At Cheshire Animal Hospital all pets undergoing surgery, whether it is a routine spay or neuter or a complicated orthopedic pinning, receive the same level of care. We recommend pre-surgical bloodwork if your pet has not had bloodwork done in the three months prior to surgery. This especially is important if your pet is older than five years or has special health concerns.
Having an annual physical can add years to your pet’s life. These visits give the veterinarian the opportunity to thoroughly examine your pet and to discuss your questions and concerns. It enables them to detect, address and treat many issues before they become problems. Your input is an essential part of these yearly appointments, as no one knows your pet better than you. Your pet cannot tell you “where it hurts” , but with the veterinarian’s knowledge and experience, and your input, these exams can often mean the difference between a long, healthy life and a life time of health problems..
We are proud to offer digital xrays on-site. This allows for instantaneous views of your pet’s xrays with the ability to enlarge, rotate and zoom in on problems we detect. It also gives us the ability to e-mail digital xrays to offer facilities such as emergency centers, research facility, specialty hospitals and board certified radiology consultants. Ultrasound We have on site an ultrasound machine which assists us in doing guided cystocentesis (removing sterile urine from the bladder through a needle) and pregnancy testing. We have a board-certified ultrasonographer who comes to Cheshire Animal Hospital on a regular schedule to perform ultrasonography, endoscopy and echocardiology if your pet requires these services. Allergy testing We will take a complete history of your pet’s environment, diet and previous treatment modality and medications to determine if the symptoms being seen are due to any of these factors. We can then submit blood samples to an outside lab that specializes in the detection and treatment of allergens.