COVID Updates: We are limiting the number of people entering the hospital. All visitors must be escorted into the building by a staff member. Please text us upon arrival. Our exam rooms are limited to 2 pet owners at a time and we are utilizing curbside care for many services. We ask for your patience as we strive to keep you, your pets and our staff safe and healthy.

Pet of the Month – Luke

Patient Corner, Pet of the month -

This handsome boys name is Luke. He is an 11 year old, Maine Coone whom had not been feeling well and recently presented for vomiting. Upon examination it was discovered that Luke had extensive inflammation in his mouth, a symptom consistent with stomatitis. Stomatitis is an immune mediated condition causing painful inflammation of the gum tissue. A dental cleaning and biopsy of his gum tissue confirmed the diagnosis. Unfortunately, Luke was still having problems a few weeks following his dental cleaning. A recheck oral examination under anesthesia appeared everything to be normal, however an endoscopy of his esophagus revealed a stricture, or narrowing in the upper part of the esophagus. The stricture was dilated with a “bougie,” a balloon like tube that is slowly filled with water to open up the stricture. Esophageal strictures are rare in cats and it is unknown exactly why Luke’s developed. Since the procedure, Luke has begun to improve and is on the road to recovery. Congratulations Luke on being this month’s Pet of the Month.

Update To Our COVID Protocols

We continue to monitor COVID-19 and the best way to keep everyone safe and healthy.  Due to the Omicron variant and increased number of cases our local community is experiencing, we will close our lobby and return to 100% curbside care effective immediately. Our industry is experiencing unprecedented staffing shortages and the need to preserve our staffing levels has influenced this decision. We will continue to monitor the progress of COVID and adjust our protocols accordingly. We are ready to care for your pet and ensure extra snuggles and TLC during their visit.

Please text us when you arrive for your appointment – the number is on our building and signs.