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WELLNESS AND PREVENTIVE CARE
VACCINES / HEARTWORM / LYME / FLEA & TICK / INTESTINAL PARASITES
Wellness and preventive care tailored to each pet's lifestyle is critical to ensuring the best quality of life for the longest time.
Wellness plans include appropriate and strategic vaccinations, routine testing appropriate to geographical location and phase of life, and preventative medications for fleas, ticks, and heartworm.
There are a variety of options available to meet the needs of each and every pet and family.
Here is a list of some of the surgical services we perform:
- pyometra/cesarean section
- mass/tumor removals or biopsy
- perineal urethrostomy/otomy
- ocular/ophthalmic surgery
- gastrotomy, enterotomy, resection & anastomosis of bowel
- ear canal ablation
- declaw when appropriate/necessary
- oral surgery
- soft palate resection
- feeding tube placement
- excision of nares for brachycephalic pets
- FHO (femoral head ostectotomy)
- amputation of limb if appropriate/necessary
- limited IM pinning for fractures
- anal gland surgery
- wound surgery and management
*Any procedures not performed in-house will be referred to a board-certified veterinary surgeon. You also always have the option to seek a board-certified surgeon of your choice for any surgical service on your pet if you desire.
SPAY / NEUTER / SOFT TISSUE / LIMITED ORTHOPEDICS / OPHTHALMIC
We offer a wide variety of soft tissue and some orthopedic surgical services at Derry Animal Hospital.
Dr. Crescenzi has a particular interest in surgery and has nearly a decade of experience in performing operations and procedures on a variety of pets in routine and emergency situations.
Feel free to discuss your questions about specific services we provide and our plan for before, during, and after your pet's operation. Our comprehensive approach to tailoring the surgical plan to the individual allows us to work towards the best possible outcome with each procedure.
CLEANING / POLISHING / EXTRACTIONS / FLUORIDE TREATMENT / MASS REMOVALS
Though most of our pets do not brush and floss regularly, oral and dental health is as important to their bodies as it is to ours.
At Derry Animal Hospital we use a high-grade ultrasonic scaler and a professional polishing unit for giving pets clean and healthy smiles. We also have an electronic high-speed drill for more complicated dental procedures when needed. We use the OraVet product line of sealants and dental chews to add that finishing touch to our comprehensive dental cleanings.
Our goal by end of 2018 is to have digital dental radiology available to complete our dental care offerings.
Since animals are heavily sedated or anesthetized for all dental cleanings and procedures, our team takes appropriate precautions to maximize the safety for your pet. They are screened and monitored before, during, and after and pets can typically expect to go home the same day as their dental procedure.
BLOOD PRESSURE / EKG / PULSE OX / ETC
When it comes to providing modern, thorough, evidence-backed care to your pet, the proper tools are critical to get the job done right. We use high-quality, state-of-the-art anesthetic and vital sign monitoring equipment.
We're able to provide several on-the-spot diagnostic tests in the clinic without having to send pets out and have owners traveling to get answers. This includes blood and urine testing, fluid and cell sample analysis, digital radiology, and more. Having diagnostics available in the clinic allows more comprehensive evaluation and monitoring of your pet's condition so we can better direct treatment or management of disease.
We refer to regional board-certified specialists for any testing or treatment beyond the means of what we can do here in the hospital or when cases require.
Don't worry! At Derry Animal Hospital we are dedicated to continuing the tradition of cost-conscious care and look to these additional tools to be able to help us better streamline our treatment plans without racking up unnecessary costs. Ask for details.
STATE OF THE ART IN-HOUSE LABORATORY
CBC / CHEMISTRY / T4 / PHENOBARB LEVELS / URINALYSIS / ETC
We offer full in-house laboratory services to allow us to get answers in just minutes!
Complete blood counts, chemistry panels, electrolyte readings, and urine analysis are just a few of the capabilities of the new systems.
For dogs we recommend the 4DX Plus test annually to check for Lyme Disease, Heartworm Disease, Erlichia, and Anaplasmosis. In many cats we recommend routine screening for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (Feline AIDS) and Heartworm Disease.
Also, we will be able to run tests like thyroid and phenobarbital levels in minutes when we used to have to wait days to know if medications were working as they should.
Our pre-op and sick-pet lab testing will now predominantly be performed on the spot. This allows us a cost-effective and convenient method to get the answers we need fast and help us carry out a diagnostic and treatment plan best suited to your pet's needs.
We also have paired up with Idexx Laboratories to provide you with great wellness packages at discounted rates. These packages provide comprehensive health screening at great prices and are tailored for a pet's species and age category. Wellness testing allows us to monitor and catch disease processes very early on to ensure quick action is taken to manage or cure the disease process.
Any of the staff will be happy to talk to your further about the services we can provide and the fees associated with them.
DIGITAL RADIOLOGY NOW AVAILABLE!
ULTRASOUND COMING SOON
Derry Animal Hospital is excited to provide digital radiology services.
Digital X-ray allows us a cost and time efficient method to get top-quality images to help with evaluating your pet's internal condition. Radiographs are usually the first line of imaging performed to screen your pet's body and evaluate the soft tissues and bony structures. X-rays can help us see things like fractures/dislocations, tumors, intestinal blockages, fluid in the lungs/chest or abdomen, pneumonia, heart enlargement, organ enlargement, bladder stones, arthritis, etc.
Our new DR50 Radiology machine is a top-of-the-line imaging system with some of the lowest x-ray emissions of commercial veterinary radiology machines available on the market. It boasts high quality images that can be viewed and even shared with owners.
We plan to add ultrasound in late 2018 to early 2019.
Ultrasound is like a real-time camera into the body where we can see the insides of the organs in 2-D cross section. This allows an even more in-depth assessment of individual organs than on X-ray seen in real time. Ultrasound can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions and find things like fluid, tumors, mineralization, shunts, etc. It will be an amazing tool to help round out a complete diagnostic arsenal for the clinic.