Surgery Procedures include spays, neuters, declaws, and growth removals with appointments available two days a week. These procedures can be performed with a laser and most do not require overnight hospitalization.
Laser Technology A CO2 laser can be used for all surgeries in place of a traditional scalpel blade to minimize the tearing, crushing, and bruising of tissue. This allows for less pain, bleeding, swelling, and redness post-operatively helping your pet feel more comfortable and reducing the risk of infection.
Dental Prophylaxis ultrasonic dental scaling and polishing removes years of plaque and tarter build up restoring healthy teeth and gums, reducing mouth odors, and helps to prevent serious internal issues such as kidney, liver, and heart disease. The state of the art dental scaler used at BGVC is designed with a new technology that creates significantly less heat and will not damage the tooth enamel as some ultrasonic scalers can. We also use a reciprocating, air powered polisher which does not produce heat. A high speed drill is used for complicated extractions if needed.
Radiology An in-house x-ray machine provides rapid insight to possible structural and internal damages, abnormalities, or obstructions and proves to be a very useful diagnostic tool.
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Dr. Wittke is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and endorser of alternative and integrative medicine. This ancient Chinese approach can be used towards many medical problems including pain, immune deficiency, internal organ dysfunction, and muscular issues. His continuing education continues to broaden the scope of alternatives for treatment of each individual patient.
In-House and Overnight Lab Analysis In-house labwork can be utilized for Pre-Anesthetic Blood Panels, Glucose, Lasercyte CBC, Heartworm, Feline Leukemia/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, and Parvovirus for results in minutes to quickly begin treatment and to minimize overnight hospitalization. Other panels and lab diagnostic needs are analyzed through an outside lab with results often returning within one business day.
Video Otoscopy A video otoscope (VetScope) allows for a more thorough ear examination and cleaning for advanced infections and blockages. The otoscope projects video onto a large computer screen capturing images from the external canal to the tympanic membrane (ear drum). Attachments to this otoscope allow the ear drum to be pierced to treat and infuse medication into the middle and inner ear if needed.
Boarding All individuals are welcome to board with us anytime. Dogs are let out three times a day to run in our exercise yard and are housed in spacious runs and cages. We invite clients to bring any food, toys, treats, or blankets to make their pets feel more comfortable while away from home. Space is limited so advance notice is required especially during the summer, holidays, and school breaks.
Find more in depth information regarding the above procedures, techniques, and services on our Client Education page.