Good veterinary care starts with a good examination. In many cases, the quicker a disease or injury is diagnosed, the easier it will be to treat – and getting that diagnosis right is half the battle. That’s why our doctors use the finest tools and years of experience to determine exactly what ails your pet and what sort of treatment will provide them comfort and care. They will thoroughly examine your pet’s heart, lungs, eyes, ears, mouth, joints and skin, paying particular attention to trouble spots and symptomatic areas. Afterwards, they will discuss your pet’s condition with you, answer any questions you may have, and suggest the best course of action to get them happier and healthier.
Vaccinations provide important preventative care for every pet. A vaccine is designed to allow a small, controlled version of a virus into a pet’s system. In order to combat this weak virus, the pet’s immune system produces antibodies that are then prepared to fight off the real virus if your pet ever comes into contact with it. It’s like a practice game for the immune system! The type of vaccines suggested for each pet vary depending on species, and some, like the Rabies vaccine, are required by law. Aside from the Rabies vaccine, Park Avenue Animal Hospital also offers the DA2PP Combo (for Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus), Bordetella (canine cough) and Leptospirosis vaccines for dogs and the FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia) and Feline Leukemia vaccines for cats. Vaccines for other species can vary.
Whether it’s a routine procedure like spaying and neutering or dental cleaning, or something more complex like orthopedic repair, Park Avenue Animal Hospital has the experienced doctors and state-of-the-art facility to deliver top-notch surgical care. Surgery can be a frightening prospect for any owner, but you can rest assured that your pet will be in skilled hands. Though we are equipped to handle most types of surgery, for particularly complex or delicate procedures, we may recommend a specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible.
One of the newest treatments that we provide at Park Avenue Animal Hospital is K-Laser Class IV Therapeutic Laser treatment for advanced pain relief and enhanced tissue repair. Multiple studies have shown that laser therapy can help relieve pain, reduce swelling and inflammation, increase range of motion and ease the healing process for many types of acute and chronic injuries and ailments. The process is safe and easy and has worked wonders for many of our pets.
A good examination is just the beginning. Often, we need to investigate even deeper to find the cause of an illness or injury. That is where our in-house lab comes in, giving us a variety of diagnostic tests to help us diagnose your pet. Because of this convenience, we can complete many of our tests in the span of a regular office visit. Our laboratory includes an ultrasound machine and a digital x-ray machine that provides clear x-rays instantly on our computer screens without the time it once took for development. We also have state-of-the-art monitoring systems that let us monitor the organs and systems of hospitalized pets for any changes or complications. Much of our diagnostic blood work is run in-house as well, allowing our doctors to check your pet’s blood for problems in an effort to catch and treat disease as soon as possible. It’s all part of our mission to get quality care to your pet quickly and efficiently.
A healthy diet is key to a healthy pet. Finding the right pet food for your animal can be a confusing and daunting task. Many store-brand foods, for all their fancy names and flashy packaging, contain fillers and fat – junk food for your pets! Some animals benefit from a special diet, reducing stomach and kidney problems and giving them better digestion and a more comfortable life. At Park Avenue Animal Hospital, we have a variety of food for sale for dogs and cats of all sizes, ages and conditions. Our doctors and staff can help you determine the best food for your pet, as well as how much and how often they should eat. Don’t settle for junk food!
Our pets use their behavior as a way of communicating to us. In some cases, negative behavior, like marking, vocalizing and destruction, can be a cry for help. In other cases, it may just be an issue of temperament or lack of training. Whatever it is, making sure that you and your pet are in sync can go a long way toward improving their quality of life. Our doctors and technicians are experienced in helping you overcome behavior problems with positive reinforcement and, occasionally, with medication. We also offer recommendations for professional trainers and behavior experts that can help even the worst behaving dogs and cats.
Here at Park Avenue Animal Hospital, we have the facilities to keep your pets safe and cared for while you are away. We keep our boarding area limited, which allows our technicians to give each of our guests extra care and attention and keep them all in a comfortable, climate-controlled space. We have enclosures of various sizes, offering space for the smallest Chihuahua and the largest Great Dane and our beautiful fenced-in back yard allows our dogs to get fresh air and exercise in a safe and secure area. And we haven’t forgotten our feline friends! Our cat guests get their own space, separate from the noisy dogs. Their expandable kitty condos offer a stress-free environment with a view of the yard.
We feed Purina Veterinary Diets E/N to our dogs and Hill’s Science Diet Sensitive Stomach and Skin to our cats. These are very palatable foods and good for pets of all ages and dietary requirements. If your animal has a specific diet, we are happy to accommodate their need. We provide bedding and bowls for each of our guests and baths can be requested for an extra fee if you would like your pet to be extra clean and pampered when they come home. We love our boarders at Park Avenue and we treat each and every one of them as part of our family!
Has your fine, furry friend been spending too much time in the mud? Do they need to look their best for an upcoming event? Or perhaps you’re just tired of getting splashed and clawed every time you try to put them in the bathtub at home? Well, we’re happy to help! Our baths include a nail trim, an anal gland expression and an ear cleaning, and we have special, medicated shampoo for animals with skin conditions or parasite infestations. When we’re done, your pet will be clean, pampered and looking their best!