Wellness & Dentistry
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 preventive 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.
Glenwood Veterinary Clinic is pleased to offer an array of integrative therapies for small animals. Integrative therapies that we offer include mesotherapy, and laser therapy.
Why integrative care? Integrative therapies play an invaluable role in maintaining and enhancing the performance of athletes, preventive care/soundness maintenance, injury or post surgery rehabilitation, pain management, geriatric care, behavior changes, wound healing, and more.
GVC is unique in that we offer specialists in traditional western diagnostics and treatments, as well as an integrative therapies specialist, all under one roof. This allows for collaboration on all cases so we can tailor care plans for your animals’ specific needs.
We look forward to the opportunity to bring your animals the best of both worlds!
Our Class IV Companion Therapy Laser uses a drug-free, surgery-free beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissues. The laser energy is absorbed by the cells, and this initiates a chemical change in the cells that reduces pain, reduces inflammation, and speeds healing.
The powerful, yet painless, laser light is delivered through a non-invasive hand piece. Many animals feel some immediate relief and are often calmed by the treatment. Human athletes receiving similar treatments report soothing warmth.
Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and the patient’s condition. For some, a single treatment may be all that is needed. For more chronic conditions, a series of treatments may be more effective to achieve maximum benefit. The laser can be effective in:
- Relieving pain
- Reducing inflammation
- Accelerating tissue repair and cell growth
- Improving circulation
- Reducing scar tissue formation
- Improving nerve function
- Accelerating wound healing
- Soothing skin problems and lick granulomas
When animals are sick or injured, they cannot speak to tell us what’s wrong. That’s why veterinary diagnostics are so important. These tools allow our doctors to quickly and accurately identify, diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions, diseases and injuries. With many conditions that affect our animal companions, time is of the essence. Early diagnosis can significantly improve the outcome for the patient. GVC offers a variety of diagnostic services to manage the ongoing health of both our small animal and our equine patients.
The comprehensive diagnostic services offered at Glenwood Veterinary Clinic include blood work, urinalysis, fecal testing, digital ultrasound, and digital radiography (x-ray). Our modern facilities also feature a convenient in-house laboratory, which aids in the fast and accurate retrieval of test results. Rest assured that whatever is ailing your animal companions, we’re prepared to get to the bottom of it quickly so we can get them back to feeling healthy and well again as soon as possible.
At Glenwood Veterinary Clinic, we understand that surgery, regardless of how routine, can be a difficult and stressful time for you and your pet. It is our mission to ensure that each and every surgical procedure we perform is handled in a way that is as stress-free as possible. Our doctors are experienced and highly skilled in the most modern veterinary surgical techniques and our well-trained, compassionate care team is always on hand to ensure the safety and comfort of every surgical patient we serve.
Routine small animal surgical services performed at GVC include spays and neuters, while our more complex procedures include fracture repair, cruciate ligament reconstruction, and exploratory abdominal surgery. We employ the use of only the safest, most effective anesthetic products, which are carefully monitored by our technicians before, during, and following any procedure.
We are also pleased to introduce radio wave scalpel technology to our surgical armamentarium, which allows our doctors to make surgical incisions with far less bleeding and postoperative pain. With this advanced electronic cutting device, our small animal surgical team now have the ability to offer your pet shorter anesthesia and post-surgical healing times while decreasing pain, swelling, risk of infection, and blood loss. Please call to find out more about our small animal services and facilities.