We care about wellness.
To meet the needs of our patients and clients we offer a number of services to help maintain the wellbeing of your animal friends.
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We highly recommend yearly health screens, especially for older animals so any problems can be detected early and treatment can begin right away. If you or your animal find it difficult coming into the clinic, we offer House Call exams.
Clients may prefer house calls over in-clinic appointments because it reduces the stress an animal may experience when being transported to the clinic.
Many clients who have multiple animals find it easier for us to come to them. Some clients may prefer house calls due to a medical condition or disability. We are happy to accommodate our clients and make their companion animal feel more comfortable.
Please note that we do not perform house calls for highly fractious or aggressive animals: for the safety of our staff and patients is it better to have the animal come to the clinic where the environment can be better controlled.
Vaccinations and Titers
A conservative vaccination schedule minimizes the number of vaccines given to any one patient. Often this results in a reduction of health problems for our patients.
By carefully evaluating each animal’s risk of exposure to infectious diseases, we can safely limit the number of vaccines that each patient requires.
At the first annual exam, your pet is evaluated for risk and vaccine requirements. We can also begin measuring immunity in our patients with a simple blood test called a titer. At subsequent annual exams, we re-evaluate and retest titer levels according to your pet’s risks and requirements. As long as titer levels continue to be protective the animal does not need to be vaccinated.
Good nutrition is as important in animals as it is in people to maintain ideal health. We’ll advise you on what the most up-to-date research indicates are the best ways to feed your pets.
Ready-to-use diets including kibble, canned, raw and dehydrated food are all available to you. We’ll also provide detailed information on how make your own if that’s more appropriate for your pet and your lifestyle. We can also help you supplement any diet with vitamins and minerals that will help your pet maintain optimum health.
And, we deliver food for your convenience.
Reiki can be used as a complimentary therapy for any disease, both mental and physical, as well in hospice care during the final stages of life. Reiki treatments are available at Park Avenue Veterinary Services by our on-staff Reiki Master Sarah George.
Through a series of hand positions either directly on or just above the body, the energy worker allows for the flow of energy through their body. The animal’s body then draws off the amount of energy that is required.
Reiki is a Japanese holistic, light-touch, energy-based modality. Working as a support mechanism to the body, Reiki re-establishes a normal energy flow of ki (life force energy) throughout the system, which in turn can enhance and accelerate the body’s innate healing ability.
Please call the clinic for more information and to set up an appointment.
Does your doggie smell a little…doggie?
Whether it’s a full bath or just to tidy up those bushy brows, we keep our grooming appointments stress free and as fun as possible. We offer nail trim services for both cats and dogs, and we offer in-home nail trims.
Please call to learn more about grooming or to schedule an appointment with our groomer. Don’t forget to schedule early for the summer months and holidays!
In keeping with our conservative vaccination policy, we require that your pet has had their annual exam, and that individualized vaccination recommendations have been made for your animal.
Please note that our grooming and boarding services are exclusively for clients of Park Avenue Veterinary Service. If your pet is not a patient at Park Avenue but you would like to have them groomed or boarded with us, please call to schedule an examination.
Campus Estates Animal Hospital http://www.petsandvets.ca/
Thanks to a special partnership with Campus Estates Animal Hospital we offer state-of-the-art surgery and emergency care. Campus Estates’ surgeons use the most up to date surgical procedures. These include Laparoscopic, Endoscopic, and Laser Surgery. Along with fluid therapy during surgery we also use only human-grade aesthetic and pain medication.
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique for viewing the internal structures of the abdomen. A laparoscope (camera) is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen magnifying internal structures of the abdomen to a monitor for a more detailed examination.
Endoscopic: This minimally invasive procedure allows a veterinarian to see inside a pet’s body and, when necessary, take biopsies (tissue samples) without having to perform surgery. Endoscopy is commonly used to examine the inside of the ears, nose, esophagus, colon, bladder, stomach, and other internal organs. Endoscopy can also be used to assist with minimally invasive surgeries and is particularly valuable in retrieving swallowed items.
After-hours 24 hour emergency care is available. Always call the clinic to reach the doctor on call.