Compassionate Veterinary Care for Your Pet
During your pet's annual wellness exam, Dr. Bouchard will perform a complete physical examination, including looking at your pet's eyes, ears, mouth, skin, and teeth. She will also listen to your pet's heart, as well as assess neurological and gastrointestinal systems for any signs of abnormalities.
Endocrinology is a branch of medicine specializing in hormonal imbalances. Pets with endocrine disorders can display a multitude of signs, including:
- Increased drinking and urinating
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Excessive panting
- Recurrent infections
Endoscopy is a non-invasive diagnostic tool used to help diagnose conditions such as chronic diarrhea, chronic vomiting, or weight loss. It can also be used when trying to locate and remove swallowed foreign objects.
A specialist comes to Summeridge Animal Clinic to perform this procedure in house. A flexible scope is inserted through your pet's mouth or rectum to examine your pet's stomach or colon.
Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with the nervous system, your pet's brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Back or neck pain, head tilts, seizures, paralysis of the back legs or all four legs, and difficulty walking are signs of a neurological problem. By performing a comprehensive exam, which includes a neurological assessment, the problem can be localized to a particular area of the body. Sometimes referral to a specialist is necessary for specialized diagnostics, such as an MRI, and corresponding treatment.
Summeridge Animal Clinic values the trust our clients place in us in caring for their pets. If your pet requires additional care after a procedure, we are able to offer hospitalization and follow-up care.
Contact us today with any questions or to schedule your pet's next appointment.