What We Do
When your pet receives regular wellness exams, vaccinations, proper dental care, and screening for common diseases, he or she has a much better chance of living a long, healthy and happy life.
At Edgfield Animal clinic, we place a strong emphasis on preventive care, but despite our very best efforts, a beloved pet may still develop an illness or be injured. Our internal medicine and surgical expertise, as well as advanced diagnostics, ensure that your pet will receive a quick and accurate diagnosis. We will then explain that diagnosis to you as well as the various treatment options.
Please take a look at the services we offer and learn why we believe they are important to the care and well-being of your pet.
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Wellness Care for your Pets
Prevention is the key to your pet's long term health. This approach also minimizes the lifetime cost of care. We recommend routine wellness exams, vaccinations, regular lab work, as well as medications to prevent heartworm, fleas and ticks.
Most tests can be done during your dog or cat's regular exam. This is our chance to get to know your pet, assess his or her overall health, discuss any changes we see, educate and update you on advances in veterinary care, and for you to bring up any concerns or questions you may have.
-Examine your pet’s teeth, throat, and oral cavity
– Check your pet’s vision and examine the eyes
-Examine the ears for infection, ear mites, allergic reaction and other related health issues
-Examine your pet’s respiratory system
-Assess your pet’s heart
-Test your pet’s reflexes
-Palpate lymph nodes and abdomen
-Inspect the skin
-Palpate joints and muscles for arthritis and other orthopedic conditions
-Tests to evaluate the function of internal organs, blood, and other systems
Dr. Ali is a trained, skilled and experienced veterinary surgeon. He approaches this aspect of his profession with a deep sense of compassion for all animals. Dr. Ali has more than 12 years’ experience in the veterinary field.
Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step we take is to discuss with you why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We also provide information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.
We believe it is in the best interests of our clients’ pets for us to offer as wide an array of surgical services from our facility as possible. It is important for you and your pet to receive care in a friendly and welcoming facility from people you both have come to know in order to reduce stress and promote healing.
Soft Tissue Surgery
We offer a range of soft tissue surgeries that include, but are not limited to:
* Spays and Neuters
* Bladder Stone Removal
* Mass Removals
* Cesarean section
* Laceration repair
* exploratory laparotomy
* Orthopedic surgery procedures we perform in-house include:
* Minor Fracture Repairs
* IM Pinning
* Limb Amputations
Anesthesia & Monitoring
Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is of the utmost importance to us and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of veterinary medicine. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia care system.
At Edgefield, your pet will be cared for with the highest-quality anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring protocols by our skilled professionals. We use Isoflurane one of the safest anesthetics available.
Prior to surgery, your pet will be examined and a pre-surgical blood screen will be performed. The results of these tests and your pet’s past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age will be used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.
While under anesthesia your pet will be cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and oxygen level.
Pain Management for your Pet:
We all know that pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on the body.
Pain slows healing, decreases activity, and causes behavioral changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression). Pain worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. It interferes with the bond between you and your pet.
As your pet is being discharged from the hospital, we provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have once your pet has returned home.
When to Seek Emergency Veterinary Care
The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for a pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek out emergency care for your pet:
* Difficulty breathing
* Acute abdominal swelling
* Electric shock
* Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
* Excessive bleeding
* Excessive coughing
* Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
* Repetitive and prolonged seizures
* Snake bites
* High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
* Unable to urinate or defecate
* high or low blood Glucose.