Wellness Care, Vaccines, Spays and Neuters - Abbott Valley proudly offers the most up-to-date vaccine protocols for puppies, kittens and adult dogs and cats as published in the American Animal Hospital Association guidelines with particular emphasis on avoiding unnecessary or over vaccination. We tailor each patient’s vaccine program according to their lifestyle.
Laboratory Services - Our in-house laboratory allows quick blood analysis for those critical and injured patients that cannot wait for outside lab services. For those less urgent patients we use Antech Diagnostics or Idexx Laboratories which are accredited outside veterinary diagnostic laboratories. We often have results within 24 hours to help us manage your pets care as efficiently as possible.
Radiology - All radiology services including interpretation are done at our facility. X-rays can be performed on an in-patient or out-patient basis.
Internal Medicine/Cardiology - Mark Stamoulis, DVM, DACVIM performs weekly on site cardiology and internal medicine consultations including echocardiography and abdominal ultrasounds. We also perform ECGs and do telephone consultations with boarded Cardiologists at IDEXX Cardiopet services. This can be done immediately on an emergency basis with instant results, or for more routine cases, with results in 24 hours.
One of our strengths at the Center is interest and skill in handling more complex veterinary conditions such as Diabetes, Cushing’s Disease, Gastrointestinal Diseases Addison’s Disease and Epilepsy. We enjoy working with clients whose pets require more complex and interdisciplinary care. These cases are particularly rewarding for us!
Dermatology - Because Dr. Gifford has had a special interest in treating skin problems for the last 20 years we are proud to offer the highest standard dermatology diagnostics, treatment and long term care for pets with acute and chronic skin problems including food and environmental allergies.
Ophthalmology - Our veterinary staff can diagnose and treat ocular disease during physical exams such as corneal ulcers, uveitis, indolent ulcers, “Cherry Eye” and others. We offer Tonometry for measuring intraocular pressures for the early diagnosis of Glaucoma.
Oncology - We offer diagnostic and chemotherapeutic care for several types of cancer. We also have access to free phone consultations with the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Oncology Staff.
Dentistry - We offer advanced dental prophylaxis and care with our state of the art equipment including dental x-rays. Our services include cleaning, polishing and extracting teeth when necessary based on dental x-rays and thorough oral examination. We use state of the art techniques and pain management in order to provide the gentlest and most efficient dental procedures for your pets.
Surgery - Our staff is skilled in elective (spays and neuters) and non-elective surgery including tumor removals, ACL repairs, intestinal and bladder surgery. For more complex surgical cases we have a boarded veterinary surgeon, Dr. David Clark, who schedules procedures at our practice on an as-needed basis.
Anesthesia - When general anesthesia is required for your pet every precaution is taken to ensure safe induction, monitoring and recovery. In order to minimize any risk we recommend blood work on all patients, abbreviated blood chemistry on patients over 4 years and full blood work on any patient over 8 years of age. This can help detect any underlying disease that might complicate anesthesia metabolism and recovery. All patients are monitored by a dedicated technician throughout their procedure. We also use the most current monitoring equipment available that provides pulse oximetry, EKG, blood pressure and temperature readings. Our patients receive an IV catheter to allow direct access to a vein for fluid therapy and emergency drug administration.
Hospitalization - We offer excellent nursing care and extended stay services.for those pets requiring hospitalization for a procedure or an illness, We have up to date monitoring equipment, an oxygen cage, and IV infusion pumps to help manage difficult medical cases.
Behavioral Problems - We work closely with our clients to help solve problems such as inappropriate urination, aggression, separation anxiety, etc.
Exotic and Reptile Medicine - We see an array of species besides dogs and cats. This includes guinea pigs, rabbits, rodents, turtles and snakes.
Pharmacy - We have a fully stocked pharmacy that includes special order products for those difficult to medicate pets! We stock Pill Pockets for improving ease of medicating as well as medications compounded into liquid or flavor tabs.
Retail Pet Products - We have a lovely line of collars, leashes, toys, treats and seasonal items for your shopping pleasure!
Pain Management - One of the most rewarding recent medical advancements in veterinary medicine has been the development and use of more effective pain control medications. Our staff has attended many Continuing Education courses in this subject. We are now managing acute and chronic pain in more effective ways than ever before.
Microchip Implantation - We offer the Home Again Identification system which can greatly increase your chances of getting that lost or stolen pet back home quickly and safely.
Final Care Services - For that time when the final decision must be made to prevent your pet from suffering we offer euthanasia services with sensitivity and compassion. For after care we use the services of Final Gift. They provide private and group cremation services to our practice with the option for a private on site cremation at their state of the art facility in Cranston, RI.