Small Animal Chiropractic Services
Dr. Brittney Evans has completed animal chiropractic school with Options for Animals: College of Animal Chiropractic out of Wellsville, KS. We are excited to be able to offer chiropractic services here at Creekside Veterinary Clinic, and Dr. Brittney will be seeing small and large animal chiropractic patients on Fridays. Here is what you can expect when considering chiropractic care.
- Initial exam and history obtained, with discussion about chiropractic care and expectations.
- Gait Analysis
- Posture Analysis
- Spinal Temperature
- Static Palpation
- Motion Palpation
- Goals of chiropractic care
Microchipping your pet should be an important consideration in a wellness program. The microchip itself is the size of a grain of rice and is implanted in between the shoulder blades under the skin. Since microchipping can be painful, we recommend doing it while your pet is under anesthesia for other surgical procedures.
The microchip is relatively low cost and includes free registration of your pet’s 10-digit microchip number on the registry website. If your pet is ever lost, the microchip can be searched by using a microchip scanner. Most animal shelters and veterinary clinics will scan for a microchip is a lost pet is found.
Nutrition is a vital aspect in your pet’s health. A good diet can prevent different problems such as allergies, skin and coat disorders, nutritional deficiencies and obesity.
While choosing an appropriate and healthy diet can be difficult, we are here to ease the burden. There are different factors to look at when choosing a food. They include:
- Age of animal (Baby vs Adult vs Senior)
- Size of animal (Small Breed vs Large Breed)
- Medical conditions- There are foods with specific ingredients that can help with medical conditions.
We offer two different types of pet food. The first is Hill’s which is a high-quality food company that offers a large variety of regular food and prescription diets. The second is IVET, another high-quality food that is only sold by veterinary clinics. IVET is a small company based in Kansas. All ingredients come from North America and have never been recalled.
Radiography & Ultrasonography
Occasionally there will be times when your pet will need to be x-rayed to determine illnesses, fractures or to rule out other possible diagnoses. Radiography can provide valuable information regarding a pet’s skeletal (bones) system, digestive (stomach, intestines, colon) system, respiratory (lungs) system, cardiac (heart) system, and genitourinary (bladder and reproductive) system.
We offer state of the art digital radiography that will help determine a quicker diagnosis. These x-rays will be examined by the veterinarian. The veterinarian may then order other diagnostic tests to complete a diagnosis.
While taking x-rays, the animal must lay completely still to achieve a clear, crisp x-ray that can be read easily. In some cases, a short-acting sedation may be necessary.
An ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure that uses ultrasonic sound waves to examine a pet’s internal organs or to check for pregnancy. It can be used to detect fluid, cysts, tumors and abscesses.
Introducing the HT Vista: A new cancer screening tool that helps veterinarians identify malignancies early within minutes, significantly improving the survival rate for many patients.
We are excited to now have the opportunity to help provide a critical, life-saving service to our pet owners and deliver better outcomes for our patients with this new cancer screening tool.
Call us to today to schedule an appointment to get those worrisome lumps looked at for your 4-legged friend.
We offer laser therapy for animals of all sizes. Laser therapy is a versatile service that has many health benefits. Laser therapy has been proven to help alleviate pain and inflammation and to stimulate nerve and cell regeneration. It helps reduce healing time from surgery and may decrease the need for additional medications.
Laser therapy can treat a variety of conditions. They include:
- Degenerative joint/disc disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Dermatology disorders such as hot spots and acral lick granulomas
- Acute and chronic otitis
- Post-operative healing
- Acute traumas such as sprains
While we offer many different services at Creekside Veterinary Clinic, there will be an occasional need for a specialty referral. Different specialties may include oncologists, ophthalmologists, neurologists, and board certified surgeons. The specialists will have more advanced training and equipment.
Be assured that although your pet may be referred elsewhere, we will remain involved in all future care.
An unfortunate part of pet ownership is having to say goodbye. While this can be a difficult and emotional process, we strive to make it as easy as possible for the pet and owner. At our clinic, we have a larger examination room designated as the grieving room. This room has quick access to the parking lot for grieving owners. If preferred, the euthanasia can be performed at home.
Cremation options can be discussed prior to the euthanasia. We have a crematory service available.