East Northport Veterinary Services

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Pet Wellness Care

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Regular examinations are the key to keeping your pet healthy. Wellness exams help us develop a picture of your pet's overall health and are useful for detecting potential medical problems before they become difficult and expensive to treat.

As part of an examination, we check your pet's heart and lungs, test his or her vision and hearing, examine the teeth and oral cavity, look for unusual lumps or swelling and test the joints and muscles for arthritis and swelling. During the exam, we discuss your pet's vaccination needs and ask questions about your pet's behavior, eating habits and other information. At the Veterinary Center of East Northport, we believe that working closely with you is a vital part of your pet's health care.

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Pet Vaccinations

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Along with regular examinations, vaccinations are an essential component of your pet's health care plan. Vaccinations prevent a number of contagious diseases. Without vaccinations, many of these diseases can be fatal. Vaccinating your pet is a must!

Your pet is unique and his or her vaccination requirements are similarly unique. All pets are treated individually and evaluated for risk of disease. Vaccinations are then given accordingly.

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Microchipping

If your pet is lost, you want him or her returned home as quickly as possible. A microchip is an effective way to ensure your pet returns home safely. A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is implanted underneath your pet's skin (usually between the shoulder blades) in a procedure similar to a vaccination. Each microchip is encoded with identifying information about your pet. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips; if your pet is missing, his or her microchip is scanned and the information it contains is used to reunite you and your companion.

The Veterinary Center of East Northport uses the AVID microchip system. Please ask a staff member for more details about microchipping your pet.

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Digital Radiology

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The Veterinary Center of East Northport has invested in the latest veterinary digital radiology machine that takes high-quality, detailed radiographs (x-rays) of your pet. Digital x-rays produce high-quality, accurate images that result in faster, more accurate and and less-stressful diagnosis of your pet's condition.

Radiographs are one of the most important diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. High-quality, detailed x-rays are useful in identifying the location of fractures, pinpointing the size and location of tumors and growths, detecting signs of heart disease and more.

Digital radiology has many benefits for your pet, you and our staff. Our sophisticated digital x-ray equipment produces highly-detailed images that allow our veterinarians to make a more rapid and accurate diagnosis. Because digital x-ray images can be saved on a computer, they can be transmitted quickly by email to outside specialists if a referral or second opinion were necessary. The images can also be saved to a disc and given to you. Digital x-rays are easier and faster to process than traditional film x-rays, resulting in less time on the x-ray table (and less stress) for your pet. The harsh chemicals once necessary for developing x-rays are not needed for digital x-rays, reducing potential harm to our staff and the environment.

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses high-frequency soundwaves to produce real-time moving images of your pet's internal organs. Ultrasound is particularly useful when examining your pet's abdomen and internal organs and is used frequently for pregnancy examinations. The Veterinary Center of East Northport utilizes the expertise of a board-certified veterinary ultrasound specialist for ultrasound procedures, including abdominal ultrasounds and guided biopsies.

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Surgery

Surgery

Your pet's safety and comfort are our highest priority. Our hospital features an advanced surgical suite and we utilize the latest anesthetic and surgical monitoring equipment during each procedure. Dr. Margaret Ullmann has many years experience performing a variety of veterinary surgical procedures, including spay and neuter surgeries, tumor and mass removals and many orthopedic surgical procedures.

During surgery, your pet is kept warm using blankets and heating pads and a trained veterinary technician keeps a close watch over your pet. The more comfortable your pet is during surgery, the less stressful the procedure is, for both you and your pet.

Pain management is a vital part of your pet's intra- and post-operative protocol. Your pet receives pain medication following surgery and we may provide you with additional pain medication to administer at home. Pain management speeds up your pet's recovery and reduces discomfort.

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Dental Care

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Dental care is a vital part of your pet's overall health. Clean teeth and healthy gums do more than just stop bad breath - regular dental cleanings prevent periodontal disease, which can lead to more serious infections. Proper dental care keeps your pet healthy! The Veterinary Center of East Northport has invested in the latest dental diagnostic technology, such as digital dental radiology equipment, in order to provide the best dental care for your pet.

The Veterinary Center of East Northport provides complete veterinary dental cleanings for your pet. During each cleaning, we administer anesthesia based on your pet's individual needs and health history. Our experienced veterinary technicians use the latest veterinary dental equipment when cleaning your pet's teeth. Click here to learn more about your pet's veterinary dental cleaning. We also stress home dental care: following your pet's cleaning, our staff shows you how to brush your pet's teeth at home. This is an added level of prevention and a great way to bond with your pet.

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Laser Therapy

We are proud to offer advanced pain relief therapy. Phototherapeutic lasers are designed to provide pain relief and improved healing time for pets. This is a non-invasive, drug-free therapy that is free of side effects. Laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions:

Laser therapy involves passing a laser beam over your pet's skin, above the area where your pet is experiencing discomfort or inflammation. During therapy, your pet experiences a feeling of warmth and is extremely comfortable and relaxed. Laser therapy causes tissues cells to reproduce and regenerate at a fast rate and reduces the pain associated with injury and inflammation by stimulating natural endorphins in the tissues.

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