We are very fortunate that Dr. Rains has a vast amount of experience with many types of surgery. Of course we offer the routine surgeries as most clinics (spays, neuters, tumor removals etc). In addition we are capable of performing a large number of orthopedic surgeries such as fracture repair, ACL repairs, patella luxation repair, amputation and many more. In additions we also offer extensive soft tissue surgeries such as splenectomies, skin grafts, invasive tumor resection, eye surgeries and many more.
Prevention is worth a pound of cure. At our clinic, we strongly emphasize the value of preventing diseases and health problems. Annual exams allow Dr Rains and our professional staff to evaluate the condition of your pet and determine the need for lab tests, diet changes, procedures etc. Furthermore we are able to make a vaccine plan that is best for your pet (vaccines are often dependent on where a pet lives and its lifestyle). Finally, we like to provide education to our clients so that they fully understand our recommendations and concerns.
Dentistry is a very important part of veterinary medicine. To make sure your family pet lives a long and health life, it is pertinent to keep their mouth as healthy as possible. Over a period of time the buildup of plaque and tartar serves as a source of bacteria/infection that not only weakens the teeth but can weaken the health of the entire pet. Your pet will have their teeth scaled, polished and fully assessed for any further care that may be required. While under anesthesia we can fully assess the need for extractions sealants and gingival treatments.
We have both digital dental and digital general radiology equipment. This gives us the capability to more accurately assess images of your precious pet. We also have an ultrasound unit that is well utilized by Dr. Rains. With countless hours of continuing education in ultrasound technology, we are able to compliment our exams. With ultrasound we can do everything from confirming pregnancy to identifying tumors to finding free fluid in the abdomen. It is painless, non-invasive and very informative.
As your pet matures in age, his/her needs will change. Often their diet will need to be changed dependent on physical health( liver diet, kidney diet, weight loss diet, etc). Sometimes they will need thyroid supplements, arthritis medication, or even heart medication. We strive to maximize your pets life and keep them happy and as pain free as possible.