, health status, breed, lifestyle and travel habits. Our veterinarians vaccinate each pet selectively and as infrequently as possible, all while ensuring adequate protection.
Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. As a convenience to our clients, we maintain a selection of premium pet foods and special prescription diets, diet supplements, and treats. Our trained and certified staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.
In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs.
Pets can sometimes suffer similar injuries as their human caregivers. We can assess your pet’s injury and provide proper care for healthy and successful healing. Offsite emergency services are available if needed.
Our radiology services include skeletal and soft tissue studies as well as specialized contrast studies.
Often, pets begin to develop diseases common to their senior human counterparts, such as diabetes, heart disease, endocrine disease, and cancer. These diseases can go unnoticed in their early stages; therefore, preventive health care is very important. Early detection can help in disease prevention and can minimize suffering. If left undetected, many diseases can put your pet’s health at risk. The best approach to caring for your senior pet includes preventive diagnostics.
We provide comprehensive laboratory services, from blood chemistries to biopsies. Laboratory work is crucial to identifying issues and preventing future ailments. Our lab technicians have years of experience testing and reading results from our state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.
We offer microchipping as a pet identification service. To microchip your pet, we inject a tiny chip about the size of a grain of rice just under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The number on the chip is then entered into a database. When a lost pet is found, any animal hospital, shelter, or humane society can use a special handheld microchip scanner to read the microchip’s unique ID number. The database matches the number to a name and phone number, reuniting the lost pet with its owner.
Heidt Veterinary Hospital also specializes in laser therapy. We are one of the few practices in the area with a class 4 laser to keep your pets happy and healthy. For more information please visit: http://www.litecure.com/companion/laser-therapy/benefits/
Ultrasonography (also called ultrasound or sonography) is a noninvasive, pain-free procedure that uses sound waves to examine a pet’s internal organs and other structures inside the body. It can be used to evaluate the animal’s heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, and bladder; to detect fluid, cysts, tumors, or abscesses; and to confirm pregnancy or monitor an ongoing pregnancy.
We may use this imaging technique in conjunction with radiography (x-rays) and other diagnostic methods to ensure a proper diagnosis. Interpretation of ultrasound images requires great skill on the part of the clinician.
The ultrasonographer applies gel to the surface of the body and then methodically moves a transducer (a small handheld tool) across the skin to record images of the area of interest. The gel helps the transducer slide more easily and create a more accurate visual image.
The transducer emits ultrasonic sound waves, which are directed into the body toward the structures to be examined. The waves create echoes of varying degrees depending on the density of the tissue and amount of fluid present. Those waves create detailed images of the structures, which are shown on a monitor and recorded for evaluation.
Ultrasound does not involve radiation, has no known side effects, and doesn’t typically require pets to be sedated or anesthetized. The hair in the area to be examined usually needs to be shaved so the ultrasonographer can obtain the best result.
If you have any questions about our ultrasonography service or what to expect during your pet’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.