Danforth Animal Hospital Services
We're pleased to offer the following services in our Edmond Veterinary Clinic:
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can prepare for your particular emergency.
Your pets’ wellness will benefit greatly from regular examinations or “check-ups”. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life. Early detection of many illnesses is the key to a successful outcome.
A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.
A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions. No question is unimportant, and it is our pleasure to address any of your concerns. We strive to help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.
Finally, wellness examinations help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet’s physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other important information. We encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your pet’s health care.
Vaccinations are a necessary part of any preventative health plan. Vaccines help prevent infections with viruses that can be harmful, and even potentially fatal, in our canine and feline patients. We are proud to offer up to date vaccination protocols based on the most recent recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association coupled with our decades of experience in administering these vaccines.
We also recommend annual heartworm detection and the use of heartworm preventatives year round. For your annual visit we use an in-house test to quickly and accurately detect adult heartworms.
Did you know that intestinal parasites that your canine or feline pet can carry pose a risk to you and your family? For this reason we think it is of utmost importance to have your pet dewormed on a regular basis with safe and effective deworming agent.
Fleas and Ticks can also be carriers of harmful diseases. We recommend preventatives to help treat and prevent infestations of these external parasites.
Our pets’ teeth are subject to the same plaque buildup as our own when not regularly cleaned. Tartar accumulation will then lead to gingivitis and infection of the teeth roots. Brushing your pets teeth on a regular basis can help to lengthen the time required between dental cleanings and will aid in the overall oral health of your pet. Dental scaling and polishing is a necessary part of any preventative oral health plan, and is recommended at varying intervals by our veterinarians on a case by case basis.
When required, our clinic also offers dental X-rays, root canals, restorations, extractions and corrective orthodontics.
Our practice is up to date with the latest diagnostic capabilities. We offer digital radiography (X-rays), which allows us to better evaluate what’s going on inside your pet and make better informed treatment plans as a result. We perform OFA and Penn Hip certification services, as well. We also offer color doppler ultrasound for more detailed images of abdominal organs and assistance in gathering biopsy and culture specimens. We have recently added improved endoscopy equipment to allow us to look more closely at the upper gastrointestinal tract, colon and upper airways. We have the additional capability to perform in-house bloodwork so that we can get results within minutes. These in-house diagnostics capabilities allow us to make well informed decisions in a short amount of time so that we can help your pet to feel better as soon as possible.
Our state-of-the-art surgical suite is fully equipped and has been designed for the comfort and safety of our patients. As a safety precaution, a pre-anesthetic blood workup is performed on all pets undergoing general anesthesia. This blood work "snap shot" provides us insight on the animal's current health status allowing us to select the safest anesthetic for your pet. If the blood work indicates a problem, we will postpone elective procedures and contact you right away. Pain medication will be sent home when needed. A doctor will discuss these options with you before the procedure. When your pet is recovering from anesthesia we will give you a phone call to let you know how he or she is doing. We can then schedule a convenient pick up time so the doctor may discuss postoperative care details with you.
We currently offer several forms of cranial cruciate ligament (ACL) repair to help patients of all shapes and sizes, including Tibial Tuberosity Advancement, Tightrope, and lateral stabilization. While we do offer many orthopedic procedures in-house, we may refer complex cases, like hip joint replacement, to specialized orthopedic surgeons in the area. Early evaluations for orthopedic surgical cases can be initiated in our hospital by our skilled veterinary surgeons. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a new tool recently made available for our patients on referral.
In 2003 Danforth Animal Hospital added a CO2 (carbon dioxide) surgical laser to our practice to provide the best quality care for our patients in need of an alternative to traditional surgical methods.
The CO2 laser produces an invisible beam of intense light that vaporizes the water normally found in the skin and other soft tissue. Because the veterinarian can precisely control the laser, only a thin layer of tissue is removed, leaving the surrounding area unaffected. Cauterization is instantaneous resulting in a virtually bloodless procedure.
In many procedures, the laser can replace the scalpel and provide a better alternative to traditional surgery when necessary. With laser surgery pets tend to experience less pain, less swelling and less bleeding. As a result laser surgery patients typically heal more quickly which can speed recuperation times. Generally, a faster recuperation means returning to normal activities sooner.
Soft palate re-sectioning, repair of stenotic nares (narrowed nasal passages), as well as many other specialized procedures are also available. Many common conditions such as cysts, tumors, warts (papillomas) and other lesions can be quickly and safely removed utilizing the precision of the laser.
We have a veterinarian and technical staff on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as poisoning, hit by car, chocolate ingestion, etc. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming so that our team can be prepared for your particular emergency.
Danforth Animal Hospital accepts payment via cash, check, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.
We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations upon request. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.