VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital

Video Otoscopy

At VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital we offer Video Otoscopy.  

Video Otoscopy uses a specialized fiberoptic otoscope to provide a detailed, magnified image of the external ear canal and eardrum of dogs and cats.  The image is superior to that which we can obtain with a traditional otoscope.  Additionally, the equipment allows for a careful and thorough cleaning of debris and infection deep in the ear canal and minimizes risk due to the excellent visualization of the ear canal and tympanic membrane during the irrigation procedure.  Instruments may be passed through the otoscope and used to obtain tissue and fluid samples and to remove debris and foreign material.  

Video Otoscopy may be performed in an awake patient in most cases, allowing us to share a detailed view of your pet's ear canal and document the condition of the ear before and after treatment.  Irrigation, biopsies and other procedures are performed with sedation or anesthesia.  

Signs of an ear problem in dogs and cats may include pawing or rubbing at the ear, head-shaking, a head tilt, a foul odor from the ear, redness and/or swelling of the ear flap, and crying when the head or ear is touched.  


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital. 

VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital provides 24 hour care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Emergency veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day. 

We provide the highest standard in veterinary  emergency and critical care services.  We have on-site oxygen support, canine and feline blood products for transfusion, and critical care monitoring equipment such as ECG, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure.  Our critical care diagnostic equipment includes a full in-house laboratory, with coagulation profiles and blood gas analysis; a point-of-care ultrasound unit; and digital radiography with stat interpretations by board-certified radiologists.  We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures.  We provide the highest standards of pain management.  Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostic ultrasound and endoscopy, are available. 

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.