VCA Stoney Creek Animal Hospital

Preventive Medicine

The cornerstone of good, preventive care begins with an annual or semi-annual examination. Owners certainly know their pets best and we rely heavily on your observations to help us care for your pets as they can not verbalize what problems they may have. As veterinarians, we are trained to detect more subtle changes and problems that might otherwise be overlooked. It is not uncommon for us to detect ear, skin or dental infections, heart murmurs or growths or tumors that may have been unnoticed at home. Our examinations and observations are among the most important things that we do in maintaining health and preventing disease in your pets.

Annual Blood Profiles and Heartworm Tests

Just as your doctor may order blood tests on you to evaluate your liver and kidneys and check such as things as your cholesterol level and blood sugar to check for diabetes; we advise annual blood testing on your pets to check for many of the same problems. Finding and initiating treatment EARLY, before a major crisis occurs is the best type of preventive medicine. Blood testing gives us the information we need to do this.

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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

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

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