Wellness & Dentistry
Equine Wellness Care
Preventative Medicine Wellness
Preventative medicine and wellness care are just as important for our equine patients as they are for small companion animals. Our doctors will be happy to advise you on detailed programs for vaccination, deworming, dentistry, and sheath cleaning for your horse, and can provide these services either in the field or at the hospital.
Our current recommended vaccination protocol has been developed in accordance with the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) vaccination recommendations. Our core vaccines are typically administered in spring and many horses should have a booster immunization for contagious respiratory diseases (Influenza and Rhinopneumonitis) in the fall.
Equine intestinal parasites or worms can cause a variety of symptoms such as colic, diarrhea, weight loss, and poor performance. Severe infestations can be life-threatening. There is no set deworming program that suits all horses and situations, as it will depend on the number and ages of horses present, pasture management, and geographic location. Recommendations are best given after performing a fecal egg count which only requires a small amount of fresh manure. Appropriate management for your situation should always be discussed with your veterinarian.
GVC offers progressive routine and specialized dental care for equine patients. We are equipped with three Powerfloat units as well as a complete array of hand tools. We offer complete dentistry services for both performance and companion horses, including routine floats, wolf tooth extraction, dental imaging, cheek tooth extraction, incisor and canine tooth contouring if deemed necessary. We offer dentistry in the field as well as at the clinic and recommend a dental exam for your horse each year.
Small Animal Wellness Care
When it comes to helping our companion animals enjoy long, happy and healthy lives, wellness care is key. These routine visits allow our doctors to gather a complete and accurate picture of your pet’s overall health and monitor any changes as they occur. They also provide the opportunity to identify potential concerns so they can be addressed in a timely manner, before they have the chance to develop into a more serious and costly problem. At Glenwood Veterinary Clinic, we place a strong emphasis on wellness care and preventative medicine.
Wellness visits for our small animal patients include a thorough physical examination, vaccinations, parasite prevention, nutritional counseling, and weight management. You may also have your pet microchipped during any routine visit. Most importantly, wellness visits provide all of us at GVC with the opportunity to get to know you and your pet better and to develop a lifelong bond. We want to become your trusted partner in all of your pet’s healthcare needs.
Keeping your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and clean plays a critical role in their overall health and longevity. Dental disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in adult dogs and cats, and it’s a condition that can wreak havoc on your pet’s entire body. It can even shorten his or her lifespan. The good news is this can be prevented through routine veterinary dental care. At Glenwood Veterinary Clinic we offer a broad range of comprehensive veterinary dental services to help our patients achieve good oral health.
In-house dentistry is performed by our highly-skilled staff using an ultrasonic scaler and polisher to remove plaque and tartar buildup, both on the teeth and above the gum line. The result is a cleaner, fresher mouth and a much lowered risk of developing oral disease. We’ll even work with you to provide guidance and advice on home dental care techniques that you can use in between visits to help keep your pet’s mouth healthy. Together we’ll work hard to help your pet enjoy good dental health for life.